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difference between frame blending & RSMV blur
by James Harries 5 days ago
I am compositing some rendered CG footage out of maya, basically a moving car on a road. I want the movement to be fluid at 30 fps, so should I aply RSMV blur to my sequence which can simulate motion
Re: difference between frame blending & RSMV blur
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
you can also use the timewarp effect to add motion blur... keep the speed at 100, but enable motion blur. it's not as good as RSMB, nor as fast... but it's free, and I think it will create a better mo
After Effects cc2015 on iMac 5k
by Elena Colombo 1 week ago
Hi! Some questions about the iMac I use at work... What can I do Most frustrating problems are 1st and 3rd. Thanks!!! Configuration: iMac 5k 17,1 Sierra 10.12.2 4GHz Intel Core i7 32 GB DDR3 AMD Radeo
Re: After Effects cc2015 on iMac 5k
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
since you have one system that is having issues and another that is fine, you might look at what's different about them... You could try reseting the preferences by holding Command+Option+Shift when y
So i am new to 2017 Ae and Fast blur is obsolete..what is its replacement?
by Richard Garabedain 1 week ago
Nothing seems to be as easy and as simple as fast blur among the blurring options...so i had to ask which one is supposed to be replacing it
Re: So i am new to 2017 Ae and Fast blur is obsolete..what is its replacement?
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
i assume it's gaussian blur. they added the same 'direction' and 'repeat edge' settings that fast blur had. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Change text character based on color map
by Liam Campbell 1 week ago
I'm looking to create an ASCII effect with a textbox that fills my comp, using another comp as a black and white map and changing the letters in the text box based on the color in the color map
Re: Change text character based on color map
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
here's a pretty good ascii art expression from an old post: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 227 8834 you'll set the 'target' in the expression to the layer (or pre-comp) that has the image in i
how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
by daniel persson 1 week ago
I read around and I can only find tutorials with commas, or other weird stuff. I need dots + 7 digits for my counter. 4.500.000 is the number I need to count up to.
Re: how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
you can likely use the expressonthat you have, but find the "," and change it to "." here's a really good 'universal' counter: http: motionscript.com design-guide counter.html but you'll want to chang
Rotating arrows around octagon shape
by Colin Wood 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, First post here, but I had a little problem that come up and the was the first place I thought of. I'm racking my brain as to the best way of achieving this animation. Essentially, I need th
Re: Rotating arrows around octagon shape
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
when i first saw what you were trying to do, I thought the biggest issue would be getting smooth animated arrows around those hard corners. and (like Roei and Rick) the way i thought of to avoid that
Simple begin/end of layer question
by Bobby Mesozoic 2 weeks ago
Hello, Is there a way to split a layer and designate each layer as having an end mark In the picture here it's one clip i've split up into 4 layers....the first layer and last layer are the beginning
Re: Simple begin/end of layer question
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
if you precompose each split layer individually and select the options for 'move all attributes..." and "adjust composition duration..." it will do what you are asking. it will also do the same to the
Position A = 0%, Position B = 100%
by Ryan Hauser 2 weeks ago
Hello! I'm wondering if there's any way, with expressions, to set something's position based on a percent. Here's an example pseudo code for what I'm looking for : Position 0% = 0,0; Position 100% = 1
Re: Position A = 0%, Position B = 100%
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
just to show you other options that can do the same... I often use the linear() function to interpolate between dissimilar values (like percentage and position, or position and rotation, etc..). a bas
Randomising the speed of a clip JUST forwards.
by Eduardo Enrique Meza 2 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm trying to get a laggy, "bad-internet-type" of speed effect in a normal clip. I thought about using a simple wiggle expression on the time remap, but of course this randomises the speed bot
Re: Randomising the speed of a clip JUST forwards.
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
you might try using the timewarp effect and using wiggle on the speed setting. i think as long as your wiggle amount value is less than the speed setting that you set (the default is 50%) it should al
An embarrassingly easy question... I think. Masks and rotation?
by Nathan Estabrooks 2 weeks ago
Apparently my brain is fried.... because I believe this should of been easy.... -I've got two pngs. A green leaf and a brown leaf. -I want to place the green leaf on the left side, bisected by the bro
Re: An embarrassingly easy question... I think. Masks and rotation?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
it might help to see a screen shot of what you have, but i think i understand what you are trying to do, so try this and see if it does what you need... i think you could do this with track mattes. so
How do you work beyond the camera view?
by Nick Henderson 2 weeks ago
I'm making a 2D animation of a forest. I want to make a whole world beyond what the camera sees, so when I move the camera around, I'll have a lot of room to work with. When I fit the landscape perfec
Re: How do you work beyond the camera view?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
can you build your forest in a much larger comp, then bring that comp into a comp that's the final size for what you need Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
AfterEffects - something likes CC SPLIT effect
by Phụng Nguyễn 2 weeks ago
Dear all, I see a video on the internet and find out an interesting effect. you can see it below: I tried with CC SPLIT in AE but it is not the same as what I see on the video. Please advise. If you h
Re: AfterEffects - something likes CC SPLIT effect
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
maybe cc radial scale wipe, or bulge, or a combination of both. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Making a fading traveling line
by Vid Šimenc 2 weeks ago
Hey, so I am doing a project with animations and I want to add a traveling line. I tried with dots but it didn't look right (also there has to be a more efective way since you can see this effect all
Re: Making a fading traveling line
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
Nice. i haven't seen that method before. thanks for sharing it Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Random expression in frames
by Patrick Murphy 2 weeks ago
Hi there! I have this script but instead of hold time in seconds, I'd like it to be hold time in frames. I've looked around and tried some things but I'm still a bit of a noob. Thanks! Here's the expr
Re: Random expression in frames
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
you can convert a frames value to time, or a time value to frames... i think i'd use the first option like this hold = 15; time to hold each number (frames) min = -1; max = 1; seed = Math.floor( time
Shape size auto-adjust to text - excluding text descenders!
