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Syed Iqbal

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October 12th 2005
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Cloner based logo reveal
by Syed Iqbal 1 month ago
Hi folks, I understand that in below logo animation someone has extruded splines along paths. What I want to understand is the technique through which the artist has attached each cloned instance of a
Re: Cloner based logo reveal
by Syed Iqbal 1 month ago
Hi Brian, Thanks for being of help as always. You said set of curved splines, does it mean those curved spines are contained within a matrix or clone object Another thing which intrigues me is the fac
Cloner technique
by Syed Iqbal 1 month ago
Hi folks, Someone used cloner tecnhique in a very interesting way here: https: videohive.net item 3d-lines-logo-reveal 9101629 As you can see the spline wrapped blue cubes extruded along a path are ca
sourceText value to be the layer index number according to current time indicator
by Syed Iqbal 1 year ago
Hi, Is there any way I could use a text layer and set it's source text value to be the layer index number of the visible layer or where AE's current time indicator is (CTI) during ram preview Thanks.
Re: sourceText value to be the layer index number according to current time indicator
by Syed Iqbal 1 year ago
Thank you so much Dan. It works like a charm!
Change font weight in scripting?
by Ben Christie 4 years ago
Hi guys! (this is repost but was told it would be better received in this forum) I'm hoping this is something pretty simple I am overlooking, but I am trying to find how to set the font weight via scr
Re: Change font weight in scripting?
by Syed Iqbal 1 year ago
Hi I just want to understand how to I write a very small script which could make the active layer's font style property to bold. I want to assign a keyboard shortcut to my script file later on so that
SourceText basic question
by Syed Iqbal 1 year ago
Hi, In after effects, when we double click a text layer, it's text becomes editable. I just want to know how to double click a text layer to make it editable through script. I would then like to send
Re: SourceText basic question
by Syed Iqbal 1 year ago
Hi Katryna, Thank you so much for your response. I never used this feature "Essential Graphics" before, so I watched a few tutorials but what I understand this feature is for making templates. If you
Content Libraries - Download Failure
by Tom Green 4 years ago
Hi, I am trying to download the content libraries for Cinema 4D R17 Visualise and it keeps on failing and telling me to try again later. Has anybody else had this problem Or have any suggestions on ho
Re: Content Libraries - Download Failure
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
I have similar problem. What format did you get Lib4d or executable installation file
Cannot make my Illustrator path copied on a solid as a motion path for Particular light source
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Guys I am really shocked to see why I am not being able to set my light emitter position path as my copied Illustrator path on one of the solids I have. I am using After Effects 2015, so not sure if t
Re: Cannot make my Illustrator path copied on a solid as a motion path for Particular light source
by Michael Szalapski 2 years ago
It has to be one path only or you will have to paste multiple paths in and offset the position of the resulting keyframes. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great ' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely
Lightning effect
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Can someone suggest to achieve this effect around 5 secs on a particular sport that I have highlighted in RED circle in attached jpeg. I thought they applied light leaks preset on a particular layer a
Re: Lightning effect
by Mark Whitney 2 years ago
I can't find my copy now for some reason to refer to, but search on YouTube or perhaps even Vimeo. I came across a good example of just this sort of thing there with Lightning Effects behind clouds. I
Element 3d layer not appearing in rendered output
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi, I am having a strange problem with Element 3d layer. In editing mode when I press 0, I can preview my element 3d model which is made up of 3 layer masks and 2 groups within Element 3D. I have kept
Re: Element 3d layer not appearing in rendered output
by Russell Wyner 1 year ago
I found a problem to be that Adobe Media Encoder cannot render Element 3D if the layer it is applied to has certain other effects applied to it as well. The most troubling part of this is that a secon
Text animation presets and Arabic text
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi folks, This is the first time I have to deal with Arabic text animation. Besides After Effects buit-in text animation presets I have a few more really cool animation presets that I use for my Engli
Re: Text animation presets and Arabic text
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi Kevin, It has worked like a charm and I tried it on Bullet Train preset to test it. Thank you so much Kevin. Some 3rd party or external presets I believe would not allow to make these alterations w
Can you believe this? Timeline issue...
