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Please advice : how to convert point of interest of a camera to 2D on-screen X/ Y points, including the zoom of the camera ?
by Shai Benshoshan 4 months ago
this is not giving me the result I need: delta = toComp(thisComp.layer("thisComp.layer("top_cam").transform.pointOfInterest) +thisComp.layer("Camera 2").cameraOption.zoom- thisComp.activeCamera.toWorl
Re: Please advice : how to convert point of interest of a camera to 2D on-screen X/ Y points, including the zoom of the camera ?
by Filip Vandueren 3 months ago
Hi there, This seems to work for me; even if the other camera is zooming: cam=thisComp.layer("top_cam"); if (cam.hasParent) { cam_poi = cam.parent.toWorld(cam.pointOfInterest); } else { cam_
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Adding 100% ease to this expression
by Chris Meadmore 5 months ago
Hi I'm using the below expression to control 2 keyframe positions on a simple A to B animation. Once the expression is added it became a linear move so I swapped 'linear' to 'ease' but how can I contr
Re: Adding 100% ease to this expression
by Filip Vandueren 4 months ago
Hi Chris, the expression ease() method only simulates Easy-easy, which is to say 0 speed at 33% influence, there is no way to change this. You would need to write your own method, look into cubic-bezi
Getting Values from csv like LOOKUP in excel
by Frederic Antoinette 5 months ago
So I have a table which would like that: My Basic ideas would be to import it in AE as CSV In my comp I will have - the CSV, - a Control layer with 3 sliders; Day, Session and Pres - and two text laye
Re: Getting Values from csv like LOOKUP in excel
by Filip Vandueren 4 months ago
I made a mock table like yours in excel, copied it all, and went to: https: www.csvjson.com csv2json that gave me a JSON-string like this: {"day":1,"session":1,"pres":1,"title":"AAA","name":"aaa"},{"d
Parenting an Angle control to 3D layer position
by Jonny Law 6 months ago
As the Subject states, I'm attempting to parent a 2D effect that uses an Angle control (e.g. Bevel Alpha, Drop Shadow) to a 3D light's position. Is there an expression setup that will allow me to dyna
Re: Parenting an Angle control to 3D layer position
by Filip Vandueren 6 months ago
This seems to work, though I haven't tested it rigorously l=thisComp.layer("Point Light 1"); pos = fromCompToSurface(l.toComp( 0,0 )); ang = Math.atan2(pos 1 ,pos 0 ); -radiansToDegrees(ang)
Placing Null In A Circle
by Amir Aizat 6 months ago
Hello, I'm trying to rig a pie chart in After Effects, I am currently having trouble with placing the nulls for call-outs. Edit With some fiddling, I was able to get close to what I wanted to achieve,
Re: Placing Null In A Circle
by Filip Vandueren 6 months ago
Are these shapelayers you created, or imported PSD-layers, or just one graphic that you are masking What exactly do you want to do, and why do you need expressions for it
animate tentacles using normals from a path, create path expression & math.sin expression
by Rockie Ssengonzi 6 months ago
Hi, I am tryimg to re create this tentacle https: youtu.be dgn3jVBNLpI but want ro know how i would integrate the math.sin or some other expression to make it animate like a whip or freely moving self
Re: animate tentacles using normals from a path, create path expression & math.sin expression
by Filip Vandueren 6 months ago
Would you still want to base it on a spline that you animate, and the Sin-Function also impacts the shape, or just a procedural animation using only formulas
Logo Object - Twist in 3D
by Kalyan Tagore 6 months ago
Hi ! can someone please help me with this kind of effect. (Refer Link) 3D twist LogoLayer - reference I want to twist the Logo Object in 3d. Just link in the video. can that be done in after effects T
Re: Logo Object - Twist in 3D
by Filip Vandueren 6 months ago
Alternatively, if you want to spend more than $15 and need more options than twisting along the horizontal axis which CC Scatterize allows; Check out the BAO Boa plugin https: aescripts.com bao-boa
Replicating "Marching Ants" Photoshop selection effect in After Effects
by Mikey Zoppo 6 months ago
Marching ants, the dashed lines that slowly travel over any selection you make in Photoshop. I'm trying to recreate those in AE. It's pretty simple right Well, I'm a big dumb dumb. I've got a square,
Re: Replicating "Marching Ants" Photoshop selection effect in After Effects
by Filip Vandueren 6 months ago
Hey Mikey, If you look closely at Marching Ants, you'll notice that they're not actually doing the same as the offset on a dashed line. A dashed line turns around corners, and continuous along the pat
3D point to 2D position in 3D layer
by Ilya Sire 6 months ago
Hello all, Im trying to pin each corner I have a situation to convert Corner Pin position to other 3d layer point (example at edge of other layer) please take a look of my sample file here (from motio
Re: 3D point to 2D position in 3D layer
by Filip Vandueren 6 months ago
Because your layer is 3D, it will get a 3D point using the fromComp() method. Corner-pin expects a 2D value and throws away the Z-information, without actually projecting it on to the 2D plan Luckily,
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sampleImage + Trapcode Particular - If sample area is not a specific color, emit particles
by Shahid Raza 6 months ago
I'm working on a little Particular effect where I want to generate the "Particles sec" based on a different comp's animations in the project. Particular Comp: - Solid with Trapcode Particular applied.
Re: sampleImage + Trapcode Particular - If sample area is not a specific color, emit particles
by Filip Vandueren 6 months ago
So if I understand correctly, the layer with the particle system is in an entirely different composition than your "map" with shapes that shows where the emitter should be active That comp is not avai
New line based on width text expression
by Matt Evans 6 months ago
Hi, I'm hoping someone will be able to help me. Is there an expression that could create a new line on a normal text layer based on a width I can set I found the below expression by Dan Ebberts but it
Re: New line based on width text expression
by Filip Vandueren 6 months ago
Could you do a workaround where you let compcode fill in point-text, hide that layer then add a paragraph-text that uses a simple pick-whip expression on sourceText to steal the contents, and perhaps
Eye-dropper / colour-picker troubles ? This solved it for me
by Filip Vandueren 8 months ago
There's this very frustrating bug where the eye-dropper in for example the type-tool can only pick-up colours from the after effects interface, but nothing from inside a comp- or footage-viewer. Which
Animating 3d Text Overlap
by Rex Polanis 5 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 5 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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Filip Vandueren liked this 5 years ago
Removing flicker from high-speed video - footage embedded
by Graham Quince 10 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 5 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 12 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 5 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 12 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 9 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 14 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago
As soon as you set the Black solid to "Add" or screen, you can see through it
Expression help needed
by Jon Smith 10 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 10 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 10 years ago
washed out colours - please help me!
by Mike Armstrong 10 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 10 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 10 years ago
3D Warp modal window hangs Multiprocessor instances
by Filip Vandueren 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 13 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
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Jeffrey LeJune liked this 1 year ago
Re: Sweep Growth % and Align to Spline % don't match ?
by Jeffrey LeJune 1 year ago
Oldie but a goodie. I was having this problem. I needed to keep the sweep's spline in subdivided intermediate points to keep it looking good. Xpresso wasn't allowing the align to spline % to match wit
hangs
by Renjith 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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
.max to .3ds conversion
by Filip Vandueren 14 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 14 years ago
OK, problem solved, thanks to Frank!
HTML in posts/emails
by Filip Vandueren 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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
Importing photos from digital camera for photoshop.
by ted_kazear 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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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