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Rick Bruins
Moving Mask separate from background
on Aug 16, 2011 at 7:49:13 pm

Hey Guys,

I made a sqaure shape and on that shape i made a text-mask. I want to move the sqaure shape from left to right to the center on the screen and i want the to animated the mask from right to left to the center on the screen as well.

Everything works out...kinda. The only thing is i cant animated the mask individual because it goes along with the shape? Does someone know what i can do?


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Moving Mask separate from background
on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:25:29 pm

I'm not quite understanding the structure of your project. YOU can see what you're doing, so I'm sure it makes sense to you.

It sounds to me like you should be using another layer as a Track Matte to create your matte effect rather than just a mask. See this [link] for more info.

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Rick Bruins
Re: Moving Mask separate from background
on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:52:56 pm

Spot on! Nice thanks:)


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Moving Mask separate from background
on Aug 16, 2011 at 9:11:00 pm

Use a square solid track matte instead.

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


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