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Andy Engelkemier

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Slider Expression to Control Influence of Parent.
by Dustin Bowser 5 years ago
I believe I've come across this before in the past, but can't seem to find it anywhere at the moment. I have something that is tracked to a piece a footage, via parenting to a Null. What I would like
Re: Slider Expression to Control Influence of Parent.
by Andy Engelkemier 6 months ago
Wouldn't it be simpler to create extra objects to accomplish this Null1 is the LocRotScale of the track. Null2 is has another set. An expression would tell a 3rd object how much influence Null1 vs Nul
shape blending flip solution
by Andy Engelkemier 6 months ago
When blending from one shape to another you frequently end up flipping the shape. So points on the top move to points on the bottom. Well, That's not what you want, right You do have some control of t
Re: shape blending flip solution
by Darby Edelen 6 months ago
You'll definitely want to make sure that the First Vertex of each path keyframe is aligned as the first vertex at each keyframe will always move to the next keyframe's first vertex. Beyond that you mi
change fonts with expressions
by Andy Engelkemier 6 months ago
I keep getting asked to make timers for digital prototype to show developers what they want. Yay, still getting work. Only, I don't know how to make this with expressions. Normally it's not too diffic
Re: change fonts with expressions
by Andy Engelkemier 6 months ago
When you copy and paste, it keeps the format of the source. So I wonder if it is possible to have two different layers with the two fonts. Then on a third layer match the source of layer 1, the charac
Stop loop expression at certain time period
by Krishna Moorthy 3 years ago
I have created a looping animation using the expression, as I want only the last two keyframes to loop. Now, the solution am looking for is to stop the loop at some point of time of my choice. Am sure
Re: Stop loop expression at certain time period
by Andy Engelkemier 6 months ago
so I'm not great at math, which makes me not great at writing expressions. I get lost at the valueAtTime part. You know, the part that says what actually happens. I'm not sure about the %. I don't rea
half of an old project won't play correctly?
by Andy Engelkemier 7 months ago
I say old, but it's just from last year, so not Terribly old. I've already started a new project and Imported the previous project in. Still nothing. One thing I noted was that even if I open one of t
Re: half of an old project won't play correctly?
by Andy Engelkemier 7 months ago
So I finished the project, Luckily. But not without issue. I deleted cache for All projects, and it rebuilt on open, as it should. And it seemed fine for a quick minute. Then it reverted back to half
Camera Movement - Any advice would be appreciate! :)
by Tom Misselke-Evans 9 months ago
Hi there, I am very new to after effects and doing a project on Kinetic Typography. I have done most of the work but I'm very suck on one of the main aspects which are being able to move the camera th
Re: Camera Movement - Any advice would be appreciate! :)
by Andy Engelkemier 9 months ago
cameras for 2D layers are.....a bit "different" because you don't use them. I mean, you Could just take your entire 2D composition and turn it into a 3D layer in a new comp. Then animate a camera arou
timeline comp label color
by Andy Engelkemier 9 months ago
I'm not sure why I'm JUST noticing it, but each composition that is open in your timeline has a brown square next to it, which of course, indicates the label color for a composition. You can change ea
Re: timeline comp label color
by Andy Engelkemier 9 months ago
HAHAHA, OMG. Yeah, thank you for sticking with me. Shoot, I Rarely hit the key with my mouse over that menu, so never thought to do that. The only time I do that is to check the File Path maybe. The l
replace single key of multiple
by Andy Engelkemier 10 months ago
why do I always figure it out Right after posting! ! SO I wanted to change one value of the first key, but leave the second value alone. Documentation is NOT helpful for people who are not already goo
new toWorld with controlling line points
by Andy Engelkemier 10 months ago
This is Super frustrating, because if you search for expressions controlling individual points on a line, you'll find a Bunch of responses of....."you can't do that." But that's not right anymore!!! A
control path length using expressions
by Tom Morton 2 years ago
Hello, I'm a bit new to expressions (yeah same old story, beginners trying their luck!) I can work fine with expressions, but I want to control the length of a path. I can control anchor point, positi
Re: control path length using expressions
by Andy Engelkemier 1 year ago
OH! I just noticed.... d1 length was 3.71 d2 length was 1.39 actual lengths were 3710 and 1391 so other than cases when your path begins with an Extreme, very small arc, then continues on, this should
Continue pen tool path from last Vertex?
by Ron Vrij 8 years ago
I want to make an handwriting animation and used the pen tool to make a mask for all the letters in the sentence. When I thought I was done I noticed I missed a spot and now I don't seem to be able to
Re: Continue pen tool path from last Vertex?
