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How to Retime Camera with Baked Keyframes
by Mark Walczak 7 years ago
Hi everyone, I have a camera with about fifty frames of baked animation from a 3D program. I need to find a way to take those baked keyframes and retime them. I know in Cinema 4D, there's something ca
Re: How to Retime Camera with Baked Keyframes
by Greg Burrus 1 year ago
Old thread but I thought I would post my solution based on Conrad's response since it helped me. It took me a bit but I figured out at least one way to do it. Duplicating or creating a new camera as h
Cinema 4D Flower Tutorial
by Brett Putman 8 years ago
I am just looking a good tutorial on how to model and animate a flower bloom type of animation. I have seen a a couple of these videos online and I would like to give it a shot. Thanks!
Re: Cinema 4D Flower Tutorial
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
Robert's site got hack a while a go check out his new site. http: motioneers.net metal-flowers-part-1 http: motioneers.net metal-flowers-part-2 http: mogra.g2bproductions.com - Blog http: g2bproductio
Trace clones of Cloner A to clones of Cloner B
by dean chapman 7 years ago
I have Cloner A, with Tracer A, tracing a bunch of spheres. I have Cloner B, with Tracer B, tracing a bunch of boxes. Is there a way, through a Tracer or Xpresso, to trace all of the clones of Cloner
Re: Trace clones of Cloner A to clones of Cloner B
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
I'm not completely sure what your going for but you could use the inheritance effector so that all of your spheres take on the potions of your boxes. Then the tracers on the spheres and boxes would ma
A Few Quick Questions...
by Simon Roughan 7 years ago
Hi everybody 1. Can I change the rotation of a background I have a camera that flys toward the horizon and tilts from left to right. It looks strange that the background (sky) stays at the same angle
Re: A Few Quick Questions...
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
1. A sky object or just a large sphere with a image on it would work better since the background object is just setup to be a flat static image in your background. You could just use a plane with an i
transporting point-level animation
by Gerrit Velthuis 7 years ago
I guess this is a beginners problem. I took two objects out of a complex model for a test; pasted them in a new file and worked out a point-level animation for one of them over frame 0-25. I then copi
Re: transporting point-level animation
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
hmmm not sure why your copy and paste of your PLA didn't work but did you try to Xref it into your original scene instead of copy paste Also you could look into pose morph morph deformer. You could us
How would one go about creating this effect in c4d?
by Jonathan Alsop 7 years ago
http: vimeo.com 34426858 00:28- 00:30 there is a green sphere that decays. Could anyone point me to a tutorial or give an insight into how this was done. Thanks in advance
Re: How would one go about creating this effect in c4d?
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
I would say it also is a boole object but there are a number of ways to do it. There is a preset that does this for you pretty easily for $2 http: c4dtools.net fillex . There also is an earlier versio
Simulating Inertia "Asteroids" videogame-style
by Corrado Carlevaro 7 years ago
Hi, I always tried to simulate some inertia on camera or ojects movements but with no luck. The effect I want to achieve is the very same of old arcade video game "Asteroids", not just adding some del
Re: Simulating Inertia "Asteroids" videogame-style
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
Not sure if you can have a secondary motion system like you can in 3ds max with animation layers if that's what you had in mind. You definitely could do it with just key frame animation it would just
Walk Cycle Tutorial?
by Dale Kutzera 7 years ago
I'm working with the Duik controller and puppet tool to create a rigged figure with inverse kinematics. It's finicky, but cool when it works. Is there a good tutorial on how to use such controllers to
Re: Walk Cycle Tutorial?
