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Naming Tool - Wildcards for replace?
by James Huenergardt 2 years ago
Hi, I've imported a rather large Sketchup project and need to do some serious cleanup. With object names like the following it's a big mess. Mesh7764_eat52_ectioncenter1_House_2__rev_2_1_Model Mesh777
Re: Naming Tool - Wildcards for replace?
by James Huenergardt 2 years ago
I found that one, and it works for me, even in R18. Thanks! Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Graphics
Sony EX-1 and 128GB XQD Card
by James Huenergardt 3 years ago
Hi, I am getting ready for a shoot with 5 EX1 cameras and would really like to use the 128GB XQD cards with those cameras. I've used the XQD Reader with these cameras and 64GB cards, but not sure if t
Re: Sony EX-1 and 128GB XQD Card
by Ronnie Martin 3 years ago
Make sure all the cameras are EX-1 cameras and not a mixture of EX-1R and ex-1 cameras. The latest firmware is different. The ex-1R cameras will more than likely work with the large cards if the firmw
Faceted surface on fractured object
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
Hi, For some reason when I fracture a sphere or any other non-flat surface, I get some strange surface issues (see image below) I used NitroBlast to fracture this. Any ideas on what I can do to correc
Re: Faceted surface on fractured object
by Andy Sills 4 years ago
ah dude I had the same issue. Simple fix. Just up your segments on the sphere BEFORE you use nitro. :)
After Effects or Premiere markers into Cinema 4D
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
OK, this is more of a 'how I solved this' than a question. I'm working on an animation that requires me to hit certain beats in music. Trying to create markers in Cinema 4D for this is painful. My sol
Re: After Effects or Premiere markers into Cinema 4D
by Craig Nelson 4 years ago
Thank you for this! C4D really needs a more elegant solution for markers.
Curious how long something like this would take to model.
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
Hi, I am looking to either model this myself or hire someone to do it for me in C4D. Just curious if anyone could estimate about how long it would take an experience modeler to create this and surface
4K vs 1080P Render Times
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
I'm wondering if the same scene rendered 4K vs 1080P would take 4x longer to render, or would it depend what's going on. I'm going to be using dynamics, X-Particles, Turbulence FD, etc. in the scenes.
Re: 4K vs 1080P Render Times
by Brian Jones 4 years ago
yeah, get used to the render times 4k is twice the size of 1080 (slightly larger if DCI 4K is what you are doing - 4096 wide rather than 3840) and it's twice the height so 2x2 it's 4X as many pixels t
Overshoot per character using Text Animator.
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to have a character overshoot using a text animator in AE. I have a word I'm animating in using the position, per character Ramp Up and want the charac
Re: Overshoot per character using Text Animator.
by wen when 4 years ago
Maybe this will help you.Add position to your text,disable range selector and add expression selector.Apply the expression below to "amout" propety.and change the value inside as needed. delay = .1; m
Overshoot a text animation using keyframes and range selector with Expression Selector?
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
I've found animation expressions that overshoot per character, and that's great. I've also found animation expressions based on the inertia motion of the last keyframe and those are neat too. However,
How to make this effect in C4D?
by Nicolás de Sola 4 years ago
Hello everyone, so i recently saw this behance project: https: www.behance.net gallery 27827957 Virgin-Gorda-British-Virgin-Islands and got really interested in the effect. I am aware this was made in
Re: How to make this effect in C4D?
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
I guess where you render the DOF would depend on if you're wanting to create an animation, or just still images. If just a still, render DOF in C4D, if animation, do a DOF pass and take it into AE for
Opinions on Element 3D?
by Carolyne Anthony 4 years ago
Hey all, I've been looking into adding Element 3D to my workflow to possibly speed up animation rendering. My hope is that I could bring models from C4D into AE and utilize Element 3D's animation engi
Re: Opinions on Element 3D?
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
I own C4D and Element and I have to say Element is worth it. It's not going to be used on every project, but it has saved me a TON of time rendering and animating. Once you understand how everything c
How do I feather the edge of a Four-Point Garbage Matte?
by Paul Boone 5 years ago
I'm trying to Mask out certain unwanted visuals as I do a pan over a product shot (Edges of table, legs etc.) How do I feather the edge of this Matte "Edge Feather" only feathers the edges of my frame
Re: How do I feather the edge of a Four-Point Garbage Matte?
