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Steve Skazenski

Member Since:
September 9th 2007
14 Posts
Location:
Philadelphia
Why do BG processes quit during render?
by Thai Tran 11 years ago
Hello all, When using MP during a render, the BG processes (aeselflink in the Activity Monitor) will quit. Leaving only the main app to render (effectively back to single core rendering). Other times
Re: Why do BG processes quit during render?
by Steve Skazenski 11 years ago
Open up the Info palette before rendering. Sometimes it will display a message about not having enough ram for all the cores and that it's disabling multiprocessing.
mac book pro and after effects
by Mark Joseph 11 years ago
ok need help, I just bought a macbook pro , I usually work on a macpro, I am trying to render preview in ae cs3 the short cut on my mac pro is the 0 zero key on my number pad , it is not working on th
Re: mac book pro and after effects
by Steve Skazenski 11 years ago
The newest MacBook Pros (and MacBooks and the new wireless keyboard) no longer have the fn numpad. You can modify the keyboard shortcuts file found here: Library Preferences Adobe After Effects 8.0 Ad
Audio plays back in preview even after layer deleted
by Steve Thompson 11 years ago
AE CS3 8.0.2.27 - I have a pre-comp containing avi video + audio. I nest this pre-comp into main comp, time-remap nested comp layer, all ok. I mute audio on nested comp layer, audio still plays back i
Re: Audio plays back in preview even after layer deleted
by Steve Skazenski 11 years ago
Do you have any shy layers
Glass interacting
by Ong Joseph 11 years ago
Hi, I animated some glass objects in 3ds max and I was wondering if there was anyway I could import transparency Not sure if I'm making sense. I want some interaction between my footage and my animate
Re: Glass interacting
by Steve Skazenski 11 years ago
Try searching Max's help for "Render Elements", it should be one of the tabs in the Render window.
H.264 woes (error message)
by Rich Ramazinski 11 years ago
Hey all- I'm running AE CS3 on a mac w osx 10.4.10, and Quicktime 7.2. I'm trying to render out a movie in the H.264 format, but keep getting errors when i select "H.264" in the format window- first e
Re: H.264 woes (error message)
by Steve Skazenski 11 years ago
I would render it out as QuickTime Animation and then bring it into another program and export as H.264 from there. I use VisualHub for most of my compression needs, its free sibling iSquint only enco
Automated Render Queue
by simon kim 11 years ago
Hello, I have a question about a workflow problem. every month I have to create graphics for a local car commercial which requires 13+ separate comps to be rendered with alpha and saved to a separate
Re: Automated Render Queue
by Steve Skazenski 11 years ago
It's not exactly what you're looking for, but after you add everything to your render queue you can select multiple Output Modules and when change one, you will change them all. Example: Click on the
Save just a Comp from Existing Project
by Matt Shadis 11 years ago
So I worked on a project a few months back that ended up having dozens of comps in it. Now, I'm working on a new project for the same client and I want to reuse some of those elements however I don't
Re: Save just a Comp from Existing Project
by Steve Skazenski 11 years ago
You could also select the comp, File Reduce Project and save the project with a new name.
Pre-rendered problems...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So I pre-rendered a nested compostion for the first time. I decided that I wanted that composition to not be pre-rendered for work flow reasons. I looked in the AE help and it says that I can re-rende
Re: Pre-rendered problems...
by Steve Skazenski 12 years ago
You should use proxies instead. Prerender your nested comp, set the rendered file as its proxy. Then you can toggle the proxy on off as needed, or open the nested comp and modify it and then delete th
Monster AE comps
by AccountClosed 12 years ago
What options have i got with AE 6.5 in regards to working with really large psd layers in set to 3D with cameras, lights, so on. My computer is new. The new mac pro with 4 gigs. Why is it choking I'm
Re: Monster AE comps
by Steve Skazenski 12 years ago
Nope... AE CS3 (8) is the first Universal version. Running it through Rosetta shouldn't be unbearably slow with a really fast machine like you must have. Though obviously running AE natively would be
A Warning about OSX 10.4.10 with CS3
by Jason Griffith 12 years ago
I Just went through a full day of headaches which finally got rectified this morning. So I just thought I would share in case any others dare to follow in my footsteps. I was noticing some lagging in
Re: A Warning about OSX 10.4.10 with CS3
by Steve Skazenski 12 years ago
It shouldn't have been. Did 10.4.10 come out after the Safari 3 beta Maybe there was an update to Safari 2 in 10.4.10 that broke the CS3 installer. 10.4.10 came out 7 2, but I can't find a date for th
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