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Dave LaRonde
Watch out for this one!
on Jan 26, 2011 at 4:05:24 pm

Last night I was fooling around with CC Ball Action at home using AE 10. I applied it to a text layer with remarkable results: the effect properly adjusted, creates balls in 3D space, which respond to an AE camera.

But don't turn that Ball Action layer into a 3D layer! I did it last night, and for the first time ever AE crashed on me as I played with the layer's separate z position.

So while Ball Action does remarkable things, you need to deliberate just how you'll use it in a 3D environment. I should have also checked how a Ball action layer responds to lights and interacts when mixed with 3D layers, but I watched the State Of The Union Address instead.

Perhaps someone else can pick up the ball... so to speak.

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

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Olin Padilla
Re: Watch out for this one!
on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:12:27 pm

Just gave it a try, and got pretty much exactly what I expected.

It only reacts to lights as a 3d layer, and is treated as if flat. No crash though.

Honestly, I have Form and Particular, so I'll just stick with those.

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