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Mike Rother
layer positioning
on May 28, 2008 at 10:10:09 pm

heres my problem:

I have a block of text consisting of 12 lines.
When I apply Invig to the text block using a comp camera everythings great and all the planes are flush.

then I duplicate the Invig layer 12 times
delete one line of text at a time so I end up with 12 separate invig layers making up the text block.

now the 12 separate layers arent flush anymore. They look like they all have diff Z positions?

does deleting a line at a time change some kind of hierarchy in positioning?

hopefully this makes sense

thanks in advance


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Jon Okerstrom
Re: layer positioning
on May 29, 2008 at 4:22:36 am

Hi Mike,

Deleting lines of text would cause the positioning to shift from layer to layer. One solution: replicate the text blocks exactly and make the lines you don't want to see in each layer invisible - without deleting the objects. I'm thinking this would keep all of your text in proper registration.

Jon



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Mike Rother
Re: layer positioning
on May 29, 2008 at 5:35:00 pm

Hi Jon--

I tried duplicating all the layers and then making all lines except the one I need invisible. The layers still stack up incorrectly.

any other thoughts?

thanks again




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Jon Okerstrom
Re: layer positioning
on May 30, 2008 at 12:37:35 am

Are they in exactly the same position in Z space?

Jon



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Mike Rother
Re: layer positioning
on May 30, 2008 at 7:28:13 pm

yes. When the "text wall" is one unit of 12 lines, all lines are in the same Z space.

Studying the problem further, it seems that when I break up the wall into separate lines Invig treats each line as its own object. For instance layer 1 doesnt know there is a layer 2, so the bottom extrusion of layer 1 draws on top of layer 2.

If I didnt have 12 lines of text I could make each layer of the single text wall into a set and animate the set, but Invig only has 8 sets...

make sense?

thanks again



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Jerry Witt
Re: layer positioning
on Jun 16, 2008 at 9:02:48 pm

What if you didn't delete the lines, but replaced them with a carriage return?





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