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Cassius Marques

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3D Element Rotation / Anchor Point
by Robby Monk 17 hours ago
I've created 3 objects in video copilot and are now in my AE comp. I am trying to rotate all 3 objects with the center object being the center point (essentially having the left object and the right o
Re: 3D Element Rotation / Anchor Point
by Cassius Marques 15 hours ago
You could be doing a bunch of things wrong. E3d has many properties that handle rotation. (replicator rotation, particle rotation, deformation rotations and so on). The easiest thing to do is to go in
PLEXUS problem - lines flashing up in front of camera
by Dominic Burgess 18 hours ago
Hi, so I've had this problem before but I'm so sick of it now that I'm trying to find a solution. I'm using Plexus 3.0.1.0 to create a really simple 2D grid with points and lines. When I spin around i
Re: PLEXUS problem - lines flashing up in front of camera
by Cassius Marques 15 hours ago
The latest versions of plexus have built in camera cut off properties. Use that. You have to enable the checkbox that enables DOF to see them. You'll be able to limit the near vanishing points. Cassiu
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Using a depthmap as mask
by Mirko Ruta 1 week ago
Hello, With a 3D plugin (Trapcode MIR) I created a low.poly landscape. Now I would like to add a glow-effect but not evenly applied to a complete adjustment layer. It should be controlled by a depth-m
Re: Using a depthmap as mask
by Cassius Marques 1 week ago
Can't you use the depth matte as a luma matte for that adjustment layer Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com
Particles in synthesia
by alexander nilsson 1 week ago
I've been trying to achieve this effect : https: www.youtube.com watch v=aeEmGvm7kDk I've got my synthesia file, but i can't seem to figure out how to do it. The youtube creator said himself that it w
Re: Particles in synthesia
by Cassius Marques 1 week ago
Its not the first time this has come up here. Check this thread: https: forums.creativecow.net docs forums post.php forumid=2&postid=1132533&univpostid=1132533&pview=t Kalleheikki Kannisto even suppli
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CC Snow with transparent background?
by jim galer 1 week ago
So my workflow is a bit off since I am editing the video in Premiere but I want to use AE's snow on top of certain clips. I'm trying to import an AE composition with just the snow falling and lay it o
Re: CC Snow with transparent background?
by Cassius Marques 1 week ago
Apply it to a solid and uncheck "composite with original". PP will only see the rendered output from AE, so you'll have to reapply the blending mode there. (its lighten by default) Cassius Marques www
Import Video with Alpha Channel in After Effects
by francesco glavina 1 week ago
I have a problem to import a video with Alpha Channel in After Effects. I have the latest version of AE. Importing the same video in Premiere give me an Alpha Background, so the Alpha exist. Import in
Re: Import Video with Alpha Channel in After Effects
by Cassius Marques 1 week ago
Have you tried putting something behind the video Some screenshots of your interpret footage settings and viewport would help. Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com
Slide Controller For Graph Editor
by Scott Smith 2 weeks ago
Hi, Is it possible to link a slider controller to the outgoing incoming velocity, these values are visible when you double click a keyframe in the graph editor where you are able to manually enter a s
Re: Slide Controller For Graph Editor
by Cassius Marques 2 weeks ago
No and I don't think one should do it. That property is not suppose to be animated since it is what determines the animation. Giving access to it would break things because you could link more than on
Mocha AE Tracking Issue
by Ben Sullivan 2 weeks ago
Hi all, Any help would be much appreciated in regards to the issue I am having. I am working on a project in After Effects and attempting to use Mocha AE. The general idea of the shot is the camera go
Re: Mocha AE Tracking Issue
by Cassius Marques 2 weeks ago
Are you masking the subject and subtracting it from the track Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com
Looking for this result
by jano sempere 3 weeks ago
Hi, I'm trying get this result, Workflow at this moment has been cloner of rounded edges cubes, soft body tag, and random effector, but I need to give unique shape deformation for each one. Does anyon
Re: Looking for this result
by Cassius Marques 3 weeks ago
I'm not so sure that jano sempere "I need to give unique shape deformation for each one." giving that automatically will get you that desired pattern, since every time they have a triangle shape the n
Engine Updates Abandoned
by Craig Wall 1 month ago
Another year of meager 'updates' and again Adobe's once-promised fully mutli-threaded support still no closer to reality. I think it's safe to say at this point that it won't ever happen. Life is full
Re: Engine Updates Abandoned
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Craig Wall "Another year of meager 'updates' and again Adobe's once-promised fully mutli-threaded support still no closer to reality. I think it's safe to say at this point that it won't ever happen.
