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Mark Santella

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January 4th 2005
42 Posts
Unable to Drag Assets into After Effects CS6
by Mark Santella 7 years ago
I have looked all around, but I am unable to find a solution to my problem. Any help would be appreciated. I cannot drag any sort of asset into after effects project panel.
Re: Unable to Drag Assets into After Effects CS6
by Mark Santella 7 years ago
Thanks John for the suggestion. Unfortunately it did not do the trick. I will keep trying.
CS6 And Proanimator Issues
by Mark Santella 8 years ago
I realize After Effects CS6 was just released, but it appears there is an issue with render previews. I thankfully still have cs5.5 and everything works fine. Can you let me know if this is an isolate
Re: CS6 And Proanimator Issues
by Mark Santella 8 years ago
OK that worked. I actually did an uninstall and just copied shortcuts from cs5.5. It seems to be working that way. Thanks. Please advise Matt of this. Also thank Matt for his prompt response.
Can You Animate Z Scale in ProAnimator Like In Invigorator?
by Mark Santella 8 years ago
I know how to do that in invigorator, but can't figure it out in proanimator. Thanks.
Re: Can You Animate Z Scale in ProAnimator Like In Invigorator?
by Edward Wu 8 years ago
Hi Mark, Yes, you can animate the Z Scale in the Animation Controls panel. Go to the ending Pose, and increase the Z Scale value and you will be able to animate the Z Scale similar to 3D Invigorator P
Animating Depth (on text) in ProAnimator?
by Mark Santella 8 years ago
I haven't figured this out. I know it can be done in invigorator. Any help would be appreciated. I want to change the size of the depth over time of text. Thanks so much.
Re: Animating Depth (on text) in ProAnimator?
by Edward Wu 8 years ago
Hi Mark, To do this, increase the Scale Z value in the Animation Controls for the ending Pose and the text will change in depth over time. Hope this helps, if you have any questions, just let me know.
pI3/pIR update for Windows (IMPORTANT)
by Alan Lorence 9 years ago
I've just put the 3.0.4.2 pI3 and 3.0.7.1 pIRender (Windows only) updates back into the AutoUpdate info. If anybody has problems installing these updates, or if you need to activate after updating, pl
Re: pI3/pIR update for Windows (IMPORTANT)
by Mark Santella 9 years ago
Yep it bombed!!!Make PI3 inoperable. Went to get new activation code and that doesn't work either. Please advise. Pretty frustrated right now. Geez
BCC 7 In AE Shatter Effect
by Mark Santella 9 years ago
I want to drop down a bcc extruded text (stone) have it hit the ground and only crack slightly. I've been playing around with the settings, but can't seem to get the effect I would like. A few cracks
Re: BCC 7 In AE Shatter Effect
by Mark Santella 9 years ago
thank you
Null Controller and 3d Text in BCC 7
by Mark Santella 10 years ago
Confused. I set up a 3d Null controller of a BCC 3d text (kept it as 2d layer). Pickwhipped the rotation from BCC text layer to 3d Null Controller to enable expressions. When I click on the controller
Re: Null Controller and 3d Text in BCC 7
by Mark Santella 9 years ago
Thank you. I have figured it out. Great product. I was unable to fully open Dirk's Webinar Media Files in AECS5. It will only load to 79% I have a Quadro FX 1500 Graphics Card, Windows 7 64 bit. Any i
3d Serpentine and AECS5
by Mark Santella 10 years ago
Does Serpentine work in CS5 or is there an update coming soon.
Re: 3d Serpentine and AECS5
by Edward Wu 10 years ago
Hi Jake, I checked your records and you will be eligible for the free upgrades when we release our updates. Best, Edward
Proanimator Heart Outline Looks Crimped
by Mark Santella 10 years ago
Made a heart path (outline) in AI3 and imported into Proanimator. I can't make the edges of the heart smooth. Am I doing something wrong. I have used heart bevels and tried everything I can think of..
Re: Proanimator Heart Outline Looks Crimped
by Edward Wu 10 years ago
Hi Mark, Be sure that the edges of the Illustrator file is smooth. If there are too many unnecessary anchor points, the edges may be rough. Also, be sure you are using a low value (such as 0.5 or lowe
Creating Ice Surface like in NBC Olympics
by Mark Santella 10 years ago
I love the look of the reflective ice that NBC has done for the Winter Olympics. I have some ideas how to get started, but sure would appreciate the help. Thanks in advance for your time.
