Custom 'Pastable' Parallax Expression? by Darryl Torke 3 hours ago I have a background layer that moves steadily from left-to-right, I have a few layers parented to that layer, but would like those layers to move slightly faster left-to-right to give a slight paralla
Re: Custom 'Pastable' Parallax Expression? by Kevin Camp 1 minute ago you could try something like this: rate = .1 value + (parent.position.velocity*time*rate); adjust rate as needed, positive values will make the layer go faster than the parent, negative values will ma
Simple Text Expression by Lloyd Ernest 6 days ago Hi there I'm trying to create an animation for text where each character shuffles one place to the right, frame by frame - so it becomes a sort of slider. Hoping to achieve something similar to the te
Re: Simple Text Expression by Kevin Camp 6 days ago your link didn't seem to work, so i couldn't see your example, but what i think you are looking for can be achieved with a text animator. try this: twirl down the text layer properties, click on the '
Extruded Text Shadow Color by Elizabeth Kaiser 1 week ago Hi all, Here is a screenshot of the problem: First off, if this thread already exists, I apologize. I have looked everywhere and can't seem to find anything about the color of the extruded sides on a
Overlaying white on a precomp by Shane McCleery 2 weeks ago Hi all, I have googled and searched my heart out to no avail. My question is, how to I take a precomp and fill its contents overlay a solid white color to the precomp. I have tried using curves and ju
Re: Overlaying white on a precomp by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago you can create a white solid at the top of the comp, then click the 'T' option that is between the blending modes and the track matte menu in the modes panel of the timeline. that 'T' option is the pr
Weird Layer behavior by Daniel Schultz 2 weeks ago Thank you in advance for this amazing resource! I've got a illustrator file with layers and I'm animating the various layers in after effects. There's a shopping cart, and a number of grocery items th
Re: Weird Layer behavior by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago i agree with john, it's probably a 2d layer. if you are having trouble figuring it out, upload a screen shot of your timeline with the misbehaving layer highlighted, and we should be able to point out
Exporting different view by Krista van der Wilk 2 weeks ago Hi. I was wondering if there is a possibility to render other views than the camera viewpoint. I would like to render the backview and the frontview of an animation. Or is there a option to put the ex
Re: Exporting different view by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago unless there are new options in newer versions or ae, you can't render the other views, just the active camera. you have several cameras in a scene and just make any one of them active to render from
Stroke on text, with overlapping letters by Tom Shanan 2 weeks ago So I've been trying to add a stroke effect on a bunch of text, but the font I need to use has intersecting letters (like handwriting, or script) So when I apply stroke on the layer, which is broken do
Re: Stroke on text, with overlapping letters by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago instead of using stroke from the character palette, select the text layer and choose layer layer style stroke. then twirl down the text layer properties to layer styles advanced blending and set the f
Artifacting- After Effects by tejal shah 2 weeks ago I'm creating titles for a movie in AE. I've tried everything, but there is still artifacting in some letters- especially the slanted letters like "M" or curves, like "S"... Here is what we're doing -
Re: Artifacting- After Effects by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago you'll often have trouble with red over darker backgrounds (or dark over red) with yuv codecs... it has to do with how red is generated from the yuv components. to test if this is the issue, you can t
Rotating sphere by Josey Zadoria 1 month ago https: www.youtube.com watch v=3dkkQ3HEx1E I am trying to create a similar effect as the link I listed above. But I am stumped, and contemplating using a 3D program to achieve it, however, I am afraid
Re: Rotating sphere by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago actually and easy way to handle the curvature would be to select that surface layer, double-click the mask too to make a mask the exact size of the layer, then use the pen tool to add a point in the m
Light Sweep CC on shape layer by Brandon Adam 1 month ago Hello CC, Is it possible to be able to place a light sweep on a rectangle without it starting to show along the sides of the shape layer. Example: I want the edge intensity to only be visible from the
AE Prores on Windows Platform by Lothar Wieland 1 month ago I use both platforms MAC with AE stand alone license and Windows with AE CC license. On my MAC I can render in Prores, but on the windows PC with AE CC. I do not find in the format options the Apple P
Re: AE Prores on Windows Platform by Kevin Camp 1 month ago if you do need to go between mac and pc, a quicktime work flow would be simplest and you should also be able to render directly from after effects to avid's dnxhd codec in a quicktime (.mov) container
Ink animation (3D or AE Particular) ? by Max Anderson 3 months ago I'm trying to re-create something like this video below for a short animated film. (see from 1:35 the way the ink flows for example) https: www.youtube.com watch v=E6iavNpgI8w I was wondering if the s
Re: Ink animation (3D or AE Particular) ? by Kevin Camp 3 months ago sorry, by skinny i just meant long and narrow. you'd use that to put your animated texture (or particle system) in and then use that long narrow comp as a 'branch' in another comp, using the puppet to
Chroma Green Paint type by Dave Case 4 months ago Just want to see if someone who works with green screen compositing had an opinion about the use of Rosco Chroma Green Paint brand over a Ben Moore brand paint when used on a large studio cyc & floor.
