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Jeff Hinkle

Member Since:
January 17th 2008
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Vectors in after effects
by anas sabih 1 month ago
Hey so I wanted to ask, aren't vectors supposed to be high in quality I mean when you put them in after effects, they must keep its quality as much as you zoom into them and as much as you want their
Re: Vectors in after effects
by Jeff Hinkle 1 month ago
Pop them open in Illustrator and check the Links panel to see if any placed artwork is listed there. --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
Finally I can login again...so got any tips for dragging a folder out of another folder?
by Richard Garabedain 1 month ago
My project window is always so full of items that whenever i need to clean up i will often try to take one folder out of another...So that is where my dilemma begins. I try to drag the folder on to so
Re: Finally I can login again...so got any tips for dragging a folder out of another folder?
by Jeff Hinkle 1 month ago
Place your cursor over your Project window and hit . That'll make that window go full screen which should give you plenty of real estate to swap things around. --- It is easier to destroy than to crea
TURN OFF automatically converting images into image sequence
by Christian Simpson 2 months ago
Every time I try and import an image into After Effects it automatically converts it into an image sequence. I know why it's doing it because our files are labeled ex. newton_cam_001.psd and newton_ca
Re: TURN OFF automatically converting images into image sequence
by Jeff Hinkle 2 months ago
On the Import dialog box, click Options then uncheck "import as sequence." Not terribly automatic, but it'll let you import individual files. --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
values changing with a drag...
by Mark Dante 2 months ago
using CS6 dragging a layer or group from one project into another... dragging group "bumblebee" from one project to another results in a VISUAL shift from a good "bee yellow" to something on the green
Re: values changing with a drag...
by Jeff Hinkle 2 months ago
Are both documents using the same color profile --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
After Effects Star Mask Not Looking Right
by Kevin Olmsted 2 months ago
Hello all, I am working in a project that requires a lot of star masks... some for Element 3D Custom Masks and some for other graphic elements. While working in the project, as happens on a frustratin
Re: After Effects Star Mask Not Looking Right
by Jeff Hinkle 2 months ago
Had this happen to me a couple times. Draw a star with the tool, nice and big. Then hold Cmd Ctl and drag back towards the center, but not all the way. You'll see your inner radius start to "fatten up
Adding brushes within a object boundary
by katie wes 2 months ago
I'm sure I've done this before but I'm having a mental break and can't remember how you do it. I've drawn an object within illustrator and exported it into photoshop to add detailing. But I only want
Re: Adding brushes within a object boundary
by Jeff Hinkle 2 months ago
In your Layers palette, click the Lock Transparency switch along the top (looks like a little square checkerboard), or hit your " " key (next to Right Shift, same key as " "). Either way, transparency
Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Jeff Hinkle 4 months ago
Hunting for a solution to the problem of using a master text layer to drive the source text of a slave text layer and have it keep multiple formatting attributes, I came across this Adobe forum post f
Re: Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Jeff Hinkle 4 months ago
Don't think sourceRectAtTime() will work. We need to do things like 6P 5C with the "p", "c", and " " needing to be different weights sizes from the numbers and with flexible kerning. Short of five dif
Alien Coversthesameground
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
A much more coherent plot line than Prometheus, this basically incorporates the movie you WANTED to see - Shaw and David fro Prometheus go to the alien Geneer's Homeworld to ask WTF... -into another b
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Chris Wright liked this 4 months ago
Re: Alien Coversthesameground
by Jeff Hinkle 4 months ago
Agree both that it's gorgeous and that there's no real surprises to be had. More coherent than Prometheus but suffers from the same issue of raising more questions than it answers (which didn't need a
Shape/Selection
by Maƫlle Jumel 5 months ago
Hello, I would like to know if it's possible to create a shape directly from a selection please For exemple I have made a rectangle selection somewhere on my layer and I would like to create a rectang
Re: Shape/Selection
by Jeff Hinkle 4 months ago
Still not sure where the positioning problem is coming in. I made a marquee selection around your middle box (left image), clicked "make work path from selection" (middle image), and received a vector
Installation problem
by Larry Watts 4 months ago
I had to update my licensing on an iMac that I upgrade th OS X to El Captitan. All my production premium software updated fine except After Effects. It told me that AE CS6 would not work with ElCapita
Re: Installation problem
by Jeff Hinkle 4 months ago
From the Adobe blog (https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud after-effects-ready-for-mac-os-x-v10-11-el-capitan ): Note that After Effects CS6 requires the 11.0.4 update to work on any version of Mac OS
Advice on license plate retouch
by Mark Levinson 5 months ago
Hi, I was hoping to get some feedback on how you would approach removing the type from the license plate in this sequence. Not sure the best way to go with the various light effects flares going on he
