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Layer Opacity
by sabah shahdi 1 year ago
Hi Dears, I need to know how to control a layer opacity with position of another layer. for example if layer A reaches B, opacity of layer B change to maximum value and if layer A is far from layer B,
Re: Layer Opacity
by Filip Vandueren 1 year ago
Looks like your post and my reply disappeared Not sure if you got the updated expression: You're using just 1 dimension (X) which makes things a lot simpler. The problem now is that you're doing a sim
Camera Dolly expression - not working?
by Mio Tanaka 1 year ago
Hi, I want to do gliding the sky kind of camera dolly animation above a lot of objects. Then I used the expressions at the end of this post: https: forums.adobe.com thread 1056970 However, it didn't w
Re: Camera Dolly expression - not working?
by Filip Vandueren 1 year ago
the layerspace transform should be this: fromWorld(toWorld(poi.position)); instead of fromWorld(poi.toWorld(position));
containingComp, could it work in expressions?
by Jim Huffaker 1 year ago
I know this is a long shot, but can you use the containingComp property in expressions to access the properties of layers in the parent comp Maybe with an index number to select which parent comp Some
Re: containingComp, could it work?
by Filip Vandueren 1 year ago
I think it's pretty obvious why it only works one way, ie down the hierarchy: a layer in a comp cannot know what it's parent comp is, because it could be uses in more than 1 pre comp expressions don'
Questions about the wiggle expression
by Sam Parker 1 year ago
With the wiggle expression, say it were to be wiggle(10,10) and the position of the object was at 960, 540, would it always be 10 pixels away from 960, 540 or does it move in any direction and doesn't
Re: Questions about the wiggle expression
by Filip Vandueren 1 year ago
Expressions are not very good at the type of thing you want, because while you describe it as "the expression needs to forget the initial position", it actually has to remember everything it has done
Centipede
by Jeff McBride 10 years ago
I'm trying to create a centipede in AE. I've created 12 body ovals which move at a constant rate on a mask path. Each body section has two legs, each with three sections. It's set up so that as the in
Re: Centipede - Recipe, preview and project file
by Filip Vandueren 1 year ago
I probably have some time this coming week to take a look at it, send me a link with your project files
Animating 3d Text Overlap
by Rex Polanis 3 years ago
Can anyone help me with this. I am working on a animation and I want my text characters animation to overlap rather than one after another. For example, I want the letter R to start moving into place
Re: Animating 3d Text Overlap
by Rex Polanis 3 years ago
I've done that too, with the same result. I'll upload some screen shots of my settings tomorrow when I get back to the office. I'm sure I'm missing something. One man with courage makes a majority. Ca
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Removing flicker from high-speed video - footage embedded
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
Hi everyone, One of our science teachers recently shot some footage using the Casio EX-F1 camera, which can shoot up to 1200fps. The room was well lit, though we didn't bring in additional lights and
Re: Removing flicker from high-speed video - footage embedded
by Filip Vandueren 4 years ago
Funny how some solutions keep current 8-) I hope everyone realises that unless their slomo is as super-pronouced as in the original example, you can get away with much less than 6frames of Echo. In th
How to add frames/move keyframes?
by Raulio 11 years ago
Hi all, I am quite new to AE (was doing Flash animation before). There's something that I've been trying to figure out in AE: How can I add frames to a timeline If you're familiar with Flash, we can h
Re: How to add frames/move keyframes?
by Filip Vandueren 4 years ago
Since this thread has come to my attention again. a few caveats: The script doesn't actually move keyframes, it deletes all the keyframes and then makes new ones at a time + the interval. When it make
advice/ tutorials on animating a bird images wings?
by Jon Iverson 7 years ago
My next task will involve animating the wings using information from a still image. In other words, I have a still image of a robin and I want to make its wings move realistically (or as real as possi
Re: advice/ tutorials on animating a bird images wings?
by Filip Vandueren 7 years ago
I usually cut up the birds wings in 2 3 sectionsand parent them together. Then animate rotation by hand. Wasn't going for realism though.
