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May 2nd 2012
26 Posts
Go To Next Marker Hotkey?
by Caleb Green 7 years ago
Hi, I'm having trouble finding out if there's a hot key for "go to next marker". I know holding shift and clicking will bring you to the nearest one, but I'm looking for a keyboard short cut. Any sugg
Re: Go To Next Marker Hotkey?
by Alex Serban 3 years ago
So clutch!!! This shortcut will transform my workflow. Ughers! *Jumps back and forth between only the revealed timeline items*
Sequential fade of replicated shapes?
by Navarro Parker 7 years ago
Is this sequential fade something that can be done procedurally with a replicated shape layer
Re: Sequential fade of replicated shapes?
by John Cuevas 7 years ago
You could do it by adding a repeater, setting up the position offset and animating the copies. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 70
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Alex Serban liked this 3 years ago
Range Mapping Expression
by Mark Walczak 9 years ago
Hello everyone, Although I'm sure I'm not the first person to need this sort of expression, my googling yielded nothing of value. I'm basically looking for a simple expression that will accept "input
Re: Range Mapping Expression
by Dan Ebberts 9 years ago
You can use linear() to remap a range, like this: input = effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); inputLow = 0; inputHigh = 100; outputLow = -100; outputHigh = 100; linear(input,inputLow,inputHigh,outputL
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Alex Serban liked this 3 years ago
Emergency, mystery white square
by Aaron Keast 11 years ago
Trying to finish up the final details on a video I need to get in tomorrow morning. I rendered out of AE and not only was the video highly compressed (no reason, I'd think, since I'd selected best qua
Re: Emergency, mystery white square
by Alex Serban 5 years ago
Thanks Carl, your response solved a mystery about AE I recently noticed. What is the utility for nulls to render as such when dragged from the project panel into a comp
Can you draw Arrows in AE?
by Jeffrey Gould 12 years ago
I'm working on a medical video and need to have arrows pointing to various body parts, I searched help and can't find anything about drawing arrows. I could make them in Illustrator or PS, but this wo
Re: Can you draw Arrows in AE?
by Alessandro Reali 5 years ago
Hi everybody, I know it has always been a little problem in After Effects. I often work on educational videos, so I decided to make a project with many arrow forms layers. Download, import and select
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Alex Serban liked this 5 years ago
Collapse Transformation and 3D shadows
by Vicky Sharp 8 years ago
I've already had a look on the boards google to see if I can find a straight forward answer to this, so please excuse me if I've missed something already posted on the topic and please point me in the
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Alex Serban liked this 5 years ago
Re: Collapse Transformation and 3D shadows
by Alex Serban 5 years ago
Yes, this really is too bad. I wonder what's in the coding that prevents this from being possible
absolute value
by phil 14 years ago
i need to take the absolute value from the rotation of the null layer = this is the expression for the layer: temp = thisComp.layer("Null 1").rotation; 0, 0, temp i need the temp to equal the absolute
Re: absolute value
by Dan Ebberts 14 years ago
This should work: temp = Math.abs(thisComp.layer("Null 1").rotation); 0, 0, temp Dan
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Alex Serban liked this 5 years ago
AE out of memory 23 :: 40
by dorit grunberger 9 years ago
Hi to all I'm was just starting to explore the wonderful world of AE, when my exploration was rudely interrupted by this crappy error. OSX 10.5.8, 8 core Mac Pro, 12GB memory with 9GB dedicated to AE.
