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Settings for AE comp when burning to DVD
by Joseph Thomas 21 hours ago
See if someone can help me with this. I create a nice animation in AE and when I burn it to a DVD it looks crappy. It crops 25% off the video, It looks aliased and blotchy. On my 27" I-Mac, it looks f
Re: Settings for AE comp when burning to DVD
by Kevin Camp 20 hours ago
if you are only going to make a dvd from the comp, then you could work in the ntsc dv widescreen comp preset (or the ntsc dv widescreen 23.976, if you wanted 24p). if you wanted to also have an hd ver
how to make a dice only with lines (no fill) that doesn't look transparent
by marina martins 4 weeks ago
Hello everyone, I would like to make a dice that has no fill, only lines. the problem is when a do that, it looks like the dice is transparent, but I don't want to see the lines that are behind. I wan
Re: how to make a dice only with lines (no fill) that doesn't look transparent
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
would need to know more about how you have your dice constructed, but dan ebberts' 'layer invisible when facing away from camera' expression might help. you'll find it here (with a good description of
CC Ball Action disable self shadow
by Artsiom Chikov 1 month ago
Hello! The whole day I'm trying to turn off the self shadow effect from CC Ball Action I tried to apply the Shadow Highlight effect, change blending mode from normal to screen. I'm just want to get a
Re: CC Ball Action disable self shadow
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
this may work for you... try adding a gray solid (128 for all the rgb values, if working b-bit) and hide it. then add these effects to your ball-action layer (after ball action): channel combiner set
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Graphics Card -- Update Software ...or not
by Ron Moore 1 month ago
I'm running a Radeon R9 270 (2GB GDDR5) card with Win7 and 8GB of RAM and work mainly in After Effects cc 2015 and Cinema 4D with Element 3d as well, and am at a point where I'm satisfied with the per
Re: Graphics Card -- Update Software ...or not
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
in windows you can create a restore point, then install the update. if the update breaks things, then you can restore back to the restore point. however i agree with dave, if everything is working wel
iMac hardware questions in relation to After Effects
by Sean Olesiuk 1 month ago
Hey everyone! I'm going to be receiving a new late 2015 iMac 27 inch soon and have a few questions about RAM and storage. I've done some research but there are various answers and I really value the o
Re: iMac hardware questions in relation to After Effects
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
I don't think you'd notice it, but I have not tested a setup like that... the traditional model was to separate your data onto separate buses to avoid data bottlenecks. since disk caching can become a
Does any know how to do this effect?
by Stephen Roberts 2 months ago
I'm not crazy about this effect the falling shards or pieces. but the client wants it. Is this a particle system Which one Any good tutorials for exactly this effect thanks! https: reels.creativecow.n
Re: Does any know how to do this effect?
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
take a look at cc particle world. set the particle type to quadpolygon or tripolygon. and, you can make the react to the floor in the physics floor floor action settings (none, glue, bounce, ice). if
Specs for Mac Pro using AE
by noah klersfeld 2 months ago
Hello I am looking to buy a new mac pro. my most demanding work is in After Effects making projects with 400 to 900 masks each on their own layer. for rendering this out am i looking for cores, proces
Re: Specs for Mac Pro using AE
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
those settings seem pretty good for your machine.... i'm still surprised at the low ram usage and the slow render times. you might open the activity monitor (applications utilities), click the cpu tab
Crisp image pixelated in AE
by Jon Simpson 2 months ago
I have a useable image I have brought into AE where it is horribly pixelated. I have not seen this before, what am I missing I am in full res mode with no effects or cameras. croppercapture25.png squa
Re: Crisp image pixelated in AE
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
if you have a victory layer(s) in the pre-comp that have 'continuously rasterize' enabled (the little sun-like icon in the timelines' s layer switches, next to shy layers option), then you'll also nee
random jump cut with variable length cross-dissolves
by dan swan 3 months ago
hello all i'm trying to figure out if something like this exists already but have drawn a blank so far, was hoping someone might be able to help here i have a long, almost 3 hour composition filled wi
Re: random jump cut with variable length cross-dissolves
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
i don't think it would be possible with a single layer, since you couldn't cross fade with just on layer... you might be able to use dan's expression on the footage layer, then duplicate that layer an
Sinc Math.Sin() with the Wave Warp Effect
by Andreas Woelfl 3 months ago
Hello everybody, I am searching for a way to get an element move along a wave. I have a light blue solid with a wave warp effect. Now I added a round shapelayer which should move along the wave. I add
Re: Sinc Math.Sin() with the Wave Warp Effect
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
it should work as Kalle described, but the actual phase value is likely dependent on the comp size, so just scrub the phase value until the wave lines up with the center of the circle, and it should f
Create column of numbers
by Riccardo Sinti 4 months ago
Is there a way in expressions to create a column of sequential numbers like this: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Thanks!
