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Michael Lansdell

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Change default to not save in subfolder
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
Ever since I updated to CC2014, the default output always saves in a subfolder, even if it is only a video (as opposed to an image sequence.) I'm aware that I can simply uncheck "save in subfolder" bu
Re: Change default to not save in subfolder
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
Saving in a subfolder can be controlled by the output template. If your default is "Comp Folder and Name" then you will get the behavior you are describing. If you change the default to Comp Name (cli
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Michael Lansdell liked this 2 years ago
Error when pick-whipping properties across comps: "After Effects warning: layer named '...' is missing or does not exist. It may have been renamed, moved, or deleted, or the name may have been mistyped. A property expression referencing it
by Michael Lansdell 2 years ago
I'm picking whipping some properties of a few layers across comps, so I can have a pre-comp update to match my main comp so I can use it as an obscuration layer for filters to reference. Not that shou
Re: Error when pick-whipping properties across comps: "After Effects warning: layer named '...' is missing or does not exist. It may have been renamed, moved, or deleted, or the name may have been mistyped. A property expression referencing
by Michael Lansdell 2 years ago
It also won't pick-whip the Element 3D variables. Probably should have mentioned that! I made the pre-comp by duplicating the main comp, if that might have any impact
Not hearing offline reference clip audio in color page
by Michael Lansdell 2 years ago
Any ideas why this might be It's very annoying! If you need more info please say. Many thanks, Michael
Re: Not hearing offline reference clip audio in color page
by Marc Wielage 2 years ago
I generally only use the Offline Reference feature for picture, not sound. If I needed to hear the sound, then what I would do is pull out the WAV file from within the Reference image as a separate fi
Repairing Scratch and Dust in old film Update
by Dave Babb 3 years ago
I am restoring a collection of videos I have using Adobe Premier Pro, and found one feature sadly lacking, lacking as in no NLE editor I have found (short of the cost of a 747) has a really good one.
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Michael Lansdell liked this 2 years ago
Is it possible to use Materials within Shaders?
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
Hi, I'm (still!) trying to get my head around the terrain shader in Cinema 4D R14. I've had great success getting nice results using jpeg textures I've made to separate grass and stone on terrains, bu
Re: Is it possible to use Materials within Shaders?
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 years ago
Not sure why you're having a problem using the terrain shader in the alpha channel. Should work fine. Example: 9184_terrainshaderstackedmats.c4d.zip
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Michael Lansdell liked this 3 years ago
Modeling cereal grains
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
Hullo, I've been looking for 3D models of cereal grains online, to use in a motion graphics project. Unfortunately I can't find any, I've looked on Turbosquid, google searched... But no luck! We do ha
Re: Modeling cereal grains
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
Hi Adam, Yes, of course, I should have thought of that! I want to be able to make a pile of grains something like this: Thanks for your time! M
Collapse transformations causes position offset of clone brush strokes and freeze framed layers
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
I'm doing some de-rig work on an animation, shot at around 4K on DSLRs, but delivered to me at something more like 2K, and eventually being delivered at HD. Occasionally the editor will decide to crop
Re: Collapse transformations causes position offset of clone brush strokes and freeze framed layers
by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago
Sorry, but clone brush won't respond to Collapse Transformations. You could use it on a precomped layer that wouldn't require use of Collapse Transformations. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS
Premiere sequence timecode in audio units... How do I change it to 'normal' timecode?
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
Probably easiest to show a screenshot, please see attached. What I would like is it to in the style of 00:00:00:00, which I'm sure it is normally... Any ideas MUCH appreciated! Michael Lansdell Online
Re: Premiere sequence timecode in audio units... How do I change it to 'normal' timecode?
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
Great, thanks!
Texturing large scale terrains
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
I've been wanting to get DemEarth for Cinema 4D, to make maps, etc for our output. However, as none of the satellite aerial texture data is licensed (which is not a criticism of the plugin in anyway,
Re: Texturing large scale terrains
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 years ago
If you want to do it procedurally you can use the Effects Terrain Mask shader to place different colors textures according to height and or slope. You use the shader inside of a Layer Shader. Here's a
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Michael Lansdell liked this 3 years ago
Scale texture detail to preserve memory?
