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Lincoln Waldron
on Feb 11, 2010 at 3:29:51 pm

OH so I have a comp 1

Comp 1
-PSD file trace (Logo) with Trapcode Stroke duplicated 3 times and each one pre comped with varying glow effects to create a Neon sign of the Logo.

I want to make this explode in Trapcode form then reform.
My problem is when I layer map it to this logo pre comp with the 3 pre comps inside it.
the glow just floods the particles and doesnt give me an accurate image of the Logo (Neon sign).
Does this make sense?

*My pixels are all the right size
-I have the correct amount of pixels
-Its all in the feathered glow flooding over - which I need to make it a neon Sign.

Please help me if you could?

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Michael Szalapski
Re: FORM>GLOW>PROBLEM> Expert Needed
on Feb 11, 2010 at 8:12:35 pm

I'm not quite seeing what you're talking about in my head from your description. A screen capture would be helpful. (Print screen button on the PC, paste into Photoshop. On the mac use the screen grab utility, I forget the name.)

Is the glow effect inside the precomp or is it applied on the layer map layer? Or is it applied on the Form layer?

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Philippe Lessard
Re: FORM>GLOW>PROBLEM> Expert Needed
on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:24:51 pm

Try to disable the glow in your precomp, and have you set your fonctionnality(in form layer map) to rgba to rgba, and in the proper dimension?

I bet is the glow inside the precomp!

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Lincoln Waldron
Re: FORM>GLOW>PROBLEM> Expert Needed
on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:31:10 pm

I worked the problem out.
All I needed to do- was add a black Solid as my background within my pre comp.


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