"Glitch" with the Extrude option on Masks

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"Glitch" with the Extrude option on Masks

Postby macnimation on 07/17/2012, 12:35 pm

I was playing around with the Extruding a Mask Layer after watching the Bio Hazard tutorial and I found what i can only describe as a possible Glitch?

I created a Circular white border with a Star in the middle using Photoshop CS6 and saved it as a Jpeg.
I brought it into Elements and it extruded fine but I noticed that the inner extrude of the circle did not show.

shot1.jpg


When I cut a piece out of the circle at the top and re did it, the inner extrude of the circle worked:

shot2.jpg


Is there a workaround for this?
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Re: "Glitch" with the Extrude option on Masks

Postby mattmaxwelldesign on 07/17/2012, 1:06 pm

Very glitchy for me too. I get knotches in many edges (See Nitro Circus image). I also get random back faces missing (See bomb icon).

We need a tutorial that:

1. takes an Illustrator vector shape in Illustrator (somewhat complex)
2. imports it into AE and makes it a shape layer
3. converts the shape layer to a mask
4. Links up the mask with Element 3D.
5. Debugs resulting glitches (so far for me these are numerous, making my Element 3D purchase worthless.)

Really disappointed. Grrrrr. I was counting this for a project. Now I'm late.
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ncsample5.jpg
Look at all the knotches
ncsample3.jpg
Flipped, the face
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ncsample2.jpg
Note faces missing
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Re: "Glitch" with the Extrude option on Masks

Postby honion on 07/17/2012, 1:06 pm

I'm running into the same problem, I have this logo that is like a target with concentric rings and if I paste nice neat masks from illustrator I get missing surfaces.
Image

But if I bring in a black and white png file and do the AE autotrace function (I didn't even know about that until the biohazard logo tutorial). I get a rough mask with a lot of extra points but my render looks good.
Image

Here are what my masks look like

Illustrator
Image

Autotraced
Image


MY FIX: I was able to redo my illustrator file so that I essentially had 3 shapes, the outer block and the two rings. I had previously had it as several overlapping circles which made me have to have the masks in different modes, some were add, some were subtract, some were difference. This way I have them all as difference and the render looks good.
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Re: "Glitch" with the Extrude option on Masks

Postby mattmaxwelldesign on 07/18/2012, 7:10 am

Continued garbage. I even converted the vector to a truetype font and still got this. Lots of missing pieces. >-||
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demo2.jpg
near
demo1.jpg
far
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Re: "Glitch" with the Extrude option on Masks

Postby OB1 Kenobi on 07/18/2012, 7:19 am

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