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Greg Sage

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December 18th 2013
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Jiggle or spring applied to motext moved as result of transformations or other deformers applied to parent null
by Greg Sage 4 weeks ago
I ve been digging up all the tuts I could find on jiggle and springs, but they all seem to refer to directly moving, rotating, or scaling a mesh. I can see with spring effector that those are the thre
Auto-center motext with variable number of lines
by Greg Sage 4 weeks ago
I've got a template that generates short videos where I just feed it different text, and the rest is auto generated, but the vertical alignment is proving to be the biggest issue because the number of
Re: Auto-center motext with variable number of lines
by Sam Treadway 4 weeks ago
Here are two versions in xPresso that should get you almost there. Keep in mind I'm only feeding in the line heights and vertical line spacing to get the total height. The first version has all the ma
Auto actions? Send result of 3 comps to Queue, render, and take snapshot of given frame.
by Greg Sage 7 months ago
CC 2018 Macpro 2018 I'm generally familiar with pickwhips, basic built in expressions, and just a bit of javascript, but not clear if there's a way to do something akin to photoshop actions. Hardware
Re: Auto actions? Send result of 3 comps to Queue, render, and take snapshot of given frame.
by Michael Szalapski 7 months ago
As far as putting specific renders in specific folder structures, render tokens are the answer. See this article for an easy-to-digest rundown of it: https: medium.com @justin.gundlock use-ae-render-t
sticking textures and images to moving face... Configurable DIY Snapchat filters
by Greg Sage 1 year ago
I have video of talking head... just a bust of someone facing the camera and seaking in front of greenscreen, and I need to paint a flag on thier face so it moves with their facial motions. I can get
Re: sticking textures and images to moving face... Configurable DIY Snapchat filters
by Greg Sage 1 year ago
So in screen capture method you're talking about... am I understanding correctly that the screen capture is then the painted version of the face over a black background Of course, that's assuming I'm
Backlit greenscreen
by Greg Sage 1 year ago
I've built a few greenscreens, and it's always been a pain to light them in tight spaces battling flags, hotspots and all the rest. Meanwhile, the light itself is generally coming from large softboxes
Re: Backlit greenscreen
by Greg Sage 1 year ago
Definitely interested to hear from anyone who has done a backlit system, or maybe due to their use of some of the materials in another context has insight into elements like: 1) White or green LED's:
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by Greg Sage 1 year ago
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Dialing in word reveal behavior i lyric video.
by Greg Sage 1 year ago
I need to make a lyric vid, and considering doing so in c4d. I was originally planning on doing it in AE, so I already have per word markers set in Premiere. 1) Are there any particular pros and cons
See visual confirmation of marker names as they roll by?
by Greg Sage 1 year ago
I'm making a music lyric video. Most will be done in AE, but the lyrics are so dense, I figured it would be much easier to set the per word markes in Premiere. I've sarted going through, setting a mar
Re: See visual confirmation of marker names as they roll by?
by Alan Okey 1 year ago
I would suggest using a closed caption track to add the lyrics at their respective timecodes in the sequence, then turning on the closed caption display in the program monitor.
Retarget workflow for Mixamo when poly count / textures are too high for Mixamo upload
by Greg Sage 2 years ago
I've read up as much as I can on Mixamo issues, and it seems there are now file size and poly count limits on the uploads among other limitations. Ultimately, I'm trying to apply the animations to a c
Re: Retarget workflow for Mixamo when poly count / textures are too high for Mixamo upload
by Greg Sage 2 years ago
Ah. OK. Much less confusing.
Smooth joints for combined mesh objects, evening out poly count between objects
by Greg Sage 2 years ago
I have hands from one model, arms from another, a head from a third, etc. I can get the Frankenstein character to animate in mixamo, but the difference in poly count between some of the parts is obvio
Taming post collision objects
by Greg Sage 2 years ago
Project file attached: I've got a tiny emitter hidden behind an object, and emitter working fine with randomly sized objects, but when I turn on dynamics by applying either rigid body or collider body
Re: Taming post collision objects
by Greg Sage 2 years ago
OK. Will look into that. Thx.
