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Simple smile animation controlled by expressions (sliders)
by Tim West 1 day ago
Hi, I m looking to create a simple mouth for a character animation which is controllable via expressions - e.g. a line as the mouth which can be positioned into various states (smile, sad, open etc) w
Re: Simple smile animation controlled by expressions (sliders)
by Kevin Camp 17 hours ago
Here's a good tutorial to set up something very similar to what you are looking for: http: www.motionscript.com design-guide marker-sync.html Rather than a slider, it controls the animation sequences
animating a hinge
by Bernd Rottenbuch 5 days ago
Hi, I d like to animate a hinge; I did a small sketch to show what I mean exactly. Would be great to have a solution, where I can pull on either end and the rest is moving accordingly. Thanks 4 now
Re: animating a hinge
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
an ik rig might work for what you are asking. dan ebberts's has a good tutorial writeup about how to set that up using expressions in after effects: http: www.motionscript.com design-guide ik.html if
editing an eclipse?
by james Baker 2 weeks ago
Hi there I am a filmmaker based in Plymouth, UK on Friday there will be a solar eclipse at 9:25 am, I wanted to film and use footage of surrounding landmarks as part of a story I have written where th
Re: editing an eclipse?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
you could also look for tutorials that cover day-to-night conversions.. the idea being you could take a day shot, then use some color correcting effects to make that shot look like night (or darker),
Can you displace size (like you can time displace)?
by Stephen Zippe 2 weeks ago
I try to figure out if I can use a gradient to displace the size of an object. I want that the black is 100% of the size and the white is 0% of the original size. Is that even possible to do Thank you
Re: Can you displace size (like you can time displace)?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
there is a function called sampleImage() that can take the pixel values from another layer and use them in an expression... so you could use that to effect scale. try something like this as an express
Three checkboxes
by Zura Bezhanishvili 3 weeks ago
Hi I'm newbie here and i need some help i have a three checkboxes and i need expression which can automatically disable two of them, when one of them is turned on. Detailed: if i turn on the first che
Re: Three checkboxes
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
i've had some success by adding an addition slider control and using that to hold a value that would be used to help control the checkboxes... try adding a slider to the same layer as your checkboxes,
Stacked Bar Graph
by Colin Kohler 4 weeks ago
Hey Guys, I'm trying to make a stacked bar graph like this: I've fooled around with some tutorials for pie charts that are pretty nifty, like this one from othercubed: https: vimeo.com 108922785 I'm h
Re: Stacked Bar Graph
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
it looks like i also reversed the slider-to-circle relationship too... slider 1 should control circle 2 and slider 2 should control circle 1: circle 1 radius: pct2 = effect("Slider Control 2")("Slider
Maintaining even distance between layers, adjusting relative position
by Willie Frazier 1 month ago
Right - so I have 6 text layers that are spaced on Y=150. There may be a need to hide the bottom most layer and change the spacing of the remaining 5 to fill the compositional space. Is there a way vi
Re: Maintaining even distance between layers, adjusting relative position
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
Willie Frazier "so I realized what I needed to do there which is essentially enter higher values by a factor of 50 for each 'spacing' value in the expression on every layer to which it is applied, so
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Plus sign random opacity
by Anthony Marzilli 1 month ago
Alright peeps. I was given a photoshop file with plus signs that look like this. What would be the best way to make a grid full of plus signs where some are randomly fading away Kinda a twinkle effect
Re: Plus sign random opacity
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
if all the + signs are separated, you could import the psd as a comp and then use an expression on the opacity of each + to make them twinkle... something like this might get you started in the right
Expression control for Source Text Value?
by Willie Frazier 1 month ago
Hello, I am setting up an AE toolkit for pre-render elements for a fighting promotion's venue graphics package. Presently I am working on a Tale of the Tape graphic. To make things easier for the crew
Re: Expression control for Source Text Value?
