Jim Zito: Activity About Images
Jim Zito

Camera/Editing/Motion Graphics FCP/AE/PS/Illus/Invig
Member Since:
July 7th 2004
464 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Raleigh, NC
Voronoi - Render Pieces Only
by Jim Zito 2 years ago
Nevermind. Please Delete this post. HP Z 840 Inter(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v4 @ 3.00GHz 3.00GHz (2 processors) Windows 10 Pro
Need Expression for Z-Space and Opacity
by Jim Zito 3 years ago
Hello, I am looking for an expression to make a bunch of layers, attached to a null's slider, animate in z-space at their individual in-points. Also would like it to slowly dissolve in at the in point
Making Convex Shape
by Jim Zito 6 years ago
Hello, I was wondering what the best way to create the convex part of this logo in 3D. I'm having trouble figuring out the best tools to use and how to incorporate the red shapes onto the convex shape
Re: Making Convex Shape
by Brian Jones 6 years ago
The wrap deformer might be a better way for the red shapes.
Missing Texture Not Used in Scene
by Jim Zito 7 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to net render a scene. When I try, it gives me a missing texture error. The texture path is to another computer. So I went to the Project Info screen and tried to relink it there (si
Re: Missing Texture Not Used in Scene
by Jim Zito 7 years ago
Wow. I should've thought of that. That did it. Thanks!
Making Rounded Side from Flat Surface
by Jim Zito 7 years ago
Hello, I think the pics illustrate what I want to do better than I can explain it. I want to extrude the flame in a way that makes it rounded, not just give it depth. Thanks, Jim
Re: Making Rounded Side from Flat Surface
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
Try modeling it with a spline and Lathe Nurbs. www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
Daisy Chaining Two G Speed Drives
by Jim Zito 7 years ago
Hello, I have a G Speed 12TB drive and am looking to get another one to increase my space. I do video editing and animation. I was wondering what the best way to daisy chain the two drives is. I'm ass
Re: Daisy Chaining Two G Speed Drives
by Jim Zito 7 years ago
Thanks!
Horizontal Tile Effect
by Jim Zito 7 years ago
Hello, Does anyone know a simple way to get this effect in FCP7 I looked through some of the built-in effects. Thanks! Jim
Re: Horizontal Tile Effect
by Jim Zito 7 years ago
Yes. Looks just like the sample I sent! Thanks!
Shuffle Game
by Jim Zito 9 years ago
Anyone ever create a shuffle game in C4D You know, the find the red queen-type game I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on how to animate the objects easily without moving each objects every 1
Dynamics Tag Question
by Jim Zito 9 years ago
Hi, I'm using the dynamnics tag in the Broadcast edition of C4d and have a logo falling to the floor. I wanted to change the default speed at which it falls and make it faster so it hits the ground so
Re: Dynamics Tag Question
by Jim Zito 9 years ago
I tried increasing the mass of the object with no success-nothing happened. Not sure why. But each of the other two suggestions worked, however. Thank you!
Animation Show in Pecent
by Jim Zito 10 years ago
Hello, Tough one here: I have an animation of 3 bars scaling horizontally. They represent 3 candidates for which people can vote. I would like to have it so as they scale from 0 - 100, a percent is sh
Re: Animation Show in Pecent
by Jim Zito 10 years ago
Thanks so much Dan! Jim
3D Flag Looping
by Jim Zito 10 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to get 3D Flag to loop, and I've tried numerous times following the tips that Zax gave in previous posts about matching the wave pattern and dissolving the flag into itself and renderin
Re: 3D Flag Looping
by Jim Zito 10 years ago
Thanks Matt. I got it to work pretty well. I had to render out :30 worth to find a loop point though, which took 4 hours flag. Jim
Gradient color on AI object
by Curtis Goldsborough 11 years ago
Hi - I'm new to ProAnimator - using it as a standalone app. I'm trying to create a 3D logo using an AI file - it imports fine, but I cannot figure out how to apply a color gradient to the face of the
Re: Gradient color on AI object
by Jim Zito 11 years ago
What I do for gradients is turn off all layers' visibility except the one with the gradient. Save that as its own .ai file. Now open it in Photoshop and save it again. That way the image is cropped pe
It's been a great ride...
by Aharon Rabinowitz 12 years ago
Hi Folks- When I got started in animation, there were barely any tutorials on line all of them were written tutorials, and some quite hard to follow. There were a few good books that were a great star
Re: It's been a great ride...
