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Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics hobbiest hoping to become professional
Member Since:
September 3rd 2003
308 Posts
100 posts
Location:
North Royalton, OH
Audio transcription problems on the Mac side
by Ken Latman 9 years ago
I have 3 audio files I recorded with our H4N zoom device that I want to transcribe to text. They are .wav files and I am having a difficult time on the Mac side with this problem. I let Premiere do th
Offset an object in time
by Ken Latman 9 years ago
I have a box that I have hand animated moving up a helix ladder. I want to have another box follow but with a delay in time. I also want the ability to change the box to another object and or its star
Re: Offset an object in time
by Adam Trachtenberg 9 years ago
I would use MoGraph for this, but it's a bit tricky at this stage of the game. Generally speaking you can use a step effector's "time offset" function to offset keyframed animation on clones. That onl
Round tripping to Soundtrack pro workflow
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I'm a little rough around with my Final Cut pro skills so I'm trying to get back in the swing. I used to working more so with AE. I have some footage that I placed in the time line repeatedly making s
Re: Round tripping to Soundtrack pro workflow
by Brandon Lisy 10 years ago
How Thanks, Brandon Lisy
CS5 audio problems
by Andrew Vallario 10 years ago
Hey guys, I just upgraded to AE CS5 (mac) and am having some audio issues. First off when I try to use .aiff files the audio preview plays from random parts of the clip, mostly from the beginning of t
Re: CS5 audio problems
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
From the words of one popular and famous radio engineer "are you kidding me " Glad I checked this out here. The other issue I noticed with AIFF files in CS5, is the waveform line would suddenly disapp
Time Stretching around inserted footage
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I have a composition that I rendered out of Cinema 4D where i have various passes and null objects to insert compostions from AE. It is a long flowing sequence where the camera stops in different posi
Re: Time Stretching around inserted footage
by Kevin Camp 10 years ago
i think i'd work with it the way it is... add your stills where they need to go, and keep all the timings the way they are. then bring that comp into a new comp and use time remapping to 'stretch' the
What plug-ins are in question for CS5 (InDesign)?
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
This CS5 suite announcement is a little mind boggling. I'm making a list and trying to keep track of which plug-ins we are using and may or may not need to be upgraded and their current cost to upgrad
What plug-ins are in question for CS5 (PS)?
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
This CS5 suite announcement is a little mind boggling. I'm making a list and trying to keep track of which plug-ins we are using and may or may not need to be upgraded and their current cost to upgrad
What plug-ins are in question for CS5?
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
This CS5 suite announcement is a little mind boggling. I'm making a list and trying to keep track of which plug-ins we are using and may or may not need to be upgraded and their current cost to upgrad
Re: What plug-ins are in question for CS5?
by Joe Moya 10 years ago
according to a post by E. Wu at Creative Cow's Zaxwerks forum.. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 41 860504 ... the upgrade cost for ProAnimator will be at full upgrade cost... which based on the
Keyboard Short card?
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I just got C4D 11.5 and I was wondering is there anywhere one can find a keyboard shortcut card (pdf or jpeg) that is up to date I found one, but it is for version 8. Are those key commands still appl
Re: Keyboard Short card?
by randy johnson 10 years ago
shift and F12 (depending on your set up) Otherwise Window:LAYOUT:COMMAND MANAGER this has all the functions and all the short cuts. randy
+1
Tumbling Type Cubes
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
In Illustrator I made a series of boxes lined up in a row and then put letters on them. I then brought this into ProAnimator and proceeded to extrude and bevel my elements so I had a series of cubes w
Re: Tumbling Type Cubes
by Edward Wu 10 years ago
Hi Ken, Try the following techniques and see if they help with your project: A) For the first issue you are running into, try adjusting the slider for the "Ease" and that may help the letter show up e
Can moiton help me do this?
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I was in Mark Spencer's class at Motion09 and I now have a little project I think I can use Motion with my AE project. I was wondering (because I can not figure it out yet) can you have one object rep
Re: Can moiton help me do this?
