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Number of digits
by Pavol Feješ 11 hours ago
Hi. I'm trying to find a way to return the number of digits from the slider. for example: my slider has a value of 1405. How do I write that number = 4 Does anyone know any advice
Re: Number of digits
by Kevin Camp 11 hours ago
this seems a little clunky, but i think it will work: s = " " + effect("Slider Control")("Slider").value; s.split(" ") 1 .length; essentially you need to get the number value to be a text string rathe
Looking for a few After Effects animations
by Daniel Yow 6 days ago
I am looking for a few effect techniques in After Effects that can help me enhance an intro animation I'm working on. If anyone knows of a tutorial or the name of the effect preset please let me know.
Re: Looking for a few After Effects animations
by Kevin Camp 6 days ago
light trail effects are often made with a particle system. you animate the producer emitter position but set the particle velocity to zero so the producer emitter leaves a trail of particles. as an ex
recombine color channels
by Noah Ansems 1 week ago
so i wanted to animate all the color channels seperate in after effects and saved them seperate in photoshop is there a way or layer style so they give the color again
Re: recombine color channels
by Kevin Camp 6 days ago
if you are looking recombine the red, green and blue layers back to form the full color image, set the blending modes of the upper two layers to 'add' in Ae or 'linear dodge' in Ps. here's tutorial th
Big Font problem In After Effect
by Mau Diéguez 6 days ago
help :c
Re: Big Font problem In After Effect
by Kevin Camp 6 days ago
in the character palette it looks like you have a 30 pixel white outline set for your font. to turn off the outline, go to the character palette, and where you can see the color selection square (curr
Does any one know a MPEG Streamclip software that can convert a 10000px by 96px .mov to .mp4?
by vicky lu 1 week ago
Hi, guys: Newbie here. I've been working on some LED ribbon animation for stadiums. These ribbon animation is usually a long narrow strip. Since After Effects can only render these into .mov format, I
Re: Does any one know a MPEG Streamclip software that can convert a 10000px by 96px .mov to .mp4?
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
if your looking for mpeg streamclip, it's here (free): http: www.squared5.com svideo mpeg-streamclip-win.html i would render the 10000x96 comp as quicktime, photo-jpeg (but lossless is fine too), brin
Creating a swarm of individual compositions
by Corrie Parks 3 weeks ago
Trying to wrap my head around this task and would appreciate any suggestion on the most efficient way to do this: I have 300 unique compositions that loop. Each composition needs to start and end at a
Re: Creating a swarm of individual compositions
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
apply the preset "separate xyz position", this will give you x, y, z controls in the effect controls. then select the slider that you have and duplicate it 2 more times. (this will be for controlling
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CC Vector Blur Path
by Lorenzo Farò 3 weeks ago
Hi there! What I need to do is set the vector blur map that recreates this effect https: imgur.com a 7wVPo or these : https: imgur.com a pXeUT https: imgur.com a 3iZhL https: imgur.com a sgV5E https:
Re: CC Vector Blur Path
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
i'm not sure what you are using for your vector blur map, but i think if you use a simple radial gradient on a solid (or shape layer) as the vector map you should start to get a 'zoom blur' effect. tw
Fractal Noise Offset loop
by Alexandru Cirjaliu 3 weeks ago
Hello guys, is there any good way to loop a fractal noise offset without going into fade in out technique
Re: Fractal Noise Offset loop
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
fractal noise has a loop option, it only works for evolutions but it's very useful. i hin you are animating the offset... there's isn't a way to loop that seamlessly that i know of.... however, i've h
Mac only. Playback sluggish initially
by Jerry Smith 4 weeks ago
Do any of you mac users experience sluggish playback of videos (h.264) just after starting your day This happens if I preview a video with finder or quick time. It's a lot like starting a car in the c
Re: Mac only. Playback sluggish initially
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
is the media on the mac itself (or direct attached external hard drive) or on a network drive, or other remote storage device if it's directly on the mac, have you tried running the activity monitor t
Parent for Text Attributes?
by Sean McNally 4 weeks ago
Hi there, So I've got around 30 layers of text, all with different names on them (this is an opening sequence.) I'm aware that I can just set my font, kerning, etc and then just duplicate my layers 30
Re: Parent for Text Attributes?
