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I'm a freelance motion graphics designer in the Southern Puget Sound area, Puyallup, WA to be exact. I'm a dad of 4 beautiful kids and lovely wife who is an amazing support to me and our family. I work remotely, primarlily, and do my best to work har... [more]
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How to change groups in contents to layers itself (outlines from .ai)
by Ludo Poot 4 years ago
Hi all, I am searching a way to change all the groups in the contents of my outlines layer to layers itself to animate. 1 I inported a illustrator file 2 then create outlines from vector layer 3 now t
Re: How to change groups in contents to layers itself (outlines from .ai)
by Wayne Graham 1 year ago
As an update to this, you can now use overlord to command shape layers between illustrator with a lot more ease and control. This script has changed my life, highly recommended ! THANKS !!!
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Cash register styled counter with individual controls
by Jason Jantzen 1 year ago
I have this cash register styled counter that is all rigged up with a precomp for each number value and an offset effect to animate each precomp. I'd like to animate this mostly accurately, so I hooke
Animate position in a big circle in 3D space
by Jason Jantzen 2 years ago
I'm trying to create a complex Particular line animation where multiple lines are animating around the center of the comp, but not on the same plane. So if you were to move the camera around all the l
Re: Animate position in a big circle in 3D space
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 2 years ago
I would start with using lights as emitters, parented to a (rotating) center null. The streaks would be generated with auxiliary particles. The center null would scale down to move the lights closer a
Wiggle range whole numbers
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
I edited this expression from Dan Ebbert's random motion post, but can't figure out how to get whole number values. segMin = .1; minimum segment duration segMax = .3; maximum segment duration minVal =
Re: Wiggle range whole numbers
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
Thanks Dan! I tried inserting Math.floor in various places in the expression but I don't understand the expression enough to modify it like that. This works perfectly :D Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Expression for animating a speedometer based on spread sheet data!!!!!!!
by Alex Kleuser 8 years ago
Hi I have a spread sheet with cells of data corresponding to the speed of a car at a given time. So I need an expression that will animate the needle to the data that I will copy paste into After Effe
Re: Expression for animating a speedometer based on spread sheet data!!!!!!!
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
That worked perfectly! Thank you Dan! Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Mask Path controls/ Weird behavior
by Ged Jurga 3 years ago
Hello, I've recently finally made the transition to AE CC 2015, from CS6. I always hated the new updates, weird mask behaviour and a dissapearance of the ram preview button. The project i am working o
Re: Mask Path controls/ Weird behavior
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
From the behavior you're describing, it sounds like you have the Rotobezier button checked on the toolbar. Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Most likely cause of ghost lines?
by Jerry Smith 3 years ago
I create a pixel perfect rectangle in PS. Put it in AE. 99 times out of 100, everthing is perfect. But 1 time out of 100, there might be a ghost line on one side as though the rectangle's position of
Re: Most likely cause of ghost lines?
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
If it's a solid color, you could simply just replace it with and AE solid. I have this problem with Illustrator as well. Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Dan's random motion round to whole numbers
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
Hey Dan, I use your random expressions from your site a lot. Tonight I plugged this into a repeater and can't figure out how to include math.floor(value) in the mix to make whole numbers. Could you he
Re: Dan's random motion round to whole numbers
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
That did it! I see the previous line is still intact with parenthesis in it. One of these days, I'm sure expressions will begin to sink in :D Thanks Dan! Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Can I direct a relevant question from a different (Illustrator) forum to here? it's relevant
by Adam Lewen 3 years ago
Hi I wonder if and how without double posting, I have a AE - Illustrator question, and just posted in the illustrator forum. I am sure people in this active forum, will also have input. I am really lo
Re: Can I direct a relevant question from a different (Illustrator) forum to here? it's relevant
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
Some have tried. I didn't do a very thorough search, but I'm sure something's out there that might help. Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
AE started reordering my layers when I try to select them -- Glitch?
by Hunter Shanks 3 years ago
After Effects randomly started reordering the layers in my project the other day, rendering the program unusable. I think I must have changed a setting because AE has worked flawlessly for years and I
Re: AE started reordering my layers when I try to select them -- Glitch?
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
See, that's what I used to feel like too. If you check the box to ensure that you KEEP your preferences when uninstalling, then you'll also keep your plugins, scripts, and presets. At least, that's wh
Illustrator to After Effects Q
by Adam Lewen 3 years ago
Hi there I am working in AE for a long time, and when facing the issue i'm about to address, I had my tedious way of getting it "the way I want" for AE. I am getting designed text. A lot of text. Each
Re: Illustrator to After Effects Q
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
An even easier solution would be to "release" the clipping path for each letter, delete the clip shapes, ungroup everything, then on the layer stack in AI, select the top layer (NOT the circle) and th
Best way to do this in 3D?
by kit webster 3 years ago
I need to turn the 2d image into the 3d image Ive tried masking each section and rotating it in 3d but im finding it very difficult to make sure each section is on the correct axis and actually lining
Re: Best way to do this in 3D?