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I think I figured it out. I added a third key frame and beziered it out. Keyframes for the end point go in this sequence and seem to work. 0, 11309 -11.5, 8937.44 -23, 200 So the middle set is this hu
new scam heads-up
by Padraic Culham 10 years ago
This post could stand to go either here or in an Apple category. Got an email this AM from 'Apple' claiming to sell Adobe software at outrageously cheap prices (After Effects CS4 for $99 ) Beware - TH
Re: new scam heads-up
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I also got that email. It had AE for $99 as compared to $799 with Free shipping! If something is too good to be true,it probably is.
What is going on with my Clip-Notes
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I'm trying to get a clip notes work flow started but I am having some difficultly. I render out a clip notes file from AE in which the video is about 2min. AE goes through the process, which appears t
Re: What is going on with my Clip-Notes
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
It does appear if I just render out the movie, put it back into AE and then make a new composition of that movie, I can render out a clip note, but this is a very long way around and I don't think as
Stack Right Left with added opacity expression
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I'm trying to modify slightly the preset Stack Right Left so that as each line comes in it's opacity gradually comes up. I would like to have it so that once the line slams into place it is at full op
Random frame in a movie loop and controlling speed
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
Maybe I'm raking my brain to much but I have a loop that has just letter and numeric characters (0-9,a-z) all in a sequence. I would like to have the play head randomly land on one of the frames and j
Re: Random frame in a movie loop and controlling speed
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
Thanks Kevin. That will work. Once again the great Dan Ebberts has helped me again! Someone should give him the nobel for AE.
Photoshop Effect in After Effects
by Jordan Norman 11 years ago
Ok, I created a pretty cool looking photo in photoshop using a tutorial I found, but now I want to animate my result from photoshop. So I tried recreating the results I got in photoshop with after eff
Re: Photoshop Effect in After Effects
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
You can recreate this in AE. I was able to get something pretty close. The key is to pre-compose. My first composition I applied Fractal Noise twice to a layer. The first instance I had my settings as
The Future of ProAnimator. Is multithreading in it?
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I have a long and complex animation that I have made in ProAnimator. It is taken a very long time to make a movie. Is there any way to speed the rendering time I currently have it at the ProAnimator r
Re: The Future of ProAnimator. Is multithreading in it?
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
This does work 500% faster (with Nucleo Pro2) Sometimes though I only work in ProAnimator and want to render out. That is why I asked. If you could even drop the ProAnimator file into the Nucleo Rende
Simple primatives and duplicates - why are they tied together
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I created a cube in proanimator and duplicated the object track three times. I want to have three cubes that the size, bevels, transparencies, but not color. Why is it when I try and change the color
Re: Simple primatives and duplicates - why are they tied together
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
Thanks again Edward. That solved my problem.
Jigsaw Puzzle
by John Rich 11 years ago
Using AE CS3 with Invigorator 4.5.0 Pro I want to make an animation where I have a puzzle with the pieces flying in to gradually fill up the photo I have. I've created a frame with the pieces outlined
Re: Jigsaw Puzzle
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I think you could possibly handle it this way. Take your illustrator drawing and make sure you have a box that covers the whole puzzle area, this will be your reference for you photo. Take all the sha
What do I do if my project file is corrupt! Help
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I working in AE CS4 and somehow I got to instances of ProAnimator running. I tired to quit and now when I open that file it says it is corrupt. Is there any way to save this What is really weird is wh
Re: What do I do if my project file is corrupt! Help
by Edward Wu 11 years ago
Hi Ken, Sorry to hear that you are running into File corruption. This is sometimes due to the ProAnimator program, or the ProAnimator Preferences getting corrupted. Try re-installing the ProAnimator p
3D text graphics distributed around the Y
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I have a city name (it can be any word really) with a space then the name repeated. At first I tried to do this just with built in text in ProAnimator but my font is not available. I then created an I
Re: 3D text graphics distributed around the Y
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
After much head banging I figured out that birth order is the issue. Thanks for your help. The font I am using is Folio Bold Condensed
How are 3D models working when imported
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
Just for fun I downloaded a 3D model of the Star Trek Enterprise and wanted to see how it looks in Photoshop. I don't have a true 3D application at this point. When I bring it in though all I can rend
Re: How are 3D models working when imported
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
That still does not work in this case. Something is different about the model. I believe the model was developed for a game of some sort. Just to be clear I am working only in Photoshop CS4 Extended.