Re: Advice on license plate retouch
by Jeff Hinkle 5 months ago
I'm with Dave and Richard. On the clips, between the lights and the short duration, I can't make out anything. I can sort of make out the plate on the stills, but I have to really make an effort and e
Copy object to new spot and align it
by Kevin Gonzales 6 months ago
OK, I hope I can explane this well. In the attached Photoshop file it's a picture of a conference table. Toward the bottom there was a plate that I took out and you can see just a bit left next to the
Re: Copy object to new spot and align it
by Jeff Hinkle 6 months ago
Looks pretty okay to me. Another possibility: It looks like this might be a video still (1280x720 image size). Is there a frame earlier in the shoot before the end cap is obstructed you could grab and
Create selection by...visiblity (not opacity)
by Eric Chard 6 months ago
I have some white pillows on a 100% white background. While the pillows are "white", they are certainly darker than the background. So, after making some erasures of whatnot, I'm using DARKEN blending
Re: Create selection by...visiblity (not opacity)
by Jeff Hinkle 6 months ago
I'd do a linked Levels Adjustment Layer to the pillows layer (ALT OPT-click between the layers so the Adjustment is only affecting the pillow layer) and darken them as far as possible. Super-dark. You
Edit 30+ pictures at the same time?!
by Chaernon Adrian 9 months ago
Ok so long story short, I want to make a comic book type animation in AE but I need to make the right color grade, levels, and basically everything of that sort, so my question is: Can I edit them all
Re: Edit 30+ pictures at the same time?!
by Jeff Hinkle 9 months ago
Record an action that applies your chosen effects and then Batch process your folder of images. --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
replying to posts
by chris brett 11 months ago
Hi -- probably daft question I know but.... ........ wheres the button gone to reply to a post please - and what is one supposed to do -------------------------------------------- chris ----
Re: replying to posts
by Jeff Hinkle 11 months ago
No worries. I had to look around a bit the first time, too. Not the most eye-catching thing. --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
Create rotate shortcut in After Effects that's less than a degree.
by Ismail Ati 11 months ago
Hello, I'm individually rotating a bunch of images in AE. I know of the Pad+ and Pad- short cuts, they rotate the image by 1 degree but I need something smaller for more precise rotation. Anyone know
Re: Create rotate shortcut in After Effects that's less than a degree.
by Jeff Hinkle 11 months ago
Do you have the rotation field highlighted Select the degree field and that should do it. --- It is easier to destroy than to create. More fun, too.
A little hel p from my friends
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Gang, I want to update my Color Grading reel and I'm having a hard time deciding on which clips to take out of my current reel. Could you take a look and let me know which clips you think are the leas
Re: A little hel p from my friends
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
First up, super nice work! Now, since you asked, my thoughts on the least compelling: The salt flats at 00:14 Raincoat guys at 00:43 POWerful shirt at 1:16 and maybe just 1 of the car dealership shots
What's it called, and how do I do it?
by Jim Williams 1 year ago
I have two images I want to put together to make a flyer for a Cop Stop my neighborhood is having soon. What is that called, and where can I see a tutorial on it Links, please. Thanks! I want to creat
Re: What's it called, and how do I do it?
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
Depend what you mean by "put together." Are you trying to place an image over a new background, or blend one image into another's shape What is your desired end result --- It is easier to destroy than
Network render progress
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
Potentially stupid but hopefully simple question: Just starting to experiment with network rendering. Seem to have the broad strokes figured out and have been happy with the results, but can't figure
Re: Network render progress
by Walter Soyka 2 years ago
I don't love the watch folder network renderer. It's completely naive, with no central control over the render nodes, as you have discovered. The nodes do not report back to any server, they just plug
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Jeff Hinkle liked this 2 years ago
Marvel's Daredevil
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
Anyone excited for Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix I really haven't heard a hole lot of hype for this, but I really didn't hear anything on Marco Polo either and Netflix claims it was a major success so
Re: Marvel's Daredevil
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
Tim Wilson "the origin of Darth Vader Completely implausible" What He was a teenager in love and then slaughtered a kindergarten because an old dude told him to. What's so implausible about that ---
Alright, It's Confession Time... Here's 15 Popular Movies I've Never Seen
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
I see more movies than the average person, but probably less than a psychotic person (not calling anyone here at the COW a psycho!), but every so often, usually at a party BBQ friendly gathering, some
Re: Alright, It's Confession Time... Here's 15 Popular Movies I've Never Seen
by Jeff Hinkle 3 years ago
Heck, after going through those lists, I'm feeling pretty okay about myself. Seriously good chunk of the Best Picture winners under my belt, even better chunk of the Top Grossers. All No. But I'm good
Which macbook pro to buy for editing?
