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Chris Orcfilm

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October 16th 2008
50 Posts
Project Specific Variables/Values
by Chris Orcfilm 5 months ago
I'd like to have variable values saved somehow in a project so when the project is opened, can be referenced or updated by scripts and would remain resources for whenever the project is open. I am thi
Event listeners for dockable panels
by Chris Orcfilm 5 months ago
So, I have a dockable panel and I need to update a text field in it if the name of the project changes, such as from untitled to a saved filename or if opening a different project or opening a new pro
Re: Event listeners for dockable panels
by Chris Orcfilm 5 months ago
Thank Andrei, I think you may be thinking of object specific events like onFocus, onChange, etc. I'm referring to Application or Project events. Forgive me if I am misunderstanding but thanks for the
extendscript to pre-compose selected layers, moving all attributes and adjust composition to the time span of the selected layers
by Chris Orcfilm 5 months ago
So, I'm surprised I can't find this on the web, but I'm trying to write a script to essentially precompose selected layers like you would manually by Ctrl cmd+Shift+C, selecting to move all attributes
Re: extendscript to pre-compose selected layers, moving all attributes and adjust composition to the time span of the selected layers
by Chris Orcfilm 5 months ago
Thanks Tomas, yes, I wanted the generated precomp to be trimmed to the length of the layer(s) chosen, much like the behaviour if you Ctrl cmd+Shift+C, selecting to "move all attributes..." AND select
Modify the source text of a Timecode, Numbers or Basic Text effect overlay
by Chris Orcfilm 1 year ago
OK, so I am aware of how to modify text layers using expressions to create custom timecodes and although this is very handy, sometimes I have a need to label individual layers with their properties an
Re: Modify the source text of a Timecode, Numbers or Basic Text effect overlay
by Trevor Asquerthian 1 year ago
Not entirely sure what you are trying to accomplish here but thisLayer.name in source text expression is what I use for quick way of changing layer text. Sometimes parse thisComp.name to save even goi
"Render and email" to gmail?
by Eliezer Cisner 11 years ago
Hello everyone! I have a little problem with the script render_and_email.jsx on sending it to Gmail. What am I supposed to write as the smtp address I tried to enter smtp.gmail.com, but the email fail
Re: "Render and email" to gmail?
by Chris Orcfilm 1 year ago
Thank you for posting this! I've been beating my head against the wall. For me, I was getting the dreaded "Unable to send email" error until I realized the script was hard coding port 25 in email_meth
RAM Preview not updating
by Ocean Byrne 3 years ago
I'm having some strange issues where I've done a ram preview (at quarter res and every other frame), and then I make a modification that affects say 20 frames in the middle, and I click ram preview ag
Re: RAM Preview not updating
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
Are you using third party plugins If yes, are they up-to-date Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive
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Chris Orcfilm liked this 1 year ago
how do you set the default output folder
by Bob Sabiston 10 years ago
Hi, I am trying to render movies with after effects and it keeps putting them in the folder of some old project, unless I change the directory manually every single time. How do you get it to remember
Re: how do you set the default output folder
by Karel Schoonejans 6 years ago
I stumbled upon this old thread when searching for the same question but couldn't find the answer either so when I later on the day found how to do it, I thought that I could answer this question as w
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Chris Orcfilm liked this 1 year ago
Keying based on hue and saturation
by Chris Orcfilm 2 years ago
Hi all, likely overlooking the obvious here but hitting dead ends. I need to key the attached: Keying the blue saturated area from the grey unsaturated area regardless of lightness. Any suggestions ar
Re: Keying based on hue and saturation
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Chris Orcfilm "Keying the blue saturated area from the grey unsaturated area regardless of lightness." Your problem is that despite what it may look like to the naked eye, your image is almost entire
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Chris Orcfilm liked this 2 years ago
Where is the render error log kept?
by Stewart Mayer 11 years ago
I'm having render errors that stop the render, and i'd like to check to log but can't find how to view it! Anyone know where the log is kept so I can see what the problems are thanks!
