4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2016 6:56 AM by Mylenium

    several write-on effects on one object

    suz davison Level 1

      Hello

       

      I'm trying to reveal a drawing but from several points at the same time.

       

      If I apply the effect a couple of times to the layer it either doesn't appear or only one effect will work.

       

      I've tried pre-composing the layer and apply write-on to individual solid layers but it only applies once to the precompose layer or the effect applies to the last solid layer.

       

      Could anyone one suggest what I might be doing wrong or a way of revealing a drawing from different points at the same time?

       

      I have a kind of wireframe sketch that would be a bit difficult to split up into different layers

       

      Kind regards

      Suzie

        • 1. Re: several write-on effects on one object
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          Write-On has a "On Original" setting. You apply the first as "On Transparent", the consecutive ones on original. Of course, depending on what you do, additional pre-composing, channel effects and matting techniques may be necessary, regardless. You would have to clarify and provide screenshots.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: several write-on effects on one object
            suz davison Level 1

            Hi Mylenium

             

            Thanks for replying. I already tried that but it just leaves everything blank. I did the write on effects in a precomposition, could it be that this is wrong? I've managed to do it in the end with separate solid layers and using stroke. I think perhaps I need to go back and relearn write-on.

             

            Thanks for your help

            Suzie

            • 3. Re: several write-on effects on one object
              Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

              If I apply the effect a couple of times to the layer it either doesn't appear or only one effect will work.

              you need to do this in separate layers, not separate effects. you are applying an effect that applies to the pixels of the layer on top of another instance of that effect that does this on top of the previous..

               

              I have a kind of wireframe sketch that would be a bit difficult to split up into different layers

              I would place the sketch at the bottom of the layer stack, and use the write on effect on different solids and set them to "on transparent". this way I will create different instances of my matte that draw's over my sketch. in the end I would pre-comp all these solids and set the sketch to use this pre-comp as an alpha matte.

               

              I've managed to do it in the end with separate solid layers and using stroke.

              stroke and write-on are different. write-on allows variable stroke through time and this is handy when you have different width of strokes or paths crossing each other. stroke allows stroke multiple path's simultaneously by unchecking the stroke sequentially option. if you need more control you should apply the stroke on different layers setting each to different path.

              • 4. Re: several write-on effects on one object
                Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

                Impossible to determine the cause of your issues without seeing screenshots of the layer stack and the effect settings. Of course keeping everything on its own layer is always an alternative and who's going to argue if it works? ;-)

                 

                Mylenium