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Brent Taylor

Member Since:
November 20th 2012
101 Posts
100 posts
Solids Won't Fade Properly
by Brent Taylor 2 months ago
What's up. I've had this persistent bug in 2015 that I just can't seem to get rid of. Would really love it if anyone could help. Here's a picture that sums it all up. 11007_bugpicture2.jpg.zip What we
Re: Solids Won't Fade Properly
by Brent Taylor 2 weeks ago
Thanks Neal. So doing that is giving me the same bug as before. If I have it set to CUDA, I can see it in the preview window. If I have it set to Mercury only, your solution looks like it works, but s
Thoughts on Character Animator?
by Brent Taylor 2 weeks ago
It's been a couple years now since Character Animator first debuted. It's still in Beta, of course, but two years is a while. I learned today that the Simpsons used it for their live broadcast, which
Re: Thoughts on Character Animator?
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
I don't know of ANYBODY who's using it regularly outside of the people who do animation for the Simpsons and Steven Colbert. And both of those groups have deep pockets, lots of influence, sufficient k
Inertial Bounce at Start AND End?
by Brent Taylor 2 weeks ago
I've been using this expression for a while to do the Inertial bounce effect (from Graymachine's site... expression below). It's really useful. I'd really like to figure out a variation that does it n
File: Fade is bad
by Brent Taylor 2 months ago
jpg file Fades are giving me this problem. https: f1.creativecow.net 11007 fade-is-bad
Every Export Format I Try Looks Bad On YouTube
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I'm working on some animation. I exported it from After Effects with the QuickTime Animation codec at 100 quality. I put it into Premiere to edit the scenes together. So far so good. The scenes look g
Re: Every Export Format I Try Looks Bad On YouTube
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
My apologies. My hope was that since everything I've tried so far has more or less been unsuccessful shots in the dark, we could start with things that people have had some success with and try the pr
CC 2015 Previews Not Real Time
by Simon Roughan 2 years ago
Hi everyone. After installing CC 2015, my previews are no longer in real time. Even as low as 4-5 frames per second. I have a Z820 workstation with 64 gig ram , and an nvidia quadro 6000 plus a tesla
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Re: CC 2015 Previews Not Real Time
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I didn't realize that. I rescind my previous complaint. I knew you could roll back one version when there was an update but I thought it only applied if it was one you had recently. Good to know. Than
Favorite Animation Export Formats? Best for YouTube?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I'm working on an animation in After Effects. Most of the assets come in from Illustrator. In general I've been using the Quicktime format and the Animation codec at 100 to export. The files are prett
Re: Favorite Animation Export Formats? Best for YouTube?
by Adam VideoEditor 2 years ago
The render settings I use in After Effects are Format: H.264 Profile: Main (Under format options) Level: 5.1 (Under format options Bitrate Encoding: VBR, 1 Pass Target Bitrate: 30 Maximum bitrate: 50
How is CC 2015? Bugs?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I'm looking forward to the update but wondering if I should finish my previous projects first. In the past, updating has sometimes caused problems when I bring in my working files from the previous ve
Re: How is CC 2015? Bugs?
by Walter Soyka 8 months ago
File your bug reports -- that's the best way to let Adobe know what isn't working. http: www.adobe.com products wishform.html Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, W
RAM Preview Works. Rendering Doesn't.
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
So I've been working on some pretty intense animation projects. A little system-intensive for my modest computer, but the work is getting done. I usually watch my previews at Quarter-quality. But at F
Re: RAM Preview Works. Rendering Doesn't.
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Thanks guys. I'll look into some of the things you mentioned and get back to you. I tried the Media Encoder again last night. I realized that while it LOOKS like it hangs when I send the composition f
strange render issue
by steve Moore 2 years ago
Hi, so I'm doing an animation where one comp is playing within the t.v. of a second comp. I then use a virtual camera to zoom into the animation playing on the tv. It looks fine on screen until i rend
Re: strange render issue
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I think Daniel could be right. Try it without the Motion Blur if you have it on. Here is another hunch: Do you have 2D layers both above and below 3D layers Sometimes this not only causes weird things
Losing Resolution on Collapse Transformation?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Had a question on the Collapse Transformation function. Short version: I'm losing resolution when I use it. Details: I've got some .AI files moving in 3D space with the Continuous Rasterize function o
Re: Losing Resolution on Collapse Transformation?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I'm realizing I might not be using my terminology right. I may have "collapsed" and "uncollapsed" reversed. The point is that when I have the sun icon off, it takes a set of 3D layers and smashes them
File: Collapsed Looks Terrible
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
png file Collapsed looks bad. https: f1.creativecow.net 8864 collapsed-looks-terrible
File: Non Collapsed Preview window
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
png file Non-collapsed looks great. https: f1.creativecow.net 8863 non-collapsed-preview-window
File: AE Collapse Test
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
aep file This is the AE file. https: f1.creativecow.net 8861 ae-collapse-test
File: Collapse Test
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
ai file AI file for collapse test. https: f1.creativecow.net 8860 collapse-test
File: Opacity Issues
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
png file Here are actual screenshots from a completed render. Notice how different the opacity of the yellow box looks. https: f1.creativecow.net 8761 opacity-issues
Re: Opacity Issues
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Here is a photo comparison taken from screenshots of a final render.
