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malcolm DeSoto
3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 6:33:08 pm

have some 1080 .mov footage in a comp.

I import a .png file. As soon as I click the 3D switch it goes completely black. Not sure what the deal is. There are no lights in the comp.

seems like I'm overlooking something simple...

Any ideas?





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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 6:51:27 pm

Do you have OpenGL on? Turn that off.

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malcolm DeSoto
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 6:54:34 pm

Nope, it's adaptive resolution

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malcolm DeSoto
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 6:59:34 pm

Also, there's a particle system in another comp and if I turn on the 3D switch for the .png file in that comp, everything but the .png file and the particle system vanish. The particle system also shrinks down to a quarter of it's size...

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malcolm DeSoto
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:01:28 pm

Solution for now: make every layer in the comp 3D. As long as the 3D switch is on, it shows up...

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Dave LaRonde
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:02:07 pm

I see the footage is 1080, often shot by HDV cameras. If you don't have AE 10, you could be experiencing the pleasures of using long-gop footage in pre-AE 10 versions.

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malcolm DeSoto
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:10:21 pm

Hmmm, I've heard of some codec issues with footage originating from DSLRs, but I re-encoded it using an animation codec...

That might be it though. I'm still working with CS4

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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:35:46 pm

Do not mix 2D with 3D layers- AE does not like that. So if you have a 2d layer in between 3d layers, that may cause the problem.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Cassius Marques
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 8:44:24 pm

Hmmm, unless i'm mistaken...you're looking through front view...not active camera... as soon as you turn one into 3d. 2d layers wont appear.


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Kevin Camp
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 8:53:33 pm

nice catch...

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malcolm DeSoto
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:24:18 pm

Cassius Marques, you're probably right. I'm too deep into the project at this point to start over and check if that's what it was, but I'll check when I start another project.

Ted, I'm pretty positive that's not true. I mix 2D and 3D layers all the time.

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Walter Soyka
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:41:43 pm

[malcolm DeSoto] "Ted, I'm pretty positive that's not true. I mix 2D and 3D layers all the time."

What he was referring to was this: 2D layers sandwiched in between sets of 3D layers breaks 3D interaction. See 3D layer interactions, render order, and collapsed transformations [link] for more details.

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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:45:27 pm

Usually if you have a 2d layer in between 3d layers (not on top or under)weird problems appear. It may not always be the case depending on how the 3d layers are set in z space. Here's a link to a pretty good explanation on how mixing layers can affect your comp:
http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2009/08/understanding-2d-and-3d-layer-orde...

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
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malcolm DeSoto
Re: 3D black out?
on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:17:03 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh yes, I know what you mean know.

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