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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
Control shapes contents (Group 1 -35) scale with slider
by Warren Willmott 1 day ago
Okay so this is my first post so please excuse my AE language. I basically have close to 300 circle shapes that I need to scale up together, so essentially they each need to scale up and down together
Re: Control shapes contents (Group 1 -35) scale with slider
by Kevin Camp 24 hours ago
you can write the expression for one circle, then select the scale property of that circle, choose edit copy expression only, and then select the other 299 circles and choose paste. then all the circl
Any way to select EVERY OTHER character with a text animator?
by Ze'ev Gilad 5 days ago
Let's say I want to use a text animator to make EVERY OTHER bigger. Can this be done with the range selectors
Re: Any way to select EVERY OTHER character with a text animator?
by Kevin Camp 1 day ago
I can't really take full credit for this one. I had come accross that expresson in the expressions forum some time ago and made a note of it as an example of how to manipulate the expression selector
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 '
Anti-aliasing of Obscuration Layer (Particular)
by Pravin Chottera 1 week ago
According to Google, this is a limitation of Particular, but I could only find discussions from 2010 and was wondering if there was a fix work around now. Basically the anti-aliasing is terrible when
Re: Anti-aliasing of Obscuration Layer (Particular)
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
if you go to redgiant.com you can probably find a tutorial on this (i thought aharon rabinowitz had done one years ago here at the cow, but i can't find it). but, essentially what you want to do is no
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
Re: Extruded Text Shadow Color
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
try adding an ambient light. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
loop thru an array to find and save the higher of compared numbers
by chris gulliford 2 weeks ago
I need to create a loop that will compare each number in an array to a stored variable (that starts with 0) to determine which value is higher, replace that stored variable if the new array value is h
Re: loop thru an array to find and save the higher of compared numbers
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
duplicate your text layer and then add this to the end of your expression: n = 0; for (i = 0; i <= target && i < list.length; i++){ n = Math.max(n, list i ); } n Kevin Camp Art Director
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
How did they make Electro's Lightning in Spiderman 2?
by Richard Garabedain 2 weeks ago
I tried looking it up but could not find anything about the lightning itself. From the first time i saw the first lightning bolt, i kept thinking it looked like particular. It didn't really look like
Re: How did they make Electro's Lightning in Spiderman 2?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
this seems to do a pretty good job of replicating the effect: https: www.youtube.com watch v=jcgPixxgf-Y Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Making the write-on effect smarter and more efficient.
by Raza Ahmad 2 weeks ago
I already bit the bullet and my machine is slowly trundling through this render, but in order to learn for next time, I'm wondering if any of you have found a mechanic to leverage the Write-On effect
Re: Making the write-on effect smarter and more efficient.
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
you might try a particle system. trapcode's particular can do this quite well, but you could use cc particle systems ii with an expression to have the producer position track a null and set the radius
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
Anyone know how to create a good dot-matrix effect on stock footage?
by Raphael Rogers 2 weeks ago
Saw the monsters dark continent trailer and loved what they did for the news footage type stuff. Look at the 15second mark: https: www.youtube.com watch v=8cadxeA__v4 Anyone know how
Re: Anyone know how to create a good dot-matrix effect on stock footage?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
the grid effect will also work... small grid size, small border, enable invert and stencil alpha options grid renders faster than ball action, which may make a difference if you are doing a lot of the
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
An expression for Text kerning, tracking, sizing and leading
by alex dinnin 3 weeks ago
I have a master text layer.. COMING NEXT WEEK This is a basic white text. I then have thirteen other layers with various effects on it to create my graphic.. Some have strokes, others are different co
Re: An expression for Text kerning, tracking, sizing and leading
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
i think animators should work for this, however for kerning, you will be limited to whole line 'tracking', so if you needed individual character kerning this may not work for you. however if you set t
Disable/enable an FX on a layer with a expression checkbox controller?
by Johan Andreasson 3 weeks ago
Hi there, Im working on a huge and what starting to be a heavy project. I have added a lot of effects to many different layers but I really don't need them while working on with the project. Im lookin
Re: Disable/enable an FX on a layer with a expression checkbox controller?