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
Willie Frazier "My only concern here would be maintaining consistent spacing between values." i'm not entirely sure what you mean, but if you are talking about space between values as space between f
How to move keyframe and some levels in the same time?
by Francesco Mari 1 month ago
Hi! I was looking to accomplish this simple task in after effects: I want to shift 20 frames forward a couple of keyframes and some other levels, but I cannot figure out how to do it with a drag of a
Re: How to move keyframe and some levels in the same time?
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
also you can nudge keyframes by holding option (mac) or alt (pc) and using the right left arrow keys to move them up down the timeline. hold shift-option or shift-alt moves them in 10 frame increments
CC Snowfall to float up instead of down on an adjustment layer?
by Josh Krauth-Harding 1 month ago
Hello! I'm currently trying to make a floating particle effect where particles start at the bottom of the screen and slowly float up. The effect 'CC Snowfall' would be perfect for this, it allows me t
Re: CC Snowfall to float up instead of down on an adjustment layer?
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
you can also do it using two transform effects around the snowfall effect... add the the transform effect and set the rotation to 180. then duplicate that effect on the same adjustment layer. then add
Version 6.0 in OS 10.8
by William Gorry 1 month ago
I was running AE Version 6.0 in OS 10.6.8 on an iMac 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 16 G of ram. I installed Adobe Application Manager, that said I was 'up to date'. There were more choices to download. I tho
Re: Version 6.0 in OS 10.8
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
if you are talking cs6, I can still run cs4 on yosemite. i was able to run it on mavericks too. i still occasionally have to open some older projects in cs4 due to a few things that don't render the s
Animating paths
by Hayley Warren 1 month ago
What would be the best tools to use to have my arrow animate out from bottom to top I imagine it would need to work like trim paths. I have tried the omino snake plugin to animate arrows but I need to
Re: Shape paths and anchor points
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
that double box point is the first vertex point. if you were to draw a path with the pen tool, you'd notice that the first place you click will create a point with that double box. it is also the poin
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Basic text rotation problem
by Frazer Ash 1 month ago
I'm sure this is so basic and I'm going to kick myself when I finally find out what the issue is. That said, I'm new to AE so still finding my feet... I'm trying to do a very basic text animation wher
Re: Basic text rotation problem
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
you could also add an opacity animator. i'd try adding it to your existing animator (so it uses the same range offset keyframes and animator properties) then just set that opacity value to zero and se
Random Text using only these four letters GCTA
by Andrea Stewart 2 months ago
I know this should be simple. How can I make a random text generator that sticks only to GCTA Basically I want those letters to keep flipping and eventually settle on a certain sequence, eg GCTA as th
Re: Random Text using only these four letters GCTA
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
This expression will resolve the text one character at a time based on layer markers. simply add a layer marker at the point at which you want a letter to resolve. myText = text.sourceText.split( "" )
Isn't the caps-lock solution stupid?
by Zvi Twersky 2 months ago
Most people have no reason to clog resources while rendering and have to close the preview window or activate the CAPS-LOCK while rendering. Isn't it time that AE make a button or setting that will di
Re: Isn't the caps-lock solution stupid?
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
I just have the render queue as a tab in the same panel as the preview window. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Rotating 2 objects but keeping one object upright
by Graziano Guardiani 2 months ago
Hello guys! Need some help with my current project in AE. I'm animating this little 'spider' graph: I've got everything on single layers. All I want to do now is rotating the 'branches' around the cir
Re: Rotating 2 objects but keeping one object upright
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
here's a more universal expression. v = toWorldVec( 1,0 ); radiansToDegrees(Math.atan2(v 1 ,v 0 )) it's a slight variation of dan ebberts' found here (he provides a good description of what it is doin
pseudo-tech explanation of the effect named echo and it's operators?
by Kendall Shaw 3 months ago
I am asking about the effect named echo and the echo operators and about the lesson taught in the COW tutorial about echo. I am not asking how do I achieve such and such visual result. Following the C
Re: pseudo-tech explanation of the effect named echo and it's operators?
