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Mikael Fager

Shape mask in Adobe Animate

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Is it possible to create a shape mask, similar to how it was done in Flash where one shape overlaps/mask another shape?

I have tried to use mask in the timeline (Animate timeline/layer)  together with TweenMax but it does not seem to work. 


Very thankful for any advise.


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Hi and welcome to the GreenSock forums,


I recall there being some issues with EaselJS not honoring any scripted control of masks but I haven't looked into it in a awhile. Might be worth asking the CreateJS  or Adobe Animate folks if masks created on the timeline can be controlled via script. If yes, than TweenMax should be able to do it.


I'm moving this question to the banner forum as there are more Animate CC users in there.



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Shape masks are definitely possible, but it does seem that animating a mask via script isn't possible at this point.


You can control masks with regular timeline animation though.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Wrong post edit!

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