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Kevin Olmsted

Member Since:
August 2nd 2007
26 Posts
Issues Keyframing The "Time*" Expression
by Kevin Olmsted 11 months ago
Hello all, I'm a longtime, pretty experienced AE user, but when it comes to expressions, I mostly use the basics. I use the time* expression a lot mostly to automate things and make my life easier. Od
Re: Issues Keyframing The "Time*" Expression
by Kevin Olmsted 11 months ago
That worked! Thanks so much, Dan!
Trying to move multiple precomps along single animated path/line
by Kevin Olmsted 1 year ago
Hello all, I have a composition that is an animation that resolves to a company logo and - among other things - features a line of dots that follow a path starting from offscreen and move to their fin
Re: Trying to move multiple precomps along single animated path/line
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 1 year ago
I think you'll be better off copying and pasting the basic motion path and adjusting them manually, since the objects are going to end up in different final locations. Kalleheikki Kannisto Senior Grap
Duplicating a group of Comps & PreComps
by Kevin Olmsted 2 years ago
Hello all, I have an After Effects project that is a 2 second news interstitial that is essentially a transition that has text flying within it. I did not create this project, it was sent by corporate
Re: Duplicating a group of Comps & PreComps
by Kevin Olmsted 2 years ago
Thanks for the recommendation. I've been referred to aescripts.com on more than one occasion for various things, but have never pulled the trigger on anything. Might have to soon.
Need Tutorial With Graphic Look/Technique In Illustrator
by Kevin Olmsted 3 years ago
Hello all, I am a somewhat experienced Illustrator user, but by no means an expert. 90% of what I know about any given Adobe product is self taught over the last 15 years. I mostly use Illustrator for
Re: Need Tutorial With Graphic Look/Technique In Illustrator
by Vincent Rosati 3 years ago
I'd say they started with perfect shapes at the beginning and the end - The circle core and the straight line extending out to the right side. Then, yes, hand drawing the joining path. Just use the mi
After Effects Star Mask Not Looking Right
by Kevin Olmsted 3 years ago
Hello all, I am working in a project that requires a lot of star masks... some for Element 3D Custom Masks and some for other graphic elements. While working in the project, as happens on a frustratin
Re: After Effects Star Mask Not Looking Right
by Jeff Hinkle 3 years ago
Had this happen to me a couple times. Draw a star with the tool, nice and big. Then hold Cmd Ctl and drag back towards the center, but not all the way. You'll see your inner radius start to "fatten up
joining or pickwhipping objects?
by Kevin Olmsted 3 years ago
Hello all, I have a 3D model of a bank vault. It has a large circular door and one of those "two-part" hinges... one hinge connected to the wall and the other side connected to the door. The door, hin
Re: joining or pickwhipping objects?
by Alex Dow 3 years ago
Hi Kevin, What Zaxwerks product are you using Whichever plug-in you use, all of these objects will need to be inside the same instance of the plug-in. 3D Invigorator PRO uses object sets and 3D ProAni
I've Lost My Keyframes And They Won't Show Up
by Kevin Olmsted 4 years ago
Hello All, I'm working on a new AE project... I've set up a series of comps with everything placed where I want it. Then I get to animating... and I can't see any of my keyframes or motion paths in th
Re: I've Lost My Keyframes And They Won't Show Up
by Kevin Olmsted 4 years ago
Thanks for that... I'd tried that one as well. I actually just found the answer, strange that I've never come across this in 10+ years of AE use... I had three looping movie clips and I was animating
Snapping To Sheared Edges?
by Kevin Olmsted 4 years ago
Hello All, I'm not an Illustrator expert, but I'd say I'm an experienced user. Primarily for designing logos, branding and prepping vector files for 3D. I'm designing a logo and am running into an iss
Re: Snapping To Sheared Edges?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 years ago
You can copy the slanted shape, paste it into the same place and turn it to guides. You can then snap the circle to the guide. Although the success of this approach depends on where you grab the circl
layers not changing or responding in composition
by Kevin Olmsted 5 years ago
Hello all, I'm running AE CC 2014 on an older Mac running OS 10.7.5 (can't wait for that new computer to show up!) and am encountering a frustrating problem for the first time. Relatively simple comp.
Re: layers not changing or responding in composition
by Kevin Olmsted 5 years ago
Good point, but unfortunately for me right now, a moot one. New hardware is arriving within a month or so, but until then I need to rectify the problem using other means. Any suggestions
light refraction effect
by Kevin Olmsted 6 years ago
Hello all! I'm the Design Director of a news station that's looking to move to a new graphics package in the next 14-16 months. Per management's request, I've been looking at design houses to hire for
Motion Tile and 'time' on one axis
by Kevin Olmsted 7 years ago
Hello all! I have an image that I want to scroll vertically in a comp. I also want it to 'loop' topp-and-bottom so I figured applying Motion Tile and moving the vertical amount of the 'center' paramet
Re: Motion Tile and 'time' on one axis
by Kevin Olmsted 7 years ago
That did the trick! Thanks so much!
Kerning settings in PS
by Kevin Olmsted 9 years ago
Hi guys, I'm definitely an 'amateur-pro' PS user... I hope this isn't too much of a 'newbie' question. I create a lot of text in PS, and am familiar with two main methods of kerning- the 'option+arrow
Re: Kerning settings in PS
by Scott Roberts 9 years ago
I've noticed that, for the most, the default setting is usually too much. So I just adjust it the type palette manually if necessary. I don't think you can change the default. And, I don't know if tha
Zaxwerks 5 Crashorama
by Kevin Olmsted 9 years ago
Hello all! I'm a longtime Zaxwerks user lover with an infuriating problem... I'm running Invigorator Pro 5.0.5 in After Effects CS5 on an iMac 3.2Ghz i3 with 4Gb RAM running OSX 10.6.6. Zax is crashin
Re: Zaxwerks 5 Crashorama
by Zax Dow 9 years ago
Hey Kevin, We discovered a problem with the Info Area where typing numbers was causing crashes under certain circumstances. This would affect Position Rotation, Scale or Pivot Point values. This is no
time expression for one parameter?
by Kevin Olmsted 11 years ago
Hello all, I've applied Motion Tile to a square road texture so as to create a long endless road to nowhere. I've done this before; I simply keyframe the Tile Center parameter for the time I need the
Re: time expression for one parameter?
by Tommy Dimmel 5 years ago
Just picking up on this thread now, 6 years later. Thank you for this expression! Worked wonders!
wiggle effect on only one axis of movement...
by Kevin Olmsted 12 years ago
Hello, I'm an AE semi-pro but definitely an expressions newbie... I'm animating some grass waving in the breeze. It's a background element so I just applied the corner pin effect to it (a psd) and I w
Re: wiggle effect on only one axis of movement...
by Kevin Olmsted 12 years ago
Thanks so much! That link should prove useful for lots of my expressions learning... Kev
mirrored expressions values?
by Kevin Olmsted 13 years ago
I am a comfortable After Effects user just getting into expressions so I don't know a lot of the scripting yet. Here's my problem... I am compositing fairy wings onto an actress for a friend's short f
Re: mirrored expressions values?
by Kevin Olmsted 13 years ago
Thanks guys, for the help and the recommendations! The advice you gave worked perfectly (I needed to add the 180 to my expression. I will be heading to the links shortly! Again, thanks! I learn someth
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