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Dear collective,

 

Why o why can I not get a 1 pixel line in after effects? shape layers don't work, stroke filter won't work either.

 

I need to create a box in ae that can scale but remains 1 pixel thick - so no illustrator or psd files. Using a white 1 pixel as a stroke will alway render a medium grey 2 pixel line because it's trying to anti-alias it. Yes, i've made sure that all points are on exact pixels, both for the shape layer and the position and anchor point values. Any ideas?

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Dear collective,

 

Why o why can I not get a 1 pixel line in after effects? shape layers don't work, stroke filter won't work either.

 

I need to create a box in ae that can scale but remains 1 pixel thick - so no illustrator or psd files. Using a white 1 pixel as a stroke will alway render a medium grey 2 pixel line because it's trying to anti-alias it. Yes, i've made sure that all points are on exact pixels, both for the shape layer and the position and anchor point values. Any ideas?

 

 

create a solid. create a mask. use stroke or 3d stroke. set thickness to 1 and then animate the mask!

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Dear collective,

 

Why o why can I not get a 1 pixel line in after effects? shape layers don't work, stroke filter won't work either.

 

I need to create a box in ae that can scale but remains 1 pixel thick - so no illustrator or psd files. Using a white 1 pixel as a stroke will alway render a medium grey 2 pixel line because it's trying to anti-alias it. Yes, i've made sure that all points are on exact pixels, both for the shape layer and the position and anchor point values. Any ideas?

 

How about.. using a 1 px Solid (or shape I suppose), set the layer to draft, and render with "current" settings, not best. Draft will diable anti-aliasing.

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more detail: if you are creating an odd numbered stroke (ie. 1 pt, 3 pt, etc) the size of a box would need to be an even number (ie 220x220) and you need a half pixel for the anchor point. Otherwise it will try and antialias it. Obviously if you're animating the thing it's going to do that anyway, but interesting anyways.

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Is this going to NTSC? If so, your 1px line is going to buzz like mad.

 

Ya, i realize that. This is actually HD, and i probably won't end up using an actual 1 pixel line, it was just driving mad that I couldn't make it work.

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