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DNxHD jagged artwork
by Scott McDonnell 5 days ago
We are rendering Flash animation composited in AFX out as DNxHD as we have always done. With the latest artwork we are noticing visible at 100% jagged edges particularly on diagonals where colours mee
Re: DNxHD jagged artwork
by Kevin Camp 4 days ago
The only way I've found to fix it is to tweak the colors. It seems to be due to yuv color space and compression and it usually happens when two colors with nearly the same luminance but very different
AE4 settings
by John Nelson 6 days 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 5 days 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
Cineware unusably slow, spinning wheel between everything I do. TCP/connection problem?
by Tim Drage 1 month ago
Hi, I'm having trouble with Cineware in AE CC 2014. If i create a new Cinema 4D file in a comp, the entire program becomes unusably sluggish, spinning a pinwheel cursor for 5 to 20 seconds-ish every t
Re: Cineware unusably slow, spinning wheel between everything I do. TCP/connection problem?
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
it wasn't related to the version of yosemite, it worked fine on yosemite 10.10.1 (that was the installer i had disk imaged to a usb stick). it's an issue with the install of my current (soon to be lat
Wiggle expression on scale, but only make smaller
by Dustin Wilson 1 week ago
I'm working on a project and need to have multiple layers wiggle the scale uniformly, but only make them smaller, and not larger. I have all the layers using a slider control to animate the effect on
Re: Wiggle expression on scale, but only make smaller
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
i may be missing what you're after, but here's a file with a solid that has that wiggle expression that makes the scale only change to a smaller value: 9065_wigglenegonly.aep.zip i added a transparent
File: wiggle Scale down only
by Kevin Camp 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 1 week 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
Expression Suggestion for Adobe
by Riccardo Sinti 1 week ago
Perhaps you expression experts would agree that adobe needs to make the expression pick whip have the power to twirl down arrows to reveal properties that can be pick-whipped. Can we get this implemen
Re: Expression Suggestion for Adobe
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
I think you're asking for something like spring loaded folders, where you would drag the pick whip, hover over a layer for a second or two and then the properties would open up (twirl down) so you cou
counter with slider and percentage
by Jason Jantzen 2 years ago
I think I copied this from a post Dan made slider = effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); numDecimals = 0; commas = false; dollarSign = false; s = slider.value.toFixed(numDecimals); prefix = ""; if (s 0
Re: counter with slider and percentage
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
Try simplifying the expression to this: slider = effect("slider control")("slider"); "" + Math.floor(slider) + "%" Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
How would you achieve this effect?
by Max Hamworth 2 weeks ago
It looks advanced, although I believe they are a few paths with some distort effect on them. In this one you can see it at a lower value. How would you do it Thanks!
Re: How would you achieve this effect?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
Write-on is very easy, but limited. If you want to increase the amount (size) of movement, you'll need to decrease the frequency ( thus decreasing the speed) to get the dots to form a line. You could
Link Opacity to Y Position in Comp
by Skylar Moran 2 weeks ago
Hello! I am pretty new to expression in AE, so forgive my ignorance, but I have been combing the internet for an hour trying to find help to solve this problem and haven't had any luck. So here it goe
Re: Link Opacity to Y Position in Comp
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
the expression code box converted all the < (greater than less than signs) to < and > (html tag equivalents). i'll try pasting this as preformated text: opacityMin = 0; opacityMax = 100; fadeIn
Countdown Timer in After Effects- Trying to remove the movement of digits
by Geoff McLarty 2 weeks ago
So I've read through many of the forum posts about countdown expression. I know how to create a countdown. Right now, I'm looking to trouble shoot an issue I see with every expression I've used. When
Re: Countdown Timer in After Effects- Trying to remove the movement of digits
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
if you issue is the proportional spacing differences between numbers, then i can only think of 3 ways tp fix it. easiest: use a fixed width font (like courier) medium: you might be able to use the num
Moving a project
by matt chapman 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 to Control Gradient Ramp Effect Through the Expressions..? (Check Box Control..?)
by Suniel Surya 1 month ago
Okay... I'm Working in Local Tv Channel as a Video Editor... I'm Creating a Template for my Work.. It's Very Simple Template.. i Created a Solid and Applied 2 Gradient Ramp Effects (BG1 , BG2) ( Both
Re: How to Control Gradient Ramp Effect Through the Expressions..? (Check Box Control..?)
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
you can do this, but you don't really want to get into conditional checkbox controls... it rarely ends up well. you might consider setting the different ramp effects on different layers, then using a
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Thought Bubble Trail
by Michael Steinau 2 months 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 2 months 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.
Replacing PSD layers en masse? / Adding groups of new layers?
by Eric Chard 2 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 2 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
Would an expression be useful for swipe effect or is just a matter of setting up keyframes.
by Chris law 3 months ago
Hello, I'm trying specifically the swiping effect, (linear wipe) used here https: www.youtube.com watch v=CAsj7kDGqNU Now I know how to make the wipe effect, either masking the layer and animating the
Re: Would an expression be useful for swipe effect or is just a matter of setting up keyframes.
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
keyframe velocity is pretty much the same thing as pulling the handles around the graph editor, just doing it by editing values... if you were to do the same set-up that i mentioned earlier, up to the
How to move keyframe and some levels in the same time?
by Francesco Mari 5 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 5 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
Version 6.0 in OS 10.8
by William Gorry 6 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
Rotating 2 objects but keeping one object upright
by Graziano Guardiani 6 months ago
Hello guys! Need some help with my current project in AE. I'm animating this little 'spider' graph: I've got everything on single layers. All I want to do now is rotating the 'branches' around the cir
Re: Rotating 2 objects but keeping one object upright
by Kevin Camp 6 months ago
here's a more universal expression. v = toWorldVec( 1,0 ); radiansToDegrees(Math.atan2(v 1 ,v 0 )) it's a slight variation of dan ebberts' found here (he provides a good description of what it is doin
How Do I Vertically Scroll Without Horizontal Distortions?
by Ivan Watkins 1 year 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 1 year 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 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
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 5 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 6 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 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
Video: time blend motion trail sample
by Kevin Camp 6 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 7 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 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
How can I remove a SATA host adapter driver on my MacPro
by Ron Priest 7 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 7 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 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
Mail App emergency
by Harry Pallenberg 7 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 7 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
Group many adjustment-layers to one preset
by Dino Muhic 7 years ago
Hi, I made a Film Look I really like and which behaves exactly how I want it to on nearly all szenes or light situations. It's a mixture of different plug-ins and many other adjustment layers (Glow, M
Re: Group many adjustment-layers to one preset
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
the problem you will run into is that a preset can't create multiple layers and apply effects to them... presets can only apply a group of effects and settings to a single layer. you would need to cre
CC Composite
by Butch Golden 7 years ago
I have AE 7 but need this CS3 effect for a proj. Are there any workarounds I want to composite a slightly blurred image with an unblurred one so it "comes into focus" re: Andrew's toot on SlideShows.
Re: CC Composite
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
i believe the student version of cs3 comes with all the 'pro' perks now, for what that's worth.Kevin Camp Senior Designer KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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