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Eugene Constable

Member Since:
March 6th 2008
90 Posts
reset track height
by Eugene Constable 2 years ago
Hi - I swear there used to be a single keystroke to reset all the track heights in your timeline to their default, to tidy things up quickly but I cannot for the life of me remember it or find it in t
Slow RAM preview CC2017
by Eugene Constable 2 years ago
Hi, I have 1m30s animation in After Effects. Involves a map of the UK (3d layer) and the camera flies to specific pins on the map and an information card pops up. All fairly simple, see image. I'm usi
Camera Tracking with Particular
by Eugene Constable 3 years ago
10666_dsmagicreference56lo.mov.zip Hi, I have been tasked with recreating all the particle fx for a kids animation. I have the footage clean, without these particles. Im ok using particular, but whats
Re: Camera Tracking with Particular
by Eugene Constable 3 years ago
Thanks Walter - yep I think that may be part of the issue. Thats a v useful tutorial. I also found some tutorials from Mamoworld which have proved quite useful for this. He has an OrientWorld plugin t
Any ideas how to create this animated background?
by Eugene Constable 4 years ago
http: www.shutterstock.com video clip-2831170-stock-footage-ultra-music-festival-background-color-series-version-from-to-thing-different.html src=id 0 Hi, Creating a title sequence for a friend's shor
Re: Any ideas how to create this animated background?
by Eugene Constable 3 years ago
Thanks for the input, this post is a few months old now, but I do still need to get it done so this is still heplful to me! I'll try the layer style route, combined w Colorama. not sure quite how to c
Any ideas how to go about doing this! Handrawn?
by Eugene Constable 3 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=EhwSAJ4cw7Q Ive been asked to quite on a job doing something similar to this for a sports promo, never attempted anything like it! Any ideas how it might have been done
Re: Any ideas how to go about doing this! Handrawn?
by Michael Szalapski 3 years ago
You could do it yourself by hand, but there are a number of places that sell shape layers pre-animated for you. The spot you're showing here looks like it used a pack I remember seeing on VideoHive al
Any ideas how to go about doing this! Handrawn?
by Eugene Constable 3 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=EhwSAJ4cw7Q Ive been asked to quite on a job doing something similar to this for a sports promo, never attempted anything like it! Any ideas how it might have been done
Re: Any ideas how to go about doing this! Handrawn?
by Michael Szalapski 3 years ago
Yes; hand drawn. However, you don't have to draw it yourself. Some sites that sell templates and some sites that sell stock video also sell packs of pre-animated shape layers. So you could check some
Particular Problem - Particles sucked into a central point
by Eugene Constable 3 years ago
Hi. I have a scene. Starts off red we pull the camera back to show its a red dot surrounded by lots of landmark buildings, buses etc.. After a second or so the buildings are sucked into the red dot, o
Re: Particular Problem - Particles sucked into a central point
by Chris Dryer 3 years ago
or possibly Singularity in Reg Giant's Universe. I think it is free at least to try
Particular Problem
by Eugene Constable 3 years ago
Hi I have a scene. Starts off red we pull the camera back to show its a red dot surrounded by lots of landmark buildings, buses etc.. after a second or so the buildings are sucked into the red dot, t
Re: Particular Problem
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 3 years ago
To me your plan with reverse explosion with custom animation for some particles sounds reasonable. You can use physics time factor to reverse the action in Particular.
Advice on delivering AfterEffects Training
by Eugene Constable 4 years ago
Hi there, Ive been asked to deliver 3 days After Effects training, to a company made up of sports journalists, who have some editing experience, but not much motion graphics. I have a few weeks to pre
Re: Advice on delivering AfterEffects Training
by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago
It's time to ask questions of the person who asked you to do this. At the time of my mind would be this one: "It's impossible to conduct a complete After Effects course in just three days. Knowing tha
Creating a ball with logo and seam in photoshop 3d
by Eugene Constable 4 years ago
Hi, I am trying to create a 3d cricket ball in Photoshop. I need to add a seam to the ball and also a logo to one side of it. created a 1920x1080 canvas (this is for video eventually) I created a prim
Modify spiral expression to create a Spring
by Eugene Constable 5 years ago
Hi. I am creating an animation that looks at mattress construction, specifically bed springs. I need to show a side view of a single spring that shows it growing from bottom to top. I have had some su
Re: Modify spiral expression to create a Spring
by Eugene Constable 5 years ago
Xavier, many thanks for your response, much appreciated - its kind of what i thought but i'll have another go, if I get stuck (not unlikely!) i'll post again. Would I add the sliders to an adjustment
PPro Syncing Separate Audio, after editing...
by Eugene Constable 5 years ago
Hi, I am editing a short film in PPro CC, shot on a Canon 5d, with boomed audio recorded separately. Its interview footage with cutaways filmed in a factory. All the shots have a clapper board in visi
Re: PPro Syncing Separate Audio, after editing...
