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Unable to open project
by rikard lassenius 2 weeks ago
Hi, worked on a fairly simple subtitling thing in ae and decided to use dynamic links. this might not be related but after importing ther ae composition into premiere and rendering out with media enco
Re: Unable to open project
by John Cuevas 2 weeks ago
Try creating a new project and import the 'corrupt' project into it. Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I h
Animating Silhouetted Hair
by Nick Mars 4 weeks 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 John Cuevas 4 weeks ago
Puppet tool would work. You may want to look up some tutorials first, it's not exactly super intuitive. Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that tho
How can i add light to text opacity transition like this ?!
by Bedo Nada 1 month ago
Hi, How can i add light to text opacity transition like this ! https: www.youtube.com watch v=AXf1emisjqk Thanks,
Re: How can i add light to text opacity transition like this ?!
by John Cuevas 1 month ago
What light are you talking about I see the transition come in with large blur and dissolve out with a large blur. Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in provin
Any experience with Pond5 subscriptions?
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
Has anyone gotten a subscription to Pond5.com, with which many are likely familiar, but in case you're not it has good choices for video music and other multimedia. I'd appreciate any feedback at all
Re: Any experience with Pond5 subscriptions?
by John Cuevas 2 months ago
Just logged in and it looks like all the music is reduced cost, don't see a single free track(cept for public domain). We just use one account for our entire company. Don't use music much, mostly stoc
VFX/Motion Graphics Fitness Sequence - Feedback Wanted
by Ben Stevenson 3 months ago
Hello Creative Cow, My name is Ben and I have made a fitness sequence for a uni assignment which incorporates some visual effects and motion design... More the latter. I need to gain some industry fee
Re: VFX/Motion Graphics Fitness Sequence - Feedback Wanted
by John Cuevas 3 months ago
What are the requirements of the assignment I only ask because for the most part(only watched once), your execution is good, but in some places, design wise, there are elements that add nothing. I'm t
AE Slideshow - please recommend
by Arun Vellian 4 months ago
Would anyone be able to help me understand what kind of transition is used in this slideshow. I'm assuming its a 3D , Frame roll photo transition but not sure about the shattering effect. I'm very new
Re: AE Slideshow - please recommend
by John Cuevas 4 months ago
AEScripts.com has a script called Multiplane that would automate the 3D displacement-scale stuff...not too expensive. If you are doing a lot of pics it would be worth it. Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK
How to connect two alleyways by "rounding the corner"
by Greg Murphy 4 months ago
I have two clips I took walking down narrow alleyways in Taipei. I'd like to seamlessly combine the two by making it look like I'm turning the corner from one alley to the next, as if they are connect
Re: How to connect two alleyways by "rounding the corner"
by John Cuevas 4 months ago
Agree with everything Ted said, and just want to add, the old axiom, "If you can't resolve, dissolve." Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that thos
Can I still use after effects while a video is rendering in media encoder?
by John Davidson 4 months ago
While I'm rendering a video in media encoder. Can I still use after effects and work on another project while another project is rendering in media encoder
Re: Can I still use after effects while a video is rendering in media encoder?
