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Steve Morris

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January 2nd 2006
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Shot log?
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
Is there a standard method of writing down camera shots (and other info needed on location) before the shoot I have a a complex 5 min. video that involves a lot of compositing coming up on the other s
Re: Shot log?
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
I am looking more for something to keep me organized for the shot. Something like a detailed storyboard. What are the blank sheets you are referring to
Alpha channel won't show
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
I am trying to put a person into a 3DS scene on a plane. I have a QT video with an alpha channel (rendered as million+ RGB alpha). I placed the video on a material and set alpha source to Image Alpha
Re: Alpha channel won't show
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
I got it figured out. I went back and re-rendered my original alpha video with a b&w copy to use as the alpha (opacity map). I had been using the same video for the diffuse and opacity maps. Thanks fo
3D Photo Pop Up Book
by Jim Prisby 11 years ago
Can the photo pop up effect at the beginning and end of this video be done in After Effects or is it done using 3D software If it can be created in AE are there any known tutorials for how to do it ht
Re: 3D Photo Pop Up Book
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
The end of the video you can see the pop-up pieces go through the page, and disappear. It looks like you could move the anchor points to the seams of the pop-up sections and then just key frame everyt
Teaching photo restoration using PSCS2 to people who use Elements
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
I have been asked to teach a simple 2 night class in photo restoration at a local community college. I know Photoshop, but not Elements. I am guessing that most of the people who will sign up for the
Re: Teaching photo restoration using PSCS2 to people who use Elements
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
Good idea. I wonder if the installation of Elements will interfere with PS I will try it on an old computer.
AE won't export QT
by zach gunter 11 years ago
my after effects CS3 will not export any quicktime format. I can export everything else except that. is there a new bug with QT or what, when I try to export, it gets to about 23 170 frames and a pop
Re: AE won't export QT
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
Try to find an old version (7.3) somewhere. Look at some of the software you bought a year or more ago. I think the iPods came with iTunes QT on a disc. Many other products come bundled with QT on the
layer pops on and off
by Phil Lister 11 years ago
I'm having trouble with rendering a project. While it's rendering, the layer blanks on and off, but only the lower half of the layer. THe background doesn't do it. The layer blanking in and out shows
Re: layer pops on and off
by Steve Morris 11 years ago
I have had similar problems. Is this a 3D comp Try changing the stacking order of the layers.
Render Lower 3rd for Premiere Pro
by Foucault Martial 12 years ago
Hi to all, What is the best way to render a lower 3rd from AE CS3 to use in Premiere Pro. I want to be sure for the best render as possible. Thanks to all.Why not Pourquoi pas Win XP SP2 AE CS3
Re: Render Lower 3rd for Premiere Pro
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
I use QuickTime Animation with millions + alpha Straight.
3D layer order problem
by peter burr 12 years ago
When working with complicated 3D layer compositions (with more than a few dozen layers) the layer order sometimes switches around in the composition when my camera moves along the z axis (zooming in a
Re: 3D layer order problem
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
I have been getting this same problem. Someone asked the same question a few weeks back, and never really got an answer for it. This problem drives me crazy. The only way I have found to fix the probl
Wax (scary), Thanks, & Digital Camcorder Advice
by Sarah Hemp 12 years ago
Hi all, Thanks to everyone who helped me talk our tech guy out of the crapware (Wax) and into the Adobe Production Suite! Hopefully I'll have it next week! Exciting! Now, I need a digital camcorder. A
Re: Wax (scary), Thanks, & Digital Camcorder Advice
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
What are you going to use it for Does it need to be SD or HD What type of lighting will you be using Are you looking for some type of consumer model Without knowing any of the above; look for somethin
mesh warp
by Bill Triplett 12 years ago
Can't seem to find mesh warp in AE 7. Can someone tell me where it is
Re: mesh warp
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
I think it is only in the pro version. Effect Distort Mesh warp
Simplifying Illustrator path
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
I am trying to simplify an Illustrator path to import into After Effects. The shape is a very simple oval. The oval was created in Photoshop. The path has hundreds of points. I thought it wuld be an e
Re: Simplifying Illustrator path
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
Thanks for the response. I made the shape in Photoshop (using the rounded rectangle option) as you described. That is why it seemed so odd that Illustrator could not trace it with only 4 points. I kin
Zaxwerks w/ Illustrator file
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
I am having trouble using an .ai file in ProAnimator. Everytime I open the .ai file in Zax it shows a solid rectangle with the logo cut out, as if it was a negative. I am not well versed in Illustrato
Re: Zaxwerks w/ Illustrator file
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
Thanks. We got it work.
