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Alex Zubiate
Element 3D 2.2.2 not respecting Z position
on Apr 15, 2019 at 9:29:50 am

Sorry for any grammar mistakes, english is not my first language, thank you!

I'm doing a music lyric video where a 3D TEXT is following a circle shaped path like in the image below.




So what I'm trying to is that I'm placing an Element particle in the middle of the circle just like the red solid below.



It works, right? Everything is good, the red solid is right at the middle of the circle path, just behind the front text and in front of the back text.

But when I place the Element layer at the same Z position as the red solid which is 76.0, the text overlaps the particle.



The same happens if I move the Element layer above the text layer, the difference is that the particle overlaps the text.



If I view the scene from above, the particle is just in the middle of the circle shaped path, but is ignoring the Z position.



I'm pretty new to Element 3D, and After Effects 2.5D space, so I'm really breaking my head to understand why is this happening.
Right now my temporal fix is to toggle the Element Layer as a 3D layer, but that's not convenient and I will encounter problems in the future.



Can someone care to explain what's going? Thank you!


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