Off-set text along curved line by Ian Ellerby 5 days ago Hi I'm trying to off-set some text along a curved line. What I have is one curved line along which some text flows, off-set this either side of the curved line are additional lines and I'm using 'base
Re: Off-set text along curved line by Kevin Camp 3 days ago Ian Ellerby "I think I'll try and replicate the shapes in Illustrator-stroke-outline paths-copy and past paths in AE" that's definitely the route i'd take. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
cylinder inside a cylinder by Steven J Casey 6 days ago I've seen a number of posts about using CC Cylinder, but being a 2d effect I can't get it to do what I need. I'm trying to create a cylinder of photos with another larger diameter ring of text around
Re: cylinder inside a cylinder by Kevin Camp 5 days ago you could do it by splitting the text layer and sandwiching the photos cylinder between them... start with the photo layer and add cc cylinder. create your text layer and add cc cylinder to that too,
Bend object into circle aecc by Heather Hass 2 weeks ago Hello, I am trying to bend a toothbrush which is a 2d object in ae, into a complete circle bristles on the inside. When I use the polar coordinates option at about 84% is what I want it to look like,
Re: Bend object into circle aecc by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago try cc bend it. you'll need to place the start point at the center of the toothbrush and the end point at the top, then drag the bend property to see if that will work for you. if your toothbrush laye
Manual Inertia bounce by Daniel De Silva 2 weeks ago Hey guys, I've used the inertia bounce expression in ae for years now and when i came to do it manually, i just couldnt get the same effect. I understand the logic, this is how I would do it: position
Re: Manual Inertia bounce by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago since your expression is based off the velocity coming into the last keyframe, you'll need to do a little math to manually keyframe this. for starters the frequency (or cycle) is 4, so the complete mo
What is going wrong in this repeater? by Julie Mullins 2 weeks ago Hi folks! I'm trying to make a series of simple radial repeaters. Works fine for the square shapes: But when I try to do a rectangle I can't get the rotation and copies to work the way I want. It look
Re: What is going wrong in this repeater? by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago in a comp, make sure no layers are selected, then click the rectangle tool (if it's a different shape tool, click and hold the tool and select the rectangle). then draw a rectangle in the comp viewer
Moving a project by matt chapman 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Thought Bubble Trail by Michael Steinau 4 weeks ago Hi guys, I am trying to animate a thought bubble trail and I can't find out how to get it done. The Bubble itself is wiggling around and i want the trail to follow the wiggle. The bottom most ellipse
Re: Thought Bubble Trail by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago I know you said that the largest ellipse is parented to the bubble, but you example shows it distributing out with the movement (which i think is the way i'd do it). I think this would get you close.
Connect numbers on top of both bars by Igor Katrach 3 months ago Hi! I'm AE user but expressions is not my strong part, I able to do simple things only. I want to connect numbers on top of both bars. Example https: www.youtube.com watch v=mM8AFqN522U Project file:
Re: Connect numbers on top of both bars by Kevin Camp 3 months ago with the way you are set up, i would use a linear() function to interpolate between the wipe completion min max and a y-position min max. try this in the 'numbers effect fill and stroke position prope
Three checkboxes by Zura Bezhanishvili 4 months ago Hi I'm newbie here and i need some help i have a three checkboxes and i need expression which can automatically disable two of them, when one of them is turned on. Detailed: if i turn on the first che
Re: Three checkboxes by Kevin Camp 4 months ago i've had some success by adding an addition slider control and using that to hold a value that would be used to help control the checkboxes... try adding a slider to the same layer as your checkboxes,
Version 6.0 in OS 10.8 by William Gorry 5 months ago I was running AE Version 6.0 in OS 10.6.8 on an iMac 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 16 G of ram. I installed Adobe Application Manager, that said I was 'up to date'. There were more choices to download. I tho
Re: Version 6.0 in OS 10.8 by Kevin Camp 5 months ago if you are talking cs6, I can still run cs4 on yosemite. i was able to run it on mavericks too. i still occasionally have to open some older projects in cs4 due to a few things that don't render the s
Re: What font is this? by Kevin Camp 7 months ago i agree with john, i think you found your font. it's possible that they used a variation of din, that modified replaced a few characters to avoid copyright issues (i think the period decimal is differ
Move position of multiple layers? by Josh Dekay 7 months ago Hey there, newer to AE here. Silly question: I have multiple layers in a comp. All with various keyframes for various properties. How do I move them *all* up (y axis) at the same time, the same amount
Re: Move position of multiple layers? by Kevin Camp 7 months ago the easiest way is to parent them to another layer that doesn't have keyframes for position and then move that layer. try creating a new null, parent the layers that need to be moved to it and then mo
Chroma Green Paint type by Dave Case 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago ffx file a preset to help in animating sing-along-style bouncing ball animations http: f1.creativecow.net 7491 singalong-preset
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]
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 may be out by the time CS5 is purchased).
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.
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'
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
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
Re: How to get this look? by Kevin Camp 6 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
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 6 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 6 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
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 7 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 7 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
Monitors by Dan Browne 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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