Finding center of object with PLA animation by Sean Kimber 10 months ago Hi, I'm trying to make an animation where text is inside a bubble that's floating around and eventually pops (to reveal the undistorted text). I've created the bubble and have it animating the way I w
Driving rotation with object speed by Sean Kimber 11 months ago I have a C4D xpresso question. I have a fish that I'm animating. I'd like it to flap its fins when it's moving and have them flap faster slower based on the speed of the fish itself. However, I'd like
Dynamics on Character Object by Sean Kimber 11 months ago Hi, I'm trying to rig a goldfish using the character object. Obviously, a goldfish moves pretty dynamically, but I'm struggling trying to figure out how I can add dynamics to the rig. I've tried IK ch
rigging wheels by Sean Kimber 2 years ago Hi, I've searched everywhere but can't seem to find an answer to the question I have. I'm trying to create a rolling office chair that would move dynamically. I'm hoping to have the wheels move true t
Re: rigging wheels by Steve Bentley 2 months ago Sure thing. Sorry for the delay. Been busy. Here's a simplified Steno Chair project. You can animate the rotation of the chair separately if you like but of course the challenge is to make the wheel s
Rendering sculpted objects with Team Render by Sean Kimber 3 years ago Hi, I'm trying to render out a couple of animations in which the model has been sculpted a bit. I baked the sculpt and deleted the sculpt tag. I also (in a troubleshooting test) deleted the materials
Can't open comps by Sean Kimber 3 years ago I've run across a new one all of a sudden. For some reason, I can't double click on compositions in the Project window and have them open up. I've tried restarting my computer and reinstalling After E
Re: Can't open comps by Sean Kimber 3 years ago I've tried most of those. I did a completely clean install, trashing every AE preference I could find. It fixed the problem. I worked for about 20 minutes, and the problem came back. I had to trash my
Dotted, animated beam line by Sean Kimber 4 years ago Hi, I'm not sure if this belongs here or in Expressions. (I'm honestly not even sure if it's possible). I"m trying to create a Beam layer for which I can attach the start and end position to Nulls. (I
Walk cycle speed by Sean Kimber 4 years ago Hi, I'm trying to create a walk cycle and have measured the amount the x should move for each step. The problem I'm having is I can't figure out how to make that speed work throughout the rest of the
Re: Walk cycle speed by Sean Kimber 4 years ago Thanks for your help! That didn't work for me, unfortunately. But I did finally find the answer. When I substituted "offset" for "continue" it honored the ease of the keyframes.
hue/saturation change by Sean Kimber 6 years ago Hi, I'm looking to be able to control the hue and saturation of a series of colors based on a single color picker. In this case, I will be using a 4-color gradient for a background, and I'd like someo
color change expression by Sean Kimber 6 years ago Hi, I need to figure out a way to create an expression for a template. Here's what I'm looking to do. I created an animation where I created some "concert lights" that had flares over them that change
Compressing 24fps to Mpeg-2 for DVD by Sean Kimber 10 years ago Hi, I'm surprised I couldn't find the answer to this on here already, but I was searching through the forums and didn't locate it. I apologize if I just missed it. I'm currently working on editing a p
Quicktime upgrade issue: mpeg2 playback by Sean Kimber 10 years ago Hi, I recently updated my computer, which updated my Quicktime Pro player to version 7.6.6. However, once I did this, I lost the ability to play back audio on my mpeg-2 files. I called Apple's custome
strange selection problem by Sean Kimber 10 years ago Hi, I'm not entirely sure why this is occurring suddenly. I don't know if I unintentionally changed a setting or what happened. I often use nudge to select the parts of a canvas that I want. Basically
Re: strange selection problem by Sean Kimber 10 years ago It's also doing something strange where, if I try to use the subtract selection tool, it actually takes out a chunk of the image, rather than a chunk of the selection. I'm working in PS CS2. I've trie
scaling on a slider by Sean Kimber 10 years ago Hi, I apologize if this has already been covered, but I haven't been able to find any information while scouring the archives. I'm just starting in the (scary) world of expressions, so I know this is
Re: scaling on a slider by Sean Kimber 10 years ago Thanks for the suggestion. I ended up figuring it out before reading this. I copied and pasted the expression below. It worked exactly as I wanted. Thanks for the help! x= wiggle(thisComp.layer("
render/interlace problem by Sean Kimber 11 years ago Hi, I'm new to Final Cut Pro, although I've used AVID for years. I created text that scales up from nothing and then distorts into itself (using the aspect ratio) to reveal a different text clip. I'm
Re: render/interlace problem by Sean Kimber 11 years ago I have an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Video card. So, would the animation codec continue to be the best option in my case I didn't realize that I shouldn't change the sequence's settings and will fix my se
Need correct expression for scale by Sean Kimber 12 years ago I won't lie...I've avoided Expressions like the plague (other than using the pickwhip). But, I"m making a promo where it looks like I"m going to have to use one with actual values, and I'm not entirel
Re: Driving me crazy, please help! by Sean Kimber 12 years ago In an effort to try and figure it out myself, I just watched Aharon Rabinowitz's After Effects Expressions #1 tutorial where he talked about linear function. I tried to follow it and put in this formu
Another Illustrator question by Sean Kimber 12 years ago This one about compound paths. I'm trying to create a jack o lantern in Illustrator CS2. I created a few layers for the body of the pumpkin - basically four ellipses on top of each other with differen
Re: Another Illustrator question by Sean Kimber 12 years ago I tried, but it keeps telling me that the filter produced no paths. Please choose one or more filled paths. Now, all of my paths are filled, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.
Feathering by Sean Kimber 12 years ago Hi, I'm not sure what's happening, but I'm having difficulty putting a feather on a vector layer that I've created. If I use the circle shape and put the feather on that as is, it works fine. However,
Internal error message by Sean Kimber 12 years ago I am having a problem when I try to build my project in CS3. I keep getting an internal error when it tries to create one of my menus. The error says, "PGC 'Scene Selection 4' has an error at 00;01;21
illustrator glitch? by Sean Kimber 12 years ago Hi, I was emailed a .pdf file that opens fine in Acrobat. I hoped to bring it into Illustrator so I could work with it. However, when I bring it in, it inverts the colors. I tried using an invert filt
Re: illustrator glitch? by Joe Hayden 12 years ago I don't recall the particulars but, recently I had to open and either save or export a file in Preview (on a Mac) before I could work with it in Illustrator.
exportng footage for after effects by Sean Kimber 13 years ago Hi, I wasn't sure whether to put this question here or on the After Effects forum, so I posted to both. I work with Avid and After Effects. However, I don't have Automatic Duck, nor do I have the budg
Re: exportng footage for after effects by Michael Hancock 13 years ago Export a Quicktime Reference, provided you're AE is on the same machine as your Avid. The Qtime Reference file will point to your Avid's omf file so there is no recompression. Just make sure you prop
creating accurate calibration tone for dubs by Sean Kimber 13 years ago Hi. I was hoping to find out how to create an accurate calibration tone to run with my color bars for produced work. This was something I was never taught, and I can't seem to find any information in