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Alan Mills

Hobbyist at video.
Member Since:
June 18th 2004
90 Posts
Location:
Berkshire, UK
PI3 not working since attempting free upgrade
by Alan Mills 9 years ago
Hi. Looking for some help here. Irregular user and forum member at best but... Just tried doing the point release free upgrade from the 'check for upgrade' dialog. The update seemed to fail and now I
Re: PI3 not working since attempting free upgrade
by Alan Lorence 9 years ago
Either look in the wondertouch folder of your Documents folder for the update backups folder and copy the old exe from there to your particleIllusion Program Files folder, or use the 3.0.4 "update" in
third-party plug-ins for AE(cs4) in 64-bit
by Seth Spreiter 11 years ago
We upgraded After Effects to CS4 on 64-bit, dual Intel quad core PC with 15g RAM, using Windows XP. NONE of our third-party FX plug-ins work in 64-bit. Knoll Light Factory, Trapcode, FinalEffects, non
Re: third-party plug-ins for AE(cs4) in 64-bit
by Alan Mills 11 years ago
I'm running AE CS4 in Vista 64 and have all my Trapcode (Shine, Starglow, 3d Stroke, Form and particular) plugins working fine. What problems are you facing exactly Installation or runtime I didn;t do
Overhead Basketball Scoreboard
by Chad Mayeux 11 years ago
A coworker and I are in the middle of post production of a High School Basketball Tournament that had 16 games. We are adding graphics, and other things to jazz it up and look like it was shot live. W
Re: Overhead Basketball Scoreboard
by Alan Mills 11 years ago
Hi, I've done a few local basketball games over here in the UK and pondered this exact question. I even tried a seperate camera pointing at the live scoreboard and ensured it was sync'd in and cropped
Generating a "Live" Scoreboard
by Alan Mills 11 years ago
I occasionally video (HDV) local basketball matches. Up till now I simply announce the score at the end of each quarter but I'd really like to do better. I would prefer a 'live' scorebaord to update a
Re: Generating a "Live" Scoreboard
by Alan Mills 11 years ago
OK will do. So 'expressions' is would be the way to go then rather than looking for a plugin Thanks.
Just purchased - won't update (wtupdate.exe???)
by Robert Newton 12 years ago
Using a Windows XP dual Quadcore machine I just purchased Particle Illusion 3.0. It installed fine. But it offered me the little update install window and 3 program updates. I clicked on the first one
Re: Just purchased - won't update (wtupdate.exe???)
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
OK sorted now. This error only occurs if you use the auto update facility in th eapp itself. Went to web site and did it manually. All updated now :) You guys (and gals ) at Wondertouch may want to so
Need to transfer licence but lost activation code
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
Just got a new PC and wish to transfer my licence. However I cannot find my actrivation code I have to enter so cannot start the process. Furthermore, I cannot have both PC's running at the same time
helicopter effect from aerial still
by Dan Huber 12 years ago
I've got an aerial still and helicopter SFX with which I can make a credible animation of a fly over. I'm wondering whether anyone can suggest some ways of creating subtle tweaks that might add to the
Re: helicopter effect from aerial still
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
You could get around the perspective issue by using the Photoshop Vaniushing Point technique to import the power station as a 3D set of planes. Not perfect but you can get some small perspactive chang
Single frame not visible - help me understand
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
Hobbyist using AE v7 Pro on XP Pro SP3. Footage is 50i HDV PAL and converted to Cineform intermediate from original M2T. Had a night shot and in the shot a camera flash goes off illuminating the subje
Re: Single frame not visible - help me understand
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
Sorry. What I really meant was I'm trying to understand why I could see the single flash frame in AE on the timeline when scrubbing at half res or worse but why it disappeared when I switch to full re
zero gravity
by josh coyne 12 years ago
i am trying to create a zero gravity effect involving real animals inside a live action set. I can put the animals in later, but i am having problems figuring out ways to excite this. any ideas would
Re: zero gravity
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
Apologies from teh OT reply as I can't offer any input to your question but when you get there can you please please post a small clip of your "zero G cats" when its done. I come from a family of cat
Pixelated text from Photoshop images
by Jon Raffe 12 years ago
Hi Firstly, apologies, I'm a bit of a newbie! What I'm trying to create is a DVD slideshow for a client. On each slide they want a portrait of a person with a paragraph of text alongside it. The probl
Re: Pixelated text from Photoshop images
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
Not quite an exact match for your problem but the last time I had these 'fuzzy edges' in an MPEG2 export from Premiere Pro (v2) using media encoder it was from titles I had created in the title tool.
