3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2015 7:42 AM by Reduxion

    After Effects CS6 - Drop shadow renders white

    Reduxion Level 1

      Hi all fellow AE users!

       

      I got a problem when rendering a comp with a drop shadow, it turns white (as if it got a glow on it..).

       

      Let me elaborate the problem:

       

      I'm making a name title which has a drop shadow on it. I render it with the following settings:

       

      Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 15.35.12.png

      These settings allow my comp to have a transparant background on which the drop shadow will fall and create some depth as it show in my comp viewer:

       

      Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 15.37.07.png

       

      So when I render it with RGB + Alpha the drop shadow gets white as if I put a glow on my comp instead of a regular drop shadow:

      Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 15.44.56.png

       

      Also if I render it on a background the drop shadow will remain as it is, black.

      Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 15.44.29.png

       

      On every project I work on this happens.

      All the renders are rendered directly onto the iMac.

      And it's not the problem with the video player as it remains when I put it into a FCP (7 or X/10) sequence.

       

      The system I work on is an 27 inch iMac (Mid 2011):

      2,7 GHz Intel i5 (quad core)

      12GB 1333 MHz DDR3

      AMD HD6770M 512mb

      OS X Version 10.9.5

       

      If anyone else has or had the same problem or similar please let me know

      I'm on an internship right know and it get annoying if we have add the shadows in after rendering it..

       

      Thanks in advance!

       

      Mitch