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Matthew Goldfinch
Mask Shape/Path in AE 7.0
on May 1, 2010 at 3:08:41 pm


Before helping me, I would suggest someone watch the tutorial I am trying so they understand better. I am using After Effects 7.0, and I am trying to follow Andrew Kramer's "104. Shatterize" tutorial here >

I am upto the part about adding a mask to the text, I presume he is ussing AE CS5 or CS4. He is key-framing the Mask Path, while I only have Mask Shape. Later on you have to remove the key-frames of the Mask Path so that the text is cut up into 12 different sections. But when I go to remove the key-frames of the Mask Shape, I end up with 12 masks in the same top position. I didnt explain this very well, I am sorry.

-Matt G

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Todd Kopriva
Re: Mask Shape/Path in AE 7.0
on May 1, 2010 at 4:19:49 pm

The name changed from 'Mask Shape' to 'Mask Path'. They're the same thing.

There's detailed information here about animating mask paths.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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