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Effects Don't work with Ray-Traced 3D?

May 16, 2013 1:57 PM



I'm working on a 3D logo for a company, and I'm trying to snaz what I have done with some effects, but the effects don't work. For example, I tried adding the CC Light Wipe Effect, but it will only show up when I switch back to the classic 3D renderer. Google searches aren't exaclty effective when I my serach quiere has "Effects" and After Effects" in it, so I'm forced to come here looking for the answer.


Are effects supported in this new renderer? If so, how do I get them to work?



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    May 16, 2013 1:48 PM   in reply to TonyWG123

    Everytime you switch to raytraced mode you should see this warning:



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    May 16, 2013 2:00 PM   in reply to Klaus Brandenburg

    It is as Klaus says. Also, this information is in After Effects Help, here.

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    May 16, 2013 9:53 PM   in reply to Todd_Kopriva

    Pre-composing and then switching off Ray-traced rendering in the main comp gives you the ability to apply effects to the pre-comp. This may or may not work for your situation.


    Another option is to pre-render your Ray-traced work and then apply effects to the footage. There's almost always something you can do if you think about it for a while.


    Still another option is to put a 2D adjustment layer above your 3D Ray-traced layer and apply the effect there.

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