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Krista van der Wilkpsd 2d layer, influeces 3d layer shadows
by on May 25, 2012 at 11:18:19 am

Hello! this is my setup:

a bunch of illustrator layers in 3d which will not accept light and shadows, cast shadows > on
a animated camera
a light
a background which accept shadows.

I need a logo to be constantly in the image.
So i imported the logo as a psd file ( cause i need the alpha ),
place it, and leave it as a 2d layer, so it will stay in its place when the camera will be animated

Now this is what happens, when i make the psd layer visible, it influences the shadows of the 3d layers.

Why is this?
I can not figure out why this is happening..


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Dave LaRondeRe: psd 2d layer, influeces 3d layer shadows
by on May 25, 2012 at 4:24:17 pm

You can't place a 2D layer among other 3D layers. As you have seen, strange things happen.

You may want to prerender the 3D layers currently above the 2D layer as the foreground, then prerender the the 3D layers below the 2D layer as the background. Then create a new comp with three layers: foreground, logo and background.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Krista van der WilkRe: psd 2d layer, influeces 3d layer shadows
by on May 25, 2012 at 8:20:30 pm

ah. impossibility is always the most clear awnser.
Thanks ! i will indeed work around it than

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