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Mac Quicktime Audio Importing incorrectly
by Alex Udell 6 days ago
Hi... I have Quicktimes as ProRes with AAC audio. When I import into After Effects, the audio is half the duration of the video and it's basically skipping chunks and mushing the remainder together. T
Re: Mac Quicktime Audio Importing incorrectly
by Kevin Camp 2 days ago
If playback is fine in qt on the bad machine, it might be an issue with adobe's qt agent that handles the 64 bit to 32 bit conversion... Is there any difference if the clip is local vs network Or is t
How to make eye tear ?
by Mahmood Al-Shafai 1 week ago
Is there anyway to make some tears come out of someone's eyes
Re: How to make eye tear ?
by Kevin Camp 6 days ago
cc glue gun might work for you... add cc glue gun to the footage layer, and then add cc composite. set cc composite to composite original 'behind' and uncheck the RGB only option. this will put the fo
Problem with visual refresh rate on MAC Pro 2013 (specs included)
by Justin Maloney 7 days ago
Hey there, so one of our work stations is having a real tough time with visual refresh rates. Basically you make a change or move the playhead and AE takes upwards of a minute before showing the chang
Re: Problem with visual refresh rate on MAC Pro 2013 (specs included)
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
that's a hard one to troubleshoot... have tried running activity monitor and watching that when you see these hangs, and compare what you see there with what you see on another mac you can sort the pr
Best way to pulse/wave a grid of squares?
by kit webster 7 days ago
I am looking for ways to create waves effects of a grid of white squares. I want the animation to shift across the grid in waves, tilting in 3d, pulsing, inverting, flipping, falling, extruding, minim
Re: Best way to pulse/wave a grid of squares?
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
card dance can do some of this. when you apply it to a layer, it will cut it up into a grid of 3d 'cards'. you can then use 'gradient layers' to manipulate position, rotation and scale. you can use wa
Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
by Rafael Braz 2 weeks ago
Hello there! I've been recording some timelapse videos using a gopro spining on itself. It's like 30 mins per turn. Note: it's a timelapse made by videos not photos. I tested some blurry effects and t
Re: Alternatives/Similar techniques to obtain "CC Wide Time" effect look
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
you shouldn't need to ram preview prior to rendering... you might try selecting edit purge all memory and cache prior to rendering. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Is it possible to control animetion by sound levels?
by adi arusi 2 weeks ago
hey all Is it possible to control animetion by sound levels for example: I want the animation to start after the presenter stops talking... But the presenter footage changes every day and the duration
Re: Is it possible to control animetion by sound levels?
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
yes, you could trigger the animation when the audio levels drop bellow a set level, you'd need to first cover the audio levels to key frames (select footage layer, then animation keyframe assistant co
Roughen Edges alternative effect?
by Dustin Parsons 2 weeks ago
I have a bunch of 3D layers that I've applied the Roughen Edges effect to parented to a moving null and just realized that the roughen edges effect is not static during movement (the edge looks like i
Re: Roughen Edges alternative effect?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
I assume that the layers have 'continuously rasterize' enabled or they are text layers (text layers have that option always enabled)... since your layers are parented, you probably just need to use th
After Effects Numeric Fields as a Calculator
by William Saviola 2 weeks ago
Since version 2015.3 the calculator when used in numerical fields does not work. Why have adobe removed this function. Does anyone know
Re: After Effects Numeric Fields as a Calculator
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
I have noticed the same issue (Ae 13.8, OS X 10.11.5). It's seems to be specifically the size attribute (comp size or solid size). layer attributes, like position, scale etc, behave normally. I did tr
Using sampleImage to drive CG render passes
by Joel Gerlach 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
random jump cut with variable length cross-dissolves
by dan swan 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 months ago
dan beat me.... Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
File: wiggle Scale down only
by Kevin Camp 1 year 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
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 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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File: Building the Worlds Greatest Cameraman CS4 Update
by Kevin Camp 5 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
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 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 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
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
Slo Mo 24PN in FCP
by Michael Colin 8 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 8 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 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
How do I move multiple layers from one canvas to another??
by Michael Pierre 9 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 9 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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