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Thomas Hannen

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Invert 0% and 100%
by Filip Stillerska 4 weeks ago
I've got two value sliders (not necessarily Slider Controls though) on different layers that have a range between 0% and 100%. I want value A to be the "opposite" of value B; for example, when value A
Re: Invert 0% and 100%
by Thomas Hannen 4 weeks ago
Assuming slider A is limited to values between 0 and 100, slider B just needs to be a value of 100 minus the value of slider A. You can do this like this: The expression in Slider B's value is: 100-(e
Trapcode particles flowing around an masked area
by Adam Goddard 3 months ago
Hi, I want Particular to animate a flow of particles moving from left to right and bouncing in to the perimeter of the mask space around the EXPO logo. Is this possible to create in Particular and if
Re: Trapcode particles flowing around an masked area
by Thomas Hannen 3 months ago
Hi - I solved this using the built in Foam particle render - it does have basic collision avoidance. Don't think Particular can do this.
Extreme Grainy Edges
by Lex Villena 5 months ago
How can I achieve an effect like the one see here on shapes Messing with roughen edges comes close, but not exactly what I'm looking for as it's not fuzzy enough on the edges.
Re: Extreme Grainy Edges
by Thomas Hannen 5 months ago
This looks to me like it was made in a 3D package like C4D or Blender, using Ambient Occlusion with the sample rate set very low to achieve the fuzzy effect.
Shooting two actors separated by perspex
by Thomas Hannen 8 months ago
How would you go about lighting and shooting two actors attempting to touch but separated by a (hopefully invisible) sheet of perspex Shoot it practically Get them to fake it Lighting issues Many than
Re: Shooting two actors separated by perspex
by Mark Suszko 7 months ago
Bill's got a very good point. He's also assuming the sheet o glass isn't as wide as the room, which would be expensive. So, unless your actors are not gifted mirror mimes like Harpo Marx... whaddayado
Tracking a point on an animated mask?
by SpriteMaster 13 years ago
Moo, I have an 8-point mask that's animating over time. I need to track one of the points (I'd like to anchor a gradient to it). Is there any way to do that I thought to cheat by using Stroke with sho
Re: Tracking a point on an animated mask?
by SpriteMaster 13 years ago
Thanks for the tip, but tackling XSI and AE is currently more than enough for my peanut brain (and my equally tiny budget). I was finally able to get it done, but it's an awkward detour. If anyone's i
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Thomas Hannen liked this 10 months ago
Offline Reference Clip looks MEDIA OFFLINE
by Laura Fernandez 2 years ago
Hello everybody: I imported an XML, and a reference clip. I imported the reference clip as a reference clip in to the media pool and i linked the timeline to the reference. And once i go to edit and i
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Jason Providence liked this 5 months ago
Re: Offline Reference Clip looks MEDIA OFFLINE
by Thomas Hannen 1 year ago
Just had the same problem - many thanks for the solution!
Using external CSV data to power keyframes
by Matthew Ingram 2 years ago
hi there almost BUT NOT QUITE a double post here (apologies) think i may have posted the last one i the wrong forum - is there a way i can reference an external CSV file (a string of data measured 30
Re: Using external CSV data to power keyframes
by Thomas Hannen 2 years ago
Also see here: https: forums.adobe.com thread 967614
Object Buffer in C4D lite causes texture to disappear
by Thomas Hannen 2 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to do a multipass render from c4d lite into after effects. I've set up a simple scene for troubleshooting purposes: I want to render an object (a red cube) and a plane in order to catch
Re: Object Buffer in C4D lite causes texture to disappear
by Adam Trachtenberg 2 years ago
Object buffers are just alphas to be used in your compositing application to isolate your objects, so you need to render a beauty pass or whatever regular channels you need (diffuse, reflection, etc.)
