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Add work area to render queue, then select a new work area and add that to the queue as well and then set off batch
by Jimmy See 1 month ago
There's going to be a separate post about why I want to do this but getting right to the nub of the problem, I want to know how to queue up sections of a composition for rendering, not the whole thing
Re: Add work area to render queue, then select a new work area and add that to the queue as well and then set off batch
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 month ago
Another option is to send the renders to AME. PathSlicer - Advanced AE Shape Layer Effect http: www.broadcastgems.com pathSlicer - create highly customizable custom animated typefaces - create amazing
Demons...
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Am I the only one that's been told to wear headphones at work due to the annoying demo noises AE makes when doing RAM Preview with audio Why did AE change their audio preview option I know there are w
Re: Demons...
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 months ago
You can prevent the 'demo' noises by going to AE's Preferences Previews and enabling "Mute Audio when Preview is not Real-time". PathSlicer - Advanced AE Shape Layer Effect http: www.broadcastgems.com
Why doesn't the "Difference" blending mode work from inside a precomp?
by Pietari Virtanen 2 months ago
Hi! I'm having a problem with the "Difference" blending mode. Basically I have a picture with the Normal blending mode, and on top of the picture, I have a video with the Difference mode, and it shows
Re: Why doesn't the "Difference" blending mode work from inside a precomp?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 months ago
IOW, the Preview in your PreComp looks as expected but the render produces something else Other than what Walter has suggested, you should also post screengrabs of your precomp's Timeline and the 'fin
Alpha add does not work to close unwanted seam
by Lan Lan Liu 2 months ago
Hello, I have a flipbook animation made with masked 3d layers of a very simple shape. Everything is aligned perfectly. When the page turns, I notice a thin seam in the middle just as the rotation of t
Re: Alpha add does not work to close unwanted seam
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 months ago
I'm surprised Minimax didn't work. Did you try increasing the Radius value Also, other than placing an Adjustment Layer and applying a Layer Style to break 3D interactions, a 2D Null Layer will do the
How to Auto parent dozens of layers to layer above?
by remy mainz 2 months ago
Hi Can you help I need to import hundreds of image sequence strips and align them. THe easiest way Ive found is to parent them to the image above and shift them all together. But this involves parenti
Re: How to Auto parent dozens of layers to layer above?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 months ago
It's parent EACH layer to the layer above - NOT parent ALL layers to the layer above. Use Layer Chain - https: aescripts.com layer-chain PathSlicer - Advanced AE Shape Layer Effect http: www.broadcast
Collecting files...is it just me or is it broken now?
by Richard Garabedain 2 months ago
I select the comp go to collect for that comp only..and yet it still collects for the entire project.. WHat changed
Re: Collecting files...is it just me or is it broken now?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 months ago
You need to Reduce Project first before you Collect Files, if you only want to collect files for specific comp(s). PathSlicer - Advanced AE Shape Layer Effect http: www.broadcastgems.com pathSlicer -
Fiddlehead Animation
by Kyle Blair 2 months ago
Good evening, I'm working on a project where fiddleheads are growing and unfurling into ferns. The original design is vector, but I can't figure out a good way to animate the curling. I've tried puppe
Re: Fiddlehead Animation
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 months ago
Page Turn is your best bet. If you don't mind spending a bit then there's 3D Wraps from Zaxwerks. PathSlicer - Advanced AE Shape Layer Effect http: www.broadcastgems.com pathSlicer - create highly cus
Type on Text Expressions
by Jamil Munoz 2 months ago
Working on a command-line style end crawl for a project. The text was made in Photoshop and brought into AE, with the following expressions applied: to Source Text: L = text.sourceText.length; T = tim
Re: Type on Text Expressions
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 months ago
I developed a type-on effect that will solve your issue but you'll need to keyframe the Cursor's scale and position when the larger text is activated by the cursor. Here's the URL - it's free. http: w
Why does the text animator not work right when set to ramp up?
by Richard Garabedain 3 months ago
After effects has had this problem since as long as I can remember. You set the animation to ramp up and what happens...it only gets through about 70% of your text...Making us use the offset to finish
Re: Why does the text animator not work right when set to ramp up?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 months ago
This is how Ramp Up Down work as well as Triangle, Round and Smooth. The purpose of these Shape Types is to provide a more organic manner in how characters are affected by the Range Selectors. There i
Can't seem to figure out how to apply 2 animation presents to a single text layer.
by Paloma McClain 4 months ago
Hi all, I use AA CC. On a single text layer, I apply the "Florescent light" animation preset from the lights & optical folder. This lasts the full duration. Later down the timeline, I place my Current
Re: Can't seem to figure out how to apply 2 animation presents to a single text layer.
by Paloma McClain 4 months ago
Thanks for taking the time to help me and reply to both posts!
