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Dirk de Jong

Member Since:
February 1st 2017
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Cambridge, MA
Auto Draw Path Based On Motion Data
by Mike Phillips 6 days ago
I have a scene of a polygraph test with a needle moving back and forth on a sheet of graph paper that I exported from C4D. I placed a null at the point where the pen would begin drawing on the paper a
Re: Auto Draw Path Based On Motion Data
by Dirk de Jong 6 days ago
Maybe take a look at the "Write-on" effect in the Generate category. Maybe applying the tracking data to the Brush Position parameter It's a 2D effect and you'd probably need to precomp it to include
alternative program
by ilana simons 1 week ago
I've finally tired of paying for a subscription service every year. Can anyone recommend an alternative one-time purchase program that achieves some of the tasks of photoshop
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Terry Keith liked this 1 week ago
Re: alternative program
by Dirk de Jong 1 week ago
I can't say I've used either of these nearly as much as Photoshop (or enough to offer a real endorsement), but this is a Mac only app I recently read a review of and that I'm kind of interested in ; h
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triggering a repeated expression based animation with keyframes on another layer
by Dirk de Jong 3 weeks ago
I'm creating a template where users of the template will be keyframing a parameter on a layer (it happens to be a null with a slider expression control) and I would like those keyframes to be able to
Re: triggering a repeated expression based animation with keyframes on another layer
by Dirk de Jong 3 weeks ago
Fantastic. Just what I needed. And I think knowing how to do that will be a very useful thing for me. Thanks again.
File: screengrab
by Dirk de Jong 3 weeks ago
jpg file image to help illustrate post "triggering a repeated expression based animation with keyframes on another layer" https: f1.creativecow.net 11901 11901
Duplicating Comp and replacing text and image
by Justin Giudici 4 weeks ago
Hey everyone, I have a project that I need to display 50 products with an image and text. I was wondering if anyone knew of a script or way to be able to this without creating each comp manually. So t
Re: Duplicating Comp and replacing text and image
by Dirk de Jong 4 weeks ago
Dirk de Jong "I wouldn't be surprised if there is already a script (or maybe even expression) that could use a file name as the Source Text param value for a text layer " Fiddling around I just confi
question regarding path points and expressions
by Dirk de Jong 4 weeks ago
I've watched a few tutorials and read the AE expression guide regarding the new feature where expressions can now access XY coordinates of path points. I'm trying to figure out how to do something fai
Can an AE script check which effects are are already applied to the selected layer(s) when it runs ?
by Dirk de Jong 1 month ago
Can an AE script check which effects are are already applied to the selected layer(s) when it runs Googling and looking through the scripting guide I'm so far not finding a straightforward way to do t
Re: Can an AE script check which effects are are already applied to the selected layer(s) when it runs ?
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
I think you should do a match name check. Something like if (!specificLayer("Effects")("ADBE Drop Shadow")) specificLayer("Effects").addProperty("ADBE Drop Shadow") This way you apply drop shadow on t
dockable script UI question
by Dirk de Jong 1 month ago
elsewhere on this forum in a post from the past I found some useful code for creating a dockable script UI in AE - and modifying it so it only displays a single button it looks like this - { function
Re: dockable script UI question
by Andrei Popa 1 month ago
Under the myPanel.grp = myPanel.add(res); line add this var button01 = myPanel.grp.add("iconbutton", undefined, " Applications Adobe After Effects CC 2017 Scripts (subfolder) button01Image.jpg", "butt
getting active comp name in a script
by Dirk de Jong 2 months ago
Is it possible in a script to find out the actual name of the currently active comp (app.project.activeItem) My hope would be to then have the script use that name when adding expressions that link fr
Re: getting active comp name in a script
by Dirk de Jong 2 months ago
Dan Ebberts "myEffect01.property(3).expression = 'comp("' + activeCompName + '").layer("precomp").effect("Slider Control")("Slider")'" Thanks. I had tried single quotes, double quotes, no quotes - bu
Just had to share that with ya :)
by ido shor 2 months ago
been working with AE for 15 years, NEVER got a massage like that.... it even includes the word "DEATH"!! not that I care much about it, but just wanted to share my horrible experience. Have a Good Day
Re: Just had to share that with ya :)
by Dirk de Jong 2 months ago
bool ! bool ! bool ! after all that your only choice is to click "OK"... (seems unfair)
What is the Mac equivalent to this PC path?
by Gina Miller 2 months ago
I would like to know where I can find the equivalent to this PC path for my Mac: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2017\Support Files\Required
Re: What is the Mac equivalent to this PC path?
