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Jason McKee

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November 29th 2007
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Need an expression to automatically position a Light between two tracked Lights.
by Tracy Smith 4 months ago
Hello everyone, I'm not a master of expressions but I'm trying to learn. I have a project where I have footage of long fluorescent bulbs moving. I need to place After Effects Lights all along the leng
Re: Need an expression to automatically position a Light between two tracked Lights.
by Jason McKee 4 months ago
This might help you out. https: aescripts.com malcolm-in-the-center If that one doesn't work for you then you might be able to get something close with this one. I hope this helps. https: aescripts.co
Fixing Constantly Changing White Balance
by Tal Globus 7 years ago
I have footage from a camera that continuously changes its white balance while shooting, so the footage switches back and forth between warm and cool. How do I color correct for a changing white balan
Re: Fixing Constantly Changing White Balance
by Jason McKee 4 months ago
Is this essentially what you're trying to accomplish https: www.youtube.com watch v=MKVlSiVOaxk&t=1s Sorry, if I misunderstood what you're trying to do here, but I've been searching for an After Effec
Mocha AE 2019 - Only Creating One Set of Keyframes
by Chris Castor 1 year ago
Hey all, Thanks in advance for any help you can offer me. So I am having an issue with Mocha AE 2019. It had worked just fine until last week when I upgraded my Mac OS to Mojave (I held off to make su
Re: Mocha AE 2019 - Only Creating One Set of Keyframes
by Jason McKee 1 year ago
I've had this happen once and only once. I was also in AE 2019 Mocha CC. It wasn't placing the keyframes before my in point for me, but it was only giving me 4 random keyframes throughout my clip laye
Perspective 3D layer problem
by Nicolas Chausson 1 year ago
Hi, I have a problem when I turn a text layer in 3D. Depending where I put my layer into the composition the perspective of the 3 axis will change with the text position, as shown on these screenshots
Re: Perspective 3D layer problem
by Jason McKee 1 year ago
Unless I'm misunderstanding you, this is normal. Without a camera in your scene, AE acts as if you have one essentially dead center or looking flatly forward. So when you move your layer away from the
AE effect to match lighting condition, as well as re-apply to additional layers?
by Greg Neumayer 7 years ago
I've got two shots of the same object in different lighting conditions. (One is a 3d render, the other is live-action.) I'd like to use AE effects to sample the basic lighting in the live-action and a
Re: AE effect to match lighting condition, as well as re-apply to additional layers?
by Jason McKee 1 year ago
Did you ever figure this out I know in Nuke, you can use the Curve Tool, like in this tutorial. I use After Effects though, I've never figured out a great way to do this in AE. This is what you were a
have to re-link proxies every time Premiere is launched
by Julie C 2 years ago
Every time I open premiere, I have to manually relink the proxies. Anyone know how to get Premiere to remember where they are
Re: have to re-link proxies every time Premiere is launched
by Jason McKee 2 years ago
I'm having this same issue and it does not remember that I relinked them after saving.
CurveTool from Nuke for After Effects?
by Jason McKee 4 years ago
Is there any tool in After Effects like the one in Nuke that can analyze and copy the exposure, luminance or color data over time and reapply it to another layer after zeroing out it's black or white
Best online Cinema 4D Course
by Oliver Trimble 5 years ago
Hi all, Can anyone recommend a Cinema 4D online course. Really taking it from basics onwards. Thanks, Oliver
Re: Best online Cinema 4D Course
by TC Gökhan Babür 5 years ago
I will prefer GSG web page; http: greyscalegorilla.com tutorials Also you can follow; http: www.cineversity.com search tutorials search&date-from=20110801 http: www.c4dcafe.com ipb http: cgterminal.co
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Jason McKee liked this 5 years ago
Renderfarms - Recommendations? (C4D service at Rebus Farm is down at the present)
by Per Sverre Wold-Hansen 5 years ago
I'm an avid user of the "Rebus Farm" service. However, now down as for C4D rendering. Sparse info: Just that it might take more than 24hrs there to get back in service. I now registered at garagefarm.