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
i'm not sure which echo tutorial you are following, but this one addresses some of the issues you first mention: https: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon Echo_Time video-tutorial in s
What font is this?
by Brandon Adam 4 months ago
I already tried Whatthefont numerous times but nothing exact is coming up. Any idea Thank you.
Re: What font is this?
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
i agree with john, i think you found your font. it's possible that they used a variation of din, that modified replaced a few characters to avoid copyright issues (i think the period decimal is differ
Move position of multiple layers?
by Josh Dekay 4 months ago
Hey there, newer to AE here. Silly question: I have multiple layers in a comp. All with various keyframes for various properties. How do I move them *all* up (y axis) at the same time, the same amount
Re: Move position of multiple layers?
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
the easiest way is to parent them to another layer that doesn't have keyframes for position and then move that layer. try creating a new null, parent the layers that need to be moved to it and then mo
Morph effect with path
by Jake Rose 4 months ago
I'm using this tutorial: https: www.youtube.com watch v=7p_9d7hteY4&list=PLvj2JHlsUsaS-nQbqrNpZJ_9ObI1YFABF However, when I paste my new shapes into After Effects, instead of creating new path keyfram
Re: Morph effect with path
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
if you have multiple paths, you would need to copy paste a single path at a time. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
One simple question about 'color window'
by Ed Home 5 months ago
Hi all, Why is there no thing like a normal 'color window' like illustrator Where you can name and save your colours and can use it all the time... I changed in the preferences the 'use system color p
Re: One simple question about 'color window'
by Kevin Camp 5 months ago
depending on the version of ae you have, there are some tips for using swatches in ae here: http: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using color-basics.html#color_correction_color_grading_and_color_adjustm
light won't work
by Kelly Schaefer 6 months ago
I've searched here and on youtube and can find no solution although I found others having this problem. When I create a light in AE I get nothing. Everything is 3D, the material options are right, but
Re: light won't work
by Kevin Camp 6 months ago
it looks like you have the draft 3d button enabled... it's the little icon at the top of the timeline that looks like a little asterisk next to a 3d cube. toggle that off by clicking it and see if the
Is there a way to pick multiple mask fills to a slider?
by Andy Kelly 6 months ago
Hi! Is there a way to pick multiple mask fills to a slider My objective is to have multiple objects (for which I'm using masks) change color at a certain time, and it would be great if I could pick it
Re: Is there a way to pick multiple mask fills to a slider?
by Kevin Camp 6 months ago
nope. but you can do one layer, then select that property and choose edit copy expression only, then select all the layers that you want to have the same expression and paste. then they'll all be link
How Do I Vertically Scroll Without Horizontal Distortions?
by Ivan Watkins 10 months ago
When I'm vertically scrolling an image I see horizontal lines running across the image as it moves up. Look at the wrinkles in this woman's dress to see what I'm talking about http: www.ivanwatkins.co
Re: How Do I Vertically Scroll Without Horizontal Distortions?
by Kevin Camp 10 months ago
try setting the magnification to 100% (bottom-left corner of preview window... currently says 94%) Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Chroma Green Paint type
by Dave Case 10 months ago
Just want to see if someone who works with green screen compositing had an opinion about the use of Rosco Chroma Green Paint brand over a Ben Moore brand paint when used on a large studio cyc & floor.