by Jim Zito 12 years ago
Thanks so much Aharon! You've helped me immensely! -Jim
Episode help for DG Fast Channel encoding
by DakotaCurt 13 years ago
I'm having trouble getting DG Fast Channel to accept my MPEG-PS encodes with Episode. I'm encoding from Final Cut Uncompressed files of 30 second TV commercials. Does anyone have Episode settings they
Re: Episode DG Fast Channel Patch success
by Jim Zito 12 years ago
Hi Craig, Can you send that preset to me too jim(at)capstoneproductiongroup(dot)com Thanks.
how to place the best tracking points
by peter stenhouse 14 years ago
Hi there. I am emabrking on a shoot which amy involve alot of tracking. I have had some problems with this in the past and i was hoping someone could point me to a guide on how to place the most effec
Re: how to place the best tracking points
by Jim Zito 12 years ago
Wow. This is great info. Thanks Matt!
DON'T install QT 7.4 if you use after effects
by chris newman 12 years ago
rendering in AE was fine yesterday. i downloaded QT 7.4 today and renders now quit at almost exactly 10mins into the render regardless of what project you are working on with the following error "Afte
Re: DON'T install QT 7.4 if you use after effects
by Jim Zito 12 years ago
I had the same problem in AE. Try this...Go to System Preferences and Quicktime and Advanced and check the box that says "Show legacy encoders."
help with rotating a logo (new guy question)
by Nelson May 13 years ago
i finally have my first logo built. I want to rotate it in a 360 around its own axis. It is symmetrical and will rotate. i am having trouble trying to get the camera to fly around it and also getting
Re: help with rotating a logo (new guy question)
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
Hi, I just wanted to know what you guys came up with as far as the solution or workaround to this problem. I've had the same issue in ProAnimator and I suspect it has to do with the pivot points of th
Serge's Invigorator training DVD's a Winner... get it!
by kengr 13 years ago
Serge, hi - just wanted to say I'm really impressed with your new Invigorator training dvd cd - thanks very much for releasing it, it taught me a *lot* more about invigorator PA than I knew, and was p
Re: Serge's Invigorator training DVD's a Winner... get it!
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
Just wanted to add my praises for Serge's DVD. VERY thorough. Thanks for a job well done! -Jim
interface will not load
by Justin Gray 13 years ago
So I'm using Pro Animator 4.0.2 on my dual 2gig processor G5. It runs just fine if I launch the software as a standalone project but I need to use it with my After Effects 7 software. With I apply Zax
Re: interface will not load
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
I have the same issue. I have to have all of AE on my main monitor before I open PA.
moving pivot point
by sbrand 13 years ago
I'm a little stumped on this, and hope that someone will respond. I need to move the pivot point to the center.
Re: moving pivot point
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
Are you using ProAnimator I've asked this question before too. I'm stumped as well!
Ancor Point in ProAnimator
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
Hello. I've created a door using the ProAnimator plug-in and want to animate it opening. I can't figure out how to reposition the anchor point to the left side of the door though. I know in Invigorato
Moving objects to new tracks
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
Is there a setting in ProAnimator that keeps objects in their exact position when you move it to a new track For example, say have the words "TEST TEXT" on one track and I want to move TEXT to a new t
Re: Moving objects to new tracks
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
Thanks Jon. I had to deselect the start at center on the new track as well. But it works. Thanks again.
Invigorator Sword Project
by Serge Hamad 13 years ago
Hey, Just sharing a link for a 3D sword project: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 41 857169 Looks like this: http: www.nyc-visual.com Sword.jpg http: www.nyc-visual.com Sword_Details.jpg Have fun
Re: Invigorator Sword Project
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
Great stuff Serge. Thanks so much for sharing. I love seeing what this program can do when pushed.
large files, 3d comps, image buffer errors....a way to work smarter?
by Jaqai Mickelsen 13 years ago
Hola. Alrighty, here is the scoop. I'm currently working on a three minute continuous animation that relies on a huge 300 DPI photoshop document (dimensions of 10200X2400) for the background of the sc
Re: large files, 3d comps, image buffer errors....a way to work smarter?
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
Try using proxies.
out of focus
by Jat Patel 13 years ago
quick question: How do i achieve this kind of effect None of the blurs in AE7 cant very easily do it. or I
Re: out of focus
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
I have learned. And I am greatful.
