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Rafael Cruz

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May 7th 2008
38 Posts
HD dvd
by Rafael Cruz 8 years ago
Hello There, I'm searching for a place, preferably in the NY NJ area, that authors an HD DVD with assets you provide. My searches are frustrating with many a dead end. Can anyone point my in the right
Re: HD dvd
by Bill Stephan 8 years ago
USA Studios still authors HD-DVD discs on DVD-R stock, which gives roughly 30 minutes of HD playback. You must play these discs in an HD-DVD player or on a Mac. Please respond with particulars of the
FCP Red Flickering
by Rafael Cruz 8 years ago
Hi there, The problem: Red flickering in the viewer & canvas window during playback My project in FCP has a good deal of footage 50GB from a few sources with slightly different formats. We shot with a
Re: FCP Red Flickering
by Rafael Cruz 8 years ago
Ok, I quit all unnecessary programs and then saved FCP and quit -- which turned into a save a and "FCP failed unexpectedly". But now, having restarted FCP, the red flickering seems to have vanished. M
TroubleShooting: Composition not rendering everything
by Rafael Cruz 8 years ago
Hi there, I've built a simple 3D animation - pulling back from text to reveal prison bars. Everything looks great in the COMP, but once I render the prison bars that I pre-comped are missing. Any idea
Re: TroubleShooting: Composition not rendering everything
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Rafael Cruz "Everything looks great in the COMP, but once I render the prison bars that I pre-comped are missing. Any ideas why that might be " So you see them in the comp viewer, but not in your ren
Expression: fall apart
by Rafael Cruz 8 years ago
Hi there, I am using after effects to build a prison out of cigarettes. At the end of the video the prison "bars" simply fall apart and I was hoping someone could suggest an expression that would get
Re: Expression: fall apart
by Michael Szalapski 8 years ago
If you're looking for a realistic physics simulation you would be best served doing it in a 3d app. Cinema 4d would be able to create the prison and destroy it really, really easily. I can't think of
3D Stock Footage (Health)
by Rafael Cruz 9 years ago
Hey there, I'm looking for assets or stock footage on a generic 3D modeling of a male figure. Take a look at this to see what I mean: http: www.viagra.com how-viagra-works.aspx I want to recreate the
Re: 3D Stock Footage (Health)
by Jeffrey Kaplan 9 years ago
Maybe this will help... It's a tiff sequence with alpha that you can loop. 844_turnaround.zip Jeff Kaplan Point 360 WEST Animation & VFX Department www.point360west.com
rendering illustrator files
by Rafael Cruz 9 years ago
Hi there, I recently used illustrator files for the first time in After Effects (I normally use PSD layers or .png's). I assume that when you import said illustrator files they are not in vector form.
Re: rendering illustrator files
by Michael Szalapski 9 years ago
What Dave said. Also, read this, it may prove useful. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but se
zip and swing
by Rafael Cruz 9 years ago
hi there! i need to create a simple 2D animation of shirt zipping in on a clothes line. i want to use an pendulum type of expression to give the shirts a realistic swing when they stop in place. i sta
Re: zip and swing
by Dan Ebberts 9 years ago
It would help to see the expression you're using. Dan
EX1 transfer procedure to FCP 6
by Din noor 11 years ago
Hi, as i bought recently 1set of EX1 & a FCP editing station. Could anyone guide me thru the procedure or a site, thats instruct us on how to transfer clips to FCP.Is it Via firewire or USB2 Do i need
Re: EX1 transfer procedure to FCP 6
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
Forgive me if this is answered somewhere in the thread (I read through most of it, but am short on time): Can I import Sony XDCAM EX1 footage from a G-Drive mini I am in the process of downloading the
Cube Transition
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
Hi there, I want to create a cube transition. Imagine the screen divided into, say, 24 blocks. And those blocks rotate to reveal the next scene. Simple. I know I can do this by making a cube out of 6
Re: Cube Transition
by david bogie 10 years ago
to push the edges of the cubes into 3D as they rotate, yes, you must build them individually. It's not particularly difficult to build one, duplicate it, replace the layers, and parent them all to one
print to video....no image...sound works though
by Wilson Schlamme 11 years ago
I'm trying to print to video my DV footage I shot on my Sony Fx-1 (which was in DV mode at the time). For some reason it shows video on my camera from final cut right before I print to video (insinuat
