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Max Jackson

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After Effects CS5 error: Error (4) reading frame from file...what the heck?
by Max Jackson 2 weeks ago
Hi CC, I've been working al day long with granted a number of MOV files. I've rendered using the said file in error, but now out of the blue it and even another file are starting to pop up with this E
Re: After Effects CS5 error: Error (4) reading frame from file...what the heck?
by Max Jackson 2 weeks ago
I managed to work something out. You know, I don't know what was going wrong. Eventually CS5 (OS X) wouldn't open any MOV files giving me the same error. So I was like screw it, I'm going to re-instal
C4D Object buffer to After Effects
by Stephen Townsend 2 years ago
Hi, I've rendered out a scene from Cinema4D with multi pass as PSD sequence. I've imported the image sequence, ambient occlusion and shadow passes in fine. I now need to get the alpha channel created
Re: C4D Object buffer to After Effects
by Max Jackson 3 months ago
Paul, just want to say a quick THANK YOU for posting this quick thread reply. Been doing a simple tutorial on this to the letter that was done using an older version and the Object mattes were not com
Peppermint Streamers from an Object ?
by Max Jackson 6 months ago
Hi CC, I have a situation where I'm using AE and C4D lite and I'm pretty sure I can do what I want to do but my concern is process. Hypothetically I want a flagpole that can emit a candy striped banne
Re: Peppermint Streamers from an Object ?
by Walter Soyka 6 months ago
I'm not sure what you want the banner to do after it's emitted, which is important in considering how to make it, but I'd consider having the pole reveal a striped layer, using either a track matte or
90 degree angle rounded stripes?
by Max Jackson 6 months ago
Hi CC, I've been looking online for resources that show me the approach for how to make staggered stripe piping graphics. i found a tutorial that was really great, shows me exactly what I wanted to se
Re: 90 degree angle rounded stripes?
by Max Jackson 6 months ago
You know, I totally agree. I've been studying C4D some but don't have the money to buy any 3rd party software at the moment. I guess it's a good form of creative troubleshooting and survival. It took
Text: Simple Extrude vs. HyperNURB Modeling ?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I've been taking C4D pretty head on lately and learning as much as I can. Different thinkers have different methods of instruction and I'm currently learning text modeling. In this, I've learne
Re: Text: Simple Extrude vs. HyperNURB Modeling ?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Adam, that's great news because I'm a motion guy and additionally to re-create a font in 3D says to me I should've been a sculptor. That would be rather discouraging if that was the norm. I'm not a sc
Approaching a Wedding Cake
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, So the wedding cake is a hypothetical primitive shape, but it suits the purpose for explanation. A wedding cake is three cylinders stacked on top of each other in smaller size per object. I und
Re: Approaching a Wedding Cake
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Okay, cool. So it sounds like eyeballing it using snap settings is a common way to coordinate objects in space, right I know that sounds like a dunce question. It's just that there's so many tools use
Choice of Blur?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I don't really even know if this is really an AE question so pardon if I should post it in a different area. But... I really only started comparing blur in this program which is why I post this
Re: Choice of Blur?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
That was easy huh :) Thanks Vishesh!
Why Does AE keep going Mosaic everytime I move the bezier?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, Off and on AE CS6 keep going mosaic everytime I drag the bezier, sometimes but not always. Why does it keep doing that It's driving me nuts. Picture attached. Thanks for any info as to why it's
Re: Why Does AE keep going Mosaic everytime I move the bezier?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Ah! Thank you!!! This roto's been driving me crazy.
Improving 3D Camera Tracker Count?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I'm working on a shot that doesn't have a whole lot of light and I needs to track a few point on a woman's face looking around. I've done numerous pre-renders pushing contrast and I'm not getti
Re: Improving 3D Tracker Count?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi Shawn, Thanks a bunch for taking time to explain the difference. I don't completely follow but like all things that comes with time and practice. That shot was done on my very first day on the job.
CS6 - Using multiple masks?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, In CS5 you can use several masks on one solid layer. In CS6 I go to draw another mask and there's no option for blend modes... What's new or rather how can I use more than one mask per solid
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Re: CS6 - Using multiple masks?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
You know, now I'm in another comp and it's working... Strange. That might be one for Adobe to answer. Thanks anyway everybody. :)
Creating a Pre-Comp from a Solid to It's Size More Easily?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I have this project where I'm having to make precomps based on the size of masked solids in the composition. Masked Solids are measured by coordinate, not pixel length and width. So every time
Re: Creating a Pre-Comp from a Solid to It's Size More Easily?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
I thought that too but tried it and it didn't work all the time. Not sure the case. Anyway, maybe a dumb question. Thanks for responding though! :D I'm really appreciating all the help you guys have g
Freeform AE...How do you know how big to make the comp?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
I have this great basic setup that Chris from Mettle helped me with. The one thing I can't understand is how big one knows to make the comp of the plane surface they select in an image to flatten and
Re: Freeform AE...How do you know how big to make the comp?
