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Helena Masterson

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Expression for trail around a globe
by Helena Masterson 10 months ago
I'm creating a 3D globe in after Effects using Element 3D. Ive got the globe working but I'm trying to use expressions to have lines going around the globe from one place to another (see image) I have
Re: Expression for trail around a globe
by Helena Masterson 10 months ago
Well thats going to save me a whole bunch of time! I didn't even know something like that existed, thanks very much :)
Exporting images from footage with a reference number - is it possible?
by Helena Masterson 4 years ago
Hi, I'm hoping someone on here might be able to point me in the right direction for what I'm looking for. I know Premiere Pro can export image sequences, but what I'm looking to do specifically is to
Re: Exporting images from footage with a reference number - is it possible?
by Helena Masterson 4 years ago
Ah I have Prelude, I'll look into it. Thanks!
The 100: Opening Credits. How to ?
by Jp Brochu 5 years ago
I would like to achieve something similar to the opening credits of THE 100 TV series. Not the whole thing, but simply the effect on the letters of the names. Example here: https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: The 100: Opening Credits. How to ?
by Helena Masterson 5 years ago
I just tried a rough test and got a similar effect by converting text to masks to animate in sections of the letters, then added the griddler effect. Knocking the rotation by +1.0 gives it the offset
Animating splitscreens in FCPX
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
I'm working on animating some splitscreens in FCPX 10.0.9 and for some reason it won't let me keyframe the trims I have. I understand keyframing and am doing it exactly the same way as I always do, bu
Re: Animating splitscreens in FCPX
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Thanks for the reply Eric. I think you may be right! I've tried everything - setting the keyframes then rebooting.. Nothing has worked. I have to say I'm pretty disappointed with the software in regar
Exporting uncompressed avi files?
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
Up until last week I was using QuickTime Pro to export uncompressed AVI files using .mov's that I exported from After Effects. This work flow worked fine but I have just upgraded to Mountain Lion this
Re: Exporting uncompressed avi files?
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Hi Aaron, I went ahead and used the terminal option that I found and it worked perfectly. I'm always a bit dubious about putting things into terminal, but it did sort out the problem and I have had no
Trapcode Particular - text transition
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Hi, I'm currently creating an animation in After Effects CS4 using Particular, which has bubbles moving upwards as if they are fizzing in a drink. This bit I have created fine. However, I would then l
After Effects transition
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Can anyone tell me how this transition has been done Its at 0:17 - Terry Gilliam Film http: www.youtube.com watch v=qS6LHdF95D8 Thanks Helena
Re: After Effects transition
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Thanks Brendon, I've just tested a few different setting and looks good! Thanks again for your help.
Creating bubbles using Trapcode Particular and After Effects
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Hi, I'm looking to use Trapcode Particular to make some bubbles for a background showing drinks. I'm aiming to have them move upwards on a white background, but the bubbles to be different gradients o
Re: Creating bubbles using Trapcode Particular and After Effects
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Great, thanks Ridley. I'll take a look, although I'm wondering if I will have to create something more custom for what the client has asked for. Thanks for your help with this though, much appreciated
text ratio query
by chris brett 6 years ago
Hi - --- whenever I setup a new line of text the typeface is extended and I need to adjust the x scale to compensate. Wondering if theres an independant ratio setting for type that I dont know about s
Re: text ratio query
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Hi Chris, Have you checked your Character settings in the Character window
Red Giant Unmult in Ae CC
by Rex Polanis 6 years ago
I am trying to install unmult in Ae CC, scriptuipanels but it doesn't show up in Ae CC Can any one help me Thank you One man with courage makes a majority. Canon 7D Adobe CC Master Suite Digital Juice
Re: Red Giant Unmult in Ae CC
by Helena Masterson 6 years ago
Im not sure if this helps, but I tried to get it for CS6 and the plug in hadn't been updated for it. I ended up using CS5 to do the job. Are you sure that what you are trying to install is compatible
Scaling a previous made comp from 720p to 1080p
by Rex Polanis 6 years ago
I have a comp i purchased from pond 5 that was created at 720p but I want to convert it to 1080p with out degradation. Is there a simple way to do this without going to every precomp ect and resizing
Re: Scaling a previous made comp from 720p to 1080p
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
If there aren't any assets(jpegs,video) that are 720, then try this script. Recursive Scale Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 w
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blue / green renders (RAM preview?)
