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Erik Waluska

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January 5th 2008
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Duik Problem: Cannot bone multiple limbs
by Rangga Luksatrio 1 year ago
Whenever I bone another limb, the limb goes to the location of the previously boned limb. The video below shows what is happening with my AE. https: www.youtube.com watch v=vy1rAYqCDr8&feature=youtu.b
Re: Duik Problem: Cannot bone multiple limbs
by Erik Waluska 9 months ago
Thanks, Sam! This had me stumped too. Erik Waluska EAWmedia
shape layers gradient fill - "handles"- quick key to see them?
by bart stevens 3 years ago
Just wanted to see if there is some quick key I'm missing to pull up the handles for the gradient fill - shape layers. I've had very inconsistent results with being able to see the handles or having t
Re: shape layers gradient fill - "handles"- quick key to see them?
by Erik Waluska 1 year ago
The group thing that Philippe suggested does work, but it's definitely more of a workaround since the handles should show up consistently when you select the gradient fill - group or not. I'm still on
Random frame time remap
by Harry Hoag 9 years ago
Hi, I have a boiling animation as a 5 frame image sequence, and to make the loop more interesting i want to randomise the frames. I am totally new to expressions, i've looked about for a solution for
Re: andom frame time remap
by Erik Waluska 1 year ago
Thanks, Flip! This was a winner for me as well. The way I made it hold for several frames is to precomp the clip and change it's framerate to something low like 10 and then change the precomp's settin
How to link positions of multiple circles with eachother and a growing box
by James Johnson 2 years ago
Hey guys! I need to somehow link the position of some circles with each other and a box that will grow and push these circles out of the way. Here is some screen grabs of what I am talking about. http
Re: How to link positions of multiple circles with eachother and a growing box
by Erik Waluska 2 years ago
Check out Newton. Not cheap but sounds like what you're looking for: http: aescripts.com newton HTH -E Erik Waluska EAWmedia
Outlines on a Silhouette Animation
by John Jennette 2 years ago
I have an animated silhouette rigged with Duik and CC 2015. Since it's a silhouette and all one flat color without a stroke, I lose definition when an arm goes in front of the body. If the character i
Re: Outlines on a Silhouette Animation
by Erik Waluska 2 years ago
That does sound pretty complicated. Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck with the project. Erik Waluska EAWmedia
Wipe/Reveal Effect
by Brian Murphy 3 years ago
I was asked to animate this logo of a ribbon so it flys around a globe like effect. I'm not stranger to after effects but it's been a while since i've used it. I was looking at image wipe but wasn't g
Re: Wipe/Reveal Effect
by Erik Waluska 3 years ago
I would suggest breaking the ribbons into layers in Photoshop or whatever app you're creating them in, with the front of the ribbon on one layer and the back where it curls around on another layer. Th
Time stretching video layer
by Ellen Maurer 3 years ago
Hello! Is there a way to time stretch a video layer without using any menu All I have found is: leftclick the layer, click on time then time stretch. I haven't seen any shortcut near this command. Tha
Re: Time stretching video layer
by Erik Waluska 3 years ago
The Time Remapping shortcut is Ctrl(Cmd)+Alt(opt)+T. This puts keyframes on the clip that you can move to change the speed. This is great for speed ramps and other variable time effects. You can also
Multiple Keyboards
by Leon Earl 3 years ago
Hi, happy Christmas! Is there a way to use 2 keyboards on a Mac whilst working on After Effects I would like one keyboard to function in the normal way, but the second keyboard to be completely reconf
Re: Multiple Keyboards
by Erik Waluska 3 years ago
Hey Leon, I don't think that's at all possible but you can modify the shortcut keys in AE: Modify keyboard shortcuts http: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using modify-keyboard-shortcuts.html Personally
animated presets (how to retain only certain aspects)
by Jay Chun Ed.D 3 years ago
I have a simple animation animates in from the left. When I save this as a preset, it also retains the y-value of the animation, which I don't want. Is there a way around this
Re: animated presets (how to retain only certain aspects)
by Erik Waluska 3 years ago
Yes, if you right-click the "position" property and choose "separate dimensions" it will create separate x and y properties. You can just animate the x property that way and also save it as a preset w
After Effects CS6 <> Cinema 4D R15 Plugin
by James Jimmy 4 years ago
Does anyone know if the plugin from Maxon (http: www.maxon.net id=1372) that allows exporting of Camera Tracker data etc. from After Effects to C4D works from Ae CS6 < R15. Their page of course onl
Re: After Effects CS6 <> Cinema 4D R15 Plugin
by Erik Waluska 3 years ago
Ah ha! Thank you!!! I'm still somewhat of a C4D noob... Erik Waluska EAWmedia
Photoshop CS5 brush lag
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
It took me a while to find a solution for this so I wanted to post it for anyone else who may also have this problem and maybe save you some aggravation. If you are experiencing brush lag uncheck "Ena
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Re: Photoshop CS5 brush lag
by Erik Waluska 4 years ago
That's great, I'm glad it helped, thanks for the reply! It appears that the preference options are a little different now in CS6. Did you just uncheck "Use Graphics Processor" or did you go into the "
What is the new hotkey for 'Delete' a Selected Fill and get a thin stroke in PS5?
