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Mike Morris

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February 25th 2005
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Texture To Cap of sweep NURB
by Mike Morris 7 years ago
Here's the setup: I have text that comes from behind an object, leaving a tail. I have set it up with a sweep NURB, using the spline I created, and merging paths of the text from Illustrator. The look
Re: Texture To Cap of sweep NURB
by Mike Morris 7 years ago
Awesome. Thanks for the tip and for the scene file. I actually had this thought as well, but the problem I was encountering was getting the orientation of the different paths that are sweeping along t
Animating specific hue shift IE "NBC More Colorful."
by Mike Morris 7 years ago
Anyone know of a way to control the color shift of vertical bars in the background as done in the NBC "More Colorful." branding: http: www.youtube.com watch v=vzUFZCxC46U It's easy enough to apply an
Re: Animating specific hue shift IE "NBC More Colorful."
by Mike Morris 7 years ago
Well that makes me feel like an idiot. Thanks for helping me realize how simple it was! I was prepared to do an intensive study on expressions to limit the values of hue sat, etc. Guess it's a case fo
organic audio cable w/ plug end
by Mike Morris 7 years ago
Hey all, I am trying to animate a "Growing" microphone cable using sweep nurbs. I have set the spline to "uniform" and I am attaching the cable head object to the spline, then using "set driver" of th
Re: organic audio cable w/ plug end
by Mike Morris 7 years ago
Awesome! Thank you! Any idea how to make the line more "organic " For example, as the mic head rounds a corner, the spline moves with the momentum slightly and then settles into place. I want it to fe
recreating this look in Particular V2
by Mike Morris 7 years ago
Okay, I have been trying to recreate the look and feel of these particles: http: www.trapcode.com journal 2009 12 12 let-yourself-feel-by-esteban-diacono.html And I cannot get mine to feel as organic
Re: recreating this look in Particular V2
by Michael Szalapski 7 years ago
I'm guessing that it's more than one layer of effects and they used other effects, not just Particular. Things like vector blur can really add to a liquid smoky feel. It has been addressed before, you
PFTrack Help
by Mike Morris 8 years ago
HELP! New to PFTrack (amazed at its power, by the way), and needing help tracking a shot that, for the life of me, I cannot get a good track on. Anyone out there who knows how to use the software that
PFTRACK: desperately need help
by Mike Morris 8 years ago
HELP! New to PFTrack (amazed at its power, by the way), and needing help tracking a shot that, for the life of me, I cannot get a good track on. Anyone out there who knows how to use the software that
Surpassing the Numbers Effect Limits
by Lance Halladay 8 years ago
I'm trying to make numbers go up from 0 to 50,000,000,000 (with commas) very fast. The numbers effect only goes up to 30000. I found a tutorial (http: www.colinbraley.com text_expressions_tutorial.htm
Re: Surpassing the Numbers Effect Limits
by Mike Morris 8 years ago
or this. Didn't write it. Please consider this credit to whomever posted it here on CC forums. It saved my butt and can save yours too: begin code startTime =5.25; seconds endTime = 6.5; seconds begin
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ideal mac pro set up for motion?
by Mike Morris 8 years ago
I am currently working for a company trying to develop a heavy-hitting motion graphics team, and am one of the motion artists that is going to be working on the projects... ..what is the best rig for
Re: ideal mac pro set up for motion?
by Mark Spencer 8 years ago
For Motion make sure you don't get the stock graphics card - right now the best card is the ATI Radeon 4870, although 5870 is supposed to be available soon if it isn't already...and lots of RAM is alw
attaching logo to banking sweep nurb.
by Mike Morris 8 years ago
I have an animation wherein I am using a sweep nurb to create a 3D ribbon effect. The ribbon twists, turns, etc. I have it set to parallel movement. I have used an attach to spline tag on the extruded
Re: attaching logo to banking sweep nurb.
