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Patrick CederbergIssues with 3D layers disappearing with keyframed focus distance.
by on Jan 31, 2015 at 7:21:34 pm

hey all - i've built a diner interior out of a combination of pre-comped 3D layers and regular images (no vectors, mostly PNGs). and i'm animating a camera pan with an animated focus distance to rack focus further into the room. however as the focus animates, a bunch of the layers start flickering in and out of existence. is this a known issue with DOF? when i turn it off, the problem disappears, but it doesn't look nearly as sleek. am i just trying to push AE too far with something i should be attempting in a proper 3D program? or are there any tips/settings that could help with this issue? here's a link to a .webm that shows my issue (most noticeable in the furniture to the right):

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