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
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. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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: 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
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
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