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Grant Swanson

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January 2nd 2008
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Trouble w/ transparency in CS4
by Jeff Davis 7 years ago
I've imported a gif with a transparent background into a comp. I'd like to animate the gif within AE but the transparency isn't preserved, appearing as white. It seems from other posts there's no way
Re: Trouble w/ transparency in CS4
by Grant Swanson 7 years ago
You can try to right-click on the image in the project panel, click on Interpret Footage, then Main. If the alpha channel shows up you can select the type you created. Gifs may not support alpha chann
Best workflow for video clips in AE <-> PPro
by Sean David 7 years ago
I am relatively good with Premiere Pro but new to After Effects. I am assembling a video wall with 24 clips in AE. I want to avoid rendering out 24 pieces of video from Premiere and then having AE imp
Re: Best workflow for video clips in AE <-> PPro
by Grant Swanson 7 years ago
If you import the Premiere project into After Effects, all your trimmed clips will be in the After Effects timeline in the same order and for the same length of time as you have them arranged in Premi
Control Effects for Multiple Images
by David Johnson 7 years ago
I just need to know how to apply, adjust and remove single effects on multiple images. It seems to work sometimes, but other times it doesn't.
Re: Control Effects for Multiple Images
by Grant Swanson 7 years ago
I have to say I got really confused looking at this thread from the forum because you're both David Johnsons! –Grant Swanson For talks and tutorials on After Effects, color correction, and film-m
AE tutorial, i need something for this layering effect
by tyler smith 7 years ago
I want to create something using the same technique as this video, at the 10 second mark. http: vimeo.com 1858780 basically a freeze frame, layers and some animation. I'm pretty new to AE and it'd be
Re: AE tutorial, i need something for this layering effect
by Grant Swanson 7 years ago
I think Andrew Kramer has two tutorials on something like this. I didn't watch these, but I think they are what you are looking for: http: videocopilot.net tutorials time_freeze http: videocopilot.net
convert layer markers to comp markers?
by Balazs Frank 7 years ago
Hi, is it possible in any way to convert a Layer Marker track to Comp Markers in AE CS4 Thanks, B.
Re: convert layer markers to comp markers?
by Grant Swanson 7 years ago
I don't believe so, no. Grant Swanson For tutorials on After Effects, color correction, and film-making visit: www.VideoApex.net
AE doesn't see my openGL video card...
by Lon Waitman 9 years ago
I am not sure what happened. A week or two ago, I checked and AE (CS3) saw and was using my openGL video card (Nvidia Quadro FX 570) but today, I checked and openGL is not an option anymore. It is not
Re: AE doesn't see my openGL video card...
by Grant Swanson 9 years ago
I would try one last thing before going any further. Try updating to the latest version of CS3. Launch AE and go to Help-- Update. If for some reason that is grayed out, you can use this link. Hope th
Rotoscoping Question
by Will Towle 9 years ago
Hi guys, I have this shot I'm working on at the moment in which a man walks across a scene and, into this scene, I am trying to composite a helicopter. The thing thats troubling me is I need the man t
Re: Rotoscoping Question
by Grant Swanson 9 years ago
Hi Will, For something like this you'll really need to rotoscope. You can make your life easier by drawing separate masks around each leg, the torso, head, etc... But there's no shortcut around this.
tension handles for position keyframes
by Chris Ruckert 9 years ago
for some reason there are no bezier tension handles for my position keyframes...I can not tweak the incoming speed of my position parameter. What am I missing see image: http: hiredweapon.com kf.jpg
Re: tension handles for position keyframes
by Grant Swanson 9 years ago
Hi Chris, It must be set as a linear keyframe. You can hold down control and alt at the same time, and drag out new handles.Grant Swanson Visual Effects Supervisor Video Apex - Minneapolis, MN videoap
Way to go Aharon Rabinowitz
by Grant Swanson 10 years ago
Not sure this would have made it to front page news, but Aharon Rabinowitz's 'Internet Killed the Video Star' just received an excellent review from "Tutorial Reviews." Here's a link: http: tutorialre
Re: Way to go Aharon Rabinowitz
by Aharon Rabinowitz 10 years ago
Thanks for pointing it out! I had actually heard earlier this week, but I really appreciate your getting the word out. Best, AharonAharon Rabinowitz Email: arabinowitz (AT) yahoo (DOT) com All Bets Ar
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