HD video without Blu-Ray player, laptop, or desktop
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I create looping videos for tradeshow booths. Typically I just burn a DVD that loops and the sales rep or trade show coordinator brings the DVD with them to pop into the payer which is attached to lar
Re: HD video without Blu-Ray player, laptop, or desktop
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
After downloading the manual, I think this just might work. At first I did not see the HDMI connection too clearly. Thanks.
Something similar to the vehicle rig example
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I'm trying to make an animation in which a series of rollers move an object along a path. I want each roller to rotate as if it is pushing the object along. Something similar to the way a pitching or
Re: Something similar to the vehicle rig example
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
Once again day I can not thank you enough!
Offset the emitter position in Particular
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I am trying to make some text as if it were being cut out of a sheet of metal. I found a tutorial at MaxAfter but my text is a bit more complex. I drew out all my paths that I want my emitter to follo
Re: Offset the emitter position in Particular
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
Thanks again Dan!
Looping in ProAnimator
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
Is there a proper way to loop objects in Proanimator I am using it as a plug-in to AE and on the repeat loop it seems like there is a delay and is not smooth. Just wondering if I'm missing something.
Re: Looping in ProAnimator
by Edward Wu 11 years ago
Hi Ken, If you're looping the playback in ProAnimator, make sure the red ending marker is right at the end of your timeline. If you leave space between the last pose and the red time marker, there wil
Where might I find elements for a city park
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I'm trying to develop some ideas for a poster. I would like to sketch up some ideas of a fictional city park. I would like it to be very similar to a architectural drawings you come across. A floor pl
Re: Where might I find elements for a city park
by Dori sha 11 years ago
Hi, I think you can find it here http: www.2d-landscapearchitecture.com
Working with Item numbers in CS4
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I am rolling out my group to use CS4 but we have encountered one significant bug feature that is slowing the process down for us. We produce product catalogs where our SKU numbers Item numbers are mix
Re: Working with Item numbers in CS4
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
I don't have CS4 in front of me now, but try this. Select the type and got to your character palette, and for language change this to no language. Do a spellcheck. I am quite sure this should work asi
What is included in the Master Suite?
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
I'm asking my company to upgrade to CS4 Master collection from my standard Design collection suite and individual license of AE. Does the CS4 Master collection contain Lightroom 2 or not The CS3 Maste
Re: What is included in the Master Suite?
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
Sorry, I was wrong, Lightroom did not come with the Master Collection.
52 card pickup particle system
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
I'm trying to combine some elements of TrapCode particular with expression. I would like to have a particle that is a rotating playing card that randomly changes the card face. I made a composition of
Re: 52 card pickup particle system
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
Umm,this will blow things up. Too much time is needed to calculate particles. Just tried to do a little test. Please ignore, unless you have a suggestion.
Offset using Angle controller
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
What is the correct way to write an expression that uses a angle controller to shift the offset effect The pickwip method just gets me all jumbled up. I basically made a slot machine and I want my own
Re: Offset using Angle controller
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
Thanks again Dan! This definately set me down the right path. My expression works great! Can't thank you enough.
Was there a tutorial...
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
I remember seeing a tutorial somewhere (I believe it was a text based article) where you had a row of dots that was replicated to form a grid. This grid then bent on a sine type wave and the dots rota
Re: Was there a tutorial...
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
This is sorta what I was thinking. I remember the tutorial being so that waves of dots undulated and you would see a side of the dots almost as if the dots were bending into 3D space. They may very we
Sharing the board
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
I was trying to search the Apple discussion boards but they turned off the feature for some reason. I did stumble across this site which does now search that board. http: boardreader.com Could this co
Re: Sharing the board
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
I know there is a search button on the COW. My original point was that sometimes I go to multiple boards to find answers. While the COW is great, ToolFarm has a board, I think Digital Anarchy has a bo
Shared section in the side bar not displaying
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
I have a 2.5 Intel Mac that is runing 10.5.4. For some strange reason SHARED items are no-longer showing up in the sidebar. I have restarted but it continues not to be there. The network connection is
Re: Shared section in the side bar not displaying
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
I did already looked at that. Checked the box on and off. Still doesn't show up. Thanks for the help though.