by John Cuevas 4 months ago
Yes, as long as you have enough RAM. Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that wil
project version convertion request
by michal waniek 4 months ago
hello, would anybody be so kind and convert my CC(12) project into CS6 version
Re: project version convertion request
by michal waniek 4 months ago
Thank You John, but I've already done that. Sorry, forgot to close thread. All the best! Michal
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QUESTION: how to affect shape layer skew value based on the velocity & direction of position property
by John Gardner 4 months ago
Hi, Long-time lurker. I have looked around for a solution to this question but I have not found anything, hence this post. Anybody know of a good expression that will take the position property info o
Re: QUESTION: how to affect shape layer skew value based on the velocity & direction of position property
by John Cuevas 4 months ago
You would want to use one of the ease expressions applied to the "Skew" property of Distort Transform effect. Something like this: myVel = transform.position.velocity 0 ; linear(myVel,0,500, 0, -18) H
Make TrapCode Sound Keys choose between 2 value
by Touhami Aglagal 4 months ago
Hello, so I'm using SoundKeys, I use one for scaling my video, works great, and an other one for rotate the video but of course it's only rotating in one side, how can I say to soundkeys to one time r
Re: Make TrapCode Sound Keys choose between 2 value
by John Cuevas 4 months ago
Use an ease expression on the rotation property. ease(t, tMin, tMax, value1, value2) t is your trapcode soundkeys layer, just pickwhip to it. tMin and tMax are the highest and lowest values of that yo
Avid Media Composer 8.4.5 image import problem
by Daniele Peri 4 months ago
Hi guys, When I try to import an image create with Photoshop CC 2017, the image but especially the fonts are blurry. What is the problem Thank you Regards
Re: Avid Media Composer 8.4.5 image import problem
by John Cuevas 4 months ago
One thing you can try is to open up the console and type "HDTitleFilter". This toggles the title "anti-alias-downscale" filter to off and your new created titles get crisp. You already have washy titl
Effect?
by Re Worek 5 months ago
So in this photo there is like a swoosh thing, I'm pretty sure it's trapcode but if anyone knows how to do it anyway possible I just really wanna know :
Re: Effect?
by Re Worek 5 months ago
Thanks so much man!
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Text Bounce and Squeeze
by Carlos Morelli 9 months ago
Hello everyone. I'm trying to achieve this effect, especially the yellow text: May some expression be involved I believe there are scale, rotation, position and tracking properties being animated, and
Re: Text Bounce and Squeeze
by Chris Buttacoli 9 months ago
Keyframing this by hand, while not impossible by any stretch of the imagination, certainly wouldn't look as natural as using a sine wave decay expression like John's above. Using this to control the h
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John Cuevas liked this 9 months ago
Client project and footage retention. Best practices?
by Stephen Pickering 11 months ago
Hi there, I have no formal training in a production facility, so unfortunately I'm learning much of the "business" side of things as I go. One thing we are constantly running into is storage issues, a
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Mel Matsuoka liked this 10 months ago
Re: Client project and footage retention. Best practices?
by John Cuevas 11 months ago
We have an archiving fee that's built into the contract. We use a Facillis system, so everything is pretty much in one place(save for the NLE) and once a project is closed, I collect the NLE and back
Do you charge client for stock footage?
by Ilana Ellis 1 year ago
I do freelance editing work which often heavily relies on stock video and music. My usual model is to use the stock clips I like best (watermarked) in the rough cut animatic and try to gather alternat
Re: Do you charge client for stock footage?
by John Cuevas 1 year ago
Personally this makes me NUTS and I avoid giving even the chance for this kind of "creative input" whenever and wherever possible. At the start of a project, I usually will do the searches, but if I k
What happened to the FFmpeg forum?
by Mel Matsuoka 1 year ago
I was following a link in my personal Evernote "knowledgebase" to a post on the FFmpeg forum, but was surprised to see that the forum--as well as all of the previous post archive--is completely gone!
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Re: What happened to the FFmpeg forum?
by Tim Wilson 1 year ago
A reply to both of you at once: Mel, ffmpeg is back on. We're in the process of identifying forums for products that aren't actively being discussed, where -- as you note -- it's still worth preservin
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testing
by Abraham Chaffin 1 year ago
testing Abraham
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Re: testing
by Abraham Chaffin 1 year ago
test Abraham
The Top 50 Movies of the Last 5 Years
by Scott Roberts 1 year ago
Reviews of The Jungle Book, Huntsman 2, and Keanu to come next week. But for now, I'm feeling rather LISTY. And you know how I like my occasional lists... LOFTY, LENGTHY, and DISAGREEABLE! Enjoy the b
Re: The Top 50 Movies of the Last 5 Years
by John Cuevas 1 year ago
42. THE HATEFUL EIGHT I don't think I liked it as much on the second viewing from home as I did during the 70mm roadshow presentation. In fact, it might be Tarantino's worst movie (yeah, I'm a Death P
Keyframes going negatives
by Kuljeet Singh 1 year ago
hello, i've just create a camera layer, & few 3D shaper layers. TO create a zoom effect i just change the camera position. But problem is that, to create zoom effect, i've placed three keyframes havin
Re: Keyframes going negatives
by Kuljeet Singh 1 year ago
Thanks Johnny, It solved my issue. i've changed the interpolation to linear, now everything is fine.
