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David Cabestany

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Can anyone tell me why this expression is not working?
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
I'm not getting an error, it's just not doing what is supposed to, when the needle gets close to the out point the layer does not scale down. The expression works fine with a one dimensional property.
Re: Can anyone tell me why this expression is not working?
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
Me neither, I used keyframes instead to complete the assignment, but I reported the issue to Adobe, let's wait and see what they have to say. Thanks for taking the time to look into this. D.
AE CC 2017 full of bugs
by Tom Smith 3 months ago
Hello guys, Does anyone have problem with the new AE CC 2017 I've updated it (and kept my 2015.3 for work), everytime I preview something it crashes, and the audio is awful, I have Bose speakers on US
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Re: AE CC 2017 full of bugs
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
I'm not experiencing crashes or any of the other really bad bugs but just today I started seeing really long times for saving and auto saving an a very simple project. I thought it was related to a he
File size growing exponentially with each save
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Hello all, I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to take a look at one file I'm working on which is increasingly taking longer to save, and getting bigger in the process. Last night it was 1
Re: File size growing exponentially with each save
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
Hello again, Sorry for bringing an old thread back to life, but I'm again experiencing a large file size on an otherwise uncomplicated file, this time with "Save Polygons for Melange" turned off; stil
Team Render across versions?
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
Hello everyone, My friend just purchased R18, I'm running R17. I was wondering if we could use our machines to run Team Render even though we have different versions. Any ideas D.
Re: Team Render across versions?
by Brian Jones 2 months ago
no, you can't even use TR with different updates of the same C4D on different machines. However, you can install more than one version of TR on the same machine so you can install 17TR on your friends
Copy from the source monitor to After Effects?
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Hello all, Is there a way to copy from the source monitor with in and out points already set directly to After Effects Thanks, D.
Re: Copy from the source monitor to After Effects?
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Thanks Peter. I ended up doing that. Not that I am THAT lazy, but I had to do it about a hundred times, so any step I could have saved was welcome. Thanks a lot for replying.
Expression result changes when I change the layer order, but it shouldn't
by David Cabestany 4 months ago
I have over a hundred layers that need to automatically scale to a specific size, each one has a different size, so I made a null and added a slider control for each one, I renamed the sliders 1,2,3,
Re: Expression result changes when I change the layer order, but it shouldn't
by David Cabestany 4 months ago
It was at the top. The moment I placed it at the bottom the expression started working correctly. Sorry I wasted your time Dan, but thanks a lot for your help. D.
Increase number/content of text when passing layer marker?
by Lennert Schrader 5 years ago
Hi, I need a textlayer to increase its content by 1 on each layer marker. Example: Lets say my textlayer says "0". After my time passed a layer marker, my text should now say "1". And after passing an
Re: Increase number/content of text when passing layer marker?
by David Cabestany 4 months ago
I tried something like this, but it's not working. Anyone n = marker.nearestKey(time).index; if (marker.key(n).time >= time) n-1 else linear(time,0,1,n-1,n);
More xRef woes
by David Cabestany 5 months ago
I'm trying to add a model inside another scene, this is the way the model looks in the original file: But this is how it looks when the xref is placed in the larger scene: This happens when I check "G
Re: More xRef woes
by David Cabestany 5 months ago
Hey Brian, No, nothing is animated. It's just an illustration. All other xRefs are behaving correctly, only this one is weird. Best, D.
Spline projection issues
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
Hello all, Trying to project a spline onto an object, like this: I tried using the front view and "view" mode on the projection tool, but it does not work. Then I tried each of the other modes, XY pla
Re: Spline projection issues
by David Cabestany 5 months ago
No idea, forgot to check that. But I no longer have it. I deleted the original polygon and replaced it with the one I created of the cylinder.
Copy and paste eazy ease information of two keyframes?
by Adem Aydin 6 years ago
Hello, is it possible to copy my individual easy ease information (bezier) I made between two keyframes and paste it between other keyframes Thanks for you help! Greetz
Re: Copy and paste eazy ease information of two keyframes?
