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marina martins
how to make a dice only with lines (no fill) that doesn't look transparent
on Jan 12, 2016 at 4:20:33 pm

Hello everyone,

I would like to make a dice that has no fill, only lines. the problem is when a do that, it looks like the dice is transparent, but I don't want to see the lines that are behind.
I want to animate the dice and still be able to see just what's in front, like it would be if the side had a fill color.
Is it doable? Maybe there's a script to help me?

Thank you!!!


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Kevin Camp
Re: how to make a dice only with lines (no fill) that doesn't look transparent
on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:52:37 am

would need to know more about how you have your dice constructed, but dan ebberts' 'layer invisible when facing away from camera' expression might help.

you'll find it here (with a good description of how it works):
http://motionscript.com/design-guide/invisible-facing-away.html

it will only work if you are using 3d layers to create your dice 'outlines'.

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: how to make a dice only with lines (no fill) that doesn't look transparent
on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:44:50 am

How about filling the sides with black or green and keying them out?


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marina martins
Re: how to make a dice only with lines (no fill) that doesn't look transparent
on Jan 15, 2016 at 3:04:23 pm

Thank you!!!

That is exactly what I needed!


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: how to make a dice only with lines (no fill) that doesn't look transparent
on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:36:18 am

You can try playing with find edges and see if that's what you're after

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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