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Colin Peterson
Trapcode Particular Layers Not Exporting?
on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:11:26 pm

Hey folks,
I have an odd problem. When I export, my trapcode particular layers will not export along with the other layers--AE simply renders the composition without those layers, as if the other items on the screen were on a black background. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, none of the layers are soloed. I've even copied the layers into a new comp and tried to render the comp out from there--no luck.

I have no idea what is going wrong, check out a screenshot below:
http://postimg.org/image/5pk0cledv/

As background potentialities, but I don't know if it would be a problem. I was playing with Track Mattes for a while, but those have all been reset to normal. But the Emitter layers had the eye symbol without the pupil--I don't know what that means.
http://postimg.org/image/y3bnr8xsj/

Do I need to rebuild this? I really don't want to. lol. Hope its just an oversight on my part.

Thanks for any insight.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Trapcode Particular Layers Not Exporting?
on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:26:55 pm

Your emitter layers are set as guide layers [link].

Note the cyan icon next to it in the timeline. Guide layers are visible in the comp viewer, but do not render or appear in precomps. You can toggle whether a layer is a guide layer or not via the Layer menu or via right-click.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Colin Peterson
Re: Trapcode Particular Layers Not Exporting?
on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:36:22 pm

Sorry, I have no idea what that means, could you further explain how to turn that off?--the site you linked doesn't have "keen live" listed. Its not you, its me--I know just enough to get myself in trouble.

Thanks for the quick response!


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Colin Peterson
Re: Trapcode Particular Layers Not Exporting?
on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:41:07 pm

Ah, Keen Live is your company! HA! Sorry! That's why I was confused on the google search.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Trapcode Particular Layers Not Exporting?
on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:07:13 pm

[Colin Peterson] "Ah, Keen Live is your company! HA! Sorry! That's why I was confused on the google search."

No, it was my bad -- I accidentally typed over one of the closing tags when I made the link, so the link spread all the way into my COW signature. Sorry for the confusion, but if you right-click your two mystery layers and uncheck "Guide Layer" all will be well with your comp again.

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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Walter Soyka
Re: Trapcode Particular Layers Not Exporting?
on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:41:36 pm

Sorry, I typo'ed while inserting the link and broke the post. I've updated it and it's all correct now.

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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Colin Peterson
Re: Trapcode Particular Layers Not Exporting?
on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:40:16 pm

All is well, I did what you said and its all fixed. Thanks so much! I knew it must have been an oversight!


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Colin Peterson
Re: Trapcode Particular Layers Not Exporting?
on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:43:00 pm

Please ignore my previous posts! Thank you so much, I knew it had to be a simple fix. Thank you so very much.


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