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Jesse MasonCopying Mask Points
by on Feb 23, 2016 at 7:47:32 pm

Got a simple question but I haven't had any luck finding an answer.

Is there any way to copy points of a mask without copying the whole mask?
I rotoscoped part of a comp but after adding another element to the composition, all the mask points that I didn't bother animating need to be animated. I'd like to be able to do this without having to change all of the other mask points I've already masked.

An a related note, does anyone have any tips about what to do with excess mask points? I rotoscoped some hair flying around, which required many mask points, but later when the hair lies flat, I have a bunch of extra points rounding the head. Is there an easy way to smooth them out?

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Copying Mask Points
by on Feb 24, 2016 at 1:03:05 pm

Use more than one mask - this way if objects or parts of objects overlap and need more points that later become useless then you do not need to struggle to keep a clean shape.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Jesse MasonRe: Copying Mask Points
by on Feb 24, 2016 at 5:51:51 pm

Oh doi. Seems obvious now that you point it out. Thanks!

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