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Phillip ThurmondMask duration
by on Jul 17, 2010 at 9:32:43 pm

I feel like this may be a very stupid question, but I haven't been able to find it in the tutorials I've been following.

I am using an animated mask to color correct the sunlight coming in through a door that is opened and shut during a scene. I'm using a mask wich has a keyframe for each frame the door is open and it looks great. Problem is, I don't need the mask after the door is shut. How do I limit a mask to a certain number of frames in a clip? Thanks.


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Andy GeorgeRe: Mask duration
by on Jul 18, 2010 at 2:31:46 am

Hi Phillip,

The easiest method is to just split your layer at the point where you no longer need the mask. Under EDIT>SPLIT LAYER. The shortcut is CMND+SHIFT+D if your on a mac.

Then just delete the mask from the 2nd layer.

-Andy George
Senior Editor

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marcel oomsRe: Mask duration
by on Jul 19, 2010 at 10:42:08 am

I always just keyframe the mask position and then drag it off the screen to make sure I don't get a bunch of unorganized layers

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