File: Text comparison
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
png file Here's an example of how it is messing up text overlays, too. https: f1.creativecow.net 8762 text-comparison
Intertial Bounce Effect... but backwards?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I've been using the inertial bounce expression from this website: http: www.graymachine.com blog my-top-expressions (Code Below) I'm trying to do the same effect, but in reverse. In other words, rathe
Re: Intertial Bounce Effect... but backwards?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Thanks Fahd! That's a good start but not quite what I'm looking for. The way the position's movement starts small and then increases is great! Now we just need to apply it to the right thing... Right
Parenting Position to Another Comp and Time Remapping Simultaneously?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Here's my question: Is there a way to control an object from a second composition, even if the first composition is subject to Time Remapping I'll explain my situation... I'm working on an animation t
Re: Parenting Position to Another Comp and Time Remapping Simultaneously?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Made some progress on this. I think the first method is probably impossible, which is fine. The second method I've ALMOST got... This code solves problem A (courtesy of Dan Ebberts in another thread):
If / Else with No Else?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I'm just barely learning and this is probably a bit basic but I'd appreciate any help. I am trying to put a couple conditions on the same expression. It works great except for one problem. My code wor
Re: If / Else with No Else?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Hmm. Well, remembering a previous result would work. I know it can't do that, though. I haven't learned about how to loop through how you said yet... hmm. On the other hand, I don't really need it to
Direct Collision Detection (Ebberts Formula)
by erin shelby 9 years ago
Dan (et al), I was wondering how I would tweak the expression you provided on your web site so the collision detection is simply between two objects - not every object in the comp. It's a pretty dense
Re: Direct Collision Detection (Ebberts Formula)
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Well, here is what I came up with. It's my very first attempt at creating a new javascript expression from scratch, so it might not be very elegant, but it seems to work ok. When the "pointer thing" o
Audition CC 2014 Piano Roll?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
I'm told that there is a Midi Piano Roll that can be used to manipulate VSTi instruments in Audition... but I can't find it. Tried the instructions here to no avail: https: forums.adobe.com message 11
Choosing a DAW with Video Abilities - Recommendations?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Hi guys. I was hoping you could help me choose a new DAW. In the past I've used Mixcraft, which is basically PC Garageband. It has a pretty good featureset and I really like how it's laid out, but I f
Re: Choosing a DAW with Video Abilities - Recommendations?
by Brent Taylor 2 years ago
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that Audition did not support virtual midi instruments.
Video Editor That supports SWF Files...?
by Brent Taylor 3 years ago
I like to use Flash for cartoon animation, but I despise it for doing camera simulation, edits that bounce between scenes, etc. I thought it would be really nice to just do each scene on one big field
Animated Effects with Vegas Platinum 12?
by Brent Taylor 3 years ago
I'm using Vegas Platinum 12 and am pretty sure that the feature I am wanting is disabled on this version, but wanted to make sure. I want to animate the color correction in order to make something hav
Re: Animated Effects with Vegas Platinum 12?
by Brent Taylor 3 years ago
Well, I figured it out. It IS there. It's just organized funny. I have to click the clock icons next to the effects themselves in order to bring up animation. Which brings up the total number of ways
Gamma Messed up when Rendered in Format Other thann WMV?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
Hey guys. Having an issue with Movie Studio Platinum 12. Typically I render to wmv. No particular reason except that it's familiar. Recently, though, YouTube decided to add a fun new glitch that rando
Re: Gamma Messed up when Rendered in Format Other thann WMV?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
Just as bad as it looks after the render. Unless I upload a WMV, in which case it has a high risk of developing the weird glitches I mentioned. Right now I'm trying rendering it as a WMV and then conv
Vegas Cutting off Bottom of Video?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
I'm using a video clip a co-worker gave me. For some reason I can't get Vegas to include the picture at the very bottom of the page. When I go in to the Pan Crop I can see the bottom of the page. It's
Re: Vegas Cutting off Bottom of Video?
by Shawn Bossick 4 years ago
In your project properties tab, did you match the media settings with the little film icon at the top right of the properties box. Open a new session in Vegas. In your project properties tab, there's
Lock Tracks in Place but still be able to edit them?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
Hey guys. Is there a way to lock tracks so they stay in the same place, but you can still edit them I want to be able to change the start and stop points of video and cut parts of them out without cha
Re: Lock Tracks in Place but still be able to edit them?
by Nigel O'Neill 4 years ago
Errr... turn off ripple editing
Animating objects in unison?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
Another animation quandry... I should probably just be using Flash with this but I don't always have all the software I'd like. Anyway. How would you guys suggest animating multiple items to move in u
Re: Animating objects in unison?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
I have Platinum 12, so I can'd do nesting. :( I made the animation quickly and easily using the Adobe Edge Beta, which is free. Now I just need to figure out a way to display an HTML5 animation in Veg
Track Motion, but on a Segment?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
Hi guys. So I'm using the Track Motion feature to do simple animations for videos at work. This works great, but there is a problem -- if I want to move the animation segment to a different place in t
Re: Track Motion, but on a Segment?
by Brent Taylor 4 years ago
Bad news is that Platinum 12 (my version) doesn't support nesting. Good news is that simply rendering it and then placing the rendered track into the new video looks good enough. So I'll just do that.
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