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Nguyen Vu CongCan't find Mask Shape
by on Feb 2, 2013 at 10:01:37 am

I'm using AE CS4 and I can't find Mask Shape anywhere in Masks menu, there's only Mask Path and they are completely different. Please tell me where can I find it. Thanks.


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Todd KoprivaRe: Can't find Mask Shape
by on Feb 2, 2013 at 4:36:13 pm

Mask Path and Mask Shape are the same thing.

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Nguyen Vu CongRe: Can't find Mask Shape
by on Feb 3, 2013 at 1:04:21 am

Err I don't think so. When I try to stop watch Mask Path the shape of the Mask is the same for every keyframes, and the only thing that changes is the position of the mask


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Vishesh AroraRe: Can't find Mask Shape
by on Feb 3, 2013 at 10:44:37 am

Nguyen

When I try to stop watch Mask Path the shape of the Mask is the same for every keyframes, and the only thing that changes is the position of the mask


The problem is you have your mask selected when you are trying to move the vertices of Mask.

Make sure you just have your Layer selected and not the Mask. Then you can change the shape of mask.

See the image below and you will get to know why you are suffering with this:

Selecting the Mask



You can see that the Mask is selected and not the layer.

In this case the Vertices look like small square and you can't select them individually. That is why you ate changing the position on the whole mask and not just the vertex.


Selecting the layer that has a mask



In this case the Layer is selected and not the mask.

Notice that the Vertices now are not square but circular in shape. You can now animate the vertices individually.

Hope this may help.

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