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Jim Johnson

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render efficiency with moving camera
by Bill Nelson 10 years ago
Seem to have painted myself into a corner... perhaps more clever minds can get me out! I've working on a fairly complex 3D spot (see the culprit at http: nelsonmedia.com just click on the 'play' trian
Re: render efficiency with moving camera
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, Looking at the output, it doesn't appear that any of the other scene elements move in front of the text objects, so you can just do a series of separate passes for the text and comp them togeth
Motion 4 does not open templetes
by shreyas kulkarni 10 years ago
Hi, I have this strange problem after I upgraded to latest Final cut studio. When I open motion 4 and start with a new template, it gives me the list as usual, when I select ANY of the template HD or
Re: Motion 4 does not open templetes
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, It sounds like you're having this problem: http: support.apple.com kb TS3061
Motion blur causing render errors and/or crashing
by Sam Parnell 10 years ago
Trying to render a 720p Motion project with motion blur... when I do a RAM preview it plays back fine, but as soon as I try to export it, it gives me these weird purple digital bits, or it will just
Re: Motion blur causing render errors and/or crashing
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, I'm not sure why your GPU (or the drivers) are getting overloaded, but that's what it looks like. Motion's motion blur is full-scene, i.e. a frame is rendered for every sample, so if you have i
mapping bezier animation to audio track
by ken petti 10 years ago
I'm trying to animate a cartoon mouth moving to a dialogue audio track. I can do this by duplicating a straight line and adjusting the bezier points to form a curve. Can this animation be mapped to an
Re: mapping bezier animation to audio track
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, As Zak said, by hand is the way to go. Even if you could drive select bezier points with the audio levels, they would be just that: levels. Even really basic mouth animation should have a few p
morpher warper tools
by Randy Little 10 years ago
What do people use in motion for Morphing and warping it doens't have any descent tools and I have a feeling re:flex wont' work.
Re: morpher warper tools
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, Quality morpher warpers, especially spline-based ones, have been scarce for years. Even as recently as a few years ago, I knew people who still maintained old systems that they could run Elasti
HELP! .XML file
by kristin fraser 10 years ago
I had a friend working on part of a motion project due tomorrow. he send it to me via idisk in a .XML file. I can't get a hold of him ... and the file keeps trying to open up in color and not doing an
Re: HELP! .XML file
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, All Motion project files are in XML format, but they should sport a .motn extension, not .xml. I'm not sure how those files got a .xml appended to them, but try changing it to .motn and open th
Seeing Through Layers in 3D
by Dan Franzen 10 years ago
I have created a cube with several files. The cube then opens up to reveal objects inside. It was working great, then it suddenly changed to where I can see through the walls of the cube (the walls ar
Re: Seeing Through Layers in 3D
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, It sounds like the 3D group that you probably have your cube walls in is getting rasterized. This means that it's forced to comp into the scene in layer order (i.e. the order in the Layers List
Motion Tracking with Moving camera vs. object
by Erik Boles 10 years ago
If I have a video where the camera is stationary but the object in the video is moving, I can successfully track something to it (for example, pin an image to a bus moving down the road (in and out of
Re: Motion Tracking with Moving camera vs. object
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, What you're asking to do has 3 solutions: 1. Hand animate the corner-points that move out of frame, because they can't be tracked when the feature (i.e. object being tracked) is no longer visib
motion keyers
by anthony Faulkner 10 years ago
Motion won't import keyed clips, and the keyer in motion is as good as useless. so i was wondering if there are any plug ins available for keying in motion and if so what one would be the best thanks
Re: motion keyers
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, For what it's worth, I've found dvMatte Pro to be excellent for broadcast (non-film) work. It's an FxPlug, so it runs very fast and the same version loads in both FCP and Motion. Give the demo
Is Motion the "after effects killer" app?
by Joe Pitts 14 years ago
I have been using FCP since forever, but always with afterEffects and later Combustion(i like combustion better BTW) but with the new version, will Motion be able to take some of this work...and save
Re: Reasons I hate MOTION.
by Jim Johnson 14 years ago
Hey Dominik, What are your system specs (RAM, CPU, GPU)
Primatte vs KeyLight
by peter stenhouse 14 years ago
Hi there. I have just keyed out a music video using Keylight in AfterEffects. Is this usual practice, as I understand that it is not the preferred, industry standard for getting rid of green screen. W
Re: Primatte vs KeyLight
by Jim Johnson 14 years ago
Hey Peter, The only industry standard for keying, that I know of, is whatever gets the job done for the current project. Depending on how stuff is shot, the quality of the lighting, the green bluescre
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