Shape layer

indigo007 Posts: 5 Just Starting Out*
edited November 2019 in Post-production techniques

does hit film pro have an equivalent to AE shape layers    Thankx


  • Triem23
    Triem23 Posts: 20,190 Power User

    To the extent that any planw can mask to any shape, yes. The only "built in shapes" are rectangular and circular. 

  • indigo007
    indigo007 Posts: 5 Just Starting Out*

    thank you   just trying to learn hitfilm  after using AE

  • mabdelbary
    mabdelbary Posts: 162 Enthusiast

    @Triem23 I agree that the mask can do shapes, however, the mask will be limited by the size of the plane itself.

    On the other hand, when we draw free shapes for motion graphics and the layer area is just the shape, all the layers that interact with this shape will deal only with the shape area without the necessity to adjust the layer (plane) size every time we do animation with these shapes.

    For example, when we change the size of the mask, it may exceed the plane, so we will have to adjust the plane size as well, but when we just have a free shape that is not necessarily connected to another layer, it is easier to modify and it is a big time saving to be done this way.

    Thanks Triem!!

  • indigo007
    indigo007 Posts: 5 Just Starting Out*