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
Just stumbled into this old thread searching for another thing. David Johnson, I think the OP wanted to know how to copy only the easy ease data, not the entire keyframe, which is what you described.
Is Greebler compatible with R17?
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
Hello all, Anyone knows if Greebler is compatible with R17 The developers website is not active anymore, I have an old installer and can purchase a serial number from Toolfarm but I wanted to make sur
Re: Is Greebler compatible with R17?
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
Thanks!
I thought I could limit the preview in C4D?
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
I remember being able to limit the preview of my timeline in C4D the same way I do in After Effects, but after I closed the space to only be slightly more than the duration of the curve I'm adjusting,
Re: I thought I could limit the preview in C4D?
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
Thanks a lot Adam. Best, D.
Turn of FX button on clips??? Anyone having trouble selecting the clips on the timeline of Adobe Premiere?
by Roberto Serrini 3 years ago
Hi, just made the switch from FCP to Premiere and loving it (Mac OSX). The one thing that has me pulling my hair out is selecting clips on a timeline. If they are too small I constantly click the FX b
Re: Turn of FX button on clips??? Anyone having trouble selecting the clips on the timeline of Adobe Premiere?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
Sorry, no idea how to help you. What does that button do (I come from After Effects).
Change label color of precomp in project panel?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
Hello everyone, Is there a way to change the color of the label a precomp created from the timeline gets when it's created I know how to change label colors using the preference dialog, but that only
Re: Change label color of precomp in project panel?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
Thanks guys, Dave, Yeah, I know about markers in the timeline, in fact I use them a lot. But I'm looking for an option to set the color of the precomps in the project panel, not the layers in the time
Position coordinates in pop up box?
by Jerry Smith 10 months ago
I'm an illustrator newbie. I'm using snap to grid, which may or may not matter. When I draw a new rectangle and drag a corner, I see the length and width. But I'd like to see the length and width AND
Re: Position coordinates in pop up box?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
Do you mean as you draw it If that's the case then it's not possible, but if you type "A" right after you draw it you can see the coordinates on the Control bar and if you change the reference point y
Missing options for motion tracking!
by Albin Ernholm 9 months ago
Hi everyone! What an awesome forum! :) I'm curious to know if anyone has encountered the same problem with (I'm guessing) the latest CC version (or if it's just me), since when last I used the motion
Re: Missing options for motion tracking!
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
I hate the UI on 2015, the previous one was much better. I specially miss the dragging bar on top of the tabs. Sorry, no answers here, just plain old rant.
Ray tracing After Effects slow 3D Text
by Shawna Brookes 9 months ago
Hello I need some confirmation and or advice I am trying to get my system optimized for After Effects and I have followed all of the tutorials and guides on the net and rendering 3D text is slow terri
Re: Ray tracing After Effects slow 3D Text
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
I remember I read somewhere that this technology never really worked as it was supposed on AE, so they actually decided to scrap it or at least stop further developing it. Having said that, I think ra
How do I disable this annoying feature in the new version of AE
by David Cabestany 11 months ago
In the latest version of AE (2015) when I send anything to render and start the render queue the window automatically changes back to the timeline that is currently rendering instead of staying in the
Re: How do I disable this annoying feature in the new version of AE
by David Cabestany 11 months ago
It definitely has to be a glitch, but your workaround is a good idea. Thanks I'll file a bug report with Adobe later today. Best, D.
Render from Custom View, or create camera from Custom View?
by Ryan Paterson 4 years ago
Are either of those possible For the camera one- I'm wondering if there's any Cinema 4D-like functionality where u can just create a camera with the same settings as the current viewer window.
Re: Render from Custom View, or create camera from Custom View?
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
So was this ever implemented
How do you copy footage in AE without having an intermediate comp created in CC2015?
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
Hello, Not really sure if this question belongs to this forum or AE, so apologies if this is the wrong place. It used to be up to CC2014 that if I copied a clip from Premiere and pasted it into AE, as
Can I change the way the slip tool previews clips back to how it used to be?
