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Roland R. Kahlenberg

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Motion tracking of large one-color circle
by vid klopcic 1 week ago
Hi, I recently recorded solar eclipse through telescope. It's postion was adjusted every few minutes. Now I want to speed up video to create timelapse of Monn passing. Before that, I must set position
Re: Motion tracking of large one-color circle
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 6 days ago
You can try AE's tracker to track a small area on the edge of the Sun. If that fails, you can scale down the image drastically to reduce the tracking area of the entire Sun. It will be a good idea to
After Effects error: Rendering error while writing to file
by Marieken Smeets 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, My name is Marieken. I live in Holland and only just started with Adobe After Effects. I've downloaded a template from videoblocks and edited the text layers and made it my own. Now, when I w
Re: After Effects error: Rendering error while writing to file
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 weeks ago
An error dialog window should have appeared after the ping. Screen capture it and post it here. Cheers - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive m
How do I remove the texture from my text?
by Joshua Mellor 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm fairly new to After Effects and have come up against a bit of a problem concerning my text layer. I've included a screenshot of my workspace so you can see what I'm talking about: I want t
Re: How do I remove the texture from my text?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 weeks ago
You've set the Track Matte for the text correctly. However you've set its Blending Mode to Add; which picks up RGB values from layer below it. In fact, that's how Blending Modes work - they combine th
Plexus (plugin) question
by Adam Farron 4 weeks ago
I have a vision in my head but no idea how to do it. Using plexus, I want to do two things. One: I want to make a any text and just have a few little thin lines extending from certain parts of the wor
Re: Plexus (plugin) question
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 weeks ago
For the first effect, Google "Plexus Art of Flight tutorial" - essentially you link a Light to a Noise Effector and use the Light to distort text. For the second idea you have, this sounds quite simpl
Strange issue with Expression result
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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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Opacity Wiggle Checkbox Control
by wyclef chron 4 months ago
Hey, I'm wanting to turn opacity on and off randomly and am using effect("Checkbox Control")("Checkbox")*100 on the opacity and then the checkbox on off control with wiggle(2,20) but I'd like the off
Re: Opacity Wiggle Checkbox Control
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 months ago
Use the Opacity Flash - random preset which is installed with AE. HTH - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore a
How would i set up this colorful expression?
by Richard Garabedain 4 months ago
I put a wiggle on a layer's fill so that its color changes rapidly. Its for a particle system. The only problem is i get too many black and white frames when i want colors. IS there a better expressio
Re: How would i set up this colorful expression?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 months ago
What does your Expression look like Cheers - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Location
Intergating AE presets with Cinema 4D text
by jim mizerock 4 months ago
Hi, new to AE but learing fast, I think...and wondering if it's possible to create text in Cinema 4D lite and then import it into AE and then apply one of the AE 3d text presets to it, ie 3d flydown b
Re: Intergating AE presets with Cinema 4D text
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 months ago
Sorry for not answering your initial Q. No. There is no way to incorporate AE's Type Tool's mechanics to anything from C4D. BTW, TypeGEMs and TypeGEMsRT are going at US$15 per item and there's a bundl
MasterEffctLayer!!!
by Al Arjmandi 4 months ago
Hi I am wondering if is any way to stack up combination of some effects in a layer or adjustment layer to reuse. But I need a flexible layer like a MasterEffctLayer which can control later and Chang a
Re: MasterEffctLayer!!!
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 months ago
Depending on the type of effect you want, an Adjustment Layer will do the job nicely. HTH - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Tra
Unfolding/Origami effect....
by Mark Pfeffer 4 months ago
Trying to rotate non uniform triangles is driving me mad. I'm needing to fold out these triangles flush but the bounding box is not allowing me to do that. I've tried masks and shape layers but am not
Re: Unfolding/Origami effect....
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 months ago
I doubt if you have similar issues if you used a Shape Layer. You may want to look at Paravent - http: www.motionboutique.com paravent . The caveat is that I think it only works with rectangular shape
File: AfterEffects_CS6_Broadway_TextFFX_Updated_01
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 4 months ago
zip file This Adobe After Effects CS6 Text Animation Preset, Broadway, fixes a bug in the installed version of the Text Animation Preset of the same name. This update includes Effect Sliders for Frequ
Amend existing marker trigger to include marker.name
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 months ago
I'd like to be able to have different behaviors triggered by different markers. The current code only looks at the marker time. How can I amend this code so that it reads a marker's name, like "scale"
Re: Amend existing marker trigger to include marker.name
by Dan Ebberts 5 months ago
I haven't tested this, so there may be typos, but I'm guessing what you're trying to do will be structured like this: n = 0; if (marker.numKeys 0){ n = marker.nearestKey(time).index; if (marker.key(n)
Hotkey to cycle between panels?
by Darryl Torke 5 months ago
Is there a shortcut to basically 'tab' from, say the 'project' tab, to the 'composition' tab, to the 'preview' tab. Just any open panel
Re: Hotkey to cycle between panels?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 5 months ago
There is no shortcut key to cycle through opened panels. However, oft used panels do have their own shortcut keys - take a look within the Window Menu for their respective shortcut keys. HTH - Roland
TypeGEMsRT - The Ray-tracing Version of TypeGEMs is Now Available
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 6 months ago
Here's a link to the TypeGEMsRT presets showcase and here's the - TypeGEMs TypeGEMsRT product page. TypeGEMs is a User-interface that includes additional features for AE's Type Tool that makes creatin
File: Animatable Matte with Linked, Cornered Crosshairs - Adobe After Effects CS6 AEP
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 months ago
aep file Animatable Matte with Linked, Cornered Crosshairs - Adobe After Effects CS6 AEP The AEP contains a composition with a single Shape Layer. Expression Controls provide functionality and customi
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@Animatable Matte with Linked, Cornered Crosshairs - Adobe After Effects CS6 AEP
by Maria Celina Boa Nova 7 months ago
Well, this is amazing! Thank You!