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How to adjust velocity for Interpolation Method using ease
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 months ago
I've got the usual ease(time, startTime,endTime, 0,100) but it looks boring and I'd like to be able to add a variable that helps to accentuate the beginning and ending eases. Any ideas TIA RolandK Typ
NEW - FREE type-on effects for AE (includes lots of options for interesting type-on effects/simulations)
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 6 months ago
Hi folks, here's a new and free tool to help you create type-on (with cursor) effects in AE. There are loads of options to add simulate other types of type-on effects too! Here's the Promo Video https
Re: NEW - FREE type-on effects for AE (includes lots of options for interesting type-on effects/simulations)
by Jim Scott 6 months ago
Thanks Roland. And good luck with your new product.
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Finding the time when a prop reaches a specific value
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
Finding the time when a prop reaches a specific value. Cheers TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerou
Re: Finding the time when a prop reaches a specific value
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
HAH!!! I knew my problem solving was a major issue. I've not written Expressions for a while - and it shows. Thanks Dan! TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems In
Ephemerally Occluded Parts - How to Mask Them?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
As the per title - I have an arm sorta wiping across the upper part of the body and face - see animation http: www.broadcastgems.com mediaserver01 Reflex_Q_March27_Ephemerally_Occluded_Parts_AniExampl
Re: Ephemerally Occluded Parts - How to Mask Them?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
Thanks for the link Pierre. I've also managed to create the morph without separating to layers. Simply masking the various facial features and outline did the trick. Cheers - Roland
Does ReFlex calculate masks in a hierarchical manner - same like how AE operates on Masks (top-down)?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
I'm asking cos I'm wondering if it's OK if I've got a hand going over a face (for both shots motion morph). Should I place the hand masks above the face masks Or it doesn't matter Cheers - Roland Type
Re: Does ReFlex calculate masks in a hierarchical manner - same like how AE operates on Masks (top-down)?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
Awesome! Now, where's the Auto-roto Button Cheers - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous L
Where's the AEP for the Head-turning Tutorial in the Manual
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
Hi folks, I just purchased ReFlex and all is swimmingly good except for a full-body morph I'm doing right now. Hand and body movements are done and look good. But I can't get the head turn to look goo
Re: Where's the AEP for the Head-turning Tutorial in the Manual
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
Thanks Pete and Pierre. BTW, I had the other links files but not the one that Pete provided. Cheers TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Tr
Expressions comment to prevent calculations on every frame. Is there such a thing?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
I recall there being an Expressions comment to prevent calculations on every frame. Does anyone have the secret sauce TIA - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com t
Re: Expressions comment to prevent calculations on every frame. Is there such a thing?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
FOUND IT!!! expression sampling interval After Effects evaluates an expression at various times to determine whether the values held in the global performance cache are current or are stale and need t
AE CC 2017 full of bugs
by Tom Smith 2 years ago
Hello guys, Does anyone have problem with the new AE CC 2017 I've updated it (and kept my 2015.3 for work), everytime I preview something it crashes, and the audio is awful, I have Bose speakers on US
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Re: AE CC 2017 full of bugs
by Walter Soyka 2 years ago
Dave LaRonde "But YOU shouldn't be pressing the space bar in the first place -- you should be doing proper previews." Preview changed a lot with the release of Ae CC 2015. The standard preview versus
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Strange issue with Expression result
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 3 years ago
The first script below isn't working as expected. However, the second script is fine. They're supposed to be very similar except for the variables involved. I think I've messed up somewhere but I don'
text.sourceText to increment appearance of Source Text - one character at a time
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 3 years ago
I need to do a type on effect but I need to use the sourceText property to do this. It'll be doubly good to include a time-control to set the stable state before the next character appears. So, first
Re: text.sourceText to increment appearance of Source Text - one character at a time
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 3 years ago
Thanks Dan!!! Cheers - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations Adobe After Effects