by Andreas Sizynski 4 years ago
I have been following along some tutorials on PSDtuts, including this helpful one on lighting: http: psd.tutsplus.com tutorials text-effects-tutorials using-light-and-shade-to-bring-text-to-life searc
Re: What is the new hotkey for 'Delete' a Selected Fill and get a thin stroke in PS5?
by Erik Waluska 4 years ago
I'm on CS6 and it's working as expected. You may have just not had the right layer selected or something. Erik Waluska EAWmedia
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Thin line on edge of still images
by Erik Waluska 4 years ago
Hi, Has anyone else had a problem with a thin line showing up around the edges of still images in Premiere I'm just getting to know Premiere and I'm working on a project that has several image sequenc
Re: Thin line on edge of still images
by Erik Waluska 4 years ago
Thanks Blake, that was exactly right. I just exported a couple of test and there were no lines. I assumed that since I was playing at full resolution in the timeline on a high-quality monitor that wha
Copy past from Premiere to AE
by Scott Rucci 8 years ago
Hi. When I copy and paste clips from Premiere to After Effects, my Premiere dissolves are not translating into AE transparency keyframes. There are no transparency keyframes in AE, just the 2 overlapp
Re: Copy past from Premiere to AE
by Erik Waluska 4 years ago
Type "fade" in your Effects & Presets panel search field and you'll see some presets you can use. One I like is the "Fade In+Out - frames", which allows you to set the number of frames for the fade an
Reconnecting Media... A lot of it. Mass linking possible?
by Evan D. Newman 6 years ago
I'm primarily a FCP editor, but am assistant editing on a Premiere Pro 5.5 project. Workflow---This is not an online project. We have HD 1 - The main editorial and assistant editorial drive. I organiz
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Re: Reconnecting Media... A lot of it. Mass linking possible?
by Alex Udell 6 years ago
Hi Guys.... It's not that Ppro doesn't have relink.... PPro generally uses the respective OS's search tools for finding media. Preemptively in workflow, this is why I suggest that people don't change
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Panasonic HVX 200 maintenance
by Adam Miedema 5 years ago
I am looking for a recommendation of a good place to send my camera out to get some general maintenance done on it. I know of a few place that work on Sony cameras, but none that deal with Panasonic,
Re: Panasonic HVX 200 maintenance
by Erik Waluska 5 years ago
Panasonic Broadcast & Pro Video Support http: www.panasonic.com business provideo support Panasonic Parts Center More general parts like lens hoods, cables, etc. http: www.spec-comm.com store index.ph
Using a shape layer as a layer mask? (CS2)
by Eric Chard 5 years ago
Anyone recall how to use an editable Shape Layer (i.e. not rasterized) as a Layer Mask in Photoshop (CS2 only if it makes a difference.) Tnx! ++++++++++++++++ "Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 20
Re: Using a shape layer as a layer mask? (CS2)
by Erik Waluska 5 years ago
I don't have CS2 but you should be able to just place the shape layer below the layer you want to clip and Alt+click (or right-click) between the two layers in the layer panel to create a clipping mas
[Ph CS6] Make selection in black and white (old) photos for animation in AE.
