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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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November 22nd 2002
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Invalid file format. Animated texture .mov
by Lucian Boroslache 1 week ago
I was watching a tutorial where he showed how to add a .mov as animated texture: SEE THE TUTORIAL PART HERE: https: gfycat.com ConstantBestKite You can see in the tutorial that he can add the .mov fil
Re: Invalid file format. Animated texture .mov
by Jim Scott 1 week ago
Using R18 on a Mac I can import .mov files as textures without problems. Perhaps you're on Windows and don't have QuickTime installed.
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Functionality similar to Actions in Photoshop?
by Jeremy Paul 2 weeks ago
I've found myself doing repetitive process on every project I open. Stuff like: setting render and project frame rate, enabling alpha, choosing H.264 encoding, hiding background, adjusting the same ma
Re: Functionality similar to Actions in Photoshop?
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
You can set up and save a new.c4d file and save it to your Cinema 4D RXX folder as described here: https: greyscalegorilla.com tutorials cinema-4d-quick-tip-2-make-a-custom-new-scenefile-new-c4d
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Randomize Layers in Z-axis
by Mohsen Saeedi 2 weeks ago
Is there any script or expression to randomize position (or any properties) of a large number of layers in a composition just like random effector if you're familiar with C4D.
Re: Randomize Layers in Z-axis
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
Randomizer or Randomatic at aescripts.com
Faster way to cut clips in Premire?
by James Agro 2 weeks ago
Is there a faster way to cut a part of a clip out, and have the other clips trailing and ahead of it be put side by side I mean, So that I don't have to zoom out of my timeline, grab everything a head
Re: Faster way to cut clips in Premire?
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
Ripple delete. Once you have used the razor blade tool to establish both sides of your cut, right click on the section to be removed and select "Ripple Delete." That section will be deleted and everyt
Trapcode Particular 3.0 - .OBJ Sequences?
by Charlie Knott 3 weeks ago
I was wondering if Trapcode Particular 3.0 offers the ability to use .OBJ sequences. I saw in Red Giant's video that one can import a .OBJ and use it to emit particles from either verticies, edges or
Re: Trapcode Particular 3.0 - .OBJ Sequences?
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
You could download the trial and give it a go.
Mask feather slider not appearing
by Kevin Ramser 3 weeks ago
Super annoying little thing. When I add a mask and go to the controls to add feather, there's no slider to change values. I have to right click on Mask Feather, then select Edit Value, then enter a va
Re: Mask feather slider not appearing
by Jim Scott 3 weeks ago
Steve, until the panes are open to reveal the values there's nothing to drag on.
After Effects [Script] ColorPicker
by Michael Gottwik 3 weeks ago
Hello together, is there a possibility to get the original After Effects ColorPicker which looks like this: because in the $.colorPicker() (see below) there is no ColorPicker Thanks
Re: After Effects [Script] ColorPicker
by Jim Scott 3 weeks ago
I'm sorry but I don't understand your question. When I set my preferences to not use the system color picker I get this: Are you referring to the eyedropper which you have the red arrow pointing to in
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C4D not rendering dynamics
by Nick McGrady 3 weeks ago
Hey 's, I'm trying to render out a .tiff sequence where I have soft rigid body dynamics applied. (Gravity: 1000 cm Time Scale: 50% 30 FPS). When playing inside C4D it works fine i.e sphere drops and s
Re: C4D not rendering dynamics
by Jim Scott 3 weeks ago
Disable "Render Perfect" in the sphere's Object properties.
How to create out of body effect ?
by Vince-Patrick Mitchell 4 weeks ago
Hello guys, Im looking to create an out of body effect in video most probably with After Fx i imagine. The situation would be this one : The inanimate body is lying on the floor, while we still see th
Re: How to create out of body effect ?
by Jim Scott 4 weeks ago
If the ghost is simply going to stand up and walk away the easiest method would be to film two video sequences with a locked-off camera -- one with the body remaining motionless, and the second with t
Hair showing up in render even if display tag visibility set to zero
by Chris Wedding 4 weeks ago
Help! I can't figure out how to control the visibility of a hair object. It will render even if a direct display tag is set to zero visibility or a parent display tag is set to zero. I can't figure ou
Re: Hair showing up in render even if display tag visibility set to zero
by Jim Scott 4 weeks ago
From the C4D Help file: Hair Limitations Hair has the following limitations: Hair is a volumetric effect when the Standard Renderer is used, which means it offers flawed results when combined with oth
Remove all shape layers in selected composition
by Arun Chaudhary 1 month ago
After effects, script remove all shape layers in selected composition any idea how can do this Thanks.
Re: Remove all shape layers in selected composition
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
I don't know how to create a script, if that's what you're asking, but if you just want to remove all shape layers: Enter "shape" in the search window above the layers in the Timeline panel. Drag to s
Element.aex could not be loaded (193)
by lev stalls 1 month ago
I keep getting this error code when I add Element to a layer in my After Effects. I am running Windows 10 Creators Edition (x64) and I am using Adobe After Effects CC 2017. Please help.