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi folks, Never experienced this before and tried to Google it but could not find a clue. I have 958 text layers but the first few lines even though exist there but I cannot see their in and out point
Re: Can you believe this? Timeline issue...
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi Walter, Thanks for your tip. I will give it a try one more time. Do you think when you have so many layers, more than 900 of them, you might experience this issue Is there any limitation on number
Sequence settings for various clips
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi, I am working on an editing job where I have download various short and long video clips from Youtube and I have to edit them in Premiere Pro. I understand that the best way to have proper sequence
Re: Sequence settings for various clips
by Shane Ross 2 years ago
Don't do that trick with YouTube downloads. Those are all MP4 variants. Make a DNxHD or ProRes or Cineform sequence, and edit in that. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
VO Audio issue
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi friends, I have an audio file which has certain unwanted noise peaks (well I am exactly not sure what specific term should be used for this kind of problem) that I have tried to fix using different
Re: VO Audio issue
by Simon Billington 2 years ago
Those kind of peaking effects are known as "plosives". It happens when strong consonant sounds come out of the talents mouth and causes the mic to freak a little. It's a side effect of having the tale
Adviseable fps for a text based video
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi, My AE project has mp3 voice over file on one layers and hundreds of text layers for the 99% of the video synced to this VO file. Like the voice over goes quickly and each text layer shows differen
Re: Adviseable fps for a text based video
by Bouke Vahl 2 years ago
Dave LaRonde "Yes. The more frames there are every second, the larger the file size becomes." Dave, Not really the case with a long GOP codec like H264 or WMV. If the image does not change (too much)
Syed Iqbal liked this 2 years ago
Shader Effector
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
I raised this same query but I guess it was not responded to because I made it somehow complicated. I hope it will be answered this time. I have few basic geometry sitting in a cloner. These cloned ob
Re: Shader Effector
by Adam Trachtenberg 2 years ago
As far as I know the Shader Effector will only accept image formats (obj is an object format). Probably best to post your basic scene file set up as far as you've gotten.
Camera move on beat
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi everyone, Can you please help me understanding following 2 effects: 1) At 1:16 as an example, you will see in following clip that camera or objects movement is matching to sound beat. I want to kno
Re: Camera move on beat
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Thanks a lot Sir. Much appreciated.
Slight animation to content browser models
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi friends, I got an inspiration from this Happy Accidents clip: https: www.youtube.com watch v=BBXuo8zgMzc Just want to know how these static 3d models from C4D content browser were given a bit of mo
Icosahedron based sphere
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi all, How can I each disconnect all polygons of my icosahdran sphere, then reduce the scale a bit to have slight gap between polygons and then apply some extrusion Can you share right way of doing t
Re: Icosahedron based sphere
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi Brian, Thanks a lot. My bad that I was not trying normal scale, instead I made a few attempts with default scale tool. Regards, Syed
Spline rail path
by Syed Iqbal 2 years ago
Hi friends, This is very simple file where I am using my emitter and want emitted particles to follow a spline path. For this I tried to follow a tutorial which used spline rail modifier but they also
Re: Spline rail path
by Brian Jones 2 years ago
TP Follow Spline doesn't produce any particles itself, it affects particles generated in the scene by emitters - either all of them (if no group is specified) or just the particles in a group if a gro
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Syed Iqbal liked this 2 years ago
Veins texture
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
I have a 3d model of fetus and I am trying to apply vein texture as an overlay to the default skin color texture. The vein texture I have used is a PNG file in below screen shot that I have used an ov
Re: Veins texture
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
For the kind of control and detail that I think you would want for this I would use BodyPaint 3D. That way you could paint veins of the appropriate size, color, etc. over all areas of the fetus that y
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Syed Iqbal liked this 3 years ago
coloring the clones using random effector
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
Hi friends, I brought some 15 png images into c4d using image2plane plugin which are basically symbols of various objects of everyday life and have alpha transparency onto them. My client asked me to
Re: coloring the clones using random effector
by Brian Jones 3 years ago
I don't know if it will give the kind of effect you want but you can use the Variation shader. And I don't have the plugin but a bunch of planes under a Cloner is what I think you have. Select all the
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Syed Iqbal liked this 3 years ago
Content browser skeleton
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
Hi friends, C4d comes with a skeleton and I just want to know if it would be possible to attach a mocap file in bvh or bip format with this Skeleton Can someone guide to watch a tutorial which discuss