by Duca Simone Luchini 5 years ago
Ph CS6 Make selection in black and white (old) photos for animation in AE. Hi everybody, anybody can suggest me any tutorial to make a very good selections in oldblack&white photos (rif. Documentary
Re: [Ph CS6] Make selection in black and white (old) photos for animation in AE.
by Erik Waluska 5 years ago
You can google "after effects 3d stills" and "photoshop how to make selections" and you will find wealth of information on both subjects.
cannot animate layer mask on a video layer
by Ben Weinstein 5 years ago
I realize this is a job for aftereffects however I would like to use photoshop CS5 Extended's video capabilities to make it happen. I have two video layers, and I want to use a layer mask on the top l
Re: cannot animate layer mask on a video layer
by Erik Waluska 5 years ago
This may help: http: helpx.adobe.com photoshop using video-animation-overview.html
Mask shape in Photoshop 5
by Winston A. Cely 6 years ago
OK, this is something that I would normally do in Apple Motion. In fact, other than photo retouching, or video prep work for stills, I rarely ever use Photoshop any more as I find the tools in Motion
Re: Mask shape in Photoshop 5
by Erik Waluska 5 years ago
Sure, I guess it's like anything else, if you don't use it you lose it.
Photoshop workflow? Manually filling shapes...
by Edward Wittlif 5 years ago
Hi! I'm getting a little more used to Photoshop (I use CS5) but I'm still very much a newbie. I'm in the process of trying to color the line art of an animated short. I attempted to use the Fill tool,
Re: Photoshop workflow? Manually filling shapes...
by Erik Waluska 5 years ago
BTW, you could also create an action to do the prep work like unlocking the background (alt+double-click to unlock), creating a new layer and placing it under the line art, setting the blending mode o
How to create this pixelation look
by chandra hope 5 years ago
Hi there, So I was wondering if there is quick trick I am unaware of to create this beautiful pixelation look. I know to use a mosaic plugin (I have BCC moasic and all the standards) But I can't figur
Re: How to create this pixelation look
by Erik Waluska 5 years ago
I think you're on the right track and I believe the transitions may just be a modified animation preset. Go to Animation Browse Presets and when Bridge opens go to "Transistions - Dissolves and look a
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Time-Reverse Keyframes Keyboard Shortcut
by Dan Fredley 6 years ago
For all who love keyboard shortcuts: Under "CSwitchboard" in the Shortcuts file add the following: Mac: "TimeReverseKeyframes" = "(Option+G)" PC: "TimeReverseKeyframes" = "(Alt+G)" Or add whatever sho
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Re: Time-Reverse Keyframes Keyboard Shortcut
by John Smith 4 years ago
hmmmmm curious, I couldn't find that file anywhere, so ended up downloading some more scripts from Adobe website, one of them allows you to modify existing keyframes via a script called "KeyEd Up.jsx"
Let's finally have that "Trim Comp to Work Area" Shortcut
by Stephan Walsch 6 years ago
Hi Guys, I am wishing for this since AE 6 but after quite some research back then gave up (like some of you might have, too): A "Trim Comp to Work Area" Shortcut Everytime someone asks for it, the nat
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Re: Let's finally have that "Trim Comp to Work Area" Shortcut
by Cassius Marques 2 years ago
He meant the "toogle transparency grid" button on the composition window, not changing opacity at the timeline. I've been wanting that shortcut for ages too. Anyway thank you for this info!
AE to Premiere CS5 cross dissolve not transferring
by Erik Waluska 6 years ago
Hi, I just tried transferring a Premiere project to AE and it works except the cross dissolves in Premiere do not transfer over to AE. I found an old thread that talked about this being a bug in CS4 t
Re: AE to Premiere CS5 cross dissolve not transferring
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
It's a bug. It's fixed in CS5.5. Here's a thread in which I give a workaround for CS5. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Ko
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Premiere to AE CS5 cross dissolve not transferring
by Erik Waluska 6 years ago
Hi, I just tried transferring a Premiere project to AE and it works except the cross dissolves in Premiere do not transfer over to AE. I found an old thread that talked about this being a bug in CS4 t
Re: Premiere to AE CS5 cross dissolve not transferring
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
I answered this question in the other thread where you posted it: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 3 916379 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Proanimator for AE CS5 Availability
by Tom Daigon 7 years ago
Any idea when Proanimator, The Werks and Reflector for AE CS5 will be available I really miss using those fine products. Avid DS FCP Editor www.hdshotsandcuts.com
Re: Proanimator for AE CS5 Availability
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
OK, I got it now. I should have read his posts more carefully. That does make sense. Thanks for clarifying. -E
INVIGOMANY Now on sale!
