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10 letter word , animation like gazelle?
by Eric Chard 2 months ago
Suggestions : I want to make a ten-letter word "jump" or "leap" onto the screen as if it were a gazelle or antelope. All I can think of to do is brute-force it and animate it letter by letter. (Not my
Re: 10 letter word , animation like gazelle?
by Greg Gesch 2 months ago
Hi. You might look at Bezier Warp effect. Go to the stop point and keyframe everything, then move back a few frames and make the arc you want it to travel, then keyframe the text position off to on. I
Disappearing fonts in AEP
by Eric Chard 4 months ago
Occasionally I'll open an AEP and get an alert that some of my 'dependencies' are missing, in this case meaning fonts. Since the fonts WERE there before, what might cause them to disappear and or simp
Re: Disappearing fonts in AEP
by Eric Chard 4 months ago
Nope: standard local *.otf fonts. It's not just that they're not "installed", the files themselves (as best as I can tell, hard to know with font vs filenames) seem to be not on the machine. +++++++++
Changing a Text layer from, um, 'paragraph' format to 'one line' format
by Eric Chard 9 months ago
I accidentally drew out a box for a Text layer instead of just clicking. How does one convert a Text layer from that box format to a simple line of text format Thanks! ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HA
Re: Changing a Text layer from, um, 'paragraph' format to 'one line' format
by Kalle Kannisto 9 months ago
Select all in text box, copy, create new text layer by clicking, paste.
Adding Expressions while in the Graph Editor?
by Eric Chard 9 months ago
I can't seem to find the proper combination of keyboarding to get Expressions into the comp window while in Graph Editor display. Is this possible It seems like it is possible, but I'm not getting it.
Re: Adding Expressions while in the Graph Editor?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
In the Graph Editor, click on the icon to the right of the eye icon. You'll be able to select Show Expression Editor from the menu. HTH - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broad
Post-keys behaviour: "keep going" keyframe
by Eric Chard 4 years ago
In LightWave, you can set a keyframe channel's post-keyframe behaviour to "Linear", in which the channel curve will continue going off in the last slope it was heading, instead of resetting or become
Re: Post-keys behaviour: "keep going" keyframe
by Eric Chard 9 months ago
(and me, again, 3 yrs later!) ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." ++++++++++++++++
Hotkey to SHOW and MAKE ANIMATABLE in one push?
by Eric Chard 10 months ago
Hitting 'p' toggles the visibility of the POSITION channel. Is there a hotkey that both SHOWS and turns on the Stopwatch Tnx. ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." +++++++++++
Re: Hotkey to SHOW and MAKE ANIMATABLE in one push?
by Dave LaRonde 10 months ago
Alt-Shift-p. Opt-Shift-p Mac. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
What is being done to make this look so good/different?
by miles messner 10 months ago
These are the intro credits to the show Dexter https: www.youtube.com watch v=BIqBQWB7IUM On a few of the shots certain parts look really different. In particular when the egg is bubbling frying in th
Re: What is being done to make this look so good/different?
by Eric Chard 10 months ago
I don't see whatever it is that you're seeing. The first step would be to DEFINE what it is you think is different. "Better" is not good enough-- more contrasty more saturated "Step-printed" What, exa
AE first-timer: need advice with possibly flawed project/template
by Philip Toung 10 months ago
Hello all, I've recently purchased a project template to be used for my wedding day. There are 50 placeholders for the project. According to the tutorial that came with the project, I'd just need to r
Re: AE first-timer: need advice with possibly flawed project/template
by Eric Chard 10 months ago
Sounds like a simple thing: find the layer that should be X but is Y, and replace the contents with X from the project window. in Windows that would be an ALT+DRAG operation. Select the layer, then AL
Marking layers w/word keys: in AE, or elsewhere?
