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Old 03-21-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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Render Fluids fire

I have made a flame using fluids, and when I render it in the Render View, it looks great. However, when I import that file into After Effects, or open that image file anywhere else (and consequently see it with the alpha channel) it is very pale. If I set it to ignore the alpha channel, it looks fine, but because I want to composite it, I need it to have the alpha channel, but still look as it is supposed to.

Any ideas?
Old 03-21-2010, 12:14 PM   #2
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I've had this a couple of times. I can't remember which of the three options you use when you import - it's one of them.
Old 03-21-2010, 01:56 PM   #3
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in your compositing app use either "add" or "max" on the fire layer which ignores the alpha. Another option is to crank up the matte opacity option in the fluidShape to 2 or 3 if you really want to use the alpha
Old 03-22-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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Thankyou very much Apoc, the matte opacity worked.
Old 03-22-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
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