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Chris Heuer

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I'm a husband, father of 2, editor/compositor/animator and a huge Aharon Rabinowitz fan! And ever grateful to Dan Ebberts .
Member Since:
June 13th 2007
170 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Stevensville, MD
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raju king
CineRender.app question
by Chris Heuer 5 years ago
Hello. I am setting up a new Mac Pro. I turned on the Firewall and since doing that, I get a warning every time I launch AE projects with a Cinema 4D layer: "Do you want the application CineRender.app
Re: CineRender.app question
by Chris Heuer 5 years ago
Awesome! Thanks so much for your guidance. 500 gigs it is! Chris Chris Heuer Freefall FX, LLC
NAS & OSX Mavericks
by Chris Heuer 6 years ago
Hello. I finally got a mac at work and am trying to keep it connected to the network drive I have all of my projects on. I connected using the smb prefix and had issues with the folder I mapped disapp
Re: NAS & OSX Mavericks
by Chris Heuer 6 years ago
Thanks Bob! I do know the server is Unix and the file share is set up SMB ( I think that's what he said, I get much longer answers from IT than I need). I have been seeing a lot online about SMB2 bein
Is it worth running CS6 on 1st Gen MAc Pro?
by Chris Heuer 7 years ago
Hello. I am trying to decide whether or not to upgrade from CS5 to CS6. I have an 8 core 1st Generation Mac Pro with an ATI Radeon 1900 Graphics card and 16 gigs of RAM. I can't upgrade to any of the
Re: Is it worth running CS6 on 1st Gen MAc Pro?
by Chris Heuer 7 years ago
Thanks for that info. Element 3D was one of the other plug-ins I was pretty sure would suffer on this system. I had a little hope the Radeon card would work with it but was pretty sure it wouldn't. Ch
VFX Split Screen VFX
by Dale Paquette 7 years ago
I saw a TV commercial that I can no longer find (or ID) in which an actor was walking in a park when, 3-4 seconds into the footage, he "split" into two instances of himself and each walked off in a di
Re: VFX Split Screen VFX
by Chris Heuer 7 years ago
Another down and dirty trick I like for lining up 2 different takes (right at the split point in your scene) is to have a field monitor so you can play back your first take. Pause it right when you wa
raju king 7 years ago
hi, have you any job for vfx?
raju king 8 years ago
hi sir i want to need job at home based for rotoscoping? my name is mritunjay lives in india, can you help me?
Chris Heuer 8 years ago
Things are slow here. If anything comes up, I will forward it along.
raju king 8 years ago
ok, thanks
AC3 audio having different volume on different TVs?
by Chris Heuer 8 years ago
Hello. I have no experience with mixing Dolby audio. I do commercials for a local cable company. Our ads need to be encoded with AC3 audio to air. I recently started doing this through Adobe Premiere.
Re: AC3 audio having different volume on different TVs?
by Chris Heuer 8 years ago
Thanks! You all rock! C Chris Heuer Freefall FX, LLC
Encoding PPro projects for Adtec Duet units?
by Jake Hallman 8 years ago
Been on quite the CCow odyssey - I first asked this question in the broadcast forum, they pointed me toward the Telestream Episode forum, and now those folks have sent me over here, so I apologize for
Re: Encoding PPro projects for Adtec Duet units?
by Chris Heuer 8 years ago
OK. What finally worked for me: In Premiere, go to file export. Under "Format" (The top drop down) select MPEG 2 Make sure Export Audio and Video are both checked. Under the Multiplexing tab, select "
Dolby Audio and variable loudness
by Chris Heuer 8 years ago
Hello. I am outputting ads in mpeg 2 format with Dolby audio for local cable ad insertion. On different TVs I hear different results. On older TVs (tube, not flat screen), the audio levels are perfect
Changing audio bit rate from 16 to 8?
by Chris Heuer 8 years ago
Hello. I have to export Media to Mpeg 2 format with Mpeg Layer 2 audio. The software that airs our stuff won't play any sound if the audio file has 16 bit encoding. I am trying to find a way to set, o
Re: Changing audio bit rate from 16 to 8?
by Chris Heuer 8 years ago
It works! Thanks a million. This will save me so much time! Chris Chris Heuer Freefall FX, LLC
SynthEyes into AE problem...
by Alfonso Gamez Jordano 12 years ago
Hi, I'm new here, although I've been watching the tutorials and seraching info in the forums for some years now... So, as my title suggests, I have a problem with importing Syntheyes trackers into AE
Re: SynthEyes into AE problem...
by Chris Heuer 8 years ago
Hello! Have you ever found a solution to this I have had the same issue for a while & found no solution. I have tried telling Synth Eyes what the aspect ratio is, let Syntheyes choose, nothing works.
