Arghhh! The mask tracker was one of my most-desired features, and I was over-the-moon to discover that they'd done it beautifully and simply! No more going to Mocha and using mocha-import just for relatively simple masking tasks! This should save hours on some complicated tasks!
And then I discovered that it was adding keyframes to the "Mask Shape" parameter... which for most of my uses renders it basically unusable.
The problem is quite simply that I WANT to still be able to keyframe the shape of the mask! Mocha's approach of having a separate set of tracking data and shape keyframes layered on TOP of that is the right approach.
For the mask tracker I was expecting either a version of AE's tracker "Tracking Data" paramater that drove the mask, or something more elegant like a new set of "Mask Transform" properties that get applied upstream of the shape parameter.
Does anyone have any workarounds for this in the meantime? I love the idea, but need to still have flexibility in keyframing mask shape! Any hope of getting this fixed in a future update?
> something more elegant like a new set of "Mask Transform" properties that get applied upstream of the shape parameter
That is the plan. Just a matter of priorities as to when it happens. Thus the link that Todd posted just above
Thanks guys! Feature request submitted. Glad to know you're thinking about it!