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Owner/operator of Sound Pro Studios media production company in Tobermory, Ontario, Canada. Graduate of Fanshawe recording engineering in London, Ontario and producer of independent and commercial audio and video for over 10 years.
Member Since:
February 18th 2007
38 Posts
Location:
Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
pivot points - control and problems InvigPro 5
by James Hooey 8 years ago
when moving around set pivot points they dissapear from Invigorator's 3D preview in various random locations zoom levels. As well there is currently no documentation I can find in the online docs rega
Re: pivot points - control and problems InvigPro 5
by James Hooey 8 years ago
More problems too!!! I have also found out that currently I cannot get AE draft mode to work on the Invigorator layer...when I turn on draft quality the 3D objects dissapear entirely! If I'm not learn
$100_ Title Motion Graphics and Transations for a web show
by tejal shah 8 years ago
If you are a Motion GFX designer and looking to get a great reel, and an ESPN credit, please contact me with your demo reel at jobs.tjp@gmail.com with LEAD GFX in the subject. $100 for the pilot. And
Re: $100_ Title Motion Graphics and Transations for a web show
by James Hooey 8 years ago
Please see my website url for my current reel as well as services below... http: soundprostudios.com galleryDemo.html contact me at soundprostudios@hotmail.com If I'm not learning something....I'm bor
Anyone Want to Help With My Ident??
by Jeremy Collins 9 years ago
Hello! I am looking for someone who is interested in updating my current Ellipsis Entertainment ident. I want to keep the same design, with the color bars, just give it a little more. It is very 2D, w
Re: Anyone Want to Help With My Ident??
by James Hooey 9 years ago
email sent If I'm not learning something....I'm bored.
3D Stroke wrapping around objects
by Jack Chute 9 years ago
Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could give me a few pointers on how to shape Trapcodes 3D stroke around objects or 2D layers. My scene is for a music video, I'm intending to wrap light streak spir
Re: 3D Stroke wrapping around objects
by James Hooey 9 years ago
hmm....I figured it out... Precompose the collapsed 3D comp ....AGAIN... If I'm not learning something....I'm bored.
Possible for Particular to "wrap" around a 3d enabled object?
by TheBearsTooth 12 years ago
I want to have particular fly and "wrap" around a solid (3d enabled). It doesn't seem possible. Does anyone know how to do this Thank you in advance!
Re: Possible for Particular to "wrap" around a 3d enabled object?
by James Hooey 9 years ago
Mylenium, This seems to be an issue when I use a 3D comped layer with collapse transformations applied (such as a 3D cube)...obscuration doesn't work... any suggestions If I'm not learning something..
incredibly long render times
by James Hooey 10 years ago
I'm pulling my hair out over rendering issues I'm having.... I have a 15 second 1920X1080 , 29.97 progessive AE composition with a very simple invigorator PRO layer in it. The Invigorator layer has tw
Re: incredibly long render times
by James Hooey 10 years ago
Just to finish off this thread I wanted to summarize what Edward Wu (Zaxwerks tech support) has suggested after looking at my project file in question. (Great fast response from Edward btw!)
Null rotation driving/affecting multiple opacities
by James Hooey 10 years ago
Hope someone can offer some insight into how I would approach the following. I have 10 layers set up in a 3D decagon arrangment parented to a null set in the middle of the layers. With this I can rota
Re: Null rotation driving/affecting multiple opacities
by Dan Ebberts 10 years ago
Play around with this version. Adjust "factor" until you get something you like: factor = 2; C = thisComp.activeCamera; v1 =normalize(anchorPoint - fromWorld(C.toWorld( 0,0,0 ))); angle = Math.acos(do
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format issues
by JD Ko 10 years ago
What versions of After Effects can interact with MOV format, H.264 AVC, IMA-ADPCM (stereo) files Can any do it natively I'm beginning to seriously consider buying a Casio Exilim EX F1. If you don't kn
Re: format issues
by James Hooey 10 years ago
Dave, Could you explain what you mean by 'peak rendering efficiency" Are you relating to the overall speed a render takes or the attainable quality the render can achieve. I understand HDV format with
Looking for camera guy in Toronto w/Gear
by Dave Burckhard 10 years ago
We have a possible shoot in Toronto the next few weeks (Feb. 16 - Mar 16). It's a day shoot. I'm looking for a camera person who can shoot and get the video on our computer. We'll edit. I'm thinking t
Re: Looking for camera guy in Toronto w/Gear
by James Hooey 10 years ago
Sent you a email... :) If I'm not learning something....I'm bored.
