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Brush paths to Mask paths

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Aug 15, 2019

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Hi!

First, the thing I aim for: I want to use the Saber Plugin, which creates particles and glow around a mask path. But to get a better result of my drawing I use the brush tool, not the mask pen tool.

If I use the brush tool, I can't use the Saber plugin, because it only recognized mask paths, but no brush paths.

My type of solution:

Convert brush paths to mask paths.

Problem of my solution:

It's possible to copy a brush path to a mask path. But I paint with the brush every single frame, which results in 100 brush paths. No way to copy every single of them to another mask path...

Can I solve this problem with programming a Plug-in which copies every single brush path of a layer and create a new mask with all these paths?

As I'm developer I would take the effort to learn the AE SDK, but it doesn't make sense if there is no way to realize this.

Thanks in advance!

Best regards

Aaron

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Brush paths to Mask paths

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Aug 15, 2019

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Hi!

First, the thing I aim for: I want to use the Saber Plugin, which creates particles and glow around a mask path. But to get a better result of my drawing I use the brush tool, not the mask pen tool.

If I use the brush tool, I can't use the Saber plugin, because it only recognized mask paths, but no brush paths.

My type of solution:

Convert brush paths to mask paths.

Problem of my solution:

It's possible to copy a brush path to a mask path. But I paint with the brush every single frame, which results in 100 brush paths. No way to copy every single of them to another mask path...

Can I solve this problem with programming a Plug-in which copies every single brush path of a layer and create a new mask with all these paths?

As I'm developer I would take the effort to learn the AE SDK, but it doesn't make sense if there is no way to realize this.

Thanks in advance!

Best regards

Aaron

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what i know is possible:

you can put any data you like into a mask keyframe. meaning, it doesn't

matter where the data comes from, as long as you format it correctly.

what i don't know if possible:

as far as i know, pen tool brush strokes are dynamic streams, and you

SHOULD be able to have access to all of them. HOWEVER, i have never parsed

pen tool brush stroke data, and i have no idea if it's stored as a simple

path which can be easily converted into mask vertices or not. i assume id

does, but i'm not speaking from experience.

On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 1:05 AM aaronr1196603 <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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