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
Up to CC 2014 the slip tool would show the in and out of the clip I was slipping along with the prior and posterior clips, like the image below: On CC 2015 the new view functionality looks like this:
Where did the start up dialog go in 2015?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Anyone knows if the start up dialog that used to appear right after you started Premiere Pro was removed on CC 2015 The one that would let you click to either open the most recent projects or start a
Re: Where did the start up dialog go in 2015?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
This is excellent news. Thanks a lot Paul.
Video: Jobs ref for titles
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Jobs ref for titles a video reference for movie titles watch video
Video: c4d cloth sim
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
c4d cloth sim a vide showing an issue I'm running into when creating a cloth sim watch video
Change linked grouped/linked objects behavior back to how it was on CC?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Hello all, I'm using Premiere Pro CC 2014 and I noticed that now I have to click the alt option key in order to keep linked or grouped objects together as I move them in the timeline. Back in CC and o
Re: Change linked grouped/linked objects behavior back to how it was on CC?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Yep, that was it. Thanks a lot, it was driving me crazy. Never saw that switch before.
Is there a fix for using a wacom with the keyframes in the time line?
by christopher tegg 4 years ago
Mine go all over the place when I try to mix audio. Cheers christopher.
Re: Is there a fix for using a wacom with the keyframes in the time line?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
walter biscardi "Been told that for about 6 months now....." Try three years...
Extra Display Screwed Everything Up
by Jeremy Wick 3 years ago
I recently got an extra display to use for my iMac and my MacBook. Now, when I don't have the display connected, the dialog boxes appear halfway off the screen. It happens on both computers. How do I
Re: Extra Display Screwed Everything Up
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
That happened to me a long time ago. The only solution I found was to plug back the display and. Bring back the windows and panels that were in the other screen. Sucks, I know, but it's the only solut
toWorld.valueAtTime
by ben rollason 8 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 8 years ago
The layer space transforms all take time as an optional second parameter: toWorld(point,time) Dan
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Alpha channels in Speedgrade
by David Cabestany 3 years ago
Hi, Today I fiddled with Speedgrade for the first time, but I'm not sure if i missed a setting or Speedgrade can't read alpha channels. I added several similar uncompressed clips to the timeline, all
Video: jittery text
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
jittery text watch support
RSMB - cannot get out of demo mode. Registration issue?
by Steve Dorsey 8 years ago
Hello I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but... I need to use our license for RSMB on AE CS4 OS X. I am able to install it using our registration info, but it never gets out of de
Re: RSMB - tutorials and documentation inadequate
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
I'm getting the watermark at random frames only, not all of them, this happens when using RSMB, not the pro version, anyone know how to fix that seems like a bug.
File: c4d file for eval
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
zip file c4d file to be reviewed on the gi settings https: f1.creativecow.net 5779 c4d-file-for-eval
Video: net render glitch h264 full render
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
net render glitch h264 full render Full render (low res) showing glitching frames watch video
Video: c4d_render glitch software
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
c4d_render glitch software a software render that shows the expected animation watch support
How to invert mask in Illustrator (equivalent of AE's add/subtract)?
by Jake Huddleston 4 years ago
Hi there. I am working in Illustrator after having worked in After Effects on motion graphics for a while and I'm trying to figure out a similar effect. When you create a mask in After Effects, you ca
Re: How to invert mask in Illustrator (equivalent of AE's add/subtract)?
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
Instead of using the clipping mask command use the transparency panel and use black and white shapes. You are going to need an outer shape that cover your original mask, in order to invert it. It's mo
Fill not aligned to path edge
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
I have this file which is a Foursquare logo and the outer rectangle has a blue fill and no stroke. In the strangest of cases, the fill appears misaligned with the path of the object. I already checked
Re: Fill not aligned to path edge
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
Hi Tylor, nope, I checked it as thoroughly as possible and couldn't find anything out of the ordinary. I looked from compound paths, clipping mask, double fills strokes, unclosed paths, effects, etc,
How do I turn off a feature where my X and Y coordinates appear near my cursor?
by Tabitha Lu 4 years ago
Hi! I hit a hot key by accident and now the X and Y coordinates display near my cursor anytime I go over an anchor point or try to move an anchor point. Here's an example of what I am talking about...
