is it possible to move a layer (with a mask) without affecting its mask position and without precomposing the layer? Much like in Photoshop, where you can achieve this by using vector masks.
Let`s say I have a video-layer that has a square mask added to it. The mask is already perfectly positioned in the comp. I don`t want to move or adjust it any further.
But I`m not pleased with the framing of the source material. If I`m moving the frame then, the masks moves along with it.
Is there a way to get rid of this cohesion of mask and layer?
Thanks in advance,
1. Use the pan behind tool. Keyboard shortcut 'y' and click and drag inside the mask area. You can also animate this by turning on the stop watch for animate.
2. Use a track matte.
These are basic ae functions and complete instructions are available by typing masking in AE's help field at the top right corner of AE and looking around.
Thanks a lot. Pan Behind Tool does the job!