Head swap / add shoes to character within c4d?
by Greg Sage 2 years ago
I have a powerful, but older mac, and a wimpy PC. The various character generator programs I tried either won't work on the mac due to outdated OS, won't work on the PC due to low end video card, etc.
Optimizing image accuracy for AE use between Mac, 980ti, and new 4k tv (working colorspace, bit depth, etc)
by Greg Sage 2 years ago
I know it's not ideal, but for other reasons, I need a single 65" monitor. I do, however, make music videos mainly using After Effects, and use tons of effects, so I would like to do the best I can to
Re: Optimizing image accuracy for AE use between Mac, 980ti, and new 4k tv (working colorspace, bit depth, etc)
by Walter Soyka 2 years ago
Greg Sage "Rtings.com (which gave this budget set the highest ever marks for post calibration accuracy despite it's limited gamut) said it could do 4k 60 hz 4:4:4 in PC mode. I don't see how, though,
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Greg Sage liked this 2 years ago
smoothing out changes between frames to avoid jittery sketch and cartoonize effects
by Greg Sage 4 years ago
There are a number of effects that turn each frame into a sketch, cartoon, brush stroke, etc. I have the same problem with all of them, though, that they look great on individual frames, but an absolu
Re: smoothing out changes between frames to avoid jittery sketch and cartoonize effects
by Chris Wright 4 years ago
for the edges, i doubt any of the plugins compare adjacent frames which means that you would need to blur edges with find edges effect alpha matte or use timewarp's shutter blur or reelsmart motion bl
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Greg Sage liked this 4 years ago
Is there a workaround to get Oil Paint or similar on Photoshop CC (Pixel Bender plugin?)
by Greg Sage 4 years ago
I dug into this a couple years back when CC came out and couldn't find a way, but I've got Pixel Bender Accelerator for AE now (which is pretty much the best thing ever), and I see there is something
Re: Is there a workaround to get Oil Paint or similar on Photoshop CC (Pixel Bender plugin?)
by Greg Sage 4 years ago
Yeah, thx. I did all that stuff, but no dice. I see now that they reintroduced the filter in the sub-version just after the one I have installed. Real PITA right now trying to figure out how to update
How do you update adobe cc apps installed under EEA?
by Greg Sage 4 years ago
What a byzantine mess. Zero contact options enabled for adobe despite paying thousands of bucks. Zero instructions on how to do so. Not in the EEA FAQ, not anywhere that I can find. It's mind boggling
Creating a plane or sweep with holes in it that match holes in image projected onto it.
by Greg Sage 5 years ago
Essentially, I want to sweep a spline with a circle, and project a repeating image onto the resulting tube that has transparent portions (holes). I have experimented and found that c4d either treats t
Re: Creating a plane or sweep with holes in it that match holes in image projected onto it.
by Brian Jones 5 years ago
yes, that's right - though the black and white are default but it's possible to invert that in the Alpha channel if you do have an alpha channel which is "backward" without having to redo it
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Greg Sage liked this 5 years ago
how to create Escher's knot in c4d
by Greg Sage 5 years ago
I'm creating a tunnel flythrough by sweeping a circle around a spline, tracking the camera along the spline, mapping a tesselation to it, etc. I thought it might add something if I could have the spli
Re: how to create Escher's knot in c4d
by Brian Jones 5 years ago
just plug the equations into a Formula spline like this 9533_trefoilknot.c4d.zip The scale is pretty small with those numbers but you can either make it bigger by using multipliers in the math or just
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Greg Sage liked this 5 years ago
Layer style will not properly save for web, rasterize, or convert to smart object.
by Greg Sage 6 years ago
I have a background that's got a layer style with pattern overlay, color overlay, bevel and embosss, and texture (matching pattern overlay) for the bevel and emboss. It looks fine on screen, but as so
Re: Layer style will not properly save for web, rasterize, or convert to smart object.
