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Adam forbes

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March 5th 2008
39 Posts
World Transform.... Scale
by Adam forbes 7 years ago
So I need an expression that will calculate the WORLD scale of a child object. Basically if a parent is scaled up the child's scale "stays" the same but how would i calculate it's actual scale I know
Re: World Transform.... Scale
by Cassius Marques 7 years ago
check if it helps (I probably got that from a post from Dan Ebberts) L = thisLayer; s = 100, 100, 100 ; while (L.hasParent){ L = L.parent; for (i = 0; i < s.length; i++) s i *= 100 L.transform.scal
Camera Lens Blur
by Adam forbes 7 years ago
I'm using Camera lens blur with a Zdepth pass from C4D. But when I apply it it gives a big halo around the things that should actually be in focus.
Re: Camera Lens Blur
by Adam forbes 7 years ago
Here's the depth pass I'm pretty sure it's accurate and even if it wasn't I should be able to adjust the depth setting in the effect.
flying particles/clones become dynamic
by Adam forbes 7 years ago
So what I'm trying to create is this look of in this case rice flying flowing through the air in little streams. which i've created by cloning them along a spline and animating the offset with some ef
Re: flying particles/clones become dynamic
by randy johnson 7 years ago
I would use a Mograph for the start and then have Thinking Particles do the rest rather than dynamics. C4Dcafe has a tutorial on this. Randy
Viewable in editor
by Adam forbes 7 years ago
I have a null with a lot of mograph and polys all building a house. I want to keyframe the null so that it's not visible in the editor for certain periods of time. But when i set key frames for the nu
Re: Viewable in editor
by Brian Jones 7 years ago
put a Display tag on the null and check off Use Visibility and keyframe that
Delay Effector stops working when placed in a cloner
by Adam forbes 7 years ago
So I have a nice animation of a fire hydrant. Using a plainer effector all the piece animate from the ground up into position, then I apply the delay effector and all the movements have a nice spring
Re: Delay Effector stops working when placed in a cloner
by Adam Trachtenberg 7 years ago
Don't put effectors inside of cloners. As long as it's assigned to the cloner it can be anywhere (else) in the heirarchy.
Wrapping a pattern material around text
by Adam forbes 7 years ago
Can someone please tell me how to make a pattern nicely wrap around some text. I created a tile pattern and just used circles instead of the squares, but as you can see there are some weird lines. thi
Re: Wrapping a pattern material around text
by Adam Trachtenberg 7 years ago
Unfortunately extrudes don't map very well by default. In this case I'd use two texture tags: one for the caps and one for the extruded surface. Use flat mapping for the caps tex tag and UV mapping fo
Global Illumination STAINS?
by Adam forbes 8 years ago
So I'm rendering a scene with GI when I render out a singe frame everything looks great. Like this first picture. Then when I render out the whole sequence there are weird shadows. As you can see ther
Re: Global Illumination STAINS?
by Pierre-Alexis Tremblay 8 years ago
In the render settings under Global Illumination, General tab have you set GI mode to IR + QMC (Full animation) P.A.T.
Tiff TItle Sequence problem
by Edward Geldon 8 years ago
I'm trying to create an opening credit sequence for a Red Camera project that is currently being onlined on a Pablo. (I think that's the system.) It's a very basic opening credit sequence that lists t
Re: Tiff TItle Sequence problem
by Adam forbes 8 years ago
post a picture
Cinema 4d Hair Presets
by Adam forbes 8 years ago
So I'm trying to make a cow in C4d and they have a great COW hair preset. When I double click it it opens a new scene file and it looks really nice when rendered. I just can't figure out how to apply
Re: Cinema 4d Hair Presets
by Adam forbes 8 years ago
So i think I figured that out, when I use that feature on a random sphere I can get the color of the hair to match the surface, but when I apply it to my cow, which has a uv mapped texture on it the h
Stibs Transitions
by Adam forbes 9 years ago
I've searched all over for Stibs Transitions and it seems the link everyone has is down. Can anyone send me a zip with them ajforbes20@gmail.com
Re: Stibs Transitions
by Adam forbes 9 years ago
thanks guys got it
Water transitions / plug ins needed
by Daniel Carbone 11 years ago
Hello, A client of mine wants to add some water liquid transitions to a slide show he is editing. For reference, we have used the "ripple" transition that comes stock in FCP, but he is looking for oth
Re: Water transitions / plug ins needed
by Adam forbes 9 years ago
Can someones send me Stibs transitions for FCP I can't find them anywhere
Final Cut playback through black magic
by Adam forbes 9 years ago
So I have DeckLink studio connected from my mac to and HDTV. playback worked fine but then I had to reinstall FCP. Now I can't get any live video to play on the HDTV as the external monitor. I've trie
Re: Final Cut playback through black magic
by Adam forbes 9 years ago
Victory! My head is wrapped around it! Thanks David and Michael
Help with a script TONIGHT PLEASE
by Adam forbes 10 years ago
I need some help fast. I have multiple projects and thousands of layers so I need a script that will add this expression to every anchor point and every position of a layer: tempx = value 0 ; tempy =
Re: Help with a script TONIGHT PLEASE
by Adam forbes 10 years ago
Dan, That worked great for a while, then it seems to really get tripped up by hidden layers. It says Unable to execute scrpt at line 19. After Effects error. Can not "set Expression" with this propert
Loading an expression with a script
by Ben Frank 10 years ago
I have a script that does a few things, and upon completion i need it to add an expression to the position of a layer in a comp. the expression is saved on its own in a .js file and the script is supp
Re: Loading an expression with a script
by Adam forbes 10 years ago
Hey Ben I need something very similar, I need a script that will go to every layer in the project and add this to the anchorpoint and position tempx = value 0 ; tempy = value 1 ; tempxwhole = Math.rou
calculating after effects tracking points
by Adam forbes 11 years ago
I want to know if there is a way to calculate tracking data that is going off screen based on the tracking data while it is on screen. In other words. I have a pan of a pool. I have a few tracking poi
Re: calculating after effects tracking points
by Adam forbes 11 years ago
So that's a nice idea, however my tracking will not be linear, it's a curve so is there anyway to use more than just the last two points as the data to extrapolite.
creating outlines
by Adam forbes 11 years ago
When I create a text layer, and then I click It creates a shape layer instead of a mask layer. In Aharon's tutorials it always creates a mask layer, I specifically want a mask layer so I can use the s
Re: creating outlines
by Adam forbes 11 years ago
Yes i've made sure it's selected, if it wasn't selected then it wouldn't give me the option to create outlines, any other ideas
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