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Anne Lawant
(Hopefully) Simple Checkerboard Problem
on Jan 25, 2011 at 11:49:16 pm

Hey people, I have a hopefully simple problem. I'm trying to play a little with Time Displacement and I generated a checkerboard. Now I got the effect to work just fine, the only problem is with the actual checkerboard. Between every white and black square there is a line of one pixel that is grey. Now the info button and all say this line is white, but it's not. The Time Displacement is reading the grey line as grey. Anyone know a fix?


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Todd Kopriva
Re: (Hopefully) Simple Checkerboard Problem
on Jan 26, 2011 at 4:40:49 am

The color is white, but it's looking grey to you because of partial transparency, and it's letting the background color (in your case black) show through.

The checkerboard effect creates opaque squares of a color alternating with transparent squares, with a half-transparent border of color between.

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Anne Lawant
Re: (Hopefully) Simple Checkerboard Problem
on Jan 26, 2011 at 10:51:54 am

That seems a little silly, not to give the option of having no half-transparant border. I'll just make a checkerboard in Photoshop. Thanks!



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Todd Kopriva
Re: (Hopefully) Simple Checkerboard Problem
on Jan 26, 2011 at 12:02:13 pm

> That seems a little silly, not to give the option of having no half-transparant border.


You can submit a feature request here: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish

How to give feedback on After Effects: http://bit.ly/93d6NF

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Walter Soyka
Re: (Hopefully) Simple Checkerboard Problem
on Jan 26, 2011 at 1:17:43 pm

You could apply a Levels effect to checkerboard layer, and crank either the input black or the input white on the alpha channel to force that border line to be either fully opaque or fully transparent -- but the checkboard will either have a one pixel overlap or a one pixel gap.

In Photoshop, the pattern fill should make pretty quick work of this.

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