adobe animate paint bucket masks?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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I have followed the steps of a tutorial exactly

Create shape > fill > select fill > copy fill > erase fill > new layer > paste fill > make layer mask

However when I do it for some reason the fill keeps going over my lines and I don’t know why

Is there something I am doing wrong?

 

even when i am noting creating a mask the copied fill pastes over my lines instead of in them

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Guide , Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021
OK. It's clear now. You're not doing anything wrong.The line/stroke is a centerline, which means that the thickness is on both sides of the stroke, and then when the green fill is on a layer above, it covers this inner half of the thickness. To avoid this, convert the stroke to a fill by using Modify > Shape > Convert Lines To Fills before you cut the green fill.Then there will be no overlap.

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If you provide a couple of screen grabs someone might be able to understand exactly what the problem is and help.

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – extensions for character animation – flash-powertools dot com

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OK. It's clear now.

 

You're not doing anything wrong.

The line/stroke is a centerline, which means that the thickness is on both sides of the stroke, and then when the green fill is on a layer above, it covers this inner half of the thickness.

 

To avoid this, convert the stroke to a fill by using Modify > Shape > Convert Lines To Fills before you cut the green fill.

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Then there will be no overlap.

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – extensions for character animation – flash-powertools dot com

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Thank you I will try that

Is there anyway to make the stroke not a centre fill and keep it as a
stroke?

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Guide ,
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Strokes are always centerline.

I usually keep a copy on a guided layer in case I need to do something with it, as converting it to a fill is 'destructive'.

 

There is a little known way of masking the eyes with a color card, where you keep the stroke, but make it twice as wide as the other strokes. Then only the outer side of the stroke is actually visible.

It may not be the most practical approach, although it is kind of clever.

https://flash-powertools.com/masking-the-irises-in-flash/

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – extensions for character animation – flash-powertools dot com

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Community Beginner ,
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now I have a new problem when the line is converted to a fill it disappears with the maskScreenshot 2021-04-20 152702.pngScreenshot 2021-04-20 152740.pngScreenshot 2021-04-20 152803.png

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You will have to figure out how masks work and then layer your stuff accordingly.

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
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thank you for all the help

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Community Beginner ,
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I just thought I should let you know there is a way to make a stroke not centerline

you draw a stroke then reshape it to one side with the width tool then save it as a preset

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Awesome!

Thank you for the follow-up 🙂

 

Good luck with your project!

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – extensions for character animation – flash-powertools dot com

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