Clipping Masks for semi-transparent layers

Community Beginner ,
Feb 08, 2018 Feb 08, 2018

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Hi Character Animator Team!

I love the new features and I really like to work with this software.

I have a new project: I want to animate a group of dringking glasses , they will dance to music. The glasses are the heads and they have liquid inside. I applied a dangle behavior to the liquid, so the liquid can bounce around inside the glass when it moves. I also appiled a clipping mask to the liquid, so it only is visible inside the glass. But the glass ist semi-transparent, so the mask is visible behind the glass-layer. Any idea to solve this problem?

RED is the clipping mask

GREEN is the liquid

PSD file:

drinkingglass_psd.JPG

CH puppet:

drinkingglass_ch.JPG

recorder window: (I want the red mask to be invisible)

drinkingglass_CH_recordwindow.JPG

Kind regards!

Christian

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2018 Feb 12, 2018

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I worked around the problem by exporting 3 versions of the scene:

a) the puppet without the liquid layer

b) the liquid layer solo

c) the clipping mask layer solo

Then I composed the layers in AE.

It would be cool to be able to hide the clipping mask layer to the scene.

Christian

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Explorer ,
Jan 01, 2020 Jan 01, 2020

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This is exactly what I was looking for Thank you!

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LEGEND ,
Jan 01, 2020 Jan 01, 2020

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Old post - I wonder if turning off the visibility (eye ball) on the mask layer would have solved it as well...

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