Re: Creating Ice Surface like in NBC Olympics
by Michael Szalapski 10 years ago
There's also Reflector from Zaxwerks. It's not free, but it works with AE's 3d space really well and is quite amazing. You might also check out this tutorial for some ice ideas. A quick google search
Windows 7 Ultimate and Boris Continuum 6 in AECS3
by Mark Santella 10 years ago
Just upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and Boris 3d objects crashes After Effects. All other Continuum functions work fine. Quad Core, Quadro FX 1500 (latest drivers). Thanks for any insight on thi
Re: Windows 7 Ultimate and Boris Continuum 6 in AECS4
by Matt Mullen 10 years ago
E-mail those details to support@borisfx.com and they should be able to take care of you.
Video Preview Unavailable on Sony Vegas 9 64 bit While importing video
by Mark Santella 11 years ago
Video preview is unavailable while importing video on both Vegas 8.1 and Vegas 9 64 bit versions. Is this an issue that will ever be resolved I run Vista Business 64. Seems like a poor workflow if I a
Re: Video Preview Unavailable on Sony Vegas 9 64 bit While importing video
by Rob Baker 10 years ago
I downloaded Sony's Vegas Movie Studio HD 9.0 Trial (32 bit version since there is no 64 bit version) and the video preview works. I might just use this for now since there is NOTHING on the Sony site
Object Animation Question
by Mark Santella 11 years ago
I have imported an illustrator file (heart with text in the middle). The heart is an ai path and the text are outlines. I import everything fine and add materials to the text and the heart separately
Re: Object Animation Question
by Edward Wu 11 years ago
Hi Mark, If you are using ProAnimator, you can move objects to the same object track by going into "Track Commands" and selecting "Move Selected Objects to Track" command. Once you move the heart and
BCCAE6 Composition Question
by Mark Santella 11 years ago
Thanks in advance for your help. I am trying to map bccae63d text to and 3depsextrusion (both in boris). The letters sit on top and in the middle of a heart. I have pickwhipped both the heart and the
Re: BCCAE6 Composition Question
by peter mcauley 11 years ago
Well you're going about it the right way, which is pickwhipping the 3D objects to a null and then using the null to control the 3D camera move. You need to make sure that you are pickwhipping the righ
accumulating snow on 3d text with AE Continuum 5 or 6
by Mark Santella 11 years ago
Not quite sure how to have snow accumulate on 3d text created by aecontinuum6. Any help would be appreciated.
Re: accumulating snow on 3d text with AE Continuum 5 or 6
by peter mcauley 11 years ago
Hi, To have the BCC Snow accumulate you'll need a surface on which the snow can stick to, which in this case is the 3D Text. You don't necessarily need to apply the filter to this layer but it has to
Video Render Stutters on Velocity Ramp Slowdowns
by Mark Santella 11 years ago
My video renders stutter on the first few frames of any video clip that I use a velocity envelope on...particularly when I slow them down. I have: *turned off all start up items * have vegas pro 8.0 c
Re: Video Render Stutters on Velocity Ramp Slowdowns
by Steve Rhoden 11 years ago
That then seems as though you are slowing them down too much, which is what would lead to stutter. Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader) Creative Arts Director and Film Maker. Portfolio at: www.youtube.com henty
Rendering Size Problems in Particle Illusion 3.0...latest version
by Mark Santella 11 years ago
I watched the video and believe I am doing everything right, but no matter what size I set I keep getting an output of 720 X 480. I want 1280 X 720 and set that in the project settings each time. Any
Re: Rendering Size Problems in Particle Illusion 3.0...latest version
by Alan Lorence 11 years ago
1) maximize pIllusion app window using standard titlebar "maximize" button 2) Make sure your stage window zoom is set to 100% 3) make sure your current project's stage is 1280 x 720 (check the width a
Can You Import Adobe After Effects Comps into Vegas 8?
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
Read this in a review, but not sure if it is accurate. If it is possible could you please steer me in the right direction so I can try it. Thanks so much in advance.
Re: Can You Import Adobe After Effects Comps into Vegas 8?
by rosh kadri 12 years ago
no you cant. you have to render your movie file before importing into vegas. You can use AAF to go from AE to Vegas, but that wouldnt make sense since effects motion tracking etc. would not come in.
