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Author: Nihal   Level : Intermediate   Environment : Adobe Flash MX
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A mask helps to make a gap through which underlying layers are able to be seen. A masked Layer can be animated.

Steps for Masking


A mask helps to make a gap through which underlying layers are able to be seen. A masked Layer can be animated.
1) On the first layer, put an image or a text. Make the image or text visible till the 30th frame or so by inserting a Frame (F5)

   


2) Add a Layer
3) In this new Layer, place an object and create an animation. i.e. Create motion Tween 4 Insert Keyframe 4 Then move or scale the object over the text.
                                                        
   

4) Right- Click on top of the 2nd Layer (Mask) and choose Mask.

                                                                     

Your output should look something like this

                                        
      

You have now learned Masking! Go ahead and try it!

 
     
 
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