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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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Animating connected objects
by Rick Morton 1 day ago
I'm a newbie to animation in C4d. Not sure how to do this. Imagine a fork lift object. It moves forward then stops at another object as it slides under it. The forks lift and the object moves up on th
Re: Animating connected objects
by Jim Scott 1 day ago
Rick Morton "Put the separate objects in a null and keyframe the individual movements for each, and keyframe the null to move the group. " Yes. Putting objects in a null allows you to animate the gro
Rounded bevel for text
by H├ęctor Moreno 5 days ago
Hi all, I've been trying to emulate the style of the Game of Thrones metal logo (see picture below) but I can't seem to get it right. My question is: how can I make this bevel text so that it seems to
Re: Rounded bevel for text
by Jim Scott 5 days ago
To round the edges increase the "Steps" in the Caps attributes of the Extrude object or Mograph Text object. For the exact look of the Game of Thrones text, however, I think it needs to be modeled. He
Dynamics question
by Rick Morton 1 week ago
I'm trying to figure out how to set up a stack of objects... say, like planks... that will shuffle down when one in the middle of the stack is removed. So if there are 6 or 8 planks randomly stacked a
Re: Dynamics question
by Jim Scott 6 days ago
One quick and easy way is to sweep a rectangle along a spline: 11386_angleiron.c4d.zip
File: Angle Iron
by Jim Scott 6 days ago
c4d file Sweep a rectangle along a spline https: f1.creativecow.net 11386 angle-iron
Problems with connecting objects
by Robbie McGill 7 days ago
I am fairly new to C4D but I understand a large chunk of it. So I have an object that I imported into my scene, and my goal was to edit the object by adding shapes like cylinders and spheres that are
Re: Problems with connecting objects
by Jim Scott 7 days ago
Make the other objects children of the main object.
File: Moving planks 2
by Jim Scott 1 week ago
c4d file Brian's suggestion https: f1.creativecow.net 11375 moving-planks-2
File: moving planks
by Jim Scott 1 week ago
c4d file dynamics on moving planks https: f1.creativecow.net 11374 moving-planks
Camera morph issue
by Rico Nguyen 2 weeks ago
hi I'm using c4d R16 but i can't create camera morph, i dont know why the icon not turn on. So need your advices, Thank you,
Re: Camera morph issue
by Jim Scott 2 weeks ago
You need to select the cameras to be used, at which point the Camera Morph icon will be available. From the C4D help file: First, create separate cameras for the various objects regions on which you w
Automated process in After Effects
by Harry Moylan 3 weeks ago
Hi there, I'm working on a 30 second trailer for a project in After Effects, where animated keywords will flash up on screen during the video. This is fine and I can do this without issue. However my
Re: Automated process in After Effects
by Jim Scott 3 weeks ago
I have never used it, but check out the script "CompsFromSpreadsheet" from aescripts + aeplugins. It may do what you want. http: aescripts.com compsfromspreadsheet # discussion embed
I want to share a free plugin for video retargeting, which I created with a colleague, enjoy :-)
by Jannik Nielsen 4 months ago
Have you ever wanted to intercut with footage in a different aspect ratio Atomic Stretch is your answer and it's free A colleague and I (postdocs in academia) made a hobby plugin project for Adobe AE
Thanks
by Jim Scott 4 months ago
Thank you very much.
No Shadows in Element 3D Raytrace
by Don Jobs 4 months ago
Hello, please help me. I have this simple scene in After Effects 2015 CC, with Element 3D v2. I have created a simple sphere and plane scene (for a test) with one spot light and turned on shadows (lig
Re: No Shadows in Element 3D Raytrace
by Jim Scott 4 months ago
Sure thing. I wish I could help more. Have you tried setting the Ray tracing to CPU I have a 980Ti and was unable to get it to work with AE so I am just using the CPU. I'm on a Mac too, if that makes
Free After Effects Template for 2017
by Carlo Wagas 5 months ago
https: www.youtube.com channel UCzd7963MaoqXqw-ieimJZvw
No thanks
by Jim Scott 5 months ago
It is extremely annoying to be offered a free download which forces you to endure a multitude of obnoxious ads. Thanks, but no thanks.
Need Encore CS6
by Mitch Jordan 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 months ago
Good work Abraham. It's all back to normal.
Importing multiple selected layers from a Photoshop file?
by Cameron Clark 8 months ago
I was wondering if there was a way to import a only handful of selected layers from a photoshop file at once. I've got a huuuuuuuge photoshop file (it's got a lot of cel animation, so there are a craz
Re: Importing multiple selected layers from a Photoshop file?
by Jim Scott 8 months ago
You could save that Photoshop file as a modified copy that has had all the layers you don't want deleted, and then import that new one into AE.
Installing FCP7 on fresh install of El Capitan?
by Mel Matsuoka 9 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 9 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
Uninstall Red Giant Universe - Anyone know how? OSX
by David Bitterman 9 months ago
We've been trying to uninstall the Red Giant Universe trial for some time now. The uninstall option is greyed out, and if we click 'install' (hoping to find a bundled uninstaller) it just gets stuck o
Re: Uninstall Red Giant Universe - Anyone know how? OSX
by Jim Scott 9 months ago
The Red Giant Link app has an uninstall option on the Universe menu next to Your Tools. If that's the one you've been trying I don't know where else to look. Contact Red Giant support.
Installing the Dojo tool kit script
by Justin Mettam 10 months ago
I downloaded the Dojo_tool kit scripts. I have never installed scripts before. The downloaded file once unzipped contains a folder structure with many scripts inside. I copied the main folder dojo rel
Re: Installing the Dojo tool kit script
by Jim Scott 10 months ago
Normally there should only be a .jsxbin file that goes in your ScriptsUI Panels folder. Are the other files that you say are "scripts" actually multiple .jsx files, or something else If you do have ve
External video in Premiere Pro CS6
by Jim Scott 10 months 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 10 months ago
Ok, thanks David. I installed my Intensity Pro in my new Mac and all is well.
Dynamic BG
by Ayoife Oni 10 months ago
Hello, I am having some trouble using CC Particle World & Trapcode Particular to create a BG like this one in the link. I have tinkered for days with no luck. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Here's t
Re: Dynamic BG
by Jim Scott 10 months ago
Here's a link to an excerpt of the Particular help file concerning custom particles: http: gtmediaproductions.com tony RedGiant%20Trapcode%20Plugins%20for%20CS5%20%5BDarkman%5D Red.Giant.Trapcode.Part
3d head rotation from 2d illustrator layers in after effects
by Mridul Bhagat 11 months ago
hello i am creating some character animations with 2d layers imported from illustrator, now some of the scenes demand head rotations to certain extent and even after a lot of research i just cannot fi
Re: 3d head rotation from 2d illustrator layers in after effects
by Jim Scott 11 months ago
Wow. Actually asking for license keys. That takes the cake. I'm sure you'll get a lot of professional help. ;(
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 3 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 3 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
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