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  • Just me or a known bug?

    Posted by Scot Walker on April 11, 2005 at 10:57 pm

    I noticed that if I apply a drop shadow to a photo that is part of a group, the drop shadow doesn’t show up in the render.

    If I bring in a photo and put a drop shadow on that, it’s fine. If I group that photo with some text, for example, and only the photo has the drop shadow but not the text and not the layer, it looks good in Motion but when I render the thing (through Compressor or through Motion), the drop shadow isn’t there. So I’ve had to add the drop shadow to the photo in Photoshop, which works but isn’t optimal.

    Is anyone else getting this behavior?

    Thanks

    Dual 2.5 Ghz G5
    4.5 gigs RAM
    nVidia 6800 Ultra
    OS X 10.3.8

    Walter Biscardi replied 19 years ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Walter Biscardi

    April 11, 2005 at 11:19 pm

    [scot walker] “I noticed that if I apply a drop shadow to a photo that is part of a group, the drop shadow doesn’t show up in the render. “

    Are you talking about a nest? The shadow is applied to the nest as a whole, not the individual items. Place the drop shadow on the individual elements first, then nest them.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media
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  • Walter Biscardi

    April 11, 2005 at 11:20 pm

    nevermind, messed up with the fcp forum again.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Now in Production, “The Rough Cut,” https://www.theroughcutmovie.com

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

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