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Jim Scott

A nice guy with a few minor faults - none of which are dangerous. Likes kids, dogs, and the wonders of nature and modern technology. Has a wife and family that are much better than he deserves.
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Sweep object not rendering
by Centaine Lim 3 days ago
Hi everyone, I've been following this tutorial: https: www.youtube.com watch v=db1wvTkVxTY It was all swell till the end- my sweep object (the string) doesn't seem to be rendering. Can someone tell m
Re: Sweep object not rendering
by Jim Scott 2 days ago
Glad to help. Thanks for reporting back.
Fail to change color of layer Emitter in Trapcode Particular
by Leon Lee 6 days ago
Hi there, I'm using layer Emitter in Trapcode particular. The problem is when I relink the Layer to another image, the color of the particles won't update. The position and the scale will update. Did
Re: Fail to change color of layer Emitter in Trapcode Particular
by Jim Scott 3 days ago
Great. I'm glad you got it worked out, and thanks for letting me know. It's odd that your version of Particular isn't automatically using the layer color when a layer emitter is used. I guess that's s
Softbox Light Controls
by Kedar Raval 4 days ago
I just am having a little problem, I am using softbox light from the presets and I want only the light emitting from it while its rendered and not showing the object. I tried putting the compositing t
Re: Softbox Light Controls
by Jim Scott 3 days ago
Great. Thanks for reporting back.
x-particles in a null that moves question
by chad demoss 4 days ago
I made a rocket and put the x-particles system in a null along with the rocket and moved the null up on the y axis. The movement of the null is effecting the timing of the emmiter. Ive attached a scre
Re: x-particles in a null that moves question
by Jim Scott 4 days ago
Since the emitter is moving, and emission is all a matter of particles per second (or frame), there is naturally going to be a larger distance between particles. And since the particles are no longer
Saber and 3D stroke
by Nick Bruzek 6 days ago
I'm on After Effects 2015, and I've been working on an intro, and I can't seem to get these two to work together. Is it possible to use Saber and 3D stroke together, or is it just wishful thinking
Re: Saber and 3D stroke
by Jim Scott 6 days ago
Yes it is. But that's a pretty wide-open question. What are you trying to do 12549_3dstrokeandsaber.mov.zip
File: 3D Stroke and Saber.mov
by Jim Scott 6 days ago
mov file Uploaded file 3D Stroke and Saber.mov https: f1.creativecow.net 12549 3d-stroke-and-sabermov
Vortex / Expanding Helix
by Aaron Pozzer 6 days ago
Is there any tool, native or as a plugin, that will let you create a non-linear helix Such as you would expect the shape of a vortex to be... tighter at 1 end, wider at the other, where the spacing of
Re: Vortex / Expanding Helix
by Jim Scott 6 days ago
It wasn't as obvious in my first screenshot, but here you can see the affect of reducing the Radial Bias on the distance horizontally between revolutions. In the left image the bias is 50% and the rev
File: layeremittercolorchangeEXAMPLE.aep
by Jim Scott 6 days ago
aep file Uploaded file layeremittercolorchangeEXAMPLE.aep https: f1.creativecow.net 12546 layeremittercolorchangeexampleaep
best way to model and animate a snake's tongue flicker
by Hilary Tsai 1 week ago
Hi all, I'm doing a logo for a friend, and he would like a snake modeled in 3D with a tongue flicker animation. This is the reference video he gave me: https: www.youtube.com watch v=VwWcsdHZkx0 I've
Re: best way to model and animate a snake's tongue flicker
by Jim Scott 7 days ago
How about a spline wrap deformer on the tongue You could animate the From or To setting to extend the tongue out of the mouth, and animate one or more spline points to get the vertical flicking.
How to animate leaves (as hair) in C4D
by Katie Nicholson 2 weeks ago
Hello! I'm very very new to Cinema 4D (trying to learn) but I would really really appreciate any help :)! I've currently created a Tree and I've made the leaves using the hair tool. The motion I am tr
Re: How to animate leaves (as hair) in C4D
by Jim Scott 1 week ago
Hi Katie, I'm sorry that you haven't gotten any replies yet. Perhaps you could upload your current project file so that we could see where you are so far. Just drag it into the message window when you
File: Flying Leaves.c4d
by Jim Scott 1 week ago
c4d file Uploaded file Flying Leaves.c4d https: f1.creativecow.net 12527 flying-leavesc4d
Trapcode Form: Color map over chosen axis with OBJ
by Ferenc van der Velde 2 weeks ago
Hi, I would like to use a simple map to run a "3D Scanline" over a 3D object in Trapcode Form. When I use a color map and link the lightness to the Alpha the desired effect appears, but in the wrong d
Re: Trapcode Form: Color map over chosen axis with OBJ
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
You're welcome. I hope you get it figured out.
"Focal Length" in Camera Settings?!
by Filip Stillerska 2 weeks ago
When creating a camera in Ae, you're asked to specify the "Focal Length" (either individually or as a preset). Is this referring to the specification of the lens on a (for example) DSLR-camera, or is
Re: "Focal Length" in Camera Settings?!
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
Good eye Walter. I should have kept reading.