How do I create a Water Colour paint on Effect?
by Rebecca Rumble 7 years ago
The Link below is what I need to create http: www.youtube.com watch v=U9p5df9sHs0&feature=related I'm guessing it uses a video layer which has been masked to reveal the layer. However I'm wondering ho
Re: How do I create a Water Colour paint on Effect?
by Filip Vandueren 7 years ago
It's a combination of filming greenscreen for the carefully lit characters, then color grading them to high contrast with a lot of white so they can be multiplied over the artwork. having an artist do
reversed shine effect ..like rays going from projector projecting to screen
by mirek 11 years ago
Hi , I am willing to make an effect simulating rays going from one point (cine-projector) and projecting an image. It might look like trapcode shine or light burst but reversed , I was trying to reach
Re: reversed shine effect ..like rays going from projector projecting to screen
by Filip Vandueren 7 years ago
All projects and images referenced here can now be found at: http: users.telenet.be Vandueren forumstuff volumetric
my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Hey all, I figured, why not have a go at this 8-) it's an earth with clouds, and withlights that go on when it's night-time here's a kinda complete earth model in After Effects. It doesn't render very
Re: my CC Sphere Earth Composition + project file
by Filip Vandueren 7 years ago
Dude, that link is five years old... That's a century in internet years ;-) and yet: it's still there though my provider accidentally changed one letter in the url to uppercase: http: users.telenet.be
The Expressions Box is broken
by Filip Vandueren 8 years ago
When I put some code in the special "expressions box" textarea in the After Effects Expressions forum, it's not rendered in the final html. BTW: the way it used to be was that this expression code was
Re: The Expressions Box is broken
by Filip Vandueren 8 years ago
Hi Abraham, last niggle about the expressions Box, all is well , except that single and double quotes are slash-escaped in the e-mails
Super wide video wall
by Leonidas Savvides 8 years ago
Hello After effects people ! I've been in the advertising field for almost 12 years now, and oddly enough i just got my first Digital Signage project 3 weeks ago.. so i'm relatively new to this. So..h
Re: Super wide video wall
by Filip Vandueren 8 years ago
Also, how are you going to split 1 player between 8 different outputs Are these DVD or BLuRay players or Macmini's
Lightning effect on body
by Joe Hathorne 8 years ago
Hey guys, hopefully you can clue me in. I am a total newb so bare with me. all i want to do is be able to add lightning to my body and then transfer it to a buddys body in a video i made. I have adobe
Re: Lightning effect on body
by Filip Vandueren 8 years ago
As soon as you set the Black solid to "Add" or screen, you can see through it
Colour is dim when rendered
by mike jones 8 years ago
I'm stumped, when I'm rendering my project, the white comes out quite dim. I've been unable to fix it by using different colour mode profiles. Anyone know why this is occurring My work space preview i
Re: Colour is dim when rendered
by Filip Vandueren 8 years ago
To what Codec are you rendering Where do you watch it. (eg. is it dim in Quicktime player, but maybe not when you import it back into After Effects)
Expression help needed
by Jon Smith 9 years ago
Not quite sure how to explain this so I made a diagram. http: foxbot.tv temp expression_diagram.gif I would like to add an expression to null c so that where ever I move points a and b, c is equal to
Re: Expression help needed
by Jon Smith 9 years ago
I now have a new problem. What If I don't want C to equal the distance betweem A and B. I want to be able to move C around but keep it at the correct angle
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Filip Vandueren liked this 9 years ago
washed out colours - please help me!
by Mike Armstrong 9 years ago
I'm not sure if this is an AE question specifically but I hope someone can help me. I've been doing some wire removals in AE recently. I had been editing in FCP, so exported my clip into AE and did th
Re: washed out colours - please help me!
