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Mask Area Setting


In addition to pass setting, MorphRush can select the area not to move and the background for painting.
The area selected for painting is called a mask area.
There are two types of mask areas: Fixed masks and outline masks.
Use Fixation and Outline buttons to switch between fixed mask and outline mask.

The mask area is expressed by a translucent color but it never appears on the final rendering result.
The mask is just used to visualize the area during edit.
If multiple images have fixed masks specified, the fixed mask set on the image with the smallest number actually appears at the time of rendering.

Specifying area by freehand

To specify a mask as if painting using a pencil or a crayon, use Mask edit/Freehand in the toolbar.

While Mask edit/Freehand is selected, the current pen shape appears at the mouse cursor position on the image.

Determine the start point as shown below.



While holding the mouse left button, move the cursor in the direction indicated by the arrow to paint the mask area.


Specifying area by color filling

To use color filling, select Mask edit/Fill color in the toolbar.

The image below shows that a mask is already set by enclosing the bird along the outline by freehand.



Left-click on the bird to fill the inside of the mask area with a color.



Left-click on any other part than the bird to fill the outside of the mask area with a color.


Specifying pass area by color filling

To fill the part enclosed by the pass line, select Fill Color from Mask edit/Pass area in the toolbar.



As shown below, left-clicking inside the area enclosed by the pass line causes a mask to be set over the left bird.



As shown below, on the contrary, left-clicking outside the area enclosed by the pass line causes a mask to be set over the area other than the left bird.



As shown below, even if the pass line is not a loop, the area within the pass line can be filled with a color as far as a mask area is set over the area where the pass line does not exist.



As shown below, left-clicking inside the area enclosed by the pass line and the mask cause a mask to be set over the left bird.


Deleting mask area

All the above descriptions are related to mask setting. If Clear is selected in the option bar, however, all the operations described above changes so that they delete the mask area.

Following is an example of mask area deletion by freehand.


Deleting all mask area

Execute Clear All in the option bar to clear all the mask setting of the currently active image.

Mask area indication setting

You can change the thickness of the pen for freehand, the mask area paint color and the transparency.

Click in the option bar to display the following operation panel.
Click on any other part than the operation panel to close the operation panel.


The mask indication settings commonly apply to all the images.