Reversing a Stabilized Shot
by Richard Kratt 12 years ago
I have a shot I have stabilized using AE CS3 to do some painting and now I need to reverse the stabilization. I used to do this in Commotion all the time but, somehow, I am trying to do this in AE for
Re: Reversing a Stabilized Shot
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
i read this as wanting to reverse the tracking so that the 'painting' applied will fit back into the un-tracked footage. If I'm right then this is discussed in AK's demon face warp tutorial over at vi
VC promos
by Dave Groenier 12 years ago
I've gotten so much free knowledge from the VC site that I'm running out of things to borrow from them in order to look good in the eyes of my clueless superiors;) BUT, I was wondering where the music
Re: VC promos
by Alan Mills 12 years ago
Respectfully, If you are building promos then you should be buying Designer sound FX and riot gear anyways. They really are that good - and designed with promos in mind. The designer Sound FX contains
Strange window on opening PI3
by Alan Mills 13 years ago
Windows XP Pro SP2 running PI3.0.1a Just this evening everytime I launch the app I am confronted by a small dialogue which look s like an 'authorize online' screen showing a 'MID' code, 'Site Code' et
Re: Strange window on opening PI3
by Alan Lorence 13 years ago
Your keyboard "scroll lock" is on. Alan. www.wondertouch.com
Auto generate lower thirds in Production Studio
by Alan Mills 13 years ago
I'm not sure if this is strcly speaking a Premiere question but as it's a case of generating 'titles' I'll start here. Apologies if it's the wrong place. A while ago I saw a demo of Production Studio
Re: Auto generate lower thirds in Production Studio
by Alan Mills 13 years ago
OK. Found the answer after a bit more digging. It's a Photoshop thing. Variables, data sets..
New pI3 Emitter Catalog
by Alan Lorence 14 years ago
As many of you know, Kim Cuttle keeps an Excel database of all pI3 emitters. Well, I've come up with a different option for those of you who don't have Excel or want a different solution: an html cata
Re: New pI3 Emitter Catalog
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
I know I can hardly be called a 'regular' in this forum, dipping in jujst oince in a while but if my 2p counts then.... 1) The format certainbly works for me. 2) In an ideal world I would agree that f
A Bloodish Experience
by Adrian Anthony Vasquez Salteiro 14 years ago
Hi, I know that probably this is not the best place to ask about these subjects but I wonder If any of you guys know about a recipe to make fake blood I mean, not in Particle Illusion put in REAL LIFE
Re: A Bloodish Experience
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
I also find that sometimes, as I'm reducing the mixture down by boiling, that a spoonful of coffee add a nice touch to the colour.
The Apprentice Magician's Guide.
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
Not sure if the subject has come up for while but I've finally got around to making this purchase and I have, just this minute, finished watching Elvis' DVD for the first time. Well, all I can say is
Re: The Apprentice Magician's Guide.
by Elvis Deane 14 years ago
Thanks Alan, glad you liked it! There's always more tricks to learn in pI, it's a surprisingly deep program for one with so few menus and windows. You'll get a lot out of fusion too, I picked up a ton
AE 2.0 wont start up
by PInner 14 years ago
Just finished installing the Production studio Pro, all programs start and run fine "except" AE 7. For some reason it starts to load for about 5-10 secs than just dissapers. Anyone had this happen or
Re: AE 2.0 wont start up
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
Pinner, After installing Production Studio Premium a few months ago I had exactly your symptoms. I installed the latest driver for my graphics card and all's been well since. :) hope this helps. Alan
Blood spurt
by Bergman 14 years ago
Hello, i need urgently a blood spurt effect. Is there some emitter in any web over there I cant find anything. Thank you.
