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Daniel Crooks

Member Since:
September 6th 2009
50 Posts
script to know when camera tracker is finished solving ?
by Daniel Crooks 4 years ago
hi people I've written a script that sets up multiple comps each with a clip to be 3D camera tracked. This has worked great in the past but now I'm using some quite large 4K clips and the tracker is v
Re: script to know when camera tracker is finished solving ?
by Daniel Crooks 8 months ago
Hi Harry I never did get it to work, there simply wasn't enough scriptable access to the background processes going on with the tracker. Perhaps things have changed a bit since then I'll have a rummag
Script to add points to a mask
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
hi people I need to add x number of new vertices between the current vertices of a mask - following the current bezier paths - basically the same functionality as in illustrator Object Path Add Anchor
Re: Script to add points to a mask
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
for example:
Proavio and/or Areca crashing Mac Pro
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
argh i'm in a world of hurt. The Areca 1221 card in my Mac Pro started beeping, I restarted and then checked the web GUI which had mentions of Raid set degraded and device removed and volume failed, t
Re: Proavio and/or Areca crashing Mac Pro
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
so I upgraded the firmware to 1.49 (nb: never use Safari with Areca website or GUI) which went smoothly, then restarted machine with fingers crossed, all seemed good and then dang, it spontaneously re
weird red flash frames
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
I'm experiencing something very odd. I'm using a number of ProRes 4444 files with alpha channels in a project, and for no clear reason I can determine I keep getting these single frame flashes of red
Re: weird red flash frames
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
hi Todd that's great to hear. .. dc
exponential scale expression not matching 3D move
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
hi all I've been using Dan's exponential scale expression for ages. I'd always assumed it was replicating a 3D camera tracking in or out of a scene. Today I actually tested it out and was surprised to
Re: exponential scale expression not matching 3D move
by Dan Ebberts 6 years ago
If you're manipulating scale to represent 3D distance change, you generally want to pick a distance that represents a scale of 100%. Then a ratio of that distance to your current distance will give yo
Warp Stabiliser kills straight RGB alpha output ?!
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
I've just uncovered something very annoying. I have a precomp with transparent elements but when that precomp has the warp stabiliser applied in another comp the ability to use Straight RGB is removed
Re: Warp Stabiliser kills straight RGB alpha output ?!
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
ah man, it does it with the Pixel Motion Blur effect as well.... I give up.
independent Alpha control
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
i thought this would be simple but its driving me nuts. I have a video of a scene with a window. The sky is visible through the window. There is also an alpha channel in the video to make the window t
Re: independent Alpha control
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
Roland, you are a legend !!!
CPU Upgrade doubles geekbench but has almost no effect on AE
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
hi all I've just upgraded my MacPro from 2x E5520 to 2x X5680. The geekbench and cinebench scores have both doubled, which was very exciting, but when I went to test my after effects comp it has only
Re: CPU Upgrade doubles geekbench but has almost no effect on AE
by Daniel Crooks 6 years ago
Erik Lindahl "The i7 is MUCH faster for MHz on single-threaded operations" hi Erik, that is very interesting information. at least I feel a little less harsh on my old mac pro. So, I'm thinking of se
mystery second chapter marker
by Daniel Crooks 8 years ago
hi all I'm authoring a blu-ray disc which has two timelines each with a number of chapter markers. for both of the timelines when I hit skip on the remote the timeline jumps to a mystery marker about
Re: mystery second chapter marker
by Daniel Ludwig 8 years ago
hey dan, this is something adobe implemented into their multiplexer abstraction-layer-system for playlist-feature. no good idea! cheers danny
1080p24 + SD PAL25 on same Blu-ray disc ???
by Daniel Crooks 9 years ago
Is it possible to have PAL 25fps SD content and HD 1080p24 content on the same Blu-ray disc I've managed to author and preview the disc but when I go to build I'm getting some weird errors with the SD
Re: 1080p24 + SD PAL25 on same Blu-ray disc ???
by Daniel Ludwig 9 years ago
yes, that s what I expected would be you answer jon, but isn t it a pitty! you are creating H264-project-settings, but encore is doing it s own way to go h264! I m very happy that I don t need to rely
text file export script with strange end of line character
by Daniel Crooks 9 years ago
hi people I've written a small script to export 3d positional data from a layer to a .txt file ( with a lot of inspiration from Paul Tuersley's AEtoC4D script). I'm using writeln() and all is grand wh
Re: text file export script with strange end of line character
by Daniel Crooks 9 years ago
hi Dan unfortunately I don't have the script with me right now, but the external file writing code I borrowed from Paul's AEtoC4D script which is here: http: www.btinternet.com paul.tuersley scripts p
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