Creating masks with objects


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Creating masks with objects

Using objects as masks is a common motion graphic technique, and in Motion it's very simple to achieve. Let's see what we have in our project by pressing F5 to open up the Project pane, and you'll notice we have two groups. Open up the Background Graphic and you'll notice we have a QuickTime. That's just a motion graphic background that we'll be creating later in the Filters chapter. Let's look in the Lines group and you'll see we have three separate Rectangles. Go ahead and hit Play so we can see what the animation looks like. Just so you know, these sliding rectangles we'll be building later in the Behaviors chapter.

Let's stop Playback just for a second, so we can apply our first mask. Select the MovieTitleBackground Layer and go to your Object pulldown menu, and at the bottom choose Add Image Mask, and you'll notice a small square with the rounded white corner. That's the Image Mask dropwell. What this means, you can drag any object in you...

Creating masks with objects
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Creating masks with objects provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the Motion 4 Essential Training

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