by Mike Park 9 years ago
For whatever reason, h.264 compression out of AFX seems to have that problem. There is somewhat of a fix, however. If you open your 264 clip in quicktime and go to the tab "window" and click "show mov
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Filip Vandueren liked this 9 years ago
3D Warp modal window hangs Multiprocessor instances
by Filip Vandueren 10 years ago
Hi, this is abviously because I only have the temporary serial# but I see there are 7 modal windows stacked on top of each other, and I can't hit OK, so I have to resort to "killall aeselflink" instan
Special characters in scripts and expressions
by Filip Vandueren 11 years ago
Hi there, a technical question, check out this thread: http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_post.cgi forumid=227&postid=7182 It contains an expression that uses greater than and lesser than s
Re: Special characters in scripts and expressions
by Filip Vandueren 11 years ago
Hi Eric, I'm coming back (again) to the problem of lesser than open html tag characters in javascript snippets. I was researching CMS's and found the following module for Drupal: http: drupal.org proj
Some "target" problems with the new layout
by Filip Vandueren 11 years ago
Hi guys, I like the new layout, very fresh outdoors vibe 8-) There's a frame target related problem though. In the 'read entire thread' view when I click on Bessy to go to the homepage, the homepage l
Re: Some "target" problems with the new layout
by Ronald Lindeboom 11 years ago
Hi Filip, Thanks for the feedback. We are aware of the issue. I told Eric to take the new interface live knowing that the "View Entire Thread At Once" mechanism was broken. We will have it fixed this
What's the fastest way to import footage with an Alpha Channel ?
by Filip Vandueren 11 years ago
Hi there, I was doing some graphics work for a corporate video in after effects, and saw that the edit had a lot of greenscreen talking heads, so I offered to key them using keylight in AE. Keylight d
Re: What's the fastest way to import footage with an Alpha Channel ?
by Filip Vandueren 11 years ago
True, but it seems like it takes longer to render an animation codec in than doing a basic FCP color key on Blackmagic footage. Or is that a misconception
Sweep Growth % and Align to Spline % don't match ?
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Hi all, i'm working on a project in 9.1 with a growing whirlwind-spiral, that has an arrow attached to the end. like this: to animate it I thought it would be simple to Grow a Sweep Nurbs, and have th
Re: Sweep Growth % and Align to Spline % don't match ?
by Brian Jones 12 years ago
change the Intermediate Points of the spline to Uniform
hangs
by Renjith 12 years ago
I recently upgraded to OSX Tiger. Ever since that when ever i tries to open Qtime or safari my G5, 2GB mac Hangs. Why...am spinnig my head.... any clues
Re: hangs
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Looks like you'll need to do a full re-install of the OS. Once some little file somewhere get's corrupted in an upgrade, it's quasi-impossible to fix just that one file, if you don't know exactly what
mouse stuck in corner??????
by Justin Gray 12 years ago
Lately when I boot up my dual 867 G4 the mouse is stuck in the upper left corner. I cannot get it to respond. My desktop appears to be operating fine but the mouse aint workin' Any ideas -J
Re: mouse stuck in corner??????
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Seems like a stupid low level corruption, something like 1 byte in some mouse driver software that's gone kaput. If you try to boot from an OS CD, and don't have the same problem (so you're sure it's
What's the best swf to screensaver software ?
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
There seems to be a ton out there. I'll prob. only need for WIndows, but perhaps also os X Any recommendations
Re: What's the best swf to screensaver software ?
by Luke Sheridan 12 years ago
ScreenTime worked well. Customer supoort was tops.
.max to .3ds conversion
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Hi there, I bought this little model of some car-spoiler wings online (turbosquid), however it's in .max format, and as i'm working in C4D, I can only import .3ds files. Could anyone open it up in max
Re: .max to .3ds conversion
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
OK, problem solved, thanks to Frank!