Re: How do I turn off a feature where my X and Y coordinates appear near my cursor?
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
Command -U
Trapcode Lux- "Name starts with" not working
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
I have a comp with two point lights, one came in directly from Cinema 4D, the other one I added in AE. I want Lux to react to the one light I added in AE but not the other one, so I renamed it to LUX
Video: AE font/type color bug
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
AE font type color bug watch support
Video: AE CS6 type color bug
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
AE CS6 type color bug Color should change on type, but it stays the same after clicking ok. watch support
Batch Live-Trace with Bridge doesn´t ignore whitespace
by Jeremiah Batholomis 4 years ago
Hi, im trying to livetrace 150 Png-Files with Bridge Cs 5.5. I used a custom Preset made up in Illustrator with checked "Ignore Whitespace". But the result is not transparent. And the pictures are sti
Re: Batch Live-Trace with Bridge doesn´t ignore whitespace
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
Have you tried creating an action including the ignore white space option directly in illustrator
Round off pixel positions to whole numbers? Align or conform points?
by Daniel Sleeth 4 years ago
I have three layers, each being a bunch of lines that outline the walls of the three floors of this building. The lines do not match up with the other levels due to them having been traced at differen
Re: ound off pixel positions to whole numbers? Align or conform points?
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
I'm not sure if i understood what you're trying to do, but you can select the points (not the entire objects) that you need to align and use the align panel.
Illustrator CS6 screen lag on iMac problem?
by Michael Woodman 4 years ago
Could anybody please shed some light on a problem that I am having with screen lag delay with Illustrator CS6. I have recently bought an iMac: Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Re: Illustrator CS6 screen lag on iMac problem?
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
how long is the lag Are you running something else besides illustrator Are you using a mouse or a wacom How many monitors do you have and in which you have illustrator if you have more than two
un-unlockable illustrator objects?
by Wade Stubanas 4 years ago
I am working on a periodic table (received from a client). I have unlocked everything on the document, however the element boxes are still locked and unmovable, editable, etc. I can select the Li, Be,
Re: un-unlockable illustrator objects?
by David Cabestany 4 years ago
They are in a separate locked layer. Go to the layers panel and click the lock icon.
File: soccer ball c4d
by David Cabestany 5 years ago
zip file c4d file soccer ball for reviewing of texture mapping issue https: f1.creativecow.net 4238 soccer-ball-c4d
Photoshop CS6 freezes momentarily at random
by David Cabestany 5 years ago
Has anyone experienced this I do not get the beach ball or anything other than the program becomes irresponsive for several seconds all of the sudden.
Re: Photoshop CS6 freezes momentarily at random
by David Cabestany 5 years ago
So I unchecked the save on background feature, the intermittent hanging is still there. out of nothing.
Imported xml from Premiere has the audio out of sync
by David Cabestany 5 years ago
I'm imported a project from FCP to Premiere to do some further editing someone started in FCP as I don't really use it and I'm very slow with it. I did all my edits on Premiere Pro, everything got imp
Re: Imported xml from Premiere has the audio out of sync
by David Cabestany 5 years ago
Hi jeremy. Nevermind, I asked somebody with FCP experience to look at the project and it turned out it had gain effect applied in the clip in question, the slider was all the way down. After we remove
Kona 3 Video Playback for DV
by Ed Kulzer 5 years ago
Evening COW--- Looking to tap some knowledge. 12-Core Mac Pro ( 2 x 2.93 GHz) wi 128GB RAM I'm running FCP 7.0.3 with the AJA Kona 3 & BOB, monitoring with the Flanders LM-2461W. The Kona Video Playba
Re: Kona 3 Video Playback for DV
by David Cabestany 5 years ago
Sorry for deviating from the original question, but I thought Mac Pros could only take 96gb when running Mac OS How did you manage to have the system see the whole 128gb
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