Re: AE out of memory 23 :: 40
by Alex Serban 5 years ago
I get this error message every time I try pickwhipping a 3D layer's position's dimensions to its own X, Y, and Z properties. It can be any 3D layer including a simple solid, and this happens even afte
autoscale footage to size of comp
by diggler 12 years ago
i had thought once i saw mention of a keyboard shortcut command to autoscale a piece of media to the size of the comp - or holding down a certain key when dropping in footage would autoscale it to the
Re: autoscale footage to size of comp
by Mike Clasby 12 years ago
Stretch layer to fit Composition window Ctrl + Alt + F Command + Option + F Stretch layer to fit horizontally, preserving frame aspect ratio Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H Command + Option + Shift + H Stretc
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Alex Serban liked this 6 years ago
Shortcut for staggering the beginning of layers in timeline
by Tyler Yowell 12 years ago
Annoyingly simple question-since AFX doesnt have it so two pieces of footage snap together when near each other, I need to know how to do that. So then-how do I stagger layers so that the end of one i
Re: Shortcut for staggering the beginning of layers in timeline
by Andrew Kramer 12 years ago
http: library.creativecow.net articles kramer_andrew slideshows.php select layers and rightl click and choose animation options "sequence layers" There are some options to overlap. Best, Andrew Kramer
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Alex Serban liked this 6 years ago
turning text to a mask for 3D stroke
by bobloadmire 12 years ago
Hi am new to ae and im trying to do a nice effect using trapcodes 3d stroke. it works with masks, but i cant do text that well with masks. I want to convert some test to masks so they can work with 3d
Re: turning text to a mask for 3D stroke
by Alex Serban 6 years ago
I was just looking for a quick way to do the write-on text effect and this does the trick! In CC you right click your text layer and choose "create masks from text" and it will create a solid with mas
Keylight humming on edges
by Kevin Gonzales 9 years ago
I'm about to go nuts. Here is the down and dirty. Greenscreen Footage shot on HPX 170 720P DVCPRO HD. Shutter at 60 (slow motion.) Using After Effects CS4 on Mac Intel quad core Using Keylight to key
Re: Keylight humming on edges
by Alex Serban 6 years ago
Excellent link, Alperen! Just what I was looking for. Thank you.
RGB Input Values in AE CC go up to infinity??
by Alex Serban 6 years ago
Hi Everyone, I recently switched to After Effects CC and I noticed that every time I want to input RGB values for a specific color (such as for a solid layer), gone are the familiar 0-255 ranges acros
Re: RGB Input Values in AE CC go up to infinity??
by Alex Serban 6 years ago
LOL so this was not a CC issue at all, just a logical effect of playing with the color channels for this new project...thank you!
Been Using Adobe for Over a Decade - I'll Never Go CC
by Carl Sollenberger 6 years ago
I always upgraded my Adobe simply because I loved the software and enjoyed keeping current. It was about fun - not necessity. I liked Adobe back then. New versions excited me. Now, not so much. For st
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Ben Scarborough liked this 6 years ago
Re: Been Using Adobe for Over a Decade - I'll Never Go CC
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
And....they don't release annually, so putting out the idea that they have been on a 12 month release cycle is incorrect. CS5 was released in spring of 2010. CS5.5 was released in spring of 2011. CS6
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Alex Serban liked this 6 years ago
Orient a 3d layer towards camera (but not auto-orient)
by andy bay 6 years ago
Hi! Is there a way of quickly orienting a 3d layer so that it faces the camera straight in AE I know there is the Layer-- transform-- center in view funtion, which brings a layer to the view, but that
Re: Orient a 3d layer towards camera (but not auto-orient)
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
This would make a great script. I'll put it on my to-do list, but I won't have it ready any time soon. Relatively quick workaround: 1) Hold the shift key while parenting your layer to the camera. This
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Alex Serban liked this 6 years ago
Time mismatch when going from child to parent comp
by Jurjen Versteeg 7 years ago
Hi There, I have a really annoying problem and I can't seem to find where it comes from: When clicking a pre-comp in your main comp, usually the time indicator matches the time you have in your main c
Re: Time mismatch when going from child to parent comp
by Walter Soyka 7 years ago
Jurjen Versteeg "Mind that this issue only appears when I click back to the parent comp. Clicking on the pre-comp from the main comp keeps the right time, but clicking back sets my time indicator bac
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Alex Serban liked this 6 years ago
animating kerning / tracking
by chris brett 7 years ago
Hi - how do I animate the spaces between the letters in a word please ... ie letters are all touching then over 2 seconds become spaced wider apart so that there is lots of daylight between them. ---
Re: animating kerning / tracking
by Alex Serban 6 years ago
Thank you so much for this additional but crucial point! it was exactly what I was looking for
Noise removal on DSLR footage tips & techniques
by jim bachalo 8 years ago
Hi Probably the 'best' tip would be to get a better camera but that's not an option for me right now:) It seems Neat video makes a very good product, but downloaded the 'home' version demo and found o
Re: Noise removal on DSLR footage tips & techniques
by Sascha Engel 8 years ago
Hi Jim, sorry to read the things up there...but hey Dave, please, chill out! A bit less judgmental would be great. Don't forget - the film Monsters was shot with A Sony EX3, it's not all about being a
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Alex Serban liked this 6 years ago
Render/export one frame for printing??? Is it possible?