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Light glow on text from left to right
by Lucy Lu 1 year ago
Hi! I ve been working a lot with Premiere, but I ve recently started playing around in After effects as well. I ve been working on a project, but there was one thing i couldn t figure out how to do. I
Re: Light glow on text from left to right
by Lucy Lu 1 year ago
Hi again. I want to thank you both for taking your time to answer my question, it really helped me out! I'm very thankful, and I appreciate the quick response. Thanks.
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Red Curtain alpha
by Cory Lusk 1 year ago
I wanted to test a curtain effect from pond 5 and I downloaded the preview. I can't seem to get anything behind the curtain. I've tried to use track mattes, and unmult effect, and I have no idea how t
Re: Red Curtain alpha
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
That footage comes in two sections: the curtain animation and its animated matte. You use the second part as the luma matte for the first part. Easy as pie. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS)
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The Godfather Epic & Abe Vigoda
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
Did anyone else catch the cut of the first two Godfather movies that HBO aired last week called "The Godfather Epic" It was a chronological cut of the two movies into one giant 7 hour DVR recording. I
Re: The Godfather Epic & Abe Vigoda
by John Cuevas 2 years ago
He was great in Barney Miller https: www.youtube.com watch v=0Zo2-DYLnos Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When
Edit button?
by John Cuevas 2 years ago
Hey all, Did we lose the ability to edit posts Just wondering, thanks. Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I
Re: Edit button?
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
Hi John, We're currently tweaking the system. For our first 18 years or so, the edit functions were extremely limited -- originally zero, in fact, eventually evolving into a brief window that closed w
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How do I create a ghost like effect?
by Anthony Williams 2 years ago
Hey Guys, Came across this... Time: 1:11 https: www.youtube.com watch v=7ewZRgtnRJk and was wondering how it is achieved. Thanks in advance
Re: How do I create a ghost like effect?
by Michael Szalapski 2 years ago
Duplicate your person layer. Freeze it on the frame you want. Mask them out. Feather the back end quite a bit. Desaturate it (Tint effect, Hue Sat, whatever) Animate it moving away. Mess with the blen
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How to create a 3D building shatter reveal in After Effects
by Val Mac 2 years ago
So, I stumbled around this videohive project and wanted to ask if anyone has an idea on how to make this to look like this. If possible, only in AE. I can only imagine Element 3D, ray-traced 3D or if
Re: How to create a 3D building shatter reveal in After Effects
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
Val Mac "I dont know what happened I think I'm not allowed to put Videohive links in here" You are. Videohive isn't. :-) We've had enormous trouble with them over the years, as well as a number of th
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Invisible smoke transition
by Boris Herzog 2 years ago
Hello all, First of all apologies for the question, I'm still a but of a beginner at AE. I'm trying to create a text reveal transition with a smoke effect (oh which there are plenty of tutorials) much
Re: Invisible smoke transition
by Chris Evans 2 years ago
John's description is fantastic. You may want to add a curves adjustment to go along with the white solid that brightens your smoke up so it blends into the white solid a little better. Use the same l
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Blending Paths
by Sean Platt 2 years ago
I am curious to know if there is a better solution to blending paths than manipulating by hand for this example. I need to animate copy that follows a mask path to a new position with a new mask path.
Re: Blending Paths
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 2 years ago
Sounds like you are trying to do this using TWO different paths. If you set two keyframes for just ONE path, AE will smoothly interpolate the path for all frames in between.