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
When I have used duik I usually find some reference to keep in mind or act out the walk myself. I also use The Animator's Survival Kit which gives you an awesome break down of many many diffrent types
Extrude masked spline
by Alexander Keijzer 7 years ago
Hello, I made a logo in Photoshop. I have converted all the layers to paths and exported them to an .ai file, so they can be extruded in Cinema4D. But, there's a mask in one of my layers. So I convert
Re: Extrude masked spline
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
I'm not exactly sure what the end result your trying to go for is but if your trying to do any sort of masking in cinema 4D you may want to look at either the boole tool or spline mask. The spline mas
Attaching Spline Points to a Sphere
by Dan Fassnacht 7 years ago
Hello all, Basically I'm trying to have an arc connect to the surface of two points on a globe. I've got to nulls on the surface of the globe using a constraint tag (one usa, the other paris) I basica
Re: Attaching Spline Points to a Sphere
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
You could do this with a tracer object that connects two points with each other. Then add some in between points for a smooth curve. You could connect all points to all ways have a line showing then u
Tips for camera fly-through sequence
by Chris Wood 7 years ago
So I'm going to have an opening sequence where my camera flys through various constellations (video) http: vimeo.com 39891703 I was wondering if anyone has some tips for me. I know I'll have to have m
Re: Tips for camera fly-through sequence
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
Using the spline method is a good way to go about it. You might also want to target the camera to a null to aim the camera at as well. Another way you could do it is using Chris Smith MoCam - http: ci
Looney Tunes style
by Matthew Beall 7 years ago
I was just asked to animate a spot similar to a Looney Tunes cartoon.. I have an artist who can give me the elements, can I animate the characters in AE Or is this better suited for a toon program, li
Re: Looney Tunes style
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
If you want to do a full traditional 2D animated frame by frame cartoon it may be better to try it in Anime studio or Toon Boon, which is really good for that sort of work from what I hear. You could
Indiana Jones map trouble
by Ryan Gibson 7 years ago
See if you can spot what's wrong here: http: www.youtube.com watch v=k-s80CKjivk&feature=youtu.be Yeah. The write-on effect. I followed this tutorial exactly: http: www.youtube.com watch v=qyAEOkpodeQ
Re: Indiana Jones map trouble
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
Not sure how you actually built yours in comparison to the tutorial but I did the tut real quick and the only way I was able to get sliding is if I put the effect on another layer in 3d space and offs
internet demonstration
by yotam monk 7 years ago
hi guys im working now on a demonstration clip for a internt site part of the clip is showing the diffrent parts of the site so what i need is to do some zoom in into a video of the site the catch is
Re: internet demonstration
by Greg Burrus 7 years ago
I would suggests asking the people who run the website if they have access to the design files used to make the site. That way you can get the psds or ai files used that is hopefully better quality th
Guidelines to achieve the following graphics/aesthetics
by Kestas Krokas 8 years ago
Hi all, I am new (but excited) to visual video design stuff so please bear with me:) I found these guys online http: www.field.io project interim-camp# 1 http: www.field.io project muse# 1 and i was h
Re: Guidelines to achieve the following graphics/aesthetics
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
I can't say for sure how they did this but it looks to my like a simulation of some sort. I think I would tackle this using some sort of fluid dynamics with varying degrees of color. I would think May
A GOOD client post for a change
by Mick Haensler 8 years ago
So often on here folks are seeking advice on situations involving difficult or "bad" clients i.e. grinders. I thought it would be nice for everyone to hear about a good client experience for a change.
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Re: A GOOD client post for a change
by Mike Cohen 8 years ago
In the theme of "what comes around goes around" I've had a few such experiences. Recently I was contacted by a surgeon about bidding on a video. I asked him how he got my name, and he forwarded me a l
Morphing shapes in flags?
by kit webster 8 years ago
I have to create a video that morphs different country flags can anyone suggest the best method for this Some ones I like so far are vector tweens in Flash but they are too corrupted looking.. It woul
Re: Morphing shapes in flags?
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
You could check out the reshape effect in AE. This would allow you to warp from one shape to another then you just need to make or use a cool transition to go from one shape to the next. The effect do
Freelance/Mobile Editors: Clients asking for YouTube revisions
by Dave Brekart 8 years ago
What's the best system for working with a client for whom I'm building a YouTube channel (editing and uploading) He's asking me to add edit small things, and there's not really an efficient way for hi
Re: Freelance/Mobile Editors: Clients asking for YouTube revisions
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
You could use a online proofing system to let the client review the video before you upload them. I have used http: www.proofhq.com for work I've done with people who eventually put their videos on yo
3D Camera moves
by Jeremy Reed 8 years ago
I am new to after effects and I was wondering the easiest way to go about this. I want have an animation where the camera moves around text. I do not know anything about camera movements in After Effe
Re: 3D Camera moves
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
One way you could go about this is to create text in the center of the composition. Then make sure the switch for 3d layer is turned in the time line for the text. Then you can create a new camera lay