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How to create slanted or diagonal crawling titles?
by Xavier Bonet 2 months ago
I m wondering if anyone here has run into the need for this kind of crawling titles or any resource that touches on them, as I ve been looking all over the web and haven t found so much as a mention
Re: How to create slanted or diagonal crawling titles?
by Cassius Marques 2 months ago
I have no idea how to do it perfectly, meaning you'll have to set it up once you have the final text. But I hope it helps. 12752_slantedparagraphs.aep.zip Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com
Glowing/Luminous material
by Benedict Hein 2 months ago
Hi Folks, I am trying to achieve an effect as the attached image shows. The "glowing" lines in the middle. How is this achieved Especially the bright, white middle with light blue shine. Do I need Glo
Re: Glowing/Luminous material
by Cassius Marques 2 months ago
I usually achieve that in post. A little glow on that object id. If you pay close attention, the reflection of that is not as bright as the lines itself. So I'm guessing that they changed something in
Problem with camera zoom
by Jaroslaw Kaminski 2 months ago
So, I'm trying to zoom image, because I need to enlarge it at some part of an animation I Have a problem with it, I've parented camera to null, and turned on 3d layer. The problem is, when I'm changin
Re: Problem with camera zoom
by Cassius Marques 2 months ago
Are the layers you're expecting to move also set to be 3d layers Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com
How can I do this effect in Cinema 4d? (Connect dots effect)
by Peter Midtvedt 2 months ago
I saw this on Vimeo and I wanted to try to make it myself. https: vimeo.com 153415667 How is it possible
Re: How can I do this effect in Cinema 4d? (Connect dots effect)
by Cassius Marques 2 months ago
Try the mograph's Tracer object. You can add objects to the trace link property and change the mode to Connect All Objects. Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com
Unwanted movement/noise on Objects
by kale collins 3 months ago
Apologize for the newbie questions, just learning through the web currently. Once animated my objects noise moves as though your old TV had static covering the screen. Would rather not smooth the obje
Re: Unwanted movement/noise on Objects
by Cassius Marques 3 months ago
If the noise you're talking about is the noise I'm seeing in the lower side reflections of your cogs. You will be right about kale collins "Or switching the sampling sub division on the reflections ta
Importing AE Comps with animation into Cinema 4D
by Nathaniel Barr 4 months ago
How can I bring in an AE comp into Cinema 4D with an alpha channel and animation I'm very new to Cinema 4D, so sorry if this is a stupid question. I animated an image with the puppet tool in AE with a
Re: Importing AE Comps with animation into Cinema 4D
by Cassius Marques 4 months ago
You can't bring it as a comp with assets and such. You'll have to render it out and import it in... Import to a texture, apply to a background object. Of a foreground object if you're saying you've go
Displacement Map confusion
by Filip Stillerska 5 months ago
When using the Displacement Map-effect there are several options to choose from when specifying input channel. I would assume that "Luminance" is the most useful, or at least the most used alternative
Re: Displacement Map confusion
by Walter Soyka 5 months ago
Displacement Map is a compound effect that can use one layer to warp (displace) another. First, it maps the pixels from the Displacement Map Layer onto the pixels of the layer it's applied to. Then, f
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Pixel Format Issue
by Nick Doyle 7 months ago
Hi there, Would really appreciate some advice on this problem. I'm producing an animation for a client and they've given me the spec they want said animation to be produced in. It all makes sense apar
Re: Pixel Format Issue
by Walter Soyka 7 months ago
Let's break "planar 4:2:0 YUV pixel format" down. First, a "pixel format" defines the way the computer will use numbers to encode the pieces of a digital image, and the way it will store them in memor
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Cassius Marques liked this 7 months ago
"Position X, Y" not showing up in Particular
by Robert Duncan 7 months ago
I'm trying to change the xy position of the source point in trap code particular v2.6, except the option just isn't there It normally appears between 'emitter type' and 'position subframe'. I am on th
Re: "Position X, Y" not showing up in Particular
by Walter Soyka 7 months ago
Dave LaRonde "Could this be something ELSE that the latest AE update (version 15.1.0 as opposed to the one before it, version 15.0.1) has broken " Let's stay informative, rather than speculative, on
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Cassius Marques liked this 7 months ago
Puppet Pins Inconsistent on Loop
by Thomas Newton 8 months ago
Hi Guys, I'm trying to do something fairly straightforward, but I'm at the end of my tether with this one and need some serious expert-level help! Bascially, I'm trying to animate a long thin dragon g
Re: Puppet Pins Inconsistent on Loop
by Thomas Newton 8 months ago
Thanks Cassius, Omino Snake worked (almost) perfectly with my CS6 comp. The only limitation was that my 4000px dragon was too long, so I ended up having to cut it into two sections to work with Omino
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Cassius Marques liked this 8 months ago
Intersecting Circles
by Matthew Severin 8 months ago
I want to create an animation where 2 (or more) circles intersect and a shape is created at the cross section. As the circles move, and the intersections change, the shape should always update with th
Re: Intersecting Circles
by Kevin Camp 8 months ago
ok, so i had some time to work this out (and found some good info online)... you could use the circle effect, but i figured i'm the only one who ever uses that old effect these days, so i set this up
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Cassius Marques liked this 8 months ago
Texturing issue
by João Oliveira 9 months ago
Hey all! I need to recreate this kind of animation: https: www.instagram.com p BXkwlh5AnAP taken-by=xaviermonney I'm having trouble attaching the same texture perfectly as the video above. What am I d
Re: Texturing issue
by Brian Jones 9 months ago
since you haven't said I will assume you are trying to use a circle spline swept on a helix spline I will also assume you are trying to use an image of text... Rotate the text image 90 so it's running
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Cassius Marques liked this 8 months ago
Smoothing a position, after expression.
