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Pat Jaeger

Member Since:
October 15th 2007
57 Posts
Green Screen Help!
by Dettmer Graffam 11 years ago
Dear all, I'm keying the attached image! I am not the intended compositor for the shot and have had to jump in to do it. I have been working with Keylight in AE. It's proving very difficult to get a g
Re: Green Screen Help!
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
Hey Dettmer, You forgot to attach the image! lol
3D extrusion effect?
by Lloyd Hagan 11 years ago
I have a project I am working on in After Effects CS3. I have an image of a cropped out poker chip it is a Photoshop CS3 file. I animated it so it spins and flips giving the appearance that they are b
Re: 3D extrusion effect?
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
you could always use the method where you space out a number of duplicate layers close together in z-space. If there is a lot of motion, the motion blur may cover up the fact that it is not a true 3D
Keyframe Assistant
by Brian Hogan 11 years ago
Hi there, So I'm not exactly sure how this happened but the Keyframe Assistant is greyed out. I'm not exactly sure if I pressed a key command by accident or something to switch of this mode but I just
Re: Keyframe Assistant
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
All i can suggest is that you make sure 'caps lock' is not on as this can pause some functions of the program. Other than that im stumped. Hope ive helped, Pat Jaeger
texture
by Chris Ruckert 11 years ago
I am looking for a texture of the map of the world to map on a sphere in AE. I am not finding a good image to start with. anyone know of a good source for this I have checked iStockphoto to no avail.
Re: texture
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
Have you had a look at Andrew Kramer's 'Earth Zoom' tutorial He provides the textures he used in the project file as well: http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials earth_zoom Hope Ive helped, Pat Jaeger
please help with key in keylight
by Derrick van Niekerk 11 years ago
Hi there, I've got footage with a green sceen that wasn't lit the best, I would like to say a friend gave the footage, but that would be a lie. I shot that, i know, i know. Could someone please help m
Re: please help with key in keylight
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
You can apply a blur to the edge only by creating a new adjustment layer with a Gaussian blur of 4. Then set the transfer mode to colour and you have a slightly softened edge before the key. Ive used
Creating a News Ticker With a Twist
by Chris Davis 11 years ago
Hi there! First off I'd like to say that ever since I got After Effects I've come to love using it as a resource for a bunch of handy tricks and tutorials on things I wouldn't have thought of myself n
Re: Creating a News Ticker With a Twist
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
Add a rectangular Mask to your footage with the end of it on the edge where you want the text to stop and set its mode to 'subtract'. You could also check out some of Andrew Kramer's free news templat
cut up and jittery playback in AE
by Bobby Allen 11 years ago
Whenever I import footage over about 30 seconds long into AE it becomes jittery, the audio stays the same, but the video constantly skips back and forth, cutting to random frames in the footage. This
Re: cut up and jittery playback in AE
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
What codec is used for your footage
Particles affected by light
by Jonathan Dumaine 11 years ago
Hi, I am trying to get a cone light source to show the full extent of the beam as if there is lots of dust in the light's path. It took me a second to realize that this would not happen naturally beca
Re: Particles affected by light
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
if you're willing to spend a bit of money you could buy Trapcode 'Lux' which adds volumetric lighting to ordinary after effects lights.
Scaling Eliptical Mask
by Jim Ives 11 years ago
Hi All, Still struggeling though noobie stuff little by little! I have footage and I created a solid layer on top of it. I used the elipse tool to create a round mask. Now I'm trying to scale the mask
Re: Scaling Eliptical Mask
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
try moving the anchor point of the layer into the middle of the ellipse. To do so, click on the 'pan behind tool' (left of the ellipse tool) and drag the anchor point into the middle. Hope ive helped,
Stereo or mono?
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
Hi everyone, I am about to shoot a short film and was just wondering if its better to capture dialogue in mono or stereo. My guess is for 1 channel of sound-mono but im not 100% sure and dont want to
Re: Stereo or mono?
by Pat Jaeger 11 years ago
cool, thanks a lot for that, ill have a look at it :)
Shotgun Mic Advice
by Pat Jaeger 12 years ago
Hi everyone, I am making a short film and am at the stage of buying a shotgun mic so as to improve the audio quality of the dialogue as well as foley recordings. My budget is fairly low but I want a h
Re: Shotgun Mic Advice
by Pat Jaeger 12 years ago
haha yeah I was :) Ok then, i think what ill do is hire a better quality mic for this project and look into buying a professional one in the near future. Thanks a lot for your very helpful responses,
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