by James Huenergardt 4 years ago
1. Put a 'Four-Point Garbage Matte' on your clip. 2. Click on the effect in the 'effect control' panel to select the effect. 3. Use the pen tool in the effect to MASK out where you don't want your 'ho
Boundary microphone(s) for recording in classroom setting.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Hi, I'm going to be filming a series of classroom lectures and want to be able to record the students if they ask questions. The classroom holds about 24 students and they are sitting at tables, 6 to
Re: Boundary microphone(s) for recording in classroom setting.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Thanks Noah and Ty, That is great advice and that's how I'll work it. Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Graphics
Scroll one layer opposite of the other.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Hi, I'm animating a user interface and I've created a 'scroll knob' graphic that I want to be able to move up and down on Y and have a second layer scroll in the opposite direction but a little faster
Re: Scroll one layer opposite of the other.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
OK, I found this: p = thisComp.layer("A").transform.position; value - (p-p.valueAtTime(0)) 0 ,0 But I need to be able to set the 'initial' value to something other than valueAtTime(0) or my layer jump
Need help animating light intensity to audio
by Brian East 5 years ago
I am working on a project for my church and we want to have a lighted ball pulse to a voice clip. Any ideas on the most efficient way to get the pulse intensity linked to the audio to make it seem the
Re: animating light intensity to audio
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
OK, what you can do is something like this. For your audio layer, convert audio to keyframes. Right click, Keyframe Assistant, Convert Audio to Keyframes. Then, create a solid and make it 3D. Next, cr
Program Monitor Video Quality - Keyboard Shortuct
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
OK, this is driving me crazy. There appears to be a 'hidden' keyboard shortcut that I can't remove or change. With the program monitor selected, if you press CMD 4, then it changes the video quality f
Re: Program Monitor Video Quality - Keyboard Shortuct
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
So that's where they live. I was unable to find them. What's odd is that the 'search' function in the Keyboard Shortcuts does not work properly. I put in Playback, and those options did not show up. R
Expression instead of keyframes for range selector
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Hi, I'm creating a lower third that uses keyframes to animate the start end of a range selector on blur and opacity. I'm wanting to create it so that instead of keyframes, I use an expression to drive
Re: Expression instead of keyframes for range selector
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Dan, that worked great, thanks! Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Graphics
Best practice for recording 4 guys at a table.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Hi there, I've produced two shows for a client that is very similar in look feel to the Zacuto 'Film Fellas' program. We use individually wired Countryman EMW Lav Mics that are peaked and we place the
Re: Best practice for recording 4 guys at a table.
by Peter Groom 5 years ago
Ok my pov from a Post perspective. If youre recording the 4 mics to 4 separate channels on the records then its not really feasible to ride faders (or rec level pots) live as its not the same as mixin
mask within a mask
by Kelly Schaefer 5 years ago
Hi all; I have some green screen footage and the key dropped out a blue green shirt. I know, shoulda woulda coulda shot it on blue screen. Anyway, so now I am rotoscoping out the shirt. I also need to
Re: mask within a mask
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
What you need to do is use a couple of layers. On one layer, you have your background KEYED out using Keylight or whatever. On a layer just above that, you do your ROTO work on the shirt. That should
How can I change a Composition and all the layers and comps inside it to the same duration.
by Joshua Chaulk 5 years ago
I've imported a character I made in photoshop as a composition and there are multiple comps and layers inside the master comp for that character. When I imported the psd into my project it imported wi
Re: How can I change a Composition and all the layers and comps inside it to the same duration.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Yes, However, if you have nested comps, you'll have to change those individually. For all regular image or solid layers, select all, go to the end of the comp and press ALT + Right Bracket or OPTION +
After effects slideshow
by Elías Nader 5 years ago
I need to make an end of year slideshow for my school using photos and videos. I don't want to make a generic slideshow. Does anybody have any ideas
Re: After effects slideshow
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Here's one I've used with nice results. http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials elegant_slideshows Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Gr
After Effects stops responding, causes issues with entire system.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Mac OS 10.8.5 96GB RAM nVidia GTX 680 AE CC 12.2.1.5 OK, so I started having issues with AE becoming unresponsive and just giving me the dreaded beach ball. I've confirmed it isn't just with one proje
Re: After Effects stops responding, causes issues with entire system.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
First off, thanks Eric for reaching out. I just saw your message today, or I would have contacted you. I finally figured out what was going on. After three days of trying everything I could think of t
Camera setup question
by Mike MacKenzie 5 years ago
Hey everyone...this seems pretty basic, but I am having trouble making it happen. Any help is greatly appreciated. My goal is to have a camera follow the path of a stylized race track. I created a 300
Re: Camera setup question
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
One thing I always do is control the camera using a null object. What I do is create a null, make it 3D, then parent the camera to the null. Then, I move the null around and the camera, of course, fol
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Would cineware work with the full version of cinema 4d or just the lite version?
by shane Scott 5 years ago
Would cineware work with the full version of cinema 4d or the just lite version
Re: Would cineware work with the full version of cinema 4d or just the lite version?