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How to make a "match frame" transition between 2 unmatched frame.
by Kuang Jun 2 years ago
Hi guys, My name is JK, I'm facing a serious technical difficulties, and this is my first time posting here. As you can see from the 2 pictures I uploaded, the location, the PD and the angles of the p
Re: How to make a "match frame" transition between 2 unmatched frame.
by Dave LaRonde 2 years ago
Not to speak ill of a client -- why, I'd NEVER do that -- but does this guy have any stinkin' clue of what he's talking about Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
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Client asking for historic files
by Stephen Ong 2 years ago
Hi I have a client today who has requested some historic working files. The work is white label for an agency so the design studio is requesting thre working files from me, so they can supply to their
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Re: Client asking for historic files
by John Cuevas 2 years ago
Agree with Todd also, if it's not in writing, you shouldn't give away project files. We have one client who has that in their contracts, because they work with multiple vendors and on occasion will wa
3D wrapping line
by Peo Fogelstrom 2 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a trailer project and I'd like to mimic the arcade opening for the game that the event will host. https: tinyurl.com ptd35lp How would I go about to recreate the red stripe wrapping
Re: 3D wrapping line
by Peo Fogelstrom 2 years ago
Thanks again Johnny for helping me out. That tutorial was really helpfull and educational. Wish I had found it in my searches. And thank you too Jay. Your idea is painfully true and I can't believe I
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Advanced paper shattering effect [Video example]
by Romain Bardinet 2 years ago
Hi, I searched a lot but couldn't find anything that match what I needed. I want to make a stylized transition ; Here is what I have done so far : https: www.youtube.com watch v=fPkAcsLXa1g&feature=yo
Re: Advanced paper shattering effect [Video example]
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 2 years ago
Trying it out, looks like this with (glass) Shatter and Mir. Shatter Effect and Mir
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Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
So lots of email today and ads with DEEP discounts for a first year of CC. Like pushing near 70% off. IIRC the earlier discussions here the idea advanced was that the subscription rate didn't reflect
Re: Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
Gary Huff "Exactly, which is why when you though you "got 'em!" you posted immediately without actually checking to verify. I mean, seriously, 68% off is one of those "much too good to be true things
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textual landscape
by Vincent Lablee 2 years ago
hei, i'm looking for advice to construct a form of "textscape" or textual landscape in adobe after effects cc, on one channel screen. i'd like it to be "moving" or in "motion" in a "geological" form m
Re: textual landscape
by Chris Bobotis 2 years ago
And here it is again (inline): Cheers, Chris mettle.com
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Character offset binary code effect
by Maxwell Siegal 2 years ago
Hi! So Im trying to make a binary code "decoder" effect using the character offset animation. I would like to only use 1's and 0's but the character offset only lets me use random numbers or the full
Re: Character offset binary code effect
by John Cuevas 2 years ago
Don't need an expression for this, you can do by just using a couple of animators. Create a text layer consisting of just "0"'s, however many you want for the length of your binary string. Add an offs
Gaining experience in video editing
by John Gutteridge 3 years ago
I'm looking to move into the video editing field and want to expand my portfolio and gain more experience. What are the best ways of finding the opportunities to do this . I don't mind doing video edi
Re: Gaining experience in video editing
by John Cuevas 3 years ago
The path I followed was the internship route, got to work plenty for free, but I was working. And eventually, got to learn, use and actually edit real videos. If you are dedicated & persistent enough,
Color Space and Batch Importing/Fast Import
by John Cuevas 3 years ago
Working in AE the other day, I create some full page graphics using the HDTV(Rec. 709) 16-235 color space. Bring the graphics(DNxHD) into Avid though fast import and everything is fine, my colors leve
Re: Color Space and Batch Importing/Fast Import
by John Cuevas 3 years ago
Sorry, working with Avid 7.0 on a PC system. I've tried this with Avid DNxHD located locally and on the Facillis. Import the first time, fast import and Avid correctly treats the colors as 709(which i
Export Avid DNA in Media Composer 3.1
by Alvin Lowery 3 years ago
I do not see an export setting for Avid DNA in Media Composer 3.1. Is it possible to export Avid DNA files in Media Composer 3.1
Re: Export Avid DNA in Media Composer 3.1
by John Cuevas 3 years ago
You could upscale the project(I have in the past due to necessity), if you really wanted it to be DNxHD, but I would just export to 1:1 Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times.