Title Tool - how to easily convert text layers into multiple languages
by Sivakumar Annamalai 2 years ago
Hi All, I am working as a Project Manager in an Animation company, and I mostly work on making marketing videos and Virtual Instruction manual videos. I use 3DS Max, Maya, and After Effects for all my
Re: Title Tool - how to easily convert text layers into multiple languages
by Thomas Hannen 2 years ago
Take a look at http: aescripts.com templater - it's great, and does exactly what you need. You need to provide the translations, but it will automate the process of replacing the text, and (to some ex
Rigid body "sweep away" another rigid body
by John Orchard 6 years ago
Hi guys! Using the Xplode plugin, I have one rigid body text sliding into another, shattering it into 200 or so pieces. My goal is to have another text act as a broom and sweep away the pieces. I am h
Re: Rigid body "sweep away" another rigid body
by Adam Trachtenberg 6 years ago
Yeah, all you have to do is give your sweeper object a collider body tag instead of a rigid body tag. It's actually just a preset of the same tag, the only difference being that dynamics is set to "of
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Thomas Hannen liked this 3 years ago
Switching between an array of colors
by Thomas Hannen 3 years ago
I have a set of 14 different colors stored as RGBA, or Hex values. I would like to be able to apply those colors to a solid, and switch between them using a slider control. I've found a way to do this
Re: Switching between an array of colors
by Dan Ebberts 3 years ago
You could do it by building a string and using eval() to evaluate it, but I think I'd just use nested arrays, like this: myColors = 81,45,10,255 , 38,184,82,255 , 255,157,150,255 , 19,23,148,255 , 119
C4D+AE animation issue
by Gerold Brunner 3 years ago
Hi guys, I'm pretty new to combining C4D and AE but I've worked with both separately . Following issue: I animated some stuff in C4D and just threw it into AE (just a few buildings popping up). But th
Re: C4D+AE animation issue
by Thomas Hannen 3 years ago
In After Effects, in the Cineware plugin effect settings, try setting the Render Settings to Standard (Final).
Parenting nulls to trigonometry-controlled objects
by Thomas Hannen 3 years ago
I want to build a digram with arrows between some boxes, where the arrows are connected to the edges of the boxes. So if I move the boxes around, the arrows with change length and angle. I've read tut
Re: Parenting nulls to trigonometry-controlled objects
by Thomas Hannen 3 years ago
Also, by adding a Layer Selector to the expression, I can choose which object the arrow starts and ends from: Based on the excellent tutorial by Felt Tips here: https: vimeo.com 104381026 try { L = ef
Remove logo from clothes on video
by Mathieu Jacoulet 3 years ago
Hello, I've been trying to remove that logo in After Effects. I really need an expert. here is the video : https: mega.nz #!zBgHiBSZ!SOJCLO7-mkWWtBUHkKOwtTsQ2GgGQcIavMfwpKHcx-c What i've done so far :
Re: Remove logo from clothes on video
by Thomas Hannen 3 years ago
Hi, I've used a technique before where you use a 4 point gradient. You place nulls in a square around the logo, on the colour of the shirt at the corners but not touching the logo. You 2D motion track
File Names on Export
by Scott Davis 8 years ago
When I export a QT movie, granted it has a very long name, the file name ends up being cut off half way and some meaningless numbers and symbols are tacked on. Not that big of an issue as I can change
Re: File Names on Export
by Oyvind Stiauren 8 years ago
This has been a bug with FCP for a long time. What happens is that FCP makes a temporary file name during export of files with filenames over a certain length (I think it is 16 characters) and then re
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Thomas Hannen liked this 4 years ago
Yikes! Screen is Black
by Buck Miller 7 years ago
Hey All, I have a 2011 Macbook Pro with AE CS4. It has been working well mostly, but I tried connecting an external HD monitor through a mini port to HDMI connector. There seems to be a problem with t
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Thomas Hannen liked this 4 years ago
Re: Yikes! Screen is Black
by Thomas Hannen 4 years ago
Scary bug... Just had exactly the same problem in CS6, and your solution works - thanks! In case anyone else has to look it up - you can trash the prefs in CS6 by holding down CMD+OPTION+SHIFT when yo
Network proxy settings for Cinema 4D
by Thomas Hannen 4 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to use the DEM Earth plugin for Cinema 4D R15 in OS X Mavericks, but I'm behind a corporate firewall. When I use a direct internet connection the software works correctly. When I'm on t
Generating parallax effects from old stereograms
by Thomas Hannen 5 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know of the best way to generate a small amount of 3D parallax effect from a pair of stereoscopic images (offset images, like those found in a Viewmaster) like these: I'd like to be ab
Re: Generating parallax effects from old stereograms
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Thomas Hannen "Is there a way of doing this automatically, without having to isolate each plane in the image and re-project it " This kind of work usually happens with some pretty specialized tools f
extrude spline creating unwanted lines
by Thomas Hannen 5 years ago
Hi, I've got a long complicated spline that I'd like to extrude (a coast line)... Whenever I try to extrude it, I get unwanted connections in the form of long triangular lines across the coast. I thin
Re: extrude spline creating unwanted lines
by Corrado Carlevaro 5 years ago
Did you set to "N-Gons" the Type in Extrude Object Caps Type
Automatically upload to vimeo or youtube from Media Encoder?
by Thomas Hannen 5 years ago
Is there any way to do this An ingenious AppleScript, or Automator setting (PS - Thanks for all the help with Media Encoder today)..
