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Sebastien Mouttet
Double-sided layers?
on Apr 23, 2010 at 4:01:23 pm

Thought I'd check with you guys to see if any of you might have an answer to this question in After Effects:

Is it possible to have a solid layer (with 3d enabled) have a different color on each side of it, as in if i were to flip it or have a camera pan around either side would be a different color? Or even, having a raster image with a different image on each side?

I tried many things but the only solution I could find would be having 2 layers back to back and having them both parented on a null layer and doing all the manipulation of the null layer... is there another way to do this without having to create 3 layers?


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Andy George
Re: Double-sided layers?
on Apr 23, 2010 at 4:57:59 pm

[Sebastien Mouttet] "is there another way to do this without having to create 3 layers?"

You could do it using 2 layers by skipping the null and parenting the front layer to the back layer.

Here is a cool expression by Dan Ebberts that will make a layer invisible when facing away from the
camera.
http://www.motionscript.com/design-guide/invisible-facing-away.html

-Andy


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Double-sided layers?
on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:09:09 pm

[Sebastien Mouttet] "...the only solution I could find would be having 2 layers back to back and having them both parented on a null layer and doing all the manipulation of the null layer..."

That's the way to do it! Glad you learned it on your own.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Sebastien Mouttet
Re: Double-sided layers?
on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:15:53 pm

Merci beaucoup guys, appreciate it!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Double-sided layers?
on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:27:17 pm

Ce n'est rien.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Brian Charles
Re: Double-sided layers? Une autre solution
on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:49:57 pm

Card Wipe or Card Dance



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Serge Hamad
Re: Double-sided layers? Une autre solution de plus
on Apr 23, 2010 at 6:27:10 pm

Shatter can also apply a second layer as a texture in the back.

Forces must of course be set to (0). The cool thing with Shatter is that you can also give a depth to your layer so it doesn't totally disappear when oriented to 90 degrees.

Salut.
Serge

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