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Dustin Ward

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August 21st 2008
148 Posts
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Multicam edit to After Effects via Dynamic link?
by Mark Jores 8 years ago
Have been reading old posts on this problem I'm having without finding an answer. I've made a multicam edit using greenscreen files (mp4). I put all the green screen angles into a sequence called "Syn
Re: Multicam edit to After Effects via Dynamic link?
by Dustin Ward 6 years ago
Found the answer! https: www.youtube.com watch v=WV7is6TYZ-c
How to get a slider value to stay to 2 decimal places in a text layer?
by Dave Martin 7 years ago
I'm using sliders to input values for 'Source text' in text layers. I want to have the text display a value to 2 demimal places: I.E. "1.20" and NOT "1.2" Any ideas guys Thanx :)
Re: How to get a slider value to stay to 2 decimal places in a text layer?
by Dustin Ward 6 years ago
Ok, I figured it out. When a slider is on a solid it only has zeros after the decimal. If it's on a text layer it has all the numbers after the decimal.
Nehalem 8 core Mac Pro hyperthreading and AE CS4 Multiprocessing
by Bryan Haney 9 years ago
Hey guys, I recently purchased a new Mac Pro 2.26 quad-core, running leopard (10.5.8) with the intentions to utilize multiprocessing in AE CS4. My other Mac Pro is also a Nehalem intel 2.8 quad-core o
Re: Nehalem 8 core Mac Pro hyperthreading and AE CS4 Multiprocessing
by Dustin Ward 7 years ago
I have nearly the same specs: Processor: 2 x 2.93 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Memory: 64 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2048 MB Operating System: OSX 10.8.2 Sof
If I was stupid enough to buy a new Mac Pro......
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
I'm considering options at the moment and buying a 12 core might be viable for me IF I can user a better GFX card. I note the Quadro 4000 isn't a BTO option although it's still available on the Apple
Re: If I was stupid enough to buy a new Mac Pro......
by Dustin Ward 7 years ago
Thanks, you have been extremely helpful. This is sort of an open ended statement, but since you mentioned applications, I thought I would mention that I primarily use Premiere, After Effects and Davin
Mac Pro 2010 with ATI Radeon 5870 and Nvidia Quadro 4000
by Kelly Chen 7 years ago
Hi, I have installed on my 2010 Mac Pro: Slot 1 ATI Radeon HD 5870 Slot 2 Nvidia Quadro 4000 How do I get Premiere 6 to work with my Quadro I want to use the Mercury playback engine. I have just switc
Re: Mac Pro 2010 with ATI Radeon 5870 and Nvidia Quadro 4000
by Dustin Ward 7 years ago
Also, the link you sent me said that this cable is not available. Is there another you recommend I just don't want to end up buying the wrong one. Thanks
Viewport 2.0
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
I'm new to maya.. with that said, why is it that whenever I switch to viewport 2.0 rendering my text just turns pink with no shading I was expecting a high quality render.
Re: Viewport 2.0
by Shahin Ghahremani 8 years ago
Which maya version are you using viewport 2 become a realtime GPU renderer from maya 2012. which means you can see some of the effects in this mode realtime like Ambient Occlusion, Camera DOF, and som
Gamma info not available
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
So I realize that I can go to the format of a clip and change the gamma within the item properties, I do it all the time, but this time it says nothing next to Gamma and I can't insert a value. Do you
Re: Gamma info not available
by Jeremy Garchow 8 years ago
First of all, you should set AE to use rec709 so that AE will match the footage, not the other way around. Second, you can only change gamma of RGB images.