by Rishabh Kumar 4 years ago
I will be buying a macbook pro for my future editing as i will be traveling a lot. I use after effects, premiere pro, sometimes fcp 7 and occasionaly blender and cinema 4d. I will be watching a lot of
Re: Which macbook pro to buy for editing?
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
You've already gotten a lot of help about this here: http: forums.adobe.com message 6166727 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To
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Jeff Hinkle liked this 4 years ago
Monsters University
by Scott Roberts 4 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=ODePHkWSg-U Premise: Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc are back, but from before, when they went to college together. Long story short, it was better than Brave. Pros: -I
Re: Monsters University
by Jeff Hinkle 4 years ago
Mark Suszko "That said, saw the trailer for the CARS-sequel about airplanes, starring an un-credited Dane Cook. THIS one might be the one that finally breaks the chain of run-away hits by Pixar." Ah,
Arrested Development
by Stephen Smith 4 years ago
Anyone seen the new season of Arrested Development on Netflx yet I know Tim is a big fan :-) I liked the past episodes and wanted to know if it is good...or am I the only one on the Film History and A
Re: Arrested Development
by Jeff Hinkle 4 years ago
Kylee Wall "I've had to make peace with the fact there are people I deeply respect who don't like the show. Everyone has their major character flaws, I've accepted that and moved on." You are far mor
Skyfall
by Scott Roberts 5 years ago
As a precursor to my review, let me just explain how the first 30 minutes of the movie were slightly ruined for me... I went to go see Skyfall in the IMAX over the weekend. I don't know about the IMAX
Re: Skyfall
by Jeff Hinkle 5 years ago
Apparently this was "Jerks Go to See James Bond in IMAX" weekend. My Sunday afternoon showing was ruined by a guy sitting a row behind me who, during the big chase shootout scene at the end of Act Two
When I hit Shift-11 to fit to fill, all the windows open on the computer slowly move to the side, leaving the desktop bare. Why?
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
Ive just discovered fit to fill and since im using a lot of slugs, this seems great. Unfortunately, Shift-11 isnt working. When I hit Shift-11 to fit to fill, all the windows open on the computer slow
Re: When I hit Shift-11 to fit to fill, all the windows open on the computer slowly move to the side, leaving the desktop bare. Why?
by Jeff Hinkle 5 years ago
I'm guessing you're on a Mac, since what you're describing sounds like Expos behavior (the Shift key makes it go in slo-mo). Go into your System Preferences, select Keyboard & Mouse, and under the Key
Advice concerning my purchase of a new mac
by Philip Leech 5 years ago
Hi Guys, I have owned a mac for seven or eight years but when it comes to processing power I don't really know what I'm talking about. I've worked with FCP for most of that time and had no problem wor
Re: Advice concerning my purchase of a new mac
by Jeff Hinkle 5 years ago
One thing to keep in mind before you start eyeing the iMacs: their AMD graphics cards are not compatible with the 3D raytracing in After Effects CS6 (and the cards can't be replaced). While you can te
Converting a Youtube video clip to import into FCP
by Rachel Miller 5 years ago
Hello, I have tried downloading several Youtube video file converters and I've had no success. I've also tried playing a little of the youtube video clip then selecting "Activity" under the Window men
Re: Converting a Youtube video clip to import into FCP
by Jeff Hinkle 5 years ago
We've used the DownloadHelper add-on in Firefox for grabbing from YouTube. It's free and gets the job done.
How do i 'de-anomorphise' footage in FCP 7?
by Amy Toby 6 years ago
Hi guys, I have a clip that was shot on a 5D 16:9, but it was given to me squeezed to 4:3 "to preserve quality". (The shooter says: I did shoot HD Pro Res 422 : 16 x 9. I believe it was transferred an
Re: How do i 'de-anomorphise' footage in FCP 7?
by Jeff Hinkle 6 years ago
If I'm understanding your question correctly, in the FCP Browser scroll to the right and look for a column labeled Anamorphic. Click it (it's a checkbox, even though it doesn't look like one) for the
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