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David Cabestany

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Dynamics problem
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
I have a bunch of leaves that are supposed to be laying on a surface and then have to fall off as the surface is removed from below. I started the simulation with the leaves falling so they get a nice
Re: Dynamics problem
by Brian Jones 3 months ago
I agree with Jim, we might have to see the file but based on your description you would want to let the leaves fall and settle (using the "Party's Over" hints in the help Jim pointed out) then when th
Wacom pen shortcuts no longer working after OS reinstall
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Had to do a clean reinstall of the OS in my machine a few days ago and then restored from time machine back up. The shortcuts I had mapped to my Wacom Intuos pen are no longer working, I already creat
Re: Wacom pen shortcuts no longer working after OS reinstall
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Thanks, I did that but it didn't help. After a some back and forth with cust support it turns out is the latest driver that's causing the problem. I downgraded to the immediate previous version from t
Can anyone tell me why this bend deformer is not working?
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Please watch this short video: https: www.dropbox.com s s1uac1h0f6n3laa bendDeformerError.mp4 dl=0 Two things that I don't know why they are happening. When I click on the parent object it becomes fla
Re: Can anyone tell me why this bend deformer is not working?
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
That makes a lot of sense, and yeah, that was it. Thanks a lot Brian!
Cloner object Distribution gone when using object mode?
by David Cabestany 4 months ago
Can anyone tell me with the distribution option does not appear when I try to create a cloner object and use a motext object as the object but it works with a regular primitive such as a sphere It use
Re: Cloner object Distribution gone when using object mode?
by David Cabestany 4 months ago
Yes, that was it. Thanks a lot for the reminder. I haven't done this in a long time. Worst part is I built it converting the motext object into a polygon and the scrapped the entire thing in favor of
using a layer's visibility in an if/then expression on another layer
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
What I'm trying to do is include an if statement in a position expression that is looking up the visibility of a layer. So that if a layer is hidden (with the "eye" turned off) then the position will
Re: using a layer's visibility in an if/then expression on another layer
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
Happy to help, I've received so much assistance from this forum that I'm glad to help with something myself. It should go on the position parameter, not opacity, opacity can only take one value. Posit
Script for activating and deactivating layers accross project?
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
I have a project with 142 comps in which inside all have a text layer named Photo # (a different number for each layer) and a precomp named either Label 1 or Label 2. Removing the precomps is not hard
Re: Script for activating and deactivating layers accross project?
by David Cabestany 6 months ago
Thanks Walter. I own that script and didn't know it could do that. I just did it in a whim. Thanks again, D.
Small jump in size after time mark is passed
by David Cabestany 7 months ago
I'm applying the following expression to generate some scale trails with some layers. I need to come as 1,2,3 and then leave 3,2,1. This expression sort of works, however when the needle goes past 1 s
Re: Small jump in size after time mark is passed
by David Cabestany 7 months ago
Thanks Dan, that helped, but the expression seems convoluted, could a while statement work in here or it will crash the program
What's the name of this function in Premiere Pro
by David Cabestany 8 months ago
I'm working on a system that is not my own for the next few days and I'd like to configure some shortcuts to be faster but I can't find the name of the function in the keyboard shortcuts menu. I "vert
Re: What's the name of this function in Premiere Pro
by Merlin Vandenbossche 8 months ago
Maybe track height
Zip utility uncompressing in the wrong location
by David Cabestany 8 months ago
This just started recently, I am uncompressing a few .zip files that I copied to an external drive and for whatever reason, they are uncompressing to a different folder inside my hard drive. Then I ha
Is Premiere Pro ripe for color correction in a professional workflow?
by David Cabestany 8 months ago
Probably I'm going to get flamed for asking this but I want to know what the community at large thinks of Premiere Pro vs. DaVinci or other color grading tools. Is anyone here using Premiere Pro for t
Re: Is Premiere Pro ripe for color correction in a professional workflow?
by David Cabestany 8 months ago
Got it. Thanks!
Is my machine now too old for Premiere 2020?
by David Cabestany 8 months ago
I recently opened a project I normally work on my newer iMac Pro on my old MacBook Pro (early 2013) and the screen is all glitchy. In fact, is so bad that even other applications will show this proble
Re: Is my machine now too old for Premiere 2020?
by David Cabestany 8 months ago
Thanks, John. There is no newer driver for my card but I disabled the GPU as you suggested and it's working now. Reading the minimum requirements of the latest Premiere version I can see that my card
How do I avoid a small jump in the first line when using a text animator?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
I have a text layer in which the text on the 1st line writes on automatically each time a marker is passed via an expression, the text on the 2nd appears as a single line by moving from below into its
Re: How do I avoid a small jump in the first line when using a text animator?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
No one
Get property type?
by Alex Printz 9 months ago
Hey all, does anyone know a way to pull a property type If I'm referencing a property in a sub-group, say, thisComp.layer(L).effect(1)(1) and I don't know exactly what the property is going to be, is
Re: Get property type?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
Not sure if I'm understanding your post, but checked and unchecked boxes must be written as ==1 or ==0 so it would be something like if (var1==1) {var2=whatever you want it to do} else {var2=the other
Is prores 4444 a good format for color correction?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
Pretty much what the subject says, is prores 4444 good enough for color correction or must I use uncompressed QTs Thanks in advance.
Re: Is prores 4444 a good format for color correction?
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
Walter. another question related to this, if I output an .mp4 file is that compatible with Linux If not what format should I render in order to ensure compatibility with it Thanks in advance. D.