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Cineware works on all versions of C4D. I have Studio, and it works just fine. Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Graphics
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Beginner: Extend template duration of video clip
by Farhan Ali 5 years ago
Hello everyone hope you're doing well. For the past few days I have been trying out Adobe After Effects and have been using templates. I won't mention any websites here as it;s against the rules. So h
Re: Beginner: Extend template duration of video clip
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Yes, you can extend them, you just need to figure out where they 'live' in the project and then go and edit the length of the COMP. To do that, you need to bring up the comp you want to extend, then g
Raise main voice, lower, secondary voice.
by James Huenergardt 5 years ago
Hi, I've recorded 4 guys around a table using 4 separate lav mics. I have 4 tracks, one for each guy. I'm wanting to attempt to negate the 'bleed over' from the other guys on each individual track. Is
Re: Raise main voice, lower, secondary voice.
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 years ago
This may or may not help you out - it's called sidechaining: http: tv.adobe.com watch short-and-suite sidechaining-in-audition-cs6 I don't know whether it can be made to work the way I understand your
Clip plays fine in Clip Browser but gives media error in camera...
by James Huenergardt 6 years ago
OK, so I'm having an issue here. I'm using a 16GB SD card in my EX1 and filming went without a hitch. However, now, when I attempt to copy the card to my hard drive, the disc ejects about halfway thro
Re: Clip plays fine in Clip Browser but gives media error in camera...
by James Huenergardt 6 years ago
OK, so here's what ended up working for me. I tried EVERYTHING I could think of. Because the clip could be played of the SD card in XDCam Clip Browser, I thought I could export it using Clip Browser.
New Mac Pro vs. PC Workstation for Premiere
by Nick Szpara 6 years ago
I am upgrading my edit system at the end of the year. Up until now, I've been running Premiere CS5.5 and FCP7 on a 2008 Mac Pro. Obviously, any upgrade will be a huge performance boost at this point.
Re: New Mac Pro vs. PC Workstation for Premiere
by James Huenergardt 6 years ago
Walter, does that work with image sequences or just video files Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Graphics
Loft Nurbs Issue with spine imported from Illustrator
by James Huenergardt 6 years ago
Hi, So, I've imported a spline from Illustrator that I'm using to create part of a retro television. My issue is that the curved portion looks like it doesn't have enough 'points' to make a smooth 'ro
Re: Loft Nurbs Issue with spine imported from Illustrator
by James Huenergardt 6 years ago
OK, so I figured out my issue. It has to do with the Mesh Subdivision U and V. What's crazy is that I tried that, but didn't move it far enough to see a difference so I thought it wasn't helping. Now
Automating a simple 'walk' cycle
by James Huenergardt 7 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a project where I'm doing some very simple animation using 2D characters. http: www.youtube.com watch v=a96Vzfi86cg What I'm wanting to do is figure out how to automate a very simpl
Re: Automating a simple 'walk' cycle
by James Huenergardt 7 years ago
Dan, you are a genius. Wow, that math is crazy. I have no idea what is going on (for the most part) but was able to adjust stride, etc. to get things working nicely. I'm a former programmer (Actionscr
Need an expression to keep effect in same place in 3D scene
by James Huenergardt 7 years ago
Hi, Here is what I'm doing: http: www.youtube.com watch v=JNPBMR2CIMU&feature=youtu.be This is a short test animation. What I'm wanting to do is add the 'magnify' (or any other effect for that matter)
Re: Need an expression to keep effect in same place in 3D scene
by James Huenergardt 7 years ago
Thanks Dan, The first time I tried it there, it didn't work, but I figured out my Adjustment Layer needs to be 2D and NOT 3D and then it works like a charm. Thanks again! Jim Reel Inspirations - www.r
How large can I make a layer map (pixel dimensions) for ProAnimator?
by James Huenergardt 7 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to create an animation using ProAnimator where I have a globe and the continent of Africa is filled with video tiles (using a trkmat). I'm wanting to start with the camera pushed into a
Re: How large can I make a layer map (pixel dimensions) for ProAnimator?