by Eric Chard 10 months ago
Say you're marking up an audio layer with key words to make one of those "kinetic typography" animations. You have to run the audio through Audition anyway. WHERE'S the best way to add key words to th
CC; selecting VECTOR MASKS
by Eric Chard 11 months ago
If I create a vector mask using the tool at the bottom of the layer panel such that the mask covers the entire layer, I am unable to select that mask with Path Selection Tool or the Direct Selection T
Re: CC; selecting VECTOR MASKS
by Kalle Kannisto 10 months ago
I tried this out and believe the problem is that it doesn't actually create a mask path when you press the add vector mask button. If it did, drawing another mask on it would make the second mask a bo
Save As with incremental filenames via Actions?
by Al Jensen 9 years ago
Does anyone know if there's a way to automate via an Action filesaving with an incremental number If I'm sorting editing 20 pictures it would be easier if I could just run an Action when I get done to
Re: Save As with incremental filenames via Actions?
by Eric Chard 11 months ago
Necro-bump: After eight years do we have a better solution than BATCH operations RE: saving with automatic incrementation of file name. ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." +
Noob: 'full-ISH' screen- max size w/o obscuring menus? (W7)
by Eric Chard 1 year ago
Is there a one-click way to get the current working document to expand to fill the interface, but NOT obscure the menu bar Currently, when I click the MAXIMIZE icon the window expands and covers up th
moving the image to the side in the work area/viewport, ala AI /+ maximized but show menus
by Eric Chard 1 year ago
For some brushes it would be MUCH easier if I could move the image within its viewport, into the blank area surrounding the image, at any zoom level. This used to be easy (maybe even the default behav
Re: moving the image to the side in the work area/viewport, ala AI /+ maximized but show menus
by Kendrick Drews 1 year ago
If you click and drag the document right below the options bar, your document should 'snap' blue and your work-space will now have a floating canvas that allows you to always see outside the document
"Mirror Gradient" busted? : same effect as "Linear Gradient"
by Eric Chard 2 years ago
Very basic use of Gradients: getting the same result from LINEAR as I'm getting with MIRROR. Did it get busted v14.2.1, PS CC Win7 ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." +++++
Re: "Mirror Gradient" busted? : same effect as "Linear Gradient"
by Kendrick Drews 1 year ago
It could be the placement of the gradient. A Mirror gradient needs to be placed at the center of any given selection as opposed to the edge with a linear gradient. Do you have any screen grabs or spec
Bridge: make subwords automatically add keyword 'path'???
by Eric Chard 2 years ago
ADOBE BRIDGE: Is it possible to make it so that when you assign a "subword" keyword to an image, that the entire keyword "path" get applied to the images For instance, If I had the category HOUSE, wit
Re: Bridge: make subwords automatically add keyword 'path'???
by Eric Chard 2 years ago
No answer, but I figured it out. In PREFERENCES, there's a setting that will automatically add the keywords in the path to the images. So, done and dusted. ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmo
So basic it's not included: saving a file that just has a bunch of clips
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
I must be missing something SO basic that it's not clearly addressed: I'm loading a bunch of (audio, obviously) clips so I can log and slice them up. But I can't seem to find a FILE SAVE format in Aud
Re: So basic it's not included: saving a file that just has a bunch of clips
by Rob Neidig 3 years ago
Eric, I believe if you create a multitrack project that it will save any files you have imported, even if you haven't put them on a timeline yet. If you are just in edit mode, then it will not save th
Copy & Transform, but on Smart Objects? Confirmation?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
To simultaneously Copy & Transform, you use the CTRL+ALT+T combo. This works fine for normal bitmaps. However, it doesn't seem to work on Smart Objects. (Which seems odd, 'cuz it's kinda trivial.) Can
Markers: seem clumsy to label, better workflow?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Adding Markers to a track in Audition: giving the markers names seems a rather clumsy process-- it appears you have to dblclk on the marker name in the Marker Panel, rather than in the timeline. Not o
C4DL: Bevel
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
I'm following a tutorial that uses the ATOM array, which is not included in C4DL. I think I can fake what they're doing satisfactorily if I could just Bevel some faces in and then delete them. Unfortu
Re: C4DL: Bevel
by Brian Jones 3 years ago
http: www.kuroyumes-developmentzone.com cinema-4d free-plugins look for Advanced Atom Array on that page
Simple workflow question: restricting playback to a 'work area'
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Basic workflow question (noob level): I'm used to After Effects. How can I restrict playback in Audition to a short range, a 'work area' in AE terms Thanks. ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harm
C4DL: bonus features??: Fracture Object, Plain Effector, Random Effector
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
I registered my C4DL installation, but I'm not seeing the added features, namely Fracture Object, Plain Effector, Random Effector. Entering the Activation Code gives a successful return, so.... Where