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
Is it possible to scale texture resolution to preserve memory I have a sphere textured with 32 21600x21600 textures, tiled to make a complete surface - but obviously trying to render this is a problem
.dds File assembly
by Glenn Tak 10 years ago
I found some great Satellite files of the earth but they are in .dds format. I am on a Mac and can use Graphics converter to convert the .dds to tiffs or targas. However, the really hi rez files that
Re: .dds File assembly
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
Did you ever find a solution What was your source I'm assembling the TrueMarble 250m .png tileset in C4D at the minute, but I can't find a specular map that even comes close to the resolution that isn
Tile 6 textures to a sphere
by Michael Lansdell 3 years ago
I had a quick search of this forum and there have been a lot of questions about modelling a realistic earth model, and there are a lot of tutorials out there, yet still I have a question... What I can
Re: Tile 6 textures to a sphere
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 years ago
The way to go about it would be to assemble the eight individual tiles into a single gigantic texture (4 columns x 2 rows). Then it would automatically map to the default sphere primitive. NASA actual
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Michael Lansdell liked this 3 years ago
Combining masks for element 3D extrusion
by Matt McGrath 4 years ago
Hi All, I'm working on a simplified world map image that is constructed of rounded rectangles that I created in photoshop, I'd like to select the image and extrude it in Element 3D. I've tried recreat
Re: Combining masks for element 3D extrusion
by Michael Lansdell 4 years ago
I'm having the same problem, did you ever solve this Thanks!
HSL Luma Ranges incorrect for removing colour casts on most video in Avid Symphony?
by Michael Lansdell 4 years ago
I'm probably opening myself up to a lot of criticism with this, but... I find the HSL Luma Ranges incorrect for removing colour casts on most video in Avid Symphony. I don't normally do colour correct
Kona 3 and Premiere Pro output
by Naveen Mallikarjuna 5 years ago
I'm running Premiere Pro CC 7.1.0 (141) on my Mac Pro OS X 10.7.5 with an AJA Kona 3. Kona drivers are 10.4.7. When I play a clip in Premiere, the video plays out of the Kona fine to an external monit
Re: Kona 3 and Premiere Pro output
by Michael Lansdell 4 years ago
Have you played out to tape from Premiere Pro CC using a Kona 3 I've a tight deadline project in it very soon and usually work in FCP Symphony... Would be good to get a heads up on any potential issue
Kona 3 and Premiere Pro output
by Naveen Mallikarjuna 5 years ago
I'm running Premiere Pro CC 7.1.0 (141) on my Mac Pro OS X 10.7.5 with an AJA Kona 3. Kona drivers are 10.4.7. When I play a clip in Premiere, the video plays out of the Kona fine to an external monit
Re: Kona 3 and Premiere Pro output
by Naveen Mallikarjuna 5 years ago
I called AJA support. Forgot how good it is and that they take care things fast. Here was their solution, which worked perfectly: Audio Setting in Premiere Pro CC for Kona 3: 1. Go to Premiere Pro Pre
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Michael Lansdell liked this 4 years ago
Blur in behavior doesn't transition off smoothly.
by Michael Lansdell 6 years ago
I've not really used Motion before, but currently I'm trying to correct some captions that I've been provided. The Blur In behavior has been used to bring the captions on, but at the end of the transi
Re: Blur in behavior doesn't transition off smoothly.
by Steve Pankow 5 years ago
Sorry to add onto an old thread, but I thought this might help others in the future. I had a similar situation using the Glow Through behavior in Motion 4 where the glow pops off at the end. I went in
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Michael Lansdell liked this 4 years ago
Blue colour shift when using Avid FX
by Michael Lansdell 4 years ago
I've been supplied with some animated astons by a graphics house, with the intention of resizing and using a screen composite to overlay them with the footage. Normally easy (although the first time I
Replace With After Effects Composition doesn't take media across to After Effects
by Michael Lansdell 6 years ago
Hi, I'm trialing software at the moment as I obviously can't hang on to FCP for much longer. Being an After Effects user for a long time I'd love Premiere to work out well for us, and lot's of stuff I
Re: Replace With After Effects Composition doesn't take media across to After Effects
by Alex Udell 6 years ago
Something is going on.... I have used fine in the past...but I just interacted on a thread with someone last week that was experiencing the same issue.... as a work around... once you create the AE Pr
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Michael Lansdell liked this 5 years ago
AlphaWorks like plugin for Mac?
