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Graham Quince

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After 20 years of creating amateur FX for independent film-makers, I'm now writing tutorials for how to use After Effects.
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December 3rd 2003
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Auto adjust shape layer with text?
by Richard Williams 3 months ago
Hi, Is there a way of automatically adjusting the size of a shape layer with text I've created a simple animation with three rectangles which expand in size and then contain some text. This text will
Re: Auto adjust shape layer with text?
by Graham Quince 3 months ago
Funnily enough I'm currently editing my next tutorial which covers this very thing (I really should be doing the tutorial instead of browsing through the COW of course, but my loss, your gain ) Paste
How to make multiple comps mimic a template comp? (as if every property were parented to the template)
by Ted Deltufo 3 months ago
Hi, I'm not sure the best way to explain this. I'm making a slideshow with 64 slides, and each one is to look exactly the same (design-wise), just with different info. Each slide shows a person's name
Re: How to make multiple comps mimic a template comp? (as if every property were parented to the template)
by Graham Quince 3 months ago
Check out Essential Graphics - it allows you to specify parts of a precomp which can be edited from a main comp, so that you can use the precomp multiple times. www.YouTube.com ShiveringCactus - After
Tutorial: Makin' An Eclipse
by Graham Quince 3 months ago
Adobe After Effects Makin' An Eclipse In this tutorial for Adobe After Effects, I use the Circle effect, Fractal Noise, Polar Coordinates and CC Light Rays to create a 2D solar eclipse. Tutorial &nbs
Suggestion request for automatic book opening
by Santanu Bhattacharjee 4 months ago
I have to make an audiovisual of a book that flip opens its pages (stiff ones) automatically in many directions one after another. I thought of a few ways to achieve this. 1. Shoot the book with wires
Re: Suggestion request for automatic book opening
by Graham Quince 4 months ago
I think you could probably get what you re after using AE s 3D layers. Set the anchor point of each page to the edge of the layer and you ll be able to animate its rotation at will. Arranging the laye
animation changing levels
by Hope Holmesby 4 months ago
hi thanks for reading this is about the kind of animations that change scenes by, as if, going down or up a 'story' in a building or some scene. what do you call that kind of transition and is there a
Re: animation changing levels
by Graham Quince 4 months ago
I think is called an impossible camera move( ). Andrew Kramer has a tutorial about it: https: www.videocopilot.net tutorials submerged www.YouTube.com ShiveringCactus - After Effects Tutorials
Tutorial: Makin' a 3D Nebula in Photoshop, Cinema4DLite, and After Effects
by Graham Quince 4 months ago
Adobe After Effects Makin' a 3D Nebula in Photoshop, Cinema4DLite, and After Effects Graham continues his space tutorial series, featuring the Orion Nebula Tutorial   2020 08 03 Author: Graham Q
Red Giant Trapcode Particular - Seems easy enough
by Giancarlo Traverso 4 months ago
I can't for the life of me figure out how to bounce my particles off my Layer 6 (GI epithelium layer). Any ideas from looking at the image what it could be I'm thinking the grid emitter would work for
Re: Red Giant Trapcode Particular - Seems easy enough
by Graham Quince 4 months ago
As far as I know, the Floor layer takes the anchor point as the coordinates (along with the rotation orientation). Is your layer 6 positioned at the bottom of the cell As clunky as it is, you might be
Creating Virtual Sets with AE/C4D
by Aaron Helton 4 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=dBx7BNDXiLU&feature=youtu.be Above is the link to my virtual set screen test. I used an iphone11 at 30fps, 1080p, to shoot the subject and desk. I took the footage and t
Re: Creating Virtual Sets with AE/C4D
by Graham Quince 4 months ago
It s a great idea and despite glitches and drifts, every time you move the camera, it helps sell the effect. I d need to see the original plate to see if I can post any issues, but my guess with C4D w
How do I brighten both images simultaneously?
by Roberts Adi 4 months ago
Link to image: https: ibb.co Bf2W28Z Guys please help I am working on a logo following a tutorial. When I try to increase the brightness value on the project panel by the left, it only affects the whi
Re: How do I brighten both images simultaneously?
by Graham Quince 4 months ago
Ah right, so you want to increase the effect, and not dim the brightness Unfortunately, it looks like that particular tutorial doesn t allow for that directly. You ll have to use the brightness & cont
How to create a shutter drag effect?
by Dan Garcia 4 months ago
Hey guys! I was wondering if it i's possible to do a shutter drag effect on a moving 2D asset (PNG), I have tried a lot of different things but can't seem to find the right method... I haven't been ab
Re: How to create a shutter drag effect?
