Human Spine Animation in AE by Ben Lewis 3 days ago Hi, I've been asked about a job which would involve animating a graphic of a human spine and wondered if anyone could suggest a plugin that might help with the rigging physics as it should move natura
Re: Human Spine Animation in AE by Kevin Camp 2 days ago if your not going for the realism in the example, and would settle for a simple bending of a spine layer, cc bend it can very easily bend a layer which could mimic the behavior of a spine. you can eas
Horizontal bars sliding transition effects by Shyam Thampi 2 weeks ago Hi, Trying to re create a transition effect used in the Adidas ad below. https: vimeo.com 134966392 The effect happens at 00:02 and also at 00:55. Face transitioning. I tried making this effect as a b
Custom Text Box (Creating a Text Portrait) by Blake Davis 4 weeks ago Hello! I would like to create a custom text portrait so that I can have my text animate in to a custom shape reveal. I know how to do this in Photoshop, but can't find any sort of tutorial for After E
How to create this opening sequence? by Soham Jani 1 month ago Is there a way to re-create the opening of this video, from where the jet fuel of the plane turns into the video http: youtu.be SDe1xi4tGUA "It 's all around us Neo, temporary constructs of time.....
Re: How to create this opening sequence? by Kevin Camp 1 month ago if you're talking about the 4 or 5 second mark where the shot shatters like glass, then I think you could try the shatter effect, setting the shape pattern to glass to get started with. and then cc pi
Link Color of Anything to Solid's Color by Kiryla Chilko 2 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 2 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
Custom noise field by Paul Rijkaard 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Crisp image pixelated in AE by Jon Simpson 6 months ago I have a useable image I have brought into AE where it is horribly pixelated. I have not seen this before, what am I missing I am in full res mode with no effects or cameras. croppercapture25.png squa
Re: Crisp image pixelated in AE by Kevin Camp 6 months ago if you have a victory layer(s) in the pre-comp that have 'continuously rasterize' enabled (the little sun-like icon in the timelines' s layer switches, next to shy layers option), then you'll also nee
How to edit like this video? by Benjamin Mahootchi 8 months ago Hello. I wonder, how can i edit like this video With the color correction and... even the slow motion Also. How do they do the night to day thing And how do they slow mo but the sky moves fast Thank y
Re: How to edit like this video? by Kevin Camp 8 months ago you can do slow-motion by shooting at a high frame rate and then lower the playback frame rate you could, for example shoot 60fps, then take that clip into ae, right-click the clip in the project wind
AE4 settings by John Nelson 10 months 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 10 months 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
File: wiggle Scale down only by Kevin Camp 10 months 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
Using Cineware effectively by Mike Pindara 10 months 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 10 months 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
Moving a project by matt chapman 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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
Chroma Green Paint type by Dave Case 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago ffx file a preset to help in animating sing-along-style bouncing ball animations https: 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 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.
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'
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 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
Re: How to get this look? by Kevin Camp 7 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 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 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
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