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 2 years ago
Not sure I understand correctly your issue, but FreeForm creates a 3d object and you have to thing about the image and displacement layers as "texture" and "modeling" layers. So the more detail you wa
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Exponential Jitter/Wiggle Expression Over Time?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I'm not new to coding but am I new to expressions and was wondering what the expression was to exponentially increase jitter wiggle over time I have this but it's not very smooth. It's rather l
Re: Exponential Jitter/Wiggle Expression Over Time?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi Dan, Yes, this is what I was roaming the web for. I'm trying to make my wiggle motion wave more uniform and exponential, less wobbly really, more shaky like an earthquake growing. This is looks lik
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Basic Pos/Neg Easing Formulas?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
I've been trying to adapt different theories and I'm brand new to OOP functions in an After Effects framework, so while I could write something in like general Actionscript to create a vibration that
Re: Basic Pos/Neg Easing Formulas?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Okay cool. That was just was I was looking for. Some basic syntax showing me a little rope to get started. I just want to see that motion editor go up or down in a steady wave. I can always add random
Warping But Kepping The Edge Straight?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I'm working on a comp where I have to bend the contents of a mirror. However, since the mirror has an edge I need to keep the "flag effect" from disconnecting back and forth over the edge. I'm
Re: Warping But Kepping The Edge Straight?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi Chris, I dropboxed the file and bg reference, thanks!
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Easing time re-mapping video?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I'm trying to use the graph editor to ease some time re-mapped footage and I just get the flatline point...thing. I try using the toggles but I can't figure out what next as they don't move lik
Re: Easing time re-mapping video?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
It's strange for some reason the graph is behaving much more sensibly. I don't know what I was doing wrong earlier. Huh, rookie mistake I guess. I'm actually animating Particular shadows by proxy and
Room Edge Bend Effect?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I have an effect that travels down the edge of a room. Is there an effect that can help me distort my comp so it splits and I can adjust the angle to relatively match Or....am I just going to h
Re: Room Edge Bend Effect?
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 2 years ago
If you're referring to the shadow branches roots, I would pre-comp the animation, make it 3d and change the anchor point to have the Y axis at the point where you want the bend to be, duplicate and ro
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Video: particle sample
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
particle sample watch video
Recording a Photoshop Animated Brush?
by Max Jackson 2 years ago
Hi CC, I'm creating an animation in Photoshop because I like the brush options in Photoshop much more for what I'm doing than after effects. I'm doing sort of a shadow creeping effect. There's this on
File: Hard Profile
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
zip file Files of Failed Auto-Trace http: f1.creativecow.net 2897 hard-profile
Unscrewing Myself From Premiere's Replace with AE Comp Feature?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, In my naive venture I bought into the idea I could use this feature to simply "export my video" to After Effects. It turns out the feature did a grand job of removing my ability to know when I
Re: Unscrewing Myself From Premiere's Replace with AE Comp Feature?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi Alex, Oh my gosh, so helpful! Thanks! I knew you could copy paste between Illustrator Photoshop Flash, but I had no idea you could with PPro and AE. That in a nutshell really helps because I didn't
All My Bin Content is Suddenly Gone...But The Sequence Still Plays?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Okay, for those who read my other recent posting. My apologizes for any incoherence. I've been working a long time on this project and haven't gotten far. It's been tough, sorry for lousy posting. I d
Re: All My Bin Content is Suddenly Gone...But The Sequence Still Plays?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Awesome, will do. Thanks Everest!
Final Cut Pro Is Re-Editing My Audio For Me...???
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
First off, thanks to those who helped me figure out how to move files from one sequence to another. I made one fatal error by doing so. Saving it. Because now all my audio is...just ridiculously and u
Re: Final Cut Pro Is Re-Editing My Audio For Me...???
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Also all my imported Project content is suddenly GONE. I would've posted it in the original Thread but forgot to hit reply to myself and responded to myself thusly screwing that up. Why has all my imp
Rendering Question
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, This is my second major project (for me at least) using FCPro (v.7). Every time I take a clip insert it, nudge it, etc. it then says 'unrendered'. I can't touch any clip in my sequence without
Re: Rendering Question
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi David, It wouldn't drag for some reason, so I selected everything, and COPY PASTED into the new sequence. It didn't even give me the pop-up window. But now it's giving me the colored bars up top li
Keeping Premiere from...Crashing!! AAAHHH!!!
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I'm editing a personal project of mine. I originally called Adobe regarding another software issue and while on the phone asked them why my software keeps crashing. The woman told me to make su
Re: Keeping Premiere from...Crashing!! AAAHHH!!!
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Adobe CS5. I've installed all the updates aside from purchasing another upgrade.