Re: Chroma Green Paint type
by Kevin Camp 10 months ago
I haven't used this before, but these guys have posted their recipe for a lowes paint: http: www.detonationfilms.com low_budget_chroma_green_paint.htm Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
File: SingAlong Preset
by Kevin Camp 11 months ago
ffx file a preset to help in animating sing-along-style bouncing ball animations http: f1.creativecow.net 7491 singalong-preset
File: futur primitif ex
by Kevin Camp 1 year ago
mp4 file example for of using text animator for reveal http: f1.creativecow.net 6797 futur-primitif-ex
Video: example 1
by Kevin Camp 1 year ago
example 1 watch video
Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Brett Fullam 3 years ago
OK. I can't be the only one who's encountered this... When I export a h264 movie from After Effects that's 300 x 250 and open it in quicktime... quicktime says that the size is 480 x 400 ... ! If I we
Re: Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
Brett Fullam "When I export a h264 movie from After Effects that's 300 x 250 and open it in quicktime... quicktime says that the size is 480 x 400 ... ! If I were to bring that same exported movie ba
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File: Building the Worlds Greatest Cameraman CS4 Update
by Kevin Camp 3 years ago
zip file Just updated the project file for the compatibility with newer versions of After Effects. The original project file is still there. http: f1.creativecow.net 3520 building-the-worlds-greatest-
Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
Still on CS4? You want to fix that?
Kevin Camp 4 years ago
Hi Todd, I wouldn't mind that... thank you. (I did just inventory all the adobe apps we have for the station, so I know they are planning a corporate upgrade, but since we're still in Chapter 11, CS6 [more]
Kevin Camp 4 years ago
also, my desk number here is 6741353 if that makes it easier
Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
I'll stop by this week, probably Friday.
Kevin Camp 4 years ago
sounds good, thanks again.
LHe sync issues, all of a sudden
by David Jahns 6 years ago
I'm not an engineer, just the most tech savvy editor at a shop with 11 FCP Stations - 9 with LHe, one with a K3, and one LHi, all using FCP 6.0.5. All of the LHe stations are about 2 years old Mac Pro
Re: LHe sync issues, all of a sudden
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
hi david, we've been having audio sync issues with one fcp station, and it happens to be the only one with the ms office suite installed on it. our it guy is currently on vacation right now, so i can'
File: doorway
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
aep file ae project file http: f1.creativecow.net 875 doorway
trapcode alternatives?
by james isbell 5 years ago
Hi, As much as I really want my hands on it I can't because I'm a student :( So are there any real alternative to any of the trapcode effects. I'm not expert (at all) but it seems that the price tag i
Re: trapcode alternatives?
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
cc particle world is a standard ae effect that can do a fair amount of what particular can do (not sure if it comes with the educational version though). videocopilot.net has several tutorials that us
Download Trapcode CS3 for MAC
by Paulo Credidio 5 years ago
Hi everybody, I'd like to know if someone knows where can I find the Trapcode CS3 for MAC. I looked for it in a lot of sites, But can not find it. Thanks for the answers! Paulo Credidio
Re: Download Trapcode CS3 for MAC
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
i believe that all the downloads (both trial and purchase, mac or pc) are available at red giant. Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW
Multiple instances of Particular effect on one layer
by Richard Frazer 5 years ago
Im trying to get 2 separate sets of particles running alongside each other and interacting correctly in 3D space. Im creating a flowing ribbon effect using streaklets, but wanted a second, different c
Re: Multiple instances of Particular effect on one layer
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
unless particular 2.0 is different from 1.5 (the version i have), you'll need to get both 'emitters' into a single emitter or try aharon's method for each emitter (probably on separate layers) that he
Particular and 3d invg
by john younger 5 years ago
Is there any way to make 3d invigorator and particular interact together Specifically i want a little flame trailbuilt in particular to come in and around a logo in 3d built in 3d invig... thanks in a
Re: Particular and 3d invg
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
the easiest way is to create the particle system exactly how you want it, except for wrapping around the layer. then duplicate that particle system and place the layer(s) that will be in the middle of
Particular question
by Dan RAPAPORT 5 years ago
Hello I need to make an effect of an image which separates in different pieces of same size each. Like one image to 20 images. I need to change the image of each piece (but a precomp should help me ea
Re: Particular question
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
if i'm under standing what you are looking for, it sounds like you want card wipe. it will divide up a layer into a specified grid, has jitter controls that can make the tiles (cards) move fly around
Gas Ring
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Im trying to make a gas ring like on a stove top in Particular. I want to make a ring of light emitters, then use the gas flame preset and tweak it a bit. But as soon as I make the emitter type a ligh
Re: Gas Ring
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
upon further investigation, you should set the solid's scale to 0,0,0. that way the z depth of the solid will be 0 also -- setting the size of the solid to 1x1, inexplicably leaves the depth of the la
How to get this look?