Launching FCP without media
by Chris Heuer 9 years ago
I think I recall doing this before. I have an audio clip that I imported straight off of CD (as far as I can tell DON'T DO THIS!) Now when I launch the project (with or without the CD in the drive) FC
Re: Launching FCP without media
by Chris Heuer 9 years ago
The footage isn't, just the music. I imported it from a CD. If the CD is out, FCP can't find the media. I'm used to Avid which copies the file to your media drives when you import. Ooops! I trashed pr
Flash settings?
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
Hello. I am exporting a one minute video for a website. I exported an Animation file that I dropped into Adobe Flash Encoder. I used the OnV 6 (I think that's right) encoding and set the data rate to
Re: Flash settings?
by mark luigjes 10 years ago
Agreed, re-encoding a already encoded video will only result in loss of quality. Flash MX recognizes the video is in a acceptable format and shows this in a alert box. Nothing to be worried about.
Final Cut Pro Studio quits on new install on laptop
by David Hunter 11 years ago
I am in Austria preparing to go to Mexico to work on a small film project that will use Final Cut Pro Studio 2. I am working in Vienna on a new 4gb Imac desktop with a month old install of Final Cut P
Re: Final Cut Pro Studio quits on new install on laptop
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
Sorry to bring this back, but I just got a system at work. I worked for 5 days before the IT guy could network my machine. Today he did. Now I'm logging in as another user on our network and Final Cut
AE crashes on startup
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
I have a problem that whenever I attempt to launch After Effects it will go through part of it's start up and then just gives me a crash message telling me to see adobe support. This happens when eith
Re: AE crashes on startup
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
This original question is pretty old. I am now on an 8 core Mac Pro, still running Leopard (not Snow Leopard). I am running CS4 problem free. I am also running it on a Quad core Mac Pro with Snow Leop
Replacing/deleting old reels
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
Hello. I have new contact info and wanted to swap my reel out with the new one. I don't see a way to do that. Anyone know how or if it's possible Chris Heuer Freefall FX, LLC
Re: Replacing/deleting old reels
by Stephen Smith 10 years ago
Make sure you are logged in. Then go to your reel. In the top right corner above your reel you will see text as follows: Edit Text Re-Upload Video Delete Video Hope this helps. Stephen Smith
Work offer from India?
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
Hello. I and a friend have both received an emial from parthasarathy.hariprasad@gmail.com asking for a bid on some Bluescreen work on stills. This person says they are from Mumbai, India and wanted to
Re: Work offer from India?
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
I did not end up working with them. (they wanted me to composite photos for them) I asked for some details like final delivery format and resolution, they got some answers back to me and were working
Snow Leopard - FCP3?
by emre Sahin 10 years ago
Does anyone see an issue with using SL and Final Cut Pro Studio 3
Re: Snow Leopard - FCP3?
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
Since they're both Apple, I'd think FC3 should be optimized for Snow Leopard. I should have mine soon. I'll post any findings. Chris Heuer Freefall FX, LLC
Diet Coke Bubbles. Trippy Style
by Paul Whishaw 10 years ago
A friend of mine is interested in creating the funky bubble effects from an old Diet Coke commercial. I'm not an AE master and it looks like some serious 3D went into this piece. Anyone have any insig
Re: Diet Coke Bubbles. Trippy Style
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
Having messed around with Foam for a while after reading this post, I'd recommend Trapcode Particular. You'll have MUCH more control over the bubbles and they work in AE's 3D space with the AE cameras
3D tumble not really 3D
by ron labbe 10 years ago
Just learning AE, I do stereoscopic imaging so the z axis is a huge deal for me! BUT I applied a Movement Transition to a layer- the "3D Tumble" effect, but it looks to be NOT 3D at all, some kind of
Re: 3D tumble not really 3D
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
We must chat! I know anaglyph (or had to learn enough to get through the film!). I have "free viewed" side by side stereo images (kind of like the dotted posters from the 90's). But am unaware of the
Changing the destination Project in Log & Transfer
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
Hello, I am using Log & Transfer to bring footage into FCP. I am loading footage for 3 different projects off of 1 card. I have 3 Projects but FCP will only load the footage into the first project (th
Re: Changing the destination Project in Log & Transfer
by Chris Heuer 10 years ago
That didn't work, but closing all of the projects and re-opening just the one I want did. Too bad the name at the top of the que isn't just a pulldown menu with all the open projects in it! Thanks for
Final Cut version mismatches
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
Hello. I am running Final Cut 6.0.5. I did a job for a client and turned the final files over to him for output. He is running FCP 6.0.1. He can't open my projects, which isn't a surprise, but after I
Re: Final Cut version mismatches
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
Thanks a lot! I'll have him do a QT update as well. Chris Heuer Freefall FX, LLC
Avid vs. Final Cut Pro
by Eric Nicastro 11 years ago
I am probably about to start a war of words with this post. But this decision has me at a crossroads. My question is Avid or Final Cut Pro We have been presented with upgrading our commercial producti
Re: Avid vs. Final Cut Pro
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
Bill, can I get your number!!! Seriously. I spent the better part of the night on forums looking for that answer. I edited around the problem after about 10 minutes but still wanted to know if there w
Distressing a Logo in illustrator
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
Hello! I use Illustrator for basic, clean vector (pen tool) logo creation. That's about it. I'm trying to distress a logo for a T-Shirt design. I want it to have grungy or marbled holes through the lo
Re: Distressing a Logo in illustrator
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
Ahhhhhh! I found opacity masks in Adobe help! That's a good start. If there's any other wisdom out there, I'd still be glad to hear it. Chris Heuer Freefall FX, LLC
Move an animated mask?