by Michael Lansdell 5 years ago
Hi, I've been searching desperately online for a way to do this, but the only thing I've found is the PC only AlphaWorks. I would like to be able to save the transparency effects of blend modes like S
CC Particle World changes in CS5
by vlad cohen 8 years ago
Hi I don't know if I'm just going blind, but the "Options" link seems to have disappeared from CC Particle World in After Effects CS5, along with a few other things, like the scrubbers. Does anyone kn
Re: CC Particle World changes in CS5
by Michael Lansdell 5 years ago
I've just upgraded to CS6 from CS4, and now find that I can't set the comp camera as my particle world camera, any ideas Thanks!
Squashed output to 16:9 broadcast monitor from AJA Kona 3/CS6
by Michael Lansdell 6 years ago
I'm testing Premiere CS6 as a possible replacement for FCP for the company I work at, and am struggling a bit with my monitoring of both video and audio. The major problem is the video, for whatever r
Re: Squashed output to 16:9 broadcast monitor from AJA Kona 3/CS6
by Tero Ahlfors 6 years ago
Michael Lansdell "but I only get playback of my first 4 audio channels" Have you checked out the audio routing preferences in Premiere
Find clips in sequence
by Michael Lansdell 6 years ago
Hi, I'm trialling Premiere Pro as a possible replacement for FCP, in particular for finishing edits. A feature of FCP that I find incredibly useful is the ability to use cmd + F to search for either t
Re: Find clips in sequence
by Jon Barrie 6 years ago
Hi Michael, I know exactly what you are wanting to do. Pr doesn't have that specific feature (to find clips by name in the timeline itself). How we do go about it in Pr is to find the clip in the Proj
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Michael Lansdell liked this 6 years ago
Tracking within ConnectFX
by Michael Lansdell 6 years ago
Hi, I'm coming to Smoke from an FCP and After Effects background, and whilst it's early days, I like it! It's point tracker in particular is great, much better than the one in AE, and mostly very easy
Re: Tracking within ConnectFX
by Ken LaRue 6 years ago
Hi Michael, As Brian wrote, the tracking tools in CFX are available in multiple places in CFX depending on what you are trying to achieve. You can use the 2D Transform tool which has the same tracking
Smoke 2013- a good professional color corrector or not?
by Curtis Schmidt 6 years ago
I run a post facility and am trying to figure out where to spend my money. We do a lot of color correction and want to get more serious about it. I love everything that smoke 2013 offers and I love th
Re: Smoke 2013- a good professional color corrector or not?
by Michael Lansdell 6 years ago
Hi Brian, You post came up whilst searching for this - and I'm sure I won't be the only one scratching their heads about it this - but how do you track within the ConnectFX view of Smoke I can track o
Use an EDL to conform a sequence ratehr than a tape into DS?
by Michael Lansdell 6 years ago
Hi, Long time since I've asked a question on here, but making the switch from FCP to Avid and finding myself a complete beginner again! Is it possible to use an EDL referencing a tape to conform an ex
Learning FXScript, any pointers?
by Michael Lansdell 6 years ago
Hi, I want to learn FXScript, with the intention of making a specific plugin. I'm aware of the website http: www.fxscriptreference.org , and it seems like it would be an excellent resource for those w
Re: Learning FXScript, any pointers?
by Steve Eisen 6 years ago
Go to the Factory, FXFactory that is. http: www.noiseindustries.com. With the Pro version, you have access to manipulate and create your own FX. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chic
Layback HDV to tape using a Sony Z7, tips please?
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Is it even possible I've been helping a charity who help children from immigrant and minority backgrounds make films, both drama and documentary on subjects that affect them (for instance, we've enabl
Re: Layback HDV to tape using a Sony Z7, tips please?
