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Human Spine Animation in AE
by Ben Lewis 3 days ago
Hi, I've been asked about a job which would involve animating a graphic of a human spine and wondered if anyone could suggest a plugin that might help with the rigging physics as it should move natura
Re: Human Spine Animation in AE
by Kevin Camp 2 days ago
if your not going for the realism in the example, and would settle for a simple bending of a spine layer, cc bend it can very easily bend a layer which could mimic the behavior of a spine. you can eas
keeping cursor of type-on text in constant position on screen
by Tom Kemp 1 week ago
Hi there - a client has asked me to produce a simple animation of a long piece of code typing itself on screen character by character - with the cursor of the typing maintaining roughly the same posit
Re: keeping cursor of type-on text in constant position on screen
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
if you use use an expression to do the type-on effect, you can use sourceRecAtTime() function to animate the position or anchor point to make the layer move up the page as each new line starts to type
Creating broken-concrete kind of background
by Wessel van Wegen 1 week ago
Hey all! A couple of weeks ago I was searching online for some after effects inspiration. I came across this lyrical video someone made using Paint & Stick and I think It's really really cool. This is
Re: Creating broken-concrete kind of background
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
you might look at the cell pattern effect (there are various patterns). you can flatten out the shaded patterns with something like the threshold effect or levels effect. find edges might even be help
Lens Flare position on dynamic text or logo
by Jimmy Anderson 1 week ago
Hello World, As I begin the scary world of expressions, I'm stuck and need help. I have an image layer 'placeholder' where a png logo will be placed (replace footage). There will be logos of all diffe
Re: Lens Flare position on dynamic text or logo
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
there's not really a good way to do what you want with expressions... to do it with expressions, you'd need to scan every pixel, every frame and return the bottom most opaque pixel. it's possible but
Horizontal bars sliding transition effects
by Shyam Thampi 2 weeks ago
Hi, Trying to re create a transition effect used in the Adidas ad below. https: vimeo.com 134966392 The effect happens at 00:02 and also at 00:55. Face transitioning. I tried making this effect as a b
Re: Horizontal bars sliding transition effects
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
i would try creating (or finding) a grey scale horizontal line or bar-like texture and use that as the displacement map layer for the displacement map effect on the layer footage to be distorted. then
I have to revisit an old project that had RayTracing in it... My newer hardware is incompatible with RayTracing. Do I have easy options?
by Andy Zou 2 weeks ago
Do people offer services where I can just re-export an AVI, and they might have the older hardware that supports RayTracing
Re: I have to revisit an old project that had RayTracing in it... My newer hardware is incompatible with RayTracing. Do I have easy options?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
i think you can still render it, it will just render with the cpu rather than the nvidia cuda cores. the render will take longer, but the result should be the same. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO
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Custom Text Box (Creating a Text Portrait)
by Blake Davis 4 weeks ago
Hello! I would like to create a custom text portrait so that I can have my text animate in to a custom shape reveal. I know how to do this in Photoshop, but can't find any sort of tutorial for After E
Re: Custom Text Box (Creating a Text Portrait)
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
Well I learned a lot of it here on this forum... that and tutorials. As for my own tutorials, I've thought about it, but never seem to find the time... it's more convenient for me to peruse the forums
AE failing with 4K files... and now smaller ones ???
by Alex Kuzelicki 1 month ago
Hi, I'm experiencing an 'out-of-the-blue' problem in AE that perhaps someone could help with Have been doing some VFX work with 4k (ProRes 422) files in AE and, after awhile (usually about five to ten
Re: AE failing with 4K files... and now smaller ones ???
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
have you tried using earlier versions of ae versions back to cs6 are available as part of the creative cloud license. i'd be curious if its an issue with cc2015... to install older versions, click clo
How to create this opening sequence?
by Soham Jani 1 month ago
Is there a way to re-create the opening of this video, from where the jet fuel of the plane turns into the video http: youtu.be SDe1xi4tGUA "It 's all around us Neo, temporary constructs of time.....
Re: How to create this opening sequence?
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
if you're talking about the 4 or 5 second mark where the shot shatters like glass, then I think you could try the shatter effect, setting the shape pattern to glass to get started with. and then cc pi
Using sampleImage to drive CG render passes
by Joel Gerlach 2 months ago
Hey everyone! So we're building a CG theater for use in VR, and instead of using the movie screen to light the geometry in the scene (requiring us to render out every single frame of a movie to get in
Re: Using sampleImage to drive CG render passes
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
rgbToHsl() 2 returns the lightness component (the 3rd value of the HSL array). rgbToHsl() 1 would return the saturation and rgbToHsl() 0 would return the hue... i've made that mistake more than a few
How to create a button to change text with prompt toolkit
by Adrián Wulfrath 2 months ago
How can i create a button and text fields to change source text in after effects. With Script. In Extend Toolkit.
Re: How to create a button to change text with prompt toolkit
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
this tutorial covers many aspects of creating a GUI panel for after effects with extend script: http: www.provideocoalition.com after-effects-extendscript-training-ep-11 it's for a floating panel, but
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Link Color of Anything to Solid's Color
by Kiryla Chilko 2 months ago
Hi there! I'm using the plugin called Templater. It allows you to use data from Google Datasheets to change some layers (like text pitures, etc.). But it's not the point. The point is it can only chan
Re: Link Color of Anything to Solid's Color
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
you might be able to get away with using the compound arithmetic effect. just add that to you shape layer, then select the solid that you want to get the color of as the 'second source layer'. it will
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Custom noise field
by Paul Rijkaard 2 months ago
I am fairly new to expressions and not sure if the following question is possible within afx: I'm working on an animation which uses a field of noise or visual static as the main element - specificall
Re: Custom noise field
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
you might look at cc ball action or cc star burst... for ball action, use the scatter property to control the random spacing of the particles, grid spacing and ball size control the size and spacing o
expression for a text reveal gag
by vinny visconti 2 months ago
i am building a movie that has like a thousand lines of "code" text and i want to have it type on and move up, revealing the next line of code at the bottom. like if you were running diagnostics on so
Re: expression for a text reveal gag
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
if syncing the characters per line and movement is an issue, I think you could do it with an expression to drive the characters typing on and an expression using sourceRectangleAtTime() function on th
Stabilizing a panned shot - getting frustrated :(
by Julian Elliott 3 months ago
Hi there Last year I did a panned day to night time lapse. It looks really nice apart from it's not quite stable. I've done the quick and dirty method of trying to use Warp Stabilizer but it looks hor
Re: Stabilizing a panned shot - getting frustrated :(
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
you can also choose to just stabilize the y-axis, leaving the horizontal movement of the pan intact (unless you were also trying to smooth horizontal movement). Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KR
Removing baked in improper de-interlace scan lines - rendering out exactly what I see in preview monitor?
by Ernest Savage 3 months ago
Alright, here is one for you AE gurus. THE PROBLEM I'M TRYING TO FIX: Client delivered a 29.97 progressive QT Uncompressed 10 bit YUV file. However it looks like they imported some clips into their FC
Re: Removing baked in improper de-interlace scan lines - rendering out exactly what I see in preview monitor?
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
have you looked at the rendered file in ae it looks like the screen shot you posted was from premiere, and it could be that premiere is trying to deinterlace progressive, which would look bad. if the
Crisp image pixelated in AE
by Jon Simpson 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 months ago
dan beat me.... Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
How to edit like this video?
by Benjamin Mahootchi 8 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 8 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
AE4 settings
by John Nelson 10 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 10 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 10 months 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
Using Cineware effectively
by Mike Pindara 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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
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 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 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. 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 6 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 https: 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 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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


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