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mel ruizlayer mask and layer order being affected by camera transform
by on Dec 22, 2015 at 7:11:01 pm

Ok. Very strange thing happening.

I have a thought bubble layer and underneath that a movie clip. i masked the clip (with pen tool) to only show what's inside bubble. looks great when my camera is zoomed in. when i zoom out though, the masked clip appears to be on top of the thought bubble. I also have a scatterize on the thought bubble, but don't see how that would cause this weirdness. I have no idea what's wrong. (both layers are 3D enabled and there is no wiggle or z-position difference) This is newest version of AE: 13.6.0.165

Any help would be greatly appreciated.




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Dave LaRondeRe: layer mask and layer order being affected by camera transform
by on Dec 22, 2015 at 8:08:03 pm

It sounds like you may have 2D layers mixed in with your 3D layers. That'll mess things up for sure.

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


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mel ruizRe: layer mask and layer order being affected by camera transform
by on Dec 22, 2015 at 8:16:51 pm

There are two layers -- bubble shape layer and movie clip layer with 1 mask. Both are 3D.

Any other thoughts??


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Kalle KannistoRe: layer mask and layer order being affected by camera transform
by on Dec 23, 2015 at 8:21:09 am

If they are both 3D, you should actually have the bubble outline ever so slightly closer to the camera than the image. If they are at the exact same distance, AE doesn't know which one is supposed to be in front. 3D layers stacking position depends on their distance from camera, not on the layer order.


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mel ruizRe: layer mask and layer order being affected by camera transform
by on Dec 23, 2015 at 3:01:17 pm

That sounded sensical and I was hopeful. But it still didn't fix it. : (


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mel ruizRe: layer mask and layer order being affected by camera transform
by on Dec 23, 2015 at 3:06:56 pm

VOILA!

Actually, Kalle it worked once i moved the clip to z: 10. I didn't realize this is the case. I've never run into this issue before (except when i had things wiggling in z and they kept popping around in front and back of things). Thank you!


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