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Is ProRes HQ not lossy then My understanding is that ProRes 422 444 are Intermediate codecs, and therefore lossy Believe it or not, this is the first time I've had to work with HD material!
Saving After Effects CS4 as CS3
by Leen Jaspers 9 years ago
Hello, this might be a stupid question but is it possible to save CS4 project as a CS3 project. Or can i export something that i can open in After Effects CS3 Thanks!! Leen
Re: Saving After Effects CS4 as CS3
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
This is extremely hopeful, but... Has anyone had any success doing this with CS5 to CS4 I tried the copy and paste method but it didn't work. Cheers, M
Wire Removal in CS4
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Could someone point me to a guide on using the built in wire removal plugin in CS4 The Frame Offset doesn't seem to work as I'd like imagine... Thanks!
Re: Wire Removal in CS4
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Although the help projects there don't really help much, it was just an example of how to use the displace setting, and what I'm trying to work out is the frame displace. Interesting to know about tho
Animating multiple lines moving across a map.
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Hi, I need to animate lines across a map to show changing troop positions, and I was having real trouble geting nice smooth lines and movements until I found this excellent tutorial by Angie Taylor: h
Re: Animating multiple lines moving across a map.
by adam taylor 7 years ago
i'm assuming you are beginning your arrow animation at a zero % keyframe so why not start with a 1% keyframe and use opacity to bring the arrow into vision That way your arrow should already be aligne
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Michael Lansdell liked this 7 years ago
Why does Write-on sometimes give curved lines, and sometimes give straight lines?
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Not much more to this than the subject, why does Write-on sometimes give curved lines, and sometimes give straight lines It's annoying! Michael Lansdell Online Offline Editor My system: 2 x 3 GHz Quad
Re: Why does Write-on sometimes give curved lines, and sometimes give straight lines?
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
It seems to be that if you set some keyframes and then make the middle ones 'rove across time' that the next lot you put in go straight. Weird, but work-around-able! Thanks
When to use 'Color Smoothing'
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
I mostly work with SD Pal programmes. I've often wondered about the filters 'Color Smoothing - 4:2:2' and 'Color Smoothing - 4:1:1'. What are these for
Re: When to use 'Color Smoothing'
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Thanks, I've always done that keying in After Effects so guess I've never needed to know that! Michael Lansdell Online Offline Editor My system: 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5GB DDR2 RAM 512MB ATI R
auto orientate arrow problem
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
I've also posted this in the previous question I put up, as it's related, but have put it in a new thread too as I was talking to myself there! Hope that's okay... In case some one reads this thread w
Re: auto orientate arrow problem
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
I have no idea why I haven't done it that way... I've been having a slow day... :os Will try it when I'm back in work tomorrow, thanks!
Using an audio EDL to recover a timeline
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Hi, it's been awhile since I've had to post a question up here, but I'm pulling my hair out and you guys always come through :o) I have a bunch of audio only EDLs for a series made by the company I wo
Re: Using an audio EDL to recover a timeline
by Michael Lansdell 7 years ago
Thanks for your help guys! I actually kept fiddling after posting this, and remembered that you can turn off "use clip settings" when capturing, so I used that to pull in all the clip data and then we
Pan smoothing in post
by Michael Lansdell 8 years ago
I know that this should really be done by having the proper kit in the first place when out filming, but I'm the editor, not the cameraman. So, what I want to know is, is there software available (a p
Re: Pan smoothing in post
by Andy Mees 8 years ago
Within Final Cut Pro there is Smoothcam for taking the wobble out of shots ... personally I find ProDAD's "Mercali" solution to be far more capable, and it includes optimizations for dealing with taki
Control x, y and z space of an object indenpendently of each other with expressions?
by Michael Lansdell 8 years ago
Nothing is working for me today... I also want to control x,y and z space depending on different parameters. I'm trying to link x and y to left and right channels to get object to appear in 2D space a
Re: Control x, y and z space of an object indenpendently of each other with expressions?
by Michael Lansdell 8 years ago
Thanks, I've put this on hold for now, but will have another look when I get back to it. Thank you for taking the time to help Dan, I've found your website incredibly useful so many times by the way!
