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Expression for letters to fade out randomly
by Emma Bayat 1 day ago
So Dan Ebberts kindly posted some code for letters to appear randomly by adding an opacity animator and setting the value to 0. Then adding an expression selector and deleting the range selector. Foll
Re: Expression for letters to fade out randomly
by Kevin Camp 16 hours ago
i think you can probably do this without an expression.... add an animator for opacity to the text layer and set the opacity property of that animator to 0. twirl down range selector and then advanced
Having issues with trying to corner pin track a window that goes off frame.
by Jack Long 19 hours ago
Hello, I'm trying to convert a day shot to night. There is a window that goes out of frame that I would like to composite some blinds onto because there is a reflection. I'm having difficulty doing th
Re: Having issues with trying to corner pin track a window that goes off frame.
by Kevin Camp 16 hours ago
sorry, that tutorial may not be working anymore (it wouldn't load for me, but could be a plugin issue). this may be helpful: http: www.imagineersystems.com blog how-to-track-a-screen-in-mocha Kevin Ca
Particular kind of video, Too Long render time
by Driss Devadip 1 week ago
Hi Creative Cow community, I am new and glad to be able to speak with you. I am also new to video-making and I feel I am hitting a wall, so I humbly ask for your wisdom concerning this issue: I try to
Re: Particular kind of video, Too Long render time
by Kevin Camp 6 days ago
Driss Devadip "Error at line 0 in property "Stroke Width" of layer 12 ("Untitled-1 Outlines 60) in comp 'Pre-Comp16'. Invalid Numeric Result (Divide by zero )." that's the divide by zero error that i
Is there a max width render in afx in El Capitan?
by Nick Jones 1 week ago
Having trouble with a large 19000x40 sized comp (for sports stadium), it won't render in after effects. It 'looks' like it's rendering, but the resulting QT mov file is black. What could be some of th
Re: Is there a max width render in afx in El Capitan?
by Kevin Camp 6 days ago
i'm not sure what codec you rendered too, but what if you bring the render file back into ae, can you see the video there or, possibly vlc or another viewer... quicktime now seems to try and convert m
Wiggle Y loop
by Warren Aspeling 7 days ago
I'm trying to get an vertical bar to seamlessly loop on the y axis, I have this expression but it's just not working properly. Any help would be appreciated! freq = 2; amp = 150; w = wiggle (freq ,amp
Re: Wiggle Y loop
by Kevin Camp 7 days ago
got it, try this: freq = 2; amp = 150; startFrame = framesToTime( 20 ); stopFrame = framesToTime( 200 ); easeOver = framesToTime( 20 ); w = wiggle( freq, amp ); if( time >= startFrame && ti
How to create a BILLION effects like this
by Michael Cassidy 1 week ago
Hi There, I'm looking at doing a project where I can create multiple (Millions, even billions) of the same file playing at the same time i.e. something like this: https: www.youtube.com watch v=wLthw2
Re: How to create a BILLION effects like this
by Kevin Camp 1 week ago
motion tile would likely work for this. adjusting the tile width and height properties will 'replicate' the image footage. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Character animation (Falling down + hitting the ground)
by Julia Olivier 2 weeks ago
Hi! This is my first post here, and I'm in need of some help. I'm currently following a motion design course in uni and we have to create an animated short. I'm kinda stuck on how to continue. My prob
Re: Character animation (Falling down + hitting the ground)
by Kevin Camp 2 weeks ago
look at some tutorials on using the puppet tool and creating an ik (inverse kinematics) rig in after effects to see some techniques for doing character animations in ae. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ,
sourceRectAtTime() update when keyframing the text source ?
by Matthieu Foulet 4 weeks ago
Hi everyone, I am using the sourceRectAtTime() expression to create a box around a text layer like this : par=thisComp.layer("TEXT"); rect = par.sourceRectAtTime(time,false); padding=thisComp.layer("C
Re: sourceRectAtTime() update when keyframing the text source ?
