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Mike roberts

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March 2nd 2008
103 Posts
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particles placement and timing different at different resolutions
by Mike roberts 2 years ago
hey dudes - having problems where the placement of the particles is completely different depending on the resolution - so quarter res is different from full rez - meaning i can't work in quarter res.
Re: particles placement and timing different at different resolutions
by Amy Schmitt 2 years ago
I am also having this issue. Did you find a solution
rotation changes direction based on another rotation property
by Mike roberts 3 years ago
Hey guys, i need a rotation property to changed direction based on another rotation property. Basically they rotate together then the first rotation slows and eventually changes direction as the rotat
jump to variables from slider
by Mike roberts 5 years ago
hey guys, I'm trying to get a null to snap to 4 (or more) positions based on a slider value. The script I'm using is this: s = thisComp.layer("COG").effect("Torso_Turn")("Slider"); a = 250,49.5 ; b =
Re: jump to variables from slider
by Mike roberts 5 years ago
Just a question out of interest - is there a way for it to work with negative numbers So if the slider starts at -100 and goes to 100 how would you write that expression
Move object between 3 different positions using slider control.
by Benjamin Taylor-Day 6 years ago
Im currently working on an animation which includes having the characters ears go up and down depending on his expressions (happy sad etc). Ive currently managed to link both ears to a single slider t
Re: Move object between 3 different positions using slider control.
by Mike roberts 5 years ago
Hey! any idea how to add a fourth variable
fishtailing car
by Mike roberts 5 years ago
hey guys, I'm trying to do a top-down view of a car fishtailing around some corners. Essentially i have a (solid) following a path with an expression on the rotation turning the solid. I've duplicated
Parent/child animation combining.
by Mike roberts 5 years ago
Hey guys, I have an animated null controlling an object (a door opening) - but need the animation on the child not the parent. Is there a way to combine them quickly, or do I have to cut and paste the
Duik screws up
by Ben Peterson 5 years ago
When I rig a puppet with duik and then I have to change stuff at the moment I am having to go back and delete the controllers and expressions and then re rig the part again after I have made an edit.
Re: Duik screws up
by Mike roberts 5 years ago
Sounds like you're either re-naming layers, or you have some code that you haven't erased. If you're re-rigging - it's better to start the whole thing from scratch each time, or get very good at re-co
flipping positive for negative from rotation controller
by Mike roberts 6 years ago
Hey guys, I have a null with the y position being affected by the rotation. when you rotate the null into the negative, the y position moves down... very simple: value - transform.rotation*5 what i ne
Re: flipping positive for negative from rotation controller
by Mike roberts 6 years ago
Thanks Dan!
Duik IK - scaling and flipping puppets
by Rosa Hughes 6 years ago
I've been using Duik (An IK system made for after effects) (link: http: duduf.net page_id=151) It's fantastic, I have rigged up my character using puppet pins, bones, controls and IK. Everything is wo
Re: Duik IK - scaling and flipping puppets
by Mike roberts 6 years ago
Hey Rosa, The best way is to create a second puppet and parent the controllers together. Then create an effects controller on off switch that turns the visibility of the two different puppets on and o
AE Duik Plugin Error
by Hana Kim 6 years ago
Hello, I am working with Duik plugin for After Effect and it is suddenly giving me an error which it never gave me before. It keeps saying.. invalid numeric result(divided by zero ) expression disable
Re: AE Duik Plugin Error
by Mike roberts 6 years ago
I get these errors sometimes. Without having more info - Have you tried deleting all the relevant expressions and re-doing the IK That is probably easier than troubleshooting.
Animation and Puppet pins in combo with DuIK or just Layers that connect to Torso or other elements!
by Jan V-der Toorn 6 years ago
Hi When I rig a Character in AE and then want to connect puppet pins to for instance the torso to have more animation possibility's the connection to other layers don't follow the movement of the tors
Re: Animation and Puppet pins in combo with DuIK or just Layers that connect to Torso or other elements!
by Mike roberts 6 years ago
Ah, got it. I think i understand. If you have a rigged character and you add the puppet tool - the geometry - the layer - is now at the mercy of the puppet tool. If you want to have that artwork react
Track Mattes and Photoshop files
by Su Pearce 6 years ago
Hi, I am relatively new to AE and am having trouble with the track matte in a motion logo file. I originally had two text layers, created in AE that I wanted to cross over and change colour as they cr
Re: Track Mattes and Photoshop files
by Mike roberts 6 years ago
It sounds like it's not aligned any more. When you turn the layer back on can you see it Have you tried re-doing the effect with the photoshop file Might be quicker than trouble shooting it.
