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David Cabestany

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|| operator not working
by David Cabestany 15 hours ago
Even though the expression below is not broken and is partially working (the x part of it works as expected) the y part is completely ignored regardless of the condition being met. Can anyone help me
Can I disable far vanish in Particular?
by David Cabestany 23 hours ago
I'm using a script to create isometric shapes, among other things the script sets the z value of the camera position to 1000000 so the particles are invisible on the active camera but I can see them w
Re: Can I disable far vanish in Particular?
by David Cabestany 21 hours ago
Hey Steve, I'm using Particular 2.2.5, which is one before the latest version, 3 and AE CC2017. My version doesn't have min and max clip depth, perhaps that's only on the latest version of the plugin.
Change linear animation to EasyIn in expression
by Gonzalo Tórtola 5 months ago
So, here's the problem: I want to change this LINEAR animation and turn it to EASY IN, but the problem is that I have linked keyframes 4 and 5 (SCALE: x axis) with a Slider. I WANNA CHANGE THAT LINEAR
Re: Change linear animation to EasyIn in expression
by David Cabestany 2 weeks ago
I have the same issue, I need the blue curve to be like the pink curve, but easeIn gives an abrupt stop instead of an eased one like the keyframes, is there a function besides linear, ease, easeIn and
Expression error: unclosed token, have no idea what it is
by David Cabestany 2 weeks ago
I'm getting the following error: Unclosed token when applying the expression below, have no idea what it means and can't seem to fix it, can anyone help Thanks in advance. t=time; if (t =5.75 &&
Re: Expression error: unclosed token, have no idea what it is
by David Cabestany 2 weeks ago
Nevermind, I know why.
How do I use VideoCopilot's Twitch general controls?
by David Cabestany 3 weeks ago
About 10 years ago when I was first learning After Effects I purchased Twitch from VideoCopilot, back then I didn't know how to do almost nothing in the program and was easily getting lost in the prog
Matrix extrude misaligned polygons
by David Cabestany 4 weeks ago
Can anyone help me understand why the polygons are extruding in different direction when I apply Matrix extrude I'm rotating the same angle in all polygons. Thanks
Re: Matrix extrude misaligned polygons
by David Cabestany 4 weeks ago
Thanks Brian, it's only a few polygons, I guess I can rotate them manually. I indeed deleted the original extruded parts and rebuilt the polygons, I guess that's when it went all wonky. Thanks a lot f
Render different portions of a project in the render queue, is it possible?
by David Cabestany 1 month ago
After Effects has a very handy script called Render Queue which allows to set different portions of the same comp to render after one another by just setting the in and out points of each section, for
Re: Render different portions of a project in the render queue, is it possible?
by David Cabestany 1 month ago
It is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a lot Mike!
Layer is getting cropped on final render
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
One of the layers in my comp is getting obscured or cropped (for lack of a better word) on the final render. Nothing complicated going on with it, it's an .ai logo which is scaled up a lot and slowly
Re: Layer is getting cropped on final render
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
Hey Michael, I rendered the file using a shape layer instead of the .ai file and it came out fine. Thanks for the suggestion. D.
Sorry for the noob question... I can't change timings on the typewriter preset animation...
by Christopher Morrison 2 months ago
This is driving me freakin' NUTS. I put in a text field, type in my text, apply the typewriter preset and then... ... it proceeds to NOT finish typing my text into the allotted time frame of the works
Re: Sorry for the noob question... I can't change timings on the typewriter preset animation...
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
Not at all. Happy to help. The answers to your questions: 1. You add it to the typewriter effect. 2. The offset parameter. 3. It's one expression, the first line is a variable, which you can modify. T
Broken script
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Not really an expressions issue but rather a script one. Jeff Almasol's useful NewProjectFromComp.jsx which I tend to use fairly often seems to be broken for the latest release of AE (2017.2) I'm gett
Re: Broken script
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Yes, it says the following: app.project.saveWithDialog(); I also tried this other script by Sebastien Perier called Save Comp As Project 2 but the error I got was bad tracked memory ID ( 23 :: 35 ) al
Struggling/resisting scale expression?
by David Cabestany 4 months ago
I need to scale up an object but make it look as if it's struggling to grow, much like something trying to get out of a box, at first there will be some resistance but eventually the box will subside
Re: Struggling/resisting scale expression?
by David Cabestany 4 months ago
Hey Steve, Thanks but that's not what I'm looking for, I need more like a combination of a bounce effect with a stop in between steps, if that makes sense. Thanks, D.
