new masking choices in nutcracker

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  1. smeighan

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    I have finished this new layer mode.


    Before i release it, what should i call it?


    Image effect 1 is butterfly, effect 2 is curtain.


    Here were the 4 existing combo's
    1 is Mask.
    This layering will draw a black cell on effect 2 every time effect 1 is non black. In other words effect 1 is cast as a shadow on effect 2


    2 is Mask.
    This layering will draw a black cell on effect 1 every time effect 2 is non black. In other words effect 2 is cast as a shadow on effect 1


    1 is unmask.
    This layering will replace any cell in Effect 1 with the color from effect 2 every time effect 1 is non black.
    In other words effect 1 is a mask onto effect2


    2 is unmask.
    This layering will replace any cell in Effect 2 with the color from effect 1 every time effect 2 is non black.
    In other words effect 2 is a mask onto effect 1


    Two new choices I just added


    Mask 1 over 2
    Any non Black cell on effect 1 will override whatever is in effect 2
    This becomes Effect 1 put on top of effect 2


    Mask 2 over 1
    Any non Black cell on effect 2 will override whatever is in effect 1
    This becomes Effect 1 put on top of effect 2


    So are there better names?
    1 is mask (these feel like a shadow is cast by 1)
    2 is mask
    1 is unmask (this feels like a true mask. effect 1 allows effect 2 to show)
    2 is unmask
    mask 1 over 2 (1 sits on top of 2)
    mask 2 over 1 (2 sits on top of 1)


    here is what the last layer effect looks like. mask 2 over 1.
    effect 1 is text
    effect 2 is curtain


    [​IMG]


    thanks
    sean


    original thread on nutcracker forum
    http://nutcracker123.com/forum/index.php?topic=87.0
     

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