by Jonathan Ziegler 6 years ago
Simple stuff: make sure you are using the right color space and you're in RGB or CMYK as needed. The file seems a bit dark to begin with, so try bumping up the brightness and resaving and if it knocks
How to get "Oil Filter" effect running on CC with Pixel Bender Accelerator plugin
by Greg Sage 6 years ago
Like the title says... I have PBA for Photoshop, and it's wonderful, but what I really want to do is run the old "Oil Filter" plugin. I've looked through an old install of CS5, and I'm just not seeing
PluralEyes extension does nothing when selected
by Greg Sage 6 years ago
Fresh install of latest Premiere Pro via cc2014, and fresh install of latest PluralEyes 3.5 on brand new 2014 trash can MacPro. Plural Eyes works as standalone. Premiere works as standalone. I launche
Re: PluralEyes extension does nothing when selected
by Greg Sage 6 years ago
My install said it went correctly. It shows up under Windows... but nothing at all happens. I've watched all the tutorials I can find, and they all just show it launching pluraleyes automatically at t
How to smooth text movement
by Greg Sage 6 years ago
I've got a comic book scene where there's text and other line graphics with a virtual camera flyby. I know it will never quite be readable, but it appears jumpy even rendered out on best possible sett
Re: How to smooth text movement
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Motion blur must also be enabled for the comp. Click the motion blur timeline switch: http: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using assorted-animation-tools.html#motion_blur Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Sc
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Greg Sage liked this 6 years ago
Color Management blues
by Greg Sage 6 years ago
I tried asking about some of this stuff a long time ago, and just went around in circles with no resolution whatsoever. Hopefully, I'm asking clearer and more focused questions now. I have videos done
Re: Color Management blues
by Tero Ahlfors 6 years ago
In what program are you watching the videos you have rendered out
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Greg Sage liked this 6 years ago
Virtual camera causing mysterious rectangle
by Greg Sage 6 years ago
There are something like a hundred images in this scene, so it took a while, but I "muted" them one by one to try to get rid of this ghosted dark rectangle that appears near the center of the screen.
Re: Virtual camera causing mysterious rectangle
by Cassius Marques 6 years ago
Turn off motion blur and see if it goes away. If it does it's because you have two layers on the same Z space and the camera is moving forward backwards.
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Greg Sage liked this 6 years ago
How to do noise gate, compression, limiter, hpf in PP
by Greg Sage 7 years ago
I'm used to doing all this stuff in logic, but looking to streamline the workflow and do basic audio processing for dialog in PP. I've read up a bit and it seems it can use vst plugs, right I'm assumi
Re: How to do noise gate, compression, limiter, hpf in PP
by Greg Sage 7 years ago
Hmmm... interesting. Sounds like exactly what I need.
Can't get transparency from imported tiff sequence
by Greg Sage 7 years ago
I'm using Layers - Video Layers - New Layer from Video File to import a Tiff sequence created in C4d. I can see in Quicktime that it rendered out properly with straight alpha channel. When I look at i
Re: Can't get transparency from imported tiff sequence
by Greg Sage 7 years ago
Tried a bunch more things. I converted one of the stills to a png, and it loaded in PS with straight alpha no problems. I've got thousands of frames already rendered in Tiff though... Would be VERY pr
Need workflow for GH2 footage into After effects to transcode, sync Audio, etc. Use PP?
by Greg Sage 7 years ago
I guess I should do the sync part in PP Only used it a few times. Using mainly AE, but this is my first time using raw footage I need to sync... so new workflow to figure out. It's in .mts format (AVC
Putting together Digital Media/broadcasting class for school... piecing together system
by Greg Sage 7 years ago
Admin note: I moved this post to the FCPX forum because I know that so many educators are here, as well as people experienced with streaming and other things Greg is asking about. Tim W. Like the tit
Re: Putting together Digital Media/broadcasting class for school... piecing together system
by Greg Sage 7 years ago
Well, it's a small k-12 school, and there's only a handfull of high schoolers, and one classroom each of the middle school grades. Basically, it looks like there's going to be two classes: One for hig
Re-center and crop slightly unbalanced images
by Greg Sage 7 years ago
I have a bunch of photos that are roughly centered with a vanishing point in the center, but not quite perfect. I'm looking for the simplest and quickest way to help me find the true vanishing point,
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