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Harry Hoag

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March 9th 2009
73 Posts
Marbling effect
by Simon Gregory 8 months ago
Hi would anyone have any idea how to make an animated marbling effect in after effects, ink paint in water effect. Like the examples... https: vimeo.com 160978792 https: vimeo.com 222126220 https: cdn
Re: Marbling effect
by Harry Hoag 7 months ago
Yes particular has fluids now! Form also has fluid dynamics, this will do it for sure. They're a bit pricey and they'll take a bit of learning if you haven't used them before but this is certainly ach
Automate the face tracker on 100+ compositions
by Dylan Gallup 11 months ago
Hi all, I have about 400 short clips of people's faces, and I need to matte them all out. My plan is to script it, but I can't find any documentation about running the tracker through a jsx file other
Re: Automate the face tracker on 100+ compositions
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
ah sorry to hear that, must have been tedious haha! I was talking to a scripting guy and he reckons its not possible, said there was no way to trigger it to start tracking... I need to do this so much
script to know when camera tracker is finished solving ?
by Daniel Crooks 4 years ago
hi people I've written a script that sets up multiple comps each with a clip to be 3D camera tracked. This has worked great in the past but now I'm using some quite large 4K clips and the tracker is v
Re: script to know when camera tracker is finished solving ?
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
Hi Daniel, did you get your script working I'm trying to get something similar working with the face tracker. I need to track a big long sequence of layers, I was thinking I'd set off the next one onc
water/coffee reflect
by Salar Sardary 8 months ago
Hi, it is a while I am trying to figure out what technique can I use to create a water reflection like the one you may see below. If you could just give me the general guidelines I would really apprec
Re: water/coffee reflect
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
Hiya, I might be wrong but that looks like good old hand drawn animation. I think that would be probably the easiest way to do that effect and make it look nice. The way you're doing it with the displ
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Re: How do you make a video rock?
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
or try searching for camera shake after effects tutorials
wave like effect
by Salar Sardary 8 months ago
Hello all! I am stuck to come up with the trick to create the similar effect you see in the video I used trim path and change the position and this is the result I reached But I still lack the part th
Re: wave like effect
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
You could try what Oleg did but attach a precomped line with puppet tools to the nulls, that would auto smooth to a certain extent. But I imagine it'll look like what he has with the auto smooth scrip
shape layers gradient fill - "handles"- quick key to see them?
by bart stevens 5 years ago
Just wanted to see if there is some quick key I'm missing to pull up the handles for the gradient fill - shape layers. I've had very inconsistent results with being able to see the handles or having t
Re: shape layers gradient fill - "handles"- quick key to see them?
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
I'm convinced there is no consistent way to make them appear. The only thing that works consistently for me is to click on everything a million times. Get frustrated, give up. Come back later in the d
Find and Replace colours in whole project
by Harry Hoag 9 months ago
Hi Anyone know of a script that will let me find and replace all the colour fields in shape layers throughout a massive project Classic client error, been given the wrong colour pallet at the start of
Re: Find and Replace colours in whole project
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
wow thanks man, I'll give it a go!
Retain relative position values while pick whipping two objects within a layer to other layers
by Tom Pilla 9 months ago
Hi, I'm sure this is a simple thing, but I can't figure it out. I'm trying to "parent" two objects (polygons) within a shape layer, each to a separate other shape layer (lines), for a simple horizonta
Re: Retain relative position values while pick whipping two objects within a layer to other layers
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
Hey man, Oleg's answer is definitely the way to go, it's the most versatile way, if you make his (CERTAIN_TIME_POINT) just 0 it should work, so that effectively zeros out the animation transformations
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Set keyframe to have incoming hold?
by Harry Hoag 2 years ago
Hello! I think this is trickier than is sounds. I need to set a bunch of keyframes to have an incoming hold. If you right click on keyframes and click "toggle hold" it only holds the out going animati
Re: Set keyframe to have incoming hold?
by Harry Hoag 8 months ago
Ahh nice yes this looks like the solution, I'll give it a go, thanks Mathias! It's a hard one to explain, searching for a solution is quite tricky.
Extrude text letter by letter using effector
by Pravin Chottera 9 months ago
I want the text to start flat and extrude letter by letter, ideally parametrically and controlled by a plain effector. I tried using lofts, extrudes, motext, but nothing was giving me what I want. Any
Re: Extrude text letter by letter using effector
by Harry Hoag 9 months ago
Why can't you just use a plain effector set to scale the letters It's the same thing right
PLA animation keyframes not visible in Timeline
by Milan Marecek 9 months ago
Hey maybe a silly question but how to show PLA keyframes in timeline in R20 I have PLA animation done and I need to adjusted. I can see the object in timeline but no PLA keyframes at all (so I cant mo
Re: PLA animation keyframes not visible in Timeline
by Harry Hoag 9 months ago
ah ok, probably your timeline view settings have changed Try going to View on the timeline window then make sure automatic mode is on, then in Show make sure everything is on, then in Show Keys Tangen
Cappucino with sound
by Harry Hoag 9 months ago
hiya, is there a way to hear the soundtrack of a project wile recording movement with cappucino, it's not working for me \_( )_
Script to automate face tracking
by Harry Hoag 9 months ago
HI! I'm having to face track A LOT of footage at the moment. Also after effects likes to gradually slow down to a crawl so by about 500 frames it's useless So I want to write a script that will automa
Metaball Issue
by Nick Bruzek 10 months ago
So I've been asked for a short clip of 2 cells merging. Figured with metaball, this should be a quick thing to put together. Granted I've only used it a handful of times, I figured it would be the per
Re: Metaball Issue
by Harry Hoag 10 months ago
Same as Brian's comment, I'd add, you need to put simple geometry in the metaball object, just two spheres. The metaball will make spherical shapes only. Then add your deformations, smoothing and cell
Best workflow for working with a texture video that needs to be constantly updated?
