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Flatten Node

The Flatten node is used to transform 3D objects into flat planes when ordered in the Composite node. That plane can then be moved arouned like any other drawing. Instead of intersecting with 2D layers, the 3D object will either be behind or in front.

Flatten 3D Objects

When all objects are at the same distance (z value) from the camera, the order is based on the Composite ports. When elements are placed at different distances from the camera, the z axis value overrides the composite port ordering.

Refer to the following example to connect this effect:

Flatten Effect Network


Parameter Description

Enables or disables the selected node in the Camera, Timeline, and Node views.

Colour Swatch

Changes the node and layer colour.

Name Use this field to rename the node.