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Dirk de Jong

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Trade Tattoo : Free advanced halftone style effects for Final Cut Pro
by Dirk de Jong 1 month ago
This installer 13678_tradetattooforfinalcutpro.pkg.zip will add a "Trade Tattoo" category to the Final Cut Pro effects browser, containing a variety of hypnotic halftone style graphic looks. These eff
sticking textures and images to moving face... Configurable DIY Snapchat filters
by Greg Sage 4 months ago
I have video of talking head... just a bust of someone facing the camera and seaking in front of greenscreen, and I need to paint a flag on thier face so it moves with their facial motions. I can get
Re: sticking textures and images to moving face... Configurable DIY Snapchat filters
by Dirk de Jong 4 months ago
Greg Sage "Resulting cubist comp may or may not be recognized as a face by facial tracking softwares," yeah that'd probably be a huge problem for the social media filter authoring software face track
Why Doesn't Compound Clip With Effects in One Project Still Have Effects When Placed in Another Project?
by Julie Turner 6 months ago
I'm trying to figure out how to retain effects and transformations placed on a compound clip in one project when that compound clip is inserted into another project. For example, in project A I have g
Re: Why Doesn't Compound Clip With Effects in One Project Still Have Effects When Placed in Another Project?
by Dirk de Jong 6 months ago
Julie Turner "Why Doesn't Compound Clip With Effects in One Project Still Have Effects When Placed in Another Project " I think (if I understand correctly) the answer is because it (a compound clip)
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How do I disable a plug-in and open a library?
by Rikki Blow 6 months ago
I'm trying to open an older library in FCPX 10.4.5 on High Sierra. It seems to have updated OK but then crashes on loading because of an old plug-in - Lemke Software's Epicolor. How can I disable this
Re: How do I disable a plug-in and open a library?
by Dirk de Jong 6 months ago
I think that's an old discontinued plugin distributed through FxFactory. So if you launch the FxFactory app you should be able to find the plugin listed there under "Installed" and if you hold down th
Motion "Strobe" effect in FCP template
by Dirk de Jong 10 months ago
I'm using the Motion "Strobe" effect in a template in which I want some movement (source video or other animation) to not update every frame. For example let's say I only want the movement to update 1
Re: Motion "Strobe" effect in FCP template
by Dirk de Jong 9 months ago
I haven't tested this exhaustively yet, but getting back to this issue just now it just occurred to me to try putting a Motion "Project Loop end" marker at the end of the template - and so far this se
Free Smooth Strobe Plugins
by Bret Williams 3 years ago
Hey Cow, I've uploaded a set of FREE "Smooth Strobe" plugins to http: bretfx.com In my frustration get the strobe effect (in Motion) to work in a commercial plugin I'm working on I decided to publish
Re: Free Smooth Strobe Plugins
by Dirk de Jong 9 months ago
I googled it and found this direct link works FWIW (so I was able to access it) ; https: bretfx.com product smooth_strobe
kaleidoscope effect
by Jirka Mucha 10 months ago
Hello, I need help. I'd like to create a video with an image that will be gradually change from normal to kaleidoscope effect. I hope you understand what I mean. In After Effect there is a great effec
Re: kaleidoscope effect
by Dirk de Jong 10 months ago
I think it's an older product and the installer may not find the newest Adobe CC versions, but it should be putting the plugins somewhere in a " Final Effects Complete 7.0 " folder. You should be able
Need custom titling/animated sidebar effect, similar to Pardon the Interruption
by Nick Janes 3 years 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: UPDATE ; Need custom titling/animated sidebar effect, similar to Pardon the Interruption
by Dirk de Jong 11 months ago
FYI - Apple updated the bug record indicating they believe the bug is resolved and so I checked to confirm it and indeed the bug that was causing this title to crash FCP or Motion seems fixed as of la
Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
by Alan Langdon 11 months ago
I would like to know what are the best options (free or paid) for creating subtitles in FCPX (10.3.4 for now) and being able to export them to .SRT and other subtitle formats.
Re: Creating exportable subtitles within FCPX
by Dirk de Jong 11 months ago
I'm not so familiar with those workflows and it looks like a standalone Mac OS app but you might want to take a look at this ; https: fxfactory.com info captionconverter I know and have worked with th
Eval('@JSXBIN...'); no longer working?
by Sam Catt 1 year ago
So after updating to After Effects 2019, I've run into a little issue without a true way to solve it of yet. I used to be able to run expressions as jsxbin files to try and somewhat "protect" them. Ho
Re: Eval('@JSXBIN...'); no longer working?
by Dirk de Jong 1 year ago
I don't have an answer but am also curious to know any info on this - earlier today I was seeing some scripting failures (unique to the new AE update) which I haven't yet had time to investigate - but
Duplicating a group of Comps & PreComps
by Kevin Olmsted 1 year ago
Hello all, I have an After Effects project that is a 2 second news interstitial that is essentially a transition that has text flying within it. I did not create this project, it was sent by corporate
Re: Duplicating a group of Comps & PreComps
by Dirk de Jong 1 year ago
It seems like you could probably just run this script on the final comps and have it make "true duplicates" (it also dupes and links precomps and even media if desired - all kinds of nice options, cre
How do I create depth of field?
by Marc Echstein 1 year ago
Hi everyone. I am busy compositing a 3D animation. I have a grayscale Z-depth pass (white is closest to camera, black is furthest - see attached image), and I need to use that to create depth of field
Re: How do I create depth of field?
by Dirk de Jong 1 year ago
Jeff Kirkland "Maybe try the Motion forum and see if anyone there has a suggestion." FWIW I don't think (and I have looked for it in the past) that any of the Blurs that come standard with Motion off
Objects to exit bottom of frame and simultaneously enter top of the frame?