Automating in and out points
by Khu Suh 4 years ago
I need to add a narration track on a new layer and reduce the volume of the music on another track wherever I place the narration. I don't want to put any cuts in the music track audio. Normally what
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Re: Automating in and out points
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 years ago
You need to do something called 'side-chaining". Here are a few tutorials using Audition (I'm not sure if PPro supports side-chaining) - https: www.youtube.com results search_query=adobe+audition+side
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Trimming
by Kevin Knott 4 years ago
Hi, I've got some footage thats about 2mins, but I only want 20 secs of it. I've trimmed the layer, but when I move the playback handle thing past where I wanted the layer to end its still visible. I
Re: Trimming
by John Cuevas 4 years ago
It looks like you were looking at the layer window, rather than the composition window(from you screen shot) and that's why you would still see stuff that you trimmed. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.co
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Keying out and replacing sky
by Jamie Coote 4 years ago
Hey! I have an extraordinarily detailed shot, you name it, it's there; trees, reflections, fine lines, etc. It was supposed to be sunrise but as winter would have it, there was little to see but grey
Re: Keying out and replacing sky
by mathew fuller 4 years ago
Don't matte the trees. Just lay the sky right on top as a multiply layer. When you do it, you'll see what I mean. You can also lay the sky on top (as stated above)...Then make a luma matte out of your
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Output from Premier CS6 looks soft - After Effects dynamic link is source
by David Cohen 4 years ago
Hey Cow - its been a while since i posted. I am editing a video in PP Cs6 and my media is all dynamic link AE. Im keeping all ProRes422 but on output, no matter how i set render depth, my final is sof
Re: Output from Premier CS6 looks soft - After Effects dynamic link is source
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 years ago
I see the same issues here. My thoughts are that AME is the culprit. The same everything renders pristinely when rendered from AE but softer and sometimes noisier from PPro AME. RoRK Intensive mocha &
Double clicking for layer sized mask not working...
by Mike Abbott 5 years ago
All of a sudden I've realised that double clicking a mask tool for a type layer isn't giving me a 'layer sized' mask. I get a comp sized mask. It's the same in CS6 or CC. Works fine for a small solid
Re: Double clicking for layer sized mask not working...
by Todd Kopriva 5 years ago
Leading question: What do you think a "layer-sized" mask would be for a text layer Text layers don't have a set size in the same way that, say, a solid does. Same goes for a shape layer. They can be t
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Trapcode form / particular emanating from alpha edge
by Declan Smith 5 years ago
Could anyone help with a starter for 10 on how I can setup either form or particular to emanate particles from the edge of an alpha channel. i.e. the alpha channel of a green screened clip so that par
Re: Trapcode form / particular emanating from alpha edge
by Declan Smith 5 years ago
Great, thank you, meant to send this last week. The bit I was missing was setting the layer to 3D. All working now. Declan Smith http: www.madpanic.tv After Effects CS6 FCS3 Canon XLH1 Canon 7D Reason
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Tracking multiple monitors with moving shots (Mocha + AE)
by Doug Alvarez 5 years ago
Hey guys... So I'm doing VFX for a buddies short film and I need to do screen replacement for multiple shots. The catch is that there are up to 8 monitors in some shots. Here is an example of two: htt
Re: Tracking multiple monitors with moving shots (Mocha + AE)
by Darby Edelen 5 years ago
Roland R. Kahlenberg "Not everything! Just the characters objects that are moving in the scene. Objects in the distance are not an issue. It's those that cut across the frame, close to the camera tha
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Particular 2 and tracked footage
by Rusty Shackleford 7 years ago
http: vimeo.com 5716181 How do I make something like Are there any tutorials anywhere about using Particular 2 with tracked footage in 3d space Like the rain cloud or rainbow streaklet Brandon Morris
Re: Particular 2 and tracked footage
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
A White Solid is used as a 'shadow catcher' layer. As with other 3D Layers, the Shadow Catcher has Material Options properties. There is a Cast Shadow property which can be set to Only (as well as On
Drawing a route on a map
by Gary Rice 5 years ago
I have a large JPEG image of a street map that I would like to animate and add a trace of a route to drive. I envision having the current location as a fixed point in the center of the screen and the
Re: Drawing a route on a map
by Dave LaRonde 5 years ago
AE can do this. I recommend that you use a composition in thye full resolution of the map. Over it, create solid using the comp dimensions. On the solid, make a Mask Path defining your route. Use the
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AFX to Flash - keep shape layers and ai files as vectors for swf output?