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Centralized list of images used within a given C4D project?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
When you've loaded a C4D project, is there a centralized list of images that can be found (In LW terms, is there a C4D Image Editor ) Thanks! ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 20
Re: Centralized list of images used within a given C4D project?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Looks good, thanks! ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." ++++++++++++++++
Content Browser: bits and pieces, or subsets of scenes?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
I've looked at the documentation and UI, and don't see a way to do this (yet), so: Using the Content Browser, iss there a way to import only small bits and pieces of a c4d scene, like ONE (1) specific
Re: Content Browser: bits and pieces, or subsets of scenes?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
So, that's a "No". I was hoping to avoid loading the scene, although it's more of an academic concern than anything else, since Loading seems fast. I worry about performance slowdowns though. ++++++++
Quad View: re-arrange for personal preference?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Is there a way to re-arrange the order of the viewports when using Quadview The default is not (at all) my preferred configuration. Thanks! ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005
Re: Quad View: re-arrange for personal preference?
by Brian Jones 3 years ago
arrange them the way you want and save (Window Customization) the layout as the Startup Layout or name it something else that you can load up when you want.
C4DLite test plugins
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
According to the web, some plugins will work in C4D Lite. For testing purposes, what's a nice little freebie that will work inside c4dL, so I can get my feet wet without confusion Thanks! ++++++++++++
Duplication tools in C4D-- when do they stop being editable?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
It SEEMS (says the noob) that certain tools in C4D stay "hot" for a while, and then at a certain point become static: specifically I'm talking about tools like DUPLICATE. For a while, you can adjust v
Re: Duplication tools in C4D-- when do they stop being editable?
by Brian Jones 3 years ago
usually the Apply starts what the tool does and you can change settings until you deselect the object or hit New Transform or change tools. basically you have to do it while it's hot when you see that
C4DLite: Symmetry objects?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Is the Symmetry Object available in C4DLite tnx ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." ++++++++++++++++
Re: C4DLite: Symmetry objects?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Oh (no). http: blogs.adobe.com aftereffects files 2013 04 C4D_ProductComparison.pdf ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." ++++++++++++++++
PShop animation?: cumulative line drawing, aka "draw on" or "sketch-on"
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Attempting to do a "cumulative" line drawing in PShop, but the animation controls are not exactly intuitive-- specifically, duplicating the last frame of the animation and drawing on it draws on EVERY
Re: PShop animation?: cumulative line drawing, aka "draw on" or "sketch-on"
by Herbert van der wegen 3 years ago
Photoshop is really the wrong software for that job, in my opinion. Even frame by frame animation is a chore in Photoshop compared to most other 2d animation apps. I feel excluding the use of other so
Vectorize Text Layer with faux bold effect?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Working on a logo and Franklin Gothic with the BOLD effect turned on perfectly matches the client's image. However, I need to vectorize (make path) the text, and apparently the effects are not vectori
LoopOut("cycle") on Mask Path-- fail!?!?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
I'm rather surprised to see an error message when I attempted to apply loopOut("cycle") to animated Mask Path-- see the screenie to see the error. Now, why would that be To make sure, I used the verbo
Re: LoopOut("cycle") on Mask Path-- fail!?!?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Dan, thanks so much for your time!!! It seems I'm still not grokking how one simply easily saves an Expression for later use (actually saving is easy-- doing it in a productive way, not as easy): this
Prelude: 3gp doesn't accept markers // AUTO re-ingesting movie clips?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Just starting out w Prelude.... I ingested a bunch of 3gp movie clips, no problemo, but when I went to add markers to them it just wasn't happening. I'm guessing that's because Prelude doesn't support
Prelude: hover scrub -- so, the width of the thumbnail = the length of the clip?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
PRELUDE: when you are using the 'hover scrub' feature, is the width of the thumbnail essentially the length of the clip So, when you hover on the left, you're at the start, at the right the end, and t
BOTH In and Out: Looping expressions, combo in/out ?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
I thought I remembered a variety of the Loop expression that was a combination of LoopIn and LoopOut, in that it would repeat a set of keyframes both BEFORE the first keyframe and AFTER the last keyfr
Re: Saving as Preset: In and Out: Looping expressions, combo in/out ?
