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Frederic Antoinette
Multiple beam effects on 3d layers issue
on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:13:31 am

This is just simple but is driving me crazy
I'm using beam effect to connect a center object to multiple object orbiting around it.

All this is good, since it seems I can't have multiple beam effects on one layer each beam is on its own layer.
Using some expression the beam is automatically connecting all my orbiting objects.

To add some 3d illussion I turn on 3d layer on them so that object that passes in front of them covers them and those behind, well looks behind.

But as soon as i turn on the 3d layer all but one beams goes off.

My quick solution would be to precompose all my beams and 3d that composition, that will acheive the effect i want. My problem is that I have 38 beams so 38 expression for start point and 38 expression for end point to re-write so to reference another comp.

I've started doing that, maybe I'll have an answer before I finish doing that, am I doing something wrong, or is that just the way it is?

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Richard Garabedain
Re: Multiple beam effects on 3d layers issue
on Mar 20, 2017 at 4:20:22 pm

i asuume you already tried the composite on original check box on the beam effect.another solution might be to have each beam on its own layer and change blending mode.

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