by Dirk de Jong 2 months ago
Gina Miller "I would like to know where I can find the equivalent to this PC path for my Mac: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CC 2017\Support Files\Required" I jus
FCPX Plugins and high Sierra
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
With the release of the latest OS just days away is there any news on compatibility with FCPX plugins Not that I'm thinking of upgrading immediately And if I did I'd certainly be backing up my boot dr
Re: FCPX Plugins and high Sierra
by Dirk de Jong 3 months ago
Steve Connor "is there any news on compatibility with FCPX plugins " Here's some "news" on that front... I've tested the kingluma plugins under FCP X using the High Sierra public beta and found no ob
bringing Keyframe data from AE to Motion (Motion XML format question)
by Dirk de Jong 3 months ago
I am attempting to set up a workflow for a project where it would be useful to be able to bring keyframe data from Adobe After Effects to Apple Motion (something I suspect may not be done very much if
Replace Media Files - Audio - for automating behaviors
by Terry Maloney 4 months ago
Hello, I went to my Media list (next to layers) and chose a picture. Then I went to my inspector Media (next to filters). I selected the name of the picture listed in the Linked Objects. I pushed the
Re: Replace Media Files - Audio - for automating behaviors
by Dirk de Jong 4 months ago
It sounds like the same issue I inquired about recently ; https: forums.creativecow.net thread 170 875818 The only workaround I found was to make some change to the Audio behavior to get it to update
Problem with Parameter Behavior named "Audio" not recognizing when audio has changed
by Dirk de Jong 5 months ago
I have a comp where I used many instances of the parameter behavior called Audio to analyze audio and use that data to drive other visual fx params - it's working pretty well but unfortunately I find
Re: Problem with Parameter Behavior named "Audio" not recognizing when audio has changed
by Robin S. Kurz 5 months ago
Sounds like a bug: https: www.apple.com feedback motion.html - RK ____________________________________________________ Deutsch Hier gibt es ein umfassendes FCP X Training f r dich!
Image Mask Woes
by Brett Sherman 6 months ago
So this drives me nuts in Motion. If I have two layers in a group. One is say a graphic, the second is an the source of an image mask applied to the graphic. Then if I change the position of the group
Re: Image Mask Woes
by Dirk de Jong 6 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "It depends whether or not you have Stencil enabled in the Mask Options." Thanks. In my previously posted example comp "Stencil" makes no difference because the movement is at the group
Dropped frames
by Dan Rayner 7 months ago
Hi All - I've been cutting a project on my MBP 2.7GHz 16GB RAM GeForce GT 650M 1024MB graphics. The timeline consists of a 2 angle multi cam clip, one of which is 4k, the other 1080p, all prores. It p
Re: Dropped frames
by Dirk de Jong 7 months ago
This may be kind of obvious so you might've already done these things but.... - set the View menu to "Better Performance" and to use Proxy media if there is proxy media - if there is not proxy media t
Getting even spacing of 7 circles around a center glob, all using copies of the same motion path, how to?
by Jiggy Gaton 7 months ago
HI all, I have this going on: And I want to get the 7 globes evenly spaced around the motion path. As you can see, I am using the offset for each copy of the motion path to nudge the starting point of
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Jiggy Gaton liked this 7 months ago
Re: Getting even spacing of 7 circles around a center glob, all using copies of the same motion path, how to?
by Dirk de Jong 7 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "You simply make a movie (or image sequence) of the images and tell the replicator to use a different frame of said movie (or sequence) for each point." That sounds like a good idea. In
"Choke Matte" equivalent in Apple Motion?
by Andrew Strugnell 7 months ago
Hey team. I'm creating a text animation template. In the animation, multiple layers of coloured text assemble to reveal only one coloured layer of text. In my screenshot attached, there is a white edg
Re: "Choke Matte" equivalent in Apple Motion?
by Dirk de Jong 7 months ago
Andrew Strugnell "Is there a technique similar to "choke matte" in After Effects " You could try "Matte Magic" in the Keying category of filters. It has a Shrink parameter which is basically an alpha
trim track behavior possible bug
by Dirk de Jong 7 months ago
the Motion Help states ; "Trim an image or video layer without trimming its applied effects objects You can trim a layer without affecting the duration of its applied effects objects (masks, filters,
Re: trim track behavior possible bug
by Dirk de Jong 7 months ago
I reported it as a bug in Apple's bug db
Need custom titling/animated sidebar effect, similar to Pardon the Interruption
by Nick Janes 8 months ago
Hi all, I m looking for a titling plugin compatible with Final Cut X that would mimc ESPN s Pardon the Interruption. Screenshot here: https: sportstvratings.com wp-content uploads 2015 02 PTI-February
Re: Need custom titling/animated sidebar effect, similar to Pardon the Interruption
by Dirk de Jong 7 months ago
Nick Janes "Is there any way to direct message on here " It doesn't seem like there is a messaging feature... I can be reached by email here ; definitely.dirk(at)gmail.com replace the "(at)" with an
Creating Visible Smells
by Jesse Jacobson 8 months ago
Hey guys need some advice Im making this post across 3ds max, C4d and After effects as i dont know which program to use for this in case one is better. I need to create a visual representation of smel
Re: Creating Visible Smells
by Dirk de Jong 8 months ago
My first inclination would be to use particles (even if they end up post processed so they don't necessarily look like particles in the final result). But I suspect the particles that come standard wi
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