What is masking?

 

Right-click mask option

Looking for a way to show a character from the waist up? Or seeking something that behaves like cropping? Use the right-click mask option to hide certain parts of an asset using the boundaries of the asset.

1) Right-click an asset and select Mask.

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2) Double click the asset to activate, then click and drag the asset within the asset boundary box.

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3) Select the outer boundary box and resize using the control points. Hold down SHIFT to unlock the aspect ratio.

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4) Click on the stage or another area to complete the mask. To move the asset around and mask again, repeat step 2.

To remove the mask, right-click on the group and select Remove Mask.

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Clipping mask option

The mask feature works as a clipping mask. It allows for the selection of a shape or frame, then combines it with another asset, prop, or character to crop the object with that shape.

Below is an example of the clipping mask option:

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PLEASE NOTE: Not all assets and props are available for use with this Mask feature - only a select list of props are maskable. Within Contemporary theme props, search "masks" to find the list of props that work with the Mask feature.

Follow these steps to create a mask:

1) Add a shape or frame from the Asset Library, preferably one in the list after searching "mask" in the search bar.

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2) Select Mask in the toolbar.

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3) Click Add Asset.

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4) Select an asset from the library and resize it. If a character is selected, then actions and expressions are also available for application.

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5) Click outside of the objects in the stage or elsewhere in the stage. Assets will move as a group at this point.

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Double-click on the mask to edit each asset independently.

 

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