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Lily Baker
After Effects - spotlight not showing
on Apr 4, 2015 at 3:49:27 pm

I have done this before, but for some reason I can't recreate the effect.

  • I have a black solid layer (3D, z-index positioned further back) and a light layer (spot).


  • I do not have draft 3D on, and my layers are set to 3D.


  • I'm sure it's something simple but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere online.

    Thank you!


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    Richard Herd
    Re: After Effects - spotlight not showing
    on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:49:21 pm

    I don't understand what you're trying to do.


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    Lily Baker
    Re: After Effects - spotlight not showing
    on Apr 7, 2015 at 5:17:52 pm

    I'm just trying to create a spotlight on a black solid, but not seeing the light.


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    Richard Herd
    Re: After Effects - spotlight not showing
    on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:20:04 pm

    [Lily Baker] "I'm just trying to create a spotlight on a black solid, but not seeing the light"

    There's you're problem. If you light black, it is black. And it will look like nothing.


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    John Cuevas
    Re: After Effects - spotlight not showing
    on Apr 8, 2015 at 1:09:08 pm

    Create a white solid, it will be black in the areas that the spotlight doesn't hit and be white where it's lit up.

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