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Rob Mason

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May 22nd 2016
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Cloners & Effectors Caching - Issue with render times...
by Rob Mason 3 weeks ago
I have a scene that is about 2400 frames long and the render times are taking astronomically long for each frame, ranging widely from 15 to 25 minutes PER FRAME. I need help drastically cutting these
Where are "Make Preview" renders saved?
by Rob Mason 4 weeks ago
I want to use one of my "Make Previews" in After Effects for general timing without having to render the full quality render which will take too long. Where are these stored Is it possible to obtain t
Re: Where are "Make Preview" renders saved?
by Rob Mason 3 weeks ago
That did it! Thanks!
Strange Rendering Issue - Getting blank Cyan screen...
by Rob Mason 4 weeks ago
I have a larger project file, with multiple cloners and lots of simple materials. I have no issues rendering (CMD+R) within the project, but once I render to the Picture Viewer none of my objects show
Re: Strange Rendering Issue - Getting blank Cyan screen...
by Brian Jones 4 weeks ago
'Preparing' takes into account dynamics and particles, hair and anything else that needs to be calculated frame by frame to reach the frame you are at accurately, but Cmnd-R just renders whatever is i
Difficult Alpha Gradient Problem...
by Rob Mason 1 month ago
I have a picture below of the type of look I am trying to achieve. I want to have a cylindrical shape with an Alpha falloff near the top as pictured. I've tried all the different Gradient types on my
Re: Difficult Alpha Gradient Problem...
by Rob Mason 4 weeks ago
Unfortunately I know nothing about Xpresso yet. I did try 2D-V and it was useless. Suppose I need some brushing up on Xpresso then...
R20 - Controlling Opacity with Effectors question
by Rob Mason 1 month ago
I am trying to control the opacity of a group of clones, but also have falloff where the opacity still has the gradation between 0% and 100%. Right now all I am able to achieve is applying a Plain Eff
Re: R20 - Controlling Opacity with Effectors question
by Jim Scott 1 month ago
Controlling visibility will always be an on or off proposition. As far as I know, in order to control opacity you will need to either work with the transparency channel of a material or its alpha chan
Animating for LED screens for a convention
by Rob Mason 2 months ago
So a project came up where I need to create a looping animation for an LED screen. I ve never done this before and forgive my noob question...but how do I accomplish this Does it just come down to hav
Re: Animating for LED screens for a convention
by Rob Mason 1 month ago
So once I have that and the L-shape portions are marked, but the overall rectangular shape which includes the "L" is 4K would I then render it out as one 4K comp without having to mask out the non-vie
Track Data KEEPS shrinking the my layers! - Mocha Pro 2019
by Rob Mason 2 months ago
Pictures included below. I am having a tough time adding my tracking data to the my layer of choice without it shrinking and displacing the object to somewhere else in the comp. I made sure that both
Re: Track Data KEEPS shrinking the my layers! - Mocha Pro 2019
by peter mcauley 2 weeks ago
Hi Rob, WIthout more information it isn't really possible for us to offer a solution to the problem. If you would like to reach out to me directly and send me the project we can review it and provide
Effector Fields Question - If cloner has a material, can you use the Color Remap of the Field?
by Rob Mason 2 months ago
My question is as above. I cannot seem to be able to have BOTH a cloner with a material and make use of the Color Remap function within any of the effector fields. Anyone know how to do this ! I reall
Re: Effector Fields Question - If cloner has a material, can you use the Color Remap of the Field?
by Rob Mason 2 months ago
You're a lifesaver. Worked!
AE crashing immediately with white box! Need assistance badly...
by Rob Mason 7 months ago
I have tried multiple remedies suggested in these forums and others with no luck. AE continues to crash in the same way every single time, without any information like error numbers and such. All of m
Re: AE crashing immediately with white box! Need assistance badly...
by Rob Mason 7 months ago
Anyone have any ideas I'm dead in the water...
Trying to achieve a certain effect...
by Rob Mason 10 months ago
Hopefully you guys can help me because I am stuck. I am trying to achieve a "connected network" look where the particles are all connected with lines to each other, and not just a single source. I've
Re: Trying to achieve a certain effect...
by Rob Mason 10 months ago
Appreciate your suggestions! Sorry for the late reply.
Dissolving/shattering from one object to another - any ideas?
by Rob Mason 10 months ago
I've seen works of particular that morphs from an image that disintegrates into flying particles and then back into another image. I want to particle dissolve or shatter an object, have the particles
Particular Question - Trying to achieve this look...
by Rob Mason 10 months ago
Hopefully you guys can help me because I am stuck. I am trying to achieve a "connected network" look where the particles are all connected with lines to each other, and not just a single source. I've
Re: Particular Question - Trying to achieve this look...
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 10 months ago
Answered here https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1132358 Kalleheikki Kannisto Senior Graphic Designer
Duik & Puppet Pin Problem - Won't render!
by Rob Mason 1 year ago
So I have a phone and cord that I animated in AE using Duik + Puppet Pins for the cord. When I go to render, the only thing that renders is the phone, not the cord (which I have the pins on). I should
Re: Duik & Puppet Pin Problem - Won't render!
by Steve Bentley 1 year ago
Can you upload the file and we'll take a look What version of AE and Duik are you using
Trying to "replicate" this style...
by Rob Mason 3 years ago
I am working on a project at the moment and am having serious difficulty in replicating the style used to create the ground and the atmospheric effects seen in this shot created by Mikael Gustoffson..
Re: Trying to "replicate" this style...
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
Have you tried illustrator Looks like a bunch of vector lines. Wouldn't be too difficult in illustrator. Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
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