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James Poulakos

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After Effects, trimming middle part of timeline out
by Joe smoe 9 years ago
Hey guys, I just worked on an after effects project that has taken me weeks to finish but unfortunately there is a large 10 second gap in the middle of my timeline. I'm afraid that by shifting everyth
Re: After Effects, trimming middle part of timeline out
by James Poulakos 1 year ago
Darn, the links Todd gave in this thread no longer work.
Updating Menu in Photoshp
by Stone Reader 14 years ago
Can you automatically update a menu in Encore DVD after you have changed the original PSD in Photoshop I created a menu in Photoshop. I imported it into Encore as a menu. I then realized I had to make
Re: Updating Menu in Photoshp
by James Poulakos 1 year ago
Sadly, this is no longer true as of Thursday, May 3, 2018, using Encore CS6 with Photoshop CC 2018 on a Mac (macOS 10.12.6). The Photoshop art will not refresh. It doesn't matter how many times you sa
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3 new features I'm loving in AE 2018: keyboard shortcuts editor, colored markers, instant marker-with-dialog
by James Poulakos 2 years ago
I haven't seen AE for a couple months. When I came back to it, I saw the 2018 update. I spent some time with the Keyboard Shortcuts editing feature -- very nice! I can finally use my arrow keys to fra
Re: 3 new features I'm loving in AE 2018: keyboard shortcuts editor, colored markers, instant marker-with-dialog
by Michael Szalapski 2 years ago
Markers can also have duration. My biggest thing about the newest version is that we have mask access to paths - something we've been wanting for YEARS! - The Great Szalam (The 'Great ' stands for 'No
auto center anchor point?
by Aaron Neitz 12 years ago
sorry if this is an obvious problem: I have a bunch of text layers, I want AE to auto center my anchor point on the layers. CS3 on a Mac thanks!
Re: auto center anchor point?
by James Poulakos 3 years ago
Se or Bueno, you inspired me to test this shortcut on my own Mac. I don't have a 'Fn' key on my desktop Mac keyboard*, but I do have a Home key. On my Mac, running macos Sierra and AE CC 2017, this is
Zoom timeline to work area
by Dan Fredley 9 years ago
Is there an easy way to zoom the timeline to show just the work area without using "trim comp to work area"
Re: Zoom timeline to work area
by James Poulakos 3 years ago
Ian was right. That double-click shortcut does not zoom in to the work area. It sets the work area to the begin and end of the composition.
Nested Comp Timeline Sync
by Joe Carpenter 9 years ago
I have a project with multiple nested comps. The issue I am incountering is that such comps timelines wont sync. This issue just happend out of the blue. All comps timeline were insync before. The Syn
Re: Nested Comp Timeline Sync
by Sean Vicary 5 years ago
Hurrah for this old thread, just been beating my brains out all morning trying to fix this. Been using duik tools to animate IK pre-comped characters in 5.5, suddenly everything just went out of sync
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James Poulakos liked this 3 years ago
composition markers, after preComp.
by Andy Engelkemier 8 years ago
Sorry, that was the best subject I could come up with. If you have comp markers and then use that composition in another, you see the composition markers as layer markers. Cool, very useful. How do yo
Re: composition markers, after preComp.
by James Poulakos 3 years ago
Was very pleased to discover this today in AE CC 2017 on Mac, with your help. Especially pleased that it works with my comps, which aren't precomped material. They are imported Adobe Illustrator files
Expression that parents existing nulls to existing layers... maybe by #, in a loop, till all are parented?
by James Poulakos 3 years ago
Ultimate goal: a human brain made of icons. Camera flies through it. My hope: can an expression be used to automagically parent each icon to an existing null Details: I have a cloud of nulls, each one
Re: Expression that parents existing nulls to existing layers... maybe by #, in a loop, till all are parented?
by James Poulakos 3 years ago
Whoops, I was writing my long post while you were posting your more elegant solution. Wow, great to know that line about setting a layer's position equal to another's. Thanks again!
Slip Slide or Slide Edit Tool in AE
by Lisa Ruiz 5 years ago
I'm looking to use the slide edit tool frame by frame with keyboard shortcuts. I have found this link that shows how to do it in Premiere Pro. Does anyone know if you can do this in After Effects with
Re: Slip Slide or Slide Edit Tool in AE
by James Poulakos 3 years ago
Bless ye, ye done me good. That was a great tip about using the Pan Behind (Y) tool to Slip Edit.
Shape Layers - grow stroke along path?
by Tim West 10 years ago
Hi, Just wondering if there is a way using a shape layer to grow a stroke along a path and control its animation (in a similar way to the start end offset features of stroke 3d stroke) I'd like to gro
Re: Shape Layers - grow stroke along path?
by Paula Lavalle 7 years ago
I found this super helpful video on how to add an object that follows a growing stroke. http: www.youtube.com watch v=_DJB8LHjQCg&feature=channel&list=UL Unfortunately you'll have to ditch your shape
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James Poulakos liked this 3 years ago
Fire Cannon (particle) shots that don't move when the emitter moves
by James Poulakos 3 years ago
OK, so I'm trying to replicate the look of a Space Invaders game, where an icon at the bottom edge of the screen fires shots upwards, towards the top edge of the screen. Using CC 2015. I found "Cannon
Re: Fire Cannon (particle) shots that don't move when the emitter moves
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 3 years ago
Keyframe the emitter position.
