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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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After effects window missing.
by Juan Cristobal Castillero Ramos 2 days ago
My after effects window display dissapeared without any reason, here's the picture. 11873_capturadepantalla20171117alas14.33.17.pdf.zip I tried reinstalling, resetting my workspace and still nothing h
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Re: After effects window missing.
by Jim Scott 2 days ago
Did you try trashing AE's preferences file and then reopening AE I don't know if a new one is always made when a reinstall is done, but if it's not a corrupted preferences file may have remained and b
Was C4D used to create this video?
by Logan King 2 days ago
I'm kinda confused as to what software was used to create this explainer. Could C4D be used to create an exact replica of this https: www.youtube.com watch v=okpg-lVWLbE
Re: Was C4D used to create this video?
by Jim Scott 2 days ago
It was most likely done in After Effects.
Need assistance converting an object
by David Altman 6 days ago
I recently downloaded a 3d cupcake in the .C4D format. I then downloaded the trial version of Cinema 4D, registered it, and converted the object to a Wavefront .OBJ ... I also tried .FBX. However, whe
Re: Need assistance converting an object
by Jim Scott 3 days ago
In case Adam doesn't see your post for awhile, here's the obj file exported from C4D: 11870_cupcake.obj.zip
File: cupcake.obj
by Jim Scott 3 days ago
obj file Uploaded file cupcake.obj https: f1.creativecow.net 11870 cupcakeobj
Some frames rendering as black
by Tarn Mount 6 days ago
Hi, I'm a noob to anything 3D. I have a 300 frame animation and the first 93 frames are all rendering as pure black. Every frame after 93 looks great. The animation is a flyover and the landscape I cr
Re: Adam, Brian, anyone else - any ideas?
by Jim Scott 5 days ago
Thanks Brian. Hopefully Tarn can put that info to use.
File: Falling_Snowflakes.c4d
by Jim Scott 5 days ago
c4d file Uploaded file Falling_Snowflakes.c4d https: f1.creativecow.net 11860 fallingsnowflakesc4d
File: 4 Bouncing Balls.c4d
by Jim Scott 6 days ago
c4d file Uploaded file 4 Bouncing Balls.c4d https: f1.creativecow.net 11853 4-bouncing-ballsc4d
How to make footage transition like this ?
by Bedo Nada 1 week ago
Hi, I am a new user to After Effects, So my question may be too simple I just want to know the correct way to do this transition https: www.youtube.com watch v=qFkZCda2rNE Thanks .
Re: How to make footage transition like this ?
by Jim Scott 1 week ago
Keyframe the blur and opacity of two overlapping image layers. https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud getting-started-with-after-eff segment=dva https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud after-effects-basics
After Effects Utilizes Dual GPU's?
by Matt Frame 1 week ago
My motherboard (Dell Workstation T5400) doesn't support SLI but it does support dual graphics cards via PCIe x16. Is there any benefit for me to add a 2nd Nvidia GTX 770 re: working w AE CC 2017 Many
Re: After Effects Utilizes Dual GPU's?
by Jim Scott 1 week ago
Unfortunately, no. https: forums.adobe.com thread 2282459 Dual GPU's are used in other programs, like C4D with Octane, for example, which will scale rendering performance with each added GPU.
Strange camera behavior
by Thierry Videlaine 1 week ago
Hi, all ! Of course this is because I'm a newbie, but: Normally ( I think ) when I want to change the current view's camera, I just hit any key from F1 to F4 and it works. But at times this doesn't wo
Re: Strange camera behavior
by Jim Scott 1 week ago
From what you wrote, it sounds like you are mistakenly thinking that the F keys are changing the camera rather than only selecting a different view panel -- each of which can be set to a different cam
What is the most interesting thing seen in Lumetri Scopes?
by Richard Garabedain 2 weeks ago
For those of you who dont know...look it up...Anyways I didnt take a picture, but from nothing on the screen but shapes and gradients I saw a pyramid with an oasis. a 3d pyramid...
Re: What is the most interesting thing seen in Lumetri Scopes?