by Andy Engelkemier 1 year ago
Haha, I feel like a moron. Thank you. How have I been using AE for so many years without ever having this come up! ! Although, it does look like they changed it a bit. You don't select control or comm
animated leader dot on trim path
by Andy Engelkemier 1 year ago
I thought I'd share a solution since this is an annoying thing to do. There are quite a few solutions out there, but none of them are perfect because they require you do things in a specific order. So
Re: animated leader dot on trim path
by Michael Szalapski 1 year ago
Interesting. I just tried it and nothing's happening for me anymore either. It used to pop up a little notification letting you know that the like was successful. I guess as the COW transitions to the
Advanced object animation along a path (centrifugal force)
by Krzysztof Bednarski 1 year ago
Hi! I just joined. First of all - a big thank you to the community here. Your knowledge has helped me solve many problems. My problem Imagine a snake. A simple vector stroke. This snake creates differ
Re: Advanced object animation along a path (centrifugal force)
by Andy Engelkemier 1 year ago
Right The price is right too. If you're a Really frequent Illustrator user, Astute Graphics has some awesome tools, but they are Expensive, so you Really have to make good use of it on a daily basis.
slide layer without keys?
by Andy Engelkemier 1 year ago
I keep running into this, so wanted to ask. I had to add 4.5 seconds-ish to the front of my animation. So, scoot everything over 4.5 seconds. So far, so good. Move the playhead back to zero, select th
Re: slide layer without keys?
by Andy Engelkemier 1 year ago
Oh boy. You should try that out yourself before you go suggesting it. It's AWFUL! It'll work for like 2 seconds, sometimes. But it completely screws up your timeline. I mean, it's terrible. It's like
decent training out there?
by Andy Engelkemier 2 years ago
We have a Canon 6D for photos. I'm not sure about it's video capability, but that's what we have now, and people keep shooting garbage with their iphones then giving to me to edit. I'd like to do a li
Re: decent training out there?
by Andy Engelkemier 2 years ago
Now, see...that's the trouble. We're a design consultancy. And engineering, and we even do assembly production. We would likely entertain most anything that someone wants to pay us to do. Each job is
why CMYK
by Andy Engelkemier 3 years ago
Before I go getting people all upset, I'm trying to learn here by creating an open dialogue but I'm coming from a non-print world for the most part. I create Everything in RGB, because it's RGB. I tak
Re: why CMYK
by Rob Dahl 3 years ago
To avoid long discussions on light based color and ink based color: those who are interested should learn color theory. Process I use for CYMK RGB: If the client scope is for print (a dedicated printi
custom timeline "forward X frames"
by Andy Engelkemier 3 years ago
page up = go forward 1 frame Shift + page up = go forward 10 frames Anyone know of a way, even if it's a script, to customize that a bit We're tracking something that's untrackable, so we have to do i
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Sebastian Moreno liked this 3 years ago
Re: custom timeline "forward X frames"
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
Can't be done! Just kidding. Let's write two quick scripts. Copy, paste and save these with a text editor. Here's the first, 01_jumpXFramesForward.jsx: jumpFrames = 15; try { app.project.activeItem.ti
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Andy Engelkemier liked this 3 years ago
titles not updating!!!
by Andy Engelkemier 9 years ago
I have to basically subtitle a bunch of text so I've got quite a few titles. It worked fine for the first 20 or so, but now sometimes they aren't updating. Here's my workflow: create a title and get e
Re: titles not updating!!!
by Andy Engelkemier 4 years ago
As people mentioned above, don't copy and paste, or duplicate the title as you might with any other object in Premiere. Instead, duplicate copy the title using the top left button from within the titl
DNxHR formats, not understanding their size
by Andy Engelkemier 4 years ago
This format was quoted to me as an alternative to ProRes. Given that the only mac I have can't render anything I'm working on, the only way I could render ProRes would be to render uncompressed First,
time-remap equivalent or workflow
by Andy Engelkemier 4 years ago
I've been getting by without, or just using After Effects. But it's one of those things where I've always thought, "there's Got to be a better way." In AfterEffects, I can take a clip, decide where so
Re: time-remap equivalent or workflow
by Andy Engelkemier 4 years ago
Do you work for Adobe That's about the response I always get from them regarding just about anything. My impression of Adobe: You want something to work better No, just use something else that better
updating illustrator files with added layers
by Andy Engelkemier 4 years ago
Do you folks have any tricks for this Here's my current process. Maybe it's already as streamlined as it can be, but I thought I would ask in case this could be faster. So here goes: example:you have
Re: updating illustrator files with added layers
by Ken Teutsch 4 years ago
I haven't actually done this, but I understand that some people include several empty layers in their AI files...just in case. Then if something has to be added, you add it to the already existing emp
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Andy Engelkemier liked this 4 years ago
release clipping mask AND delete?
by Andy Engelkemier 4 years ago
For whatever reason (may or may not have been something I did since I'm passing these files to someone else as well, in a mixed PC Mac environment) A bunch of images have clipping masks on them, and t
Re: release clipping mask AND delete?
by Andy Engelkemier 4 years ago
Oh, you know I didn't think of doing that. Clipping masks always end up with no fill and no line color. So that should work pretty well. Chances are, if I have anything else in the file with no fill o
Emergency:: Is there any way to open my PSD file with all of the layers still intact into Adobe Illustrator? It keeps opening as a flat image.
by Crystal Rodriguez 4 years ago
I have been designing the interface of an app for a friend on photoshop. I have all of my layers organized and ready to go for the app developer, but I need to convert the PSD files into AI in order f
Re: Emergency:: Is there any way to open my PSD file with all of the layers still intact into Adobe Illustrator? It keeps opening as a flat image.