How to make expressions only work within certain parameters?
by Michael Lansdell 8 years ago
I hope my subject line makes sense to people, I can only think how to explain by example. I want to use some keyframes generated by some audio to drive an after effects comp, but I only want to use th
Re: How to make expressions only work within certain parameters?
by Michael Lansdell 8 years ago
Thanks, that was really useful :o) Michael Lansdell Online Offline Editor My system: 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5GB DDR2 RAM 512MB ATI Radeon X1900 XT OS X 10.4.11 Final Cut Pro 6.0.4 After Effect
Custom brushes seem to have slowed down Photoshop start, eek!
by Michael Lansdell 8 years ago
Is this normal I downloaded some interesting brushes the other day, installed them all into Photoshop and had a good play with them, but ever since the snappy 20 second start up time has become a coup
Re: Custom brushes seem to have slowed down Photoshop start, eek!
by James Grear 8 years ago
you can easily delete the custom brushes by going into the brush preset manager, right click on the brush that you want to delete and click on delete. You can also reset your brushes by clicking the m
Decklink HD Extreme to DVW-A500 channel condition problems.
by Michael Lansdell 8 years ago
I've been delivering tapes to broadcasters for three years with my current set up and NEVER had this problem. But now I seem to have played out a bunch of tapes with channel condition flashes all over
Re: Decklink HD Extreme to DVW-A500 channel condition problems.
by Michael Lansdell 8 years ago
The fix is don't use a machine with drum hours approaching 8,000... Ooops! Michael Lansdell Online Offline Editor My system: 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5GB DDR2 RAM 512MB ATI Radeon X1900 XT OS X
lip sync advice?
by Michael Lansdell 9 years ago
Hi, I'll be animating a ten second sting in Flash 8, which is fitting sound from an actuality recording. Is there anyway to set up Flash to auto lip sync to the sound Or does anyone have any good hint
Re: lip sync advice?
by Justin Putney 8 years ago
Hi Michael, I know this is an old post, but I will be releasing a tool for Flash Professional (CS3 & above) that will auto lip sync right on the Timeline. I wanted to share this information in case an
Dan Ebberts Light Fall Off expression problem...
by Michael Lansdell 9 years ago
decay = .005; noFalloff = 200; L = thisComp.layer("Light 1"); d = length(L.transform.position,transform.position); if (d < noFalloff){ value; }else{ value Math.exp((d - noFalloff)*decay); } I want
Re: Dan Ebberts Light Fall Off expression problem...
by Michael Lansdell 9 years ago
That worked perfectly, thank you! I'm on 6.5, my boss is stingy... Also, slightly embarrassed that you answered it! Your site has helped me so much, it's very good :o)Michael Lansdell Online Editor, A
Recording brush strokes for animated play back.
by Michael Lansdell 10 years ago
Hi, I need to record things like circles and arrows being drawn on top of footage, so it looks like it's being drawn on, similar to how you see in Sport shows sometimes. I thought Flash might be the p
Importing Vector Images into CS3, help!
by Michael Lansdell 10 years ago
This is a bit lengthy, but please bear with me and help if you can. A while ago I posted on here about trying to get Photoshop 7 working properly on my Mac (specs below), too which I was told (to summ
Re: Importing Vector Images into CS3, help!
by Darby Edelen 10 years ago
Michael Lansdell "When I try and do this with CS3 it creates what it calls a Vector Smart Object" Although this doesn't work for what you're trying to do, I recommend you look into Smart Objects, the
Why is Photoshop 6 so rubbish on Intel based macs?
by Michael Lansdell 10 years ago
Mine seems to crash on every third save, but the powers that be won't stretch to a new copy after buying me a new computer for the online suite. I use Photoshop (and illustrator) for Astens in our tel
Re: Why is Photoshop 6 so rubbish on Intel based macs?
by Michael Lansdell 10 years ago
Well, I'm sure it could be quicker, but it doesn't crash. I completely agree with all the comments that it's ridiculous, to have this spec machine: 2 x 3GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5GB RAM 512MB ATI Rade
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