by Robert Maric 10 months ago
Hi there. I have a model which has a screen on it (like an iPhone) and I need to be able to frequently tweak the content of that screen (After Effects generated video loaded into C4D material) as I al
Re: Best workflow for working with a texture video that needs to be constantly updated?
by Harry Hoag 10 months ago
I think I would definitely comp the phone screen in after effects. Make an object buffer for the screen from cinema 4d. Put a null on the phone screen with an external compositing tag. Then import you
wind for my tree
by Mohsen Amini 10 months ago
hey guys. here is my little tree. i made a leaf and cloned on a sphere polygons. idk if there is a better setup for this, but here what i have now. so how about the wind wind deformer do nice on trunk
Re: wind for my tree
by Harry Hoag 10 months ago
Hey, I think if I were going to animate those leaves I'd reduce it down to one leaf, animate a nice wave going through it. A displacer will probably work, or formula modifier maybe better. Then use a
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Banding on AE project using C4D objects
by Will Norman 10 months ago
Please help me as I am on the brink of a breakdown. I'm a complete novice with cinema4d, but have created a basic homage to 2001: a spoce odyssey with an extremely basic AE camera movement, using a ph
Re: Banding on AE project using C4D objects
by Harry Hoag 10 months ago
It's hard to tell your problem without seeing the render... For some render settings from cinema which will give you the best chance of eradicating banding (this is probably overkill but hey..) render
Connecting dots
by Peter Midtvedt 10 months ago
How can I make spheres dot transform into a line that connects to another sphere dot All the while the original dot stays put. I want dots to appear from connecting lines. The lines should transform i
Re: Connecting dots
by Harry Hoag 10 months ago
I'm not sure I'm completely clear on what you're trying to achieve but it sounds like you need to do a really specific thing that will require using a combination of techniques. There probably isn't g
Scene gravity issues
by mark madsen 12 months ago
I MoTracked a scene and got a 3D solved camera. Everything looks great except I want to add some physics to my scene. The solved camera does not have the same world orientation as the footage I shot,
Re: Scene gravity issues
by Harry Hoag 10 months ago
I'm sure it's a bit of a pain to work at a funny angle anyway. There's probably a way to se the ground pland and orientation when tracking but maybe it's easier to just put your whole scene in a null
Particles start slow then speed up
by Harry Hoag 2 years ago
Hi, I want my particles to emit with 0 velocity then speed up in a chosen direction. Something like a velocity fade in or a wind fade in. I guess this is not possible, please prove me wrong! thanks H
Re: Particles start slow then speed up
by Harry Hoag 2 years ago
YES! That's it thank you for all that! Totally slipped my mind that one, I just need to make gravity go up... it's been one of those jobs
For loops to create a dynamic array
by Harry Hoag 4 years ago
Hiya I have a middling knowlege of expressions. The only coding I do is with ae expressions, so please excuse any ignoramus comment i might make! And what I'm trying to do is quite ambitious for my le
Re: For loops to create a dynamic array
by Harry Hoag 4 years ago
Hey Miguel and Dan, thanks for responding. I have it working now with some more help from a dev friend of mine. I'm trying to make a new tool to expand the capability of shape layers. We're going to r
Continue interpolation of linear expression beyond its paramaters
by Harry Hoag 4 years ago
Hiya, I'm using the linear interpolation expression. At the moment the interpolation is clamped when you get to the entered value range, I was wondering if there was a way to make the calculation cont
Re: Continue interpolation of linear expression beyond its paramaters
by Michael Szalapski 3 years ago
Thanks! This was really useful. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great ' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble ') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand elect
Video to ASCII effect
by Justin Porter 12 years ago
So i posted on the After Effects forum, and thought maybe it would be more apropriate to post here. I'm trying to create an effect where I can take a video and replace it with ASCII characters. Kevin
Re: Video to ASCII effect
by Harry Hoag 5 years ago
Hi Guys, I havent used this yet but looks like someone is charging to do the same thing: http: aescripts.com l3tt3rm4pp3r Not sure why you would buy that when you can use this amazing expression! Has
Better corner pinning with clever nulls
by Harry Hoag 6 years ago
Hi guys, This may have been done before but a quick search came up empty. I want to be able to put four nulls into a comp wherever I like, then use those as the anchors for cornerpinning. I've had a q
Re: Better corner pinning with clever nulls
by Harry Hoag 6 years ago
Ok guys, to help things along a bit, i've attached a comp that tries to explain what I'm after. So if you look at the comp, I want to distort the text in the precomp to match exactly the text in the m
Make a double path one path
by Harry Hoag 10 years ago
Hi there, I don't use illustrator that much, so i need some help if possible. I need to convert a raster image into a single vector line it's easier if i show you: http: russelletheridge.com tempstore
Re: Make a double path one path
by Harry Hoag 10 years ago
Hi, yeah that's what i've been doing, i was just wondering if there was an even quicker way, coz i have 450 of these to do. Also is there a batch process in illustrator like in photoshop where you can
edit a TTF font in Illustrator
by Harry Hoag 10 years ago
Hi, I need to edit the vectors of a TTF font that i have, can i do this in illustrator i've had a look but nothing is jumping out at me... can this be done H
Re: edit a TTF font in Illustrator
by Harry Hoag 10 years ago
cool, thanks for your help, i'll give that a go. But i'll be doing the same as that other poor hapless fellow, i've only got illustrator for the mac.
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