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Ishikawa Yu
I want to control 5 or more groups with element 3d.
on Feb 13, 2020 at 5:39:32 am

Learn about adobe aftereffects plug-in element 3d. I heard that you can use an unlimited number of groups by applying multiple E3D effects to one layer. How do you do this? Is there an unlimited group valid button?


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Matthew Keane
Re: I want to control 5 or more groups with element 3d.
on Feb 13, 2020 at 11:01:28 am

[Ishikawa Yu] "Is there an unlimited group valid button?"

Kind of. If you add two copies of the Element3D effect to a layer, you need to set the 'Render Mode' of the second copy to 'Unified'. That will tell Element to merge the two effect layers, rather than rendering them separately.

I assume it works the same for multiple copies, but I've never used more than 2 - renders slow down enough with 10 groups! Also, I use the 'Aux Channels' quite a bit to control animation within one group, rather than splitting everything into different groups.

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Matthew Keane
Re: I want to control 5 or more groups with element 3d.
on Feb 14, 2020 at 9:52:33 am

Wait, I remembered incorrectly - The first, and any other, instance of the Element effect needs to be set to 'Unified' render mode. The 'Render Mode' of the last copy of the effect determines the render quality of the merged effects. Sorry about that - as I said, I try to use the 'Aux Effect' workaround to avoid the need for more than 5 groups whenever possible, so it's been a while.


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