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  • Basics – Masking

    Posted by Scot Walker on April 5, 2005 at 8:07 pm

    OK, so I’ve scoured the manual and the tutorials for how to do this and can’t find it:

    How do I move a masked object without moving the mask with it?

    I have a photo that I have a rectangular mask applied to. If I apply the Grow/Shrink behavior to the photo, the mask gets animated too. I don’t want that. I just want the photo to animate.

    I feel like such an idiot. 🙂

    Scot Walker replied 19 years, 2 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • Scot Walker

    April 5, 2005 at 10:04 pm

    OK, I figured it out and I’ll explain it here in case someone else has the same question:

    Don’t select the photo/movie and apply a mask to it. Instead, select the layer the photo/movie is in and then apply the mask to that. If you do it this way, you can then animate and do whatever you want with behaviors and the photo/movie. They are now independent.

    Gee, it only took me a couple of hours to figure that one out. Doh!

    I’m guessing I need to get a better book than the Motion manual. 🙂

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