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Sam MorellRay-Traced 3D Layer Loses Depth in New Composition
by on Feb 15, 2016 at 8:31:45 pm

I used "Ray-Traced 3D" to extrude a shape layer in an After Effects 6 project. When I pre-compose this layer and use it in another composition, it looks 3 dimensional but is actually flat when I try to rotate it, in this case, the Y axis. I've enabled different properties on the new composition including the "Collapse Transformation", "3D Layer", as well as tried changing the composition's renderer to either "Classic 3D" or "Ray-Traced 3D." Why will a new composition that contains a nested Ray-Traced 3D layer not hold onto its ability to be rotated with extruded depth?


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Mike SevignyRe: Ray-Traced 3D Layer Loses Depth in New Composition
by on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:43:16 pm

Are you rotating the composition or the layer inside the composition?

The composition itself will be flat even if you rotate it but the layer inside should be 3D. You'll need to rotate it inside the comp. Typically I copy over my camera into the precomp as well to animate the extruded shapes while my mainComp can remain classic3D.

Mike


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Sam MorellRe: Ray-Traced 3D Layer Loses Depth in New Composition
by on Feb 17, 2016 at 6:14:25 pm

Thanks Mike . . . I'll try that.


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