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Lucas Gray
Problem lighting a vector layer that has a color change effect applied
on Jan 23, 2014 at 10:21:11 am

Hello,

I've got a vector line imported from Illustrator which I put a color change effect on (it was black to begin with).

Now it won't accept the lights I've put in the shot but stays at 100%, even though everything around it is dimly lit.

Thanks,
Lucas


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Problem lighting a vector layer that has a color change effect applied
on Jan 23, 2014 at 5:02:35 pm

You must have switched on the AI layer's Continuously Rasterize switch. 3D Layers with CR do not react to Lights and its effect - shadows etc. They also break 3D interactions, intersections and Light effects.

So, double check to ensure that you really need to CR the AE file. If you do, then precomp the AE file and CR and scale up in the precomp. In the 'final comp', DO NOT CR/CT this nested comp.

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RoRK

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Problem lighting a vector layer that has a color change effect applied
on Jan 23, 2014 at 5:21:36 pm

More details here on 3D Layers and CR/CT -
http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/3d-layers.html#3d_layer_interact...

HTH
RoRK
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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Problem lighting a vector layer that has a color change effect applied
on Jan 23, 2014 at 6:11:44 pm

Please get the CORRECT details here - http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/3d-layers.html#3d_layer_interact....

The info I provided in my first post is incorrect. :-(

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RoRK
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Lucas Gray
Re: Problem lighting a vector layer that has a color change effect applied
on Jan 27, 2014 at 6:01:35 am

Thank you Roland,

I've read the article you cited and still can't seem to get what I need.

When I pre-comp the Illustrator layer with its layer style (color overlay) it's either too blurry without the CR switch on, or if I turn the CR switch on it's just like it was back in the main comp: sharp, but unaffected by the lights.

I'm simply trying to animate a black line into a pale yellow line while retaining the lighting environment. It doesn't seem so audacious!

Anyway, thanks so much for your response,
Lucas


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Problem lighting a vector layer that has a color change effect applied
on Jan 27, 2014 at 6:49:16 am

Lucas, post your AEP here - ZIP it up first. I think it'll be much faster if I had a look at the file.

Cheers
RoRK
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Lucas Gray
Re: Problem lighting a vector layer that has a color change effect applied
on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:47:58 am

Hey Roland,

I didn't see where you wanted me to post the file to. Also, I'm using a Mac, in case that makes a difference.

Thanks!

Lucas


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Problem lighting a vector layer that has a color change effect applied
on Jan 27, 2014 at 12:41:13 pm

[Lucas Gray] "When I pre-comp the Illustrator layer with its layer style (color overlay) it's either too blurry without the CR switch on, or if I turn the CR switch on it's just like it was back in the main comp: sharp, but unaffected by the lights."

Layer Styles B-R-E-A-K 3D interactions in AE. Additionally, use the AI file directly in the 'final comp' - check the URL, again, I provided earlier.

Cheers
RoRK
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