François Leroy posts an update to BAO Mask Brush, the After Effects tool that allowed you to apply custom brushes to mask paths. The latest version for BAO Mask Brush offers motion blur, and 3D Control that includes the ability to have per vertex control over the mask path.

New features in Mask Brush: 3D and Motion Blur

BAO Mask Brush lets you create brushes from most anything in After Effects. A Brush can be footage, a shape layer, vector layer, or even a composition or pre-comp.

One the brush is associated with the path, you can animate the brush attributes to create some pretty great effects.

Mask Brush is actually composed of two After Effects native plugins — Mask Brush allows you to do the associating and aligning of brushes on mask paths, and let you create dynamic paint strokes. Mask Brush Fill lets you fill a mask with a brush, allowing you to create dynamic patterns easily.

3D and motion blur will be welcome additions to the Mask Brush plugins. The motion blur is calculated per brush stroke, including maskPath and parameters animation. You can easily switch between 2D and 3D modes in the update. The 3D will respond to the standard After Effects cameras, and behave like 3D layers.

Check out the page for BAO Mask Brush for After Effects for more information.

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