Re: Chroma Green Paint type by Kevin Camp 4 months ago I haven't used this before, but these guys have posted their recipe for a lowes paint: http: www.detonationfilms.com low_budget_chroma_green_paint.htm Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
File: SingAlong Preset by Kevin Camp 4 months ago ffx file a preset to help in animating sing-along-style bouncing ball animations http: f1.creativecow.net 7491 singalong-preset
Hi Todd, I wouldn't mind that... thank you. (I did just inventory all the adobe apps we have for the station, so I know they are planning a corporate upgrade, but since we're still in Chapter 11, CS6 [more]
Hi Todd, I wouldn't mind that... thank you. (I did just inventory all the adobe apps we have for the station, so I know they are planning a corporate upgrade, but since we're still in Chapter 11, CS6 may be out by the time CS5 is purchased).
Kevin Camp 4 years ago also, my desk number here is 6741353 if that makes it easier
Todd Kopriva 4 years ago I'll stop by this week, probably Friday.
LHe sync issues, all of a sudden by David Jahns 5 years ago I'm not an engineer, just the most tech savvy editor at a shop with 11 FCP Stations - 9 with LHe, one with a K3, and one LHi, all using FCP 6.0.5. All of the LHe stations are about 2 years old Mac Pro
Re: LHe sync issues, all of a sudden by Kevin Camp 4 years ago hi david, we've been having audio sync issues with one fcp station, and it happens to be the only one with the ms office suite installed on it. our it guy is currently on vacation right now, so i can'
trapcode alternatives? by james isbell 5 years ago Hi, As much as I really want my hands on it I can't because I'm a student :( So are there any real alternative to any of the trapcode effects. I'm not expert (at all) but it seems that the price tag i
Re: trapcode alternatives? by Kevin Camp 5 years ago cc particle world is a standard ae effect that can do a fair amount of what particular can do (not sure if it comes with the educational version though). videocopilot.net has several tutorials that us
Download Trapcode CS3 for MAC by Paulo Credidio 5 years ago Hi everybody, I'd like to know if someone knows where can I find the Trapcode CS3 for MAC. I looked for it in a lot of sites, But can not find it. Thanks for the answers! Paulo Credidio
Particular and 3d invg by john younger 5 years ago Is there any way to make 3d invigorator and particular interact together Specifically i want a little flame trailbuilt in particular to come in and around a logo in 3d built in 3d invig... thanks in a
Re: Particular and 3d invg by Kevin Camp 5 years ago the easiest way is to create the particle system exactly how you want it, except for wrapping around the layer. then duplicate that particle system and place the layer(s) that will be in the middle of
Particular question by Dan RAPAPORT 5 years ago Hello I need to make an effect of an image which separates in different pieces of same size each. Like one image to 20 images. I need to change the image of each piece (but a precomp should help me ea
Re: Particular question by Kevin Camp 5 years ago if i'm under standing what you are looking for, it sounds like you want card wipe. it will divide up a layer into a specified grid, has jitter controls that can make the tiles (cards) move fly around
Gas Ring by Simon Roughan 5 years ago Im trying to make a gas ring like on a stove top in Particular. I want to make a ring of light emitters, then use the gas flame preset and tweak it a bit. But as soon as I make the emitter type a ligh
Re: Gas Ring by Kevin Camp 5 years ago upon further investigation, you should set the solid's scale to 0,0,0. that way the z depth of the solid will be 0 also -- setting the size of the solid to 1x1, inexplicably leaves the depth of the la
