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John Rich

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November 17th 2004
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Two art boards created when one selected
by John Rich 1 year ago
I got CS5 many years ago but I just noticed that when I selected a video preset (HDV 1920x1080) and one artboard in the initial window, that two artboards were created, one 14400 px square and the oth
Re: Two art boards created when one selected
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 1 year ago
Hmm. Never noticed that. 14400 pixels sounds like the maximum extents of the drawing area. No harm in deleting that artboard, if it interferes with something in your workflow (such as exporting with a
Wright flier model
by John Rich 6 years ago
I have been away from using Invigorator pro for several years https: vimeo.com 7294202 and I was wondering if I could use it to create a 3d model of a Wright flier so I could demonstrate how the contr
Re: Wright flier model
by John Rich 6 years ago
Edward, Thanks for the reply. Is there a tutorial you can recommend to get me started I'm really rusty, so I'd probably have to relearn Illustrator again. John JOHNR
CS5 Custom transition issues
by Todd Schmidt 6 years ago
Hi all, Working with Encore CS5. Regular DVD, not Blu Ray. I've created a one second button transition between the chapter button and the Main Menu button using After Effects. When I preview them, the
Re: CS5 Custom transition issues
by John Rich 6 years ago
After re-reading your original post, I'm not sure what you're doing going from "chapter button" to Menu button. If you want to go from the Play All-Scene Select menu to the Scene Select menu, then you
Only half of my button is highlighting...
by Spencer Tycksen 7 years ago
Can't seem to figure this one out. I built a simple menu in photoshop. See it here: http: d.pr i yt53 I only had one button: play. In photoshop I converted that layer to a smart object. Once in Encore
Re: Only half of my button is highlighting...
by John Rich 7 years ago
You need to make the button a "group" ie create a group and name it (+) Play. Then in the group you put your text and a layer named (=1) Highlight and put your highlight on that group. You could look
ESPN SportsCenter Column
by Bob Cole 7 years ago
I need to build DVDs for display on a lobby monitor for a trade show. It's a very diverse, international group. There are usually 4-5 topics in the program, and I've realized from looking at the behav
Re: ESPN SportsCenter Column
by John Rich 7 years ago
Bob, Here is a screen capture of an Encore project I put together, which might be something like you are describing. https: vimeo.com album 214775 video 14086588 You could put the button names on the
Interactive Menus
by Nathan Rogers 8 years ago
Not sure this is the best place to ask this question or if this is even possible the way I want it to be. I have a client that has a live presentation every year and they want to be able to show peopl
Re: Interactive Menus
by John Rich 7 years ago
Do you mean you want more details of menu construction, etc I was thinking that it would be better to have your narrator record each of his descriptions of the people and then put this audio together
black side bars on 1080p footage
by Shaun Au 8 years ago
Guys, I'm building a Blu-Ray project. After importing a 1080p 422HQ footage into EN as an asset, the footage appears to have black bars on each side. See attached. All of the settings is 1080p 16:9. I
Re: black side bars on 1080p footage
by John Rich 8 years ago
I read your other post. Unless you have confirmed the "black lines" by actually burning a disk which shows them, then I would wonder if this isn't just an artifact of the reviewer in Encore. Have you
Feathered animated video button
by Spencer Tycksen 8 years ago
I'm trying in Photoshop to create a button that will be a video preview button on an Encore menu. I want the video preview on the menu to be feathered. See pic below. I'm really struggling to get it r
Re: Feathered animated video button
by John Rich 8 years ago
What I would try is to put a feathered hole in your picture and then replace the area behind the hole with the video you want. John Rich JOHNR
Changing pictures when menu button is highlighted CS 5.1
by Andrew Penman 8 years ago
Hello, I'm in the process of creating a DVD and I've hit an obstacle. I've created a series of buttons linking to various chapters of a DVD on one side of a photo shop file, and on the other I have a
Re: Changing pictures when menu button is highlighted CS 5.1
by John Rich 8 years ago
Sorry to chime in here late, but having just got back to my computer, I'll take the liberty... Personally, I've made a bunch of different DVD's using the autoactivate function and I've never had anybo
How does one determine the Pixel Aspect Ratio of a clip?
