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Glenn TakakjianLight a Single Object
by on Aug 31, 2009 at 6:48:03 am

Is it possible to have a light effect 1 specific 3D object and not another.

C4D has the include/exlude function. Anything like this in AE?



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chris forresterRe: Light a Single Object
by on Aug 31, 2009 at 2:39:24 pm

You can do something like this but not as elegantly as a 3D program.

The trick is to set the adjustment layer switch for the light you wish to have some form of linking. The next part of it is to place the 3D layers below this light. This light will only effect those layers below now and none of the layers above it.

It has many limitations but as far as I'm aware (I am a CS3 user) this is the only light linking that can be done.

Obviously stacking more lights above might effect layers that you don't wish to but this might be enough to do what you want

Chris Forrester

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Tyler PaulRe: Light a Single Object
by on Aug 31, 2009 at 3:08:51 pm

Here's the Tutorial.

Adjustment Lights

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Glenn TakakjianRe: Light a Single Object
by on Aug 31, 2009 at 5:45:38 pm

Thanks. Exactly what I needed.

It would be nice in the next version of AE if they could let you link a light to a specific object(s) so you don't have to deal with the layer issue. But this worked great.



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