Re: How to get this look? by Kevin Camp 5 years ago the figures look a lot like threshold (although levels or brightness & contrast could be use, they're just more work) and then tint, tritone, colorama or some other colorizing effect.... i think the t
time blend motion trail sample example using cc time blend to create motion trails watch support
stop email notification for new posts by Kevin Camp 6 years ago for some reason i started getting email notifications on just about every post in the after effects forum starting yesterday. i checked my profile settings, and the notification state is set to 'none'
Re: stop email notification for new posts by Kevin Camp 6 years ago thanks. my i-t guy would have started to get a bit irritated with me after a while... i'm one of those types who spend more time in the forum than i do in my inbox ;-)Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ,
Disk Crash by Glenn Pniewski 6 years ago G4 Quicksilver 867MHz 1.5GB RAM OSX 10.4 Hi all, Hope you can help me recover. Have a boot drive on the above machine, and had only about 8GB free out of 75GB (I use external firewire drives for FCP m
Re: Disk Crash by Kevin Camp 6 years ago you need to get that drive on a bootable system to see if you can access the drive and it's files. if you can access that drive then you should be able to copy over many of the files to another drive.
Maintenance by Dan Browne 6 years ago I am a PC tech in a Mac world at the moment and I'm in need of some help. On PC there where several tools I used for maintaining my computer, it kept it nice and fast and so I never had many troubles
Re: Maintenance by Kevin Camp 6 years ago use disk warrior to defrag if you have lots of large files (osx will defrag files smaller than 20mb automatically). i'd use the disk utility to repair permissions after installing anything new (softwa
Re: Assigning new Boot Disk MDD G4 OS 10.4 by Kevin Camp 6 years ago on the back of the drive, you'll see a group of 8 pins (4 rows of pairs of pins). you can use these to designate how a drive will be used. usually if you look at the top of the drive, on the label, it
OS 10.1.3 & Classic by Nicholas Toth 6 years ago Hey everyone, Posted a few weeks back about a problematic AVID system that went down with a system update. Its a quicksilver, its not a bad machine, but its not working. The deal is, I need to install
Re: OS 10.1.3 & Classic by Kevin Camp 6 years ago do you have the original os install disks or any install disks with 10.1.3 and 9.1 (or 9.0.4) if so, you should be able to do an archive and install... that should move the current os to a folder call
Monitors by Dan Browne 6 years ago Who knows if this is an OS X problem or if its like a hardware malfunction or whatever, but we have a G5 computer, and 2 Cinema HD 23" monitors from apple. Whenever we start up the system, both monito
Re: Monitors by Kevin Camp 6 years ago that's a good call... and probably more likely than a bad monitor profile.Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW
Slo Mo 24PN in FCP by Michael Colin 6 years ago Greetings. Am posting a show shot on HVX200 in 24PN. There are shots I'd like to use slow mo on (didn't know that while shooting otherwise would have done it in camera), and it looks pretty bad just u
Re: Slo Mo 24PN in FCP by Kevin Camp 6 years ago you have two options in after effects (cs3)... bring the footage into ae. make sure ae sees it as 23.976 and is not trying to separate fields (select the footage in the project window then choose file
Mail App emergency by Harry Pallenberg 6 years ago Ok I get all my current mail for one project via the webmail. I log in by pointing my browser to mail.womeninboxes.com horde then fill out username password That server is about to go down so I want (
Re: Mail App emergency by Kevin Camp 6 years ago yep, you need to know somethings about your email provider. do they support pop or imap and what is their incoming mail server. you won't need the smtp server (you would need it to be able to send ema