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Greg Gesch

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May 21st 2016
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Create matte from underlying transparency
by Mike Foran 7 days ago
I am looking for a way to create a matte from the combined transparency of the current layer and below. In essence, it would work like the "Preserve Underlying Transparency" switch on the timeline. Ho
Re: Create matte from underlying transparency
by Greg Gesch 6 days ago
Hi. You might try precomposing the final image, add the Curves effect to the precomposed layer and drag the bottom of Chanel = Alpha to the right to get rid of the shadow on the alpha. ( )
Blur stroke masks
by Stig Olsen 2 weeks ago
Hi guys. I have created a bunch of white lines with the stroke effect applied to an adjustment layer with masks. How do I blur the lines When I apply a blur it blurs the whole image and not only the l
Re: Blur stroke masks
by Greg Gesch 1 week ago
Hi, I presume you mean making them rougher looking, less clean edged If so the Roughen Edges effect should work for you.
Lock waveform visual in timeline?
by evan patrick 2 weeks ago
I've searched for this but have found no solution. It is also a convoluted description that makes googling hard to do. Have you ever been in the situation where you are timing animation to an audio tr
Re: Lock waveform visual in timeline?
by Greg Gesch 2 weeks ago
You can create a floating panel with the waveform visible. Precompose the layer, then ctrl+drag the precomp's tab away from the main comp and you will have a copy of the waveform visible at the same t
20 bad frames out of thousands: Script or other tool to hold previous frame for those without ripple delete
by Greg Sage 2 weeks ago
I've run into this issue a few times where I have timed footage that just has a few bad frames in it. I can't change the timing of the footage, so I can't ripple delete them or ripple delete and retim
Re: 20 bad frames out of thousands: Script or other tool to hold previous frame for those without ripple delete
by Greg Gesch 2 weeks ago
Hi, a simple (though manual) method: Add a copy of the footage underneath, push it ahead 1 frame so it's out of sync - delete the final frame, turn off sound. On your top layer set a HOLD keyframe for
Transition effects tutorial - can't find
by Elisabeth Juusu 4 weeks ago
Can somebody help me to find a tutorial how to make a transition I saw from That 70s show tv-show Can't seem to find how to make mask for this or how to not manually do every single circle. Video: htt
Re: Transition effects tutorial - can't find
by Greg Gesch 4 weeks ago
Hi Elisabeth. A way to do it: Make a new square composition (say 250x250). Double click the Ellipse Tool to create a circle - fill white, stroke pink. Keyframe the Elipse 1 Transform Scale from 0 to s
Automatically put a keyframe on all other "keyframed properties" at current Time Indicator when putting a keyframe at just one keyframed property
by Wouter Dijkstra 1 month ago
Hi Cows! Hope this is an easy one. I'm doing some lip-syncing and when I put a change one value of a property I want also the other values that are using the Keyframe Stopwatch will put a keyframe (ev
Re: Automatically put a keyframe on all other "keyframed properties" at current Time Indicator when putting a keyframe at just one keyframed property
by Greg Gesch 1 month ago
Hi. You can select all your properties as a group and press the new keyframe icon and all selected properties will be affected. Next time only one new keyframe will be created but you can again select
make particles follow a trajectory
by Prudence Saglisse 1 month ago
Hello everyone ! I need your help for a problem that is blocking me. I'd like to do this : simulate a stream of particles, from point A to point B, following a precise trajectory. To make it as clear
Re: make particles follow a trajectory
by Greg Gesch 1 month ago
Hi. Trapcode Particular allows particles to follow paths: https: www.youtube.com watch v=rV56P-MG0ms
World sea currents in after effects
by Filipe Ferrarezi 1 month ago
Hello Guys! (Its my first post so i'm sry if I'm doing something wrong! ) I need to create a world map with an animation of the sea currents. Somthing like this: https: www.youtube.com watch v=-aESMZy
Re: World sea currents in after effects
by Greg Gesch 1 month ago
Hi, wow that's a complex job, presuming that it has to be a somewhat accurate depiction of the currents. My only thoughts would be to start with a base image of Fractal Noise (Fractal Type - Strings).
Movie Poster Font?
by Filip Stillerska 1 month ago
On movie posters, there's usually a very small and condensed text at the bottom with information like the production company, director, producer, etc. Does anyone happen to know what font it is
Re: Movie Poster Font?
by Greg Gesch 1 month ago
Hi. There's a free font at Video Copilot: https: www.videocopilot.net blog 2012 09 knock-your-block-out
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