Re: Create column of numbers
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
dan beat me.... Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Different text size after the decimal point via expressions
by Emilian Arabadzhiev 4 months ago
Is it possible the numbers after the decimal point to be smaller *note: My source text gets it's value via expressions
Re: Different text size after the decimal point via expressions
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
i am mistaken... i though you could move a property from animator to another, but you cannot. but if you ever wanted to have multiple text animation properties controlled by a single animator, when yo
Frame/Image Comparison - Shared Pixel Finder
by Royce Jennings 4 months ago
So I'd like to make a script that would compare multiple images (or frames of video) for shared identical pixels (perhaps with a slight tolerance). The pixels that aren't identical in more than 1 fram
Re: Frame/Image Comparison - Shared Pixel Finder
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
there is a keying effect called difference matte, that keys out like pixels between two images. it has controls for tolerance, matching softness. that might get you close to what you are trying to ach
How to edit like this video?
by Benjamin Mahootchi 4 months ago
Hello. I wonder, how can i edit like this video With the color correction and... even the slow motion Also. How do they do the night to day thing And how do they slow mo but the sky moves fast Thank y
Re: How to edit like this video?
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
you can do slow-motion by shooting at a high frame rate and then lower the playback frame rate you could, for example shoot 60fps, then take that clip into ae, right-click the clip in the project wind
"flipping" layers
by petcov petru 4 months ago
hello,i was thinking if somebody knows how to achieve this sort of "flipping" effect like this one http: videohive.net item cooking-intro-tv-show 1599372 but not by hand,i'm not sure but i think the a
Re: "flipping" layers
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
i think you could also do this with the echo effect. try taking a layer and rotating it they way you want, then add the echo effect. increase the number of echoes and change the echo operator to 'comp
adaptation of expression
by David LaRock 5 months ago
Hey guys, I'm trying to create an adaptation of this expression used here - https: www.youtube.com watch v=4OQN2mHQuD0 sourceLayer = thisComp.layer("Transition Control 2"); sampleSize = 1,1 ; samplePo
Re: adaptation of expression
by Kevin Camp 4 months ago
try this: sourceLayer = thisComp.layer("Transition Control 2"); sampleSize = 1,1 ; minScale = 10; maxScale = value 0 ; samplePoint = transform.position; colour= sourceLayer.sampleImage(samplePoint,sam
AE4 settings
by John Nelson 7 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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
Moving a project
by matt chapman 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 7 months 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
Replacing PSD layers en masse? / Adding groups of new layers?
by Eric Chard 8 months ago
Let's say you've incremented a PSD that has also already been imported into a big AE project as a layered comp. Is there a way to get AE to replace ALL the layers that were in the previous increment w
Re: Replacing PSD layers en masse? / Adding groups of new layers?
by Kevin Camp 8 months ago
i don't think so (at least I've never found a way). what i've done before is to import the new altered psd file (as a comp), open that new comp, select he layers that were added and then copy paste th
How to move keyframe and some levels in the same time?
by Francesco Mari 12 months 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 12 months 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
How Do I Vertically Scroll Without Horizontal Distortions?
by Ivan Watkins 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
example 1 watch video
Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Brett Fullam 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 years ago
Still on CS4? You want to fix that?
Kevin Camp 5 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 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.
Kevin Camp 5 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 6 years ago
aep file ae project file http: f1.creativecow.net 875 doorway
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
Re: Download Trapcode CS3 for MAC
by Kevin Camp 6 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 6 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 6 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 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
How to get this look?
by Dotan Stern 7 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 7 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 7 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 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
Assigning new Boot Disk MDD G4 OS 10.4
by Christopher Kinsman 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
that's a good call... and probably more likely than a bad monitor profile.Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW
Mail App emergency
by Harry Pallenberg 8 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 8 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


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