Premiere across network
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
I edited some after effects comps and then brought those project files into premiere. I lined up all the projects in the premiere timeline as if they were footage and exported. That seems to work fine
Re: Premiere across network
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
So...is it Premiere having the probem, or is AE not loading the assets because the project was moved without them Dynamic link isn't really designed to work between two machines over a network, so whe
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Continuous dolly shot track from Mocha to Ae
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
I'm trying to do a continuous track where drawings are coming in from the bottom and leaving the top, but still looking like they are attached to the paper. I am trying to create the illusion that the
Re: Continuous dolly shot track from Mocha to Ae
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 8 years ago
The first track looks pretty good. With the raw footage, the shot is a long pan which doesn't exhibit any parallax. In such cases, it is ideal that you perform an 'unlinked track' in Mocha. Here's an
Layer Focus Composite
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
I'm trying to track and composite a drawing onto a piece of paper and my camera has shallow depth of field. I need to be able to animate how much of the drawing is in focus and how much is out. Any id
Re: Layer Focus Composite
by Todd Kopriva 8 years ago
In this movie, I show how to use a greyscale depth map like Roland describes with the Camera Lens Blur effect. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Money counter w/ a non-liner counting progression
by Jim Dodson 10 years ago
I am using Dan's elegant expression to countdown currency (I added the dollar sign down there between the two quotes -- (I'm guessing that's why you put the quotes there, Dan -- anyway it workes great
Re: Money counter w/ a non-liner counting progression
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
Oh, I see. When I spin the angle it doesn't do anything, but when I play it back with keyframes it does. So, where is it receiving the number from Say I wanted the cents to land on 21.. how would I do
Numbers or text expression with a ,
by Tom Mont 13 years ago
I was looking into the numbers plugin and it only goes so high, and it does not add a comma. I then looked at the text, and I cannot really achieve what i want. Basically I need a running Tally, that
Re: Numbers or text expression with a ,
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
This is cool... how can I get a dollar sign in front of it
Autosave Location
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
I like the way that After Effects puts the autosave folder directly into the folder that your project is in. I'm trying create a solid file structure, but FCP has its own structure. Is there a way to
Re: Autosave Location
by Gary Askham 8 years ago
I agree with Shane. It's a good idea to set your autosave vault to a physically separate drive to the project you are working from. I tend to work from a project which is on the desktop, my autosave v
Autosave Location
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
This may be more of a question to ask the FCP forum. I like the way that After Effects puts the autosave folder directly into the folder that your project is in. I'm trying create a solid file structu
Light Point of Interest
by Dustin Ward 8 years ago
I am trying to make a line of lights in Z-space, but when I point the point of interest towards the ground and then try to move it back it does not go straight back in Z-space because the lights are c
Countdown and progress bar with filling letters
by Samuel Marfer 9 years ago
Hi, i have this intro video http: www.vimeo.com 10878159 i wan to make something similar, but i wan to have a transparent word named "FESTIVIDA" Here is the image, in this case the text is black, beca
Re: Countdown and progress bar with filling letters
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I guess that wouldn't really make sense because it only counts up and doesn't make revolutions after 60. Any ideas
Even Spread (Particular)
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
To start, I am fairly new to particular. I have a project with titles spread out in a fairly large 3d world and right now I have the particles emitting from a light, but I can't seem to get the partic
Re: Even Spread (Particular)
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
Thanks for the help. Also... how can I use multiple layers as obscuration layers I have about 8 layers that I need to obscure particles.
Wall of Video
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I want to create a wall of video (like a collage, in a sense) and have a light streak illuminating the parts I want revealed. I want to be able to push into one of the videos, once illuminated on the
Re: Wall of Video
by Michael Szalapski 9 years ago
This project kind of seems similar to this one. An oldie, but a goodie. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in the creation of th
auto trace morph
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I'm trying to take a word that is is one font and have it morph into another font. I can't for the life of me remember how to make the "auto-trace" masks morph from one shape to another.
Re: auto trace morph
by Todd Kopriva 9 years ago
One way would be to use the Convert Text To Masks command for each set of characters and then use Smart Mask Interpolation to animate from one set to the other. ---------------------------------------
blur by luminance
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I am using fractal noise with "block". I am changing the evolution and therefore the blocks are getting brighter and darker. I wanted to set an expression to blur the blocks as they got darker.
Re: blur by luminance
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
Yeah I thought of that too.. hmmm. The fortunate thing is that I am not in a bind... I just wanted more options for the look I was going for. Feel free to ditch this forum if your busy, but if i've ma
Color Shift
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I brought a clip to FCP that I color corrected in After Effects CS5 Color Finesse, and instantly I noticed that the colors do not look the same after brought into FCP. Does anyone know the reason this
Re: Color Shift
by Shane Ross 9 years ago
The difference in how AE and FCP display the footage. To really see what you are doing, you need a capture card and external monitor. ANything else is guess work... Shane GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL
.DS_Store
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
If I have a drive with 1TB of projects. About how much of this space would be taken for the .DS_Store
Re: .DS_Store
by Zane Barker 9 years ago
Nothing to even worry about. **Hindsight is always 1080p**
copied folders
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I copied all of my folders and projects over to a larger drive. When I say to "Get Info", the copied drive is 975GB and the master is 1.4TB. How did this happen Is there a plug-in or something that wi
Re: copied folders
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
diff -rq Volumes MEGATRON \ TFH Volumes DUSTIN \ TFH Files Volumes MEGATRON TFH 4th of July 2010 .DS_Store and Volumes DUSTIN TFH 4th of July 2010 .DS_Store differ This is what terminal came u
pixelization XML Transfer
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I imported my FCP XML into After Effects and it is super pixelated. Any suggestions I just downloaded the newest version of XML Transfer from the Boris site about 15 min. ago.
Re: pixelization XML Transfer
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I had to File Import the xml and change the import settings in the import window in order to match the comp size. The pixelation is gone.
