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Old July 13th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #1
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Is it possible to individually assign a layer mask to an event FX?

I just learned how to use Bezier masks, but they seem to work on the whole layer, not individual events.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #2
 
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Bezier masks work *only* on an event. The only way to access a Bezier mask is via Pan/Crop, which cannot be applied to an entire track/layer.
Maybe I misunderstood your question?
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Old July 14th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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Let's say I have several FX applied to a clip. How do I keyframe the mask for each FX?
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Old July 15th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #4
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Let's say I have several FX applied to a clip. How do I keyframe the mask for each FX?
Are you saying a MASK = a FX? Are you using the term "FX" as being a "MASK"? If this is the case then an Event can support many FXs. In which case, use the Keyframer Timeline and apply the FX parameters there.

But maybe I have misunderstood your question? Or maybe you have discovered yet another way of doing things!

I have never been able to apply a Bezier Mask to a whole Track. But I can apply a Bezier Mask to a Nested Veg project that I have imported to take UP a whole track. And there again, I AM using the Bezier Mask on the Nested Veg - which in this case is treated AS an Event.

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Old July 15th, 2007, 09:35 AM   #5
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I wonder if I am using the wrong terms! What I want to do is to have FX1 apply to one portion of the screen, and FX2 apply to another portion of the screen, then I want to animate these portions with key frames. Both FX are associated with one clip.

I use mask to mean "portion of the screen".
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Old July 15th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #6
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I wonder if I am using the wrong terms! What I want to do is to have FX1 apply to one portion of the screen, and FX2 apply to another portion of the screen, then I want to animate these portions with key frames. Both FX are associated with one clip.

I use mask to mean "portion of the screen".
Ah! Now I DO understand what you are wishing to achieve. No, I don't know of a way to do that - within ONE Event.

So:

1] - Track1 Event1 FX1 with Mask1

2] - Track2 Event1 FX2 with Mask2

This ways you've got complete control over the detail of the piece.

This is the way I would do it!

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Old July 15th, 2007, 11:30 AM   #7
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Assuming you're talking about using bezier FX only, I agree with Grazie.
I did this last year on a chromakey that (due to sloppy lighting) required up to 3 masks to get rid of the crap portions of the backdrop :-(
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