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gary Jarvis
Who turned the lights out??
on Dec 30, 2011 at 4:44:49 pm

CS5
So, I brought in 3 layers in a PS psd, I then tuned on the 3D boxes in each of the layers and opened lights-spotlight. In one of the layers I hit on cast shadows, in light options;
Intensity 94
color white
cone 90
cast shadows on
82%
9

No matter what I do there is no light, could anyone tell me what I am doing wrong please

Tks


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Who turned the lights out??
on Dec 30, 2011 at 5:59:41 pm

Are the layers set to accept lights? Is your comp camera aimed at them?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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gary Jarvis
Re: Who turned the lights out??
on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:17:44 pm

Hi Dave,

I did not have camera on but, after getting your feed have turned it on and still no change, have enclosed a png of my settings.


Tks mate


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Who turned the lights out??
on Dec 30, 2011 at 7:17:36 pm

Your light is behind your layer. Move your light more towards the front of the comp (-400 in the z-axis, for example) and you should be able to see it.

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gary Jarvis
Re: Who turned the lights out??
on Dec 30, 2011 at 7:33:37 pm

Hey Michael, I tried to no avail, matter of fact I even did a 360, also, in the views it shows the framework of the light to be much higher still nadda. I'm going to close this project for the moment and just open a text 3d, just to see if the lighting works there.


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gary Jarvis
Re: Who turned the lights out??
on Dec 30, 2011 at 8:27:51 pm

Well, I closed it down and opened a new comp, threw out some text, turned on the spotlight, opened for shadows, created a floor and, Wallla, light, shadows no problemo

Tried a text in the original comp, absolutely nadda.

If anyone comes up with something throw it at me, other than that, have a great New Year and thanks for being the community you are.


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Darby Edelen
Re: Who turned the lights out??
on Jan 2, 2012 at 6:21:45 pm

The composition's "Draft 3D" switch is on. This is the switch with the Cube and * just to the left of the "Shy" switch.

This disables camera Depth of Field and Lights.

Darby Edelen


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gary Jarvis
Re: Who turned the lights out??
on Jan 3, 2012 at 1:07:54 am

Whoa Darby, you're the man, that's exactly what is causing the situation.

Thanks mate and a happy and healthy New Year to you and yours

All the best Gary


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