Adding Intro Video to 70 videos
by Siva Singaram 8 years ago
I need to an intro file to some 70 off videos. Someone told that I can create a script in After Effects to do that. How easy or how tough is it Is there any ready made script available to do that Siva
Re: Adding Intro Video to 70 videos
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
I'm thinking you could use this , http: aescripts.com compsfromspreadsheet . You should be able to setup a comp that imports you videos into separate comps that already has your intro video in it then
Simple animated background
by Jon huseby 8 years ago
I am looking to create a white animated background for a commercial. I am working in AE CS5 and I am pretty new to it. I'm aiming to achieve a background similar to this: http: www.youtube.com watch v
Re: Simple animated background
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
It looks to me like they might have made a nice gradient or maybe a 4 color gradient on a solid. You could make this in just about any graphic program I would think. Next it looks like they have some
Using valueAtTime expression with a position
by Craig Ricker 8 years ago
Hi there, Basically I have a layer using the valueAtTime(time-1) expression on another layers position. I want it to only do this say from 1-5 seconds, and then I would like it to stop, so I can keyfr
Re: Using valueAtTime expression with a position
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
I think you maybe be able to use expression timeline script http: aescripts.com expression-timeline . Another option would be to right a if statement to tell it to on work up to a certain frame which
Parent to an object in another Comp
by Johan Nordström 8 years ago
Hi! I'm so new att expressions, and i'm sure this has been up on the forum before.. but im having a hard time finding the answer. Here we go. I want a pre-composed shape layer to parent to a layer in
Re: Parent to an object in another Comp
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
If I understand you correctly you just want to know how you connect values between comps. If that is it you can drag one compositions timeline panel above the other by clicking and dragging the tab ab
Simulated traffic jam with white dots
by Bow Jones 8 years ago
Hi, So I'm trying to get some white dots to move along a path and simulate a traffic jam. It's ok if they overlap but they just need to have some randomness but stay on the path. Any suggestions out t
Re: Simulated traffic jam with white dots
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
There are a number of ways to achieve that sort of effect. One way is to use the After Effects Cocoe Battalion system. It was used to create a similar effect in there spot http: cocoe.com go=ibercaja
multiple 3d layer spacial leading?
by jason zaloga 8 years ago
is there a way to change multiple 3d layers leading (like you do in type). is there a script expression to maybe a slider controller
Re: multiple 3d layer spacial leading?
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
I think you may be looking for this script, http: aescripts.com distributelayers hope it helps Greg http: mogra.g2bproductions.com - Blog http: g2bproductions.com - Portfolio
Can I use timeToCurrentFormat to have an expression start at an exact time?
by Aza Allen 8 years ago
I have a large, lengthy composition and I want to use expressions in some parts. I want to fire an expression at an exact time, but can't quite seem to find out how to do it... I've searched, but most
Re: Can I use timeToCurrentFormat to have an expression start at an exact time?
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
I'm not an expression guru but when I have used that timeToCurrentFormat(I usally do frames) I triggered event based on If statements. So once it gets to X frame it triggers what I want to happen. Thi
Restaurant Concept
by James Rose 8 years ago
Hey guys, New to Adobe Illustrator (and graphic design for that matter). I'm looking to create a concept for a restaurant a friend of mine wants to build. Here is an image that kind of conveys what I'
Re: Restaurant Concept
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
To create something like this from not having any experience in design might be kind of tough. You can do this illustrator if you can sketch out your concept and learn the program. I personally would
Using slider expression to control oscillating value of opacity?
by Germain Wu 8 years ago
Hi! I'm attempting to use a expression control slider to control the frequency of a layer's visibility but have no idea how to. I've been doing it manually but it's a pain when I need to change the ke
Re: Using slider expression to control oscillating value of opacity?
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
There is actually a preset already set up to do pretty much this in a random way. If you look in animation presets behaviors Opacity flash random or just search opacity flash you will find it. You can
Motion Controlling "Stroke end percentage". possible?
by Vishal Medepalli 8 years ago
I'm currently working on a project where i need to control the stroke end percentage based on a motion of a hand. I stroke animated the strings of a guitar in a footage where the person moves his hand
Re: Motion Controlling "Stroke end percentage". possible?
by Greg Burrus 8 years ago
I'm not sure about doing this through expressions via percentages but one way I could think to do this would be using the beam effect with motion tracking. You could track the hand motion in something
'Twas the night before Final Cut X-Mas
by John Davidson 8 years ago
Twas the night before Final Cut X-mas, when all through the Post House Not an editor was stirring, not even a Weiss, The 12 cores all hummed with the App Store a-loading, in hopes that Mister Biscardi
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Re: 'Twas the night before Final Cut X-Mas
by David Roth Weiss 8 years ago
John Davidson "Was it that bad " I think you should get a prize for that John, so I'm sending my assistant over first thing in the morning with a few gold stars for you. David Roth Weiss Director Edi
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