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Janis ForstPlexus Plugin and scaling (image quality problems)
by on Oct 26, 2011 at 8:08:28 pm

Hi,

in my composition are three black spheres. The sequence is the following:

- camera zooms to 3 small black spheres
- big plexus sphere fades in and zooms out

it should be a smooth transition from the 3 black spheres to the big plexus sphere.

Unfortunatly when I scale the plexus sphere from big to small, the first images are at a very low quality, so you see each pixel.
I dont want to use depth of field to cover the low resolution.
Any one knows if its possible to increase the resolution from plexus balls? or are there other techniques to make zoom outs from plexus objects?


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Walter SoykaRe: Plexus Plugin and scaling (image quality problems)
by on Oct 26, 2011 at 9:03:45 pm

You should make your Plexus layer or precomp significantly larger so that you don't have to scale it up.

Walter Soyka
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Janis ForstRe: Plexus Plugin and scaling (image quality problems)
by on Oct 26, 2011 at 10:25:32 pm

Can you suggest a size for the layer or composition settings?


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Walter SoykaRe: Plexus Plugin and scaling (image quality problems)
by on Oct 26, 2011 at 11:49:32 pm

[Janis Forst] "Can you suggest a size for the layer or composition settings?"

When you scale above 100%, non-vector, non-shape layers will begin to pixelate. To avoid interpolation, you should try to size your layer so it doesn't need to scale much above 100%.

If you are currently scaling up to 200%, then make the layer twice as big as it is now. If you are currently scaling up to 300%, then make the layer three times as big as it is now.

Walter Soyka
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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Plexus Plugin and scaling (image quality problems)
by on Oct 27, 2011 at 3:24:03 am

AE provides Scale values in Pixels, Inches, Milimeters, % of Source and % of Composition. % of Source is the default. To view a scale property or KF in terms of pixels, simply, right-click on the property or KF and select Edit Value. You will find a drop-down menu next to the Units item. Simply take a peak at the pixel value and you will know exactly how large to set your precomp.

Ah, I just realized that that's great for 2D layers, but when a 3D layer is involved, a layer's actual scale value is dependent on its scale, position relative to the camera and the camera's zoom value.

HTH
RoRK

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