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Dirk de Jong

Member Since:
February 1st 2017
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Objects to exit bottom of frame and simultaneously enter top of the frame?
by Ben Del Fante 3 days 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 3 days 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
File: AE project for 1130769
by Dirk de Jong 3 days ago
zip file AE project for thread https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1130769 https: f1.creativecow.net 12543 ae-project-for-1130769
8 special blending modes in After Effects
by Marie-Christine Laniel 4 days 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 4 days 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
File: AE project file regarding ; https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/1130757
by Dirk de Jong 4 days ago
zip file AE project file regarding ; https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1130757 https: f1.creativecow.net 12540 ae-project-file-regarding-httpsforumscreativecownetthread21130757
How to efficiently switch back and forth between 2 cameras?
by Robert Maric 2 months ago
I have a scene with multiple camera angles and I want to switch between them many times. Layers only have 1 in and 1 out point that I'm aware of so I don't know how to achieve this without adding a ne
Re: How to efficiently switch back and forth between 2 cameras?
by Dirk de Jong 7 days ago
Dirk de Jong "Hi, Robert - I actually created a script that generates a camera setup to deal with this issue." FYI ; https: www.toolfarm.com blog entry new_introducing_kingluma_camcutter_tutorial Kin
Move an object from one null position to another null position with Slider Control
by Guido Giardino 1 month 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 month 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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Why is complexity of a nested comp slowing down rendering of the parent comp even after that nested comp is in ram preview?
by Robert Maric 2 months ago
Hi there, until now I thought once a nested comp is in ram preview, it plays back with the same ease as a video until the contents of that comp are changed. What I've discovered is that this is not th
Re: Why is complexity of a nested comp slowing down rendering of the parent comp even after that nested comp is in ram preview?
by Dirk de Jong 2 months ago
Robert Maric "I change camera angle in the parent comp and how fast it generates that parent comp ram preview depends on the contents of my nested comps. If they have lots of complexity, it's much sl
is Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit still actively developed ?
by Dirk de Jong 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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
Need custom titling/animated sidebar effect, similar to Pardon the Interruption
by Nick Janes 1 year 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 4 months ago
FYI - I've heard from several people that the title effect that I created and posted in response to this thread crashes FCP now - and I have confirmed this. Some unknown change in more recent versions
Can 3d tracker be attached when
by Ross Alex 4 months ago
Hi I'm not to after and 3d tracking, and would love to get a general feedback on how to proceed with this clip, My questions are: 1. I'm trying to stick a text unto this helicopter's plane, but, there
Re: Can 3d tracker be attached when
by Dirk de Jong 4 months ago
Blaise Douros "Here's proof" nice.
moving multiple markers simultaneously ?
by Dirk de Jong 4 months ago
I have a bunch of markers on a layer, and I'd like to move them all the same amount of frames (like I can with keyframes) but I'm not seeing an obvious way to do it in the UI... do I need to do a scri
Re: moving multiple markers simultaneously ?
by Dirk de Jong 4 months ago
Dave LaRonde "I don't know of ANY good way to do it other than to duplicate the layer, turn off the eyeball icon to make it invisible & move it." Ha! that's what I did after posting the question... T
Is scripting in extendscript language-dependent?
by Andrei Popa 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago
Re: I want glasses that could show me the world in lumetri scopes?
by Dave LaRonde 5 months ago
Heck no. Okay, given a few weeks of wearing those babies, you might be able to discern objects. But just try reading a book. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
having a script find a substring in a layer name
by Dirk de Jong 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
Re: alternative program
by Dirk de Jong 7 months 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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FCPX Plugins and high Sierra
by Steve Connor 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
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