by Edward Wu 7 years ago
Hi Jim, As discussed on the phone, try rendering out the Pre-comp since you're using such as large Layer Map. Then use the video as a Layer Map and see if this works better for you. If you're still ha
Few questions about Premiere Pro CS5
by Andrey Karpov 9 years ago
I've been wanting to switch to Premiere Pro CS5 from FCP7 but I have a few simple questions. The only thing I'm concerned about is whether or not I'll be able to work as fast and efficiently as I do o
Re: Few questions about Premiere Pro CS5
by James Huenergardt 8 years ago
Kevin, I HOPE the folks at Adobe are going to add the Transition and Effect favorites like we have in Final Cut Pro in the next version, and quickly. That saves me a TON of time to be able to throw ou
18 features Adobe should borrow from Final Cut Pro 7
by Paul Jay 8 years ago
Apple's recent obsolescence of Final Cut Studio has forced a lot of us to reexamine which editing platform we want to use for future work. Ironically, Adobe Premiere Pro is a much easier transition fo
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Re: 18 features Adobe should borrow from Final Cut Pro 7
by James Huenergardt 8 years ago
If Adobe is smart, they will bring in some FCP users and figure out what's missing in Premiere Pro. Adobe is in the 'cat bird' seat right now, and they can capitalize on this if they want to. If they
Using a movie clip as a particle
by James Huenergardt 9 years ago
Hi, I have a Quicktime file I'm wanting to use as a custom 'sprite particle' in Trapcode Particular 2.1.0 I have everything working fine, but the the only setting that allows my Quicktime to to play (
Re: Using a movie clip as a particle
by James Huenergardt 9 years ago
OK, so here's what I figured out. It does work, as long as the 'Physics Time Factor' is set to something other than 0. I was wanting to 'freeze' my particles in space and move a camera around them. It
Replacing Photoshop source files in Final Cut
by James Huenergardt 10 years ago
Hi, I have 80 Photoshop files in a folder I'm referencing using in several sequences. They have 2 text layers and a hidden background layer. I sent them off to my client for changes edits and they sen
Re: Replacing Photoshop source files in Final Cut
by James Huenergardt 10 years ago
OK, here's what I think is happening. When you import a Photoshop document into FCP that has layers, it creates a sequence named after the Photoshop file. In the sequence, there is one track per layer
How to efficiently move between platforms.
by James Huenergardt 11 years ago
Hi, Is there any easy way to move Premiere Pro CS3 projects between Mac and PC without losing references to all your clips Since Mac doesn't use drive letters and PC does, whenever I move a project ov
Re: How to efficiently move between platforms.
by James Huenergardt 11 years ago
I think that was my biggest problem. I was importing EX1 files right of my SXS card which has MANY folders which made it a pain to swap platforms. Thanks!Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com C
EX1 footage not rendering/playing on timeline
by James Huenergardt 11 years ago
Hi, I'm running into a strange issue and was wondering if anyone else has as well. I'm running PPro on a PC and my MacBook Pro (XP Bootcamp) I'm able to import the EX1 footage into my EX1 1080 project
Re: EX1 footage not rendering/playing on timeline
by James Huenergardt 11 years ago
I knew I forgot to add something to my post. Yes, I'm using 3.2.0.Reel Inspirations - www.reelinspirations.com Commercials, Dramas, Image Pieces, Documentaries, Motion Graphics
2 screen dilemma
by Alan McCormick 12 years ago
I have not found the answer to this one yet so here goes.... I have 2 x LCD's and I want to setup ProAnimator so my last configuration is maintained or even better the Main Window on the LEFT LCD and
Re: 2 screen dilemma
by James Huenergardt 12 years ago
Just talked with Tech Support last week on this very thing. They are working on a fix for it.
Why isn't my text shiny and reflective?
by James Huenergardt 12 years ago
Hi, I'm using Pro Animator to rotate a line of text. (Kind of like Universal Pictures), but it's at the top of a globe. Anyway, my text doesn't look silver, it looks flat. I'm using the Punchy Silver
Re: Why isn't my text shiny and reflective?
by Jon Okerstrom 12 years ago
Hi Jim, It looks like everything is working as it should - note how that particular present is making the curved edges and bevens shine. It's also having an effect on the front faces of your object -
Stepping Issue - Particular
by James Huenergardt 12 years ago
Hi, I'm using particular with a 'custom' particle of 50x50 pixels. It's sort of a vertical oval shape for the particle. Anyway, I'm getting this stepping in my preview render http: www.reelinspiration
Re: Stepping Issue - Particular
by PaulGain 12 years ago
I'm having this exact same issue, an extremely oblong custom particle that has horrible stepping issues between keyframes .. no matter what the custom particle layer is (pre-comped, straight solid, et
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