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Masking a Mask flash 8

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Hi all, here's what i'm doing..

I have an image on the stage, i want to isolate, say a horse, that is on the image, so i place a mask over it. Now i have the horse, my mask is in the shape of the horse. now I want to create a tween of the mask slowly revealing the horse, how do i do this? If I could place a rectangular box over the shape of the horse and tween that as a mask that would be great, bu i can't. How do i slowly reveal from bottom to top the shape of the horse? Thanx all

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Aneesh Chopra earned 500 total points
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you can't mask a mask layer, but trick is, you can mask a movieClip which might have mask inside it..

so you should first move your first mask and masked object layer into a movieClip.
now you can add another mask over this movieClip..


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Thanx for your response. I tried what you said and it worked... with some buggy results. The animation I had in the Movie would start and stop and then start again. So here's exactly what i did.

I had the Mask put into a movie (siloutte) and what i wanted to do was make the masked graphic, go from tint to normal, which i did.

Now I masked the movie and had a rectangle slowly reveal the siloutte over ten frames. In my maskMovie, on the tenth frame, i started the tween from tint to normal. Which to me makes sense (after the reveal happens, then animate). I was kinda quirky, don't know why. While the reveal was happening, the tint tween would animate like to frames, and then when the reveal finished, it would start the tint animation from the begining, making it look buggy. Do you have any ideas why this is?
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