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Can't see .iff file in AE
by Claris Delgado 4 hours ago
Hey guys, couple of years ago I used to put a sequence of .iff files (rendered in Maya software) in AE without any issues. Today I imported .iff sequence and I see black screen! What is that It also d
Re: Can't see .iff file in AE
by Kevin Camp 2 hours ago
ae may be mis-interpreting the alpha. right-click the image sequence in the project window and choose interpret footage main. then click the option to ignore alpha. look at the footage in a comp to se
Color depth vs. Color sub sampling for green screen
by clyde villegas 8 hours ago
When chroma keying in post, is it such a big deal if the footage is just 8 bit 422 and not 10 bit 422 I've read before that having a 422 footage is ok, not mentioning color depth. ut in omnibus glorif
Re: Color depth vs. Color sub sampling for green screen
by Kevin Camp 3 hours ago
Bouke Vahl "8 bits is 256 max in decimal 10 bits is 1024 in decimal..." Thanks Bouke Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
AE Not Rendering Newly Replaced Footage
by Dan Suter 3 days ago
Hey all, Having a strange issue when rendering my comps. The other day I replaced a few shots in my comps with color-corrected footage. I overwrote the linked video files (backing up the originals), s
Re: AE Not Rendering Newly Replaced Footage
by Kevin Camp 3 days ago
not sure which cache you cleared, but if you go into preferences media & disk cache, you might try clearing both of those -- i have a feeling the conformed media cache is the culprit, but i'd clear bo
Wave Animations on Static Image.
by James Rain 5 days ago
Hey guys, This is my first post and so thank you for having this platform and hopefully for your help! I look forward to visiting often to learn new techniques! I'm a new AE user but I'm starting to g
Re: Wave Animations on Static Image.
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
you might also look at the turbulent displace effect. apply it and animate the evolutions to get started then tweak the other settings to see if it will give you the effect that you are looking for. K
H.264 in Quicktime wrapper out of Media Encoder
by Ron Price 7 days ago
I know that Rule One is simply "don't do this," and usually I don't, but I'm dealing with a signage display playback system that doesn't care what the rest of the world is doing. What I'm trying to do
Re: H.264 in Quicktime wrapper out of Media Encoder
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
i use mpeg streamclip... render out of ae as quicktime photo-jpeg, or lossless animation. then import into streamclip and export to quicktime. select h.264 for compression, check the multipass and b-f
Adding a bounding box to a text layer that doesn't have one
by Martin Kruul 2 weeks ago
Usually when I create a text layer in After Effects, I just click once on the screen with my text tool active. This creates a line of text with no predetermined bounding box around it. Is there a way
Re: Adding a bounding box to a text layer that doesn't have one
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
Yes, thank you Roei! Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Reflection experiment in After Effects
by payman naderi 2 weeks ago
hi friends,i just see a short movie in you tube and i was wondering if anyone can do a tutorials about it.its so nice if i find the tips and tricks behind the edit. the URL is: https: www.youtube.com
Re: Reflection experiment in After Effects
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
likely two cameras, the first is the viewpoint that you see in the shot, the second is from the viewpoint of the sphere (like a camera on a tripod). you could do it with two takes from the two POVs, b
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Equally split solid
by Joe Bodego 2 weeks ago
Hello friends, i have a task here i need your help with. I would like to equally split my 1920px solid (width only) into 3 equally sizes. Is there a way to do that other than the obvious way thanks
Re: Equally split solid
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
ae does have align tools that are like those in photoshop (not quite as good as illustrator)... so you could set the 'align to' option to 'composition' and the click the align left button, select the
Text counteracting camera move by 1/2 speed?
by Navarro Parker 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
Move slider control with expressions
by Roy Metni 3 weeks ago
Is there anyway to move a slider control from 0% to 100% with expression instead of keyframes
Re: Move slider control with expressions
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
simply typing time into the expression field for the slider will change the value from 0 to 100 over 100 seconds... typing time * 10 will make it go 10 times faster (0 to 100 in 1seconds). if you have
Calculating angle from two points
by Navarro Parker 3 weeks ago
As everyone knows, using the ol' Gradient Ramp effect gives you two point controls for the start and end of your ramp. I need to use a different gradient effect that only has one point control and an
Re: Calculating angle from two points
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
Math.atan2(y,x) is the function that you are looking for. to get an angle from the ramp effect's start and end points, try this: L = thisComp.layer("Layer with Ramp Effect"); p1 = L.effect("Gradient R
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Dynamic Text scaling to fit inside of a shape ?
by Joe Wood 4 weeks ago
I am trying to figure out the expressions to make a text layer automatically resize to fit inside of a shape layer or any other layer for that matter. I know this is possible as I have seen it work in
Re: Dynamic Text scaling to fit inside of a shape ?
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
to constrain the proportions, you just need to use the same value for x and y scale... if you wanted to fit to either the height or width, you could use a Math.min() function . grab sourceRect based o
Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Jeff Hinkle 4 weeks ago
Hunting for a solution to the problem of using a master text layer to drive the source text of a slave text layer and have it keep multiple formatting attributes, I came across this Adobe forum post f
Re: Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
The Q's not too bad... though Laura, Jana and ile have left.. and then there's the Sinclair thing, we'll see how that pans out. I think it's going to be really hard to do this using either a character
Change word color through expressions
by Amir Aizat 4 weeks ago
Hi, I'm trying to create a Live Text Template for Premiere Pro using After Effects. So far I've had pretty much everything done except for changing the color of a specific word using expressions. For
Re: Change word color through expressions
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
excellent. setting the default value to 0 and then breaking the condition was pretty clever. i had used else 0 in my earlier attempt, which was why it set any words prior to the last word back to the
Stop loop expression at certain time period
by Krishna Moorthy 2 months ago
I have created a looping animation using the expression, as I want only the last two keyframes to loop. Now, the solution am looking for is to stop the loop at some point of time of my choice. Am sure
Re: Stop loop expression at certain time period
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
the less-than sign was replaced by '<' when posting... I also should have added the 'else' in case there were no keyframes.... i'll try the expression with a performated tag: dur = 5; value in seco
Droste in CC - possible no-plugin solution with caveats
by John Ivy 3 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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Connect two Objects with dotted line
by Julia Hoerr 5 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 5 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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Expression: Change stroke color over time on Radio Wave Effect
by Brian Lee 5 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 5 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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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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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 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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