Re: Content browser skeleton
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
Here's one in a series: https: www.youtube.com watch v=bi6jLn_Y4Lk
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Syed Iqbal liked this 3 years ago
Spheres in a grid cloner explosion
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
Hi, I am creating a simple effect and need some tips from experts. These will be spheres formed as bubbles and I want them each of cloned instances of these spheres (bubbles) to burst with some time i
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Syed Iqbal liked this 3 years ago
Re: Spheres in a grid cloner explosion
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
hi Brian Thanks for responding. Bubbles will take the most of screen area but not required overly big. I will prefer slow mo effect. I would prefer to use some falloff (of polyfx or explosion fx or ma
Vue vs World Machine
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
Hi friends, Just curious to know as far as compatibility with C4D, rendering time and learning curve of these two applications are concerned. So which one is more advisable to go for, Vue or World Mac
Re: Vue vs World Machine
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
They both have demo versions, and there's no better way to see how they work for you than trying them out for yourself. Other than that, as a Mac user I am not familiar with World Machine at all, but
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Syed Iqbal liked this 3 years ago
Futuristic buildings
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
Hi , I am looking for an effect like this. https: www.shutterstock.com video clip-471649-stock-footage-city-skyline.html src=rel 7304623:5 3p I am more concerned about the texture of buildings. You wi
Re: Futuristic buildings
by Brian Jones 3 years ago
Here you go - don't know if this is the distance out you want to go... 10745_proximalshader2.c4d.zip with the proximal as a layer mask it needs to go in between the two shaders it's masking (really it
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Syed Iqbal liked this 3 years ago
Cloned Lights on spline
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
Hi folks, I want a bunch of cloned lights to follow a spline path. When I am doing this, I guess I am making some mistake in Cloner settings or somewhere else. Align to Spline is applied on Cloner its
Re: Cloned Lights on spline
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 years ago
I wouldn't use the align to spline tag at all. Instead, use the start end and offset parameters in the Cloner object to move the lights along the spline.
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Syed Iqbal liked this 3 years ago
Cineware plugin and selected rendering engine in Cinema 4d
by Syed Iqbal 3 years ago
Hi folks, I need to clear some of my core concepts related to Cineware plugin and selected rendering engine in Cinema 4d. Suppose if you want to use Arnold Renderer installed in Cinema 4d and now you
Corrosion fx with Thinking Particles
by Syed Iqbal 4 years ago
Hi Please share your thoughts if it is possible to create similar corrosion fx using TP in Cinema 4d. (Link copied below) Here is the link of animation that inspired me: http: www youtube com watch v=
Re: Corrosion fx with Thinking Particles
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 years ago
I think you could do something similar using TP's Matter Waves generator.
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Syed Iqbal liked this 4 years ago
Soft body acting as an attractor
by Syed Iqbal 4 years ago
I have a pretty simple requirement but it seems I need proper direction. I am using an XP emitter with a stream of Cell object. I have added an XP attractor and a sphere to my scene. The sphere is mad
Re: Soft body acting as an attractor
by Brian Jones 4 years ago
I have XP3.5 so for what it's worth the help there says "You can use the Dynamics engine first introduced in Cinema 4D R12 with X-Particles. To do so, you must: add a Generator object or a Sprite obje
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Syed Iqbal liked this 4 years ago
Please assist with simple script
by Syed Iqbal 4 years ago
Hi folks I have written 2 simple lines of code by taking online help. The code makes a duplicate of current layer but I am not being able to figure how can I turn the visibility off of the previous la
Re: Please assist with simple script
by Syed Iqbal 4 years ago
Hi Dan As usual you have advised an awesome trick. I have also tried the below code and it is also working: Thank you very much once again for your help. Regards Syed var myComp = app.project.activeIt
Need some workflow clues b/w AE and C4D
by Syed Iqbal 4 years ago
Dear community I got an inspiration from the attached image that is just a frame from of a motion graphic work done by someone else. Can you just help me by giving some clues as to how can we get simi
Re: Need some workflow clues b/w AE and C4D
by Cassius Marques 4 years ago
If you're going for a still frame, I would add every bit of lines, red squares and text in AE while compositing. If it has motion and the text red squares bend as they glide the letter's side, you'll
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Syed Iqbal liked this 4 years ago
Vray physical camera walk through
by Syed Iqbal 4 years ago
Hi friends I am working on a exhibition stand animation and want to use vray physical camera for this purpose. I am not sure at this point if a standard camera is a better choice or vray physical came
Illustrator logo into 3ds Max
by Syed Iqbal 4 years ago
Dear folks It's getting really hard to get the desired extrusion inside 3ds max using an illustrator based logo. Please see image 1 and image 2. In image 1 the logo was given extrusion while it was on
Re: Illustrator logo into 3ds Max
by Syed Iqbal 4 years ago
Joel, you are amazing! This has solved my problem and extrusion is perfectly up to my expectation.