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
you can't do it with an expression, but you could write a script that could disable specific effects for selected layers, or something like that. i think it would probably be faster to live with selec
Name of FIRST VISIBLE LAYER beneath text layer?
by ben g unguren 3 weeks ago
I've been trying to generate some code that names the first visible layer beneath a text layer. I thought I had it: for(i=1;i<=thisComp.numLayers;i++){ if(thisComp.layer(i).inPoint <= time && th
Re: Name of FIRST VISIBLE LAYER beneath text layer?
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
you are on the right path. I think this does what you need for(i=1+index;i<=thisComp.numLayers;i++){ if(thisComp.layer(i).inPoint <= time && thisComp.layer(i).outPoint >= time &&a
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
Re: Light Sweep CC on shape layer
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
there's an effect called 'circle' -- effects generate circle Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
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
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How Do I Vertically Scroll Without Horizontal Distortions?
by Ivan Watkins 3 months ago
When I'm vertically scrolling an image I see horizontal lines running across the image as it moves up. Look at the wrinkles in this woman's dress to see what I'm talking about http: www.ivanwatkins.co
Re: How Do I Vertically Scroll Without Horizontal Distortions?
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
try setting the magnification to 100% (bottom-left corner of preview window... currently says 94%) Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
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
File: futur primitif ex
by Kevin Camp 10 months ago
mp4 file example for of using text animator for reveal http: f1.creativecow.net 6797 futur-primitif-ex
Video: example 1
by Kevin Camp 10 months ago
example 1 watch video
Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Brett Fullam 3 years ago
OK. I can't be the only one who's encountered this... When I export a h264 movie from After Effects that's 300 x 250 and open it in quicktime... quicktime says that the size is 480 x 400 ... ! If I we
Re: Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
Brett Fullam "When I export a h264 movie from After Effects that's 300 x 250 and open it in quicktime... quicktime says that the size is 480 x 400 ... ! If I were to bring that same exported movie ba
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File: Building the Worlds Greatest Cameraman CS4 Update
by Kevin Camp 3 years ago
zip file Just updated the project file for the compatibility with newer versions of After Effects. The original project file is still there. http: f1.creativecow.net 3520 building-the-worlds-greatest-
Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
Still on CS4? You want to fix that?
Kevin Camp 4 years ago
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]
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.
Kevin Camp 4 years ago
sounds good, thanks again.
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'
File: doorway
by Kevin Camp 4 years ago
aep file ae project file http: f1.creativecow.net 875 doorway
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
Re: Download Trapcode CS3 for MAC
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
i believe that all the downloads (both trial and purchase, mac or pc) are available at red giant. Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW
Multiple instances of Particular effect on one layer
by Richard Frazer 5 years ago
Im trying to get 2 separate sets of particles running alongside each other and interacting correctly in 3D space. Im creating a flowing ribbon effect using streaklets, but wanted a second, different c
Re: Multiple instances of Particular effect on one layer
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
unless particular 2.0 is different from 1.5 (the version i have), you'll need to get both 'emitters' into a single emitter or try aharon's method for each emitter (probably on separate layers) that he
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
How to get this look?
by Dotan Stern 5 years ago
How can i create this look of outlines http: www.artbeats.com creative_samples 10 page=3
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
Video: time blend motion trail sample
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
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
Assigning new Boot Disk MDD G4 OS 10.4
by Christopher Kinsman 6 years ago
Hi ll, I've just purchased another G4 MDD FW800 Dual 1.42 and am installing drives from an old computer. 1 of the drives I installed has all the apps and OS I'd like to run on this system. When I powe
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
How can I remove a SATA host adapter driver on my MacPro
by Ron Priest 6 years ago
I purchased and installed this 4 port PCI-E Raid Card Sata II host adapter in my MacPro http: www.cooldrives.com 4expcmaca.html I suppose I initially installed the wrong driver because it would crash
Re: How can I remove a SATA host adapter driver on my MacPro
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
i would definitely try to contact the manufacturer with your issues... as far as i know mac devices do not have bios. you may be able to find a firmware update for the card for the mac os version that
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


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