by Dan Schneider 9 years ago
When I scrub through my timeline, which contains many 3D layers, I get an immediate render at each frame. However when I stop scrubbing, it takes about 5 seconds to render, and when it does, it appear
Re: blue / green renders (RAM preview?)
by Kevin Camp 9 years ago
the colored bards lines in the timeline indicate frames that ae has cached. green means they are cached to ram, blue means cached to disk... obviously, frames cached to ram can play back faster and sh
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After Effects to Final Cut 10
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
I'm currently working on a project in Final Cut 10 and have been exporting my titles from After Effects CS6 as Apple Pro Res 4444, as I find this gives good quality in FCP10. I know to put footage int
Re: After Effects to Final Cut 10
by Walter Soyka 7 years ago
Helena Masterson "I know to put footage into After Effects to export the XML to keep the high footage quality and was wondering if there was a better workflow using XML from AE to FC10 that would kee
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Grass through glass?
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
Could anyone tell me how I can get grass to be visible through a glass transparent texture When I hit render the grass doesn't show unless I remove the glass texture from infront of it. Thanks
Re: Grass through glass?
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
Hi Cassius, thanks for the response. I am using hair and I have tried this but I'm having the problem that when I tick the Reflection Refraction Traced Shadows option it doesn't render at all, not eve
Shadows from glass?
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
Hi, I'm new to C4d and I'm trying to produce a shadow from a glass cube with an object in the middle. I have an infinite white background and one light (accepting shadows). I dont seem to be able to g
Re: Shadows from glass?
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
Hi Brian, Thanks for the response. I just read your message and went back through my light settings. I found the shadow option and turned it on and it worked! Don't know how I missed it. Thanks again!
Scale one letter up at a time in a wipe style?
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
I'm trying to scale up one letter at a time in a word. For example if it read 'WORD', I would like to scale W up the down then O up and down etc so that it looks like the letters pop up and down one a
Re: Scale one letter up at a time in a wipe style?
by Tom Daigon 7 years ago
Helena, here is a screen capture of the text effect I think you are describing. Analyze it in order to recreate it on your system. Good luck! Tom Daigon PrP After Effects Editor HP Z820 Dual 2687 64GB
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Setting up a composition for mobile in AE?
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
I have been asked to produce an animation sting that will be used for mobile (which mobile hasn't been specified to me) and I have a few questions I was hoping I could get some help with. Firstly, wha
Re: Setting up a composition for mobile in AE?
by John Cuevas 7 years ago
Talk to the client, but I just created a bunch of work for mobile and it was just make HD video's, upload to youtube and done. The mobile app picks the video size that it can play best. My work flow d
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Bitrates?!
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
I understand that a bitrate is how a video file is processed for information per second and that it affects the quality of how a video looks (the higher the bitrate the better quality but larger file
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Re: Bitrates?!
by Vishesh Arora 7 years ago
Glad we could help Helena Vishesh Arora 3D and Motion Graphics Artist Films Rajendra Blog: http: digieffects.wordpress.com 2011 3D Demo Reel: http: www.youtube.com watch v=lHPgIJU_BR8
Which is best to use in AE - ai files or psd files?
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
I've mostly always used vector based Illustrator files (in RGB mode) when animating in After Effects unless it's a photo I'm adding. However, I know psd files can be used and are highly compatible wit
Re: Which is best to use in AE - ai files or psd files?
by Vishesh Arora 7 years ago
Helena which is the best format to use (ai or psd) to get the best quality images and how much the file sizes would differ between the two formats My advice is to go for Ai files if it is an option. A
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Pacing an edit..
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
I'm not sure where to post this but I'm hoping this is the correct place! It's not really a tech question but a technique question.. I've been editing for 2years now and what I would like to ask is fo
Re: Pacing an edit..
