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Chad Franklin
Rendering my floor layer black!
on Feb 2, 2015 at 7:23:48 pm

I'm working on a project that has a 3d floor. The floor is made in the traditional way. Turned the solid layer into a 3d layer flipped 90 degrees and drop it down using the Y. Then I have it accepting shadows and I have lights casting shadows on my logo and letters. Everything looks fine and normal in a ram preview. But when I go to render the project I can watch the preview of the rendering process and the floor turns black! I'm using a 2K dollar PC with uber awesome graphics card. I'm also using AE CC so I'm fully updated. It's a simple thing. I've tried exporting with RGB+Alpha and Just Alpha, and Just RGB but nothing fixes the problem. If need be I can provide screen shots.


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Chad Franklin
Re: Rendering my floor layer black!
on Feb 2, 2015 at 9:02:24 pm

Pre-Render


Post Render


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Chad Franklin
Re: Rendering my floor layer black!
on Feb 2, 2015 at 10:19:26 pm

I might have answered my own question. But I don't know why it happens.

What I did was checked to position of my lights from the top view. It looked like maybe I had the light too close to the camera in z space. So I deleted the light added a new one and worked with it till I got it to look the same.

What is frustrating is it looked fine in ram previews before but was failing on the actual render process. That's really annoying.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Rendering my floor layer black!
on Feb 3, 2015 at 5:54:01 am

Are you previewing a camera other than the active camera?

Can you maybe post a screenshot showing your whole Ae UI?

Walter Soyka
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