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Shot setup advice for Mocha AE planar track of white card, tracking markers
by Chris Detjen 8 months ago
Looking for tips advice on setting up a shot and props in order to make tracking easier for Mocha AE. The tricky part seems to be that we will be tracking a white rectangular card held by an actor who
Re: Shot setup advice for Mocha AE planar track of white card, tracking markers
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 8 months ago
You will very likely lose visual of the edge of the white card should it cross into the background. This will lead to unnecessary problems - you want to always see all the four corners as they provide
To all developers
by Robert Leger 9 months ago
Hi there, this message goes out to all After Effects extension developers: cgtools.com will launch on January 1st, 2016 and we have started an Early Developer Access. That was the short version. Here
Re: To all developers
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
This looks interesting. We need more competition in the market space. I'll certainly sign up. As an aside, CGTools already has a page on FB. Direct Marketing via FB tools or Shares is quite useful. I'
Providing YUV420p H.264 Quicktimes to Developer...How?
by Jonathon Lau 9 months ago
Hi there. I have created some motion videos to be used within an iPhone app. The developer has asked for H.264 Qucktimes with the "pixel format YUV420p". I have no idea what this is. I have tried to r
Re: Providing YUV420p H.264 Quicktimes to Developer...How?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
Hi Jonathan, there are front-end GUIs for ffmpeg. I've not used one for ages so you'll have to dive in, to see what's currently the best out there - https: www.google.com.sg webhp sourceid=chrome-inst
Using pen tool and mask to make things "grow"
by Michael Paulucci 9 months ago
Hello, I am sure this is a simple few steps, but I want to make sure I do it right. If you look at the image link at the bottom, you will see a bunch of black lines with a green square in the middle.
Re: Using pen tool and mask to make things "grow"
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
The link you've provided seems to be broken. Cheers - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous
Adding Expressions while in the Graph Editor?
by Eric Chard 9 months ago
I can't seem to find the proper combination of keyboarding to get Expressions into the comp window while in Graph Editor display. Is this possible It seems like it is possible, but I'm not getting it.
Re: Adding Expressions while in the Graph Editor?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
In the Graph Editor, click on the icon to the right of the eye icon. You'll be able to select Show Expression Editor from the menu. HTH - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broad
Importing a photoshop video timeline animation into after effects
by Olubukola Laditan 9 months ago
Hello. I have a photoshop document with a video timeline. I imported the file into after effects and everything seems fine except that the animation is about 60 times longer in after effects than in p
Re: Importing a photoshop video timeline animation into after effects
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
Take a look at your AE's Preferences. Specifically Preferences Import. Take a look at Still Footage and Sequence Footage fps settings. You may want to look at http: www.schoolofmotion.com photoshop-an
Does anyone have a better way to reposition keyframed, animated masks?
by David Lawrence 9 months ago
Hi All, I'm wondering if any of you have found a better way to duplicate and reposition keyframed, animated masks on a layer Here's a typical scenario: The frame is a 2048x2048 (2Kx2K) over under L R
Re: Does anyone have a better way to reposition keyframed, animated masks?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
Have you tried Effects Distort Transform HTH - Roland TypeGEMs - the Definitive Type Gizmo for AE http: broadcastgems.com typegems Intensive mocha & AE Training in Singapore and Other Dangerous Locati
Blend Effect
by gustavo gontijo 9 months ago
Hi! First time posting here, I hope to solve this issue :) I've made this scatch of animation: http: www.dev.onest.work enredo wp-content uploads 2015 10 acttive.mp4 _=1 Now I'm trying to make it smoo
Re: Blend Effect
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
You'll need a technique similar to this - http: www.sternfx.com tutorials 48. This should also be helpful http: nofilmschool.com 2013 11 tutorial-how-to-animate-still-photos-in-after-effects HTH - Rol
Text appears in parts
by Matīss Pērkons 9 months ago
Hi, As you probably know new James Bond movie is coming. And I'm making video review and I'd love to add text appear the same way as it happens in Spectre teaser. https: www.youtube.com watch v=ashLac
Re: Text appears in parts
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 9 months ago
1) Select your Text Layer 2) Then select Layer Create Shapes from Text 3) Twirl down the Contents of the newly created Shape Layer 4) Select all the letters groups and select the Quick Mask Tool. Clic
Strange issue with Expression result
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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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File: AfterEffects_CS6_Broadway_TextFFX_Updated_01
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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)
File: Animatable Matte with Linked, Cornered Crosshairs - Adobe After Effects CS6 AEP
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 years 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 2 years ago
Well, this is amazing! Thank You!
File: Animated Dots - Shape Layer
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 years 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 2 years 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
File: Combining RayTraced and Classic3D Comps
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 &
Video: How to use the After Effects 3D System with 3D Plug-ins
by Chris Bobotis 3 years 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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Double clicking for layer sized mask not working...
by Mike Abbott 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
zip file An AEP (Versions CC and CS6) example that uses the Text Tool's Wiggly Selector to create random movement. https: f1.creativecow.net 6399 text-tool-wiggly-selector
CRT TV text flicker effect
by Steven Probets 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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Trouble making a trail of dots.
by Dom Constantine 3 years ago
I have tried multiple techniques to find a cut and dry solution for what I'm trying to do, but to no avail. I provided a link to what my goal is (it's two comps and a horrible mask to show the path I'
Re: Trouble making a trail of dots.
by Ridley Walker 3 years ago
Or you could use shape layers with dashed lines round joins and animate the offset. 6396_dots.aep.zip
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File: ParticlePlayground Variable Speed Custom Particles
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 3 years ago
zip file This ZIP package includes a more in-depth AEP - (1) custom maps (2) three individual property mappers encapsulated into a single property map to allow for each of the RGB channels to affect t
File: Variable Speed Particles
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 3 years ago
zip file This ZIP package includes an AEP (2 versions in AE CS6 and AE CC). The AEP uses Particle Playground to create particles that are shot off a canon (emitter). The particles then travel at varia
File: ParticlePlayground_OffsetDots
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 3 years ago
zip file AE Project File (CS6 and CC versions included) in a ZIP package. The AEP uses two Particle Playground layers to create a grid of dots (using a custom particle). Both PP layers are linked to a
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