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
Have you tried Polyline It basically sets this kind of thing up for you in a snap. It's by Motion Botique and a pretty powerful little tool. https: vimeo.com 124596281 Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Random speed of time
by Ilya Sire 4 years ago
Hi forum, i have this T = time*effect("Speed")("Slider") to apply to substr(0,T) but is it possible to make it random speed to T value so it will make time slow fast slow randomly speed within slider
Re: Random speed of time
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
That did it, except I also wanted to randomize the offset value so I ended up with this. Thanks to your write-up on your site, I'm sort of kinda cementing this stuff. seedRandom(1,true); random(0,360)
Wiggle write-on with sawtooth type line
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
I'm not even sure what type of a wave this would be called, but it looks like the triangle function of wave warp with a bunch of wiggle. I'm curious if there is an expression that would work with Writ
Re: Wiggle write-on with sawtooth type line
by Xavier Gomez 3 years ago
Here's is a possibility for regularly spaced samples along the x-axis (controlled by the quantity called DX: spacing in pixels between samples). I can't check the expression because i'm not in front o
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Adobe CC Membership giveaway
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
I barely ever see contests for Adobe CC membership or even giveaways. This is huge. 5 years of membership! Over $3k worth (if you count taxes). https: store.boingboing.net giveaways the-adobe-creative
Track Matte Won't Work with 3D Layers in Ray-Trace
by Taylor Morgan 3 years ago
Hi all, Having an issue here. So, I have some font and a line that I want to move out from behind a logo that has transparency and there is moving footage behind it, but I cannot just duplicate the fo
Re: Track Matte Won't Work with 3D Layers in Ray-Trace
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
Yeah, that's the way. I put all my Ray Traced stuff in it's own precomp to avoid working in Ray Traced comps. Really limiting, but the advantages of using the Ray Trace engine are pretty sweet at the
Sword Swipe effect
by Evan Torrence 3 years ago
Wondering if anybody has any pointers on how I might best achieve a sword swiping effect shown in this example I have a shape layer of a sword i'd love to put an effect like this behind. https: orange
Re: Sword Swipe effect
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
Could also try the "Echo" effect with some creative tweaking. I've used that several times to get a "swipe" look on motion. Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Ebberts Random Motion flip position
by Jason Jantzen 4 years ago
I can't for the life of me figure out how to flip the random motion from X position to Y position motion. Anybody know how this works Here's the code from Dan's site segMin = .3; minimum segment durat
Re: Ebberts Random Motion flip position
by Dan Ebberts 4 years ago
This should switch it to y: segMin = .3; minimum segment duration segMax = .7; maximum segment duration minVal = 0; maxVal = thisComp.height; end = 0; j = 0; while ( time = end){ j += 1; seedRandom(j,
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C4D to Illustrator - Jagged edges despite max anit-aliasing
by Stuart Samuels 4 years ago
Hi. I'm attempting to import a simple 3d scene (Text and Spline with a Sweep Nurb applied) into Illustrator from C4d but everything I try leaves me with jagged edges around the edge of my image. My An
Re: C4D to Illustrator - Jagged edges despite max anit-aliasing
by Jason Jantzen 4 years ago
So many variables involved. Maybe you could share your project Screenshots Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
How can i know the value of a null which is already linked to another layer?
by Ivan Salmeron 4 years ago
Hi! im breaking my mind with this subject, im trying to do a machine in after effects using expressions, the thing is that i have 2 different rotating circles, and i want to put a bar in between conne
Re: How can i know the value of a null which is already linked to another layer?
by Dan Ebberts 4 years ago
Is it 2D If so, this should work, L = thisComp.layer("Null 1"); L.toComp(L.anchorPoint); Dan
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Freebie from Luca Viola
by John Tucker 4 years ago
Hello community, Renderfeed s recent artist interview star, Luca Viola was kind enough to pass along some of his models that he used to make his beautiful Pac Man frames! You can download them from he
Re: Freebie from Luca Viola
by Jason Jantzen 4 years ago
Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
$300-400 monitor for FCPX 'rough cut' use w/new MacBookPro 12/2013 Tbolt/HDMI?
by Stephen Underwood 5 years ago
Hi, If anyone has a 'wow' favorite 24-28" monitor recommendation, I'm trying to get something with the best 'quality for dollar' ratio. A few that I've found at B&H: NEC EA244WMI 24" Widescreen LED Ba
Re: $300-400 monitor for FCPX 'rough cut' use w/new MacBookPro 12/2013 Tbolt/HDMI?
by Jason Jantzen 5 years ago
Which model exactly are you talking about This 27" Dreamcolor here is $1200+ http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1044901-REG hp_hp_dreamcolor_z27x_professional.html Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Cel shader shadow problems in R15
by Chris Shaw 5 years ago
Has anyone ever had a problem with the cel shader material in Cinema 4D R15 where the shadows look glitchy and pretty horrendous. Does anyone know the solution The screenshot shows the setup. Thanks,
Re: Cel shader shadow problems in R15
by Jason Jantzen 5 years ago
I recently had this issue like you're describing when I went to render, the shadows seemed to flicker all the way through the animation. All I had were basic shapes, too. It was a computer screen and
cel shader working in cineware??
by Victor Camacho Guerrero 5 years ago
Hello everyone, I have seen a lot of frustration on the internet because Cel Shader does not work with Cineware. I tried and nothing neither and I was wondering if someone has found any way to do it.