White balance off in 2020
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
I'm getting really off corrections when using the white balance selector in Premiere CC 2020. I used a white gray black card during the shoot. Everything looks yellowish after applying the WB Anyone e
Re: White balance off in 2020
by Chris Wright 9 months ago
can you post a still does it affect cc 2019 or other programs is it just this one shot is it set to linear light or log or any luts applied in master clips
Paint and clone stamp tools out of whack
by David Cabestany 9 months ago
I'm trying to rotoscope some fairly simple plates, one needs to be clone stamped and the other can be just painted black as the area is dark enough that the detail gets lost. I seldom use the paint to
Re: Paint and clone stamp tools out of whack
by Michael Szalapski 9 months ago
I don't have enough experience with the paint tools to offer much in the way of help, but (if you're using the newest version of AE,) you could try using the Content Aware Fill option instead of the c
Text writes on after it changes via markers on the comp
by David Cabestany 10 months ago
I'm using the expression below to have a long text change each time a marker is passed, the text is written in each marker comment. In the same layer I have a text animator that writes the text on, mu
Re: Text writes on after it changes via markers on the comp
by David Cabestany 10 months ago
As usual, this is perfect. All I had to do was speed it up so my sentences can complete before the next marker hits. Thanks a lot Dan!
Can I render with alpha channel AND png compression in cc2019 and 2020 as it was possible before?
by David Cabestany 10 months ago
I have to render a lot of title sequences that then I place on top of footage in Premiere Pro and retime there. In the past I was able to render with an alpha channel and png compression straight from
Re: Can I render with alpha channel AND png compression in cc2019 and 2020 as it was possible before?
by David Cabestany 10 months ago
Thanks, Walter, I'll try 4444, I haven't considered it before. Best, D.
Incomplete srt
by David Cabestany 10 months ago
I'm trying to import an srt file into the timeline, but only a very small part of it comes in. I checked the timecodes and seems to be ok. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. This is a time-sensi
Re: Incomplete srt
by greg janza 10 months ago
SRT files import based on the settings in the caption dialogue box. Check the import settings for your captions. Reset them to default settings if they've been changed. Delete the SRT from your Premie
R20 won't open old files
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
I downloaded an old file from Turbosquid and when I try to open it I get a message that says the file is too old and can't be opened. I searched online and found a scene updater plug in from Maxon but
Re: R20 won't open old files
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
Thanks, Allan, It was made on R11.5 I think. I ended up using a different file of a similar object. I appreciate your help, anyway. Best, D.
Can anyone explain multipasses using prorender?
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
I'm trying to render a couple of different colors in order to select objects in photoshop easier and I already tried rendering with object ID and with object group ID enabled, I made sure that Render
alt+shift for replacing footage at same time not working
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
I'm replacing low res footage with high res, I'm holding alt+shift while dropping the new clip on top of the low res and it's not keeping the same in points I initially set. This worked fine until las
Re: alt+shift for replacing footage at same time not working
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
Really Maybe I had it wrong this whole time. I use alt-drag to replace clips and have them keep the scale to fit feature activated, but I always thought that to also maintain the in point the shift ke
Script for merging text objects?
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
Can anyone recommend a script for merging point text objects I opened a pdf file in Illustrator and all the text came in separate lines. I have an old script that I used with older versions of Illustr
Adjustment layer bug in CC 2018
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
I'm applying an adjustment layer with three effects, Simple Choker, Roughen Edges and Turbulent Displace at the top of the stack, above a bunch of shape layers. Only the one at the bottom is being aff
Re: Adjustment layer bug in CC 2018
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Wow, never knew that, I thought it applied them to every layer below. Kind of a waste that it doesn't. Yes, I ended up applying them to each layer separately with expressions. Thanks Walter.
Position coordinates in pop up box?
by Jerry Smith 5 years 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 5 years 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
Extra Display Screwed Everything Up
by Jeremy Wick 6 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 6 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 11 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 11 years ago
The layer space transforms all take time as an optional second parameter: toWorld(point,time) Dan
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How to invert mask in Illustrator (equivalent of AE's add/subtract)?
by Jake Huddleston 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
Command -U
Batch Live-Trace with Bridge doesn´t ignore whitespace
by Jeremiah Batholomis 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
Photoshop CS6 freezes momentarily at random
by David Cabestany 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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
photos in layers
by David Vaipan 10 years ago
I'm creating a huge collage using photoshop and so my workspace is filled with images; however, I'm slowed down by having to search for the image in the layer window before I can select and move it an
Re: photos in layers
by David Cabestany 9 years ago
You can do what you just figured out, but a faster method is to enable auto select layer, that way you can click direclty over the object you want to select without having to look for it in the layers
Removing water spots on lens
by Heather Gulledge 9 years ago
I read a few posts from people with this same problem. I recently watched a tutorial on boris filters. They made facial blemishes vanish and removed a bird flying across the sky. New to FC so please d
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Re: Removing water spots on lens
by David Cabestany 9 years ago
It'd be faster to wtith either After Effects or Photoshop, you can open a quicktime file natively in it, no need to export as an image sequence.
Adobe photoshop CS4
by Stephen Takacs 10 years ago
On my Adobe Photoshop CS4 I got this message and was hopping someone could tell me how to fix it Here is the message adobe photoshop CS4 now includes graphics card acceleration. We recommend you visit
Re: Adobe photoshop CS4
by David Cabestany 9 years ago
Since version cs4 photoshop can take advantage of open gl technology in order to display some features, depending on which computer you have your video card may or may not support open gl, if it doesn
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