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Nick Mars

Member Since:
March 12th 2013
29 Posts
How To Feather The Edge Of A Layer?, with out masks.
by SalilSundresh 14 years ago
Is there anyway to feather the edge of a whole layer in after effects 6.5 pro I know it can be done with masks, but it would be annoying since I will be chaning the scale and position of the layer. Al
Re: How To Feather The Edge Of A Layer?, with out masks.
by Nick Mars 2 months ago
Filip, Just chiming in a casual 14 years later with a thank you for this as well. The internet is a crazy place
+1
Workflow Check
by Nick Mars 2 months ago
Hello! So upfront full disclosure, I am a video editor primarily who sometimes dabbles in After Effects. I have a client that has artwork they want to animate, and I had the idea to try and create a m
Re: Workflow Check
by Nick Mars 2 months ago
Thanks for the response Steve. I constantly run into the (very editor of me) problem where I try to manipulate what I have instead of using new elements combined. Will be sure to try out this solution
Quick transitions, timeline scrolling, and track selection
by Nick Mars 1 year ago
Hi all! Avid editor trying to learn premiere for freelance projects, trying to troubleshoot problems on my own but these are driving me up a wall. First, is there any way to change how my mouse intera
Re: Quick transitions, timeline scrolling, and track selection
by Nick Mars 2 months ago
Kell, "Move Playhead to Cursor" ended up being my ticket. Not exactly the same, but lets me just tap a key and snap the playhead to wherever my mouse is hovering. Cheers
Avid Perpetual License
by Nick Mars 8 months ago
Alright, so can anyone explain to me why the perpetual license is even an option from Avid anymore, other than to get extra money out of suckers like me I picked up the perpetual, thinking that it mad
Re: Avid Perpetual License
by Nick Mars 8 months ago
Love that this sparked a discussion on it. I do understand the benefits of a perpetual from a fundamental standpoint, its why I purchased it in the first place. I guess my frustration stems more from
Short for "insert and overwrite sequences as nests or individual clips"?
by Anders Teigen 1 year ago
Hi I'm happy about the toggle to the left of the snap magnet on the timeline panel with the precise name "insert and overwrite sequences as nests or individual clips". However I'm unable to map this a
Re: Short for "insert and overwrite sequences as nests or individual clips"?
by Nick Mars 11 months ago
I would also love to know how to do this. Searches in the keyboard assistant yield nothing. Is there any function for mapping to buttons in general
Simple Wipe Issue
by Nick Mars 1 year ago
Alright folks, someone please be my captain obvious and help my clueless self out please. This is driving me nuts, because there is no way it should be this complicated. Im working on an animated logo
Re: Simple Wipe Issue
by Nick Mars 1 year ago
Well if anyone else finds this forum, I was confusing how you control layers and paths. I solved my issue by creating rectangle shapes as new paths within my shape layer, then adding a merge layer and
Best Practices
by Nick Mars 1 year ago
Hello! I am updating my editing computer from an old MacBook Pro to an iMac. (Please spare me any argument on the exact computer, I need MacOS programs for other work that I do, and recently lost a mo
Re: Best Practices
by Nick Mars 1 year ago
I'm in my mid 20s Bob. I got lucky and kind of skipped ever formally working as an AE, so my technical side is a little weak when I'm doing everything myself. May I ask why you wanted to know And for
Quick AMA Question
by Nick Mars 2 years ago
Hi all, Just had a quick AMA question. I AMA linked then transcoded footage into DNxHD 36 for editing purposes, but the footage was shot at 60fps and my project is set to 23.98. I plan on slowing the
Re: Quick AMA Question
by Shane Ross 2 years ago
Nick Mars "I AMA linked then transcoded footage into DNxHD 36 for editing purposes, but the footage was shot at 60fps and my project is set to 23.98." Did you transcode that footage and maintain the
Animating Silhouetted Hair
by Nick Mars 2 years ago
Hello, So I apologize for my first post on this forum being a question, but I've only recently begun using After Effects, and since I edit on Avid its kind of like entering a whole new world as well.
Re: Animating Silhouetted Hair
by Nick Mars 2 years ago
Thanks everyone for the responses. I ended up trying the various solutions, but I'm pretty new to AE and ran into a time crunch. So I ended up going with the original suggestion of mesh warp. It requi
Alert Message: "Segmentation Fault" in thread "Main Thread", at address 0x0.
by Vasja Mihelcic 3 years ago
Hallo Maybe someone can reduce me the time of looking for similar problem... I have a 72 min documentary to edit and on the 5 min. of editing avid crashes and does not want to load the project. Alert
Re: Alert Message: "Segmentation Fault" in thread "Main Thread", at address 0x0.
by Nick Mars 3 years ago
Vasja, Had a very similar problem on my 2012 Macbook Pro running MC7, it was crashing at "audio plugins" for me. I went through and found some audio plugins (compressors, etc) that I had copied across
Ama Link Quick Question
by Nick Mars 4 years ago
Hey Everyone, So I'm working on a short film, and after two editors dropped the project right after we nabbed them I decided to just edit it myself (this is fine as I'm primarily an editor, I was just
Re: Ama Link Quick Question
by Nick Mars 3 years ago
No problems, appreciate the concern! Should have been more clear anyway: The "originals" I referred to were copies themselves, I have a production drive and a separate backup drive, so these were just
Quick Export Verification
by Nick Mars 3 years ago
Hi all, I have more of a verification question as settings codecs export etc. is my weakest area of knowledge (sidenote: any recommendations on good books on the matter are more than welcome). I AMA l
Re: Quick Export Verification
by Nick Mars 3 years ago
Shane, Awesome, many thanks for all of the help
FPS Questions
by Nick Mars 6 years ago
So I am filming my family and I skiing on a GoPro Hero 3, set to 720 - 120fps. My main question is - I know that my Final Cut (an express version that runs similar to 7) will only offer a timeline tha
Re: FPS Questions
by Nick Mars 6 years ago
Thanks - I actually run FCE so I dont have that, but I appreciate the answer. I will look into a standalone way to achieve the slow motion, but for now I have a new question. This might get a little c
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