Trim layer with 'alt - bracket' not exact on timeline
by Ed Home 7 months ago
Hi, Does anybody know how to solve this annoying 'problem'... When I use the option 'alt-bracket' at the end of the layer where I want to trim, it's not trimmed exactly at the timeline but always 1 fr
Re: Trim layer with 'alt - bracket' not exact on timeline
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 months ago
It is trimmed at the frame location of the Timeline Indicator. The additional space to the right of the layer defines the frame. A frame timecode is visually defined at the start of its frame timecode
File: Animated Dots - Shape Layer
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 months ago
aep file This CS6 AEP contains a Shape Layer that has been set to animate dots. The tricks to creating this effect are - 1) Set Line Cap to Round Cap 2) Set Dash Size to 1 3) Add a Gap Property - clic
Video: TypeGEMs & TypeGEMsRT - Bundle Deal for an Adobe After Effects Type Tool
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 months ago
TypeGEMs & TypeGEMsRT - Bundle Deal for an Adobe After Effects Type Tool Grab this awesome deal to spruce up your text animations. You'll receive both products that contain a total of 90 text presets
TypeGEMs is AVAILABLE NOW!!!
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 months ago
TypeGEMs is the ultimate companion for the Type Tool in Adobe After Effects. You can now set up and tweak awesome text animations easily and quickly! Visit http: www.broadcastgems.com TypeGEMs for pro
TypeGEMs - New AE Product Announcement
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 8 months ago
I've just developed TypeGEMs, the world's first comprehensive UI for Adobe After Effects' Type Tool. This is an early-bird sales call that ends on Aug 04. Details are here - http: www.broadcastgems.co
File: Combining RayTraced and Classic3D Comps
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 12 months ago
zip file This ZIP package contains an AE CS6 AEP which shows an example of nesting a RayTraced composition into a Classic 3D composition. The motivation is to overcome a limitation with fading in out
Need to customize Dan's Counter Expressions script
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
Here's the script - http: www.motionscript.com design-guide counter.html. I've got the script written as such - var x ="" ; for (j=0; j<12; j++) { valLength = myArray j .length; var s = myArray j ;
Re: Need to customize Dan's Counter Expressions script
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 12 months ago
Hi Dan, I've hit a snag. I'm getting unwanted results with negative values. Here's the script again - var x ="" ; for (j=0; j<12; j++) { valLength = myArray j .length; var s = myArray j ; if (comma
type flowing start outside the frame
by Sarah Schela 1 year ago
Hello folks, I have the following scenario: I have a lets say 1280x720 composition and I would like to move multiple one line type layer from right to left, like a flowing stream. y position is random
Re: type flowing start outside the frame
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
That number would be dependent on the font and its size that you use, I suggest that you replace the number with an Expression Control slider. It'll be very quick to discern the magic number for each
Can Javascript string's auto-update?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
I've got the following script that works fine BUT when the Expression Control's name is manually changed, the script does not auto-update. Math.abs(thisComp.layer("Controller").effect("Value Bar" + "
Re: Can Javascript string's auto-update?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
IT Works! Thanks Dan! Cheers RoRK Latest AE Workshop - MoGraph Intensity - Shapes & Text Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locations Imagineer Systems (mocha) Certified In
Trimming
by Kevin Knott 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Text layer into 3D layer
by Anthony Eamens 1 year ago
I've recently re-installed After effects CC to try and add some flare to a design I'm working on and I'm struggling with something thats never occurred before. I've imported a Photoshop document and r
Re: Text layer into 3D layer
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
I've downloaded the AEP and things look as they should. If you switch on the 3D switch for ALL your menu items, you will notice that their respective axis arrows are oriented relative to the camera. S
Output from Premier CS6 looks soft - After Effects dynamic link is source
by David Cohen 1 year 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 1 year 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 &
Video: How to use the After Effects 3D System with 3D Plug-ins
by Chris Bobotis 1 year ago
How to use the After Effects 3D System with 3D Plug-ins A quick tip on how to use the After Effects 3D system with 3D plug-ins like Mettle s FreeForm, FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE. we show After E
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Expression for scaling bar several times
by Ed Home 1 year ago
Hi there, I hope somebody can help me, because I'm a newby... I made a rectangle (bar) which has to increase and decrease several times, during 15 seconds. Must look like it's fluctuating. I can do th
Re: Expression for scaling bar several times
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year ago
Parent the bar layers to a Null Object. Then use the Null's Rotation and Position to orientate and position the bars to suit your needs. HTH RoRK Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other D
Double clicking for layer sized mask not working...
by Mike Abbott 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 4 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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File: Text Tool - Wiggly Selector
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 years ago
zip file An AEP (Versions CC and CS6) example that uses the Text Tool's Wiggly Selector to create random movement. http: f1.creativecow.net 6399 text-tool-wiggly-selector


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