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Brandon

Member Since:
January 21st 2005
131 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Lincoln, NE
moving plug ins from AE 6.5 to AE 7?
by Brandon 12 years ago
I just got AE 7 and I was wondering if I can just move my plug ins that I bought for AE 6.5 to AE 7.0 I have invigorator and trapcode, can they be moved
Re: moving plug ins from AE 6.5 to AE 7?
by sam moulton 12 years ago
I have all my 3rd party plugins in 6.6 in a sub folder called third party. I then created an alias, you can use a shortcut if you're on windows, and put that alias in the 7 plugins folder. No copying
pricing question with AE project
by Brandon 12 years ago
I am creating a simple effect for a guy with 4 different videos. It's going to be all the same effect, I'm just going to add in a shadow for a person shot on a green screen, so it shouldn't take that
Re: pricing question with AE project
by Brian Charles 12 years ago
Estimating and quoting on work becomes easier with experience. You say the work may only take an hour -- really Do you have to capture encode the video, export to a specific format, deliver on any spe
New Demo Reel
by Christopher Guerrero 12 years ago
Goto: http: www.youtube.com watch v=K_-pSixKLeU Thanks
Re: New Demo Reel
by Brandon 12 years ago
I respect and agree your thoughts on the music, but again, I like it.
Demo Reel
by Ron Sterk 12 years ago
This is my first demo reel and I really like everyone's imputs I see in here. I'm trying to show a little of everything I can do. Thanks, Ron
Re: Demo Reel
by Brandon 12 years ago
I liked your boxing stuff, but some of it was too long, such as the 3d guy talking. Also, I saw one clip where I know I've seen a tutorial that looked exactly like that. Such as the first clip where i
New Demo Reel
by Brandon 12 years ago
I just created my first Demo Reel. It is a bit rough, it's just basically a montage of my stuff that I had made in college. I need some constructive criticism and thoughts on how I can make it flow a
Re: New Demo Reel
by Brandon 12 years ago
I actually thought some clips were a little too short cause before you even realize what they are and whats going on, it's gone. I cut it on the beat and added some transitions, but I haven't uploaded
Reel Rough Cut (please comment)
by Heroic 12 years ago
I've been working on a reel during my free time, and this is what I have so far. I know it's longer then it should be, and I plan on cutting a few things out. It is also missing my name and info on bo
Re: Reel Rough Cut (please comment)
by Brandon 12 years ago
Well, you're pretty talented. Good work...I would love to see the final reel.
demo reel title?
by Brandon 12 years ago
Ok, I am creating my demo reel and I am basically an editor, compositor, motion graphics, shooter, so what should I put as my title in my demo reel Video Specialist
Re: demo reel title?
by paul bolden 12 years ago
Roll it all into one...Producer Paul Bolden
thinking of switching to final cut pro
by Brandon 13 years ago
I have been a long time Avid user, since college. But, now since I am looking for a new job, and seeing how 95 percent of employers that I've come across want FCP experience, it's time to buy a Mac an
Re: thinking of switching to final cut pro
by Brandon 13 years ago
wow, thanks for all the tips guys. i'm going to start looking at macs probably tonight after work.
high school football highlight tape
by Brandon 13 years ago
My old high school football coach wanted me to put together their season highlight tape, with an intro to made in After Effects, about 20 seconds long. Plus some other graphic enhancements, including
Re: high school football highlight tape
by John Cuevas 13 years ago
All I could think of when he said "my old football coach called"...my old coach would be paying double... Yeah, who's laughing now Mr. Run some laps Cuevas!...Johnny Cuevas, Editor www.ckandco.net
best way to learn cinema 4d
by Brandon 13 years ago
I am just getting started with Cinema 4d...so I just want to know what's the best way to learn this program Are most of you guys self taught, learn from school, or a class I've been doing the tutorial
Re: best way to learn cinema 4d
by Brandon 13 years ago
Ok, thanks. But has anyone tried the Real World 3D Animation book Thanks.
anyone ever heard of this school for 3d arts?
by Brandon 13 years ago
http: www.gnomon3d.com Looks pretty cool, they offer classes and a High-End Computer Graphics Certificate (which I don't know how valid that is). What do you guys think
Re: anyone ever heard of this school for 3d arts?
by Franky Torres 13 years ago
I agree, it is a great 3d school. I am from Southern California and Gnomon is know in every VFX house. They have a huge job placement ratio for graduates as well. 90% of their first graduating class a
can you use AE to create a website?
by Brandon 13 years ago
I was wondering if you can use AE to create a full website I want to create a fairly complex website with links, animations, and video. Can AE do this
Re: can you use AE to create a website?
by jason Linn 13 years ago
So yes, you can create a site in AE7, but, like he said, you need the middle man.. (Flash or D.W, etc.) to interprete. The export to swf feature is one of the coolest options in AE, in my opinion, bec
how to rip from dvds to AE?
by Brandon 13 years ago
Hey, I have a dvd with some of my features on it, and I was wondering what is the best way to rip them from the dvd to a quicktime file so that I can import them into AE Thanks.
Re: how to rip from dvds to AE?
by Brandon 13 years ago
Well, I changed it to .mpg and I can play it on my PC, but when I try and import it into AE, it says that AE can't continue and it has crashed. So, I don't know what to do.
critique needed
by Brandon 13 years ago
I made a 15 second show open animation for our show for my class in college using AE. Tell me what you guys think. The compression is kinda bad. Thanks http: www.putfile.com huskerwr38
Re: critique needed
by Brandon 13 years ago
I know, it's hard to read. I should probably change it. Thanks for the input.
