In one of the compositions (Scene-05) I have a number of purple lines, which are being revealed with animated masks, one for each layer.
When I preview this on the timeline of "Scene 05", all looks good. But when I render this composition the masking effects are not visible, the objects for the masked layers are not visible at all! The same happens if I put this comp. in my main comp.
I have tried pre-comping the layers with lines/mask effects, but that didn't help
I am an AE beginner so maybe I am missing out on any basic masking concept? Or why is this not working?
You turned your layers into Guide Layers. That's what the little cyan pound sign means. Guide layers don't render. So don't make them guide layers.
I also encourage you to LEARN THE FLIPPIN' BASICS ABOUT AFTER EFFECTS BEFORE YOU TRY TO USE IT!
Oops, noobie mistake! That makes perfect sense, thank you so much for this.
All righty, diving in to that those tutorials ASAP
Thanks again Dave