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Hour 11. Using Layers in Your Animation > Layer Properties for Visual Effect

Layer Properties for Visual Effect

The three remaining layer properties (Guides, Motion Guides, and Masks) are very powerful. Unlike the layer properties covered so far this hour, these will have a lasting visual impact on your user. Using these layer properties is more involved than simply clicking an icon in the Timeline. However, when you see what they can do, you'll understand why it's worth the additional effort.

Guide Layers

Guide layers become invisible when you export the movie. I said we would be covering layer properties with lasting effects, and the first one we look at is something that becomes invisible. However, guides are very useful and, if you use them correctly, they can have a huge impact on what your audience sees, even though they won't be exported with the movie.


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