by Graham Quince 4 months ago
Try CC Wide Time. It's been ages since I played with it, but i think it might get you what you want www.YouTube.com ShiveringCactus - After Effects Tutorials
Tutorial: Makin A Comet
by Graham Quince 5 months ago
Video Copilot Makin A Comet In this tutorial, Graham Quince uses Video Copilot Orb, CC Particle World, Turbulent Displace, Vector Blur and CC Radial Blur to create a 3D comet. Tutorial   2020 07
Article: Free Tablet and Phone Screen Replacement Tracking Images
by Graham Quince 5 months ago
Adobe After Effects Free Tablet and Phone Screen Replacement Tracking Images Here's a giveaway for anyone interested in trying to do a screen replacement for their iPad, iPhone, Tablet or phone. &nbs
Article: Utimate Guide to Looping Footage and Compositions
by Graham Quince 6 months ago
Adobe After Effects Utimate Guide to Looping Footage and Compositions Graham Quince, after spotting posts from those new to AE who don t know about the options, has compiled the utlimate, time-saving
How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Tim Wilson 9 months ago
The news has been so full of "okay, everybody's working at home" or "everybody SHOULD work at home" that it's easy to forget that not everyone in the world of video production has been granted this op
Re: How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) How you feeling about that?
by Graham Quince 9 months ago
I work for Frog Education, an LMS provider (mainly schools) in the (mainly) UK Before two weeks ago, our biggest challenge was from free services offered by leaving by MS Teams and Google Classroom. M
News: Red Giant & Maxon To Merge
by Cow News Droid 12 months ago
Leading 3D and Motion Design VFX Software Companies Unite to Provide Powerful Solutions for Digital Content Creation (Portland, OR--December 17, 2019) Maxon, the developers of professional 3D software
Re: News: Red Giant & Maxon To Merge
by Graham Quince 11 months ago
Good for Red Giant, they have a great team and produce some amazing results. That said, I'm going to buy an upgrade to Particular now, in case Maxon change the RG's great upgrade policy. Damn - wish I
Adobe After Effects Forum
by Creative COW 4 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net adobeaftereffects
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Graham Quince liked this 1 year ago
Why do I keep hearing about how amazing Stranger Things Title is...????
by Richard Garabedain 3 years ago
Everywhere I look its being touted as genius...Is all this hype a lie I mean it is just plain text softly blinking...nothign ground breaking or even special about it. Am i the only one who feels like
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Slider to choose values of: 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000
by James Ronan 5 years ago
Hello, I want to use a slider to choose between values of: 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000 No numbers in between, just those. Is that possible Would: clamp() do it Thanks!
Re: Slider to choose values of: 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000
by James Ronan 5 years ago
Woohoo! Yes this works perfectly! Thanks so much! Very helpful!
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Exporting a virtual set
by Graham Quince 6 years ago
I've been playing around with vMixHD this week, which has a lot of potential as a bargain-option Tricaster. It includes the ability to import virtual sets. I have a virtual studio I've built in C4D to
Re: Exporting a virtual set
by Graham Quince 6 years ago
So typical. I spent ages searching before posting, then within minutes, I've found what I'm looking for: vMix Virtual Set Specification 1.0 www.YouTube.com ShiveringCactus - Free FX for amateur films
is it possible?
by Sam Webster 6 years ago
i was trying to make a motion track clip in cinema 4d r13 so i put my text in where i want and start finishing up some little things but i cant found out how to get the text to stay in that place inst
Re: is it possible?
by Graham Quince 6 years ago
I think what will work for you is to put the text object as a child of your camera. Once you've got the text lined up to your liking, drag it into the camera in the object manager. Then when your came
Cheap alternative to Premiere which can export AAF or EDL
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
Hi guys, A friend of mine has embarked on his first project and I've agreed to help him out with a few effects etc... Unfortunately he's editing in Pinnacle Studio 15 and discovering all of its less t
Re: Cheap alternative to Premiere which can export AAF or EDL
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
This looks really cool. I'll pass on both suggestions. Thanks very much Graham www.YouTube.com ShiveringCactus - Free FX for amateur films
Cinema 4D 3D Earth.
by Matthew Javelin 9 years ago
Hey Guys, I am new to this forum but have found myself getting linked back here while searching google for help.. I am somewhat of an amatuer C4D user and have been tinkering with 3D Planets for some
Re: Cinema 4D 3D Earth.
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
That's a really nice video you've done. I've also downloaded those same panels and just lined them up in Photoshop to produce a massive PSD. The quality is really amazing. I don't think scale has any
Scaling numerically!
by stephane gouin 9 years ago
Hey everyone, I wondered how I could scale an object numerically. Example! My object is 20x40x60, but I want it to be...16x32x48 but I just want to input my 48 value and the others to follow in propor
Re: Scaling numerically!
