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Kirk Smith

Member Since:
September 15th 2008
47 Posts
Ctrl+Click alpha channel selecting black pixels instead of white
by Kirk Smith 8 years ago
I'm not sure what changed, I don't remember changing anything in Preferences, but for some reason now when I ctrl+click an alpha channel's thumbnail, the selection is inverted from what it should be.
Extract complex image from a solid-colored background
by Kirk Smith 8 years ago
I'm trying to render a complex image and remove the background, which is a solid color (RGB 127, 127 127). The image is a screenshot taken from the preview window of a game tool, so I know that the ba
Re: Extract complex image from a solid-colored background
by Kirk Smith 8 years ago
Sorry for the double post, it wouldn't let me edit. I figured this out. The answer was the Background Eraser tool, with a huge brush size (enough to cover the entire image with one click, I set it to
Expand bounding box without resizing artwork
by Kirk Smith 8 years ago
I've got a raster illustration that I'm trying to live trace into vector artwork. Illustrator is doing a really good job of tracing it, but unfortunately there's something I can't seem to overcome. Th
Re: Expand bounding box without resizing artwork
by Kirk Smith 8 years ago
I can't really explain it more than I have, so here's an example picture: You see how the rounded edge from the raster image gets cut off by the live trace tool, because that rounded edge is touching
Render to Dolby Digital Pro AC-3
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
Everytime I try to render to dolby digital pro ac-3, it doesn't work. It says that I need DVD Architect installed, but I have it installed. I am using the most recent version of Vegas (9.0 e), and the
Re: Render to Dolby Digital Pro AC-3
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
It doesn't ask for any key, it just comes up with the message saying that I have to install DVD Architect Pro in order to use that render format.
5.1 audio in Encore for BluRay
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
I'm trying to create a bluray disk with some 720p cutscenes from a game. I have the video and audio, and I can render the video in the right format using AE, but I'm having issues with the audio. Each
Re: 5.1 audio in Encore for BluRay
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
So Quicktime Pro (which, for the record, IS a different software,) won't do it. Vegas is supposed to be able to, but it says I have to install DVD Architect...which I have installed. Why won't Vegas l
5.1 audio BluRay in Sony DVD Architect 5
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
I'm trying to create a bluray disk with some 720p cutscenes from a game. I have the video and audio, and I can render the video in the right format using AE, but I'm having issues with the audio. Each
30p motion graphics to 23.976p
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
I have some 3D animations that were rendered at 30p (actually technically 30.03p, for some reason.) They are all in 720p HD and I'm trying to make a BluRay out of them. The video is cutscenes from a g
Re: 30p motion graphics to 23.976p
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
Won't the footage be slowed down still by going from 30 fps to 29.97fps I know that for short scenes it will be nigh imperceptible, but won't the audio go out of sync eventually for longer comps I'm o
Batch conversion with conditions
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
I have a folder full of videos of various different formats and resolutions. I provide these videos for download from my site (they are my creation or free-use.) I'm adding a mobile section to my site
Re: Batch conversion with conditions
by Michael Rampe 9 years ago
I have recently been working on a shell script that detects size and aspect ratio amongst other things. This example might give you some ideas of writing your own shell script. Basically, 1. perform a
CS5: Unable to allocate # MB of memory...
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
I'm trying to use Soundkeys to create a particle animation, but I keep running into this error. I'm using After Effects CS5 and I have 8GB of RAM installed, 6.5 of which is allocated to After Effects.
Re: CS5: Unable to allocate # MB of memory...
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
There is a nifty feature built right into the plugin that allows you to either use the Comp framerate, or specify your own.
Multiple audio tracks, how to select which one
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
I'm trying to convert a DVD (that I own!) to put it on my Droid for a flight. I can get the .VOB files to open in After Effects CS5 if I rename the extension to MPG, but it's playing with what sounds
Re: Multiple audio tracks, how to select which one
by Kirk Smith 9 years ago
Well a VOB is a Video OBject, it's similar to an AVI in that it can contain multiple audio, video, and subtitle tracks within the single file. With DVD's the VOB's are split to be less than 1 GB (they
Exporting Hinted Movies for streaming
by Kirk Smith 10 years ago
I just set up Quicktime Streaming on my server and I want to render some test movies to try it out (and to learn how to do it for real when the time comes.) Problem is, I've read that I have to hint t
Re: Exporting Hinted Movies for streaming
by Kirk Smith 10 years ago
By FCP studio do you mean Final Cut Pro If so then I have to stop you there, I'm on Windows.
8.1 not opening any file formats
by Kirk Smith 10 years ago
I've been using Vegas for years and I've just recently started having this issue. It doesn't matter of I reinstall Vegas or reinstall Windows, eventually it starts happening again. Basically, I'm just
Re: 8.1 not opening any file formats
by John Rofrano 10 years ago
I agree this should not be happening. I would completely uninstall and re-install Vegas Pro 8.1. Something is definitely not right. jr www.johnrofrano.comwww.vasst.com
Surround project putting center channel audio through left-front speaker...
by Kirk Smith 10 years ago
Yeah, I really can't explain what's going on here. I just recently got my 5.1 working again on my computer (had to reinstall Windows and couldn't remember how I'd done it last time), but now in Vegas
Re: Surround project putting center channel audio through left-front speaker...
by James Magda 10 years ago
I was having this same issue and discovered this solution: In Sony Vegas, go to Options-- Preferences Audio Device tab. Vegas probably has you set to Microsoft Sound Mapper (or maybe even Windows Clas
Creating a 5.1 file?
by Kirk Smith 10 years ago
Hey, I have a quick (hopefully) question. I have 4 audio files that together make up 6 channels of audio. There are 2 stereo files that contain front left and right channels, and rear left and right c
Re: Creating a 5.1 file?
by Kirk Smith 10 years ago
Ok, thank you very much. I just wasn't sure if the compression was going to cause a loss of quality, but if it's what I should be using then I guess I will! Thanks for the help!
A few questions about different things
by Kirk Smith 10 years ago
I have multiple questions here, and I'm a little dissapointed. I typed up this big long post with details about everything I wanted and I hit preview post instead of post direct, and I thought it got
If anyone can help me animate this, I'll love you forever
by Kirk Smith 11 years ago
Like the title says, I want to animate this, with full dynamics and collision...the works. This took me the better part of a few hours to figure everything out. The frame is made from a spline, the p
Re: If anyone can help me animate this, I'll love you forever
by Kirk Smith 11 years ago
Could I not just use the real physics in the Rigid Body Dynamics Would that work I don't know if C4D is advanced enough to transfer the energy like a real Newton's Cradle works, though. If it does, th
Cutting a shape out of an object using a spline
by Kirk Smith 11 years ago
Hi, I have been trying to figure this out for a while now and I just can't. I am making an intro vid for a group of people I play video games with online and I really have a good idea about what I'd l
Re: Cutting a shape out of an object using a spline
by Kirk Smith 11 years ago
Hey, I figured it out. Funny I've been trying this for weeks now and I finally decided to ask for help and I figure it out. I just created the 2 plines, placed them where I wanted them, made them edit
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