Re: print to video....no image...sound works though
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
I'm having the same trouble. Trying to print to video using a Sony DCR VX 2000 with standard firewire connection. I can see and hear the timeline playback on the camera (though the video only displays
Incomplete Exports
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
I am trying to export an MPEG-2 transport stream using Compressor. I started of with a test, and got what I expected (a brief clip from between my in out points, in the form of a complete file). When
Re: Incomplete Exports
by Daniel Low 10 years ago
Rafael Cruz "I am trying to export an MPEG-2 transport stream using Compressor" Rafael Cruz " the resulting .m2t file is incomplete" How do you know it's incomplete Are you creating an HD MPEG-2 file
Holga Effect
by Rafael Cruz 11 years ago
I want to recreate the look and feel of a neglected celluloid reel. More specifically, I want to make my DV footage look like it was shot with a (theoretical motion-picture) Holga. Vignetting, color f
Re: Holga Effect
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
I ended up moving in a different direction, since I couldn't pull the Holga look off quickly and couldn't find help. Sorry.
Random Incremental Numbers
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
I have an expression in place which generates random numbers between a set of values, but I would like to make a subtle adjustment. I would like to increase the number sequentially, by random incremen
Re: Random Incremental Numbers
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
Thanks Dan. Seems like just what I needed, with one exception. The number accumulates with every frame. I've tried to make the adjustment and haven't succeeded. How can I control the variable for the
Dots - Grid Transition
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
I need to create a grid-like layer of slightly random dots which cross the screen in a transition. I realize this is quite simple, but I'm having trouble manipulating the dots properly with particular
Re: Dots - Grid Transition miniTut
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
Yes! Thank you filip. So clear. This looks like it'll work.
Random Layering
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
I am running some tests trying to come up with an animation style that is similar to the children's classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". I am starting by layering some images of texture over one ano
Re: Random Layering
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
"Ohhhh right..." ...Is what I just said. I actually started along this path, first by using random opacity expressions, and then by arranging the layers in a precomp. BUt I did not think to use timere
Text Shape Animation
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
I have rotoscoped a mouth speaking. I now have a mask with hundreds of key frames. Now, I'd like to fill the negative space (created by the mask) with text so that the text animates to match the shape
Re: Text Shape Animation
by Nicholas Toth 10 years ago
Reshape uses masks to reshape a layer. Sometimes It can be a bear of an effect, and you need to make sure your mask points are linked properly --- otherwise it looks kinda crappy. http: library.creati
Undulating 3D grid
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
On Dan Ebbert's site there is a great expression for an undulating grid that recreates ocean-like movement. Now, I know the code doesn't really allow for 3D (just a 3D illusion), but I attempted to tr
Re: Undulating 3D grid
by Rafael Cruz 10 years ago
Thanks Dan! So simple, and works great. Of course the answer was right under my nose.
Scale Triggered by Audio Threshold
by Rafael Cruz 11 years ago
I am looking for an expression that triggers a sudden change in scale when a threshold in audio amplitude is reached, and which then eases back until the next threshold breach. So far I've successfull
Re: Scale Triggered by Audio Threshold
by Rafael Cruz 11 years ago
Thanks Dan. Now I see that t ime wasn't labeled consistently. so simple! and now it's working just as it should. I really appreciate the help. -and- Kevin, thanks for the suggestion. I'll give soundke
Standing Waves
by Rafael Cruz 11 years ago
I am trying to create standing wave patterns in after effects. i would like to use expressions to create augment shift between the patterns, but i'm not sure where to start. Here is a good example of
Re: Standing Waves
by Rafael Cruz 11 years ago
I'm not familiar with the math. It's interesting but I'm just looking to produce the visuals that correlate with it and was hoping that there was someone a few steps ahead of me. I have found an even
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