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Peter Diefenthaler

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June 6th 2015
39 Posts
Best way to do a cloaking effect?
by James Carver 3 years ago
What's the best way to create this cloaking effect in AE https: youtu.be OHW2EEgX7FE t=11 I'm thinking the electricity can be done with paths and the saber plugin after tweaking it, but what about the
Re: Best way to do a cloaking effect?
by Peter Diefenthaler 3 years ago
Firstly, the subjects need to be separate from the background, so you would need a clean background plate and the subjects should be shot in front of a green screen or rotoscoped. To create the transp
Time Remapping a percomp values not representing frames.
by Michael Gleeson 4 years ago
Hi Guys Long time viewer first time poster. First I have visited these forums many times and would like to post a quick and general thank you to all contributors as I have found many many solutions to
Re: Time Remapping a percomp values not representing frames.
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
I show an efficient way to do this in a previous post: https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1063570 Peter Diefenthaler http: www.ideafirecreative.com
FL Depth of Field (White border)
by Dick Cheney 4 years ago
Hi Guys, this is my first post so i would like to start with thanking everybody for the countless times that this forum has helped me out. I think it's great. Now i have a problem though, that I can't
Re: FL Depth of Field (White border)
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
What does your depth pass look like This plugin wants a depth pass where white is closest to the camera and black farthest from the camera. Sometimes if the depth pass is inverted it will give strange
animating opacity with expression using source black & white lines
by pradeep naidu 4 years ago
hi guys i wanted to make some video loops i'm successfully making it but it consumes lot of time from past 1 month i have created only 5 loops idea consist of 50+ loops here's what i'm doing https: im
Re: animating opacity with expression using source black & white lines
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
Do the white lines in the source comp consist of individual layers with opacity property If so, put this expression in the opacity property of one layer, copy expression only and paste to all other la
link a keyframe to a slider control
by Ahmed Ashraf 4 years ago
Hey all, Got 2 keyframes on the Trim Paths 1 (End) of a Shape layer 1 The first keyframe has a value of 0 Now I want to be able to control the second keyframe with a slider control on Null. So when th
Re: link a keyframe to a slider control
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
Something like this should work. min = 0; max = thisComp.layer("Null 1").effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); if(numKeys > 1){ ease(time,key(1).time,key(2).time,min,max
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Change a layer's position based on Slider
by Patrick O'Callaghan 4 years ago
Hi all, I hope you can help me, I only have a passing knowledge of expression and I'm struggling to make this work: I have a character ready for animation, the torso is a time remap of instances so we
Re: Change a layer's position based on Slider
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
Whoops, Dan beat me to the punch. Anyway, this method works also, but probably isn't as elegant of a solution. sliderPos = Math.round(thisComp.layer("B_CHEST").effect("BODY POSES")
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Control Layer Visibiilty using Expression in Time Remapping (SliderControl)
by Subhodeep Ghatak 4 years ago
Hi Dan, I need your help on this issue im facing while animating the face of the character. I want to make him frown, happy, angry i have all the shapes in layers and i want tp know that how can i mak
Re: Control Layer Visibiilty using Expression in Time Remapping (SliderControl)
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
You can use this technique for the entire face, or for the eyes mouth individually. This is a common method for cycling through phonemes as well. Each frame corresponds to a different emotion state, s
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Limit wiggle on offset property for Trim Paths
by Jesus Suarez 4 years ago
I have a shape layer with a simple line and trim paths applied to it. The end of the trim paths is set to 0.2% which gives me pretty much a dot. Now, If I apply a wiggle expression to the offset of th
Re: Limit wiggle on offset property for Trim Paths
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
I'm not sure I completely understand what your goal is. Could this be what you're looking for freq=0.6; min=12; max=300; Math.abs(wiggle(freq,max-min))+min Peter Diefenthaler http: www.ideafirecreativ
wiggle react to sound?
by Dor Levy 4 years ago
I am kind of newbie.... I wanted to make the background of my compotion skale by music, so i managed to make the layers wiggle by parenting them to 1 Null object, and i used the wiggle expression on t
Re: wiggle react to sound?
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
This video shows how to link the output data to a parameter. Just pick-whip the sound keys output. https: youtu.be rpLrk6Yau6w t=2m56s soundKeysOutput = PICKWHIP THE OUTPUT; wiggle(soundKeysOutput,20)
Shape Path Handles lost again.
by Paulo Hoeven 4 years ago
After copying this shape from another comp, I've lost the handles and can't change the form of it, it has happened before and it's pretty annoying, i've tried many solutions I've found on the itnernet
Re: Shape Path Handles lost again.
