hi can u guys help me please i have watched so many videos on 3D logo animation however when i follow the tutorials a shadow (like a black feather) keeps appearing on my animation on the edge of my circular logo and i don't know why and as much as i duplicate my layer it keeps expanding
i was trying to make a 3D animation for my circular logo (png picture)
so i turned it into 3D and i duplicate it enough times to look "real 3D",but the more i duplicate the more a black shadow appears on around the edge of the circular logo and i don't know how to fix it,btw im using a cinema 3D rendering on after effects.
and this is the tuto i was following,i did the exact same thing he did in the first 4 minutes of the video,using the same technique exactly however it didn't work and it looked very bad
PS: i made a screenshot of my problem inside AE but i couldn't upload it here (forum problem i think)
I really hope that u could help me, that would be great
The issue is most likely in the logo image you are using. I imagine it's a logo on a transparent backdrop? If there is even a slight shadow in the transparent parts of the image, then duplicating the image will duplicate the intensity of that shadow. If you duplicate it many times, the shadow will get stronger and stronger.
The easiest way to 'fix' it is to remove the shadow before you duplicate the image. This can be done in Photoshop before you bring the image into After Effects or you can apply an 'Extract' effect in After Effects, use the Alpha channel to strip out the shadow only and leave the logo intact and then you can duplicate the layer to your heart's content without the shadow showing up
If you really want you can always add the shadow back at the very end once you're happy with your logo - just remove it from the layer you duplicate many times.