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Can't See Mask Now In Layer Viewer

Explorer ,
Mar 07, 2021 Mar 07, 2021

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I was working with a layer mask in th viewer of that layer. I then used the Pen tool on that layer, but the mask now disappeared. It is still visible in the composition window, but not in the layer window anymore. How can I get it back?

 

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Guide , Mar 07, 2021 Mar 07, 2021

At the bottom of the Layer panel is a menu which allows you to choose what is being rendered and what is visible in the Layer panel. Click on this and make sure that "Masks" is selected.

Screen Shot 2021-03-08 at 07.47.38.png

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Mar 07, 2021 Mar 07, 2021

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Using a pin tool on a layer that includes a mask already that's means you are creating a new mask.

Try to spend a few time learning how to mask work in AE, check this useful tutorial https://www.schoolofmotion.com/blog/how-to-use-masks-in-after-effects 

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Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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oops, meant I used the Paint tool.

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At the bottom of the Layer panel is a menu which allows you to choose what is being rendered and what is visible in the Layer panel. Click on this and make sure that "Masks" is selected.

Screen Shot 2021-03-08 at 07.47.38.png

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thanks!

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Apr 27, 2023 Apr 27, 2023

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Hello. I'm having a similar issue as OP, except this menu being shown in this image is also not showing up. Do you know why that could be?

 

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