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Expression to autospeed typing
by Paul Hicks 1 day ago
Hi everybody. I need some help. I'm doing lots of typing on text lines, all with different lengths character counts. Does someone know an expression to enable automatic typing on speed to match the am
Re: Expression to autospeed typing
by Kevin Camp 12 hours ago
here's an expression for the offset property of a text animator: rate = 20 ; n = text.sourceText.length ; d = time * rate ; if ( n d ) d else n remember to set the units to index (in the advanced prop
Looking for a way to seamlessly loop a diagonal layer
by Ernest Rosado 2 days ago
Hi everyone, I've drawn a line in a shape layer and added a zigzag modifier to it: Now I'd like to move that line in a diagonal across the screen, but have it be seamlessly looping, so it springs back
Re: Looking for a way to seamlessly loop a diagonal layer
by Kevin Camp 2 days ago
i would remove the current keyframes, then duplicate the shape layer and maybe change the color of the duplicate line (you'll use the duplicate as a reference to line up the original line, so having i
using a layer's visibility in an if/then expression on another layer
by mel ruiz 3 days ago
What I'm trying to do is include an if statement in a position expression that is looking up the visibility of a layer. So that if a layer is hidden (with the "eye" turned off) then the position will
Re: using a layer's visibility in an if/then expression on another layer
by Kevin Camp 3 days ago
the attribute you are looking for is 'active'. try this: target = thisComp.layer("My Layer") ; p1 = 100, 100 ; p2 = 100, 400 ; if ( target.active == true ) p1 else p2 ; Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, K
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Opacity semi-random issue
by Trevor Navarre 4 days ago
I have a displacement map I would like to flicker on and off randomly, however I would like it to be off more that on and only be on a few times rather than a majority. Here's what I came up with : ra
Re: Opacity semi-random issue
by Kevin Camp 3 days ago
you could try using posterizeTime() to have a new random value generated every 8 frames (instead of every frame): hold = 8 ; value in frames fps = 1 thisComp.frameDuration hold ; posterizeTime( fps )
Is it possible to change the saturation using the curves adjustment?
by David Adler 4 days ago
I'm curious if this is possible, and if yes, how to do it. How to change the saturation of an image video by only using the Curves effect
Re: Is it possible to change the saturation using the curves adjustment?
by Kevin Camp 4 days ago
use a channel combiner sandwich... add the channel combiner effect to a layer. by default it's set to cover the footage from RGB to HLS (hue, lightness, saturation) and the image looks crazy... duplic
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"Correct" way to use blending when working linear?
by Maria Smith 4 days ago
I know that you shouldn't use Screen to remove black backgrounds when working linear since Screen isn't physically correct anymore when working linearly. Which blending-modes should I use when working
Re: "Correct" way to use blending when working linear?
by Kevin Camp 4 days ago
removing white or black backgrounds is quite easy in Ae without using blending modes. it's so easy i wish i could do it in photoshop too. to remove black, add the channel combiner effect and set the '
Realtime keyframing?
by Luke Swain 10 years ago
Is it possible to play the animation, and add keyframes to the timeline without everything coming a halt I'm basically trying to sync video effects with audio hits, manually. Thanks for any all replie
Re: Realtime keyframing?
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
yes, you should be able to add markers as you play through the timeline by hitting the asterisk key on the numbers pad. if you have a layer selected, it will add markers to the layer, if you don't hav
Basically Gradient along stroke
by Ted Low 1 week ago
Hi All, I know this is not possible in the strictess sense of the title but I'm trying to achieve something similar to the image. I want to be able to change the length of opacity gradient the ring to
Re: Basically Gradient along stroke
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
try the circle effect and set the edge property to 'thickness' to make a ring. then add the radial wipe effect. make sure the both effects have the same center position value, and then scrub the radia
Need To Create Video Mosaic Resulting In Object To Animate
by Tye Zaharia 2 weeks ago
So I am attempting to use various videos from a company to create a mosaic that is shaped like a joint, or shaped like rolling paper to be animated into a joint, and then burnt down quickly. FYI, the
Re: Need To Create Video Mosaic Resulting In Object To Animate
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
you can use ae for the video grid. it sounds like you have a pretty good start on that... creating separate comps that will hold the video and then arranging those in a grid in another comp. you can d
After effects animation with dots
by Holly Smith 2 weeks ago
I have an animation with dots brought in from illustrator I m unable to create the dots individually or with a repeater witching after effects because of brand reasons. How would I go about animating
Re: After effects animation with dots
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
you mentioned having the animate along the x-axis but varying the timings. so what you could do is select all the dots, type 'p' to reveal the position properties, then slide the time indicator to a p
AE Composition Preset: File Size/Dimension
by Deem Why 2 weeks ago
I am very new to AE. When making a new composition, i don't understand know what "Preset" (i.e. NTSC DV, HDTV 1080 29.97 & all the other presets etc) I should use when starting. I am from the print wo
Re: AE Composition Preset: File Size/Dimension
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
it a lot like print... if you add is a full page ad, then you have dimensions and resolution for that specific ad. If you have a billboard, the same applies. so which preset you choose is based on wha
How to make smooth camera movements without stops between keyframe?
by Nicolas Chausson 2 weeks ago
Hello, I look for a tutorial or a way to make a smooth camera movement in AE. I got a camera that I want it to go from an A point to a B point with a deceleration at the approach of B, but not a stop
Re: How to make smooth camera movements without stops between keyframe?
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
you can also edit the keyframe velocity... right-click the keyframe and choose keyframe velocity. if the key frame was an easy-ease keyfrmare, in the window that opens, you'll see the speed coming in
Changing X-scale based on position.
by Kerr Scott 3 weeks ago
Hi there, I'm looking for a way to change just the Y scale based on the position or distance from a certain point. For example as an object moves further away from the anchor point of another object i
Re: Changing X-scale based on position.
by Kevin Camp 3 weeks ago
try this: target = thisComp.layer("Null 1"); change this to the layer you want to target mul = .001; change this to effect how much change in scale d = length( position, target.position ); xScale = mu
Change layer visibility via Essential Graphics
by Matthias Schwarz 2 months ago
Hello, this is my first post here so be kind if I do a mistake. I m planning to dive deeper into expression controlled Essential Graphics-Template for Premiere CC. Recently I found a very interesting
Re: Change layer visibility via Essential Graphics
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
you'll have to have the expression on each layer that you want to be controlled by the slider. however there is an easy way to do that. select a layer that has the expression and type 't' on the keybo
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Scripting: Generate varying height rectangles based on checkbox controls?
by Shahid Raza 3 months ago
I'd like to build myself a piano roll generator script in After Effects. Here's what I am trying to achieve (mocked up in Photoshop): I have 2 layers for left right hands (left hand displays blue colo
Re: Scripting: Generate varying height rectangles based on checkbox controls?
by Kevin Camp 3 months ago
nice job! Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Droste in CC - possible no-plugin solution with caveats
by John Ivy 10 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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Kevin Camp liked this 10 months ago
Connect two Objects with dotted line
by Julia Hoerr 12 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 12 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 11 months ago
Expression: Change stroke color over time on Radio Wave Effect
by Brian Lee 12 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 12 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 12 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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