by adam roche 5 years ago
I am working on a project where i've done tonnes of animation in after effects, and now i need a way to keep the sharpness of my vector lines from ai. files, and shape layers in after effects, and pro
Re: AFX to Flash - keep shape layers and ai files as vectors for swf output?
by Todd Kopriva 5 years ago
Shape layers can't be exported as vectors to SWF. See this page for a list of the very few things that are exported as vectors: http: help.adobe.com en_US aftereffects cs using WSB4D8E1B0-5A71-4db3-BB
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Rendering in AE CC vs AE CS6
by Erik Lindahl 5 years ago
Our company "bit the bullet" last night and got the CC subscribtion. For the heck of it I wanted to see if there where and speed changes in rendering in AE CC. Here's my findings. Machine: - iMac 2012
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Strange distortion in final AE output
by Randy Cates 5 years ago
I'm getting a strange distortion in my final output using an uncompressed QT file (see attached). I've tried various methods of output and turned off motion blur (which was the problem with a previous
Re: Strange distortion in final AE output
by Mike Zimbard 5 years ago
This is pixel motion frame blending turned on. The quickest way to get rid of this is in your render output turn Frame Blending Off for all layers. You're not seeing it in the viewport because my gues
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Differing render results using AE & Encoder
by Oliver de Morassé 5 years ago
When I render .flv files, I get differing results using After Effects CS5 (version 10.0.2.4) then when I use Adobe Media Encoder CS5 (version 5.0.1.0). The colors in the Encoder version (right picture
Re: Differing render results using AE & Encoder
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Oliver de Morass "Yes, we are using a Linearize Working space." Looks like AME is not understanding the linearized working space. To clean this up, you can nest your main comp in a new comp -- call i
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Adobe Application Manager keeps wrongly treating me like a cloud customer
by Craig Wall 5 years ago
I was a cloud customer until Adobe's new recent policies. I uninstalled the cloud version, purchased the CS6 Master Collection and installed it. But at some point the Application Manager got updated a
Re: Adobe Application Manager keeps wrongly treating me like a cloud customer
by Craig Wall 5 years ago
Todd, my experience with Adobe's customer support has beat down my hope in humanity far too many times. I know that is far removed from your personal professionalism, but it's a pervasive reality I've
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Trying to mask inside shape layer without sucess
by Ryan Hayward 5 years ago
I've been searching for an answer to this and I can't find it anywhere so hopefully someone can help. I'm using CS5 and I'm trying to use a mask on a shape layer. The shape layer consists of a stroke
Re: Trying to mask inside shape layer without sucess
by Ridley Walker 5 years ago
Select the shape layer, choose a masking tool, click the "Tool Creates Mask" option, good to go. Here is an example: 6437_maskedshapelayer.aep.zip
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CC glass HD
by stig olsen 5 years ago
Hi, Im on CS5 and the CC glass effect cant use AE lights, because it required ccfx HD. I guess this is available on the latest version of AE but there is no option for me to sign up for the cloud syst
Re: CC glass HD
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 years ago
I hate to throw water on your rant, Stig, but the word "bastard" appears in the Bible a number of times. Maybe you should read before you write... Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.b
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CRT TV text flicker effect
by Steven Probets 5 years ago
Hey, I have been looking around and cannot seem to find the 'flicker' effect I am looking for. If anyone can help I would be most grateful :) I am looking for some text to 'flicker on' - the same kind
Re: CRT TV text flicker effect
by John Cuevas 5 years ago
There are presets plugins you can get that will create those looks. Also I've done a few myself that I've uploaded. If you type "BadTv" into the effects and presets, there are a few that you might be
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Keying hair
by Jeff Rouric 5 years ago
I know I posted on keying before, but this is driving me crazy. Hair is driving me crazy. That seems to be the biggest problem. Also, I'm not sure if I'm keying the correct way, so I wanted to ask you
Re: Keying hair
by Todd Kopriva 5 years ago
The Refine Edge tool and Refine Soft Matte effect are big helps with hair: http: blogs.adobe.com aftereffects 2013 06 refine-edge-tool-refine-soft-matte-effect-and-related-new-features-in-after-effect
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The other Creative Cloud forum is pretty dead
by Derek Andonian 5 years ago
