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james bachaloWhy does a bezier curve sometimes paste as a mask, other times as keyframes?
by on Jun 3, 2011 at 11:29:25 am

Hi
Beginners question. Trying to apply a bezier path on the clipboard to the XY coordinates of a TrapcodeParticular Effect on a Solid.

I select the 'Position XY' under 'Emitter', then paste my bezier curve. Sometimes I can get it to paste correctly as keyframes, but mostly I just end up creating a new mask.
Puzzled...


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Brian CharlesRe: Why does a bezier curve sometimes paste as a mask, other times as keyframes?
by on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:41:04 pm

If the layer is selected, pasting will produce a mask. If the position property is selected (in most cases) you will past a motion path.

Select the XY coordinates in Particular an paste.



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Eric HolzapfelRe: Why does a bezier curve sometimes paste as a mask, other times as keyframes?
by on Oct 11, 2011 at 2:14:11 am

Hello,

Do you mean "Select the XY coordinates in Particular an paste." or

Select the XY coordinates in Position and paste?

I am having a similar challenge with layer coordinates and comp coordinates.

I have created a mask path - which follows the coordinates I like (not sure if it is comp coordinates or
layer coordinates!) When I copy this path, and paste it into the position of my object, a ball, the
path (?) is offset from the place where I would like the path for the ball to be.

I want the ball to follow several linear paths, from point a, to b, to c, to d, etc. I want the ball to
stop at a point, wait, and then continue, following the next path to the next point.

I have masks on a layer that I want the ball to follow. I have been trying to copy the mask a path at a time. As soon as I paste the second path into the position layer of the ball, it blows all the previous
coordinates, and moves them all away from what I would like to be the origin.

I must be missing something, as I see this done all the time in Apple Motion, and even After Effects.

any ideas or tips on this??

eric as "eholz1"

Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop


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