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Michael Ricks

Member Since:
December 19th 2007
37 Posts
Location:
San Antonio, TX
Shine Flicker
by Michael Ricks 10 years ago
As a preface, I don't think I'm having a problem like the others that have posted threads about Shine flicker. The problem occurs in this one comp I have where I have applied Shine to a solid layer th
Re: Shine Flicker
by Frank Pretorius 10 years ago
Yup, I got the same in the pre-renderer. Luckily it was fine in the final render. Funny thing is, with mine the flickering was on different frames every-time I rendered...
It's been a great ride...
by Aharon Rabinowitz 11 years ago
Hi Folks- When I got started in animation, there were barely any tutorials on line all of them were written tutorials, and some quite hard to follow. There were a few good books that were a great star
Re: It's been a great ride...
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. We really appreciate it! Good luck in the future.
Is this possible to do in AE?
by Espen Jakobsen 11 years ago
Just saw this on motionographer.com: http: www.quayola.com works videos 190.2A.mov Any thoughts on how this was done I've seen similar stuff other places too and think it's a cool effect. What I wonde
Re: Is this possible to do in AE?
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
I just wanted to add that I really like some of the stuff y'all have come up with. I'm definitely going to have to look into this technique and see if I can use it in any future projects.
Animated Pie Chart
by Michael Cummins 11 years ago
So far, all my creative "theories" have been shot down. For the record, I have AE CS3, Motion 3, and FCP6. I need to make a simplistic pie chart that starts as a simply circle, then wipes clockwise wi
Re: Animated Pie Chart
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
Gray Machine has exactly what you're looking for. http: www.graymachine.com v3 03-expression-based-pie-charts.html
Typewriter.ffx
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
Somehow I seemed to have deleted the expressions used in this preset to create a blinking cursor. I know before there were two slider controls, one for the animating on offset, and then one for how of
Re: Typewriter.ffx
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
I tried to, because I thought that would work, but still the sliders and expressions never showed up. Don't know what happened. But I got one of my friends to give me the expressions used and everythi
My First Reel
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
Here's my first motion graphics reel... ever. After putting it all together and watching it I realized I need to work on my background design. Seems like I'm really lacking in that area. However, plea
Re: My First Reel
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
I know no one commented before, but just in case people are still trying to view my reel, I updated it and the links to it are different before, so here are the new links. small version (11.2mb) large
Ram preview only rendering first few hundred frames of comp
by matt jones 11 years ago
Hi, the ram preview in after effects is only playing the first few hundred frames of say a 900 frame composition, and then it just starts looping it. any idea why it isn't playing through the whole cl
Re: Ram preview only rendering first few hundred frames of comp
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
It means After Effects has run out of RAM to cache to. Sometimes if you have a really intense comp, and you're working in 32 bpc, it can only preview a few frames. Try working at 50% quality or someth
Making Fire
by Samuel Graves 11 years ago
Does anyone know what program would be good for creating fire
Re: Making Fire
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
I would try Trapcode Form or Particular. But it depends on what you want your fire to look like.
RAM Preview wont preview whole comp. Help.
by Matthew Helms 11 years ago
I have searched but couldnt find anything that matched what is happening to me. My RAM Preview does not render my whole comp. It only previews about 20-100 frames depending on my project. Does anyone
Re: RAM Preview wont preview whole comp. Help.
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
That means it's run out of RAM to cache to.
Aharon Rabinowitz sprint tutorial
by Ben Hawkins 11 years ago
I swore I saw a Tutorial from Aharon Rabinowitz about how to do the Sprint light tutorial a few days ago. what happened to it or was it some one else that posted it
Re: Aharon Rabinowitz sprint tutorial
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon Light_Writing_Pt_1.php
Ultimate football highlights
by Ikenna Okoye 11 years ago
Hello Earthlings,I work for the Raiders and I'm trying to make a new bump. How do I take highlights and leave just the players against a graphic background made in AE.
Re: Ultimate football highlights
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
Totally off topic, but your demo reel is pretty awesome, scott. Looks like you've done a lot of work. Hope I can say I've done that much some day.
Extrapolate Motion? Expression?
by Scott Geersen 11 years ago
hey guys, i've never tried to do this with an expression before, but it must be possible. how to extrapolate the motion of a layer (or another property) so that it continues at a constant velocity dir
Re: Extrapolate Motion? Expression?
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
http: cowcast.creativecow.net podcast a-walk-in-the-park--228 Check that tutorial out and see if that helps at all. It sounds like the same type of thing you're going for.
Video CoPilot Evolution tutorials
by Jay Deutsch 11 years ago
I tried to do a tutorial off the evolution dvd, but I do not seem to have any of the plug-ins required by the Spin preset. What are they and where do I get them
Re: Video CoPilot Evolution tutorials
by Michael Ricks 11 years ago
It's in the folder "Twister Preset" on the Evolution DVD.
Problem with PI Install on Mac OSX?
by John Dikmen 12 years ago
I just purchased the ParticleIllusion 3.0 application. When I first launched the application it asked me to locate an Emitter Library (the Demo version did not ask me to do this), so I manually naviga
Re: Problem with PI Install on Mac OSX?
by Michael Ricks 12 years ago
I'm also having the same permission type problems as others.
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