mask issues

I’m trying to find the mask layer or effect. when I go to create a new layer there is no option for a mask, also I looked in the module library and there wasn’t anything to do with mask in there either.

Running animate pro. any thoughts?

Thanks

This had me stumped for awhile too!
You need to create a new drawing layer and call it ‘Mask’ (or matte or whatever you want to call it). Draw the mask on this layer, then connect it to the left side of the cutter effect module in the network view, and connect the object you want hidden/revealed by the mask to the cutter module’s right side. Then connnect the cutter module to composite. Does that make sense?

AHH! Thank you so much, very helpful. What a strange way to make a mask.

Glad I helped!
It took me a while to get my head around using the network view and I’ve still got a looooot to learn, but the more I use it, the more I love it. It’s so easy to enable and disable effects.