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Bradley Kus
Bevel Transparency Question - WITH PICTURES
on Feb 7, 2020 at 12:33:30 am
Last Edited By Bradley Kus on Feb 7, 2020 at 12:41:55 am

Hello,
I wanted to repost this question with more in-depth pictures of how my project is set up.

I had a question regarding how the Layer Style 'Bevel and Emboss' works and how it spans over multiple compositions. My ultimate goal is to eliminate the slight transparency of the text that is present in the picture "AE Picture 1". In this video, I'm using a slice effect to create an animation that slices through the text, but for some reason the text in the main composition is a tad transparent - does anyone know why? Is it something to do with the Bevel Layer Style and how it is composited over multiple compositions? I'm using the Screen blending mode to combine the text and the particle background - is it maybe the Screen mode that's causing this? I gave some explanations of things in the pictures below - any help would be awesome! Thanks.
I'm running After Effects CS6.

AE Picture 1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nhfy30umvivbgsa/After%20Effects%201.png?dl=0

AE Picture 2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/21jkj0tz8136ws7/After%20Effects%202.png?dl=0

AE Picture 3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rt0nxur75h0cd2e/After%20Effects%203.png?dl=0

AE Picture 4: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8fi3umxex4947rc/After%20Effects%204.png?dl=0


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Cassius Marques
Re: Bevel Transparency Question - WITH PICTURES
on Feb 7, 2020 at 11:32:16 am

That is exactly what the screen blend mode is supposed to do, remove blacks. If you think it should look different perhaps remove black using an effect (UnMult) and adjust the alpha with a curve.

Cassius Marques
http://www.zapfilmes.com


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Bradley Kus
Re: Bevel Transparency Question - WITH PICTURES
on Feb 7, 2020 at 10:49:35 pm

Ahh gotcha! I never actually knew the technicalities behind what the Screen mode was actually doing, but yes that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation, and the tip! Appreciate it.


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Bradley Kus
Re: Bevel Transparency Question - WITH PICTURES
on Feb 11, 2020 at 1:32:04 am

That UnMult method actually worked great! Just tried it - thanks Cassius!


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