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Paul MeyerAE Comp Orientation
by on Apr 6, 2011 at 5:31:24 pm

Getting ready to start a project where the final composition will be converted to a vertical orientation by the projector at the event. (Example: CNN uses vertical oriented LCDs on their show "The Situation Room." Is there a setting in AE to change the direction of the comp viewer to 90o? (So it will still render a movie with a horizontal aspect)
Any expertise would be much appreciated.


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Dave LaRondeRe: AE Comp Orientation
by on Apr 6, 2011 at 5:41:52 pm

Find out in which direction they rotate the monitor as the viewer sees it: do the rotate the monitor 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise? That's important to know later.

Work in a vertical HD comp. You'll have to make a custom comp for this, it's no big deal. Do your AE voodoo. Then when the time comes for rendering, nest your main vertical comp inside a normal horizontal HD comp. You'll rotate the vertical comp 90 degrees in the direction OPPOSITE to the display monitor's rotation.

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


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Walter SoykaRe: AE Comp Orientation
by on Apr 6, 2011 at 6:33:04 pm

I do what Dave has suggested. I usually render for both clockwise and counterclockwise display rotation, just in case.

Walter Soyka
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Dave LaRondeRe: AE Comp Orientation
by on Apr 6, 2011 at 6:40:46 pm

[Walter Soyka] "I usually render for both clockwise and counterclockwise display rotation..."

Smart.

Just like rendering alpha-channeled movies as both Straight and Premultiplied on a first-time job.

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


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Paul MeyerRe: AE Comp Orientation
by on Apr 7, 2011 at 2:52:05 pm

Thank YoU to both of your responses. Looking forward to starting project. I'll do some test files before final output.


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