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Objects filling box
by Neil Whiteside 5 days ago
Hey there, Does anyone know or link me to a tutorial of how to create the effect shown below in after effects. I'd like to re-create the shapes filling the box. Thanks
Re: Objects filling box
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
likely used newton: http: www.motionboutique.com newton Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Randomly dispersed text characters that animate into a solid word.
by Jim Hopper 6 days ago
OK so I hope I can describe this clearly. I have a sentence of text that I want all the individual letters to be randomly dispersed with 0 opacity. The letters will slowly fade in as they come togethe
Re: Randomly dispersed text characters that animate into a solid word.
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
pretty easy with a text animator... I'll start with position: twirl down the text options for the text layer that you want to animate, click the arrow button next to the the word 'animate' and choose
Maintaining stroke widths within a 3d enabled precomp regardless of camera position.
by Sam Burrough 6 days ago
I am working on a 2d animation project which requires that all the line art stoke widths remain at 1px at all times. I can use Dan Ebberts' amazing expression to maintain stroke widths for shape layer
Re: Maintaining stroke widths within a 3d enabled precomp regardless of camera position.
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
Sam Burrough "d = length (thisComp.layer("Camera 1").toWorld( 0,0,0 ),toWorld(anchorPoint));" in that line of your expression, try changing thisComp to the comp("NAME OF COMP WITH CAMERA"), where you
2 Random numbers - even and odd seconds
by Karel Hejkal 6 days ago
Hello, I am fairly new to Expressions as I do animate mostly with the graphic only. I would like to ask you for a help. What I try to do us something like rolling random numbers, similar to car odomet
Re: 2 Random numbers - even and odd seconds
by Kevin Camp 5 days ago
i've pretty much learned everything i know about expression from reading posts on this site (and asking a few questions), and from motionsript.com and from jjgifford.com expressions basics index.html
IF / ELSE scale expression
by Neto Dal Bon 7 days ago
Hello Guys! I got two layers in a composition BARGRAPH and SHAPE10 I am making the BARGRAPH grow from 0% to 100% on the y-axis (scale) over different amounts of time. As it grows, I want some shapes t
Re: IF / ELSE scale expression
by Kevin Camp 6 days ago
you would need to have a way to determine what time the bargraph layer's y-scale hits 10%. if you used 2 linear keyframes for the bargraph scale animation, you can calculate the time it would reach 10
Skewing text box
by Hoze Motiwala 1 week ago
Hey Guys, I was trying to skew a few elements in AE. I managed to skew objects using the transform effect easily, however I couldn't use the same for a text box. I need the text box to skew not the fo
Re: Skewing text box
by Kevin Camp 6 days ago
i'm not sure how many lines you have, but i think this could work for several lines... type the most lines that you think you wound need into a text layer. twirl down the text layer properties, click
whats the best way to learn how to use expressions?
by Assaf Goldlust 1 week ago
i came to the conclusion that i should learn how to use it expression in a more theroughl metter. what would be the best to do it should i start buy learning in javascript or save the time. and learn
Re: whats the best way to learn how to use expressions?
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
when i first started learning expressions i also found this site helpful (in addition to motion script): http: www.jjgifford.com expressions basics index.html the java syntax has evolved since those p
Text Wrap like a picture in Word?
by Travis Tessmer 1 week ago
Hi! So, I've got a question that's a little hard to explain, so I'll try my best. Does anyone know how to make text in after effects wrap around an image, sort of how you can do it in Microsoft Word,
Re: Text Wrap like a picture in Word?
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
you could have them paste text into a word template that you've set up, export a pdf that could overwrite the file that you have in ae.... probably not the greatest workflow. if you trust them to be a
Photo montage/collage
by Daniel Hetherington 1 week ago
I was looking at this today: https: www.youtube.com watch v=ba-ACBOhQtI And noticed a lot of these floating around the circuit using various techniques. I am not willing to spend 20 dollars to dissect
Re: Photo montage/collage
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
Daniel Hetherington "wondering how one would add that many images into one scene without using a plugin" likely drag and drop... you could prep all the images in a single photoshop file and either ex
Need advice on creating blurred country borders
by Vlajko Kokorajko 2 weeks ago
I'm doing an animated history video in After Effects and I'd like the country borders to look like in the picture (drawn in Photoshop, using various blurred brush sizes). Can that be done in After Eff
Re: Need advice on creating blurred country borders
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
there's also layer layer styles inner glow. inner glow (and the other layer styles) are available in both PS and AE. just create or import the shape of the country, then apply the layer style. in this
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Roughen edges creates plain color extended areas
by alex ezorsky 2 months ago
Does anyone else notice that when applying roughen edges to a layer in the "roughen" mode you often get areas painted in a solid color rather than the image you're roughening This also happens when ro
Re: Roughen edges creates plain color extended areas
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
adding cc composite after the roughen edges effect will likely get the original image texture back. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Text counteracting camera move by 1/2 speed?