Rubik's Cube
by JensVanhoof 13 years ago
Hi, I'm constructing a Rubrik's cube with video footage in After Effects. I created 54 layers, one for each square. When I'm trying to make the upper row rotate, it works just fine. I select all the c
Re: Rubik's Cube
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
I've gotta say Joel, I'm very impressed. Nice job. Also, the link to the AEP file didn't work for me.
Rubik's Cube
by JensVanhoof 13 years ago
Hi, I'm constructing a Rubrik's cube with video footage in After Effects. I created 54 layers, one for each square. When I'm trying to make the upper row rotate, it works just fine. I select all the c
Re: Rubik's Cube
by Jim Zito 13 years ago
I've gotta say Joel, I'm very impressed. Nice job. Also, the link to the AEP file didn't work for me.
Illustrator CS to AE 7 Problem
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
This is gonna be tough to esxplain, but here I go... I created a character, a squirrel, in Illustrator for the purpose of animating him in AE. I created everything on a bunch of separate layers, mouth
Re: Illustrator CS to AE 7 Problem
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
Thanks Stefan. That might've been it. I unchecked the Use Compression box and checked the PDF Compatible box, which is usually checked, and that did it. All is well now. I've been using these programs
Illustrator CS to AE 7 Problem
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
This is gonna be tough to explain, but here I go... I created a character, a squirrel, in Illustrator for the purpose of animating him in AE. I created everything on a bunch of separate layers, mouth,
Demos on YouTube--Good or Bad?
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
I was just curious how everyone felt about posting demo reels on YouTube and MySpace. I've seen a bunch on there--some of them are pretty good. But obviously the quality isn't going to be as good as i
Re: Demos on YouTube--Good or Bad?
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
Those were pretty much my thoughts too. I haven't seen it discussed on here yet and was curious about people's opinions on it. I don't think I'd hire anyone for a big budget job based on a YouTube ree
Trailer, not a demo...
by Harry Pallenberg 14 years ago
Hi, sorry to post a trailer not a demo here, but we wanted to get some feedback. This was cut with only about 80% of the doc shot. Be honest, and thanks! http: www.womeninboxes.com Thanks, Harry. Foru
Re: Trailer, not a demo...
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
I didn't think the headroom was bad. I mean it's obvious to me it was an aesthetic decision to include the backgrounds, which are interesting and add to the character of the interviewee. It's one of t
COW Tutorials: After Effects Create 3D Reflections
by COW Articles 14 years ago
Create 3D ReflectionsIn this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Andrew Kramer demonstrates how to create ray traced light reflections inside After Effects. Click on the link above to find Andrew's tu
Re: COW Tutorials: After Effects Create 3D Reflections
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
Yes, very clever. I also like how you pick-whipped the text source to the reflection's text source. Never woulda thought of that either. Nice job Andrew.
Create BBall Court from Scratch
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
Hi. Just wondering if anyone's attempted to create the floor of a basketball court in Photoshop. I've been doing some trial and error but having no success. I know it's probably pretty tricky to get t
Re: Create BBall Court from Scratch
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
Hey Jeff. Thanks a lot for the help! I'll give it a try. Take care, Jim
drumb.tv
by drumb.tv 14 years ago
I'm a 3d artist designer from Chicago. Check out my little stab at a blog. http: www.drumb.tv There you'll find quicktimes, insights, and oddities. Take Care, Chad Ashley
Re: drumb.tv
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
Really nice work. Very unique. I especially love the intros for the AICP awards shows.
Hi everybody, my new reel
by Rotem_n 14 years ago
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. http: www.programa1.com rotem reel2006.mov
Re: Hi everybody, my new reel
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
Hey. Nice reel! Some really good looking work there. I don't think I'd change a thing. Short and sweet and right to the point. Great job!
adjusting an effect on multiple layers?
by Daniel Connell 14 years ago
I've got a brightness contrast effect that I want to apply to about half a dozen layers, then animate having all layers using the same keys. I don't want to have to do this by hand for each layer if i
Re: adjusting an effect on multiple layers?
by Jim Zito 14 years ago
What about precomping them then applying the effect
review my first demo reel
by Trevor Ward 15 years ago
Now it's my turn. Please review my demo reel and let me know how it can be better. Basically I'm a one-man shop and I do freelance work as well. Rip me apart. please. www.redeyevideoproductions.com vi
Re: review my first demo reel
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Well, I appreciate everyone posting their reels. I know it's not easy to do-put it out there for everyone to criticize, but it's nice to see what other people are doing and gain some inspiration from
Attention - Elections ! New video out
by Ace Billet 15 years ago
Just released a new music video I directed, edited, and did the post. The song is in hebrew and deals with politics and elections. (Elections graphics apply worldwide I guess) check it out on www.bill
Re: Attention - Elections ! New video out
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Nice job Asaf. Really looks great. I hope it gets a lot of airtime. It certainly deserves to.
