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My mask won't copy and paste

Posted: Sun, 25th Jul 2010, 2:21am

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Galdors

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hi guys,

I have created a mask that I want to apply to numerous layers in my film. I was able to copy and paste the mask from the first layer onto about half of the rest of the layers that I want the mask to apply to. After that, however, the mask is shown under the 'mask' tab on the layers, but it isn't actually there. The mask is heavily key-framed and although the layer says the mask is there, none of the blue blocks indicating a change in each frame are there.

I tested to see if the mask was working anyway even though the blue blocks weren't there, but it isn't. Is there a limit to how many times you can copy and paste something or can you suggest what else I can do? The mask is heavily key-framed (almost every frame I have had to make changes) so there is no way I can re-draw the mask for every layer.

Thanks,
Sam
Posted: Mon, 26th Jul 2010, 8:22am

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Simon K Jones

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There isn't a limit. Are you sure the keyframes aren't just elsewhere on your timeline? The relative positions of the original clip and the clip being pasted to will affect where the keyframes are placed.
Posted: Wed, 11th Aug 2010, 6:20am

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Galdors

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sorry about the late reply, but thankyou! You were right =]

I was also wondering, though, is there anyway of combining three different layers into one layer? I have a whole lot of orbs following a person, and each orb is made up of three layers. As you can imagine this gets very tedious when I have lots of orbs and I have to move each of the three layers separately for each orb! Is there any way to combine layers so I can move all three layers at once?

Thanks