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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
Looking for Smooth Motion Blur Time Lapse Effect
by Rob Heller 4 days ago
Hey all, I've scoured the web trying to find how to achieve the effect that this artist has in his time-lapse drawings: https: www.youtube.com watch v=UpQlj21Sb3o&feature=youtu.be I've tried Pixel Mot
Re: Looking for Smooth Motion Blur Time Lapse Effect
by Kevin Camp 3 days ago
i wouldn't shoot time lapse at all. i'd shoot real time (and like derek says, as low a shutter speed as you can). then speed that up in after effects. this will give you more frames to work with and s
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,
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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,
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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
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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
How to Control Gradient Ramp Effect Through the Expressions..? (Check Box Control..?)
by Suniel Surya 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 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.
Replacing PSD layers en masse? / Adding groups of new layers?
by Eric Chard 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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
Dan Ebbert's counter expression -> no rounding
by Benjamin Thompson 3 months ago
Hey everyone. I don't know enough about expressions so I'm in need of your smarts. I'm making a counter timer (clock of sorts) using Dan's counter expression (http: www.motionscript.com design-guide c
Re: Dan Ebbert's counter expression -> no rounding
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
it would help to see the expression, but if there is a Math.round() function on the minutes, you'd want to change that to Math.floor() to prevent the rounding. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRC
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
Oh please! I need to change result values, 82-100 to be 0-400, simple math isn't enough
by kris alvarado 3 months ago
Ah I am dying, I've been looking all day and my eye are about to fall out. Any help and I would really appreciate it. I want to make it when I scale up a precomp it's linked to a matching drop shadow.
Re: Oh please! I need to change result values, 82-100 to be 0-400, simple math isn't enough
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
by signing the value that is in another comp to 's' it makes it easier to update you could have done it like this: linear( thisComp.layer("Brick_Icon").transform.scale 0 , 82, 100, 0, 400 ) but by def
Simple smile animation controlled by expressions (sliders)
by Tim West 3 months ago
Hi, I m looking to create a simple mouth for a character animation which is controllable via expressions - e.g. a line as the mouth which can be positioned into various states (smile, sad, open etc) w
Re: Simple smile animation controlled by expressions (sliders)
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
Here's a good tutorial to set up something very similar to what you are looking for: http: www.motionscript.com design-guide marker-sync.html Rather than a slider, it controls the animation sequences
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,
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 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
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
pseudo-tech explanation of the effect named echo and it's operators?
by Kendall Shaw 6 months ago
I am asking about the effect named echo and the echo operators and about the lesson taught in the COW tutorial about echo. I am not asking how do I achieve such and such visual result. Following the C
Re: pseudo-tech explanation of the effect named echo and it's operators?
by Kevin Camp 6 months ago
i'm not sure which echo tutorial you are following, but this one addresses some of the issues you first mention: https: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon Echo_Time video-tutorial in s
What font is this?
by Brandon Adam 7 months ago
I already tried Whatthefont numerous times but nothing exact is coming up. Any idea Thank you.
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
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 3 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 3 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 3 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 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
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


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