I noticed that the other Creative Cloud forum, which is dedicated to actually using it, is pretty deserted. There are only four postings in there- three of which were started by the Adobe employee who
Re: The other Creative Cloud forum is pretty dead
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
Frank Gothmann "Not sure if opening yet another forum solely dedicated to CC at this point makes any sense" Specific Pr or Ae issues should be posted in their respective COW Forums. The TWO new Cloud
The Illusion of Math
by Nathan Bezner 5 years ago
I appreciate that Dennis has opened a thread for Creative Cloud Q&A, and I don't want to dilute the goodwill by posting what is essentially another angry customer on a semi-rant, but I do want to addr
Re: The Illusion of Math
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
Tim Kolb "With software, all you need to lower prices is a lot more customers...figuring out where the sweet spot is is the catch." Tim, it's ridiculous to say that more customer leads to lower price
Bill Roberts on Larry Jordan's Digital Production Buzz
by Karl Soule 5 years ago
Worth a listen. Larry asks some tough questions and I think some will be surprised by Bill's answers: http: www.digitalproductionbuzz.com 2013 05 digital-production-buzz-may-9-2013 #podPressPlayerSpac
Re: Bill Roberts on Larry Jordan's Digital Production Buzz
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
Why is Adobe OVERCHAGING non-US users for access to CC Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified Instructor & Adobe After Effects CS6
Has Adobe Creative Cloud changed the way you work?
by Sandeep Sajeev 5 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to figure out what the benefits to an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription are, and I'd appreciate any feedback from current users. I'm especially interested in hearing about any workfl
Re: Has Adobe Creative Cloud changed the way you work?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
Apparently with CC you can download the latest updates as soon as they are available AND of course such timely updates were not available prior to CC!!! What a complete and utter lie from Adobe!!! Int
Creative Cloud Q&A [Adobe guy]
by Dennis Radeke 5 years ago
The last few days has seen quite a few discussions about Adobe's new licensing model. Some have attacked it, others defended it, many presenting their concerns and many presenting questions in a reaso
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Re: Creative Cloud Q&A [Adobe guy]
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
I should pity you that you found it obvious to take my words literally, to make an issue of it, but I don't. I shouldn't waste my time. Cheers RoRK Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other
What about an Adobe App Store?
by Derek Andonian 5 years ago
Adobe has said that they are discontinuing perpetual licenses so they can put their focus squarely on their vision for the cloud. The cloud services they are offering sound really great, but do the ap
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Re: What about an Adobe App Store?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
Greg Andonian "Adobe has said that the big advantage to getting apps through the cloud is that they can receive updates and get major upgrades more frequently." This has been the case even prior to C
You Might Want to Read this Analysis of the EULA
by Jim Wiseman 5 years ago
Lloyd Chambers runs the Website Mac Performance Guide. He is a recognized expert at tuning the Mac Pro for photo work on the web. I haven't found anyone more expert than him at this. He is also a prac
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Re: You Might Want to Read this Analysis of the EULA
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
Peter Wiley "The Adobe EULA is not, as has been pointed out, all that different from others. They are often unilateral, that is, they are drafted in the interests of the Company more than in the inte
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Adobe CC
by cabral steel 5 years ago
Hy everyone! We have some remarks to do..... We are Adobe costumers for the long time. We brought eachyear the full perpetual licenses, they built them capital with ours (ours,yours) money. Don t forg
Re: Adobe CC
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
Pllease add Blender (for FREE 3D and node-based compositing) and http: www.hitfilm.com for low-cost, high-quality composting. Adobe is a stock market listed 'marketing' company - they need money more
Adobe guy on Creative Cloud
by Dennis Radeke 5 years ago
I've started a thread here: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 378 622
Re: Adobe guy on Creative Cloud
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 years ago
So what if you started a thread there or anywhere else It's been years and years since Pr and AE and were supposed to WORK via Dynamic Link and you guys still can't get the two apps to work seamlessly
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