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
That's a beauty Dan, thank you so much! ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." ++++++++++++++++
File: AE7 version of anchor point exercise
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
zip file an AE7 version https: f1.creativecow.net 6229 ae7-version-of-anchor-point-exercise
File: Anchor expression
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
zip file experiments w moving anchors and hold keyframes https: f1.creativecow.net 6216 anchor-expression
File: Anchor point child example
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
zip file A file free example https: f1.creativecow.net 6215 anchor-point-child-example
Problems w/installations that are not on C: ? (Windows7)
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Has anybody with CC apps not installed on C: encountered problems w updating, especially w the CSXS Extension upgrades ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." ++++++++++++++++
Lightroom installs on wrong drive, despite CC preferences set correctly
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
I have the INSTALL location in the CC application set to E: Programs Adobe. Despite this, LIGHTROOM installed in C: Programs Adobe Annoying, since C: is jammed up right now and LR is very large and sl
Re: Lightroom installs on wrong drive, despite CC preferences set correctly
by Todd Kopriva 3 years ago
Bring questions and issues about downloading, installation, and activation to this forum: http: forums.adobe.com community download_install_setup ------------------------------------------------------
LUVVING (/sarc) the 'option' to update CC
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Launched CC to update components. Alert for "A new CC is available -- Update Quit or Cancel " Hit Quit -- CC quits. okayyyy, hit Cancel. --CC quits Hit X box in corner of dialog --CC quits THAAAAAAAAA
Re: LUVVING (/sarc) the 'option' to update CC
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
The Creative Cloud application installer doesn't run like a normal application. It runs as a system tray task (Windows) or menu bar icon (Mac), and its UI window seems to vanish pretty easily even whe
Targeting a Light at a 3D child layer // world coordinates
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
(another user suggest I repost this here....) I wanted to target a light at a layer, so I used the pickwhip to substitute the layer's position for the lights POI. This worked fine. However, I wanted g
Re: Targeting a Light at a 3D child layer // world coordinates
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
Eric Chard "Sadly, this did not work. In 3D terms I need the 'world coordinates' of the null, not the keyframed coords, since they just sit at 0 0 0." This would give you the world coordinates of a l
Install issue: Prem Pro, via Creative Cloud
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
The other day my scratch drives for PShop (and AE ) filled up and it was a HUGE pita to fix: I had to uninstall a bunch of stuff just to make enough space for PShop's dl, expansion, and re-installatio
Re: Install issue: Prem Pro, via Creative Cloud
by Tom Daigon 3 years ago
I have used this in the past when uninstalling and reinstalling CS6. Maybe it can help you. Adobe Creative Suite Cleaner Tool http: www.adobe.com support contact cscleanertool.html Tom Daigon PrP Afte
Extrude Manipulator: scale handles obscuring position handles, can't grab
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to use the MESH EDIT EXTRUDE function, but the Scale manipulator handles (the cubes) are overlapping the Position manipulator handles (the cones) in such a way as to prevent access to t
Re: Extrude Manipulator: scale handles obscuring position handles, can't grab
by Eric Chard 3 years ago
Thanks for that guidance. I finally went into the Preferences window and adjusted them there. Good to know about the + - keys though! ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005." +++
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