Rendering, I'm not sure I quite understand it
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I'm trying to understand more about rendering. Like with Premiere one thing I notice is that after I render a set of edits if I change an edited part of the sequence there's always a junk frame
Snapping to Selections Not Working
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I'm using Photoshop CS5. I've used it for a while. Now I'm using it more than ever and I'm noticing not only are the guides not lining up to the grid like they used to in CS4. They're a hair of
Batch - Export w/o "Save As" Prompt ?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I'm trying to export a large batch of photos by using actions to size to 20% and then Save-for-web (export). This has turned out to be one of the most difficult and frustrating things I've run
12 FPS vs. 24 FPS "Shot on Twos"
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Considering motion blur, frame blending and other editing effects in mind... Is 12 FPS pretty much exactly the same thins as 24 FPS "shot on twos" I'm doing an editing project that's more like a motio
Re: 12 FPS vs. 24 FPS "Shot on Twos"
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Right, 12 fps is pretty rare. The cool thing about Adobe Premiere is that if I put 12 fps material in a 15 fps sequence or 24 fps sequence, it doesn't stretch the speed. It interpolates it within the
Can FCPro 5 Handle DVCPRO HD ?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I've got a project that requires 15 fps and FCPro 5 is the only thing that might work for the project. Before erasing my entire computer I was hoping to know if FCPro 5 can handle DVCPRO HD (10
Re: Can FCPro 5 Handle DVCPRO HD ?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi everybody, My footage was shot at 30 fps, but with double frames. I'm not sure what the technical term is, but it's like 1 1, 2 2, 3 3, etc. because my final cut is going to be in 15 fps, almost li
Why Does Premiere's DVCPROHD format just never fit?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I've been going back and forth and back and forth between FCPro and Premiere. To be honest, I like Premiere's layout and editing better. Except there's one major thing that I just can't underst
Re: Why Does Premiere's DVCPROHD format just never fit?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Awesome! Thanks SO MUCH for your help Chris. I'll ask the camera editor about the original MXF files if you think it'd be better. What are the benefits going down the pipe Is it something I should str
Changing Video Size of Project?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Is there a way to change the frame size of the project once it's been made I find it really difficult to have to re-start my project every time I want to flip my frame between 1080p and 720p. That or
Re: Changing Video Size of Project?
by sumit bhardwaj 9 months ago
go to timeline. Copy the entire data then create new project with your settings and copy all matter on timeline....
Adjustment Layer Alternative in Premiere?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I'm embarking on a video short editing project that is going to use a number of layering, coloring, blurring sharpening, blending, as well as some compositing (keying tracking). I'm still in th
Re: Adjustment Layer Alternative in Premiere?
by Warren Morningstar 3 years ago
You can do adjustment layers on video in later editions of Photoshop. Haven't played with it much myself, but just recently watched a rich Harrington tutorial on using photoshop and then ae to create
Killing Noise
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, For those having tuned in, the arms thing turned out pretty decent. My subject and lighting is stark and has black straight hair (yay for keying!). The background is a muddy green too, so I luc
Re: Killing Noise
by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago
If you have noise in the subject, you can use the key with the good edge and core -- noise and all -- to make a matte, which you then can use on the original footage. Dave LaRonde Sr. Promotion Produc
Compositing and On-Set Fog?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I'm doing a shoot in the next couple days. Now, one thing in my production notes that really has me hesitant is using a fog machine. I planned on using it, but I'm really concerned of it's usin
Re: Compositing and On-Set Fog?
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
That's awesome! I'll let me crew know for posterity. Thanks Mark!
Rotoscoping a 2nd Set of Arms
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
Hi CC, I'm shooting a dolly-tracked roto shot where I move in on a subject with a vest on. She turns to the camera. As she does, she reveals a 2nd set of arms from inside her vest. I've been over and
Re: Rotoscoping a 2nd Set of Arms
by Max Jackson 3 years ago
That would be a lot easier. My actress's second set of arms is actually a man. He has the same skin type and is really small. He really wanted the job, and I know him as an actor so...How can you turn
HDR Processing...What is it?
by Max Jackson 4 years ago
This should probably be in the basics forum but since I am a professional who uses Photoshop on a daily basis, I think hope that gives me enough ignorant license to post this on the big board... What
Re: HDR Processing...What is it?
by Mitch Stevens 3 years ago
I think it takes three pics at once and automatically keels the best pic for you
Are Cows Creative?
by Max Jackson 4 years ago
Just curious...Not, like in a scientific anatomical sense or something that involves a lot of expensive rental equipment. More curious where the name came from and why the cow became the emblem or mas
Re: Are Cows Creative?
by Max Jackson 4 years ago
Hi Ronald, Thanks a bunch for the in-depth response. I had no idea that one of my little trivial yet poignant questions could be so revealing. Your response to my humble questions of origin regarding
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Random Shuffle Layer Opacity
by Max Jackson 4 years ago
Hi CC, I'm trying to randomly shuffle the opacity of 4 layers as the timeline plays. That is to say on is 100% while the rest are 0% so it looks like the timeline is shuffling through the layers. I'm
Re: Random Shuffle Layer Opacity
by Max Jackson 4 years ago
Okay, I think I'm starting to get the picture better now. I have to think of layers as being much more independent. Each layer must have code inside it to control it directly. I can't cross-assign inf
After Effects Javascript Reference Book?
by Max Jackson 4 years ago
I've been searching online and I can't seem to find any kind of handbook like this page: http: help.adobe.com en_US aftereffects cs using WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906c6dea-7a0ca.html A unabridged ve


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