DNxHD jagged artwork by Scott McDonnell 5 days ago We are rendering Flash animation composited in AFX out as DNxHD as we have always done. With the latest artwork we are noticing visible at 100% jagged edges particularly on diagonals where colours mee
Re: DNxHD jagged artwork by Kevin Camp 4 days ago The only way I've found to fix it is to tweak the colors. It seems to be due to yuv color space and compression and it usually happens when two colors with nearly the same luminance but very different
AE4 settings by John Nelson 6 days ago I ve been working on a four minute piece all week. It s divided into comp segments with 3D, shadows, cameras, lights, blurs, audio and a few others I can t remember at the moment. Before nesting the c
Re: AE4 settings by Kevin Camp 5 days ago this is the old disk caching setup (cs4), where when ae runs out of ram, it starts caching data stored in ram to disk. and with spinning hard disks, i've found it often slows things down... and this m
File: wiggle Scale down only by Kevin Camp 1 week ago aep file Project with an expression that will wiggel the scale value of a layer, but only smaller than set value. http: f1.creativecow.net 9065 wiggle-scale-down-only
Using Cineware effectively by Mike Pindara 2 weeks ago Hey guys, So I've been trying to push the studio I work for to embrace C4D more and really start using Cineware in more of our projects. The main problem is it is crazy slow! It isn't our system, we'v
Re: Using Cineware effectively by Kevin Camp 1 week ago after trying everything i could find to fix this issue, including suggestions from maxon support, the only fix worked was to do a clean install of yosemite without using migration assistant (last sugg
Expression Suggestion for Adobe by Riccardo Sinti 1 week ago Perhaps you expression experts would agree that adobe needs to make the expression pick whip have the power to twirl down arrows to reveal properties that can be pick-whipped. Can we get this implemen
Re: Expression Suggestion for Adobe by Kevin Camp 1 week ago I think you're asking for something like spring loaded folders, where you would drag the pick whip, hover over a layer for a second or two and then the properties would open up (twirl down) so you cou
counter with slider and percentage by Jason Jantzen 2 years ago I think I copied this from a post Dan made slider = effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); numDecimals = 0; commas = false; dollarSign = false; s = slider.value.toFixed(numDecimals); prefix = ""; if (s 0
Re: How would you achieve this effect? by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago Write-on is very easy, but limited. If you want to increase the amount (size) of movement, you'll need to decrease the frequency ( thus decreasing the speed) to get the dots to form a line. You could
Link Opacity to Y Position in Comp by Skylar Moran 2 weeks ago Hello! I am pretty new to expression in AE, so forgive my ignorance, but I have been combing the internet for an hour trying to find help to solve this problem and haven't had any luck. So here it goe
Re: Link Opacity to Y Position in Comp by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago the expression code box converted all the < (greater than less than signs) to < and > (html tag equivalents). i'll try pasting this as preformated text: opacityMin = 0; opacityMax = 100; fadeIn
Moving a project by matt chapman 1 month ago Hey guys- I need to move a Premiere project from one computer to mine, but the media is scattered to the wind all over her machine. It is a rather long project, so I need to consolidate the media on t
Re: Moving a project by Kevin Camp 1 month ago if you were doing this in after effects, i'd select the final comps (the comps that i would want to render) in the project window, then choose file dependencies reduce project to remove all unnecessar
Edgy issues by Jerry Smith 1 month ago I got lots of edges. Probably set the record. Many of them are not perfect. Problem is the designer who started the project must have taken a day off in the middle of some important steps because many
Re: Edgy issues by Kevin Camp 1 month ago if you do use the 'draft' setting method in for those layers, when you render, click the render settings and set the quality from the default 'best' to 'current settings', otherwise ae will assume tha
Thought Bubble Trail by Michael Steinau 2 months ago Hi guys, I am trying to animate a thought bubble trail and I can't find out how to get it done. The Bubble itself is wiggling around and i want the trail to follow the wiggle. The bottom most ellipse
Re: Thought Bubble Trail by Kevin Camp 2 months ago I know you said that the largest ellipse is parented to the bubble, but you example shows it distributing out with the movement (which i think is the way i'd do it). I think this would get you close.
Version 6.0 in OS 10.8 by William Gorry 6 months 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 5 months 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
Chroma Green Paint type by Dave Case 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago ffx file a preset to help in animating sing-along-style bouncing ball animations http: f1.creativecow.net 7491 singalong-preset
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]
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 may be out by the time CS5 is purchased).
Kevin Camp 5 years ago also, my desk number here is 6741353 if that makes it easier
Todd Kopriva 5 years ago I'll stop by this week, probably Friday.
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'
trapcode alternatives? by james isbell 6 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 6 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 6 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
Particular and 3d invg by john younger 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
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
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 7 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 7 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
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
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
Slo Mo 24PN in FCP by Michael Colin 7 years ago Greetings. Am posting a show shot on HVX200 in 24PN. There are shots I'd like to use slow mo on (didn't know that while shooting otherwise would have done it in camera), and it looks pretty bad just u
Re: Slo Mo 24PN in FCP by Kevin Camp 7 years ago you have two options in after effects (cs3)... bring the footage into ae. make sure ae sees it as 23.976 and is not trying to separate fields (select the footage in the project window then choose file
Mail App emergency by Harry Pallenberg 7 years ago Ok I get all my current mail for one project via the webmail. I log in by pointing my browser to mail.womeninboxes.com horde then fill out username password That server is about to go down so I want (
Re: Mail App emergency by Kevin Camp 7 years ago yep, you need to know somethings about your email provider. do they support pop or imap and what is their incoming mail server. you won't need the smtp server (you would need it to be able to send ema
Group many adjustment-layers to one preset by Dino Muhic 7 years ago Hi, I made a Film Look I really like and which behaves exactly how I want it to on nearly all szenes or light situations. It's a mixture of different plug-ins and many other adjustment layers (Glow, M
CC Composite by Butch Golden 7 years ago I have AE 7 but need this CS3 effect for a proj. Are there any workarounds I want to composite a slightly blurred image with an unblurred one so it "comes into focus" re: Andrew's toot on SlideShows.