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to. . . the Lumetri Scopes. https: www.youtube.com watch v=8CtjhWhw2I8
Can I get objects to collide and appear to float on top of hair?
by Jack Daniels 2 weeks ago
Using the Hair Collider tag on a dynamics object, I can get hair to collide with objects. However, the object appears too heavy to respond to the stiffness of hairs and only collides with actual colli
Re: Can I get objects to collide and appear to float on top of hair?
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
Until a "hair expert" chimes in: If you are simply having a feather fall down onto an object with hair, you could simulate the feather resting on the hairs by using another object that has its visibil
Importing Very Large Still Images to be used in Video
by John Freeman 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
White screen in composition.
by Dennis Bolden 3 weeks ago
Hello there, can you please help me on a problem where the composition is a white screen and none of the objects such as text and video appears. Yet RAM Preview is still possible I still couldn't get
Re: White screen in composition.
by Jim Scott 3 weeks ago
If you recently upgraded to CC 2018 I would suggest reverting back to a previously working version and waiting for its bugs to be ironed out. Otherwise, with such little information, it's hard to gues
After Effects person walking grass animation
by Magali Pascansky 3 weeks ago
Hello! I'm trying to make an animation of a person (first person perspective) walking in the grass. I want to make as if the grass is moving "towards the camera" to make it seem as if the person "in t
Re: After Effects person walking grass animation
by Jim Scott 3 weeks ago
If it's just a simple scene with a plane of grass and a camera, you can either animate the plane of grass horizontally towards the camera, or animate the camera forward along the plane of grass - the
Question: Using Vintage TV in set design
by Cale Stelken 3 weeks ago
I hope this is the right forum. I'm helping someone with their YouTube podcast set design. I'd like to incorporate a stylish mid-century CRT TV set, having the guest's name appear on the old, round mo
Re: Question: Using Vintage TV in set design
by Jim Scott 3 weeks ago
This is the After Effects forum, which is software used for special effects and compositing, but since you asked... If you gut the old TV and replace its CRT tube with a PC monitor you can run whateve
How To Make Particles Floaty like fireflies?
by Jacky Ern 4 weeks ago
Does anyone here know how to make particles like in this video https: www.youtube.com watch v=_tNYLM5IDuo&spfreload=5 using trapcode particular Thank you in advance.
Re: How To Make Particles Floaty like fireflies?
by Jim Scott 4 weeks ago
Looks like Dave needs some new glasses. Search for something like "dust particles in Particular." Here's one that came up: https: www.youtube.com watch v=n3cFOr7f3UA&spfreload=10
How to remove the watermark and logo from this kind of videos?
by Sumit Badaya 4 weeks ago
Hello experts here, am not much experienced with adobe after effects but am trying to learn some concepts. Basically i need to know what could be the best way to remove logo and watermark that appears
Re: How to remove the watermark and logo from this kind of videos?
by Jim Scott 4 weeks ago
Logos and watermarks are used to show who created, owns, or has legal rights to, the video, and to prevent others from using it without permission or without proper acknowledgement, or from claiming i
Colors Palate
by Sharyn Murray 1 month ago
Can someone tell me how to get this color palate option consistently Instead of this with the 5 options at top. Looked under preferences. Thank you.
Re: Colors Palate
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
Preferences General -- uncheck "Use System Color Picker."
Something like 'Color Efex' for video?
by Geoff Johnston 1 month ago
Hi, I've had Google Nik in Photoshop for a while now, and I've really gotten to like the Color Efex plugin with that big collection of looks it has for photos. Would anyone know of a plugin with a sim
Re: Something like 'Color Efex' for video?
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
Check out Red Giant's Magic Bullet Looks, or some of the other plugins in the Magic Bullet Suite.
Where is the world transform pivot point?
by Oscar Gomez 2 months ago
So I've got this particles which are exploding from a point emitter, using Disc as direction and a heavy air resistance to stop them after a second or 2. They look great and are stoping just as I want
Re: Where is the world transform pivot point?
by Jim Scott 2 months ago
As I understand it, if your emitter is at its default center position in the layer then the World Transform pivot point will be the same as that of the emitter. If you need the emitter to be at a diff
Faster way to cut clips in Premire?
by James Agro 4 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago
You could download the trial and give it a go.
Need Encore CS6
by Mitch Jordan 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Good work Abraham. It's all back to normal.
Installing FCP7 on fresh install of El Capitan?
by Mel Matsuoka 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 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 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.
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