by Cassius Marques 9 months ago
Hey guys. The summary: I have a 3d spline. In c4d I used an align to spline so I'd get the 3d position of a layer running along this spline. I baked this to actual position and exported to AE. Now in
Re: Smoothing a position, after expression.
by Cassius Marques 9 months ago
Yeah, I know that. But since I'm doing the bulk of the animation now I need to be able to do the smoothing on the fly along with the velocity changes. So keep going back and baking everytime I change
Cogwheels Problem (doesn't rotate, only jittering)
by Lex Iñosa 9 months ago
I made a mechanical structure with 3 cogwheels but each one of them has a different design. I placed the motor in the middle cogwheel but the problem is that all of them are having a hard time to rota
Re: Cogwheels Problem (doesn't rotate, only jittering)
by Cassius Marques 9 months ago
The problem is that if you manually rotate the cogwheels, you'll notice that on the lowest point they would intersect. That collision is whats causing the bounce back with the rotation. You're forcing
Is it possible to change the saturation using the curves adjustment?
by David Adler 10 months ago
I'm curious if this is possible, and if yes, how to do it. How to change the saturation of an image video by only using the Curves effect
Re: Is it possible to change the saturation using the curves adjustment?
by Kevin Camp 10 months ago
use a channel combiner sandwich... add the channel combiner effect to a layer. by default it's set to cover the footage from RGB to HLS (hue, lightness, saturation) and the image looks crazy... duplic
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Realflow: liquid splashing around sphere
by Miamo Kotallebi 1 year ago
Hi! I am working with real flow and want to make something that looks like this: https: www.shutterstock.com video clip-28393105-stock-footage-black-paint-oil-petroleum-flows-with-splashes-around-sphe
Re: Realflow: liquid splashing around sphere
by Cassius Marques 1 year ago
What does yours look like now Because that example looks pretty straightforward (By realflow standards I mean). The hard parts with oils and paints is to get the tendrils. There's almost none there. I
Glow Not showing up
by Nick Bruzek 1 year ago
I have a scene with a spotlight that flickers for a bit and then goes out. I have a logo I'm working on for a friend with eyes that glow when the light goes out, and I have text that has an almost ide
Re: Glow Not showing up
by Cassius Marques 1 year ago
how are you adding the glow by cheating some global illumination or by the post effect glow If the latter, have you realised that the post effect analises a threshold in pixel value that computes the
cel render style?
by Steve Renard 1 year ago
Can anyone suggest how to get this look in Cinema https: www.travelers.com resources home safety generator-safety.aspx I'm a relative newbie in the 3D world - I've done some modeling and animation, bu
Re: cel render style?
