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Joseph ChangMasking Beam Effect
by on Apr 12, 2010 at 10:54:18 pm

Hello, I have a beam that I created from a solid and effect > beam and it shoots out of my eyes, but it passes through my arm as it shoots out, so I want to mask the beam when it passes through my arm. When I try to draw a mask on the beam on mask mode: add, the mask only covers a tiny part of the beam that I didn't want to mask. I think it has to do with the fact that I'm trying to mask a comp. size solid...

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Michael SzalapskiRe: Masking Beam Effect
by on Apr 13, 2010 at 1:18:36 pm

You're right. It does have to do with the mask. Masking occurs before effects so, you must precompose before you apply masks if you want them to properly effect a layer.
This page talks about precomposing.

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Joseph ChangRe: Masking Beam Effect
by on Apr 13, 2010 at 7:05:51 pm

Okay, that makes lots of sense thanks!

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