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
Hello my code heros! I have an issue that I think an expression will solve. I'm close but not sure of how to convert values. I am using the Reshape effect to move (warp) people, in a scene, a few pixe
Overwriting footage without loosing effects
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
I'm embarrassed to even ask this but it's late and I'm frustrated. I just want to replace a shot at the opening of a sequence. There is a fade effect at the start of the clip and a dissolve to the nex
Re: Overwriting footage without loosing effects
by David Roth Weiss 11 years ago
That's call "Replace" and you'll notice that it's one of the options available when dragging a clip to cut in from the viewer to the canvas. If you can't figure out how to use it properly check the on
Adding digits from Numbers filter
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
I'm low on time or I'd surf Dan's site for this! I don't know if this is possible... I have to update the Medal Count every day during the Olympics. The producer wants 3 columns (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
Re: Adding digits from Numbers filter
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
I'm going to try that just for the learning. I turns out that the expression you gave me with 3 instances is the perfect solution because the medal counts should go into double digits. 3 double digit
Problem loading HDV via Firewire
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
Hello! I'm trying to load footage via Firewire from a Cannon XLH1 HDV camera. I keep getting this: "Unable to Initialize Capture Device Device is not connected or the capture preset is not setup corre
Re: Problem loading HDV via Firewire
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
It helps VERY much! Thanks to you and Lee. I hadn't even considered that the camera output had settings. I'm an Avid (Broadcast) guy who is used to decks, rack mounted in the suite and already talking
Using a clean frame instead of greenscreen
by Ori Lahav 11 years ago
Hello, How can I use a clean frame as a mask For example, I have a footage of a car driving on a road, and I want just the car. I have one frame where you don't see the car. So, my idea is, simply mas
Re: Using a clean frame instead of greenscreen
by Chris Heuer 11 years ago
The difference keyer seems to be the simplest and most direct way. Just duplicate the truck and do a quick roto mask to bring back any holes in the car. That truck isn't in the shot for that many fram
"digital" animation
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
Hello and happy Friday! My latest question is, how can I make a row of zeros and ones that continually change but only display zeros and ones. I tried the text animator and "character offset" but it d
Re: "digital" animation
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
Perfect, Thank you very much. I'd like to ask for a little explanation of how this works (I'm trying to learn, not just mooch) when you have the time. Or you could point me toward a lesson from your s
Inverse Motion
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
Hello! I am making a butterfly in AE. It's very simple, 2 wings promoted to 3D. I have moved the anchor points for each wing to the inside edge (where the body would be). I want to write an expression
Re: Inverse Motion
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
That's sort of what I thought but I put the minus in the wrong place and disabled the expression! I'm such a math wiz! Thanks, ChrisChris Heuer Freefall FX, LLC
I need advice on establishing VFX/Compositing rates
by Grillmaster 13 years ago
I'm a full time Editor VFX Compositor... basicly I handle all post production for commercials at a local news station. I've been freelancing in the evenings from home and am working on building that i
Re: I need advice on establishing VFX/Compositing rates
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
OK, now I'm impressed! Nice to meet a fellow Gilligan fan... or simply a genius with one hell of a memory. Either way, I'm impressed!
3d Lighting & Particular
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
Is there any way to light the particles in Particular using AE's 3D lights I am using a light emitter and it doesn't seem to react to the other lights. Maybe a Layer emitter
Re: 3d Lighting & Particular
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
I'll Check it out. Thanks!
Faking a Scrolling Website menu?
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
I'm doing an animated commercial for a website and have re-created the sites pages in 3D in AE so you can fly all around the site. I have scrolling menus on one page and I want to use expressions to l
Re: Faking a Scrolling Website menu?
by Chris Heuer 12 years ago
Cool! Thanks for the breakdown. If I read it several times slowly, I can follow it! That's a start. One last question. I'm in 3D space and I know I need to add a third position, the number 2 for the z
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