Re: Renderfarms - Recommendations? (C4D service at Rebus Farm is down at the present)
by Jason McKee 5 years ago
I just ran into this same problem the other day with Rebusfarm as I too use them a lot and have like their service. I talked to one of their representatives and they said they actually have no idea ho
How do I Scale a model with animation?
by Jason McKee 5 years ago
I've imported a tree that I exported from Speedtree. Everything imports fine and the animation is perfect. My question is how do I scale the tree Every time I try it just resets because of the key fra
Re: How do I Scale a model with animation?
by Matt Shaw 4 years ago
Just thought I'd post a reply here seeing as the OP didn't ... I realise it was last year - but that single pointer just saved me so many headaches you wouldn't believe it. Object mode! Who'd have thu
Blending Mode effect?
by Jason McKee 5 years ago
May be a dumb question but is there a blending mode effect that is a good replacement for the blending modes in the timeline The reason for this is imagine having screened layers with effects on them
Re: Blending Mode effect?
by Jason McKee 5 years ago
Awesome! Thank you. That did it
orient a 3d layer between multiple 3d nulls
by Jason McKee 6 years ago
is it possible to orient a 3d layer between multiple 3d nulls. it seems like there should be a way to orient a 3D layer between 3 nulls.
Re: orient a 3d layer between multiple 3d nulls
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Jason McKee "is it possible to orient a 3d layer between multiple 3d nulls. it seems like there should be a way to orient a 3D layer between 3 nulls." Looks like a good feature request for keen_3dLay
Conform Check using Quicktime
by Jason McKee 7 years ago
So I've successfully conformed my Avid sequence back to the original R3D files and I wanted to do a Conform Check by bringing in the reference QuickTime and editing it into the video track above my co
Re: Conform Check using Quicktime
by Jason McKee 7 years ago
I could do it that way but that doesn't really answer my question. Disregard the Conform. Why would any clip on a video layer above another when scaled down not reveal the video layer or track below i
Preimere Pro Won't Import XML's
by Luca Fiore 9 years ago
While exporting a XML file from FCP7 into premiere pro CS5 it consistently fails to import it. It tells me that 'The project could not be loaded, it may be damaged or contain outdated elements' So I'v
Re: Preimere Pro Won't Import XML's
by Jason McKee 7 years ago
I'm having the same problem. I went from Premiere Pro CC to DaVinci, then created an XML from DaVinci and tried to import into Premiere Pro CC. All I'm getting is a General Error and nothing is import
Premiere Pro CC won't import XML
by Jason McKee 7 years ago
The title says it all. I've created an XML from DaVinci Resolve and when trying to import back into Premiere Pro CC (the same program it was edited with) I get a general error and nothing imports. Tha
AJA LHI with FCP 7 and FCP X running on Mountain Lion will work
by Ricky Dominguez 8 years ago
I am in Lion with FCP X, FCP 7 and AJA LHI and is working perfect but would like to update to Mountain Lion but I am not sure if it will work with FCP 7. I use FCP 7 to digitize and export to Beta SP
Re: AJA LHI with FCP 7 and FCP X running on Mountain Lion will work
by Jason McKee 8 years ago
It runs terrible for me but I'm also on a fairly old graphics card. I'm running FCP 7 with an AJA KONA LHi. however, it ran ok before the switch to mountain lion.
loopout("continue") on 3D layers position?
by Jason McKee 9 years ago
is it possible to use the expression loopout("continue") on a 3D layer's position it works on a 2D layers scale property but I haven't been able to get this to work. what I am trying to do is take a 3
Re: loopout("continue") on 3D layers position?
by Michael Szalapski 9 years ago
Expressions are based on JavaScript. It is very, very picky about how you write things. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in th
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Jason McKee liked this 9 years ago
Output Module Templates location?
by Jason McKee 9 years ago
where are the Output Module Templates located on a Mac. I'd like to just copy and paste my old templates to the new version of After Effects but I can't seem to find where they are located on my syste
Re: Output Module Templates location?