by Stephen Wiseman 2 weeks ago
Hi all I'm designing some video brand assets for a client and as they have little knowledge of after effects it needs to be simple for them to use. With this in mind I have designed an orange "tab" (a
Re: Shape size auto-adjust to text - excluding text descenders!
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
you could also try linear wipe, you just need to link the completion to the y-position relative to the comp height: target = thisComp.layer("TITLE - EDIT ME"); 100 - ( 100 * target.position 1 thisComp
Aim Constraint
by William Anugerah 2 weeks ago
Hello and good day to all, This time I'd like to ask if anyone knows the script required to create a sort of "aim constraint" in After Effects. So what I mean is this: Two objects, when the "controlle
Re: Aim Constraint
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
for 2d layers, this should work: target = thisComp.layer("Null 1"); set this to the layer to aim at p = position - target.position; radiansToDegrees( Math.atan2( p 1 , p 0 ) ) for 3d layers you can us
Connect two Objects with dotted line
by Julia Hoerr 3 weeks ago
Hi, I know this topic has been discussed a few times before, but I couldn't find the right solution for my project. So maybe someone can help me with new ideas. I have two objects and I want them to b
Re: Connect two Objects with dotted line
by Blaise Douros 3 weeks ago
For example: https: youtu.be MKBO-H9EK24 t=23 At 23 seconds. PS, this is a hunting video, so don't watch to the end if you're squeamish about hunting. No blood but some people get really bent out of s
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Position & Speed Expression
by Goh Shuhui 4 weeks ago
I would like to create circles at random position with certain speed. However, there s an error that states the expression result must be of dimension 2, not 1. May I know if there s any solution to t
Re: Position & Speed Expression
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
each circle with either expression would move from one random position to another random position. but it sounds like you want it to 'wiggle' as it moves try: freq = 1; samples per second amount = 500
Expression: Change stroke color over time on Radio Wave Effect
by Brian Lee 1 month ago
Hi Everyone, I'm attempting to simulate radio waves emanating from a radio tower and want the stroke color of each wave to start in red and then change to grey over its lifetime. Is there an expressio
Re: Expression: Change stroke color over time on Radio Wave Effect
by Emre Anil 1 month ago
create a layer under your Radio Waves layer with a Gradient Ramp Effect from red to green (starting point should be at the RW's center) and set it's track matte to Radio Wave's alpha..
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Kevin Camp liked this 4 weeks ago
File: pixelationwipe2
by Kevin Camp 5 months ago
zip file this example uses gradient wipe https: f1.creativecow.net 10664 pixelationwipe2
Re: pixelationwipe2
by Kevin Camp 5 months ago
this is pretty similar to your card wipe version, but uses gradient wipe. tweaking properties in the gradient map comp produce different results... like hiding the colorama effect will make the wipe g
File: Sing Along After Effect Preset
by Kevin Camp 5 months ago
ffx file Designed to simplify the animation of a 'Sing Along' bouncing ball animation, where the ball bounces over each word, highlighting each word as it lands on it. It replaces an earlier preset th
File: wiggle Scale down only
by Kevin Camp 2 years ago
aep file Project with an expression that will wiggel the scale value of a layer, but only smaller than set value. https: f1.creativecow.net 9065 wiggle-scale-down-only
File: SingAlong Preset
by Kevin Camp 3 years ago
ffx file a preset to help in animating sing-along-style bouncing ball animations https: f1.creativecow.net 7491 singalong-preset
File: futur primitif ex
by Kevin Camp 3 years ago
mp4 file example for of using text animator for reveal https: f1.creativecow.net 6797 futur-primitif-ex
Video: example 1
by Kevin Camp 3 years ago
example 1 watch video
Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Brett Fullam 5 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 5 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 5 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. https: f1.creativecow.net 3520 building-the-worlds-greatest
Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Still on CS4? You want to fix that?
Kevin Camp 6 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 6 years ago
also, my desk number here is 6741353 if that makes it easier
Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
I'll stop by this week, probably Friday.
Kevin Camp 6 years ago
sounds good, thanks again.
LHe sync issues, all of a sudden
by David Jahns 7 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 7 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 7 years ago
aep file ae project file https: f1.creativecow.net 875 doorway
trapcode alternatives?
by james isbell 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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
Video: time blend motion trail sample
by Kevin Camp 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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
How do I move multiple layers from one canvas to another??
by Michael Pierre 10 years ago
I'm working in two different projects canvas. I need to take multiple layers (15) from one to another. I DON'T want to drag copy them individually. There has got to be a faster way thanks in advance.
Re: How do I move multiple layers from one canvas to another??
by Kevin Camp 10 years ago
if your other file is open, once you've shift-clicked the layers you want to copy you can drag them straight to the other open file. in addition, if the layers you want to drag to the other file are a
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