Wrong motion vector pass from EXtractoR
by David Cabestany 5 months ago
Trying to extract a motion vector pass from an exr file using EXtractoR, but instead of getting a green red image, I'm getting a greyscale copy of the RGBA pass. However other instances of the plug in
Can anyone tell me why this expression is not working?
by David Cabestany 9 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 5 months ago
Weird. I'll report it to Adobe and see what they say. Thanks, D.
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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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.
More xRef woes
by David Cabestany 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.
Turn of FX button on clips??? Anyone having trouble selecting the clips on the timeline of Adobe Premiere?
by Roberto Serrini 4 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 1 year ago
Sorry, no idea how to help you. What does that button do (I come from After Effects).
Position coordinates in pop up box?
by Jerry Smith 1 year 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 1 year 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
How do you copy footage in AE without having an intermediate comp created in CC2015?
by David Cabestany 2 years 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 2 years 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.
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 5 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 3 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 3 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 4 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
RSMB - cannot get out of demo mode. Registration issue?
by Steve Dorsey 9 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.
How to invert mask in Illustrator (equivalent of AE's add/subtract)?
by Jake Huddleston 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
Command -U
Trapcode Lux- "Name starts with" not working
by David Cabestany 5 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
Batch Live-Trace with Bridge doesn´t ignore whitespace
by Jeremiah Batholomis 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
They are in a separate locked layer. Go to the layers panel and click the lock icon.
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
Edge Feather not working in CS4 Photoshop
by Vincent Strader 6 years ago
When I click on okay, it doesn't save it - the photo goes back to how it was I'm Lasso'ing around my photo. Going to Select Selecting Refine Edge Messing with the settings in there. Getting the edge f
Re: Edge Feather not working in CS4 Photoshop
by David Cabestany 6 years ago
That happened to me once a long time ago, honestly I can't remember what was the issue, so here are a few things that come to mind: check the image is in the rgb or cmyk space, not index. trash your p
Photoshop CS2 Images Not Showing
by Dane Lawless 6 years ago
So any time I open an image in photoshop now they are only displayed in my navigation window. I updated my driver already and there is not an openGL option for CS2. I don't know what else to do solve
Re: Photoshop CS2 Images Not Showing
by David Cabestany 6 years ago
You need to upgrade, cs2 is too old and no longer supported. Newer systems and os are too demanding for its architecture.
Motion and After effects -Photoshop compatibility
by jim bachalo 6 years ago
Hi My understanding is that the newest Motion can open layered Photoshop files. What about After Effects Is a AE to Motion or vice versa workflow possible Will Motion open an AE project Local is the n
Re: Motion and After effects -Photoshop compatibility
by David Cabestany 6 years ago
After Effects has been able to open layered psd files for a long time. It can even open layered files with live 3d layers on them. Haven't used Motion so I can't tell you if it will be opening AE proj
Laptop for Photoshop?
by Dave Lozinski 6 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm looking for a laptop which has some powerful video capabilities. The laptop won't be used so much for gaming, but rather stuff like Adobe Photoshop, video editing with Sony Vegas Pro
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
by David Cabestany 6 years ago
I'm all for Macs, so if you can afford a Macbook Pro, 15 or 17 inches, that's my recommendation. The new 15' no longer has the Expresscard 34 slot, so if you think that's going to be necessary you wil
How do I add page numbering starting in a number different that 1 in Indesign?
by David Cabestany 6 years ago
I need to create a rather large document in Indesign, around 100 pages. I know how to add page numbering to each page via the master pages, but this document needs an additional identifying code on ea
Blurry image
by Casey McGrath 6 years ago
Hi, I created an image in Photoshop for my website. It's mostly text and I created it so I would have freedom with my text choices on my site. Even though it was a high quality image when I saved it i
Re: Blurry image
by David Cabestany 6 years ago
That's not a blurry image, but a pixelated one. Have you tried a link to a pdf document instead It's low in size and will be a lot crispier. Also, how did you reduce the size of your original image
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