Re: Element.aex could not be loaded (193)
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
Doing a quick Google search I found several discussions suggesting that you need to update your graphics drivers. If that doesn't work, Google the warning (enter the exact text and numbers) and you wi
Animating Silhouetted Hair
by Nick Mars 1 month ago
Hello, So I apologize for my first post on this forum being a question, but I've only recently begun using After Effects, and since I edit on Avid its kind of like entering a whole new world as well.
Re: Animating Silhouetted Hair
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
One method would be to use the Mesh Warp effect. Apply it to the hair layer and set keyframes for the distortion mesh by dragging the points of the mesh to different positions over time so as to impar
How can I do this?
by Ashrit Maskey 1 month ago
I want to do this: a person is sleeping on bed and suddenly his soul comes out of his body (soul with low opacity). I almost got there but when I set low opacity to the soul, the opacity of main body
Re: How can I do this?
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
The main body and soul body must be separate layers. You can then adjust the opacity of each separately.
Turbulence FD don't want to render with my GPU
by Maxim Fischer 1 month ago
Hello. So I'm trying to do a simulation with the Turbulence FD plugin. The default render hardware is my cpu and it takes so much time to render a frame. When I choose my gpu instead of my cpu it swit
Re: Turbulence FD don't want to render with my GPU
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
When you say "render" I'm assuming you were referring to running the cached simulation. When I ran it, it took about 3 min. 30 seconds for the full 300 frames. As far as I could tell it was running on
Plain effector to deform an object (what am i doing wrong!)
by Michel Salloum 1 month ago
Dear All, i have a simple goal in mind i want to create a wave throw a wire, i thought that plain effector surly will do the trick but it didn't behave as i expected.. Am i doing any thing wrong here!
Re: Plain effector to deform an object (what am i doing wrong!)
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
Thanks Brian
Invisible object produce a shadow
by Maxim Fischer 1 month ago
Hello, I worked for the first time with the cloner object and I got stuck by the first problem. The main object for the cloner produce a shadow even though it is invisible. So I tried it with a compos
Re: Invisible object produce a shadow
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
Yes, that is very strange. The shadow goes away with strength values just above 100% as well. I do notice that at 100% a render seems to hold for several seconds with the render buckets over that shad
Need Encore CS6
by Mitch Jordan 9 months ago
We do still occasionally make DVD's in my shop. I know you used to be able to download it by going into previous apps in the Creative Cloud panel and downloading Premiere Pro CS6. However, I no longer
Re: Need Encore CS6
by Jim Scott 9 months ago
If you have a CS6 serial number for installation you can download Premiere Pro (including Encore) here: https: helpx.adobe.com x-productkb policy-pricing cs6-product-downloads.html
Time of post
by Jim Scott 10 months 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 10 months ago
Good work Abraham. It's all back to normal.
Installing FCP7 on fresh install of El Capitan?
by Mel Matsuoka 12 months 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 12 months 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
External video in Premiere Pro CS6
by Jim Scott 1 year ago
I was using a Blackmagic Intensity Pro card in my 2008 Mac Pro to send video out from Premiere and AE to an external monitor, but have now upgraded to a 2012 Mac Pro with a GTX 980Ti. Is there any way
Re: External video in Premiere Pro CS6
by Jim Scott 1 year ago
Ok, thanks David. I installed my Intensity Pro in my new Mac and all is well.
Is it possible to preview video on an external player?
by Ivan Gao 1 year 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 1 year 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
directory for BORIS CONTINUUM COMPLETE 10 plugins
by Susan Lan 1 year ago
Hi, I install BORIS CONTINUUM COMPLETE 10, but is not showing in premiere, what's the correct directory please I copied the folder plugins of BCC from here: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Commo
Re: directory for BORIS CONTINUUM COMPLETE 10 plugins
by Jim Scott 1 year ago
Warren Eig "Not compatible with CS6." According to the BorisFX site BCC 10 is compatible with CS5.5 and later: https: www.borisfx.com products continuum-complete tab=technical-specs
Memory upgrade for new iMac 5K
by Kevin Rag 1 year ago
Hi guys. Am about to buy a iMac 5K with 4GHz processor and 1 TB SSD. I want to get memory upgrade from OWC. Want to bump up the stock memory to 32GB. Is there any difference between getting 2 x 16GB a
Re: Memory upgrade for new iMac 5K
by Jim Scott 1 year ago
As long as you install the memory in matched pairs there is no performance difference as far as I know. But while the 16GB sticks are more expensive you would be able to keep your stock 4GB sticks in
Various Movie Looks Plug in or software
by Adam Berch 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
File test: 9847_fallintocube.c4d.zip
How do I make a Landscape Object solid?
by Jim Scott 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Editing a photo montage in FCP7
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 3 years ago
I have to edit a basic photo montage for a client. No graphics. Just moving images cut to music. I edit on FCP7 and putting moves on numerous photos can time-consuming. Is there a plug-in that would a
Re: Editing a photo montage in FCP7
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
Another plug-in to consider: http: www.geethree.com slickfx photomotion
Buying Premiere Pro?
by Dan Davis 3 years ago
Hi all, I work a lot on Media Composer, Davinci Resolve and still FCP7. These apps I have paid for and are mine. I'm now getting job offers on Premiere and want to get it and get up to speed. Can you
Re: Buying Premiere Pro?