Re: Blood spurt
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
Alan, with that simple request I think you have successfully avoided at least three dozen "send to me too" type posts. :) I was about to type one myself but instead typed this.
CREATIVE COW Master Series After Effects Training DVD Shipping Today!
by Andrew Kramer 14 years ago
NOW SHIPPING! Creative Cow Master Series Presents: Serious Effects & Compositing: Advanced Techniques for After Effects 7 You've heard about this great tutorial DVD but now is your chance to own it! L
Re: CREATIVE COW Master Series After Effects Training DVD Shipping Today!
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
I know this thread is month old now but.... .. I got my copy of the Action Pack through a couple of days ago and want to add publicly that I also think this is great work. Just what I've been waiting
Long Install Time Normal? - Production Studio.
by Matt Polack 14 years ago
Hi, I'm in the midst of installing the Adobe Production Suite Premium...this includes 5 DVD's. I'm currently still on DVD 1..and it has taken 55 minutes and indicates it is half way through DVD 1. At
Re: Long Install Time Normal? - Production Studio.
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
I installed Production Studio Premium the other week. All five DVDs took about 40 minutes in total. Curiously though, each DVD did have the status bar sit at the same point for ages then jump to the e
Live Trace batch from Adobe Bridge
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
Not sure if this is, stricktly speaking an Illustrator question but I'll start here. You'll see. A month ago I was at the videoforum over here in the Uk watching lots of cool demos of the Adobe Produc
Re: Live Trace batch from Adobe Bridge
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
Now solved!
Sony HDV capture with V2
by Amit Zinman 14 years ago
Hi, Just installed Premiere 2.0 to check it out, but for some reason, when I connect my HDR-FX1E Camera, no picture is shown and I can't capture any of my HDV material. Has anyone encountered this Ami
Re: Sony HDV capture with V2
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
Is this the trial version you are testing I have heard that native HD(V) editing is not available in the trial. No personal experience of this mind, just reading forums. Does downconverting in camera
Adobe Production Studio = One product?
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
I heard that the Adobe Production Studio is more a single product than a set of individual products. i.e. one serial number to install all apps together. Can anyone confirm this What is specifically c
Re: Adobe Production Studio = One product?
by Alan Mills 14 years ago
I understand that Premiere pro 2 (and so I assume this equates to Production Studio as well) will install along side premier Pro 1.5. I'm aware that the Matrox drivers are not ready yet and so was int
Sample Loops
by Delfino 15 years ago
I have an Audition 1.5 academic version. I can't find the Sample Loops that I saw in one of Total Training video. Does the academic version not come with the Sample Loops If so, would I be able to obt
Re: Sample Loops
by Alan Mills 15 years ago
Yep, that's the set I have. All .cel files, thousands of them. The zip sizes correspond to the one I created for Willie for download last night. Willie, as these links are the same as the ones I was p
HD and PI3
by Alan Mills 15 years ago
I get an error that reads "AVI request Format error" when I try to import an AVI captured from my Sony FX1e using Premiere Pro 1.51. It's PAL 1080i. Is anyone able to confirm this is the known limitat
Re: HD and PI3
by Alan Mills 15 years ago
Interesting stuff. So you've purchased a seperate Cineform product and have no issues. Sounds like the extra purchase is certainly necessary then. I'm just tryting to cut a corner here I guess. I need
Premiere Pro 1.5 and HDR-FX1 HDV
by mc1 15 years ago
Has anyone editied using footage from the HDR-FX1 in Premiere Is it even possible
Re: Premiere Pro 1.5 and HDR-FX1 HDV
by Alan Mills 15 years ago
Steven, I've found that the most painful thing about editing in HDV in Premiere Pro 1.5.1(from the little tiny bits I've done with my new FX1E) is the export time. Espceially as, up till now, I;m used
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