I want to use the Write-On effect to animation some script text.
I use the Pen Tool to draw the mask. I Copy the Mask Path, apply the Write On Effect, then I Paste the Mask Path to the Write On's Brusk Position.
The Brush Position keeps winding up to the left of the original path, and a little upwards. The Brush Position is off the Comp, and it seems to animate correctl, just in the wrong place.
I have tried this more than once. What am I doing wrong?
(This is CS3, by the way.)
This usually happens. when the layer with the mask and the Comp are different in size, or the original layer is not at the center of the Comp.
That's true, the layer is not the same size as the Comp, which can't be helped.
Is there a way to fix this?
There are several ways.
One, first paste the mask in a solid which is comp size, and free transform the mask (not the transform properties for tha layer) until it has the same size and location as the original, then copy the mask path and paste into Write-on's Brush Position. Of course, make sure the solid you're using for Write-On is comp size (Set Write-On's Paint Syle menu as "On transparent", so that it composites over layers below).