Masking not working even with up to date drivers

IIN8II
IIN8II Website User Posts: 5

Masking tool removes the entire layer for me still, even with current Nvidia drivers 347.25. Is anyone else still having issues? If not what drivers are you using? I even tried rolling back a few drivers as well to no avail.

 

Comments

  • Ady
    Ady Staff Administrator, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,469 Staff

    Hi,

    Sorry you are having issues with the software, could you maybe detail your system specs to me below:

    OS:
    CPU:
    MEMORY:
    GPU:

    Thanks,
    Ady

  • IIN8II
    IIN8II Website User Posts: 5

    Thank you for the quick reply Ady,

    I am running:

    OS: Win7 64
    CPU: i7-3770k
    MEMORY:16gb
    GPU: gtx-680

    Thank you,

    Nate

  • Ady
    Ady Staff Administrator, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,469 Staff

    Hi,

    No problem, could you upload a simple project using Planes that has the masking problem present. Maybe attaching a screenshot too so I can see what you are seeing?

    Then I can load it here to see if the problem persists?

    Many Thanks,
    Ady

  • IIN8II
    IIN8II Website User Posts: 5

    Thank you Ady,

    I have attached and Image where I have overlayed a black layer on top of some footage. I then applied a ellipse mask to the black layer and immediately everything outside of the mask disappeared. I then switched the mask to "subtract" and now the whole layer is gone.

    hitfilm masking issue

     

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,991 Ambassador

    I have encountered this same issue as well.

    Workaround: create a mask earlier in the chain. Make sure it covers the whole layer, and set to ADD. 

    Once you set a mask to ADD mode, you can use a second mask to SUBTRACT the hole.

    @Ady it's like the layer mask has a "Boolean" logic, where you have to define a base area with an ADD mask first, rather than being able to "Invert" an add to subtract like reversing a Set Matte. Is this the intended behavior? 

  • SimonKJones
    SimonKJones Moderator Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 4,450 Enthusiast

    In terms of this specific use case, the easiest thing to do is add the initial mask shape, then just invert it, and you're done.

    The logic thing Triem is talking about is something we'll ponder.

  • AxelWilkinson
    AxelWilkinson Staff Administrator, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 5,247 Staff

    Instead of setting the mask to subtract, set it to Add, and Invert it, and you should be good to go.

  • IIN8II
    IIN8II Website User Posts: 5

    Thank you everyone I will give it a shot. Where is the option to invert the mask?

  • AxelWilkinson
    AxelWilkinson Staff Administrator, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 5,247 Staff

    Its the very first control, at the top of the Mask controls. Its says "Inverted" and has a tickbox. Tick the box to invert it.

This discussion has been closed.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!