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Question:

If I have two items on the stage, let's say a CIRCLE and an ANIMATED PROP, and I want the animated prop to be inside the circle without leaking out, how do I set up a MASK to keep the animated prop inside the circle?

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Show us the video and highlight the problem. 
It will make us understand better of your problem.

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vepop (10/15/2022)
Show us the video and highlight the problem. 
It will make us understand better of your problem.

Hi vepop,
Thanks for posting here.

This is an example of what I mean.  Masking an animation INSIDE a shape.
FILE: sample.zip,  The video is an example of what I am getting in Cartoon Animator.  The image is how I want it to be.  Staying INSIDE THE SHAPE.
Like applying some kind of a MASK to keep it inside.  Is this possible in Cartoon Animator?

Thank you!
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Try doing it in layers.
Foreground: the cloud black outline (without the white color) + foreground color  
In-Between: the rainbow
Background: white background

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vepop (10/15/2022)
Try doing it in layers.
Foreground: the cloud black outline (without the white color) + foreground color  
In-Between: the rainbow
Background: white background




So there is no way to do masking in CA4?

I did try layers, but it sill leaks thru. Looks like CA4 is not capable of handling masks on the timeline. It may need to be done in postproduction with a video editor.

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vepop (10/15/2022)
Show us the video and highlight the problem. 
It will make us understand better of your problem.

Hi vepop and fellow cartoon animator users,

This video animation I did in Moho may show what I am trying to do in CA4 a little better.  

Even though I am new to using Moho, it took me a minute to do this in the Moho software. I took an ANIMATED RAIN PROP and a CIRCLE SHAPE.  
The RAIN animation was much bigger than the circle ( it leaked out of the circle ), but all I had to do is MASK the layers so that the rain stays inside the circle shape.  
As you can see on the attached video, the animation of the rain is working well and is staying inside the circle shape.

I tried many ways to try and do this in Cartoon Animator, but no luck.  It's a very simple process.  I must be missing something in my steps in Cartoon Animator, or Cartoon Animator is simply not capable of this.  Any ideas?

Thanks


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https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/e356ae5e-0bd2-479d-b8a0-fe07.gif

vepop, perfect.  That's exactly what I am trying to do.  I did you accomplish this?  Also, I notice a white line between the circle and the animation.  Did you mean to have that white line?  Thanks!
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I did it in layers.
It was done in a hurry. BigGrin



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vepop (10/18/2022)
I did it in layers.
It was done in a hurry. BigGrin


Can you post a screenshot of your layers to see how you did it?  I tried layers, but it looks like I am missing something. I have not been able to get it to work.  Thanks!



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