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Moog GravettReflection map flickers in 3d text
by on Mar 21, 2013 at 3:21:56 pm

Hi folks,

I'm playing around with the 3d extrusion in CS6 for the first time, but my reflections seem to flicker on an off, as if some frames, it just decides it doesn't want to use the reflections after all.

Anyone else had this & know what I can do to solve it?

Cheers

Moog

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Dave LaRondeRe: Reflection map flickers in 3d text
by on Mar 21, 2013 at 3:25:27 pm

Ray Tracing and Multiprocessing are the biggest offenders in situations like this. Are you using them? Turn them off and observe the result.

Some Effects in AE don't recognize multiprocessing, and others react oddly if you use it.

Ray Tracing without the proper card will take FOREVER, so only render out a second or two of a known trouble spot.

Dave LaRonde
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Moog GravettRe: Reflection map flickers in 3d text
by on Mar 21, 2013 at 3:44:27 pm

I have multiprocessing off already, but I need to have raytracing on to do the extrusion don't i?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Reflection map flickers in 3d text
by on Mar 21, 2013 at 3:56:22 pm

Yes, you do, but now the diagnostic process gets a LOT tougher. http://forums.adobe.com/thread/961743?tstart=0

This is a good source of the litany of answers people need.
At the moment, your situation is telling the doctor your elbow hurts, and the doctor tells you not put your elbow down on a thumb tack. You just told the doctor you don't have any thumbtacks, so the doctor has to check for bursitis, arthritis, carpal tunnel.... you get the idea.

Dave LaRonde
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Moog GravettRe: Reflection map flickers in 3d text
by on Mar 22, 2013 at 10:01:29 am

Just thought I'd let any future people checking this thread that I worked out what my particular problem was.

I was trying to use a video file as an environment map. It didn't seem to like that so i just selected a frame and made it a freeze frame. All seems fine now.

Moog

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