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
it should update as the source text changes. Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
Tell if a value is positive or negative without IF statement.
by Marc Rühl 4 weeks ago
I'm trying to determine if my value is positive or negative. Of course I could easily do an IF ELSE statement, but I need this expression to work on 400 layers simultaneously and IF ELSE has proven to
Re: Tell if a value is positive or negative without IF statement.
by Kevin Camp 4 weeks ago
PosNeg = normalize(value); wouldn't give an error with 0, but would return NaN ('not a number'). maybe try and catch.... try { PosNeg = Math.abs(value) value; } catch (err) { 0; } Kevin Camp Art Direc
Droste in CC - possible no-plugin solution with caveats
by John Ivy 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago
How to fill a line graph
by Menno Wisselink 1 month ago
Hello cows! Got this simple graph, the shapes and lines are generated using the ConnectLayers script. Might be good to add: Every line is a separate layer. My question; Is there any way to fill the sp
Re: How to fill a line graph
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
the easy way is to simply use the pen tool to make a shape layer or a mask on another layer that is the shape that you need. I'm not familiar with the script that you are using, but if it connects all
Random numbers for each layer
by Topher Blair 1 month ago
Hi, I'm trying to have many layers all rotating at random speeds, between time*20 and time*40, around a single point. I need to be able to tell each layer to pick a random number between 20 and 40 and
Re: Random numbers for each layer
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
you can use seedRandom() to set the random seed, and also make it 'timeless' (so it doesn't keep generating random numbers). try this: seedRandom( index, timeless = true ); rate = random( 20, 40 ); ti
HEX or RGB to HSL calculator
by Paul Connors 1 month ago
Hi Guys Does anyone know of a formula or resource for getting the After Effects friendly HSL value for a color For example, I have a hex value of FBD142...what's the best way of finding out the HSL co
Re: HEX or RGB to HSL calculator
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
i don't know of an easy way to convert hex to RGB color (it would be nice to have a hexToRgb() function....). since you can enter hex values in the color picker, could you have several color controls
Spreeder like Text Generator
by Nimrod Zin 1 month ago
Hi, I'm trying to create a Spreeder effect from a text paragraph. It should shoot the words and keep them centered, and if possible fit them to a certain text box. Ideally I want to be able to use mar
Re: Spreeder like Text Generator
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
try this: txt = text.sourceText; words = txt.split(' '); n = 0; if ( marker.numKeys > 0 ) { n = marker.nearestKey( time ).index; if ( marker.key( n ).time > time ) { n--; } } if ( n == 0 ) { "";
Paint strokes like in this video
by Bruce Nuffer 1 month ago
I am looking to emulate the paint stroke effect like in this video (https: www.youtube.com watch v=R2QM6-yhl68&t=4s). I am wondering if perhaps Motion is the right tool for this rather than After Effe
Re: Paint strokes like in this video
by Kevin Camp 1 month ago
The way I'd try it, I' have my line art in either photoshop or illustrator (illustrator if possible), and then do the colorizing on separate layer within that app. import those files as comps to get c
How to Apply specific values to a Slider Control
by Melvin Rodriguez 2 months ago
I'm trying to have a Slider Control to scrub trough a specific list of values. This is the list of values: 0.7 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.8 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.6 6.7 8.0 9.5 11 13 16 19 22 27 32 38 45 54 64
Re: How to Apply specific values to a Slider Control
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
Yes in both cases, but I would build your list of values as an array in the text layer, then use the slider to recall values from the array. v = effect('Slider Control')('Slider'); myArray = '0.7', '1
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Create Graphical Bow Waves
by Simon Moser 2 months ago
Helllo Everyone! I would like to create a simple graphic bow wave behind an object in AE. Since i'm not familiar with Java or anything in the world of scripting i hope to find an answer here. My Idea
Re: Create Graphical Bow Waves
by Kevin Camp 2 months ago
the radio waves effect is capable of creative something similar to the first 2 examples (the radiating circles ellipses). by default it will make the circular form, but you can use a mask of any shape
Connect two Objects with dotted line
by Julia Hoerr 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
Expression: Change stroke color over time on Radio Wave Effect
by Brian Lee 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
Quicktime previews wrong dimensions for video...?
by Brett Fullam 5 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 5 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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Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Still on CS4? You want to fix that?
Kevin Camp 6 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 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.
Kevin Camp 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 10 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 10 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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