3D elements get cropped...

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3D elements get cropped...

Postby E3DChallenged on 05/28/2015, 8:36 am

Probably a noob question, but I didn't see anything from the boards for this, so I'll ask anyway:

Why do the 3D elements get cropped to the bounding area of the solid where Element 3D is applied? Is there an option I'm not clicking?

Here's a screen cap of what I'm currently facing:

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Re: 3D elements get cropped...

Postby gregalan on 06/1/2015, 3:51 pm

Hi E3DChallenged, welcome. It does crop to the solid's dimensions as that's the area where it creates the 3D space it lives in. The solid should be left as a 2D plane. You move around Element by adding a camera and moving it around, not by moving the layer.
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Re: 3D elements get cropped...

Postby Guitarboy2828 on 06/2/2015, 2:55 am

You can always create a bigger solid to the layer element is applied to. But otherwise you shouldn't move the actual layer, just the 3d object with either a camera or the position/rotation/scale in the element options.
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