Bezier Handles in graph editor
by Tony Hudson 10 years ago
I am fairly new to AE, having used mostly Shake in the past. I have an issue where my Bezier handles appear inconsistently. I set the keys to Continuous Bezeir and sometimes the key will have a handle
Re: Bezier Handles in graph editor
by James Poulakos 4 years ago
Yep, this question and its answers helped me today, too. Thanks, Dave, et al! BTW, it helps speed my work to know these 2 shortcuts for changing keyframe interpolation: Set a key's interpolation (so y
Bezier Handles in graph editor
by Tony Hudson 10 years ago
I am fairly new to AE, having used mostly Shake in the past. I have an issue where my Bezier handles appear inconsistently. I set the keys to Continuous Bezeir and sometimes the key will have a handle
Re: Bezier Handles in graph editor
by Don Daedalus 3 years ago
If you separate dimensions on one layer, you have to do it on the other layers in order to see the handles. Thanks Touko for the lead. -D
James Poulakos liked this 4 years ago
After effects CS4 fails to render audio
by Samya Chattopadhyay 7 years ago
I have two audio tracks in my project timeline. I tried to render out but failed. I cheked the audio output setting in the render queue...in the output module setting. Following is the snapshot I am i
Re: After effects CS4 fails to render audio
by James Poulakos 4 years ago
This happened to me with CS6 today, and Dave's tip fixed the prob for me. I had tried rendering to different formats, & I also tried restarting AE, too. The resulting video files seemed to have audio
Select all keyframes to the right / left
by Ryan Hill 10 years ago
Is there a way to select all the keyframes to the right of one keyframe Right now, the best I can do is zoom out until I can see the full timeline, drag select to select everything on one side, zoom b
Re: Select all keyframes to the right / left
by Todd Kopriva 10 years ago
"To select all keyframes that follow or precede a selected keyframe, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) a keyframe, and choose Select Previous Keyframes or Select Following Keyframes. Not
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James Poulakos liked this 5 years ago
Where is the render error log kept?
by Stewart Mayer 10 years ago
I'm having render errors that stop the render, and i'd like to check to log but can't find how to view it! Anyone know where the log is kept so I can see what the problems are thanks!
Re: Where is the render error log kept?
by David Aldridge 6 years ago
reviving an old post here... Question 1.....I get the same error... a failed frame due to multiple frames render settings etc. The question is - AE says it switcthed from background to foreground rend
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James Poulakos liked this 5 years ago
AE Cs5 Collect Files option is busted. Royally.
by Jeremy Garchow 9 years ago
I have been having problem collecting files, either the file path name is too long (which I solved by putting the folder on the root level of the drive) or when doing a collection, AE says it can't fi
Re: AE Cs5 Collect Files option is busted. Royally.
by Jeremy Garchow 9 years ago
I did a version of this, but it wasn't easy, files were everywhere. This is obviously a bug.
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James Poulakos liked this 5 years ago
Fast Start Compressed Header - Compressor
by jack bibbo 11 years ago
Hello I am using Compressor straight out of Final Cut Pro. I found a nice preset in the "H264 for Ipod Video at 640 x 480". This is for streaming off our websites and the :30 spots look great. However
Re: Fast Start Compressed Header - Compressor
by James Poulakos 9 years ago
I've tried doing this, that is, exporting from QT Pro without recompressing, just to get the "Fast Start Compressed Header" feature included in the file.... but QT Pro greys out the OK button unless I
Batch Monitor - incoming network connection message
by Colin Lahana 9 years ago
When I run Compressor i get the "Do you want the application "Batch Monitor.app" to accept incoming network connection. Whilst this is a common popup for lots of apps the problem with this one is that
Re: Batch Monitor - incoming network connection message
by James Poulakos 9 years ago
Colin, did that work for you (trashing prefs) It didn't work for me. The same thing's been happening to me for months. I trashed Compressor prefs, but it still happened. I think I found a clue: it hap
can the timeline window follow the playhead's position?
by Michiel van der Zeeuw 14 years ago
Hello Is there a way to have the timeline window refresh itself once the playhead leaves it What I mean to say is that if I play a sequence and the playhead disappears at the right hand side, I still
Re: can the timeline window follow the playhead's position?
by James Poulakos 10 years ago
Nice! Thanks. I also have a suggestion. I zoom in out on the timeline. Just one poke at the zoom in, or zoom out, keystroke re-centers the playhead, without stopping playback. Since I zoom in out so o
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