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Add a Mask Object

To add a Mask Object you can:

  • Click on the “M” Icon at the top right hand side of the Objects and Animation Screen
  • Right Click in the Object Panel or Main Screen in Objects and Animation and choose to “Add a Mask”

You are offered three alternatives

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Add a Mask Template

  • Choose from Circle or Rectangle

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  • Click OK to add the Mask to the Object Panel
  • A Rectangle Mask is added to the Mask Stencil

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  • Right Click on Mask Content and Add / Image

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  • You can then add Animation to the Image within the Mask
  • You can Zoom, Pan etc the Mask Container and/or the Mask Stencil

Add a Blank Mask

  • You can add a Blank Mask to add your own Image as a Mask

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Add an Image/Video Mask

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  • Add an Image as Mask Content

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  • A Video could also be added as either the Mask Stencil or Mask Content

Text as a Mask

  • Add Text as a Mask Stencil
  • Add an Image to the Mask Content

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Complex Masks

  • Masks in Version 9 also have another property which enables complex masks to be generated from a mixture of black and white objects: the ability to switch the “Alpha Channel” on and off.
  • Here is an example using two black rectangles with a white centre rectangle. Remember “white reveals” and “black conceals”..

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  • These two rectangles can be used to generate a composite mask
  • The two rectangles are now used as mask stencils in a user-defined Blank Mask
  • Rectangle 2 is above Rectangle 1
  • For Rectangle 2, if “Convert to Alpha Image” is ON, then the black area where Rectangle 2 overlaps Rectangle 1 becomes transparent
  • Convert to Alpha image is ON For Rectangle 2

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  • In the next example, “Convert to Alpha Image” is OFF for Rectangle 2 and the black area blocks out the area where it overlaps Rectangle 1

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  • More complex masks are possible using this technique and an example is shown below

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en-us/9.0/how_to_v9/mask.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/08 12:55 by davegee