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michael zoppo
Z-DEPTH will be the DEATH OF ME, please help.
on Apr 26, 2009 at 8:59:09 pm

Ok So here is the issue.

I am rendering out a STILL image in Maya of some water drops. I am rendering out with the Z-depth channel render box selected. I have tried multiple file types of this saved image inside of AE (soft image files, .RLA, .iff's) everything. And yet when I use the 3d Channel effects and changing the settings drastically NOTHING happens. I have been trying to solve the problem but nothing is happening for me. The depth information is stored in .rla's and such but AE won't use it or I'm doing something wrong.

Apparently some people are just rendering out grayscale images out of maya but I still don't see you can get a grayscale image to act as z-depth information inside of AE.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thank you

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Alvaro Castaneda
Re: Z-DEPTH will be the DEATH OF ME, please help.
on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:27:45 am

you need to generate your file by batch rendering, even if it is only one frame, I've had that problem before

your file might not have the zdepth if you are rendering to the renderview and saving from there.

use IFF, in after effects use the color tools to enhance the range of the zdepth channel.

varomix - pixelEater

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