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Jim Dodson
Hide a mask?
on Jan 7, 2011 at 5:45:29 pm

I have four masks on a layer.

Is there any way to hide 3 of the masks so I can just work on the one without seeing the others?

Jim Dodson

8 Core Intel -- Mac - OSX


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Kevin Camp
Re: Hide a mask?
on Jan 7, 2011 at 6:02:59 pm

you can change how the masks effect the layer, but you'll still see the actual paths.

in the mask properties there is a drop down that you could set to 'none' for the mask operation.

or, you could set the mask opacity property to zero.

if you need to further distinguish between paths, you can also set the color for the path by clicking the color chip for the mask (default is normally red) and choosing a new color.

there is also a preference to automatically cycle mask colors as they are created in the appearance preference.

Kevin Camp
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John Cuevas
Re: Hide a mask?
on Jan 7, 2011 at 6:21:08 pm

Open up the masks and lock the ones you want to hide. Then under Layer > Masks, the bottom option is to "Hide Locked Masks"

Johnny Cuevas, Editor


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Jim Dodson
Re: Hide a mask?
on Jan 7, 2011 at 6:35:24 pm

Koooool!!

Thanks, Johny!

Jim Dodson

8 Core Intel -- Mac - OSX


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Hide a mask?
on Jan 8, 2011 at 12:41:07 am

Just so that you'll know how to find this kind of thing next time:

Note how this search in After Effects Help for 'hide masks' pulls up the answer that John gave.

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