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
If you prefer to own your apps rather than rent them, you can still find CS6 for sale on ebay and elsewhere.
Noise industries FXFactory
by Elliot Neave 3 years ago
Hi, I have been looking into FxFactory Pro as thinking about purchasing it, looking around the internet i've not come across much information on how the software works or how you develop plugins, I ha
Re: Noise industries FXFactory
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
FXFactory Pro is free to demo, so you can try any and all of the plug-ins before purchasing, and they have tutorials for all the plug-ins on their site. They essentially work like any other plug-in: a
CS6/Mavericks compatibility issues?
by Mike MacKenzie 3 years ago
Hey everyone...thinking of upgrading from Mt Lion to Mavericks and wondering if anyone has any advice or warnings. My workflow is primarily AE in CS6, along with the usual plugs-ins and apps (AI, PS,
Re: CS6/Mavericks compatibility issues?
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
Hi Mike, I use Mt. Lion myself with AE CS6 so I can't offer any direct experience with Mavericks, but I do know from others who have upgraded that in order to avoid crashes you will need the AE 11.0.3
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Hardcore FCP user now moving to Premiere
by Anders Haavie 4 years ago
What books training videos do you recommend for a diehard FCP user What can get me up to speed very fast Anders Xraid-Xserve-Xsan-Xeverything
Re: Hardcore FCP user now moving to Premiere
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
"I have this book and like it....but how up to date is it now " Couldn't tell ya. Don't have the book myself, and was only making a suggestion to Anders based on reviews that I have read. Checking on
"New" free emitter libraries released!
by Alan Lorence 4 years ago
As you're probably aware, I haven't been as diligent with the emitter library releases recently as I should have. (As a reminder, we've switched to quarterly releases instead of monthly, but I haven't
Re: "New" free emitter libraries released!
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
Awesome. Thanks so much.
Burning a dual layer DVD on an IMAC
by Alvin Lowery 4 years ago
Trying to burn a dual layer DVD on an IMAC and get the message to much content reduce the size of the movie or insert a larger disc. The content is 4.8 gig which should fit on an 8 gig dual layer dvd.
Re: Burning a dual layer DVD on an IMAC
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
First, have you confirmed in your System Information ("About this Mac") that your drive will burn a dual layer disc Under "Disc Burning" it will show -R DL, +R DL for the selected drive if it is capab
FCP7 with Mavericks
by Ryan Atkins 4 years ago
Anyone know if Final Cut Pro 7 will be compatible with OSX Mavericks I realize I should just move on from FCP7, but my late 2008 MacBook Pro doesn't run Premiere Pro that well. It runs, but video play
Re: FCP7 with Mavericks
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
Oh yeah, got it. Funny!
SSD drive for OS and apps
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
I am currently running 10.6.8 on a Mac Pro3,1 and have heard of the great speed-up gained by going to an SSD. I would like to upgrade to Mountain Lion and need to know how large of a drive is necessar
Capturing Footage from Old Camcorder
by Bobby Hall 4 years ago
I have an old Sony Digital 8 DCR-TRV530 camcorder (from 2001 I think) that I want to capture footage from. Neither my macbook pro nor FCP 7 recongnize the camera (or Windows XP which I have on my mac)
Re: Capturing Footage from Old Camcorder
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
Bobby, from a quick search it seems that the camera does output a digital video signal. If that cable you provided the link for has the proper connections on each end to connect from your camera to yo
The solution to the cloud..... maybe?
by Michael Hendrix 4 years ago
Here is what I think Adobe should offer. I know some have mentioned this in a round about way, but I think there could be validity in this at least as a test in one year. At the begining of the produc
Re: The solution to the cloud..... maybe?
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
Sorry Tim, but that will never work. It's never been tried before and as such is a ridiculous idea. How did you ever come up with it ;)
May (Spring) 2013 Emitters
by Alan Lorence 4 years ago
I've finally released the Spring 2013 emitter library. I've put together a video on it too that may be worth a look: http: youtu.be 0q3Z2pSM2Gw Hope you find these to be useful and inspiring. Direct l
Re: May (Spring) 2013 Emitters
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
Very nice. Thanks
Not Getting on the Creative Cloud Merry Go Round
by Jim Wiseman 4 years ago
Adobe made my upgrade decision very easy. No thanks. Guess you have gotten my last dollar. I've been a customer of your software from the beginning, but this move to subscription only is unconscionabl
Re: Not Getting on the Creative Cloud Merry Go Round
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
You can buy CS6 only. All future versions are Creative Cloud membership only.
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