How to extend the Range/Mask? Text is cut off

Community Beginner ,
Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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dear community, i watched some tutorials and downloaded some templates and am learning After Effects but i dont get this sadly 😞

here i added a test text and as you can see it is cut off

 

is there a way to extend this range?

appreciate the help 🙂

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Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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Cropped screenshots do not tell us anything about the structure of the composition. If the text is cut off, there is a track matte, a mask, or a text animator somewhere that is not properly set up. 

 

To troubleshoot the problem, solo the layer with the problem. If all of the text shows up, then there is a track matte or a masked layer above the text layer. If the layer is still cropped, press the U key twice to reveal all modified properties. You could have an effect like Set Matte applied to the layer, or there could be a Text Animator applied. If there is a bounding box around the soloed layer, then the layer is a nested comp, and it is smaller than the text, or Collapse Transformations is turned off. 

 

If you cannot figure it out, we need a screenshot that shows everything modified (uu) and maybe even a flow chart to be of much help.

 

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Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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hi Thx so much i uploaded 3 new pics 🙂

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The text being cut off that sharply could indicate any number of things, but as Rick already said, your screenshot is not in any way useful to understand the problem. a screenshot of the full interface or at least the timeline would be required with the layer in question selected and of course a link to the template project's download might already hugely demystify things.

 

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Edit, i added 3 new pics

 

 

 

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Well, have you actually fixed the expression errors? Could easily be that they simply control a matte or other layer that controls the clipping of the text. Your screen shots still don't tell us much beyond that.

 

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thx a lot, is there maybe a tutorial or something where i can check which could issue that? i dont know sadly 😞

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