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Jason HarveyMask on Grid Effect not working
by on Oct 15, 2009 at 8:28:33 pm

AE CS3 --
I simply want to mask on a grid.
I am using the grid effect applied to a solid.
I have also tried precomposing before applying the mask.
What gives?
For some reason it will not work. Is this a weird bug or am I missing something here?

Thanks for any help.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Mask on Grid Effect not working
by on Oct 15, 2009 at 8:38:05 pm

Precompose it.

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Todd KoprivaRe: Mask on Grid Effect not working
by on Oct 15, 2009 at 8:45:09 pm

My guess is that you didn't choose Move All Attributes Into The New Composistion when you precomposed the layer with the effect.

Remember that the order of operations for non-vector layers is masks, effects, transformations. So in general a mask is not going to apply to the effects, because they come later. That's why you need to precompose---to change the rendering order.

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