Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

Soft Mask

The Soft Mask plug-in applies a soft mask to an object (e.g. image or geometry).


Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Shader -> Effects

Soft Mask Properties


  • Progress: Moves the mask perpendicular to the mask direction. Default is 0.0 and is based on the configured center position.

  • Rotation: Rotates the mask around the center.

  • Keep Aspect:

  • Center X and Y: Defines the X and Y position of the center of the mask.

  • Gradient Width: Sets the size of the gradient.

  • Invert: Inverts the mask.

  • Mirror Gradient: Mirrors the mask on both axis.

  • Blank: Offsets the area that should not be affected by the mask.

  • Tracking: Allows the progress to be controlled by a tracked Container to build the progress animation easier. Drag a Container to the drop zone.