Targeting masks for animation


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Targeting masks for animation

I want to show you a few more tricks in using masks. We are going to start off with a couple issues you may run into while animating masks that will drive you crazy if you don't know what's going on. Let's say you've created the mask shape and you'd like to animate this mask over time, to say maybe go to another flower, follow movement, etc. First thing you need to do is type M to reveal the mask path and then enable the animation stopwatch for your mask path. Now I can't see anything else on the frame, because I've masked out the rest of the frame. So I'm going to double-click the layer, open up the Layer panel, and now I can see what else is in my frame.

I've got the Render switch turned off so I can see other objects. Let's say for sake of argument later in time like around one second, I want this mask shape to transfer over to one of these other flowers. If I was going to accomplish that by merely transforming or otherwise editing this mask, it...

Targeting masks for animation
Video duration: 3m 13s 2h 36m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Targeting masks for animation provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 05: Creating Transparency

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