Hair Rendering Difference Viewport Picture Viewer
by Paul Nord 2 months ago
Hi everyone, I am having trouble with rendering hair. I am going for a very soft and fluffy look. It looks great in the viewport. However when I render it in the picture viewer with the same render se
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Re: Hair experts?
by Steve Bentley 2 months ago
We'll often run a transparency channel with a fresnel shader in it along the edges of the hair. This way you can have each strand be slightly transparent either at the edges or in the core and it take
How to blend png file in After Effects
by Ryan Stofik 2 months ago
I have a .png file which is a logo on a transparent background created in Photoshop. I want to apply Red Giant's Trapcode Shine to the logo but when I do the light rays reach the edge of the png layer
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Re: How to blend png file in After Effects
by Mark Whitney 2 months ago
Search your plugs list for Grow Bounds and add that above Shine in the Effects Panel list.
3 newbie questions - manual, davinci
by david furst 2 months ago
greetings ! i've been learning to use premiere pro cs6 for several weeks now, going along ok, but things could be better. i'm actually a huge fan of rtfm, and usually read user guides avidly. unfortun
Re: 3 newbie questions - manual, davinci
by Jim Scott 2 months ago
I don't know if this is any better than what you have already, but here it is anyway: 12400_premierepro.pdf.zip It seems that the link to "Getting Started with Premiere Pro" in the Premiere Pro gettin
Moving Plug-ins from PC to Mac
by Rod Duarte 2 months ago
Hello! So, I'm using my PC to work in After Effects, but I want to render everything on my Mac Pro. Now, I've thought of three ways to do this: - Exporting the project and then importing on the mac -
Re: Moving Plug-ins from PC to Mac
by Jim Scott 2 months ago
In the past some plug-in makers actually required you to buy each version separately, but nowadays most include both with your purchase - a Mac installer and a Windows installer. I only use a Mac, but
Trapcode Form Obj edges issue
by roi nigo 3 months ago
Hi, I exported simple square OBJ sequence from C4D (capture1). In After Effects, i mount the OBJ sequence in Trapcode Form and i get a diagonal line (capture2). How can i avoid this line I try convert
Re: Trapcode Form Obj edges issue
by Jim Scott 3 months ago
Got ya. You mean select the polygon. I'm a little slow.
Solved
by Janusz We 3 months ago
I solved this issue but don't know how to delete this post. Hope you're having a great day!
Re: Solved
by Jim Scott 3 months ago
Rather than editing out your original post, and simply announcing that you have solved the issue, it would be helpful for everyone else if you would post your solution as a follow-up to your original
Particular particle index and positions
by Steve Bentley 3 months ago
Is there any way to extract (through expressions) the particle index and associated positions of emitted particles Or is this prevented due to the old "expressions have no memory" issue
Re: Particular particle index and positions
by Jim Scott 3 months ago
Thanks for the info Steve. That sounds like an interesting project.
DVD authoring / Premiere CS6
by Rachel Ambrose 4 months ago
Can I install Premiere CS6, so that I can create burn DVD's with Encore, while still keeping Premiere v12 active and running on my system. If not, any other software reccomendations for burning DVD's
Re: DVD authoring / Premiere CS6
by Jim Scott 4 months ago
I don't remember where I got these instructions, and haven't used them myself yet, but perhaps they will be helpful: 12237_makingadvdwithadobepremiereproccandencorecs6.pdf.zip
FxFactory Error Message
by Tapu William 5 months ago
1. iMac 27",Late 2009 (MacOS Sierra, Version 10.12.6) 2. Premiere 2015.3 (10.3.0 ,Build 202) & Premiere 2018 (12.0.1 , Build 69) 3. 2.8GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB Ram, ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 4. Source Fo
Re: FxFactory Error Message
by Jim Scott 5 months ago
Contact FXFactory support.
Coexsist pro cs 5.5 with the newest trailer
by Magnar Voll 6 months ago
I have premiere pro cs5.5 Mulder og my computer. Can I install the newest trailer from the internett and both will run smoothly. I will do this to explore the new premiere pro. Magnar from Norway
Re: Coexsist pro cs 5.5 with the newest trailer
by Jim Scott 6 months ago
I think he's asking if he can install the latest TRIAL version of Premiere Pro along with the CS5 version. And if that's the question, then assuming his computer and OS meets the required specs, the a
using an older tutorial
by Jim Williams 7 months ago
In the latest version of Premiere Pro, how do you separate available files into separate folders The video I am using does not match up to what I have and I cannot see how to create bins for stills an
Re: using an older tutorial
by Jim Scott 7 months ago
Jim Williams "how to create bins for stills and video files." File New Bin, or CMD + B, or rt. click in Project window New Bin.
PIllusionRender MISSING?
by Chris Mathews 7 months ago
Recently I discovered my old version of particle illusion 3.0 and now I need to render in bigger size, but my PIllusionRender module is missing Was this option available with the 3.0 version.
