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Greg DiGenti
light & collapse transformations
on Nov 19, 2009 at 2:11:58 am

I have a pre-comp made of vector shapes which are also pre-comped. All the way down the line, every layer is set to 3D, to collapse transformations, and to cast shadows.

At the very top comp, I've added a light.

When the layer has the collapse transformations switch OFF, the light affects it, but it appears flat. When I collapse transformations, it becomes 3D, but the light ceases to affect it. This seems to go against what I've found on the adobe help pages and what all of the similar posts on this site say.

What am I doing wrong or not understanding here?

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Greg DiGenti
Re: light & collapse transformations
on Nov 19, 2009 at 2:22:07 am

Ackā€¦ figured it out. For anyone having this same issue, I just needed to turn off the collapse transformations in the innermost nested layer (which was the actual vector layer).

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