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
Ahh thanks! That was the kind if Forum I was looking for. Thanks both for the feedback
Avid Media Composer 5 - color correction
by Helena Masterson 7 years ago
Hello Im new to Avid as I'm an FCP user but I want to learn this software. I've put together an edit that I'm happy with. I'm now wanting to color grade it so I'm going to Toolset Color Correction. Ho
Re: Avid Media Composer 5 - color correction
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
You have the track monitor set on v3. Set the track monitor to v4 and you'll see the previous clip. No need to collapse the timeline to one track (but you should anyway - it's good practice for all th
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Exporting VPE for After Effects using Illustrator
by Bruno Guerra 8 years ago
First of all, I'd like to point out I've looked around other posts to make sure this hasn't been already answered, and if it has, I apologize in advance. I'm having a problem with Adobe Illustrator an
Re: Exporting VPE for After Effects using Illustrator
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
Ah ok - well the 3D that Illustrator creates is only 'fake' 3D - Illustrator works in flat vectors so After Effects has no way of knowing that the object should be 3D. To create real 3D objects in Aft
How do I change the colour of placed illustrator file in a different illustrator file?
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
I have created a number of separate illustrations in illustrator CS5 and then created a new illustrator file to which I have then brought them into. After spending a long time arranging the illustrati
Two questions! How do I fade a shadow in C4D and why is it only rendering 166 frames out of 200??
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
I'm making an animated logo which has a soft shadow underneath. I want to fade the shadow out when the text comes in. How do I fade the shadow without effecting anything else Also when I render it out
Re: Two questions! How do I fade a shadow in C4D and why is it only rendering 166 frames out of 200??
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
I only have the shadow turned on on that one light so the other lights shouldn't affect it Im using version 11.5 if that makes any difference I dont get why its not working :
Quicktime to DVD?
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
Im not sure if Im posting in the right bit here but I think I am! Im trying to burn a quicktime movie to a disc for a friend. Its size is 1280 x 720 and is set at H.264. Do I need to burn this to a dv
Re: Quicktime to DVD?
by Kylee Peña 8 years ago
If she was told to burn it to an authored (playable DVD) at uni, they probably mean a regular DVD. These are standard definition. If she has to have it HD, blu-ray if you want it playable on a TV (aut
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Pixelated black colours when exporting to quicktime
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
Hi, Im wondering if anyone could help me Im currently editing some footage for someone at uni and Im colour grading the sequences (which I havent done before!). When I did a test export before I added
How do I cut outlines out of a shape using another shape?
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
I'm trying to create some icons for a mobile app and I want to create icons like the image I've attached. The way Im trying to do it is by layering the two speech bubble on top of each other and the t
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Re: How do I cut outlines out of a shape using another shape?
by Matt Townley 8 years ago
Hi Helena, Take a look at this tutorial and see if it answers your question. I think this is what you were asking, but let me know if I misunderstood your question. http: youtu.be g3DUBDJW2NY hd=1 Goo
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Why are my text layers changing? Its stopping me from editing the text..
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
I created text boxes with with the type tool and put text in them. When I came back to them later to resize the text, they wouldn't let me edit them. It looks as though my text layer has changed Does
Re: Why are my text layers changing? Its stopping me from editing the text..
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
I have PS CS5. It looks as though the layer has rasterised but at no point did I rasterise it and it's happened more than a few times with this work. I've had to go back and recreate all of my text bo
Linking the Bulge effect to an Audio Amplitude layer to get a beat
by Helena Masterson 8 years ago
I have an expression that I have used to link an Audio Amplitude layer to the Taper Radius of the Bulge effect. I want the bulge effect to become bigger and smaller to the beat of the music. The expre
Re: Linking the Bulge effect to an Audio Amplitude layer to get a beat
by Dan Ebberts 8 years ago
Like this, probably: aud = thisComp.layer("Audio Amplitude").effect("Both Channels")("Slider"); audMin = 0; audMax = 20; taperMin = 0; taperMax = 100; linear(aud,audMin,audMax,taperMax,taperMin) Dan
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