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
text animators are what the text animation presets use to animate text, but you don't need to use a preset to access the text animator properties. twirl down the attributes for a text layer. to the ri
Max Width Scale Text Layer
by Benjamin Thompson 1 month ago
Looking for some help or to see if this is possible. I'll be running lots of comps through comps from spreadsheets. I'd like to add an expression to the main text layer to scale down to say 80% of scr
Re: Max Width Scale Text Layer
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
try this: maxW = 80; in percentage of comp width rect = sourceRectAtTime(); if ( 100 * rect.width thisComp.width > maxW ) s = maxW * thisComp.width rect.width; else s = 100; s, s Kevin Camp Art Dir
Multiple IF statements syntax question
by Simon Brough 1 month ago
Can anyone help with some IF statement syntax No errors are shown, but this just doesn't seem to work, to control whether an object comes in from left, top, right or bottom based on a slider (1-4): if
Re: Multiple IF statements syntax question
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
i think you want to use else if... but you're also missing some semicolons at the end of each line. if (comp("ObjectControl").layer("Control").effect("Direction")("Slider")==1) horiz=3050; else if (co
Controlling Source Text with checkbox controller
by Christian Simpson 2 months ago
Is it possible to change the source text of a text layer based on whether a checkbox in another comp is checked or not
Re: Controlling Source Text with checkbox controller
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
yes, you just need to specify which comp and layer that the checkbox is in: check = comp("Comp 1").layer("Null 1").effect("Checkbox Control")("Checkbox"); if ( check == true ) "some text" else "other
BUG Convert Expression to Keyframes After Effects CC
by Arturo Moreno Reyes 2 months ago
Hello, I've already ask that but probably my question wasn't that clear so I try to explain better. I'm using a expression with "sampleImage" to do a color adjust by finding the black and the white po
Re: BUG Convert Expression to Keyframes After Effects CC
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
i don't have an answer to the issue, but if you haven't already filed a bug report with adobe, here's the link: http: www.adobe.com products wishform.html you've done a good job documenting the issue,
2 Random numbers - even and odd seconds
by Karel Hejkal 2 months ago
Hello, I am fairly new to Expressions as I do animate mostly with the graphic only. I would like to ask you for a help. What I try to do us something like rolling random numbers, similar to car odomet
Re: 2 Random numbers - even and odd seconds
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
i've pretty much learned everything i know about expression from reading posts on this site (and asking a few questions), and from motionsript.com and from jjgifford.com expressions basics index.html
IF / ELSE scale expression
by Neto Dal Bon 2 months ago
Hello Guys! I got two layers in a composition BARGRAPH and SHAPE10 I am making the BARGRAPH grow from 0% to 100% on the y-axis (scale) over different amounts of time. As it grows, I want some shapes t
Re: IF / ELSE scale expression
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
you would need to have a way to determine what time the bargraph layer's y-scale hits 10%. if you used 2 linear keyframes for the bargraph scale animation, you can calculate the time it would reach 10
whats the best way to learn how to use expressions?
by Assaf Goldlust 2 months ago
i came to the conclusion that i should learn how to use it expression in a more theroughl metter. what would be the best to do it should i start buy learning in javascript or save the time. and learn
Re: whats the best way to learn how to use expressions?
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
when i first started learning expressions i also found this site helpful (in addition to motion script): http: www.jjgifford.com expressions basics index.html the java syntax has evolved since those p
Text counteracting camera move by 1/2 speed?
by Navarro Parker 5 months ago
A camera is zooming through Z-space as a series of text panels go by. The client has requested the text stay up longer (but other elements in 3D space moving normally). What kind of expression could p
Re: Text counteracting camera move by 1/2 speed?
by Kevin Camp 5 months ago
maybe something like this: cam = thisComp.layer("Camera 1"); value + 0, 0, cam.position 2 2 you could also just animate the z-positions of the text layers. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Droste in CC - possible no-plugin solution with caveats
by John Ivy 7 months ago
I was looking to do a Droste effect in CC, and was disheartened to see that the best solution is no longer an option without spending money, and then I had a bit of a flash this morning, and figured o
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Kevin Camp liked this 7 months ago
Connect two Objects with dotted line
by Julia Hoerr 9 months 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 9 months 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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Kevin Camp liked this 9 months ago
Expression: Change stroke color over time on Radio Wave Effect
by Brian Lee 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Brett Fullam 6 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 6 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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Kevin Camp liked this 6 years ago
Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
Still on CS4? You want to fix that?
Kevin Camp 7 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 7 years ago
also, my desk number here is 6741353 if that makes it easier
Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
I'll stop by this week, probably Friday.
Kevin Camp 7 years ago
sounds good, thanks again.
LHe sync issues, all of a sudden
by David Jahns 8 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'
trapcode alternatives?
by james isbell 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
stop email notification for new posts
by Kevin Camp 9 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 9 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 11 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 11 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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