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An expression for Text kerning, tracking, sizing and leading
by alex dinnin 6 days 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 4 days 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
abnormally long render-times when using render multiple frames simultaneously on short sequence
by Xav VonL 6 days ago
Hi, I'm stuck with a painful AE behaviour, perhaps you guys will now a way out of this : using render with multiple frames is MUCH slower than "normal" render or ram preview, regardless to the actual
Re: abnormally long render-times when using render multiple frames simultaneously on short sequence
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
you'll get long save times in projects that have lots of footage or image layers, and that can be a really killer for ae's 'render multiple frames simultaneously' option. you may be able to reduce the
Curves Equations
by Pedro Amaral 6 days ago
Hello, Is there a way to get the equations from the graphics curves in the graph editor Thanks
Re: Curves Equations
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
doh! no doubt pedro was asking for a animation curve... an easy way to record each keyframe is to add an expression to the property, keeping the default expression, then choose animation keyframe assi
Disable/enable an FX on a layer with a expression checkbox controller?
by Johan Andreasson 5 days 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 5 days 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
set layer alpha to black
by Xav VonL 7 days ago
Hi folks, I have a pretty simple problem and surprisingly couldn't find the answer... I must have missed something... As the title reads, I need to be able to set the alpha of a specific layer or comp
Re: set layer alpha to black
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
if a separate alpha won't work, then the easiest way would be to duplicate the comp, hide the layers to not be included in the alpha, then bring that duplicate into the original comp and use it either
Name of FIRST VISIBLE LAYER beneath text layer?
by ben g unguren 7 days 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 7 days 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
adding time between keyframes?
by Richard Doyle 1 week ago
Back when I used to work in Flash, if you realized you needed something to take longer, you could add frames and everything in the timeline would shift. So say you had an effect at 60 frames into the
Re: adding time between keyframes?
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
you can nudge selected layers along the timeline with option-page up down (alt-pg up down), option-shift-pg up down move the layers 10 frames at a time. you can nudge selected keyframes with option-ri
move keyframes between two key frames
by Joe Mole 1 week ago
A long time ago I did a project where I had tons of keyframes between two keyframes. The keyframes in-between were smaller dots on the timeline and if I grabbed one of the end keyframes the keyframes
Re: move keyframes between two key frames
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
you can simply select all the keyframes (or a group of them) and then option-drag (or alt-drag) the first or last keyframe and the select keys will 'redistribute' accordingly. Kevin Camp Art Director
Faking a Sat Nav effect
by Chris Johnson Standley 2 weeks ago
I need to mimic a sat nav in AFX. So we gave a camera looking down and out over a simple road map. In the centre foreground is an arrow, pointing continually forward. The map continually moves towards
Re: Faking a Sat Nav effect
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
similar to raza's setup, here's a way to let ae do the rotation for you. create a comp, add your map and make it 3d. use the pen tool to draw the path to travel along on the map (or on any layer). the
volumetric light from side of screen
by Hey Chong 2 weeks ago
HI, I am trying to recreate the Oscars opening with a light beaming from one side of the screen to the other. I can't seem to get spotlights in the correct position in 3D space for that effect. I've d
Re: volumetric light from side of screen
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
honestly, i don't think i'd go 3d... try creating a comp sized solid and adding fractal noise. in the fractal noise settings, twirl down the transform settings, uncheck the uniform scaling option and
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Rotating sphere
by Josey Zadoria 3 weeks 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 2 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
Keeping shape layer at tip of Trim Path
by Navarro Parker 2 months ago
Trying to get a notched look at the end of a stroked, trimmed Ellipse. So I have another shape layer on top (a black filled rectangle). I'll later Unmult the comp to get rid of the black. How can I ge
Re: Keeping shape layer at tip of Trim Path
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
this is a bit easier to do with a mask path and the stroke effect, purely because you need to get the square layer to follow the path, and you can easily copy paste a mask path into the position prope
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Batch change parent layer name to a different one
by Marcin Staszewski 2 months ago
Hi! I have multiple properties of my Element layer parented to a 3D null. I duplicated the Element layer and wanted to parent it quickly to another null. Seems like a very basic task but I started to
Re: Batch change parent layer name to a different one
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
this may work for you... add a layer control effect to the Element layer, then link your expressions to the layer control rather than the actual layer that you want them to use. then you can select wh
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Wiggle, but never go past set minimum.
by Navarro Parker 2 months ago
I put a wiggle on a Shape Layer's Trim Path End parameter that's at 50%. I only want to wiggle values greater than 50 (I never want it to go below 50). I tried this: n=wiggle(1,10); value + n But it a
Re: Wiggle, but never go past set minimum.
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
nope, that won't work... i think about it a bit more, but i don't think we can get around having to set the base value to 0. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
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 2 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
Mask on an invisible layer?
by Charles Ferran 3 months ago
I feel sooooo dumb today! Can't believe I couldn't figure this out. Anyway, what I'm trying to accomplish is this: I have a bunch of headshot pictures coming down, they're all slightly different sizes
Re: Mask on an invisible layer?
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
there are transfer modes called 'stencil alpha' and 'silhouette alpha' (near the bottom of the list of modes). try moving your solid above the layers to get cropped, then trying one of those transfer
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Chroma Green Paint type
by Dave Case 3 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 3 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 5 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
Group many adjustment-layers to one preset
by Dino Muhic 6 years ago
Hi, I made a Film Look I really like and which behaves exactly how I want it to on nearly all szenes or light situations. It's a mixture of different plug-ins and many other adjustment layers (Glow, M
Re: Group many adjustment-layers to one preset
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
the problem you will run into is that a preset can't create multiple layers and apply effects to them... presets can only apply a group of effects and settings to a single layer. you would need to cre
CC Composite
by Butch Golden 6 years ago
I have AE 7 but need this CS3 effect for a proj. Are there any workarounds I want to composite a slightly blurred image with an unblurred one so it "comes into focus" re: Andrew's toot on SlideShows.
Re: CC Composite
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
i believe the student version of cs3 comes with all the 'pro' perks now, for what that's worth.Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW
How do I move multiple layers from one canvas to another??
by Michael Pierre 8 years ago
I'm working in two different projects canvas. I need to take multiple layers (15) from one to another. I DON'T want to drag copy them individually. There has got to be a faster way thanks in advance.
Re: How do I move multiple layers from one canvas to another??
by Kevin Camp 8 years ago
if your other file is open, once you've shift-clicked the layers you want to copy you can drag them straight to the other open file. in addition, if the layers you want to drag to the other file are a
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