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BAO Mask Avenger


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BAO Mask Avenger

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Here to set your mask vertices free!

Control mask vertices and tangents individually using a native plugin in After Effects!  BAO Mask Avenger allows you to apply and animate brush strokes to masks and paths in After Effects.

To summarize, Mask Avenger lets you control mask vertices and tangents individually using a native plugin in After Effects!

New in version 2

  • RAM preview conservation. Particularly, the biggest issue with the previous version was that Mask Avenger invalidated the RAM preview. Mask Avenger 2.0 new baking system avoids this.
  • 3D mask. Mask Avenger now controls mask in 3D, without the use of null layers and expressions. With this in mind, masks compute faster, which simplifies expression writing.
  • Background baking. When the mask needs to be modified, Mask Avenger will transform it instantly at the current time, and bake the rest of the work area in the background. This means you can continue working while Mask Avenger is busy baking. This replaces the « Dynamic » and « bake » modes.
  • Better shape layers compatibility. Bugs related to « dynamic » mode disappeared with the new baking system.
  • The work area and layer’s duration don’t affect Mask Avenger’s computation speed anymore. Of course, baking 100,000 keyframes takes longer than 10, but the new baking system allows you to continue working while it is baking.
  • No more need for Mask Renderer.  In fact, Mask Avenger now uses AE’s own masking function and runs faster.
  • Mask preview. Mask avenger 2.0 has a preview system to dynamically show you the changes before they are applied to the mask. This avoids delay when the mask is modified by expressions, other layers, or cameras.

Control each mask vertex individually

  • Keyframes, Easing, Expressions, and 3D space.
  • You can choose to work with vertices only or get full control over tangents too.
  • Integrated scripts will help you with expressions and link mask points to Null layers.
  • Link mask vertices to tracker points via a simple pick-whip expression.
  • Use the “freeze” mode to share your project with users who don’t have Mask Avenger.
  • Smart interpolation mode: volume conservation based on gravity center, or independent keyframable anchor point.
  • Integration with “Free transform” mask tool.
  • Mask Reader: read position and orientation data of any point along the mask path.
  • Shape Avenger: apply Mask Avenger to shape layers.
  • Mask Avenger is a native After Effects plugin.

Set your mask vertices free!

Tutorials and Demos

Quick Start Guide

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2.7.5  –  Apr 20, 2022

Fixed a M1 compatibility issue (Mac)

2.7.4 – Jun 10, 2020

– Added floating license support
– Fixed invalid license -1 error

2.7.3 – May 17, 2020

Fixed a notarization issue (Mac only).

2.7.2  –  Oct 25, 2019

Fixed a notarization issue (Mac only).

2.7.1  –  Feb 26, 2017

Added a ‘Stored mask’ dialog window (Mac and Windows) and fixed a parameter visibility issue (Mac only).

2.7  –  Jan 8, 2017

Fixed a ‘Stored mask’ name issue.

2.6  –  Sep 4, 2016

Added a new feature: you can now choose to restore the original mask (by deselecting it).

2.5  –  Aug 21, 2016

Fixed a bug for pre-composed layers and accelerated responsiveness. Remember to update both Mask_Avenger and Mask_AEGP.

2.4.7  –  Aug 5, 2016

Fixed a timing bug for very long compositions and footage.

2.4.6  –  Jul 24, 2016

Fixed a time mismatch between composition time and layer time, and changed the ‘expression functions’ so they follow name changing.

2.4.5  –  Apr 24, 2016

Fixed a .dll bug on Mask Reader (Windows only)

2.4  –  Mar 24, 2016

Fixed a camera matrix issue. 3D mode now supports camera rotations and a point of interest.

2.3  –  Mar 17, 2016

Reloaded the previous version while fixing a compatibility problem. New version coming soon.

2.2  –  Aug 28, 2015

Fixed a composition duration issue.

2.1  –  Aug 12, 2015

Fixed a compatibility bug for projects made with previous versions.

2.0  –  Aug 2, 2015

The plugin’s been totally re-written for efficiency and CC 2015 compatibility
BAO Mask Avenger

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