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John Vanaman

Member Since:
March 28th 2007
31 Posts
falling postcard
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
Has anyone seen any good tuts on how to simulate a falling postcard in AE the camera position is straight overhead watching the postcard fall from above. J
Re: falling postcard
by david bogie 12 years ago
I'd do this by wrapping the postcard image partially around two CC cylinder filters, one for the front, one for the back. Done this often with falling leaves. You can animate the cylinders to flip and
PC configuration for CS3
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
Ok so here are my specs. The question is, will this PC have enough oompfff to run The CS3 production bundle and Windows Vista together SPECS ON MY MACHINE: Windows Vista Premium HP Media Center PC m1
Re: PC configuration for CS3
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
Thanks! Great info I work at a university and can get PC's at great prices, but they use Dell as their provider. Any thoughts on Dell machines for this kind of work J
usage of copyright music
by Wayne Williams 12 years ago
Greetings - Barb and I are looking hard into producing Event Photography and videography i.e. Ken Burns style memorial videos with copyright music. We have an extensive library of Digital Juice tunz b
Re: usage of copyright music
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
Two sites that could help you out. Magnatune.com Lots of popular music that can be licensed for anything. They don't have U2 but they do have some really good musicians. Garageband.com Is a site highl
best graphics cards for cs3
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
I am about to upgrade my mac to a mac pro with 2 dual 3.0 processors and here is the list of graphics cards I can choose from NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI dual-link DVI) 2 x NVIDIA Ge
Re: best graphics cards for cs3
by omnidecay 12 years ago
He asked what is the best card (out of a list) for AE use. Not "what are the best applications" for AE preview and render. Maybe you miss read, he gave a list of cards and out of them. Which would mos
pop-up book effect
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
I am curious to see if anyone knows of a tutorial out there to create a "pop-up book" effect in after effects. I am seeing this trick on a lot of commercials now. The one that I saw lately is for the
Re: pop-up book effect
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 12 years ago
I just posted a news item about the studio who did that commercial: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 105 858345 While it doesn't give away any trade secrets, it does say they use ..."unique blend
After Effects Ram Usage
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
OK so every time I start up After Effects on MAC..it always says "using 2% of 3gig ram" Shouldn't it be using more than 2 like 95% or something Can this be changed After Effects 7 on Mac OS X 4.10 Dua
Re: After Effects Ram Usage
by Steve Roberts 12 years ago
It's not doing anything yet. Run a render with Activity Monitor on and see.
After Effects freelance work
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
I was just wondering if anyone here has come across a good site that lists freelance work for people who know After Effects. I only know of Design Quote, but that is mostly web and print work. I would
Re: After Effects freelance work
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
If you have a link to look at your reel online, I would be happy to take a look. I am not sure, however, since I am also a motion graphics designer what need you would have of my services since that i
Good software for making music on PC
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
OK At work I have Garageband and I love it. It has sound and music loops as well as a whole host of instruments you can compose with. Best of all it has a feature that turns your computer keyboard int
Re: Good software for making music on PC
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
Thank you I will look into those. J
Zoom Earth files
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
I just watched Andrew Kramer's tut on zooming out from a city into space. Does anyone know where to get high res aerial shots that can be used to do that effect J
Re: Zoom Earth files
by Mike Clasby 12 years ago
All Public Domain: http: earth.jsc.nasa.gov sseop efs categories.htm http: www.evl.uic.edu pape data Earth http: visibleearth.nasa.gov view_detail.php id=1438 http: visibleearth.nasa.gov
Austin CIty Limits
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
I just watched Austin City Limits for the first time the other night and I LOVE the opening. Does anyone know of any tutorials out there to create an opening just like that one I was so impressed at h
Re: Austin CIty Limits
by david bogie 12 years ago
Try to record it and then deconstruct it. You'll see fairly simple moving layers with basic transitions. The elegance lies in the finesse with which the designers added effects without calling much at
3D lines
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
I am trying to find out how to use illustrator to create a series of lines that come out from the distance curve around flow into the distance again and curve and move back towards the foreground. I w
Re: 3D lines
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
Vincent, Thanks! This is just what I need. J
Snapz Pro x
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
I'm not sure if this is where to post this, but I need help with Snapz Pro X movie capture feature. It is not saving the movies anymore, or if it does it saves an unusable 4kb file. Has anyone had exp
Re: Snapz Pro x
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
I would call tech support at http: www.ambrosiasw.com support Just for some more information, I am an Apple Developer, and what normally happens for new quicktime files is to create an empty container
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