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 years ago
"Editable" is a relative term, for Photoshop is basically bitmap whereas Illustrator is basically vector, but yes, if you change the mode to 8-bit and save it (as a new file so you don't override your
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Andy Engelkemier liked this 4 years ago
resize long go-pro split files
by Andy Engelkemier 4 years ago
All the cameras I've used can be considered consumer based cameras, or maybe prosumer. And they All split files at about 4GB. So if you have a recording that's longer, you'll end up with multiple file
captions - larger size?
by Andy Engelkemier 5 years ago
Captions are saved with size, font, color, etc. information. But premiere doesn't seem to use that information and always displays it at 18pm at whatever default monospace font. Is there any way to ch
Re: captions - larger size?
by Andy Engelkemier 5 years ago
well that just sucks then.
Edit all closed captions at once?
by Martin Strandgaard 7 years ago
Hi guys! I'm working with Premiere Pro CC, and just recieived a .stl file from an interpreter with translations of a spanish interview. This is my first time working with subtitles so I'm new to "Clos
Re: Edit all closed captions at once?
by Andy Engelkemier 5 years ago
Open the STL with Subtitle Workshop. Export XML. You can now do find and replace. I suggest using Notepad++ instead of notepad. This will arrange formatting easier and make it less likely to accidenta
ignore thumbs.db?
by Andy Engelkemier 7 years ago
Windows makes a stupid thumbs.db file every time you have a folder with at least one image in it. If you want to ever see thumbnails of the images, this is necessary. I have certain folders, like text
Re: ignore thumbs.db?
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 years ago
Andy - Here's a solution that will shut off the thumbs.db cache: http: www.sitepoint.com switch-off-thumbs-db-in-windows Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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Andy Engelkemier liked this 7 years ago
best way to add/remove time where paused?
by Andy Engelkemier 7 years ago
I've got about 15-20 layers. Not a ton, but enough that it gets difficult to keep track of keys if you're not careful. I finished the project for the most part and then the client (or maybe just me ha
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Andrew Lush liked this 6 years ago
Re: best way to add/remove time where paused?
by mathew fuller 7 years ago
It seems recently, a lot of people think a script or some magic shortcut should be able to solve all of their problems after the fact. Not true. If you want flexibility, and the ability to easily adju
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Andy Engelkemier liked this 7 years ago
automatic renumber of expression on duplicate?
by Andy Engelkemier 7 years ago
This is a basic one, but I'm not sure of an answer. When you duplicate several layers at once with Ctrl+D, or just copying and pasting them, the expression stays the same, but the layer name changes.
Re: automatic renumber of expression on duplicate?
by Annebelle van Zweden 7 years ago
thisComp.layer(thisLayer, +1).transform.position The +1 means 'one layer below' thisComp.layer(thisLayer, +1).transform.position
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Andy Engelkemier liked this 7 years ago
composition markers, after preComp.
by Andy Engelkemier 9 years ago
Sorry, that was the best subject I could come up with. If you have comp markers and then use that composition in another, you see the composition markers as layer markers. Cool, very useful. How do yo
Re: composition markers, after preComp.
by Walter Soyka 9 years ago
Andy Engelkemier "After using a precomposed composition, I realize I need to pause between two actions that have no pause, so I need it to be precise. I'd like to be able to just add a composition ma
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Andy Engelkemier liked this 9 years ago
where can I learn about keeping compression settings within standards?
by Andy Engelkemier 9 years ago
I end up having to use WMV mostly because people want to be able to throw a video in powerpoint. I'll create a clip using the standard WMV 720p30 setting, then someone just wants it smaller. Ok, so I
Re: where can I learn about keeping compression settings within standards?
by Andy Engelkemier 9 years ago
Oops, mistype. Thanks for the correction on profile. It's confusing because it says "advanced profile" for 9-advanced. I know they are different codecs though. And that should have been written, When
3D data to 2D space for write-on mask
by Andy Engelkemier 9 years ago
I have 3D renders and have a ball moving in 3D space. From 3dsMax I used the new link system to import the camera (it's not moving in this case) and animated object. It matches my render exactly. Cool
Re: 3D data to 2D space for write-on mask
by Brian Charles 9 years ago
Andy Engelkemier " About the write-on though. I didn't realize animating the brush size over time doesn't change the size over time. It changes the brush size and All previous brush strokes at the cu
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Andy Engelkemier liked this 9 years ago
export to photoshop - out of memory
by Andy Engelkemier 11 years ago
Illustrator and Photoshop CS4 on Dual Xeon 3.2 Windows, with 20GB of Ram, Quadro FX5600, 15k rpm sas HD. (anyway, should be more than ideal other than it's running XP64, not vista or 7) I get graphics
Re: export to photoshop - out of memory
by Scott Roberts 11 years ago
exporting at 300 causes problems for some reason. i always export 150 dpi. if the dimensions of your file were small, i'd say, yes, export at 300. If it's a large composition, output 150. Shutting off
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