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Marcin KosteckiResize layer border without resizing text and effects
by on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:39:52 pm
Last Edited By Marcin Kostecki on Jun 25, 2015 at 1:12:17 pm

Hello, I created little intro based on tutorial found on youtube. After creating it I realized that I made mistake. After making rotation lights are not going on whole screen but only to layer borders (yellow one). I'm wondering if there is a way to make those lights be visible on whole screen not only on layer or scale layer border without scalling text?

Here is screen:


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Dave LaRondeRe: Light effect out of layer border
by on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:42:59 pm

Add a null object to the nested comp in question. Parent everything in the comp to that new null. Now make the comp as big as you need. If the layers in the comp aren't in the center, move that null to the center. You should be in business.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Marcin KosteckiRe: Light effect out of layer border
by on Jun 25, 2015 at 1:11:38 pm

Thank you for response, unfortunately this method is also resizing text which I want to avoid.


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Peter DiefenthalerRe: Light effect out of layer border
by on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:32:59 am

I'm not really sure how you have this set up, but try disabling the light effect from the pre-comp and then add it to a 2D adjustment layer in the main comp. This way the effect won't be dependent on the view or the pre-comp size.

Peter Diefenthaler
http://www.ideafirecreative.com/


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Marcin KosteckiRe: Light effect out of layer border
by on Jun 25, 2015 at 1:14:39 pm

I'm probably doing something wrong because doing your way effect is making whole screen black and with other blending mode it works on whole image not only on first text.

By the way it's my first work in AE so please be patient with me.


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Marcin KosteckiRe: Resize layer border without resizing text and effects
by on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:43:38 pm
Last Edited By Marcin Kostecki on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:44:34 pm

I solved my poblem. Instead resizing layer I just took out text layer from pre-comp and put effect on it. Now I don't have limited space.

Thanks you for help, without you I would not come out with solution.


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Peter DiefenthalerRe: Resize layer border without resizing text and effects
by on Jun 25, 2015 at 3:05:36 pm

I'm glad you solved your problem, but don't neglect learning the basics. Knowing the fundamentals of AE will help you better understand projects like this and will also help you better articulate your questions in the future.

Some helpful links:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/topics.html
http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/
https://library.creativecow.net/series/After-Effects-basics-tutorials-by-An...

Peter Diefenthaler
http://www.ideafirecreative.com/


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