Sorenson & Sorenson 3 giving green cast
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
I have tried Sorenson, and Sorenson 3 for compressing a QT file in After Effects. Both of these compressors render the video with a green color cast. Is this typical Is there a setting to correct this
Re: Sorenson & Sorenson 3 giving green cast
by Andy Edwards 12 years ago
Update your software or compress with Constant Bit rate only. The VBR setting has the green cast bug. Andy
my first major motion graphic creation
by mozwald 12 years ago
Ive been learning after effects, (got about a month of solid experience under my belt) and had an opportunity to volunteer my time to create an opening animation for a local film festival. I'm also ge
Re: my first major motion graphic creation
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
I liked how you pieced the projector together in the alternative version. I think the client must not have liked the way you handled the words in that version. They seemed to be a little out of place.
Export to tape stops
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
I am using PP 1.5, Panasonic PV-GS150 and firewire. I am having trouble exporting to tape. Sometimes the video does not show up in camera. When I do finally get it to go to the camera, the export stop
Re: Export to tape stops
by Steve Morris 12 years ago
Thanks guys. My After Effects project finished rendering sooner than I thought. I changed the firewire cable to the other firewire card. EVerything is working just fine now. Thanks
What constitutes high resolution for 2' x 3' poster
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I am making a poster (3' x 2') for a company. I am not sure what printing process they are planning to use. There will be over 5,000 posters printed. What resolution should I create the document
Re: What constitutes high resolution for 2' x 3' poster
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
Good thing I asked. I had always figured if the printing resolution was 200 dpi, then I would make my original at 200 ppi.
When I try to export my video onto my hardrive it says the file is too big from my drive but i have tons of space on it
by coolrachel 13 years ago
I have 30 gigs of space left on my harddrive and my movie is only 17gigs. So why is it telling me that the project is too large for my drive I have put ins and outs on my project. I am using a quickti
Re: When I try to export my video onto my hardrive it says the file is too big from my drive but i have tons of space on it
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
Your hard drive is probably formatted as FAT 32. It needs to be NTSF. FAT 32 only supports 4GB files. You will need to convert to NTSF. Search the net for the instructions. All of the instructions wil
Is there a way to get a burned dvd into avid?
by coolrachel 13 years ago
I have a dvd of a photo montage that I would like to insert into a longer movie I made. Is that possible Avid said it won't take .vob .bup or .ifo files. Is there a way to convert these to a file that
Re: Is there a way to get a burned dvd into avid?
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I am assuming you are referring to a DVD which is burned to play on a TV DVD player (not a data dvd). If you open the DVD file, you will notice that it is not a single file, such as an avi or Quicktim
PS CS3 Beta
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I saw that Adobe had a link on their website yesterday evening for a link to download the CS3 Beta. It was a dead link. I kept checking back all evening, then the link disappeared. Is the beta availab
Re: PS CS3 Beta
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I keep checking back. It is not up anymore. I wonder if it was a mistake. It was only on the website for about 3 hours.