Re: cel shader working in cineware??
by Jason Jantzen 5 years ago
Do you own a copy of C4D or are you using C4D Lite included with After Effects 12. I don't believe Sketch and Toon is included in Lite. The way I set up that scene, I'm not using Sketch and Toon. It's
Conversation with Ben Watts
by John Tucker 5 years ago
Hi everyone, We recently had a chat with Ben Watts, an Australian motion graphics designer who has been supplying the Cinema 4D community with some awesome C4D tutorials. Check the story and his lates
Re: Conversation with Ben Watts
by Jason Jantzen 5 years ago
Link is broken. Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Loop out defined set of keyframes
by Jason Jantzen 5 years ago
Is there a way to loop just a set of keyframes, like maybe with markers or something My basic set up has 3 keyframes and I'd like to loop out, but not include the first keyframe. Any ideas Jason Jantz
Re: Loop out defined set of keyframes
by Dan Ebberts 5 years ago
The second parameter of loopOut() controls how many keyframes get looped. This will loop the last two: loopOut("cycle",1) (the parameters specifies the number of keyframes in addition to the last one)
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my 8 core xeon cpu
by Jacek Ryś 6 years ago
does pretty well when rendering, but cloth simulation is slow. it uses only 1 core. i can see in task manager other cores are idle during simulation process. how to tell my cinema4dR14 to use them
Re: my 8 core xeon cpu
by Jason Jantzen 6 years ago
Maxon's reply (hypothetical): just wait until r16! Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
After Effects CC and Cinema 4D full version
by Gene Weglarz 6 years ago
I have the full version of Cinema 4D r15, but AE still launches the Cinema 4D lite version. Shouldn't it recognize the full version
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Re: After Effects CC and Cinema 4D full version
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
You need to tell it to do so. instructions are near the bottom of this page of After Effects Help: http: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using c4d.html#CINEWARE%20effect --------------------------------
Un Pre-comp?
by tad newberry 6 years ago
i only see this question asked about 6 years ago, so i'm guessing the solution is old news, but i don't see an option for this in AE CC. anyone i.e., how to separate assets to individual layers once t
Re: Un Pre-comp?
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Seems like there oughtta be a button already... Two things: - Any time you say or think that, submit a feature request: http: adobe.ly feature_request - Most people tell us to spend our extremely lim
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Catwoman one mesh, 7 textures, selection tags
by Jason Jantzen 6 years ago
Can't post all my inquiry in the subject, but starting with that, I want to bake the textures into one single UVW texture. Everything I've tried yields really odd results and nothing close to the orig
Re: Catwoman one mesh, 7 textures, selection tags
by Jason Jantzen 6 years ago
Here's the tex folder - tex.zip Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Rendering to Picture Viewer Without Saving
by Ryan Paterson 6 years ago
So if I render out to the PV without saving the files, where are they stored exactly And if I delete them from the list on the right of the PV, are they also deleted from my hard drive. And if I DON'T
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how to migrate settings from After Effects CC (12.0) to After Effects CC (12.1)
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
how to migrate settings (workspaces, preferences, etc.) from After Effects CC (12.0) to After Effects CC (12.1): http: adobe.ly 173a53D That post includes an apology and a note about our plans to do b
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Re: how to migrate settings from After Effects CC (12.0) to After Effects CC (12.1)
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Yes, the After Effects 12.1 command to clear the disk cache doesn't touch the After Effects 12.0 disk cache. It should, though, and we're going to fix this for After Effects 12.2. --------------------
plug-ins for After Effects CC (12.0)
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
http: adobe.ly 11iUoPS Here's the most important part: "Important: There have been few significant changes to the effect plug-in API for After Effects CC (12.0), so you shouldn t need new versions of
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Re: plug-ins for After Effects CC (12.0)
by Jason Jantzen 6 years ago
That is really great news. Thanks for sharing this Todd. Jason Jantzen vimeo.com jasonj
Auto Ken Burns
by Bryan Woods 6 years ago
Working on a kind of Auto Ken burns effect expression and could use some guidance. I have a script that applies a slider control to the selected layer(s), then adds an expression to the scale to use t
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Re: Auto Ken Burns
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 3 years ago
That was more complicated than I thought, but here it is. For random zoom origin, you can use this expression on the position value. Note that I moved the Zoom Speed slider to a separate layer named "
plexus: freeze line connections?
by Mac Lanphere 6 years ago
hi all, I'm curious if there is a a way to "freeze" plexus lines once you've found a nice configuration; in other words, make them stop looking for new connections, even when animated with noise, etc
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Re: plexus: freeze line connections?
by Mac Lanphere 6 years ago
I figured it out, in case anyone else had a similar question: go to the lines renderer settings, down at the bottom, under "calc lines distance", and instead of all frames, select one frame (or time i
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