by Brian Jones 8 years ago
Is Tangential checked in the Align to Spline tag Also is the logo supposed to stay straight or should it bend along the spline You could also you a Spline Wrap deformer (if you have MoGraph) if that's
Swarm expression to form text with circles
by Mike Morris 8 years ago
Hello all. I have a question about how to create an expression to make this animation: http: www.morriscreate.com xango_sample.mov act more like a "swarm" of floating bubbles. As it stands right now,
Re: Swarm expression to form text with circles
by Filip Vandueren 8 years ago
Well, if you've allready set everything up, just add wiggles to position and scale, and then decrease all wiggle-amplitudes by animating a linked slider. do a search for wiggle slider and you'll find
ink flow set up and manipulation help
by Mike Morris 9 years ago
Psyop has done it again! http: vimeo.com 1510012 These guys continually amaze me. Their usage of ink flow blows my mind. My question, then, is this: How on earth do they do it I know most people would
Re: ink flow set up and manipulation help
by Dave LaRonde 9 years ago
Wow! Thank you VERY MUCH for contributing to the thread! It isn't very often that we get to hear from someone who developed the proprietary software on a project in question.Dave LaRonde Sr. Promotion
3D Earth with pillar of light
by Mike Morris 9 years ago
Hey all, I am currently working on a project where, in essence, I need a 3D, rotatable earth (which I have been creating via CC Sphere) I need to have a pillar of light shoot out from OFF the surface
Re: 3D Earth with pillar of light
by Jim Wood 9 years ago
What steps did you go through to create a revolving earth with CC Sphere
motion tracking is ticking me off!
by Mike Morris 10 years ago
Maybe I am just a moron... But I am trying to track a computer screen that comes into screen on a pan and tilt motion. It enters in from the lower left, and I need to Corner Pin a new image to it. Sou
Re: motion tracking is ticking me off!
by Jeremy Allen 10 years ago
I'm probably too late too, but Andrew Kramer uses a nice technique for tracking objects off screen... http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials.html id=16
Illustrator CS3 keeps crashing
by Mike Morris 10 years ago
Okay, so... I've read the forums at adobe, I've trashed my prefs file, I've deleted the entire suite and reinstalled it. I've disabled and enabled Version Cue and installed the updates, and yet, no ma
Re: Illustrator CS3 keeps crashing
by jacary82 10 years ago
Thank you sir... so far my uninstall reinstall is working for me, if I have this problem again I'll turn off the Version Cue. Thanks again!
Genius Pensketch 9 x 12 hangs in photoshop
by Mike Morris 10 years ago
I recently purchased a Genius PenSketch 9 x 12 tablet. It works great in every program, except photoshop. It will draw the first line, sensing pressure, etc. no problem, but when I try to start a new
Re: Genius Pensketch 9 x 12 hangs in photoshop
by Mike Morris 10 years ago
I've downloaded the updates, and it hasn't done anythign to alleviate the problem. Any other suggestions It seems like it is a RAM issue of sorts, so I am wondering if the Disable VM-Buffering plug-in
Has Canon sorted the FCP sync problem yet?
by iMan 11 years ago
Has Canon sorted the FCP sync problem yet or has Apple sorted it I know a few years back when I had an XL1 and FCP4 they were simply incompatible due to the fact that Canon (unlike DVCAM) does not loc
Re: Has Canon sorted the FCP sync problem yet?
by Mike Morris 11 years ago
I've personally captured footage 60 Min. in length, without a single problem from my XL2. I've done it several times, and each time there has been no problem. I assume that seasoned professionals like
GL-1 Recording Mode? Which one?
by gees 11 years ago
I feel horrible asking this question however here it goes: What is appropriate record setting on the Canon GL-1...I am getting two side bars in my external monitor from footage I captured with the GL-
Re: GL-1 Recording Mode? Which one?
by Mike Morris 11 years ago
It sounds like it is in 4:3 when you are hoping for it to be in 16:9... This may sound brain-dead, but did you film in 16:9 Sib Ntsib Dua Xeeb
Canon's firewire standard?
by Craig Alan 11 years ago
We use a variety of camcorder brands in our lab. Footage recorded with the Canon brand will often not play back well using other brands as VTRs (including a Sony DSR-11 which is otherwise a rock solid
Re: Canon's firewire standard?
by Mike Morris 11 years ago
Hmm... so neither camera is working across three seperate PC's, each using the same firewire cards in each machine... To me, it sounds like it is a capture issue within Premiere. (I assume that is wha
Please welcome Mike 'Xeeb' Morris to the Canon forum and Creative Cow team
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 11 years ago
Hi everyone, I would like to welcome Mike Morris to the Creative Cow team. Mike is also know as 'Xeeb' which is his name in the Hmong language, and is pronounced 'Seng.' Mike says that while he is no
Re: Please welcome Mike 'Xeeb' Morris to the Canon forum and Creative Cow team
by Mike Morris 11 years ago
Bob, So far, I have not used the XL-H1 Camera nor the console software, so I am afraid I am not your best reference right now. Anyone with more experience on the matter able to offer their advice Sib
How do I successfully export an AVI file from the PC to my GL-2 & record to tape?