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Problem with timecode
by Syed Iqbal 8 years ago
Hi there, No idea what is going wrong. I have got a master clip from buyer along with a premiere file with some of the subclips he has already placed on timeline. He wants me to add a few images and t
Re: Problem with timecode
by Syed Iqbal 8 years ago
Hi Clark, Seems your guess is correct. It should be referred to in the timeline. Timecode embedded in the clip is a useful information for me anyways. Thanks for your great help. I really appreciate!
website color scheme
by Syed Iqbal 13 years ago
Hi there I am little bit confused about choosing the right color scheme for my website which is all about dresses, shoes, jewelery etc. This is mainly targeted to women items, but will have some varie
Re: website color scheme
by Brian of Influx media 13 years ago
try this color picker: http: defmech.com color very nice and works well.
Video Tutorials and 3d animations done by me
by Syed Iqbal 13 years ago
Dear friends Please visit my website http: www.pixelapproach.com and let me have your valuable feedback on my work. Your positive criticism will guide me through improving my work. Kind regards TweenG
Your comments required
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Dear all Breat and John gave their valuable comments on my website earlier. The website domain has changed now due to service provider. Kindly see my website which is under construction at the moment.
Re: Your comments required
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Dear Bret Thank you very much. I am once again have got busy to get back with another comparatively thin version of my website. Saw your website, this is beautiful. Most importantly, you two are a per
New website, but a simple one
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Hi folks I am in the process of registeraing a domain and arranging a webhosting provider. My plain objective is to upload some of my video clips (small files 5 seconds to 2 minutes initially) and giv
Re: New website, but a simple one
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Thank you very much John for your kind words. I will soon give you the link of my new work
Comments about my new site
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Dear friends I have made a site http: www.extremepixeleffects.com and the work is still under progress. Following are my own comments: 1) Files in shockwave format still need to be compressed and this
Re: Comments about my new site
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Dear Curtis Thompson Thanks for your comments. Sure, I will keep both you guys updated of further developments tweakings.
Source point along a path
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Dear friends I have an image and want shine effect's source point property to travel along a path that I drew using the pen tool on a different layer. Any hints to get this done properly.
Re: Source point along a path (Steve there is a problem)
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Hi Steve Yeh, all the layers are 640x480 including composition itself, but the path shape copied is bigger than the original path shape on a null layer.
Do not have website to show my work for comments
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Hi all Problem: I do not have website, and cannot give link to you guys here to give your comments for improvement. Being a learner I will only have clips of 3-10 seconds for comments, so this will no
Re: Do not have website to show my work for comments
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 14 years ago
TweenGuy "Tell me if this is possible to post messages with attachments here." No, it's not possible to post messages with attachments here. You'll need to have some sort of website to upload the fil
How do you see expressions different from scripts?
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
So I am trying to understand the basic difference between expressions and scripts that you use by selecting "Run Script: from the file menu. What I understand so far is that Expression is something th
Re: How do you see expressions different from scripts?
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Thanks a lot my friend. It has answered all and even something more that I did n't ask. Just need your confirmation, on point B) of your reply. Is it possible to create a layer, making it as 3d type,
More tutorials from John Fischer
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Hi So I read John Fischer's in-depth tutorial for creating 3d screen grid. That was fabulous. The heading on this page says it was a more detailed version in response to inquiries to create effects sh
Re: More tutorials from John Fischer
by Syed Iqbal 14 years ago
Thanks John, you are really great. I owe you all my heartfelt gratitude.
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