New Reel, please give feedback
by Ryan Koo 15 years ago
The compression needs work, but other than that, in my eyes it's "done." Which means it's time to get feedback, and tear it apart! I shot, edited, and animated everything on the reel. Please take a lo
Re: NEW revised reel
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Much, much better.
Animated a cartoon character mouth
by Just Ben 15 years ago
What is the best way to achieve this effect I've been doing this lately by adding a oval mask onto a solid black layer and then keyframing and altering the Mask Shape property to match the audio. Howe
Re: Animated a cartoon character mouth
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
What I would do is create a bunch of different shaped mouths on your character or whatever in Photoshop, one for each sound (I think there are about 8. You can find them in any animation "How to" book
New reel
by Martin 15 years ago
Hello people! Just in time for 2006 my 2005 reel is finally finished, woooohh! Check it: http: www.polfilm.se polfilm_reel_2005.mov Let me know what you think! martin
Re: New reel
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Hey Martin, Really nice! I wouldn't change a thing.
After effects animation in media composer
by Jennifer 15 years ago
I'm trying to import an after effects animation (a lower third -right to left animation with a portion of the animation dissolving out with an image remaining full in the lower third corner of the scr
Re: After effects animation in media composer
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Export your animation with a codec that supports alpha--I use either Animation or Avid codec--with Depth set to Millions of Colors+, Channels set to RGB+Alpha, and Color set to Straight(Unmatted). The
tracking plug ins?
by neil harris 15 years ago
are there any tracking plug ins for AE i'm looking for something better than the standard tracker which i find can be unreliable at times... thanks neil
Re: tracking plug ins?
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Hey Andrew, What would that quick expression be, if you don't mind me asking Jim
DVD Flicker
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
I burned my demo reel to a DVD and there's one clip that flickers whenever there's motion. However, the same clip plays fine on VHS. Any idea what the prooblem is or how I can resolve this. I'm export
Re: DVD Flicker
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
I think I figured out what went wrong. The clip in question was 720x480 DV25 and that's the way I imported it into Avid. Avid is 720x486, and when I exported the timeline and brought it into Sorenson,
Technical Question About Wide Angle and 16:9
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
A collegue asked me the technical and aesthetic differences between shooting 16:9, and 4:3 with a wide angle lens. I know the difference in my head, but had a hard time actually putting into words the
Re: Technical Question About Wide Angle and 16:9
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Thanks Thax. That clears it up for me. Yeah, I wouldn't say a WA lens technically makes things more "film-like" either. I think people just see that it looks different and automatically associate it w
Stickey Labels
by Matt 15 years ago
I've heard over and over not to use stickey labels on DVD's, but I have never heard an explanation why, does any now why
Re: Stickey Labels
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Thanks!
Logos are No-Goes...
by Christopher Dutton 15 years ago
Howdy, I've posted something similar on this before, but now have a more vague, generalized question that may help me solve a baffling conumdrum. OK, so I'm working with an AVID Xpress DV 3.5.4 on Win
Re: Logos are No-Goes...
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Are you importing and rendering the logos 1:1 The way I understand it, you can work with video DV25 and render and import graphics 1:1. Jim
Purple Flash
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
I'm on Adrenaline ver 1.3 and I'm getting a purple flash between cuts a lot of times whenever I have 2 color correction clips next to each other--even after rendered. So I have to go back and manually
Stutter Stutter
by JoshInMaine 15 years ago
Hello, I just compressed a 60 min movie with sorenson squeeze (version 3.5 oem) using the custom DVD settings. I burnt the DVD and it looks great on one PC but stutters on a new PC laptop. How can I p
Re: Stutter Stutter
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
I think JoshInMaine is starting to stutter stutter now!!
Avid to Sorenson to Nero problem
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Hi everyone. I posted this in DVD Authoring, but thought someone here may be able to help me out. I'm burning DVDs with this process: 1. Export 6 minture video from Avid Adrenaline as a quicktime Ref
Re: Avid to Sorenson to Nero problem
by Jim Zito 15 years ago
Ahh. I figured out you have to export in pieces if you want AVI uncompressed.
© 2020 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]