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Anders Lilkaer
3D layer/comp hierarchy overruled!?
on Jul 9, 2010 at 12:24:25 am


I've got a big project here, deadlines approaching, so i really hope you guys can help me.
In my projects, all layers comps are 3D. Also, som comps are 3D comps, with 3D comps inside them.

The problem is that, suddenly, the the positioning of the 3D layers/comps, in 3D space, is overruled by the hierarchy of the layers, like if it weren't 3D, and you would arrange by what layer is on top, and wich is a the bottom...

It's very very hard, to figure out exactly wich layers are causing the problem, since, it seems like that if i remove one, another problem occurs another place,..

I've checked that I have no NOT-3D layers messing around in the main-comp... any ideas?

Thanks very much in advance,


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Andy George
Re: 3D layer/comp hierarchy overruled!?
on Jul 9, 2010 at 2:30:46 am

If you have Layer styles enabled it can disrupt your stacking order.
Sometimes they sneak in on a psd-

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Todd Kopriva
Re: 3D layer/comp hierarchy overruled!?
on Jul 9, 2010 at 3:04:58 am

from "3D layer interactions, render order, and collapsed transformations":

"Just like 2D layers, other types of layers also prevent 3D layers on either side from intersecting or casting shadows on one another:

* An adjustment layer
* A 3D layer with a layer style applied
* A 3D precomposition layer to which an effect, closed mask (with mask mode other than None), or track matte has been applied
* A 3D precomposition layer without collapsed transformations"

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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