by John Rich 8 years ago
Using a 6 core AMD with 16 gb ram and a Program disk with a RAID0 (2TB) and Prem Pro CS5, WIN 7. I downsized a 1920x1080 cineform master file to 720x480 (PAR 1.2) using cineform's utility HDLINK. When
Re: How does one determine the Pixel Aspect Ratio of a clip?
by John Rich 8 years ago
Thanks Jeff. It works for me too. John JOHNR
Apply Effect to Clip in Project Panel
by Charles Fasano 9 years ago
I'd like to apply an effect to a clip prior to placing it in the sequence to see if the effect is viable. Is there a way to see how a clip will look with the effect prior to moving it to the sequence
Re: Apply Effect to Clip in Project Panel
by John Rich 9 years ago
Charles, I read through this thread and I never found the link to the other thread. Did I miss it If not, would you mind posting that link. Thanks, Actually, I never understood why it was bad to "cros
Rich Harrington's Tutorials
by John Rich 9 years ago
I have a couple of comments about Richard Harrington's tutorials. First, they are too large to fit the whole screen onto my computer screen, so I have to keep moving the screen around. Therefore, I mi
Re: Rich Harrington's Tutorials
by John Rich 9 years ago
Thanks for the help. I'm using IE 8, so I just turned down the zoom in the lower right corner and it fits.(I hadn't seen that switch before). John JOHNR
better previews
by Sanka Ramidasi 9 years ago
I am trying to edit m2ts files on my computer which currently only has 4GB Ram. The problem with editing this type of file in premiere is that the video does not play smoothly and is realy jumpy. Best
Re: better previews
by John Rich 9 years ago
It would be great to know 1.What type of computer ie Windows 2.What kind of CPU 3.Whether your HD's include a RAID0 for data 4.Which version of Prem Pro. 5.What kind of video ie HDV or AVCHD. I've had
peak file generation question/problem
by Stan Weiss 9 years ago
I am using prem pro CS5, win 7 64 bit, and have set up my preferences to generate the media cache files in a location other than the default location. Now when i create a project and bring in the medi
Re: peak file generation question/problem
by John Rich 9 years ago
This link posts 28 and 29 might help. As to why who knows. http: www.dvinfo.net forum cineform-software-showcase 480332-new-peak-files-every-time-2.html#post1542104 John Rich JOHNR
Can I use Zax files created with 32 bit machine in CS5 (64 bit machine)?
by John Rich 10 years ago
Assuming I got Premiere CS5 running on a 64 bit Win7 machine, would it be possible for me to use another machine (xppro 32 bits) to create Invigorator Pro titles and then import the titles into the 64
Re: Can I use Zax files created with 32 bit machine in CS5 (64 bit machine)?
by John Rich 10 years ago
Matt, That's why I asked the question. I'd hate to give up the Zaxwerks titles I use if I move to CS5 and it sounds like I won't have to. John JOHNR
Alpha Channel Problem
by John Rich 10 years ago
I'm using AE CS3 with Invigorator Pro 4.5.0 and even with the alpha channel checked in set up window and Format- Video for Windows, Video output - RGB+alpha and format options - No compression, when I
Re: Alpha Channel Problem
by John Rich 10 years ago
Sorry, I'm an idiot. When I played the title back in Windows Media Player, there was a background, but when I put the title in Premiere the alpha channel was perfect. I didn't remember the background
AVCHD in CS4...
by Cal Johnson 10 years ago
Nevermind, I was able to solve the problem...