G5 Freezes after upgrade - PLEASE HELP!
by Vic David 12 years ago
It's a nightmare! We upgraded our G5 (Dual 2Ghz) with leopard on a brand new separate boot drive Seagate 7200RPM SATA 250GB, 2GB of RAM (now 4.5GB total) and X800 AGP. Now the computer periodically fr
Re: G5 Freezes after upgrade - PLEASE HELP!
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
Have you tried zapping the parameter RAM I was having some problems with my G5 2.7 and then I zapped the parameter RAM and reset the power manger. There is a little button (very tiny) near the RAM mod
Creating Batch Driven Dynamic Text Images
by Stone Craig 12 years ago
Being new to Illustrator I have an immediate need to handle what I understand to be an advanced requirement. Thank you in advance for any information you might be able to provide. Here is the challeng
Re: Creating Batch Driven Dynamic Text Images
by Ken Latman 12 years ago
What platform are you on If your on a Mac you might want to look into Applescript to get this done. Windows side you might be able to doe something with VBscript Not sure on that one.
Leopard & HP printers?
by Mitch Ives 13 years ago
Is anyone using an HP printer with Leopard I know that was a problem area that held up the release of Leopard. This kind of a crucial thing for me, since I need it to work. The driver page for my HP i
Re: Leopard & HP printers?
by Ken Latman 13 years ago
What type of HP printer My personal deskjet appears to be working ok. I've been able to continue to print on CD DVDs.
Mac Memory
by Martin Sterling 13 years ago
Why does 4GB of RAM cost $1,200 from Mac and on average $400 from other retailers. Is there really that much added value in macs product.
Re: Mac Memory
by Ken Latman 13 years ago
I have seen Apple Memory go bad. Must have been a bad harvest season for that box. I seriously don't think they (Apple) pic up memory from some exotic importer. Most of the time I have found Crucial s
Wacom pad
by Anthony Thomas 13 years ago
Does illustrator have as much versatility when using a pen tablet as say photoshop. I am looking for the options that give you more flexibility with this. Are they there
Re: Wacom pad
by Ken Latman 13 years ago
I disagree. I use my Wacom tablet with illustrator and it make it much easier for me than trying to hunt for points with the mouse. stretching and pulling bezier curves is more fluid to me with the ta
Grain Surgery Plugin - Gone?
by Ken Latman 13 years ago
Was looking to see which of my plug-ins were ready for Universal Binaries on my Mac. Does anyone know what happened to Visual Infinity Inc. They make (maybe made) Grain Surgery. There website looks li
Re: Grain Surgery Plugin - Gone?
by Ken Latman 13 years ago
I think I found the answer to my own question. It looks like Adobe acquire Visual Infinity some time ago. Does anyone know if this plug-in will re-emerge It is not in CS3, at least in the form I'm acc
Animating a 3D object
by Ken Latman 13 years ago
With the new Photoshop CS3 Extended, one can bring in 3D models as smart objects. Does anyone know if you can animate these objects in the animation timeline I would like to rotate the object in its s
Re: Animating a 3D object
by ptrani 13 years ago
I haven't had any luck being able to animate a 3D object in PS either. I'm not sure if it's possible right now. Of course you can animate the position but that's all I've been able to do. Sorry I can'
Animating a 3D object
by Ken Latman 13 years ago
With the new Photoshop CS3 Extended, one can bring in 3D models as smart objects. Does anyone know if you can animate these objects in the animation timeline I would like to rotate the object in its s
Working with AE 7 and Motion 2?
by Ken Latman 14 years ago
Are there any tutorials online or any podcasts that demonstrating people working with both Motion 2 and After Effects 7 I know people are working with these two apps but I just not grasping the workfl
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