Care to provide screenshots of the comp and timeline?
Of course! how silly,
In all the video tutorials I've seen, I've done almost the exact same manipulations and they always have the effect visible in the "XYZ Comp" window. Not on my machine, and not even when I render the final movie. Very frustrating.
Wow, that screenshot takes me way back. Interesting to see you are using the app in its old form. I noticed OpenGL was enabled and thought that might be the culprit, but since the problem is ocurring on the final render, I doubt that has anything to do with it. Although, in your render settings, if OpenGL is enabled, it might be the issue. Have you tried disabling the OpenGL setting for your comp window? It's a long shot, but thought I'd throw that out there . . .
Arie, that "long shot" of yours was dangerously spot-on. It's exactly that.
It seems I won't be able to use OpenGL for anything if I can't trust the preview... though I thought the final render was done in software anyway so I never even suspected it could be the problem.
Many thanks !
Cool! Glad you got it to work
There's a reason that we removed the OpenGL renderer. It was more trouble than it was worth.