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David Cabestany

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Xpresso does not work with Team Render?
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
I'm rendering a still scene that has a very simple piece of Xpresso applied to one of the objects, a null that pulls the height of a helix. I need this to be photorealistic so I'm using Physical rende
Re: Xpresso does not work with Team Render?
by David Cabestany 2 months ago
Thanks, I'll try that.
Rotation in all axis issue
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Hi all, hoping someone can help me understand this issue. 13217_rotationissue.mp4.zip When I rotate this plate, all axis (HPB) change their values, which is in itself confusing, at least for me. Howev
Re: Rotation in all axis issue
by David Cabestany 3 months ago
Thanks, Brian, it does to a point. I'm on R17 and that option is not available yet, I see it's available on R19 and obviously, R20 (I have the demo) has it, but not mine. I think I can solve it changi
Team render unable to render 1st frame
by David Cabestany 4 months ago
I have a fairly simple scene with 151 frames in it, hd. nothing fancy. I tried rendering one frame using my machine and it works as expected. If I try to render it using Team Render the job fails imme
Control speed of text tracking
by David Cabestany 5 months ago
I wrote the expression below. It does what I want to, but I had to manually calculate the duration of the fade so it would match when the layer is ending and accelerate the tracking from that point on
Re: Control speed of text tracking
by David Cabestany 5 months ago
Thanks, Kalleheikki, Yes, I eventually figured it out, but I placed it at the end of the line, like this: I'm not very clear on why it works, but it does nonetheless. Thank you for taking the time to
Randomise keyframe time
by Susie Blatchford 5 months ago
I have around 50 layers each with a dot. I've set keyframes to animate them moving into different group arrangements - firstly groups of 10, then into bigger groups of 15, then into groups of 5 etc. I
Re: Randomise keyframe time
by David Cabestany 5 months ago
You can also use this script for the same purpose. https: aescripts.com layer-random-shifter
Adjustment layer bug in CC 2018
by David Cabestany 8 months 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 8 months 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.
Import objects FROM Unity INTO C4D?
by David Cabestany 8 months ago
A client purchased a Unity asset and have some people working on the VR part of the project, but I have to create some regular HD movies and I need to use the same assets, so they sent me their Unity
Re: Import objects FROM Unity INTO C4D?
by David Cabestany 8 months ago
Thanks, I'll ask them to look into it. Best, D.
Parenting on CC2018 is all whacky
by David Cabestany 12 months ago
Whenever I parent a layer to another one in CC2018 the child layer skews, I have no idea why. Is there a way to revert the tool's functionality to the way it worked on CC2017
Re: Parenting on CC2018 is all whacky
by David Cabestany 12 months ago
It does have non-uniform scale but up until the previous version of AE the child didn't get distorted the moment it was parented, now it immediately gets skewed in a very bizarre way. I had to apply t
Set Matte doesn't work
by Will Eccleston 6 years ago
The Set Matte effect seems very straightforward. Direct a layer or layers to use the alpha of another layer, so you can use the latter as a track matte for as many layers as you want without precompin
Re: Set Matte doesn't work
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
Darby, can I take you up on your offer of looking at a file I can almost never make this effect work, I already tried shape layers and a solid with masks, both pre-comped and as a plain layer. I alway
substr is not a function error
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
An expression that was working fine before, in fact it still does in the previous files where I applied it, now it's reporting 'substr is not a function' as an error. I didn't change anything in the e
Re: substr is not a function error
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
It sort of does what's supposed to, but not quite. The idea is to add a blinking cursor at the end, but for it to be visible as the sentences gets written, the second slider would delay the beginning
R17, Installed PlugIns wont Show
by Simon Roughan 3 years ago
Hi everyone, I desperately need to make a jigsaw puzzle animation, and want to use the cool free Nitro4D Magic Puzzle Plugin. But for the life of me, It wont install. Or at least, it wont show up in t
Re: R17, Installed PlugIns wont Show
by David Cabestany 1 year ago
I just purchased Arch-01 from here: http: www.caleidos4d.it plugin_arch-01.htm The installation instructions are very simple: drop the entire folder into the plugins directory, but so far I haven't be
Linking Transparency to Position?
by Robert Røbke 2 years ago
Hi, can somebody explain me how i can link a shape layers transparency in dependency to its position So if the layer moves up in y it should be less transparent as higher it gets Hope you understand w
Re: Linking Transparency to Position?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
You need a linear expression, like the one below. You need to adjust it to your actual y position parameters though. t=transform.position 1 linear(t,832,50,0,100)
Dangers of very large projects?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Has anyone ever had an AE file to get corrupted all of the sudden I have a huge file that I'm currently working with and I'm a tad nervous that one day won't be able to open it. I can't split it into
Re: Dangers of very large projects?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Walter, 380 comps and counting. Roughly 80 mb in size and now it's taking about 6 seconds to save. Kevin, I haven't got a corrupted file yet, I'm just trying to plan ahead before it happens. Increment
Automatically replace lots of footage with almost matching names?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
I've been working on a large project mostly comprised of stock footage. The problem I found is that now that I need to replace the comp files with high res non-watermarked ones the names change from s
Re: Automatically replace lots of footage with almost matching names?
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Greg, Ann, Haven't thought of Bridge, it's the perfect tool for the job. Thanks. D.
CC Ball Action disable self shadow
by Artsiom Chikov 3 years ago
Hello! The whole day I'm trying to turn off the self shadow effect from CC Ball Action I tried to apply the Shadow Highlight effect, change blending mode from normal to screen. I'm just want to get a
Re: CC Ball Action disable self shadow
by David Cabestany 2 years ago
Quick comment, it's actually from HLS to RGB on the second Channel combiner, not RGB to HLS. Best, D.
Can I disable far vanish in Particular?
by David Cabestany 2 years 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 2 years 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.
Matrix extrude misaligned polygons
by David Cabestany 2 years 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 2 years 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
Copy from the source monitor to After Effects?
by David Cabestany 3 years 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 years 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.
Turn of FX button on clips??? Anyone having trouble selecting the clips on the timeline of Adobe Premiere?
by Roberto Serrini 6 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 3 years 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 3 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 3 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
How do you copy footage in AE without having an intermediate comp created in CC2015?
by David Cabestany 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Yep, that was it. Thanks a lot, it was driving me crazy. Never saw that switch before.
Extra Display Screwed Everything Up
by Jeremy Wick 5 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 5 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 10 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 10 years ago
The layer space transforms all take time as an optional second parameter: toWorld(point,time) Dan
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RSMB - cannot get out of demo mode. Registration issue?
by Steve Dorsey 10 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
Command -U
Trapcode Lux- "Name starts with" not working
by David Cabestany 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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.
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