Crunchy Creatives’ free mask transform script makes it easy to animate transformations of mask layers.
If you’ve ever made a path on a layer in After Effects, it doesn’t take long to realize that the transform doesn’t work like shape layer groups. In those cases, when you want to transform a mask to keyframe the animation, you might find it a little tricky. Newer versions of After Effects will let you apply controls to each anchor point in the mask to help with animation, but that doesn’t deal with the entire transformation of the path.
Transformations, not points
Now a free tool from Crunchy Creatives can help! This Free Mask Transform Tool for After Effects makes a mask shape work much like the transforms do inside a shape layer group. Mask Transform allows you to add shape group transforms like transforms into one or multiple layer masks. That will give you better control, especially when animating masks.
Get Mask Transform
Check out the AE Mask Transform here to learn more.