Update
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
After Effects CS5 is saying that my XML Transfer trial ended, but I installed it with the dvd I purchased, so i don't understand. Maybe somehow when I updated to the new version of XML Transfer to wor
Re: Update
by Boris Yamnitsky 9 years ago
Dustin, That is certainly possible. Please contact our sales or customer service to resolve the licensing update issue. Boris Yamnitsky BorisFX
error message
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I cannot import my XML into After Effects. I have done this before... I don't understand. I got this message: After Effects: AEGP Plugin Boris XML Transfer: Cannot import this file with the Final Cut
Re: error message
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
apparently you have to right click and select "Final Cut XML via Boris XML Trnasfer". You can't just drag it in or use command I.
clip continuously failing capture
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I've captured all my clips from the P2 except for one that continuously fails. What should I try since I can't ever seem to get it to capture
Re: clip continuously failing capture
by Jeremy Garchow 9 years ago
Turn off the remove duplicate frames option in the L&T prefs.
Sketch effects showing up black
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I created a PNG image sequence out of After Effects and now I am taking the photos into Photoshop to create a droplet, but for some reason some of the sketch effects just turn out completely black. It
Re: Sketch effects showing up black
by Richard Harrington 9 years ago
Load colors.... you have black loaded as both Foreground and background color Richard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Stud
opacity keframes backwards
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I'm using Boris XML Transfer, but when transferred from FCP to AE, the cross dissolve works the wrong way. Instead of going from 0 to 100, it goes from 100 to 0.
Re: opacity keframes backwards
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
Thanks for checking. I haven't started another project yet that involves this issue, but it most likely fixed it because it was listed in the updates. I'll let you know next time I use it.
crossfade issue
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
Right at the end of my crossfades my color correction pops on my footage. Any ideas why that would happen
Re: crossfade issue
by John Fishback 9 years ago
Did you render the transition Sometimes, even if there's no render line, the transition needs be rendered. Make sure "Full" is checked in the Sequence menu Render All menu, select the transition and r
smooth cam
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I want to smooth cam a clip in my timeline that is about 8sec long, but it was taken from the master that is about 40min. Is there a way to smooth cam just the 8sec without having to export it as a se
Re: smooth cam
by Robert Foote 9 years ago
You should just be able to apply the filter to the clip in the timeline and select your levels. Try making it a subclip and that should work.
interface color fcp6
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I'm working with FCP 6 and wanted to darken the interface.
Re: interface color fcp6
by Scott Sheriff 9 years ago
I'm working with FCP 6 and wanted to darken the interface. Sorry, your outta' luck on that. Scott Sheriff Director SST Digital Media http: www.sstdigitalmedia.com
audio drift
by Dustin Ward 9 years ago
I'm did an interview with two angles and the playback of the clip that the audio belongs two syncs up perfectly, but when I bring in my other angle and line it up with the slate the audio begins to gr
Re: audio drift
by Noah Kadner 9 years ago
Sounds like an unmatched frame rate... Make sure it was shooting at the same rate as the others. Noah Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera! Unlock the secrets o
From Cinema 4D to MAYA
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
Assuming that you have used both Cinema 4D and Maya, would it be a huge detour to learn Cinema 4D first because it integrates better with After Effects (since I use AE all the time) I want to eventual
Re: From Cinema 4D to MAYA
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
Here is an example of what I am talking about with the cameras and lights. It is pretty important to me that I am able to do things like this, where AE can recognize the lights position. http: www.vid
Timecode not at zero
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
I opened my footage in quicktime and it starts at zero seconds, zero frames. I opened it in FCP and suddenly it is 21:29:29;10. Why
Re: Timecode not at zero
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
My real problem is that someone gave me timecode from quicktime where she wants the cuts, but when I throw it in FCP the numbers don't line up. Why is the FCP timecode not starting at zero
Stablizing different cameras footage
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
I have some footage from my Panasonic AG-HVX200 (P2) and I also have footage from my Canon VIXIA HV30 (tape). The footage from my Panasonic takes about 5 minutes to stablize and the footage from my Ca
Re: Stablizing different cameras footage
by Michael Gissing 10 years ago
When using smoothcam to stabilise, it will try to do the whole clip as captured, not just the shot length on screen. I am guessing it is the clip length that is the problem and nothing to do with cod
Compress twice
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
I have 2 hours of video that I compressed for web, but realized afterward that I had forgotten one little thing. I am hoping to save time by just adding the little piece to the video that I have alrea
Re: Compress twice
by Daniel Low 10 years ago
If you are using Quicktime for both pieces of video then you can combine the two using the copy and paste function in QuickTime pro. If you are using any other format you'll need to do the compression
Final Cut Pro and After Effects
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
I am looking for a job (preferably freelance) somewhere between Sacramento and San Francisco. I am an Apple Certified Pro for Final Cut Pro and am considered intermediate in After Effects. I have near
Demo Reel Rights
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
I want to create a demo reel, but the only videos I have are ones i made for the company I work for. Do I have the right to use portions of those videos
Re: Demo Reel Rights
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
What do you think about posting them on my facebook so that I can get feedback from my friends
Playing arounda disabled clip
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
I have some clips that are disabled in my sequence that I don't necessarily want to move, but I do want the playhead to skip over the disabled clip to the next one without displaying black. Is that po
Re: Playing arounda disabled clip
by Dustin Ward 10 years ago
Thats what I am doing currently. I'm pretty sure I remember learning how to play around clips though.
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