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Dynamic percentage change.
by John Cuevas 4 weeks ago
I have a 4 bars(1 bar with 4 colors), each represents a percentage of ingredients in a formula. Is there a way to adjust 1 ingredient and have the other 3 to proportionally expand or shrink based on t
Re: Dynamic percentage change.
by John Cuevas 4 weeks ago
I realize that now. That was probably 90% of my problem on Friday, not seeing that issue. I was thinking that their might be a way to make it so that the new input on the slider would adjust the other
File: Beverage Percentages
by John Cuevas 4 weeks ago
aep file Example for Dan Ebberts to look at. https: f1.creativecow.net 12723 beverage-percentages
Plugins
by Leke Mustapha 4 months ago
Do "i" need third-party plugins in adobe after effects
Re: Plugins
by Eric Santiago 4 months ago
There should be a rule that beginners need at least 120 hours of After Effects use before installing a plug-in ;)
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Another Copyright question....sheeesh
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
So I'm working on a video for a client. They want me to use a clip they found on YouTube. This is a fight I often have, as i refuse to use video footage without the copyright owner's permission. I bel
Re: Another Copyright question....sheeesh
by John Cuevas 4 months ago
Is it possible to contact the owner of the footage and ask for permission to use the footage I'm often surprised how often people let me use their footage with only a credit or 'footage provided by...
How to make an AE tutorial?
by Eric Barker 5 months ago
I've thought about doing a tutorial on some of the techniques I've developed over the years. Years ago I tried to do a basic one, but it didn't go so smoothly and I a lot of time waiting for previews
Re: How to make an AE tutorial?
by John Cuevas 5 months ago
One trick to for the rendering previews is to just edit all that out after you finish the video or put a big speed ramp on that part. People will get it. You can even mention it as you start your rend
Avid-After Effects round tripping.
by John Cuevas 6 months ago
For years working I would round trip from Avid by exporting to Avid DNxHD_projects settings, work in AE in a Rec709(16-235) color space then export to the same Avid project settings codec. Import in A
Trying to recreate an effect (Something similar to smoke text)
by Cypert Costa 6 months ago
Hello, I'm trying to recreate this effect https: youtu.be u81WzbhqdaU To do that I've tried converting a rectangular shape layer to an adjustement layer, applying here the effects "Turbulent Displace"
Re: Trying to recreate an effect (Something similar to smoke text)
by John Cuevas 6 months ago
Looks very much like this old technique: Flowing Title Effects Project files are way out of date, but if you follow the steps you will get basically the result you are looking for. Johnny Cuevas, Edit
Parent different layers fill color
by Phil Maurtreux 7 months ago
Hello everyone, I have been looking but could not find an answer. I would like to be able to change the fill color of different shape layer at once. I imagine there is a way to link parent the fill co
Re: Parent different layers fill color
by Steve Bentley 7 months ago
You can add an expression to the fill color parameter (also the outline) and then pickwhip another shape layer's color. When you change the one that all the layers are pickwhipped to, they will all ch
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Voice Over Audio Workflow for After Effects
by Rob Vicars 7 months ago
Hi folks, used this site for years and never posted anything, but I just cannot find a clear answer for this (admittedly subjective) question anywhere. Hopefully someone can advise! I'm creating tutor
Re: Voice Over Audio Workflow for After Effects
by John Cuevas 7 months ago
Have to do quite a few of these projects. What I like to do is rough cut my audio in the editor, drop that into AE. Next I'll use layer markers to mark up the entire audio waveform for when events nee
Could someone give me some info on this technique?
by Jack Plant 8 months ago
Hi there, Could anybody tell me what this specific technique is called, or even better, give me a link to a tutorial for it It's in the following video: https: www.youtube.com watch v=zCkqqj1o2LQ I'm
Re: Could someone give me some info on this technique?
by Blaise Douros 8 months ago
Look at the background when the 3D model appears. It's a fully 3D-animated shot. They just tracked the camera, matched the camera movement, and placed the 3D model to match. After that, it's just a ma
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How to edit video like this??
by Aakash Sadawarte 8 months ago
This is the video that confuses me every single time.. Kindly go through video. https: www.youtube.com watch v=T1h71v-u3SQ Example is at 4 seconds then at 1:29 minute. How do they manage to dissolve t
Re: How to edit video like this??
by John Cuevas 8 months ago
She writes on glass plane, then when they are finished they just dissolve to a frame on the right side that is blank(just some masking). Notice she isn't behind any of the text when it dissolves out.
How can i make this text effect
by Mehmet Des 8 months ago
Hi, Can u please help I have tried all blur effects but i have not got same result as in this video. https: www.youtube.com watch v=TkMYCpcOTFg The problem is my blurred text doesnt seems clear enough
Re: How can i make this text effect
by Mehmet Des 8 months ago
Thank you very much for showing such a detailed explanation to a novice like me. You are a very good person John.
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After Effects skin smoothing - best way to do it...
by Harry Snell 8 months ago
I'm trying to remove some acne in an after effects video... What I've done so far is - Make an image from the video. - Correct it in photoshop and cut it out. - Save an import to AE. - Created a mask
Re: After Effects skin smoothing - best way to do it...
by John Cuevas 8 months ago
You shouldn't copy the tracked bit, after you track the footage you would "apply" the tracking data to the selected layer, in this case the null. Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 t
Duplicating comps without affecting the original?
by Jasford Muldoon 8 months ago
How can I duplicate a composition and make changes to it without affecting the original version is it even possible If not they really need to implement this feature as I think the only other way to d
Re: Duplicating comps without affecting the original?
by John Cuevas 8 months ago
And that long explanation from Walter is why True Comp Duplicator rules! Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When
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We know it's that time of year...
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
...around our place when the aluminum tree magically transports you back to 1965 in wondrously tacky glory. Or something like that. I was a little late getting it up this year... but Happy Holidays an
Re: We know it's that time of year...
by John Cuevas 10 months ago
Festivus! 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 will not work, I will find the
Text logo effect
by Darius Sigamoney 10 months ago
Hi everyone im trying to do an effect for my logo...here is the description. So you have your blank intro start, then like a comet of some sort shoots in and hits the canvas, and the neon comet like d
Re: Text logo effect
by Cassius Marques 10 months ago
Thats cool. So, which part are you having trouble with Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com
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Doyle Lewis 11 months ago
Hey John,
Been a while. I just stumbled across this post when I was looking at some AE forums that made me think of that old HM Safety video you and I animated.
(link below:
https://gfycat.com/gifs/detail/UnlinedShortBlobfish)