by Eugene Constable 5 years ago
Thanks Paul for your reply, just finished relinking the good sound to the shots, one of those jobs you can't really automate or speed up -alot of the synchronization simply didn't work, I figure this
Blinking Cursor Expression
by Eugene Constable 5 years ago
Hi there, Im a bit new to writing expressions. I want to create a line of text with a blinking cursor, I found this expressions from a tut on aetuts: (I created the 3 relevant sliders in the text effe
lens bokeh type particle drift
by Eugene Constable 8 years ago
Hi, I need to create a background with the 'lens bokeh' type effect that is seen around a fair bit. I want the particles to be fading and shining gently and drifting from left to right, also with slig
Re: lens bokeh type particle drift
by Eugene Constable 8 years ago
Hi Mike, I'm using Particular 2.0.. So I guess this means my particles can react to 3d lights Any suggestions welcome, mainly on how to achieve the position of these polygon particles drifting past! T
Turbulence settings in Particular
by Eugene Constable 8 years ago
Hi, Having a bit of trouble trying to control the turbulence settings in Particular V2.0 I have a trail of custom particles flying into my scene and then spiralling around an object. The particles con
find unused media...
by Eugene Constable 9 years ago
Hi there, I have completed an edit that is made up of exports from After Effects. Now I have a whole load of exports from AE in my fcp project that I didnt end up using. I need to find a quick way to
Re: find unused media...
by John Pale 9 years ago
Try giving everything a reel number
Animation/ProRes Codec Confusion
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
Hi, I do alot of work that involves mixing dvd footage, captured dv material and motion graphics stuff from After Effects and stills all oN the same FCP timeline. I have always exported my AE stuff as
Re: Animation/ProRes Codec Confusion
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
That is cool. Thanks to you both. I'll try exporting from AE using ProRes, hopefully it is as sharp as animation codec, and will run smoothly in realtime in FCP.. and not have huge file size. (is ther
Media Manager - organsing back up - bins?
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
Hi, Sorry, yet another MM question. Once I have completed a project, which normally contains both DV footage and Motion graphics from After Effects, and others stills etc, I generally use the copy fun
Re: Media Manager - organsing back up - bins?
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
Good point!, thanks for your help on this.
White dotted lines
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
Hi, its the old white dotted line question again.. I have some footage, filmed wide screen and then captured into FCP with DV PAL anamorphic setting, and I am getting white dotted line appearing at th
Re: White dotted lines
by Mark Suszko 10 years ago
Your QT export settings have a cropping option as well, someplace, I know I've seen it... so you can save it for very last.
Quick Shortcut Question...
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
Hi, Is there a short cut in FCP that allows you to select the clip underneath the playhead on the timeline, without clicking on it I used another NLE system and you could press 's' on the keyboard and
Re: Quick Shortcut Question...
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
YES!!That's the key I was looking for - 'x'! Thanks, you have just saved me loads of clicks... Thanks to all for your answers. atb - Eugene
wiggling scale with limits
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
Hi, I have created an zaxwerks invigorator object with several sets, (1 per illustrator layer) I want to wiggle the depth of the sets, They are each tracked to a seperate 3d layer and then I have adde
Re: wiggling scale with limits
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
Thanks Dan, adding z = 550 + (wiggle(4,250) - value) 2 ; did the trick As for the glitches, I started a fresh project, and it seemed to be cured! I think the Invigorator AE link has lots going on in t
Invigorator AE 3d tracking and depth animation
by Eugene Constable 10 years ago
Hi, I am using Invigorator to create a 3d number countdown. I have made numbers 1-10 in Illustrator, here is an example of the number 8: I want the blocks that make up the numbers to pulsate to a musi
Re: Invigorator AE 3d tracking and depth animation
by Daniel Haffner 10 years ago
If I understand what you are trying to do, I think I would export each segment of the image separately and then manipulate them linked to the audio in AE. If you want all the blocks to pulse together
Using splines from Illustrator in C4D
by Eugene Constable 11 years ago
Hi, First off - apologies, I am completely new to C4D so a bit lacking in the know how... I am trying to make a 3d version of this logo in C4D, as a way into learning about C4d and for our company ree
Re: Using splines from Illustrator in C4D
by Eugene Constable 11 years ago
Thanks Brian, That was v helpful and I came up with this.. Now I just got to learn a bit about texture mapping and animation... Thanks again! Eugene
Kona Lhe- Edit to Tape to DSR1500AP via SDI problem
by Eugene Constable 11 years ago
Hi, Am trying to do an insert edit from Final Cut to a pre-striped DVCAM tape (using DSR1500AP) I want to go out of my kona LHe card into the deck via SDI When I perform Insert Edit, final cut starts
Re: Kona Lhe- Edit to Tape to DSR1500AP via SDI problem
by Bob Zelin 11 years ago
where is my gun ! you write - so how do I lay stuf off to my DSR using edit to tape and avoid this "not synchronize" message REPLY - you know the answer - you stated it in your post - the answer is on
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