by Aaron Bear 11 years ago
Hello all, Is there a way to export only one frame in the timeline I ask this because I am working on a 2d comp in photoshop for print purposes (12x18in) and I want to have an explosion or dirt cloud
Re: Render/export one frame for printing??? Is it possible?
by Filip Vandueren 11 years ago
You have two options: Composition - Save Frame As - File... (be sure to choose a rgb+alpha mode), and don't forget to press render. or Composition - Save Frame As - Photoshop Layers then every layer i
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Alex Serban liked this 7 years ago
sometimes won't render whole work area
by Kyle Romaneck 11 years ago
Hiya, So I've been experiencing a host of weird bugs with AECS3, and here's the one that's really hurting my work flow: When I set a comp to render, sometimes After Effects won't render the entire wor
Re: sometimes won't render whole work area
by Kevin Camp 11 years ago
i haven't seen this before, but some times ae just goofs up... typical things i'll do when ae just seems to not be working correctly are: - from ae, try edit purge all, then try the render. - restart
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Alex Serban liked this 7 years ago
Key out black - detonationfilms
by Arnljot Bringedal 12 years ago
Hey guys! Need to composite footage of smoke & fire on daylight footage. The footage with the FX are on a black background - and are not prekeyed. Im not pleased with the results io am getting so far
Re: Blending Modes
by Aaron zander 12 years ago
channels-set matte also if something is too transperant toss curves on it, go to the individual channels and select alpha, pull the curve to the top lieft
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Alex Serban liked this 7 years ago
eporting vpe files to after effects
by borja martin 10 years ago
i have photoshop cs3 extended on a pc but i don't seem to have the option to export to after effects, i know where to find it, is just not there, all the options shown are: show edges, show mesarument
Re: eporting vpe files to after effects
by Alex Serban 7 years ago
It needs to be Photoshop Extended
How can one add a feather to a Luma Matte?
by Alex Serban 7 years ago
Hey everyone, I am animating a logo and I have a kind of poor man's "glimmer" effect running through the logo at a certain point in time (I say "poor man" because there is probably a better way to ach
Re: How can one add a feather to a Luma Matte?
by Viktor Tornfors 7 years ago
If you want the matte to bleed feather, just add a bit of fast blur to the matte-layer. That will make it feather outside of it's original edges. --------------------------------------- 22 year old mo
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Alex Serban liked this 7 years ago
Premiere Pro won't export audio!
by Milton Hockman 8 years ago
I've edited my sequence. all is good. I go to export any codec and the video looks great. Audio is NOT there! Audio icons are clicked next to the tracks. I can hear audio while playing in timeline. Wh
Re: Premiere Pro won't export audio!
by Alex Serban 7 years ago
thanks for posting your fix, i had the same problem!
Metadata "Analyze" button greyed out (P2 footage)
by Tim Dowse 8 years ago
Hi Y'all, If anyone can help I'd be much obliged. I have transcripts of a bunch of documentary interviews, and I'd like to sync them with the footage using the analyze feature of the metadata window i
Re: Metadata "Analyze" button greyed out (P2 footage)
by Alex Serban 7 years ago
hey bud, had this problem tonight and your last post saved the day. thanks a lot for coming back to the forum and posting your solution!
Mute sound in source window?
by Sue Bauer 9 years ago
Hello again. I'm working on a new project. My assets consist mostly of 15-minute clips with audio and video. I'm not going to use much of the original audio, since I'm essentially making a music video
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Raison Varner liked this 4 years ago
Re: Mute sound in source window?
by Alex Serban 7 years ago
Hi Sue, you can just go to Preferences-Audio and uncheck the Preview Audio while Scrubbing box. EZ
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Apple Compressor settings for H264 streaming video
by Michael Sigmon 9 years ago
I've searched high and low and I can't really find any guidance as far as optimizing the Compressor settings to create an H264 video which will be streamed. Starting with 1080p30 final program exporte
Re: Apple Compressor settings for H264 streaming video
by Alex Serban 7 years ago
No need for snottiness. It drips all over this site.
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