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Mask function not working

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Hello, can anyone help, the mask tool seems to have stopped working in AE, I've tried closing down, new comps and stuff like that, changed the pic, even used a solid, but I select mask and it appears in the layer but not on the composition for me to actually use? 

 

 

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Hello, can anyone help, the mask tool seems to have stopped working in AE, I've tried closing down, new comps and stuff like that, changed the pic, even used a solid, but I select mask and it appears in the layer but not on the composition for me to actually use? 

 

 

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Hi scoobadia,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

What exactly happens when you draw a mask? Do you see the path being drawn or is there any error message? If possible, please share a screen recording so that we can understand the issue better.

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,

Nishu

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at the bottom of the comp viewer there is a button to show/hide masks (see attached screenshot)show_hide_masks.png

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Are you showing your Mask and Layer Controls? There's a little icon at the bottom-left of the Comp panel, but the keyboard shortcut is Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + H.

 

More info on that command here: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/modifying-using-views.html#:~:text=Show%20or%20hide%20la...

 

Edit: Oops, Mathias' reply wasn't visible to me when I first posted. His screenshot shows the little icon I mentioned that can be toggled with the shortcut.

[Please use the "Reply" button under the FIRST POST to ensure replies sort properly.]

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