Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Transform effect, part of After Effects Apprentice 08: Nesting and Precomposing.
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To recap our dilemma with Continuous Rasterization turned off for this vector-based layer transformations …occurring after effects, and that means the rotation and the scale are happening after …the bevel alpha and the drop shadow. …The good things are the Drop Shadow distance and the Bevel Alpha size are both being scaled …up along with the layer. …The negatives are the Bevel Alpha angle and the Drop Shadow angle are being rotated as …the layer is being rotated. …If we enable Continuous Rasterization for this vector-based layer, transforms are occurring …before effects, and now rotation is happening before the effects are applied which is a …good thing for the drop shadow and bevel alpha direction. …But it's a bad thing for the size of the bevel alpha compared to the ever-expanding type …and for the drop shadow distance. …You can use precomposing to solve some of these problems, but in this movie we're going …to use the Transform effect which is a different solution. …I'm going to show you two different ways of solving this problem, so I'm going to duplicate …
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- Grouping layers by nesting and pre-composing
- Identifying and solving render order issues
- Navigating composition hierarchies
- Editing a precomp while viewing the result in another composition
- Preserving the frame rate of a nested composition