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Jake Kranz
animating a mask
on Aug 14, 2017 at 11:32:20 pm

Hi I must be doing something wrong , but after masking out a subject, I wanted to animate it with key frames, when I drag it, the entire canvas moves. i can't seem to move the subject itself from the mask.
tia.
Jake


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Steve Bentley
Re: animating a mask
on Aug 14, 2017 at 11:56:15 pm

You might have to double click the mask in the viewport to get it out of scale mode so you can access each point. Does it have the classic scaling dots at the 4 corners and compass points?
Is it locked by chance (hitting L by accident will do that )
Have you set an initial key frame on the path attribute? If you don't, every change will be the new and forever shape of the mask.



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Jake Kranz
Re: animating a mask
on Aug 15, 2017 at 12:39:40 am

Thanks for the quick response. Yes it does have the frame and dots around the entire canvas. i did double c;ick and it opened the layer in a separate tab. I tried rotoscoping the subject and the rest of the image was black (except the subject), I again tried to move the subject and the dots moved and the shape of the subject moved, but not the subject itself. You can tell i'm new at this but it's very frustrating. Thanks again!
Jake


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