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  • Transforming mask properties

  • Bill Clotz

    April 1, 2005 at 10:11 pm

    A lot of times, I will draw some masks, often very complex ones, and then I realize that I drew the mask on the wrong layer. If the layer that I drew the mask on had its transform properties modified, such as the layer’s scale, then if i just cut and paste the mask to the correct layer, then the scale of the mask will be wrong on the new layer.
    Is there anyway to simply cut and paste the mask and not have to worry about this? Or am I stuck redrawing my mask everytime i mess up like this?

  • Mike Clasby

    April 2, 2005 at 12:38 am

    Could you just dup the layer with the mask, resize that dupped layer reversing the earlier scale transformation, then copy the mask shape, and paste in into the layer you want (then trash the dupped layer)?

  • Bill Clotz

    April 2, 2005 at 1:08 am

    Nope, transforming the layer back after i’ve drawn the mask doesnt seem to help!

  • Albrech

    April 2, 2005 at 2:18 am

    Hi Zarxrax,

    Actually, just try to copy/paste the path or the shape itself by selecting all of its points in the composition window instead of copy/pasting the mask parameter in the timeline window.


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