by Walter Soyka 9 years ago
See Create, manage, and edit output module templates link . Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at Keen Live Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting RenderBreak Blog - Wh
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Jason McKee liked this 9 years ago
Adjust Track floating in After Effects CS4
by Jason McKee 9 years ago
this maybe difficult to diagnose since I will not be able to upload footage because of the secure nature of the footage but I will try to explain. I have an actor holding a blank white card with an X
Re: Adjust Track floating in After Effects CS4
by Jason McKee 9 years ago
I found the problem. Everything was exactly the same between both of the programs except for one. The AE project I was in had been changed to Drop Frame from what should have been Non-Drop. I'm not su
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Jason McKee liked this 9 years ago
Boujou to Cinema 4D
by Jason McKee 10 years ago
I tracked my shot in Boujou and got a really good looking 3D camera solve but when I import it into Cinema 4D its all screwed up. whats the deal the camera is moving and the scene is static. the camer
Auto-Find Edits
by Jason McKee 10 years ago
is there a function in FCP that allows it to auto-find the edits or cut points in a clip and then make a cut at that point. i thought there was a feature that could auto-find reel punches. thanks in a
Re: Auto-Find Edits
by Jason McKee 10 years ago
Say you import a movie that is already cut together. I thought read somewhere along time ago that FCP or a similar editor could go through and find the cuts or edits and make a cut at those points aut
FCP Changes my In & Out
by Jason McKee 10 years ago
FCP keeps changing my in and out point to the head and tail of the master clip when I drag the clip into the timeline. Here's what I am doing: I have two sequences. I want to take one clip from one ti
Re: FCP Changes my In & Out
by Jason McKee 10 years ago
No. everything's normal. nothing weird. and it looks like it's not changing the out to the tail but rather keeping the duration of the shot but just changing the in to the head. I've noticed weird thi
Cinema 4D model into Photoshop with textures?
by Jason McKee 10 years ago
I am very new to this. I am trying to take a 3D model I created in Cinema 4D and export it out and bring it into Photoshop CS5. I have been trying to do this by exporting out an .obj file and then imp
Re: Cinema 4D model into Photoshop with textures?
by Adam Trachtenberg 10 years ago
I tried with Collada export on a sphere and it worked fine. Not sure what the problem was. OTOH, I agree that BP is a much better tool for painting directly on a model.
C4D model to Photoshop with Textures?
by Jason McKee 10 years ago
I am very new to this. I am trying to take a 3D model I created in Cinema 4D and export it out and bring it into Photoshop CS5. I have been trying to do this by exporting out an .obj file and then imp
Replace edit with sync issues
by Jason McKee 11 years ago
We are using footage captured from hdcam tapes (ProRes 422) and syncing it with audio WAV files. Because the audio files are longer on both ends than the video the merged clip has black with audio at
Re: Replace edit with sync issues
by Matt Lyon 11 years ago
Hey Jason, what exactly do you mean by "modify the clip without changing the timecode" I'm not sure what kind of modification you're trying to achieve. If your editor marks an IN and OUT on the timeli
Batch Center Audio Tracks
by Jason McKee 11 years ago
Is there a way to batch center all audio tracks in a project. I know how to individually do each clip by bringing it up into the viewer and changing the pan from -1 and 1 to both zero but I need to do
Re: Batch Center Audio Tracks
by Jason McKee 11 years ago
if this worked this would be exactly what we need but on our system this hasn't worked. any ideas why it isnt everything i read says that the control period shortcut should work as a batch but its onl
Get Rid of Useless Multiclip Footage
by Jason McKee 11 years ago
I'm sure this is something fairly simple but I have a film and its completely finished. But I would like to get rid of the extra multiclip media that we don't need anymore and not just have it show up
Re: Get Rid of Useless Multiclip Footage
by Jason McKee 11 years ago
Alright so I found what I was looking for. I don't know how I hadn't seen it before but... when you have a clip selected in the timeline then right click and go down to "collapse multiclip". this will
Edit and Change the Avid DS Layout
by Jason McKee 11 years ago
I cant seem to find out how to change the layout of the Avid DS Nitris' layout. I am on a dual monitor system. I know you can go to the Layout menu at the top and choose edit and then right click on t
Re: Edit and Change the Avid DS Layout
by James Beattie 11 years ago
Everything has to be in a "layout" window. No floating windows. You should be able to move the layout line from one monitor to the other, but when you hit an existing assignment, it becomes an issue.
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