I just started using after effects and I can't find a solution to my first problem. Here is my 'issue':
Let's say I have a composition with a PNG image. I created a mask, dividing the picture in two parts. Now I'd like to animate these two parts separately, which means the original image would be like the parent of the mask, and the mask could be manipulated as if it was a picture.
Sorry for asking noobish questions but hey, we all started somewhere
Thanks for all your answers
If you create two masks you have to mass paths that can be animated individually. If that doesn't work for you then duplicate year layer and then you have a mask on each.