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
Xpresso can do this. Add an Xpresso tag to one of your objects. In the X Group window drag in the '48' object. Click on the red corner and find the scale settings (Coordinates Scale) Drag in the other
Screen capture text rendering
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I've been preparing a tutorial for the Cinema4D forum and I'm really struggling to render it out correctly. I captured in CamStudio with the lagarith codec. Edited in Premiere Pro CS3 and
Re: Screen capture text rendering
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
Think I've just solved my problem. I've been setting the video to output as progressive. In desperation I've just tried lower field first and the text has come out clear as day! I'm guessing the non-f
3D studio setup for sale on ebay, HUGE SPEC
by Simon Hutchinson 9 years ago
It has served me well and is excellent condition: http: cgi.ebay.co.uk ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&item=300584696447&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_642wt_1141 No Reserve. "Democracy cannot consist solely
Re: 3D studio setup for sale on ebay, HUGE SPEC
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
Oops, that was meant to say "without a reserve". Serves me right for not checking before posting. Graham www.YouTube.com ShiveringCactus - Free FX for amateur films
Realistic space scenes - no stars in NASA footage
by Graham Quince 10 years ago
Hi everyone, Something that's been bothering me for a bit, is that wheneverI see photos from the ISS or space shuttle, you don't see any stars. I'm assuming it's to do with the camera settings of the
Re: alistic space scenes - no stars in NASA footage
by Graham Quince 9 years ago
That's fits with my current thinking. (easier to do by eye in After Effects than by some automated process in C4D). Thanks for the reply though Graham www.YouTube.com ShiveringCactus - Free FX for ama
3D Camera setup
by Graham Quince 10 years ago
Hi everyone We have a passive projection system which I've been building videos for. Anyway, a little while ago I put together a 3D camera setup which works quite well and I thought I'd share it here.
Re: 3D Camera setup
by Brian Jones 10 years ago
Thanks Graham
What to buy? 3D and 2D or a combined unit
by Graham Quince 10 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm looking for a bit of advice if possible. We have under 1000 left in the budget. We also have an under-used passive stereoscopic projection setup. I'm trying to decide which is the bet
Re: What to buy? 3D and 2D or a combined unit
by Andrew Parke 10 years ago
The Fuji W-3 is a good 3D still camera that can also do 2D. It's has stereo video capability, but video quality is similar to a point and shoot (heavily compressed). The 75mm wide interaxial limits ph
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Exporting to iPod Touch (from PAL widescreen ppj) in PP CS3
by Graham Quince 12 years ago
Hi everyone, Apologies if this has been asked and answered numerous times before (I did search and couldn't find anything). I have a first-gen Ipod Touch and would like to export video from Premiere P
problem with interlacing I think
by Graham Quince 13 years ago
At the school I work at, we're trying out a video mixer solution for producing live keying for capture. I've run into a problem though. We have a key-ed video signal coming out of a (PAL) Edirol LVS-4
Re: problem with interlacing I think
by Graham Quince 13 years ago
Repeated posting by accident
best practice when building
by Graham Quince 13 years ago
Hi everyone Hoping for some general advice, I've finally started buiding my own models rather than just downloading other peoples' and am potentially running into a size issue. My first big project is
Re: best practice when building - wrong forum
by Graham Quince 13 years ago
Do'h. You see this is what happens when you have two forums open at the same time. Apologies and please ignore.
Should I buy yet?
by Graham Quince 13 years ago
Hi everyone Please don't take post as cheeky, especially in light of the company owner being a contributor here, but... I'm finally in a position to buy PI3 after years of using PI-SE for hobby work.
Re: Should I buy yet?
by Graham Quince 13 years ago
Thanks Aaron. I was burned once quite badly by Adobe, so am always nervous when buying software now. I think I'm going to go ahead. You know what its like, once you set your eyes on a new toy, all the
Lip Synch in AE
by Jabbar 14 years ago
Hi, Guys, Right now I am teaching a class in animation in which we are using AE to create cardboard cutout style animations (think South Park). I need a means of lip synching the vocal tracks with mov
Re: Lip Synch in AE
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
Just wanted to mentioned as well a product I stumbled across, CrazyTalk - right now they seem to be marketing it for schools, but as a cheap-ish bit of kit, it's really useful. Grahamhttp: www.quincew
Filming a school play, with no profit
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
Hi guys Apologies if this has come up before, I tried searching. The school I work for are mounting a school production of Little Shop of Horrors and the drama teacher said something wrist-slashingly
Re: Filming a school play, with no profit
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
Thanks for the advice guys, I think an after-show-party screening of the dress rehearsal is the way forward. As for writing to my MP, (UK based) I might give that a go too. Grahamhttp: www.quinceweb.c
Christmas Lights
by Matthew Preis 14 years ago
I want to make a string of Christmas Lights that blink that I can letter box my screen with. I was going to make them in photoshop. What's the best way to make them blink Glow, Lights
Re: Christmas Lights
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
I'd create a lit version and an unlit version in photoshop, then with glow applied to the lit version, I'd place all your lit bulbs over the top of you lit ones, then by either using Strobe or manuall
black hole!
by Nicholas Toth 14 years ago
Hey guys I need to eventually design a black hole in the next few days, I've been checking out the 3d tunnel tutorial which was VERY helpful with RESHAPE, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas o
Re: black hole!
