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Noel Powell

Member Since:
September 21st 2007
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Jamestown, NC
Random Seed with varying "Hold Time"
by Vladislav Macíček 1 year ago
Hey guys, could somebody help me with this Basically, I have these inputs: maxHoldTime = 1.0 sec ; randomness = 0.5 0 - 1.0 ; minHoldTime = (1 - randomness)*maxHoldTime; and I need to change a Random
Re: Random Seed with varying "Hold Time"
by Noel Powell 1 month ago
Thanks, Dan. That does keep my random positions static so they're not moving anymore. I needed to retrieve random valueAtTime positions of a Point Control that was moving. The positions needed to be a
Random ease between two values with minimum and maximum on-off times
by Noel Powell 1 year ago
I'm exploring ways to have a property randomly ease between two values, but with a several controlling factors built in. I've used this expression from Dan Ebberts before, which works great for creati
Re: Random ease between two values with minimum and maximum on-off times
by Noel Powell 1 year ago
Works beautifully, Dan. Thank you so much! After Effects Templates - digital glitch effects, 80s VHS effects, old film effects, art effects, and more: http: CreationEffects.com
Anyone know what percentage is still using Creative Suite?
by Noel Powell 1 year ago
I'm wondering if anyone has heard any recent data (or can make an educated guess) on the number of After Effects users who never made the switch to the Creative Cloud subscription model. I still use C
Re: Anyone know what percentage is still using Creative Suite?
by Noel Powell 1 year ago
Thanks for the insights, Mark. As someone who spends hours every day in CS5 for the last 5 years, I agree that it has everything I need. I have the full subscription as well, so I also use the latest
Distribute 3D Objects Randomly Inside Sphere or Ellipsoid
by Noel Powell 2 years ago
Hi... I wrote this simple expression to randomly distribute 3D layers, but then realized that with enough objects, you can start to notice that they form a cube. What I want is more of a spherical dis
Re: Distribute 3D Objects Randomly Inside Sphere or Ellipsoid
by Noel Powell 2 years ago
Brilliant - I expected a lot of math, and that is such a simple solution! And the results look really nice for what I'm doing. The objects are a little more dense in the core, and more sparse in the o
Giving away free, high quality lens flare effects
by Noel Powell 2 years ago
I just want to let people know about a lens flare tool for After Effects that I spent six months creating, and now I'm giving away for free. It's called 'Creation Lens Flares' - You can see the demo a
Re: Giving away free, high quality lens flare effects
by Noel Powell 2 years ago
No, I wouldn't expect you to download it if you already have Optical Flares. But not everyone has Optical Flares, and not everyone can afford Optical Flares. After Effects Templates - digital glitch e
Save project with effects open or closed
by Noel Powell 2 years ago
Does anyone know how to save the state of effects and slider controls (i.e., opened or closed) in the Effect Controls panel, so that those effects will look the same when opening the project in any ve
Particles cut off by layer's bounding box in CC
by Noel Powell 2 years ago
Hi - I have a compatibility issue between different AE versions, and I'm hoping that someone out there understands why... I created an effect in CS5 where I have a text layer with a CC Particle System
Re: Particles cut off by layer's bounding box in CC
by Noel Powell 2 years ago
Interesting, I didn't know abut Grow Bounds. It didn't work for me in this case, but it definitely seems like it will come in handy in the future. Thanks for the response. After Effects Templates - di
Expression to change value at specific time
by Noel Powell 3 years ago
I'm wondering if it's possible to change the value of a property using a slider control, but only have it change at a certain frame. I'm trying to avoid using keyframes, if possible. I'm attempting to
Re: Expression to change value at specific time
by Noel Powell 3 years ago
I feel dumb... Of course, an if else statement is the way to go! Thank so much, Dan. After Effects Templates - digital glitch effects, 80s VHS effects, old film effects, art effects, and more: http: C
Control 2D movement on position property with angle control
by Noel Powell 3 years ago
Hi all, I thought I'd be able to easily find this one, but I'm not seeing it anywhere. I'm looking for an expression to convert the degree value of an angle control to X and Y movement. Basically, I w
Re: Control 2D movement on position property with angle control
by Noel Powell 3 years ago
Yeah, I assumed it would have to be static. This is very helpful, Dan. Thank you. After Effects Templates - digital glitch effects, 80s VHS effects, old film effects, art effects, and more: http: Crea
Auto-orient along path doesn't work when there's a Position expression
by Noel Powell 3 years ago
Hi, I'm encountering what seems to be a bug and I'm wondering if anyone else has run into it and if there are any known solutions. It's different from the known "flipping" problems that I've been read
Re: Auto-orient along path doesn't work when there's a Position expression
by Dan Ebberts 3 years ago
That's interesting. One thing you could try is turning off Auto-Orient and instead using an orientation expression like this: t = position.key(position.numKeys).time; if (time < t) lookAt(position,
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Noel Powell liked this 3 years ago
How to loop a time* expression?
by Noel Powell 4 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to use a time*value expression on the evolution of a Fractal Noise effect, to make the evolution continually change. The problem is the evolution property only goes so high (90 revoluti
Re: How to loop a time* expression?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 years ago
"once it reaches 90 revolutions, the noise stops evolving" I'll be damned, so it does. That looks like a bug. It doesn't evolve even with cycle revolutions. Well, then there is a need for this workaro
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Noel Powell liked this 4 years ago
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 Filip Vandueren 14 years ago
try using a roughen edges effect with these settings: Edge Type: Roughen Border: 50 Edge Sharpness: 0 Fractal Influence: 0 or (multiple effects needed) Add any Blur ('Box Blur', 'Fast Blur', 'Gaussian
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Noel Powell liked this 5 years ago
300 dpi CMYK Image, Text is 5 pt and HUGE.
by Jaclyn Allmon 10 years ago
I am creating a 300 dpi CMYK image and when I try to add text the type is too large for the document even at 5 pt. What can I do to have the text print at 10 pt and fit within the document Thanks.
Re: 300 dpi CMYK Image, Text is 5 pt and HUGE.
by Noel Powell 10 years ago
What are the dimensions of your canvas It could be 300dpi, but if the image is only 1 inch by 1 inch, or 50 pixels by 70 pixels, for example, you're still working with a very small document and any te
Trouble Capturing HDV footage
by Noel Powell 12 years ago
I've been trying to figure this out for hours but to no avail. Please help! I'm using Final Cut Pro 5 with the latest version of OS X on a newer iMac. I shot some 1080i footage with my new Canon XHA1
Re: Trouble Capturing HDV footage
by Noel Powell 12 years ago
NVM. I started a new project and it worked this time! I have no idea what went wrong...
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