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James MannesAfter Effects - problems with masking???
by on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:09:00 pm

I will try and explain this clearly...
I am making a jump effect, so I am making myself jump.
I masked myself, clicked in the transform tab "rotation" and "position"
and then I moved myself up into the sky. Except, it didn't look right, because the size was too big when I made . So I tried clicking on each key frame I had made, selected the mask, and made it smaller. Except, instead of changing the size on each key frame, it just changes the size of the mask altogether! So if I go back to the beginning of the scene, the mask is too small, I take it to the original size again, but the size is then too big for when I fly into the sky.

So each key frame I have made (of me jumping higher into the sky), I want the mask to get smaller.
Thanks :D

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Abraham ChaffinRe: After Effects - problems with masking???
by on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:11:25 pm

You might try this tutorial on rotoscoping:


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Todd KoprivaRe: After Effects - problems with masking???
by on Aug 28, 2010 at 3:29:08 am

I'll give you the same answer that I gave you on the other forum where you asked this question:

If you want to scale and transform an entire mask, but have the change only apply to one keyframe, make sure that just one Mask Path keyframe is selected, and then free-transform the whole mask path.

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James MannesRe: After Effects - problems with masking???
by on Aug 29, 2010 at 6:24:22 am

It didn't work for me...
But I did find out how to do it.
I had to click Scale Path, as well as Position Path.

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