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Lisa SimonsonMasking light?
by on Oct 24, 2012 at 1:52:01 am

Hi everyone,

I have a character in my comp which only needs a spotlight. The rest of the scene has ambient light. Is it possible to have the character accept only the spot in the comp without the ambient? Or do I have to nest a comp for that effect.I thought masking the light would work but not able to do that.


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Vishesh AroraRe: Masking light?
by on Oct 24, 2012 at 6:51:00 am


Just Precomp your Character with the Spot Light.

Now if you make your Precomp 3D, it will accept the ambient light.

So to get rid out of that , Press "A" twice after selecting your precomp and them Turn Off your Accept lights.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra


Demo Reel(3D):

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Lisa SimonsonRe: Masking light?
by on Oct 24, 2012 at 6:53:30 pm

Aaaahhhh!That is a great simple solution. I always tend to take the difficult route, thanks a bunch

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