pasting masks contains unwanted transforms
by James Hooey 10 years ago
I have several intricate masks (over hands and face) of a subject and want to paste these masks to another layer (lets say a photo layer for adding a overlaid texture). If I scale this photo layer or
Re: pasting masks contains unwanted transforms
by James Hooey 10 years ago
LOL, for sure!...but it's so hard to find actors with 5 inch round eyeballs and get them to fit inside a television ;) If I'm not learning something....I'm bored.
bypass all video effects
by James Hooey 10 years ago
Brand new to Premier.. edited in Vegas for years... Is there a function button to bypass all video effects. I like being able to globally disable effects from time to time to get full frame rate HDV p
Re: bypass all video effects
by Eddie Lotter 10 years ago
james hooey "anyone remember where to send Adobe product improvement suggestions" See: FAQ:How Where do I make a feature request CheersEddie
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time freeze for compositions - can it work?
by James Hooey 10 years ago
I am not sure if this can work.... I have several 20 second comps in a larger 2 minute comp (animated photo album pages). I would like each 20 second album page comp to freeze it's final frame so I ca
Re: time freeze for compositions - can it work?
by Will Cavanagh 10 years ago
Double check that the frame your last TR keyframe is on is in fact the last frame of the comp. Usually, when you make a new comp, the last frame that TR automatically sets to is an empty frame. To fix
How can I "unroll" a 3D sphere???
by James Hooey 10 years ago
Hi, and thanks to anyone who can answer this. How can I unroll a 3D sphere image into a 2D image. Please note that I don't want to flatten the image as this makes the flattened image a circle of the v
Re: How can I "unroll" a 3D sphere???
by James Hooey 10 years ago
bump....any help Using CS4 Production Suite, Photoshop Extended in particular. James Hooey If I'm not learning something....I'm bored.
It's been a great ride...
by Aharon Rabinowitz 11 years ago
Hi Folks- When I got started in animation, there were barely any tutorials on line all of them were written tutorials, and some quite hard to follow. There were a few good books that were a great star
Re: It's been a great ride...
by James Hooey 11 years ago
Congratulations on your new paths in life! I am already missing the thought of not learning some new aspect of After Effects from such a well spoken and exceptional teacher as yourself. I have certain
how to affect x and y position co-orinates seperately
by James Hooey 11 years ago
I am so new to expressions and AE in general I'm not sure even how to put this...please help if possible... I have two text layers, one is the 'main' text and one is a faked reflection layer - pretty
Re: how to affect x and y position co-orinates seperately
by James Hooey 11 years ago
Thanks for the reply Dan, You are absolutely right in that without the +840 added the reflection text ends up above the main text....this confuses me as I thought the opposite of a layers position sho
CS4 now shipping
by James Hooey 11 years ago
Well the title suggests just about everything. CS4 Production premiem is now shipping. Confirmed this with a customer service rep (in India) and my preorder has been processed and should arrive in aro
How do you like your XH-A1?
by JLN2112 12 years ago
I would be interested to hear some feedback from those of you that have been using the XH-A1. Any general impressions (likes dislikes) thus far
Re: How do you like your XH-A1?
by James Hooey 12 years ago
great camera!!! I only have one dissapointment with it...the zoom, focus and iris rings are servo control mechanisms and as such they have a rather limiting shortcoming.... you cannot zoom and adjust
graffiti5 & fx9 with Vegas 7
by Jay Allen 12 years ago
I just got this package. Can I render from the keyframers or do i have to do it in vegas All the tutorials i find are on older releases Are there any vegas and boris tutorials out there J.
Re: graffiti5 & fx9 with Vegas 7
by James Hooey 12 years ago
To make an animated pie chart you cannot use the static graffiti plug...you must apply it as a effect to a presumably blank (transparent) section of generated media. There is a more recent post explai
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