Creating a Sunburst Effect
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
I would like to create a rotating sunburst effect (like jib jab or ninja warrior) in After Effects. Could you give me a hand. I also have photoshop and illustrator. Thanks so much for your help.
Re: Creating a Sunburst Effect - sample maybe?
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
http: www.designertoday.com Tutorials Illustrator 3049 Creating.a.Sunburst.Background.Adobe.Illustrator.CS2.Tutorial.aspx The picture is at the bottom of this tutorial...thanks so much
Zaxwerks Reflector...Just Not Getting It
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
I own proanimator and 3d flag and have little problem with them. I have read the documentation on zaxwerks reflector and am still confused. Can someone walk me through or point me to a tutuorial on ho
Re: Zaxwerks Reflector...Just Not Getting It
by Romir Baptista 12 years ago
Please post me a sample project that uses PA and Reflector along with some steps that I used to create it. I am having some difficulty in using it in AEffects CS3. Thanks, Romir romrek@xtra.co.nz
Volleyball/Baseball/GolfBall Texture for spheres
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
Can I map a sphere with a texture similar to a volleyball or other ball that looks 3d I know how to in Zaxwerks, but does Red support such a thing. Thanks for your help.
Re: Volleyball/Baseball/GolfBall Texture for spheres
by peter mcauley 12 years ago
Hi, The trick to achieving this effect is to create a 3D Sphere track, then add this to a 3D Container track. When you move the SPhere into the Container, the Sphere then has a new tab titled Bump Map
Rotating Volleyball from Invigomany
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
I am trying to get a volleyball to rotate (for a lower third animation)like the earth does in invigorator 4+.I want in to rotate like 10 times during 20 seconds. I am using After Effect CS3 as well. I
Re: Rotating Volleyball from Invigomany
by Serge Hamad 12 years ago
Hey FeelTheLove, Please shoot me an e-mail: (serge at nyc-visual dot com) I would be pleased to help you. I already have a project for you and will add all the needed explanations. Salut. Serge. "Invi
3.02 update issue.
by David Ruby 12 years ago
Hello everyone. After downloading and installing the new update, I am trying to load in a dv avi file to use. What I get is this message, "The framerate of this movie is 29.97, not 30.00... but will s
Re: 3.02 update issue.
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
Thanks Alan...that did the trick. Everything is working fine now.
PI Demo 3.2 Crashes when loading DV Footage
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
I own PI 3.0 and can load my DV footage without any issue, but the new demo won't let me load any DV footage without crashing. Is this a codec issue Thanks for your help. Let me know if you need more
Re: PI Demo 3.2 Crashes when loading DV Footage
by Alan Lorence 12 years ago
We've found that if you have the Panasonic DV codec installed, 3.0.2 will crash when loading DV AVIs. So the answer (for now) is to remove the Panasonic DV codec either using a tool like Codec Sniper,
Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Invigorator
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
What version of invigorator proanimator must you have to import from Adobe Illustrator CS3 Thanks for your help. By the way I love invigomany!!!
Re: Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Invigorator
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
Thanks Jon...that did the trick.
Borix Red 4.0 3d Type in After Effects CS3?
by Mark Santella 13 years ago
Please let me know if Boris Red 4.0 can work in After Effects CS3. I am particularly interested in using the titling part. If not, suggestions for another plug in would be appreciated. Thanks very muc
Re: Borix Red 4.0 3d Type in After Effects CS3?
by Mark Santella 13 years ago
I installed using the 844 X install option and everything appears to be working. Thanks for your help. I am a happy RED user again. I assume I should remove the premiere plugins stashed inside of Afte
Heart(s) emitter
by Mark Santella 13 years ago
Maybe I missed it or there isn't one. Is there a heart emitter. Thanks in advance for your help
Re: Heart(s) emitter
by Mark Santella 13 years ago
thank you very much elvis and razors...this was just what I was looking for.
Alpha Output in Windows
by Mark Santella 13 years ago
I am trying to output a simple emitter with an alpha channel to be used in Sony Vegas. When outputting the check alpha channel box does not permit me to check it. In Vegas I have tried most everything
Re: Alpha Output in Windows
by Elvis Deane 13 years ago
From the FAQ: Can I save an AVI with an alpha channel No. particleIllusion (SE and 3.0 versions) does not support 32 bit AVIs. To create an alpha channel in your final output, render to a sequence of
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