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[AICS4] Selecting art and making mask does not work together.

Apr 4, 2012 12:38 AM

Hi All,


I want to make a clipping mask of some particular arts but problem occurs when I select these arts using sAIArt->SetArtUserAttr(), then make mask usnig action manager.

When I made a selection of the arts i wanted to clip through code and clipped them manually, it worked.

Also when  I made a selection of the arts I wanted to clip manually and clipped them through code, it worked.

But when I do both the tasks through code I does not work.


I think the document is not being updated when making clipping mask code is being executed.


When I used sAILayer->SelectArtOnLayer it worked but then every art on that layer is clipped, which is not what I want.


What can I do in this scenario?


Code snippet



AILayerHandle lh = NULL;



AIArtSet set =NULL;


sAIArtSet->LayerArtSet(lh, set);


// Select first art

AIArtHandle mArt = NULL;

sAIArtSet->IndexArtSet(set, 1, &mArt);

sAIArt->SetArtUserAttr(mArt, kArtSelected, kArtSelected);


// Select third art

sAIArtSet->IndexArtSet(set, 3, &art);

sAIArt->SetArtUserAttr(art, kArtSelected, kArtSelected);


// Make clipping mask

sAIActionManager->PlayActionEvent(kAIMakeMaskFromSelectionAction, kDialogOff ,NULL);




Please help.



  • Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 4, 2012 4:05 AM   in reply to INeedSol

    There's some functions in the AIGroupSuite that I think are what you're looking for to make clipping masks. The way you're selecting art should work, but you should probably make sure you deselect everything first.

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