by Dotan Stern 6 years ago
How can i create this look of outlines http: www.artbeats.com creative_samples 10 page=3
Re: How to get this look?
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
the figures look a lot like threshold (although levels or brightness & contrast could be use, they're just more work) and then tint, tritone, colorama or some other colorizing effect.... i think the t
Video: time blend motion trail sample
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
time blend motion trail sample example using cc time blend to create motion trails watch support
stop email notification for new posts
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
for some reason i started getting email notifications on just about every post in the after effects forum starting yesterday. i checked my profile settings, and the notification state is set to 'none'
Re: stop email notification for new posts
by Kevin Camp 6 years ago
thanks. my i-t guy would have started to get a bit irritated with me after a while... i'm one of those types who spend more time in the forum than i do in my inbox ;-)Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ,
Disk Crash
by Glenn Pniewski 7 years ago
G4 Quicksilver 867MHz 1.5GB RAM OSX 10.4 Hi all, Hope you can help me recover. Have a boot drive on the above machine, and had only about 8GB free out of 75GB (I use external firewire drives for FCP m
Re: Disk Crash
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
you need to get that drive on a bootable system to see if you can access the drive and it's files. if you can access that drive then you should be able to copy over many of the files to another drive.
Maintenance
by Dan Browne 7 years ago
I am a PC tech in a Mac world at the moment and I'm in need of some help. On PC there where several tools I used for maintaining my computer, it kept it nice and fast and so I never had many troubles
Re: Maintenance
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
use disk warrior to defrag if you have lots of large files (osx will defrag files smaller than 20mb automatically). i'd use the disk utility to repair permissions after installing anything new (softwa
Assigning new Boot Disk MDD G4 OS 10.4
by Christopher Kinsman 7 years ago
Hi ll, I've just purchased another G4 MDD FW800 Dual 1.42 and am installing drives from an old computer. 1 of the drives I installed has all the apps and OS I'd like to run on this system. When I powe
Re: Assigning new Boot Disk MDD G4 OS 10.4
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
on the back of the drive, you'll see a group of 8 pins (4 rows of pairs of pins). you can use these to designate how a drive will be used. usually if you look at the top of the drive, on the label, it
OS 10.1.3 & Classic
by Nicholas Toth 7 years ago
Hey everyone, Posted a few weeks back about a problematic AVID system that went down with a system update. Its a quicksilver, its not a bad machine, but its not working. The deal is, I need to install
Re: OS 10.1.3 & Classic
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
do you have the original os install disks or any install disks with 10.1.3 and 9.1 (or 9.0.4) if so, you should be able to do an archive and install... that should move the current os to a folder call
How can I remove a SATA host adapter driver on my MacPro
by Ron Priest 7 years ago
I purchased and installed this 4 port PCI-E Raid Card Sata II host adapter in my MacPro http: www.cooldrives.com 4expcmaca.html I suppose I initially installed the wrong driver because it would crash
Re: How can I remove a SATA host adapter driver on my MacPro
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
i would definitely try to contact the manufacturer with your issues... as far as i know mac devices do not have bios. you may be able to find a firmware update for the card for the mac os version that
Monitors
by Dan Browne 7 years ago
Who knows if this is an OS X problem or if its like a hardware malfunction or whatever, but we have a G5 computer, and 2 Cinema HD 23" monitors from apple. Whenever we start up the system, both monito
Re: Monitors
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
that's a good call... and probably more likely than a bad monitor profile.Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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