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David Bark
Particles Don't Appear when Solid is 3d
on Jan 28, 2011 at 8:14:54 pm

Following along with the Particular documentation. Created a spot light called "Emitter" and a black solid.
Light is red. when solid is 3d, I can see the particles only when light is oriented towards me. When solid is 2d, I can see the particles at all orientations, but they no longer take on the color of the light. I don't understand.

David Bark
Lightshine Productions


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Particles Don't Appear when Solid is 3d
on Jan 28, 2011 at 8:18:31 pm

AE reacts unpredictably when you mix 2D layers among 3D layers.

Well, not "unpredictably": there is a logic to it, and if you know what you're doing, you can exploit it.

Stick with all-3D and you'll be okay.

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


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Olin Padilla
Re: Particles Don't Appear when Solid is 3d
on Jan 28, 2011 at 8:22:57 pm

Check you comp from a different view where you can see the depth. Your light is probably not where you think it is.


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Particles Don't Appear when Solid is 3d
on Jan 28, 2011 at 8:22:46 pm

Wait. Are you saying you made your Particular layer 3d? Don't do that. Particular (and ANY effect that renders a pseudo-3d image) needs the layer to be comp-sized and 2d.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Particles Don't Appear when Solid is 3d
on Jan 28, 2011 at 8:34:32 pm

Oops! You're absolutely right, Michael, I gave the guy bad information.

Sorry about that, Mr. Bark! I'm wrong -- listen to Michael. Although it's still not good form to put that 2D Particular layer in among a bunch of other 3D layers.

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


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David Bark
Re: Particles Don't Appear when Solid is 3d
on Jan 29, 2011 at 12:31:04 am

Thanks, guys!

David Bark
Lightshine Productions


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Particles Don't Appear when Solid is 3d
on Jan 29, 2011 at 9:38:22 am

the 2d Particular layer should be on top of all 3d layers if you want it to interact with all 3d layers in 3d space.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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