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Lesson 5. Horror Festival Ad > Using the library of Mask Shape keyframes

Using the library of Mask Shape keyframes

If time is limited, perform the following steps to copy Mask Shape keyframes from the Ghost library composition to Ghost Comp.

  1. In the Time Layout window, click the Ghost Library tab, and then display the Mask Shape property for the Mouth layer (not the audio layer).

  2. Use the layer-time markers to locate the first Mask Shape keyframe that you want to copy, and then drag a selection marquee to select the mask shape (or shapes) that you want. Choose Edit >Copy.


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  3. To paste the Mask Shape keyframes into your Ghost Comp composition, click the Ghost Comp tab in the Time Layout window, select the Mouth mask in the Ghost layer, set the current time to the appropriate layer-time marker, and then paste the keyframes.

  4. Align the keyframes with the layer-time markers: hold down the mouse button and then hold down the Shift key while dragging the keyframes to snap them into place at the layer-time markers.

  5. Using the keyframe navigator to move from keyframe to keyframe, ensure that the appropriate shape is aligned with each layer-time marker. (You can also press the J key to move back one keyframe, or press the K key to move forward one keyframe.)

    Now you'll use Easy Ease to smooth out speed changes between keyframes.

  6. Click the Mask Shape property for the Mouth layer to select all the Mask Shape keyframes, and then choose Layer > Keyframe Assistant > Easy Ease.

  7. Set the beginning of the work area to 04:00 and the end of the work area to 10:00. Click the RAM Preview button to see a motion preview with audio.


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  8. After making any necessary adjustments to the keyframes and to the positions of the mouth and eyes, close the Ghost Library Composition window and its Time Layout window.

  9. Close the Ghost Comp Layer windows, and save the project.


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