Re: AVCHD in CS4...
by John Rich 10 years ago
Carl, Since you have PRemiere PRo cs4, why don't you try this tutorial by Jeff Bellune to make your downscaling to use your 1920x1080 60i footage for a SD DVD. http: bellunevideo.com tutorials CS4_HD2
Advanced Control of Invigorator Pro: Part Two
by Creative COW 10 years ago
ZaxwerksAdvanced Control of Invigorator Pro: Part TwoIn this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader, Serge Hamad in his new Invigorator-advanced-control tutorial series will show you this time how to use
Re: Advanced Control of Invigorator Pro: Part Two
by John Rich 10 years ago
Wow. This may fit together nicely with Andrew Kramer's tutorial on making a 3D bar graph he just did. Thanks again Serge. John Rich JOHNR
OK I am hooked
by Nelson May 10 years ago
I wished I had added ZW a long time ago to my arsenal. I have version 4.0 of proanimator as a plug in the AE CS3 and CS4. I am just playing right now, but I am having fun and trying to learn and solve
Re: OK I am hooked
by John Rich 10 years ago
Nelson, Since I only have Invigorator Pro I can only describe what I did, but it may apply to Proanimator. I made a basic sphere and put it in one set. Then I made the text and put it in the same set.
training
by MARSHELL RIDDLE 10 years ago
being new to zaxwerks i was woundering if anyone could tell me the best training dvd to buy in order to do the things its advertisement says you can do,like annimate from one shape to another and othe
Re: training
by John Rich 10 years ago
I'd recommend "Zaxwerks Invigorator Training" by Serge Hamad which you can get from the Creative Cow. I believe the price has come down some recently. Serge has incredibly detailed description of the
Jigsaw Puzzle
by John Rich 10 years ago
Just wanted to thank Serge Hamad and John Dickinson for showing me how to do this. http: vimeo.com 7294202 John Rich
Re: Jigsaw Puzzle
by Serge Hamad 10 years ago
John, You are welcome! Some improvement is needed in your animation though. The puzzle pieces shouldn't intersect with each other when the animation comes to an end and some (orange) edges are still t
Total Training Forum
by John Rich 11 years ago
Just curious. Is there anybody answering questions on the "New" Total training forum John Rich
Re: Total Training Forum
by David Thanphilom 10 years ago
hey this website is cool.
Is selecting with eliptical marquee tool possible in action?
by John Rich 12 years ago
I want to apply a matte like selection around a group of snapshots. I've done it singly with the elipitcal marquee tool to create the selection, then Q for quickmask, then Filter - Brush Strokes - Spl
Re: Is selecting with eliptical marquee tool possible in action?
by John Rich 12 years ago
Thanks Richard, I'm going to have to look into Actions further to figure out how to do the Stop and Continue. JohnJOHNR
?Saving after Opening from Video
by John Rich 12 years ago
I used the Open from Video command to open the sound track of a video clip. I then applied the multiband compressor and want to return the edited .wav file back to the .avi file. Is there a direct way
A question about Internet Killed the Video Star DVD
by John Rich 12 years ago
I have a question about Ahron Rabinowitz's tutorial DVD called "Internet killed the Video Star, etc" and I'm not sure where to ask him. I had a specific question concerning his recording the turorial
Re: A question about Internet Killed the Video Star DVD
by Tim Wilson 12 years ago
I guess this is as good a place as any...but I don't think Aharon will be able to answer for a while. He and his wife had their first baby on Friday! I suspect it will be a while before he's back onli
? Buy a single new DVD
by John Rich 12 years ago
I wanted to buy just the new dvd by Erin Stern, but when I go to buy it, I just seems I get the option to buy all three of the new DVD's. Am I missing something, or does one have to buy all three of t
Re: ? Buy a single new DVD
by John Rich 12 years ago
Thanks, I ordered it. JohnJOHNR
Problem with Ahron Rabinowitz's tutorial
by John Rich 12 years ago
In trying to access the second part of the tutorial by Ahron Rabinowitz, http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon cartoon_look.php it only plays half way through. I have no trouble pla
Re: Problem with Ahron Rabinowitz's tutorial
by John Rich 12 years ago
Thanks so much for checking that out. It works for me now also. The only thing I did was defrag my computer. Thanks again, John RichJOHNR
How to make the canvas fit inside the frame?
by John Rich 12 years ago
I appologize for the question which probably has a very simple answer, but anyway. When I create a new file (720x480) with video safe guides, it always comes out at 100% and fills a lot of the screen.