Re: Where is the render error log kept?
by Kevin Camin 9 years ago
Why do you want to help people but be rude at the same time You've replied to some of my inquiries recently in a similar way. I can't believe you are a representative of Adobe and that they let you so
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Chris Orcfilm liked this 2 years ago
Custom Render Presets Missing
by Jordan Montreuil 10 years ago
I just booted up AE CS4 and all of my custom render presets are missing as are my custom workspace layouts and custom animation presets. Anyone know how I can get them back
Re: Custom Render Presets Missing
by Chris Orcfilm 2 years ago
on a PC, you'll likely find the old files renamed *.old in the folders here: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\After Effects\##.#\* BC Canada
Importing XML into Premier Pro, no visual in sequence
by Kobi Tirey 5 years ago
Long time reader first time poster. I spent all weekend long editing sequences with red footage on fcpx and then passed it off to another editor this morning to sweeten, and he's using premiere on a p
Re: Importing XML into Premier Pro, no visual in sequence
by Chris Orcfilm 3 years ago
I'm also having this problem from FC7, seems to be an unaddressed issue propagated through all versions of PPro as I am now using PPro CC (2017). I have no access to create a new partial sequence XML
Modelling & rigging abstract shaped characters for use with BVH files problems
by Chris Orcfilm 3 years ago
So, I've tried modeling and then applying a bvh motion capture file to humanoid like meat creatures: I've tried increasing polygon counts, adding hypernurbs, selectively binding only parts of the bvh
Re: Modelling & rigging abstract shaped characters for use with BVH files problems
by Chris Orcfilm 3 years ago
Thanks Brian, I will learn more about weighting, thanks for the tip. Curious about your "hopefully not extrude" comment. When you covert and connect objects and then optimize them, they final shape sh
Selectively stop object distortion when rigging with a motion capture BVH
by Chris Orcfilm 3 years ago
So, I'm a noobie but can't seem to figure this out, I'm trying to make a dancing porkchop (don't ask) I also have eyes rigged to blink using random keyframes. OK, so next steps are to connect all the
Re: Selectively stop object distortion when rigging with a motion capture BVH
by Chris Orcfilm 3 years ago
Sure, why not Jim, you can find the project file as it sits here: Porky Thanks for the interest!
Exporting VFX from RED RAW from After Effects
by Paul Andexel 8 years ago
Dear Community, I'm having a problem. We have shot a shortmovie on RED and are adding some VFX to the shots in After effects. After that, we are planning on grading the finished material on Nukoda. No
Re: Exporting VFX from RED RAW from After Effects
by Chris Orcfilm 4 years ago
Correct me if I'm shooting myself in the foot here, but one of my colourists who likes to receive final DPX sequences in "REDlogFilm" seems to like this workflow: I Work in R3D raw in a linear space.
mass interpret footage
by Alexander Gao 14 years ago
Is there any way in AE to interpret multiple pieces of footage at the same time (assuming they all have the same settings and I want to change the settings of all of them) The reason I want to do this
Re: mass interpret footage
by Chris Orcfilm 4 years ago
I'm also interested in a script, Steve is correct, remember interpretation is great and simple, but sometimes I have to revert gamma curve interpretation on multiple R3D Raw files back and forth from
Pre-flighting render items. Render items to check: 1
by Chris Orcfilm 5 years ago
So, using CC 2014, latest update on Windows 8.1 pro, have one item in the comp, a R3D file. I've applied a keying effect to it. Now I want to render it to a DPX 10 bit sequence with alpha. Hit render,
MC6 AAF -> Resolve 8.1 Lite (no linking to clips on import)
by Randy Rubin 8 years ago
Hi, Looking for some pointers in the right direction. I'm trying to get my feet wet in Resolve and I can't seem to get an AAF to link to my media. I onlined my sequence to 1:1 MXF and consolidated the
Re: MC6 AAF -> Resolve 8.1 Lite (no linking to clips on import)
by Chris Orcfilm 6 years ago
May not be related, but I should add, if you have periods in folder names like A012_C007_06160K_001.R3D - muzzle flash Resolve will not see the folder or it's contents. Filenames can have additional p
Creating Scripts with prompts
by Chris Orcfilm 6 years ago
So, for some reason I cannot find any resources online so I am asking you, is there a good resource tutorial that explains how you can create scripts that you can save and run later that will apply a
Re: Creating Scripts with prompts
by Xavier Gomez 6 years ago
Hi, Help Scripting Help... links you to more or less everything you need to start scripting, but it's a lot of things to read so here is some r sum : information about scripting for After Effects is a
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Chris Orcfilm liked this 6 years ago
How do you copy layer markers in AE 6.5?
by Griff 15 years ago
Hi! I'm working thru a tutorial in Creating Motion Graphics vol 2 by Chris and Trish Meyer (chapter 6 example 18) where they have tapped out layer markers in time with a soundtrack. There are about te
Re: How do you copy layer markers in AE 6.5?