Still image of ipod nano streaks
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I have come to a dead end on creating a still image of the ipod nano commercial using After Effects and Andrew Kramer's tutorial. http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_page_wrapper.cgi forumid=2&pa
Re: Still image of ipod nano streaks
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
A filter such as Andromweda Velocirapter can create motion streaks for you. PS has a motion blur, but it only does straight lines. I still think you will get better speed for creating this effect in a
Interlacing on Photoshop graphics
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I have a slide show which I created in After Effects, and then finished in PP 1.5. Everything looks good with the exception of the Photoshop graphics I added in PP. It is obvious that it is an interla
Re: Interlacing on Photoshop graphics
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I did a quick test of a short clip of the slide show. De-interlacing in PP improved it alot. I typically do not De-interlace. Is there a downside to doing it
COW Tutorials: After Effects Creating Light Streaks
by COW Articles 13 years ago
Creating Light StreaksIn this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Andrew Kramer demonstrates how to create light streaks as seen in the new Nano iPod commercial. Click on the link above to find Andrew
Re: COW Tutorials: After Effects Creating Light Streaks
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I as able to export the white streaks and add the hue and saturation in Photoshop. The glow part does not look as good as it did in AE. I am still open to ways to export it properly from AE.
Quicktime codec?
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
Does a person on the receiving end of QT file have to have the same codec that was used to compress the file I have a lot of choices which come up for QT codecs. I am experimenting with which is best.
Re: Quicktime codec?
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I am sending a QT file to someone on a CD. I want to choose the codec which will give me the best quality for a 7 min video at 720 x 540 and can fit on a CD and will be able to be decoded by an averag
What to know about migrating from PC to Mac
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I may be switching from PC to Mac. What are the things I need to be aware of before making the switch I realize that I will need to buy new software. Will most my existing perpherals (printer, scanner
Re: What to know about migrating from PC to Mac
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
Sorry for the lack of details. I was thinking I was still in the After Effects forum. I use Photoshop, After Effects and 3D Max. I do a lot of high-end video editing. I have a lot of expensive softwar
Output clear glass in alpha video
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I am trying to make a plate of glass with letters on it in 3DS and import it into After Effects. Every which way I do it, the glass comes out looking like it is not transparent. It is as if the blank
How to create a similar effect?
by jmillz1 13 years ago
Looking for something cool to do with some photos How could I do a silimar effects as ssen in the link below http: www.bradon-line.com videos devos.html
Re: How to create a similar effect?
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
Thanks for the link Chris. I can use that info.
Need help printing DVD Case Inserts with Photoshop 7.0
by EstoriaFilms 13 years ago
Good Evening all. I am having an awful time trying to create a template for printing Memorex DVD case Inserts using Photoshop 7.0 and my Epson R200 printer. Every time I've gone to make a jacket, I'll
Re: Need help printing DVD Case Inserts with Photoshop 7.0
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
How about the pixel aspect ratio when you create a new document If you have been using a video preset, the pixels will not be square. I have had that throw me off in the past.
Adding custom menu to library
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I can not figure out how to add my own custom menu to the library. I know how to create the menu. What I want to know, is how to drop it into the library so I can use it as a default. I have searched
Re: Adding custom menu to library
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
Wow! That was too simple. I tried everything but that. Thanks
Adding data to a NTSC DVD using Encore
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
Sometime in the past I had read that data can be added to a DVD. I believe they referred to it as a hybrid DVD. It plays the movie when inserted into a standard DVD player. The data (jpg files, etc.)
Re: Adding data to a NTSC DVD using Encore
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
Does Encore do this I can not find anywhere in the program about how to do it.
COW Tutorials: After Effects Creating 3D Ribbon Text
by COW Articles 13 years ago
Creating 3D Ribbon TextIn this tutorial Dave Langley demonstrates how to create a 3D ribbon of text that flows smoothly around curves up and down slopes moving around and interacting with other elemen
Re: COW Tutorials: After Effects Creating 3D Ribbon Text
by Steve Morris 13 years ago
I am stuck again. This time I got a little farther. at: A LITTLE DUPLICATION When I add the expression: thisComp.layer(2).text.sourceText The 3 turns to a T. Is this right I am copying and pasting the
Stop motion project
by eriqneedshelp 14 years ago
I'm making a live action stop-motion project with 1000's of still digital photographs. This is is a video project so I only need the file size to be 720 x 480. The smallest file the digial rebel I'm w
Re: Stop motion project
by Steve Morris 14 years ago
I did not know about the image processor mentioned in the earlier post. I checked it out. It is easier better than writing an action.
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