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
You could also try AE's built-in liquify effect. http: www.quinceweb.com - web design -------- http: www.shiveringcactus.bravehost.com - Free FX for amateur films
Menu button highlight question
by AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate 14 years ago
I want to setup video buttons that when selected show a button title text elsewhere on the screen. I want all button text titles to be invisible unless the button is selected and I want them all to ap
Re: Menu button highlight question
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
I've tried to do this before and unfortunately Encore doesn't like muptiple highlights in one place. It's easy enough to create a highlight away from the button. Although for text, there are issues be
After files used in a menu have been transcoded in Encore. Can I delete the source AVI files?
by AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate 14 years ago
I'm wondering if after creating a menu, transcoding all the files and saving the encore project, can I then delete the source AVI files Or are they still used and needed
Re: After files used in a menu have been transcoded in Encore. Can I delete the source AVI files?
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
As far as I know, those avi files are no longer used. Encore creates quite a big folder for the project. Although, I normally wait until I've burnt the final DVD before deleting anything though. Mor o
Final Destination 3 - Choose their fate
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
Just had to post after buying and viewing the DVD of Final Destination 3. As a creative work the DVD itself boasts a very impressive feature. You can either view the 'horror' movie as a whole, or view
money rain
by simmizi 14 years ago
hey guys! for my next shortfilm i need a sequence where a lot of money is falling down....the protagonist is standing in front of a bridge and suddenly money is coming out of the sky... i've tried to
Re: money rain
by Graham Quince 14 years ago
I did a short version of this effect years ago for a news item. Take 20 bills, and drop them in front of a green blue screen. So much easier than 3D apps or even a particle system. Once you've got som
Please welcome Mylenium to the AE COW leadership lineup
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 15 years ago
I'm sure most of you already know Mylenium by his many posts and tutorials helping people with expressions, but if you don't please click on his picture above. Thanks for joining the leadership team.
Re: Please welcome Mylenium to the AE COW leadership lineup
by Graham Quince 15 years ago
I've lost count of the number of times Mylennium has helped me out. I guess now his help is official :) Many congrats Graham http: www.quinceweb.com - web design -------- http: www.shiveringcactus.bra
Encoding over two hours in Premiere Pro/Encore 1.01
by Graham Quince 15 years ago
Hi guys Looking for advice for the best encoding settings. I have a two hour project in PAL. It's captured via a Pinnacle Studio card, so I've assembled it in Premiere Pro. I'm now looking at encoding
Re: Encoding over two hours in Premiere Pro/Encore 1.01
by Graham Quince 15 years ago
Thanks very much Mark This worked brilliantly. Grahamhttp: www.qcit.co.uk - web design -------- http: www.shiveringcactus.bravehost.com - Free FX for amateur films
Fed up with Encore
by Austin Ray 15 years ago
Hi! I
Re: Fed up with Encore
by Graham Quince 15 years ago
If you're having trouble with Encore subtitles, try Subtitle Workshop. It's freeware, incredibly stable, easy to use and exports as a text file in the Encore format. Grahamhttp: www.qcit.co.uk - web d
Happy New Year to ALL
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 15 years ago
Apologies to all for my absence these past few weeks. I've been busy trying to do some music stuff. For those interested, I've got a demo song here BringAllGoodPeople (6.3MB). May next year be an awes
Re: Happy New Year to ALL
by Graham Quince 15 years ago
Can I just add my own Happy New Year too. Filip Vandueren "A colleague of mine saw the 3D CD-case project I made a while ago, and said: you didn't post that on the Cow did you, you'll loose jobs over
"popcorn maker" effect
by Adrian Winter 15 years ago
okay, here's one for you. I have an animation that I am working on wherein a bunch of different toys need to build up and overflow out of the top of a glass case and onto the surface of a table. The t
Re: "popcorn maker" effect
by Graham Quince 15 years ago
Particle Playground, while render heavy, is the right way forward, it can do all three things you need, you just have to precomp your illustrator files so that each one is a single frame. I can't quit
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