Re: How to make the canvas fit inside the frame?
by John Rich 12 years ago
I just found another way to do it by selecting the zoom key and then right clicking in the picture (not the canvas). Fit Image to canvas comes up and click it and there you are. JohnJOHNR
Problem with rendering RGB + alpha
by John Rich 12 years ago
I have AE 6.5. I suddenly began having .AVI's with alpha channel rendering with a flickering background with numerous flashing colors. I did system restore, reinstalled 6.5 with no help. No new progra
Re: Problem with rendering RGB + alpha
by John Rich 12 years ago
Dave, I feel like an idiot (my very first time LOL). As I mentioned when I rendered out Video for Windows using the uncompressed format I kept getting these flashing lights when I played back on Windo
How do they make the Tutorials?
by Jason Harvey 13 years ago
I'm interested in making a tutorial - something like how they make the Cow Podcasts or Total Training videos. How is this acheived Taping the monitor or Flash into After Effects How do you record you
Re: How do they make the Tutorials?
by John Rich 13 years ago
There is a program called Camtasia which allows one to record the screen. However, it looks like most of the Cow folks particularly Aahron Rabinowitz(who makes great tuts), somehow transfer the screen
Extracting subject out of background!
by SunriseSeagull 13 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm just wondering what is the best method to extract a subject (a person with lots of hair) out of the background. I know of a way to extract any subject. However, I'm having a hard time
Re: Extracting subject out of background!
by John Rich 13 years ago
There is a great Russel Brown tutorial (Google Russel Brown because for some reason I can't include the web site) which I think does what you want. It's the very last tut on his page called Advanced M
zoom in froum earth
by Dotan Baytman 13 years ago
I know this was talked about lots of times but maybe something changed since then what i wanna do is create a zoom in from earth to a city like in google earth what is the best way to do it thanx
Re: zoom in froum earth
by John Rich 13 years ago
Filip, That's really a great answer and idea. Have you ever used Camtasia for a screen capture of Google Earth ( the free version ) I was just thinking about just typing in the city I wanted to scan t
Memory and Error messages
by South Video 13 years ago
Hey, Been editing a 90 minute Hi def Program and been experiencing memery and shut down errors right at the end of this project, edit commands use to take 20 seconds are now 4 to 5 times that, very un
Re: Memory and Error messages
by John Rich 13 years ago
2.0 Adobe Prem. on Dell 2.8 Ghz and 3 GB of Ram, 500 Hard Drive have a 7Nvida Geforce 7300, thinking of upgrading to 512 Do you really only have one hard drive If so, you might get better performance
The Creative Suite Conference - any thoughts?
by Crystal Behrends 13 years ago
Has anyone attended The Creative Suite Conference (http: www.barrycon.com conference.php sid=2&cid=17&cp=adobe) Barrycon Productions organizes it and I've found the outline to the previous conference
Re: The Creative Suite Conference - any thoughts?
