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James Henley

Member Since:
June 23rd 2006
11 Posts
animating a moving line
by Ben Weller 10 years ago
hi everyone, i am currently working on an animation in AE using masks to create the shapes that i need, but the only problem is, i eventually want to go over the top of these and create an outline, th
Re: animating a moving line
by James Henley 10 years ago
Hi Ben, If you want the outline you create to completely match the shape of the masks, then probably the easiest way to do this is to apply the 'stroke' effect, which will place a line over your mask
Does any know how to do this effect?
by Justin Junda 10 years ago
http: vimeo.com 4547657 does anyone know how to this effect any help would be app.
Re: Does any know how to do this effect?
by James Henley 10 years ago
There's lots of different effects in that video. Which one do you mean
Lightning dosent keep up with my hands
by Joe Cockcroft 10 years ago
Im doing lightning and as i cant stay still without stuttering, My hand is moving quite a bit, So at the beginning of video, I align the ligning start and end with my hands, But then when it gets half
Re: Lightning dosent keep up with my hands
by James Henley 10 years ago
Joe, Are you familiar with the 'effects control' panel which should pop up when you apply an effect to your footage If it doesn't then try pushing f3 to make it appear. The first two parameters under
Any stabe video presentation software for secondary monitor projection ?
by viki kumar 10 years ago
Hi, Can someone suggest some simple software which can run on a pc with dual monitors. I want something real simple with no mixing etc etc. All the playback controls like stop, pause, playlist etc app
Re: Any stabe video presentation software for secondary monitor projection ?
by James Henley 10 years ago
Depending on what type(s) of files you want to play, you might be able to do it all directly from the timeline of your NLE. I've done this before using Premiere - output through the firewire then used
Manipulating composition in 3D
by Mike Roy 10 years ago
I am fairly new to AE, and had a quick question regarding viewing options... My situation was I had just finished animating my model, many layers, and many keyframes. Now I want to make changes to my
Re: Manipulating composition in 3D
by James Henley 10 years ago
Hi Mike, If you look at the composition panel there should be a drop down box which says 'active camera'. Change that to 'custom view 1' then you should be able to use the orbit camera pan tools to lo
Billowing Cloth Reveal Question!!!
by Michael Lawson 10 years ago
I recently created a billowing cloth effect in After Effects. My project came out perfectly except when I create a new movie and export it, then play it in Quicktime or Avid, the project looks like th
Re: Billowing Cloth Reveal Question!!!
by James Henley 10 years ago
Hi Michael, How did you create the billowing cloth Can you post a short clip or screen shot so we can see what you mean by 'fence' James
Adjustment layers in 3D space (After Effects)
by Deron Kamisato 10 years ago
Hi, Is it possible to animate an adjustment layer in 3D space I have the rain simulation effect on an adjustment layer and want to be able to zoom in and out of it. Thanks
Re: Adjustment layers in 3D space (After Effects)
by James Henley 10 years ago
Hi, You can animate an adjustment layer in 3d space - just turn on the 3d function for that layer then treat it like any other. However, if you try this with something like the Rain effect on that lay
If you can't "stand" back pain, stand
by Bob Cole 10 years ago
I think this thread first appeared on the FCP Forum, but it really applies to all editors: how to avoid becoming a back-cripple while still spending hours in front of an NLE. One person mentioned his
Re: If you can't "stand" back pain, stand
by James Henley 10 years ago
It would take a while to get used to, but i think this could work well for editing: http: www.ted.com index.php talks jeff_han_demos_his_breakthrough_touchscreen.html J
PowerPoint Template
by David Yowell 10 years ago
I would like to be able to import a PowerPoint template into Photoshop so that I can edit it and use it with a short video. However, when I try to import it, it tells me that it can't import it as it
Re: PowerPoint Template
by James Henley 10 years ago
Can't remember if its the same in earlier versions, but in Powerpoint '07 you can save one or all of the slides as image files (file save as other formats select jpg or whatever from dropdown list). H
Animating/moving the anchor point
by Ian Collister -- email is bouncing 11 years ago
Hi all I want to animate a solid, a little like how the cards move in Alice in Wonderland. http: www.youtube.com watch v=CyGZFYhNzj4 Im not looking for the solid to twist in any way, just imagine a sq
Re: Animating/moving the anchor point
by James Henley 11 years ago
Hi Ian, It's probably not ideal for this project, as it would be v time consuming to set the keyframes for every step, but if you use the 'Pan Behind' tool to move the anchor point the position values
How to do a Powerpuff like trail glow effect.
by Umer Zafar 11 years ago
Hello everybody, I am looking for a solution to simulate powerpuff girls cartoon's glow trail effect that the girls leave behind during their flight. How can such effect be applied behind a moving obj
Re: How to do a Powerpuff like trail glow effect.
by James Henley 11 years ago
I managed to achieve a similar effect (trail following people flying) by adapting some of the ideas from Andrew Kramer's tutorial here http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials 3d_stroke_effect Hope that h
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