It was all done using 2d Layers and is completely procedural. Once built the 2d rig can look up down left and right with keyframing only 2 to 3 properties. It uses a script called joysticks n' sliders ( https://aescripts.com/joysticks-n-sliders/)

Anyway I wasn't sure if you have played around with these at all, and if you hadn't I thought you might find it interesting.

All that being said, would love to hear how you and the team are doing! Hope all is well!
Video Production Project Management Software
by Randy Davis 1 year ago
We are looking for a software package that could be used to help track and manage all of our video production projects. Ideally, we're looking for something that could be attached to our website that
Re: Video Production Project Management Software
by John Cuevas 1 year ago
You might want to give Screenlight a look. 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 th
Any experience with Pond5 subscriptions?
by Neil Orman 1 year 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 1 year 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
project version convertion request
by michal waniek 2 years ago
hello, would anybody be so kind and convert my CC(12) project into CS6 version
Re: project version convertion request
by michal waniek 2 years ago
Thank You John, but I've already done that. Sorry, forgot to close thread. All the best! Michal
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Avid Media Composer 8.4.5 image import problem
by Daniele Peri 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Thanks so much man!
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Text Bounce and Squeeze
by Carlos Morelli 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Client project and footage retention. Best practices?
by Stephen Pickering 2 years 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 2 years ago
Re: Client project and footage retention. Best practices?
by John Cuevas 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
testing Abraham
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Re: testing
by Abraham Chaffin 2 years ago
test Abraham
The Top 50 Movies of the Last 5 Years
by Scott Roberts 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Character offset binary code effect
by Maxwell Siegal 3 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 3 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 Gutt 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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.
Room management software
by Mathieu Marano 5 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 5 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
Vidaao - Shop from hundreds of videographers, animators & production companies at one time!
by John Cuevas 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
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