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Pedro AmaralOutline Mode
by on Jun 7, 2013 at 5:24:49 pm


I am looking for a way to visualize an entire comp in Outline mode (like the Cmd/Ctrl+Y in Adobe Illustrator) or some sort of wireframe mode that could reveal all the masks on every single layer.

I am aware of a Wireframe mode in AE but it only shows the masks on the selected layer and it has this annoying bounding box with a cross on it. The only way around would be hiding a layer or reducing its opacity and just selecting the layer, but again you can only see the masks on a single selected layer.

Is there any plugin/script out there that could help me out with this?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Outline Mode
by on Jun 7, 2013 at 7:35:24 pm

Sorry, but AE can't do that. If you have video footage, you will see it as a rectangle in the wireframe mode.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Pedro AmaralRe: Outline Mode
by on Jun 7, 2013 at 7:43:08 pm

Thank you for your reply.

Yes I know about the rectangle it is something like an image on Illustrator in Outline mode. Anyway I mentioned if there would be a way to make it work on masks only.

I guess I will have to do it by having all the masks I need on one layer and use it as a outline reference for all the other layers.

Thank you for your time and reply.

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