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shelley sinkOutput looks weird
by on Jun 19, 2012 at 7:21:55 pm

Hi,

I created some animated text in 3D. Everything looks fine when I play it back in the composition but when I output to a movie (I'm using Sorensen 3 codec) the words are strangely skewed.

I have the all 3d layers checked in the composition.

What could be causing this weird distortion?

Thanks for your help.


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Angelo LorenzoRe: Output looks weird
by on Jun 19, 2012 at 7:42:30 pm

Can you post a screen shot?

Angelo Lorenzo
Fallen Empire - Digital Production Services


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shelley sinkRe: Output looks weird
by on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:47:32 pm

Hi,

Here are the screen shots. Part one and two of the comp (how it's supposed to look) And Part one and two of the output with the strange distortion.

I'm also including a snapshot of my work area for reference.

You can see in the output that the words are skewed/slanted strangely.

workpanel.png [x]
output_pt2.png [x]
comppt2.png [x]
output_pt1.png [x]
comp_pt1.png [x]

Thanks for helping me try to figure this out!


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shelley sinkRe: Output looks weird
by on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:48:21 pm

This is the first time I've ever uploaded images on this forum so let me know if it works.

Thanks.


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shelley sinkRe: Output looks weird
by on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:51:18 pm

Oops. Let's try this again. Here are the screen shots.











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Walter SoykaRe: Output looks weird
by on Jun 20, 2012 at 3:40:31 am

AE always renders the active camera. Are you perhaps working in a custom view [link] in your comp viewer?

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
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shelley sinkRe: Output looks weird
by on Jun 20, 2012 at 3:38:15 pm

Thanks.

I WAS in a custom view which displayed the type straight.

But then I put it back to "active camera" and it looked skewed like the output.

So I turned off 3d and it straightened out the font but then I lost my x y rotation animations.

The client hated it anyway so it's back to the canvas.

I'm very new working with cameras and find working in 3D very confusing. I wish there were a tutorial like "After Effects - working in 3D space for Dummies." If someone produced a book or video like that they would make a ton of money. I know a lot of people who work in After Effects and don't understand the cameras either.

Maybe I'll have better luck next time.

I really appreciate you responding so quickly.

Have a great day.

Shelley


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Walter SoykaRe: Output looks weird
by on Jun 20, 2012 at 4:48:40 pm

There's some great, free training available online.

If you're new to After Effects, I'd recommend the following link, in which Adobe's Todd Kopriva pulls together some important introductory materials:

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.h...

I especially recommend the Video Copilot "Basic Training" series that Todd links to.

Specifically on camera animation, Andrew Devis has a nice series here on the COW:

http://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Animating-a-Camera-1/1

http://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Animating-a-Camera-2/1

http://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Animating-a-Camera-3/1

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


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