Motion Graphics Reel Feedback
by Biggie 13 years ago
Here's my new site and reel: www.paul-beaudry.com Any crits feedback welcome and appreciated.
Re: Motion Graphics Reel Feedback
by Brandon 13 years ago
Wow, impressive for less than a year in motion graphics. I have been using AE for about a year, and I have been just getting into C4D. What have you been using to learn C4D Thanks.
installing fonts
by Brandon 13 years ago
I was wondering how do you install fonts, I put my new fonts in the Western Fonts folder, but they aren't showing up in Illustrator.
need help making rewind effect
by Brandon 13 years ago
I'm trying to make an effect where it looks like the video is rewinding like on a VCR. I tried several different ways, but couldn't get it right. Any suggestions
Re: need help making rewind effect
by Brandon 13 years ago
Well, I would do it like that, but I already have my footage in the right speed in reverse.
bending text around object
by Brandon 13 years ago
I am trying to bend text around a round object, but it proves difficult positioning each letter around the object and make it look right. Then I want to rotate around the object. Is there an easy way
Re: bending text around object
by Brandon 13 years ago
Ok...I figured everything out.
do invisible objects render?
by Brandon 13 years ago
When I select make object invisible, does it take up RAM when it renders In other words, if I have a lot of objects that are invisible does it slow down my rendering Thanks
Re: do invisible objects render?
by Matt Rhodes 13 years ago
Hi Brandon. Invisible objects do take up RAM, but they are ignored during rendering. Therefore, unless you have so many objects in memory that you use up all of your RAM, you shouldn't see a slowdown
rotating letter problem
by Brandon 14 years ago
I am trying to rotate a letter but when I rotate it, I need it to be the same on both sides, how do I do this It's flat on one side and has 2 stacks on the other side. Thanks
Re: rotating letter problem
by Serge Hamad 14 years ago
Hi Brandon, I guess you applied an object style then a regullar Outside Edge. In this case you need to go to the Set-Up window, click on the Material Set-Up and in the Palette menu you click on Clear
need help, i need more than just 8 sets for 3d tracking
by Brandon 14 years ago
I am using 8 3d tracking layers for 8 different letters in my project. I have these layers animated to animated the letters in the invigorator. But, I have another object i need to track with a layer.
Re: need help, i need more than just 8 sets for 3d tracking
by Brandon 14 years ago
Just duplicate the invigorator Will the objects still be able to interact Thanks
trying to make a glass type object
by Brandon 14 years ago
I've been trying to develop a thick glass type material. Clear and kind of shiny like glass. I just can't get it right. Any suggestions or ideas. Thanks
Re: trying to make a glass type object
by Justin Productions 14 years ago
Hey! I know a way to do glass but it doesn't recquire Zaxwerks Inv. Instead of the glass, take a photo of what would normaly reflect the glass and put it in front of your subject with a very small Opa
how do i arc words?
by Brandon 14 years ago
Is there an easy way to arc words or bend the words say if you were looking down at a word it would look like this ( Thanks
Re: how do i arc words?
by Matt Rhodes 14 years ago
Hi Max. I should also note that PA 4.0 has a Duplicate Track menu option in the Track Commands menu. That should make things easier for you. m
wiggle expression question
by Brandon 14 years ago
I want to wiggle just between 0% and 100%. I want the layer either on or all the way off. I don't want it to wiggle in between 0 and 100, just either 0 or 100. Whats the way to do this Thanks
Re: wiggle expression question
by Filip Vandueren 14 years ago
set your property (opacity ) to 50% then add this expression: o=wiggle(1, 50, octaves = 1, amp_mult = .5, t = time); this is just a basic wiggle, amp set to 50 o
wireframe and hidden lines tut question
by Brandon 14 years ago
I was wondering what your fractal noise setting looked like when creating the sphere with the blocks appearing inside the wireframe sphere I made the sphere and and everything else, but I dont think m
Re: wireframe and hidden lines tut question
by Brandon 14 years ago
I did exactly that too. and it works pretty well, except how do you get them to randomly appear I tried card wipe effect, but that didn't work at all. Also, how did you get the boxes to line up in the
web site hosting
by Brandon 14 years ago
what is a good place to get a personal website that I could upload my AE projects and a video resume.
Re: web site hosting
by Bret Williams 14 years ago
I'll put out my suggestion, lunarpages.com. Nothing but wonderful support and fast servers with the latest tech. I've got A couple sites there and 3 or 4 clients there. No problems whatsoever.
Java course for Expressions?
by marc 14 years ago
Hi guys, I'd like your opinion on the best way to learn writing detailed Expressions. I'm aware of websites including JJ Gifford's but I've been given the opportunity to search for a Java training cou
Re: Java course for Expressions?
by Brandon 14 years ago
Yea, you'll want to look for Javascript courses not Java. There is a difference. Wouldn't want you getting into a Java course only to realize thats not what you need.
whats the best dvd ripping program to use to import to Avid?
by Brandon 14 years ago
Hello, Im want to import part of a dvd into Avid. I've been ripping the dvd to an .avi file, but the file is just so big that it takes forever to import the entire movie. Whats the best dvd ripping pr
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