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 11 years ago
INVIGOMANY is on Sale! Normally, 89.00, it's now available for $45 (plus shipping)! (December 20, 2006) INVIGOMANY is part of the Creative Cow Master Tools series. This product should be helpful to th
Re: INVIGOMANY Now on sale!
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
Is that link still correct There's no "Invigomany logo" on that page or in either of the linked pages that I can find.
Sachtler Video 14 counterbalance problem
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
Hello, I just purchased a used Video 14 mk II head and I think there may be a problem with the counterbalance because when I try to tilt up down the spring fights very hard against the tilt and tries
Re: Sachtler Video 14 counterbalance problem
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
Thanks, Mark. Yes, I did slide the plate all the way forward with the camera and battery but I'm starting to think that my camera (HVX200) just isn't heavy enough for this tripod. The max load is list
Sachtler Video 14 counterbalance problem
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
Hello, I just purchased a used Video 14 mk II head and I think there may be a problem with the counterbalance because when I try to tilt up down the spring fights very hard against the tilt and tries
Re: Sachtler Video 14 counterbalance problem
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
Here are some images that may help.
License and Royalty free music?
by Dan Brendan 7 years ago
What are some popular websites that provide license and or royalty free music I'm looking for a website that offers something a bit more interesting than the instrumentals I've been using.
Re: License and Royalty free music?
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
Check out Footage Firm. They run specials all the time for like nine bucks for a CD and it's pretty good music. I just ordered ten discs from them.
3 gigs for AE!
by adeeb oberoi 9 years ago
Hi, Thnx for the tip about the 3 gigs. I want to change from 2 gigs to three gigs. I checked inf. on the web and understand that I can do this in the boot.ini flder. I also understand that it can mess
Re: 3 gigs for AE!
by Erik Waluska 9 years ago
First, you're in the wrong forum. Search "3GB" in the After Effects forum and you'll find many articles about this subject. -E
Tea & Scones - Invigorator Ideas
by Eban Escott 9 years ago
Hello Gang, I am relatively new to Invigorator but am starting to get a handle of things and looking for some guidance and inspirations from some of you experienced gurus. I am basically trying to mak
Re: Tea & Scones - Invigorator Ideas
by Erik Waluska 9 years ago
I have ProAnimator, not Invigorator, but I believe Invigorator will import .3DS models. Since I assume you don't have a 3D modeling program you may be able to find a free model that would work for you
invigorator effect window bug
by dori minnis 10 years ago
hi all, for some reason - when i am working on a project - i am unable to change from camera mode to object mode in the effect window. using after effects cs3 on an intel mac. i just downloaded the mo
Re: invigorator effect window bug
by Erik Waluska 10 years ago
I am also working on an Intel Mac and every time I open proanimator from inside after effects the controls do not show up. By that I mean that I can see the preview window but absolutely no controls,
Cant Use Many Fonts - Printer Font is Missing
by susan anson 10 years ago
Have Pro 4 on XP. I have maybe 35 of my 75 Fonts that will not work with Pro Animator 4. It says that their Printer Font is Missing. These Fonts DO work in Word and In After Effects. I searched for a
Re: Cant Use Many Fonts - Printer Font is Missing
by Erik Waluska 10 years ago
I have had the same problem and was getting very frustrated. At least now I know that there wasn't something wrong with my system. Anyway, here's a link where you can download a free trial of a font c
What Does 3x3 and 5x5+1.5 Mean? When To use
by susan anson 10 years ago
Have Pro Animator 4 on XP. In reading thru the manuals over the last year it seems I have missed what the Anti-Aliasing settings mean somehow. On the camera panel there is a 3x3 Tab in the Render Area
Re: What Does 3x3 and 5x5+1.5 Mean? When To use
by Erik Waluska 10 years ago
I don't know the geeky technical details but the simple answer is that the higher the numbers (3x3, 5x5, etc.) the more anti-aliasing is applied during the render (and also longer render times). The o
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