by Ben Del Fante 1 year ago
Hi all! I am trying to create a loop where objects are falling to the bottom of the frame and as they exit they enter the top of the frame. I would assume this is a simple task that Ae can achieve, I
Re: Objects to exit bottom of frame and simultaneously enter top of the frame?
by Dirk de Jong 1 year ago
Ben Del Fante "to create a loop where objects are falling to the bottom of the frame and as they exit they enter the top of the frame" Maybe using the Motion Tile effect (see attached project and scr
8 special blending modes in After Effects
by Marie-Christine Laniel 1 year ago
Hi, here is my question! I am aware of the 8 special blending modes in Photoshop (that when you decrease the fill of you layer, it give another effect that if you would decrease the opacity). I was wo
Re: 8 special blending modes in After Effects
by Dirk de Jong 1 year ago
Marie-Christine Laniel "Is there something that im doing wrong " One thing I noticed was that the Fill Opacity seemed the same as Layer Opacity if the comp window was set to Fast Draft (rather than F
Move an object from one null position to another null position with Slider Control
by Guido Giardino 1 year ago
Hi! I have a difficult one!! I'm trying to create an expression but I'm far from the goal. I explain what I'm trying to do: I have 2 null objects. Both are moving independently along the composition.
Re: Move an object from one null position to another null position with Slider Control
by Dirk de Jong 1 year ago
Guido Giardino "I need an expression that let me move one shape layer from the first null position (wherever it is), to the position of second null object (wherever it is too). And I think that will
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is Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit still actively developed ?
by Dirk de Jong 1 year ago
I just got this warning message launching ExtendScript Toolkit (reminding me that it's still 32bit and so Mac OS won't support it sometime in the foreseeable future) ; https: support.apple.com en-us H
Re: is Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit still actively developed ?
by Dirk de Jong 1 year ago
Dirk de Jong "I just got this warning message launching ExtendScript Toolkit (reminding me that it's still 32bit" actually I just noticed this on this page https: helpx.adobe.com creative-cloud kb cr
how to know if an effect is 3rd Party? scripting
by Rainier Raydán 2 years ago
Hi guys! I have no idea how to know if an effect is an Built In effect or a 3rd Party effect... Is there a method to know that kind of information I've already read the scripting guide but nothing...
Re: how to know if an effect is 3rd Party? scripting
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
If I were trying to do this I might ; 1 - make a list of all the match names for all the built-in effects 2 - have my script find all the effects in the comp project and their match names 3 - have my
Is scripting in extendscript language-dependent?
by Andrei Popa 2 years ago
The title pretty mush says it. I have built some scripts but the problem is that they only work in english AE. I would like to change that, but i don't really know where is the mistake. Is the scripti
Re: Is scripting in extendscript language-dependent?
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
Andrei Popa " Is the scripting part language-depenmdent or only the expression part where i adress layers properties " As far as I know it's only the properties which are language localized in the UI
I want glasses that could show me the world in lumetri scopes?
by Richard Garabedain 2 years ago
Think its possible...Do you think i could discern what was around me using only the lumetri scopes as visual aid
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Dirk de Jong liked this 2 years ago
having a script find a substring in a layer name
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
I have a script that creates several layers in the comp when run - and now I'm trying to build a "remover" script that allows for convenient one click removal of those layers when desired. When the fi
Re: having a script find a substring in a layer name
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
Dan Ebberts "put the identifying info in the layer's comment field" That's a great idea - and at first I was thinking it might only apply to items (like solids or comps) individually represented in t
checking if a camera is 1 node or 2 node by expression ?
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
I'm trying to have an expression include an if else to be able to account for whether a camera in the comp is 1 node or 2 nodes. I don't think there is any way to access any kind of "Camera Type" prop
Re: checking if a camera is 1 node or 2 node by expression ?
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
Dan Ebberts "It looks like accessing the POI will generate an error with a one-node camera, so you should be able to use that with try catch " yes I was aware of the potential errors for sure (it doe
Transparent background/alpha channel problems with Motion 5 and FCP 7
by Josh Bass 2 years ago
Yes, you read correctly. I am in a very strange place where I upgraded to Motion 5 (cause Motion 4 doesn't work on Sierra) and still use FCP7. I am trying to do the seemingly simple task of creating t
Re: Transparent background/alpha channel problems with Motion 5 and FCP 7
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
Josh Bass "Seems to only work if I export as Prores 4444 (422, any other setting I've tried, not transparent at all, get a solid black background on the text Motion file)" Of the ProRes video codec c
How to confine particles to a shape
by Lorenzo M. Vidali 2 years ago
I'm trying to create an emitter where the particles look like they are bouncing around inside a sphere. I can create the emitter and confine it's motion path but I don't know how to confine the partic
Re: How to confine particles to a shape
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
nice, I like the idea of adding the Sphere filter to the 3D cube - the sphere filter is not really 3D in the same sense that the cube is, but it mostly works to maintain the illusion...
photo stacking
by Terry Maloney 2 years ago
HI everyone, It's been a while since my last post. I hope you had a Merry Christmas !! I saw a great Motion 5 video that showed how to morph between two pictures. They started out by saying they shoul
Re: photo stacking
by Dirk de Jong 2 years ago
Terry Maloney "I saw a great Motion 5 video that showed how to " if you provide link to the video maybe
alternative program
by ilana simons 2 years 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 2 years ago
Re: alternative program
by Dirk de Jong 2 years 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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bringing Keyframe data from AE to Motion (Motion XML format question)
by Dirk de Jong 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
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