HTML in posts/emails
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Hi All, I like to post stuff wit HTML in it, but unfortunately it shows up in the e-mails, so it makes After Effects expressions and such less 'copy-pasteable' Also, Sometimes the < character show
Re: HTML in posts/emails
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Hi Eric, as for the Website, If you could do a grep-replace like this on the text: (this is in BBEdit's Grep dialect, which is I believe based on Perl) Find: ( * s*) r+ r( s* * s*) r Replace by 1 2 (h
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10.3.9 made my G5 into an air conditioner!
by BeeLaster 12 years ago
I wish it wasn't so, my Mac is not the chill box it was back when I was 10.3.8. How do I quiet the fans Thanks :) G5 dual 2.0 2gig sonnet allegro FW800 PCI 3X250 LaCie FW800 extreme AJA Io Horita BSG-
Re: 10.3.9 made my G5 into an air conditioner!
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
search on apples site for "CHUD tools", they may also be on your installation disk and be installed if you install xcode and all developper files. Anyway, CHUD ads a control-panel to the system prefer
OS X password
by Tim Clemons 12 years ago
Occasionally, when I first power up the machine, or bring it out of sleep mode, or even out of the screen saver...when it asks for my password, the keyboard (and mouse) will be non-responsive. I then
Re: OS X password
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Try un re-plugging the USB lead of your keyboard, possibly even to another USB-port.
Discarding data outside the canvas
by Brent Warwick 12 years ago
Is there an easy way to discard data on a layer that is outside the size of the canvas If I have a graphic layer I imported from a digital photograph, I can scale and position it as necessary, then I
Re: Discarding data outside the canvas
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
You can simply "select all", then crop. It will cut off all exces graphics on all layers. If you want to do it on only 1 layer, I think the easiest way would be select-all, then Float the layer with c
Is it possible to do an ALPHA MATTE in photoshop?
by Daniel Haskett 12 years ago
hi there basically i have a black line drawing and a green background, i want the black line drawing on the green background and i know that in after effects you could do this by copying the black lin
Re: Is it possible to do an ALPHA MATTE in photoshop?
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Hi Daniel, you can also double-click on your background-layer, so it becomes 'layer 1'. The background layer cannot have transparancy, but layer 1 can. Now select your Alpha Channel like before, so yo
Gamma effect
by astralis 12 years ago
I've seen this effect on photos but don't know how to do it. Does anyone here know View photo gamma effect
Re: Gamma effect
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
They're probably done with the color-object. The movieclip-color-settings advanced settings can be controlled with scripting, and what's more, they can receive much extremer values than in the GUI. Th
Importing photos from digital camera for photoshop.
by ted_kazear 12 years ago
Hello, I took some still photos on a Cannon GL2 and wanted to work on them in photoshop. My question is what application would you use to get the photos onto your machine. I tried dragging the files,
Re: Importing photos from digital camera for photoshop.
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
I believe Image Capture adds a Color Profile while importing, iPhoto does not, that would account for the slight difference. (in color presumably) There is an option to override this in Image Capture.
problem moving text on a path in Photoshop CS
by DVGuru 12 years ago
I have some text going along the edge of a dvd template. I was able to get the text positioned where I want it, but now I'm having a problem. I went to go back to move the text, but I'm no longer able
Re: problem moving text on a path in Photoshop CS
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Not sure, but if you have weird settings like a very high baseline on every character or a lot of left-margin before your paragraph, it get's very non-intuitive to select characters. Try double-clicki
Parent Child Compositing
by Joost 13 years ago
This may be a silly question for some of you experts, but OK, I will ask it anyway... For video editing I work with Sony Vegas, and I love the parent-child compositing technique. I want to do somethin
Re: Parent Child Compositing
by Filip Vandueren 12 years ago
Hi Kim, If both layers were fully opaque to start with, there's no need to do it for the bottom layer too. Because at a input value of 50% grey, both layers would be at 50 % opacity, wich does not add
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