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Lisa Simonson
fading light
on Jun 15, 2012 at 7:27:01 pm

Howdy!
I need a spotlight to fade up from zero transparency. Is there a way to do that? I tried the cone and feathering but that doesn't work too well. Light needs to fade up in the middle of the clip.

Thanks


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Dan Fredley
Re: fading light
on Jun 15, 2012 at 9:48:03 pm

Animate light "intensity", which takes the place of "opacity" for light layers.


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Lisa Simonson
Re: fading light
on Jun 16, 2012 at 5:39:45 am

Thanks Dan!
I'm wondering if I did something different when I tried it?
When I animated the
intensity it made the scene either darker or hotter. I wasn't able to get it to show the layer beneath in its original state.

I appreciate the help


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Bryan Zilar
Re: fading light
on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:35:43 pm

Would animating a layer solid perpendicular to your light source from 0% opacity to 100% solve your "hot" and "cool" problem?

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Darby Edelen
Re: fading light
on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:10:47 pm

When you have no lights in the scene AE internally treats it as an Ambient light at 100% intensity. As soon as you add a light it no longer behaves this way and instead uses the light information on your light layers.

Try creating an Ambient light at 100% intensity, when you want your spotlight to come on animate the intensity of the spotlight from 0% to 100% and the intensity of the Ambient light from 100% to 0%.

Darby Edelen


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Lisa Simonson
Re: fading light
on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:14:13 pm

Great, will do! Thanks so much for the help. That makes sense.

Lisa


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