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
Toggle Mask and Shape Path Visibility Peter Diefenthaler http: www.ideafirecreative.com
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Different animations within the same precomposition?
by Jonathan Tune 4 years ago
I have a puppet made of PS layers and rigged with DUIK. It is meant to perform dozens of animations, which include interacting with layered backgrounds, putting foreground elements in front of the pup
Re: Different animations within the same precomposition?
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
Every change you make in a pre-comp will exist in every instance of it. So you can't have the same pre-comp do different things. However, you can have multiple instances displaying a different point i
Resize layer border without resizing text and effects
by Marcin Kostecki 4 years ago
Hello, I created little intro based on tutorial found on youtube. After creating it I realized that I made mistake. After making rotation lights are not going on whole screen but only to layer borders
Re: Resize layer border without resizing text and effects
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
I'm glad you solved your problem, but don't neglect learning the basics. Knowing the fundamentals of AE will help you better understand projects like this and will also help you better articulate your
Exported video is physically slowed down.
by Xander Hugh 4 years ago
Hi I'm running into an issue on a project file. Everything looks and sounds great in ram render, as soon as I render the project out to H264 the resulting video is slowed down and temporally stretched
Re: Exported video is physically slowed down.
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
You're very welcome. Glad I could help. Peter Diefenthaler http: www.ideafirecreative.com
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How to convert a 3d object into a motion path?
by Ines Smudja 4 years ago
Hello, I was asked to create an animation similar to this one: https: www.behance.net gallery 15844201 Green-Hours-Jazz-Fest-2014 I've created the 3D drawing of the musical instrument with Rhino 5 and
Re: How to convert a 3d object into a motion path?
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
I'm not familiar with Rhino, but this is how I would do it in Blender. Convert the edges of the mesh to curves splines, give them thickness, animate a colored texture along them, then render with a sh
How can you add chapters to a long YouTube video clip
by David Honan 4 years ago
Hi from 19 degrees C York UK but about to rain :-( Wasn't sure if this was the right place to post this but here goes... I have produced a 5 minute video clip which needs to have the ability for the u
Re: How can you add chapters to a long YouTube video clip
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
This wouldn't require software. To create chapters for YouTube videos, you create annotations that link to a specific time in the video. The same guy you've referenced above describes how to do it in
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Change source text like source text of specific text-layer
by Peter Bursch 4 years ago
Hi, i have a composition with 3 text-layers, where one layer overlay the other and every layer has other color. Is it possible that the source text of these 3 text-layers will change dynamically. I me
Re: Change source text like source text of specific text-layer
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
You only need to put the first part of your expression in the Source Text property of the three text layers you want linked to the main text layer. comp("parent comp").layer("specific text-layer").tex
Counting up slider expression: smooth opacity/overlap transition
by Meg Alyce 4 years ago
I've just created my expression code for a counting slider and the numbers I am using are from 90,000 - 100,000 so there's quite a lot of jumping when the numbers count up. I'm wondering if there's an
Re: Counting up slider expression: smooth opacity/overlap transition
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
CC Wide Time would work for this. Play with the number of steps for desired smoothness. However, the numbers have to last more than just a few frames or the transition won't look very good. Hope this
Resize Comp With Camera Animation
by Milton Whitaker 4 years ago
Hey guys, So I know the correct solve to this problem would have been to start my animations in a 1080 comp but that's not the case, so here goes: I have a bunch of 720 comps that now need to be 1080
Re: Resize Comp With Camera Animation
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
I'm not sure how this would work with Particular, but the following method has worked for me in the past using Element: In each instance of Element you must create a World Transform Null (twirl down W
Trimming problem with multiple tracks
by Daniel Schultz 4 years ago
New to PrePro, coming from Avid. So it's one of those, "how do you do this in thing that I know how to do in Avid " So, I've got 6 tracks 3 video and 3 audio. V1 is interview v2 is broll v3 is overlay
Re: Trimming problem with multiple tracks
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
Use the track select tool ( a on keyboard). Shift+click and drag on the clip after the gap and all video audio clips that follow will move with it. You can also just click and drag in the timeline to
Change Frame Rate
by Ana Wiƛniewska 4 years ago
Hi! I have a new project in Premier pro (sequence 1280x720, 25fps) And as I import the file (render from Cinema 4D: .mov 25fps) to Premiere Pro 5.5, it changes framerate to 30fps. Any help
Re: Change Frame Rate
by Peter Diefenthaler 4 years ago
In the Project window, right-click the footage and navigate to Modify Interpret Footage. Then check Assume this frame rate and type in 25. Also double check that C4d didn't actually render the .mov to
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