by Cassius Marques 1 year ago
you need 3 passes, a two step cel shading with the sketch and toon renderer (there is plenty of tutorials on that, see greyscale gorilla and eyedesyn) a regular standard render beauty pass with just t
moving multiple polygons at once
by Luis Florez 1 year ago
HI. a question friends. hope you are having a great day. I have been trying with no luck to achieve an, what I think is an easy, animation. I need to make the faces of a soccer ball to be out and then
Re: moving multiple polygons at once
by Cassius Marques 1 year ago
...and you beat me by 40s ;) Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com
Is there anyway to get AME to inherit the bg colour of a comp from AE
by Sean Cox 2 years ago
Hello! So, I'm on a job where I have a huge number of png sequences with alpha channels. I have to render each of these as a new png sequence with a gray background. If I had less to do, I would bring
Re: Is there anyway to get AME to inherit the bg colour of a comp from AE
by Walter Soyka 2 years ago
Dave LaRonde "Sometimes I don't get peoples' obsessions with automation." I love automation. I believe computers should do repetitive things so I don't have to... but I agree 100% that oftentimes, el
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Adobe After Effects Forum
by Creative COW 2 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net adobeaftereffects
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Scale expression based on rotation
by Chris Smith 2 years ago
I have a logo that a client wants me to animate. It's a ring of figures around a central figure. I can make the ring and make it spin around the central figure easy enough, but the problem is that who
Re: Scale expression based on rotation
by Darby Edelen 2 years ago
Assuming that the layers are parented to the center rotator I think you could use something like this expression on the scale: center = parent.toWorld(parent.anchorPoint); p = toWorld(anchorPoint); v
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Cassius Marques liked this 2 years ago
Volunteers for Lightsabers Rotoscoping
by Tomy Alcayaga 2 years ago
Hello CCow Community! I have to present a proyect for my school on saturday, it s a collection of shots with different vfx shots to show my work, I have been working almost all year on this, but I hav
Re: Volunteers for Lightsabers Rotoscoping
by Tomy Alcayaga 2 years ago
And seriously, I am not trying to take advatage of anyone, actually I rethought several times before to post this because i was afraid of people getting this wrong, I am a very responsible student, to
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Linear space and alpha channel output
by Andrew Somers 4 years ago
I am wondering if there is a plug-in to handle this: When working in a linearized color space but outputting to a gamma encoded space such as Rec709, the ALPHA channel is not output correctly - the al
Re: Linear space and alpha channel output
by Darby Edelen 4 years ago
Here's a test image with a 100% Red solid blended with a 100% Green solid, the blend is a linear ramp. Here's the resulting blend in a linear working space: Here's the resulting blend in a gamma encod
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Cassius Marques liked this 3 years ago
toWorld.valueAtTime
by ben rollason 9 years ago
Is there a workaround to get a toWorld.valueAtTime or toWorldVec.valueAtTime Expressions don't understand the above syntax.... but I'm thinking a workaround's going to be quite a long winded process o
Re: toWorld.valueAtTime
by Dan Ebberts 9 years ago
The layer space transforms all take time as an optional second parameter: toWorld(point,time) Dan
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Cassius Marques liked this 4 years ago
Null Object 2.0
by Carlos Zapater 6 years ago
This post is more a suggestion than asking for a solution. I often come to a situation where my compositions begin to be full of layers. Yes, I can precompose to make it all tidy but most of the times
Re: Null Object 2.0
by Darby Edelen 6 years ago
Cassius Marques "I understand and agree with you Darby, we can almost allways do it differently and get close results. Though it will take us more time, unless we had plenty of time to think it throu
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Cassius Marques liked this 6 years ago
Anyone familiar with TotalCode for Premiere?
by Tom Daigon 6 years ago
Anyone familiar with TotalCode for Premiere http: www.rovicorp.com products distribution content-production-tools totalcode-for-adobe-premiere-pro.htm#overview Tom Daigon PrP After Effects Editor www.
Re: Anyone familiar with TotalCode for Premiere?
by Cassius Marques 6 years ago
Yes I did, I've actually tried every permutation possible... The file comes out with 4 audio channels...but the third and fourth are muted instead of having the 1 and 2 mirroed.
Change the default Influence of aa easied keyframe
by Cassius Marques 7 years ago
Hey guys, I'm posting here hoping that someone in here would save me hours of digging into AE's programming language. So I'm asking for a script that would let me change the influence of a selected ke
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Re: Change the default Influence of aa easied keyframe
by Cassius Marques 6 years ago
nope... sorry, still doing it the hard way...will post if I ever find something
Increase Motion Blur Sampling Range
by Jordan Montreuil 8 years ago
I am wondering if there is any way I can increase the distance that AE looks forward and backward to calculate motion blur. From what I can tell, it analyzes just the previous and next single frame an
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Cassius Marques liked this 8 years ago
Re: Increase Motion Blur Sampling Range
by Dave LaRonde 8 years ago
Here's the straight skinny on motion blur: http: help.adobe.com en_US aftereffects cs using WS3878526689cb91655866c1103906c6dea-7d5ca.html Plenty of useful information throughout, so read carefully an
text field changes every frame
by Andrew Ibarra 8 years ago
Hi, I'm planning on creating a field of words using trapcode particular. Is there a script that will take words from a text file or from wherever, and break it up so that one word appears every frame
Re: text field changes every frame
by Cassius Marques 8 years ago
Hey Andrew... Maybe you can paste everything in a single text layer, then use http: aescripts.com decomposetext to break it in layers. Trim them to 1 frame long and use after's build in "sequence laye
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Digital Clock with variable rate
by Cassius Marques 8 years ago
Is there a way to modify Dan's clock expression so I could animate the "rate" through a slider control perhaps I'm on a project that I need to timelapse things, and show the hours. So I wish I could i
Re: Digital Clock with variable rate
by Cassius Marques 8 years ago
Hey Kevin, thank you for the tips, but that won't work for me. setting the rating to 0 and animating the clockStart through a slider would require me to calculate all the times. Since it is a bunch of
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