by John Rich 13 years ago
In my opinion, the only way to learn these types of software is with Total Training (and I have no financial interest here). Unless the conferences supply DVD's of the instructors so you can watch the
Concentric rings
by John Rich 13 years ago
I am trying to make a video button. I want to have a hexagon with two concentric hexagon shaped rings around it of different colors. I started out with shape and drew hexagon, rasteriized it, coppied
Re: Concentric rings
by John Rich 13 years ago
Mike, Thanks again. You are of course correct in that my hexagons had rounded edges which don't look that great. These things are all "subpicture highlights", which have a low resolution and only one
opacity within selected area problem
by Videoberry 13 years ago
I have been able to lasso an area and then apply an opacity change to that area only. Now I can only change opacity of the entire photo even though a specific area has been selected. How do I fix this
Re: opacity within selected area problem
by John Rich 13 years ago
I tried this and it seemed to work. First make sure you have converted your picture to a PSD. Then make your selection and Layer-New-layer via copy and this makes a second layer above with just the se
Creating a Wound
by Rojan_Man 13 years ago
I have some shots with a character who is supposed to have a two-inch wound on his cheek. What Solid Effects would be good for this Is there a tutorial that would at least get me started I need to kno
Re: Creating a Wound
by John Rich 13 years ago
This is a little basic, but it might help. jmrser.com and look under tutorials and and the motion tracking one is in the middle. John RichJOHNR
Printing on to a blank DVD with PS vs. Epson Print CD with an Epson R1800
by zack hill 13 years ago
Hello, I am a video editor trying to print onto blank DVDs with Photoshop and my Epson R1800. I have sucessfully done this with this terrible program that Epson provides called Epson CD print, but I w
Re: Printing on to a blank DVD with PS vs. Epson Print CD with an Epson R1800
by John Rich 13 years ago
This may not be exactly what you want, but I have gotten nice printing with an Epson (some letter 200) using their software and Photoshop. I scanned in a disk and then used that as an outside diameter
Removing presets from type tool.
by John Rich 13 years ago
Somehow, the type tool pre-sets (upperleft hand part of screen) has become full and I want to empty it with 1 or two clicks. Instead, it appears I have to select each one separately, and then delete i
Re: Removing presets from type tool.
by John Rich 13 years ago
Mike, Thanks so much for your help. I do have Photoshop CS2 and I did screw up and load all the type presets. Actually down at the bottom of the presets flyout menu, all the groups of presets are avai
Tutorials to 3d photos
by Julio Crespo 14 years ago
Anybody know where find tutorials to make a 3d motion with picture, I see a couple of movie using this technic but I dont know how to prepare the pictures and move the camera smooth. Here is a sample
Re: Tutorials to 3d photos
by John Rich 14 years ago
DavidD, Thanks for pointing Camona out. It looks like Adobe has it now. (http: www.canoma.com ), but this site points out there a few copies in Spain left. Hopefully, adobe will bring it back out in s
Title Safe Area
by Joseph McLachlan 14 years ago
Hello, I hope this is the right place to ask this, so here goes . . . I have a still image that has a distict border. When I first placed the file into FCP, The border was cut due to the Aspect Ratio.
Re: Title Safe Area
by John Rich 14 years ago
I don't know what you have done before, but in my hands the only way to do scans is: 1. Scan at what ever resolution you want (which is measured in pixels per inch) and then crop it in the scanning so
Path colors
by John Rich 14 years ago
This is really stupid, but I can't find a way to change the color of the paths that I create when I drag a light or an object around the screen so I can see it better. It always comes out sort of viol
Re: Path colors
by John Rich 14 years ago
Sorry, Just figured out to click on the layer label and change the color that way.JOHNR
Rastorizing a ps layer
by John Rich 14 years ago
I'm sure this is simple, but I made a circle, by using the eliptical marquee tool, filling it with black, Modify - contract and then deleting the fill inside the new selection. I want this circle to e
Re: Rastorizing a ps layer
by John Rich 14 years ago
Tim, Thanks a lot for taking the time for a great explanation. I just got CS2 and am using it mostly for DVD menu work, so I have a lot to learn. Thanks again, JohnJOHNR
making paint splatters...
by geestring 14 years ago
whats a good technique to make paitn splatters... would it be better to do in photoshop or illustrator
Re: making paint splatters...
by John Rich 14 years ago
http: www.richardsramblings.com p=389 He talks about a photoshop filter called spatter which could be what you're looking for.
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