by Navarro Parker 3 months ago
A camera is zooming through Z-space as a series of text panels go by. The client has requested the text stay up longer (but other elements in 3D space moving normally). What kind of expression could p
Re: Text counteracting camera move by 1/2 speed?
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
maybe something like this: cam = thisComp.layer("Camera 1"); value + 0, 0, cam.position 2 2 you could also just animate the z-positions of the text layers. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Move slider control with expressions
by Roy Metni 3 months ago
Is there anyway to move a slider control from 0% to 100% with expression instead of keyframes
Re: Move slider control with expressions
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
simply typing time into the expression field for the slider will change the value from 0 to 100 over 100 seconds... typing time * 10 will make it go 10 times faster (0 to 100 in 1seconds). if you have
Calculating angle from two points
by Navarro Parker 3 months ago
As everyone knows, using the ol' Gradient Ramp effect gives you two point controls for the start and end of your ramp. I need to use a different gradient effect that only has one point control and an
Re: Calculating angle from two points
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
Math.atan2(y,x) is the function that you are looking for. to get an angle from the ramp effect's start and end points, try this: L = thisComp.layer("Layer with Ramp Effect"); p1 = L.effect("Gradient R
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Dynamic Text scaling to fit inside of a shape ?
by Joe Wood 3 months ago
I am trying to figure out the expressions to make a text layer automatically resize to fit inside of a shape layer or any other layer for that matter. I know this is possible as I have seen it work in
Re: Dynamic Text scaling to fit inside of a shape ?
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
to constrain the proportions, you just need to use the same value for x and y scale... if you wanted to fit to either the height or width, you could use a Math.min() function . grab sourceRect based o
Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Jeff Hinkle 3 months ago
Hunting for a solution to the problem of using a master text layer to drive the source text of a slave text layer and have it keep multiple formatting attributes, I came across this Adobe forum post f
Re: Expression selectors to maintain multiple text formatting
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
The Q's not too bad... though Laura, Jana and ile have left.. and then there's the Sinclair thing, we'll see how that pans out. I think it's going to be really hard to do this using either a character
Droste in CC - possible no-plugin solution with caveats
by John Ivy 5 months ago
I was looking to do a Droste effect in CC, and was disheartened to see that the best solution is no longer an option without spending money, and then I had a bit of a flash this morning, and figured o
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Connect two Objects with dotted line
by Julia Hoerr 7 months ago
Hi, I know this topic has been discussed a few times before, but I couldn't find the right solution for my project. So maybe someone can help me with new ideas. I have two objects and I want them to b
Re: Connect two Objects with dotted line
by Blaise Douros 7 months ago
For example: https: youtu.be MKBO-H9EK24 t=23 At 23 seconds. PS, this is a hunting video, so don't watch to the end if you're squeamish about hunting. No blood but some people get really bent out of s
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Kevin Camp liked this 7 months ago
Expression: Change stroke color over time on Radio Wave Effect
by Brian Lee 7 months ago
Hi Everyone, I'm attempting to simulate radio waves emanating from a radio tower and want the stroke color of each wave to start in red and then change to grey over its lifetime. Is there an expressio
Re: Expression: Change stroke color over time on Radio Wave Effect
by Emre Anil 7 months ago
create a layer under your Radio Waves layer with a Gradient Ramp Effect from red to green (starting point should be at the RW's center) and set it's track matte to Radio Wave's alpha..
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Kevin Camp liked this 7 months ago
Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Brett Fullam 6 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 6 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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Kevin Camp liked this 6 years ago
Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
Still on CS4? You want to fix that?
Kevin Camp 7 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 7 years ago
also, my desk number here is 6741353 if that makes it easier
Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
I'll stop by this week, probably Friday.
Kevin Camp 7 years ago
sounds good, thanks again.
LHe sync issues, all of a sudden
by David Jahns 8 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
stop email notification for new posts
by Kevin Camp 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 11 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 11 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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