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Inverse Mask? Hide what my shape covers up

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Jan 05, 2018

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Hi,

I would like my mask to hide only what my shape covers instead of hiding what is outside of my shape the way Animate CC does it by default. Is there a way to accomplish this?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by JoãoCésar | Adobe Community Professional

If using blending mode isn't a problem for your, try this:

- Turn your shape into a Movie Clip;

- Set the blending mode of the newly created Movie Clip to Layer;

- Create another Movie Clip inside of the first one and set the blending mode of this second Movie Clip to Erase.

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JC

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Inverse Mask? Hide what my shape covers up

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Jan 05, 2018

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Hi,

I would like my mask to hide only what my shape covers instead of hiding what is outside of my shape the way Animate CC does it by default. Is there a way to accomplish this?

Thanks!

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Correct answer by JoãoCésar | Adobe Community Professional

If using blending mode isn't a problem for your, try this:

- Turn your shape into a Movie Clip;

- Set the blending mode of the newly created Movie Clip to Layer;

- Create another Movie Clip inside of the first one and set the blending mode of this second Movie Clip to Erase.

Regards,

JC

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overlay a stage colored object.

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I need to export PNGs with a transparent background, so I need the object to actually mask out what's beneath it.

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If using blending mode isn't a problem for your, try this:

- Turn your shape into a Movie Clip;

- Set the blending mode of the newly created Movie Clip to Layer;

- Create another Movie Clip inside of the first one and set the blending mode of this second Movie Clip to Erase.

Regards,

JC

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HTML5, JSFL, and AS3 samples: http://bit.ly/2mJgDoG

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This does work!

Specifically, I am trying to create an eyeball on a transparent background that blinks--no eyelids, just the eyeball. Is there a method that would be easier to animate than the one you suggested?

Thanks again!

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Like this?

animate_cc_inverted_mask_eye_blink.gif

Just animate the inner Movie Clip set to Erase that is working like a mask.

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HTML5, JSFL, and AS3 samples: http://bit.ly/2mJgDoG

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When I animate the inner Movie Clip set to Erase, I can't see the animation when I exit the Movie Clip and play my timeline. How can I see the movement that I created in my Movie Clip? Thank you!

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Work with layer outlines

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Could any one pleaase show how the fla is looking for this?

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This worked! Thank you for sharing this.  But, it is not exporting as a gif with transparency in the stage. I had to export it as a png sequence (video), import it as a image sequene in photoshop and then export it as a gif. It gave me the result that I wanted. But, if there's a simpler solution to this then please share it with us. 

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Hello,

  • Is Transparency check box enabled in "Export Animated Gif" panel in Animate?
  • Are you facing this issue only with maked layers?
  • Can you please share a sample file with the issue?

Let us know.

 

We are also working on improving the Animated Gif export options and will be available in future releases.

Thanks!

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