Re: PIllusionRender MISSING?
by Jim Scott 7 months ago
Yes it was. Here's a download link for the latest installers but don't expect much, if any, help from GenArts. http: pair.genarts.com support downloads particleillusion
Upload capability inop
by Jim Scott 7 months ago
Uploading to COW seems to be broken, both via drag and drop into the message window and using the upload icons. When trying to do so I get the following messages: There was an error processing the fil
Re: Upload capability inop
by Jim Scott 7 months ago
It seems to be working again.
Get Additional Transitions
by Lauren Kaiser 7 months ago
I'm looking for a way to get more than just the standard video transitions that are included with Premiere. Something for creative fun projects, almost a long the lines of what's included in iMovie. I
Re: Get Additional Transitions
by Jim Scott 7 months ago
Kevin Rag "And my favourite are from Lenofx and motion vfx." According to their website, Lenofx are all Final Cut Pro X plugins.
UPDATING OPERATING SYSTEM and/ or PP VERSION MID PROJECT. Bad Idea ?????????
by Karen Yarosky 8 months ago
Hello all. I am mid way through editing a large documentary project and my MacBook Pro has started to have different issues (not with PP but other software issues). I have been advised to wipe the com
Re: UPDATING OPERATING SYSTEM and/ or PP VERSION MID PROJECT. Bad Idea ?????????
by Jim Scott 8 months ago
I would agree with Dave to avoid updating anything during a project. As far as the specific version of Premiere Pro is concerned, in the main menu select Premiere Pro CC About Premiere Pro to bring up
Importing Very Large Still Images to be used in Video
by John Freeman 8 months ago
As a relative newcomer to Premiere Pro having been a Sony Vegas user for years I am attempting to do a 4K video tour of a very large photo that measures 48533 x 19421 pixels. This photo is a stitched
Re: Importing Very Large Still Images to be used in Video
by Jim Scott 8 months ago
If you're unable to get acceptably smooth motion in Vegas, and don't want to decrease your image's size, you might want to look into Black Magic Fusion (which has a free version). According to its web
Time of post
by Jim Scott 2 years ago
I can't find a setting for choosing a time reference for a post. It seemed that before it was always my local time, but starting today my posts seem to be referencing another time zone. I made a post
Re: Time of post
by Jim Scott 2 years ago
Good work Abraham. It's all back to normal.
Installing FCP7 on fresh install of El Capitan?
by Mel Matsuoka 2 years ago
I just setup a new El Capitan based system (10.11.6) and am horrified to find that I can't seem to install FCS3 on it. I disabled all available the install options except for FCP7 itself (I only need
Re: Installing FCP7 on fresh install of El Capitan?
by Jim Scott 2 years ago
As I said, I don't remember where I heard about the issue with Rosetta, FCS3, and newer OS installations. I was simply repeating it as a possible explanation for your problems. I am happy to be correc
Is it possible to preview video on an external player?
by Ivan Gao 2 years ago
For example, if I import several videos and make some edit works to them. Can I make the edited video displayed directly on a external video player like QuickTime Player, rather than the FCP Preview w
Re: Is it possible to preview video on an external player?
by Jim Scott 2 years ago
If I understand your question correctly, the answer is no. You cannot have FCP play through the QT Player. You would need to export the video file first, and then open it in QT Player. The only way to
Various Movie Looks Plug in or software
by Adam Berch 2 years ago
Hi, Is there any type of software or plugin that you can choose for your project that will give you the Fight Club Look or the Se7en Look and many other looks that I can just choose, play with the set
Re: Various Movie Looks Plug in or software
by Jim Scott 2 years ago
Yes, there are many. Red Giant's Magic Bullet Looks comes to mind, but there are several others depending upon which version of Final Cut you are using. There are also many online tutorials which cove
Test
by Jim Scott 2 years ago
File test: 9847_fallintocube.c4d.zip
How do I make a Landscape Object solid?
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
I am trying to make a snow globe using a Landscape Object as the terrain inside, and am using a Boole Object of the hollow globe subtracting the landscape so that the landscape only appears inside the
Re: Still not working
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
Ok, I found something that works, but I don't know why. If I uncheck High Quality in the Boole Object Properties my landscape will work just fine. Using the landscape that Adam created, this step is u
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Shy switches won't work
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
I am using AE CS6 (version 11.0.4) on Mac OS 10.8.5 and am unable to shy layers in the timeline. When I click on the switch it will momentarily change to the "shy" icon, and the layer will very briefl
Re: Shy switches won't work
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
Thanks again Todd. I found the culprit and removed it. It was GM FoldLayers that was causing the problem.
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FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 3 years ago
So... what's the verdict Does it (mostly) still work Any guinea pigs out there ready to report :)
Re: FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
If you really want to know how FCP is going to work with El Capitan go ahead and upgrade. If you want a guinea pig be the guinea pig. If it works, great. If not, admit your foolishness and move back t
Source for mac Towers to run FCP7
by David Page 3 years ago
My current Mac Pro towers are on their last legs but I want to stay on FCP7. Does anyone know of refurbishers vendors who have such towers to sell or can refurb mine Thanks, David Page
Re: Source for mac Towers to run FCP7
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
Good stuff to know John, but as I said, I have never dealt with them and was only providing an option to investigate, not a recommendation. I would always hope that any buyer would perform their own d
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