by Bruce Pelley 11 years ago
Right now I am most perplexed!!!!!!!! 1)How is the GL-2 set-up and operated in conjunction with Premiere 2)I currently have Premiere 6.5.When I use the export to tape command any of my GL-2's utilized
Re: How do I successfully export an AVI file from the PC to my GL-2 & record to tape?
by Mike Morris 11 years ago
Bruce, If you could, list for me the settings on the export to tape you have selected in PPro 6.5... That'd give me a much better idea of what the problem might be. I've never personally done it to a
What is the best reliability online store to buy a Canon XL2?
by Jonathan Robinson 11 years ago
I'm going to buy a Canon XL2 next week and would like to know what online store has the best price and reliability. I look at these two site www.geniuscameras.com and www.expresscameras.com. They have
Re: What is the best reliability online store to buy a Canon XL2?
by Mike Morris 11 years ago
I bought mine off of www.expresscameras.com. The camera shipped fast, and was brand new in the box, as were all the accessories in the package. The accessories it came with are okay, nothing to scream
hard case
by Mike Morris 11 years ago
I currently own an XL2.. I am looking to get a hard case for it in the range of $100 to $200. I realize that in order to get the BEST fit for this camera, I need to spend much more. However, I'm on a
ease-in/out in FCP 5
by Mike Morris 11 years ago
I have a question that, in all honesty, I am ashamed to be asking. I recently switched from PC to my Quad G5, and purchased FC studio 5. I've done a lot of editing in FCP now, including some motion wi
Re: ease-in/out in FCP 5
by Tom Wolsky 11 years ago
You have to apply Center motion easing to the keyframes in the Canvas. It can't be done in the keyframe graph in the Motion tab of the Viewer.All the best, Tom Author: "Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essenti
Compression question...
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
I am trying to make a video tutorial for my friend, and I want to capture the screen to simply make a video of how to do it. I am using SnagIt to capture the screen, and that is just fine. The proble
Re: Compression question...
by mike velte 12 years ago
You can export from Premiere, but you will need to create a custom preset and dig into the advanced settings of the Adobe Media Encoder to access Windows Media Video 9 Screen codec. 350 Kbps for 640 x
Encore Menu Pixel Aspect Ratios
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
I am having a problem with my aspect ratios in encore. I made a menu in photoshop, 720 x 480, and import it into after effects. I animate what I want, and have it end on a "static" image of the .psd f
Re: Encore Menu Pixel Aspect Ratios
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
Thanks Timothy! You've solved what seemed to be forever a mystery to me! I am assuming that you hide everything EXCEPT the highlights because the highlights will shop up on the motion background, maki
Button Routing issues
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
Hey All, I've hit quite the confusing snag... I created a menu that starts off with an intro video, which I put into a menu, set it as first play, and made the end action be the ACTUAL menu itself. Fi
Re: Button Routing issues - tutorials 2
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
Roadkill, Thanks for the help. I think part of the problem is that I am only functioning with one side of my brain, and the doctors haven't noticed it yet. Hmm... Sib Ntsib Dua Xeeb
Old Problem No Answer "DVD Burn stops after 7.5 MB"
by Richard Milner 12 years ago
People have reported that the Encore DVD burning process stops after 7MBs. It has been attributed to third party software in the "Things a Software to Avoid when authoring DVD" on the Adobe FAQ site.
Re: Old Problem No Answer "DVD Burn stops after 7.5 MB"
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
I had the same problem last night as I was building a dvd... It hit 7.63 megs then stopped. I tried it again, after closing out any other applications, as well as disabling ANYDVD. If you have Anydvd
burning problem
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
Okay, this is the third time this has happened to me, and I can't seem to figure out what the problem is. It only seems to happen on some projects, but not others. RIght now I am doing a project that
Re: burning problem
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
Nyob Zoo Roadkill... Thanks for the link... Very useful information. I am just ticked at Premiere and Encore right now. I'll get over it someday, I guess Ua Tsaug Sib Ntsib Dua Xeeb
3D Camera Movement
by Mike Morris 12 years ago
I have been having some serious problems (I'm sure just because I am missing some obvious step or something), but I need help with the movement of my Camera through my 3D composition. Here's the setup
Re: 3D Camera Movement
by Sascha Hoffmann 2 years ago
I know this is an old thread, but I was looking for some information myself, so this might help others: Double Click on camera: Choose One-Node camera (result: no POI and camera orients around itself
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