Trying do animate a walk cycle with DUIK, no luck
by Martin Löfqvist 6 years ago
Hi everyone, My first attempt: https: dl.dropboxusercontent.com u 20744 TFB-RUT-SIDAN-3.gif I have been trying to get a good usage out of DuIK Tools, it has some amazing capabilities but I have some q
Re: Trying do animate a walk cycle with DUIK, no luck
by Mike roberts 6 years ago
Hey Martin, A good start for learning the walk cycle is Muybridge. If you image search him you'll get fantastic reference. Here's an example. http: sillydragon.com muybridge Plate_0011 Plate_Large_001
multiple parameters per expression from a checkbox
by Mike roberts 6 years ago
hey dudes, I"m rigging an IK puppet and have the IK direction switches that need to dynamically change based on checkbox controls. I have a CheckBox that flops the puppet from side to side by hiding t
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Re: multiple parameters per expression from a checkbox
by Dan Ebberts 6 years ago
I'm assuming layer02 has the checkbox that filps the result of the layer01 checkbox, but it could be something like this: s1 = 100; s2 = 0; if (thisComp.layer("EffectsLayer02").effect("Checkbox")("Che
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Intensity pro, no audio...
by Mike roberts 8 years ago
hey guys, I haven't found a proper answer to this yet. I'm running an intensity pro from blackmagic, and it works flawlessly with After Effects, but for some reason I can't get the audio to play. Trie
Re: Intensity pro, no audio...
by Mike roberts 8 years ago
Thanks Rikk, but no dice. The Blackmagic presets won't play audio no matter how i set them...
premiere pro/intensity pro/no audio
by Mike roberts 8 years ago
hey guys, can't seem to get the audio to play in premiere pro. The card works flawlessly with After Effects, and premiere seems like it's working, but i can't get audio even thought the meters are dan
Re: premiere pro/intensity pro/no audio
by Mike roberts 8 years ago
Thanks Justin, t's a real puzzle. sound works great on all other settings but the blackmagic ones, no matter what i select... very weird.
non-random wiggle
by Mike roberts 8 years ago
hey guys, You'd never guess based on this question, but i've been using the wiggle expression for years. Basically, is there a way to have wiggle be not random If i apply a wiggle to a camera, and ren
Re: non-random wiggle
by Dan Ebberts 8 years ago
That's been my experience. I think the seed defaults to index-1, so when you change the layer order you change the seed. Dan
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3D cars in aftereffects
by Mike roberts 9 years ago
Hey guys, First of all, how's the CS5 version of invigorator going, because it's pulling teeth having to go back into AE CS4 Secondly, is there a tutorial, or simple explanation of the best way to get
Re: 3D cars in aftereffects
by Mike roberts 9 years ago
That's great Serge! Thanks again! Mike
Quicktime WTF!?!?
by Greg Burke 10 years ago
So I upgraded to Snow and got QT X yay then when i go to export....nothing there is no option to do so...I can't even register to Pro with QT X, so I eased it and download Qt 7pro, and now its acts al
Re: Quicktime WTF!?!?
by Mike roberts 10 years ago
Yep. I rely on QT heavily cause I'm too lazy to deal with compressor most of the time... QT X works like a charm to make web device versions, QT7pro works exactly like it used to for everything else..
freeze ups... snow leopard?
by Mike roberts 10 years ago
Hey guys, I've got what might be a snow leopard glitch, or if not, it's just something I don't know how to fix. Since I upgraded to snow leopard, whenever I render my timeline, it works great until I
Re: freeze ups... snow leopard?
by Mike roberts 10 years ago
Hey guys, my wounds have healed... is there any harm in bringing over documents, mail, movies etc via migration assistant I understand that the software needs to be installed manually...
paricular 2
by Mike roberts 10 years ago
Hey guys, I upgraded to Particular 2 the other day and some of my old projects come up with some kind of watermark. it's a blue and green line showing the camera action, like a perspective target. It
Re: paricular 2
by Mike roberts 10 years ago
Hey, thanks for replying... it was a glitch... only way to fix was to re-do the effect...
dvd motion menus
by Mike roberts 10 years ago
Hey Guys, I'm working on a DVD. We're having a problem where when you watch the disk on Apple's DVD player, the selection area comes up as a white box, before the art for the motion menu kicks in. So
Re: dvd motion menus
by Mike roberts 10 years ago
It only does it once at the beginning when the menu is getting rolling. Not sure about the rest as I'm creating only the art... as far as I know, it just happens on computer DVD players. I think the s
Compressor Message "Unable to submit..."
by Grant Strac 11 years ago
-I'm running Power PC G5 with 10.5.6 and Final Cut Studio 2 all latest versions and up to date. I attempted to output a 30 min show, Export using compressor in Final Cut Studio 6. -Put DVD settings o
Re: Compressor Message "Unable to submit..."
by Mike roberts 10 years ago
Hey I had this problem... Re-installing the pro apps update from the apple website cleared it up without a hitch! http: www.apple.com downloads macosx apple application_updates proapplicationsupdate20
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