by Chris Orcfilm 7 years ago
I know this is an old thread, but there several scripts available that will copy markers such as this one: http: www.redefinery.com ae view.php item=rd_CopyMarkers Hope this helps! Orchard Film Studio
Banging my head against a sky replacement with very soft focus
by Chris Orcfilm 7 years ago
Hi guys, having a dilly of a time here. Per the attached, I need to key out the light blue BG and replace it with a dark green one. The soft edge is giving me the issues, can't seem to blend them into
Re: Banging my head against a sky replacement with very soft focus
by Chris Orcfilm 7 years ago
Thanks Vishesh, unfortunately it's a bit beyond that tut, I need a solution that can handle a very soft focus, but thanks!
Exponential interpolation in CS5 using expressions
by Chris Orcfilm 8 years ago
I need to exponentially easeOut a number over time. I am using: num = easeOut(thisComp.layer("earthComp1").transform.scale 0 ,0.0015,273,20000000,100); and it's close but I need the values 20000000-10
Re: Exponential interpolation in CS5 using expressions
by Chris Orcfilm 8 years ago
Thanks Dan, I'm certainly getting closer. so at .0015% scale I'm seeing 19,970 (great!) but when the scale hits about 18.99% I'm hitting 100 ...so when the scale hits the upper limit of 273% I'm still
Slow down a null exponentially
by Chris Orcfilm 8 years ago
I having a panning shot of a building from the sky down to the ground. I need to do a sky replacment. I can track a feature position on the front of the building and attach a null. Now I want the sky
Re: Slow down a null exponentially
by Chris Orcfilm 8 years ago
Thanks Dan, as always you save the day - and in record time! I also had a slight left shift so modified to affect the x, I know there would be a cleaner way but did this: startY = thisComp.layer("Null
Joining Anchor points to other points on layers (in 3D :-Þ)
by Chris Orcfilm 9 years ago
So, I know I saw this somewhere before but can't find it - sorry From the diagram below, the upper arm and forearm are (3D) layers A is the anchor point for the upper arm C is the anchor point for the
Re: Joining Anchor points to other points on layers (in 3D :-Þ)
by Dan Ebberts 9 years ago
You should be able to position your arm parts so they connect, and then just make the upper arm the parent of the forearm. Dan
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Chris Orcfilm liked this 9 years ago
Alpha Channel to Transparency
by Chris Orcfilm 9 years ago
Am at a loss and I know there must be a simple answer but... Working on a 32bit PSD with a complicated alpha channel When I apply my changes in Photoshop using the clone stamp or whatever, the alpha c
Re: Alpha Channel to Transparency
by Chris Orcfilm 9 years ago
Hi Scott, I see the RGB channels of what I want to see and the alpha of the original ...per the graphic. Am I misunderstanding your question Cheers, Chris Orchard Film Studios, Canada
Create a depth matte using stereoscopic pairs
by Chris Orcfilm 10 years ago
Wondering if anyone has come across this, I would like to determine a way to create a gray-level depth matte (aka z-map) of video footage shot in stereo (with two cameras) Somehow parsing the two vide
Re: Create a depth matte using stereoscopic pairs
by clyde desouza 10 years ago
Sorry I only found these forums a bit late, but none-the-less... If you have cash, you can try Nuke's OCula range of plugins to do what you want. http: www.fxguide.com article594.html Download the gui
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Chris Orcfilm liked this 10 years ago
I need a better Network Solution
by Chris Orcfilm 10 years ago
Same ol' Song... I need a new network setup. Am Running RAID 1 on a cheap D-LINK NAS through a GB network on Cat6 to an editing laptop and a bank of old PC's used as a render farm and need a better se
Re: I need a better Network Solution
by Chris Orcfilm 10 years ago
Fair question of course Bob, and the answer would be *as little as possible. If that means $200 or $2,000 but would afford me the greatest scalability even if it's a budgeted, phased approach. I'm che
upsampling an existing 3D layer 720x480 composition to HD
by Chris Orcfilm 11 years ago
OK, so this is a toughie (for me) but someone may have already done the footwork. I have a finished short film composed entirely of 3D layers and a camera that moves through these layers as an animati
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Tiffany Pippin liked this 6 years ago
Re: upsampling an existing 3D layer 720x480 composition to HD
by Erik Waluska 11 years ago
Hey Paul, I'm sure you've long since finished or abandoned this project but I saw this post today and it seems to answer your original question: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 962945 I am scrip
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Chris Orcfilm liked this 11 years ago
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