Adobe 2014 Q1
by Franz Bieberkopf 3 years ago
http: www.adobe.com news-room pressreleases 201403 031814Q1FY2014results.html http: wwwimages.adobe.com www.adobe.com content dam Adobe en investor-relations PDFs ADBE-Q1FY14-Earnings-Script.PDF "Adob
Re: Adobe 2014 Q1
by John Cuevas 3 years ago
I'd actually want the exact opposite, I buy a program package, and subscribe as long as the benefits, updates new features are improving my business. If the updates and add-ons no longer are improving
Room management software
by Mathieu Marano 4 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for a simple app to manage booking for two grading room and time reports per job. Any suggestion Mathieu Marano offline online editor - motion graphics - Post-prod director - DaVinci R
Re: Room management software
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
getharvest.com works well. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not
Buying After Effects versus Creative Cloud
by Angelo Mike 4 years ago
I'm confused about what Adobe requires about the Creative Cloud. I tried talking to a representative online about how to buy After Effects (since I couldn't find it on Adobe's website, and even with h
Re: Buying After Effects versus Creative Cloud
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
Yes, CS6 is the last one that doesn't require a subscription. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have
Vidaao - Shop from hundreds of videographers, animators & production companies at one time!
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
What's the thought about companies production like this Is this what the future of our industry will look like, or is it just a fancy mandy.com Who is Vidaao We are changing the way companies purchase
Re: Vidaao - Shop from hundreds of videographers, animators & production companies at one time!
by Jim Hohl 4 years ago
Hi John, Mark, Doyle, and the Creative COW community! Allow me to introduce myself and address some of your concerns. My name is Jim Hohl, and I am one of the co-founders here at Vidaao. First of all,
Creating Stage Curtains
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
I need to recreate this with curtains that open and close: I did a search and found this file from Adam Trachtenberg 6166_curtainpull.c4d.zip, that I've been trying to recreate, but I seem to be havin
Re: Creating Stage Curtains
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
Adam and Brian. Thank you both for helping me out on this, never would of come close to getting the physics to be nearly this good without your help and learned a few new things this week---the jump f
well hello whats all this?
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
http: photorumors.com 2013 06 16 adobe-is-considering-new-pricing-models-for-creative-cloud if true and not just internet vapours, the photoshop guys catch a major break - and we get kind of a buy out
Re: well hello whats all this?
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
The company recently sent out a survey to a selected users about the Creative Cloud, specifically about a new pricing structure of $9.99 for Photoshop or $29.99 for the entire suite on a 3 years contr
An Alternate Package
by Sandeep Sajeev 4 years ago
FCPX - 299 OR Media Composer 7 - 999 Cinema 4D Prime - 999 + MSA 250 Resolve Lite - Free OR Resolve - 999 (or just buy one of the cameras!) Motion - 50 Compressor - 50 Photoshop - 699 if you don't hav
Re: An Alternate Package
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
Keep us posted---been meaning to download the trial and dig into it a bit, but with only 24 hours in the day haven't got to it yet. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I ha
Cube Transition Wipe - Random Sized Cubes.
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
I am working my way through the Grey Scale Gorilla tutorial Cube Transition Effect and so far so good as far as doing the tutorial. But I was watching a few of the videos posted in the comments sectio
Re: Cube Transition Wipe - Random Sized Cubes.
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
Think I worked it out, it's just a matter of creating multiple cloner cube-groups of different sizes, lining them up and using the same effectors to animate them. Thought there might be a more elegant
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