Re: Automatically upload to vimeo or youtube from Media Encoder?
by Thomas Nord 5 years ago
There is no way to do this from directly within the application, but please do make sure to request it here if this is something you would like to see in the future: https: www.adobe.com cfusion mmfor
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Using Media Encoder to encode multiple formats from After Effects
by Thomas Hannen 5 years ago
Hi, I'm using Media Encoder (Media Encoder) CS6 to batch & background render a load of after effects projects. I need to export one high quality ProRes file for broadcast and a lower quality h264 file
Re: Using Media Encoder to encode multiple formats from After Effects
by Thomas Hannen 5 years ago
Thanks Thomas. Would the pipeline method be quicker though Is Media Encoder having to recalculate everything in After Effects to make the second pass, or does it keep some kind of pixel-perfect cache
Color Management - Media Encoder vs After Effects?
by Thomas Hannen 5 years ago
Hi, I've been applying color management in After Effects using the following technique: File\Project Settings set colour space to Adobe RGB this turns colour management on Then when rendering, go
Re: Color Management - Media Encoder vs After Effects?
by Conrad Olson 5 years ago
I'm just getting back into using AE seriously again after a long break. I'm loving the ability to use AME to render projects while I keep working but this lack of colour management in AME is seriously
FCP Launches on its own - Compressor
by Martin Nelson 9 years ago
I posted this one on Apple's FCP forum. No responses. I guess I should really just come here first: Very spooky. I sent a sequence to Compressor and started a compression for a dvd. After a couple of
Re: FCP Launches on its own - Compressor
by fox mahoney 9 years ago
My problem was similar: with a job i sent from FCP to compressor, compressor would "stick" and I had failures on some of the segments in the job. Clicking the 'x' to cancel the job has no effect and c
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Thomas Hannen liked this 5 years ago
Shift key flowchart reveal - CS6?
by Jimmy Brunger 7 years ago
Hi all, Just recently UPG'd to AE CS6 and whilst the memory improvements are amazing I've noticed a weird problem relating to when you tap the shift key to reveal the flowchart so you can quickly navi
Re: Shift key flowchart reveal - CS6?
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Everyone who is having this problem: Try disabling the showing of cache indicators (deselect Show Cache Indicators in the Timeline panel menu) and see if the problem persists. ------------------------
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Thomas Hannen liked this 5 years ago
Range Mapping Expression
by Mark Walczak 9 years ago
Hello everyone, Although I'm sure I'm not the first person to need this sort of expression, my googling yielded nothing of value. I'm basically looking for a simple expression that will accept "input
Re: Range Mapping Expression
by Dan Ebberts 9 years ago
You can use linear() to remap a range, like this: input = effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); inputLow = 0; inputHigh = 100; outputLow = -100; outputHigh = 100; linear(input,inputLow,inputHigh,outputL
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Thomas Hannen liked this 6 years ago
Using an expression to rename a comp
by Thomas Hannen 6 years ago
Hi, I'd like to be able to rename the current comp using an expression to do so. I have a large number of lower-thirds to create, and a text file containing them all. Each lower-third needs a name and
Re: Using an expression to rename a comp
by Bryan Woods 6 years ago
Check this tutorial out and see if this helps you some: https: vimeo.com 15064759
Rotoscoping/Logo Removal techniques
by Martin Goetz 9 years ago
I'm looking to improve a workflow or even find a new one for some touching up. From time to time we all have to remove an unapproved logo or object. Of course my example might be a finite but I think
Re: Rotoscoping/Logo Removal techniques
by Tristan Nieto 9 years ago
This might not be the answer you were looking for, but I've never had any success doing the frame-by-frame method for the exact same reason. My Best advice is to go back to AE and try the following. M
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Thomas Hannen liked this 6 years ago
Right to Left typewriter preset in CS6?
by Thomas Hannen 6 years ago
Hi, I'm working in Arabic, using the excellent http: aescripts.com arabictext I need to do multiple-line typewriter reveals of the text, character by character within a single text object. The example
Re: Right to Left typewriter preset in CS6?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 6 years ago
I've just realized that the effects requires a controller layer's position property. Since two layers are required, you can't save this effect as an Animation Preset without some gymnastics. I suggest
Importing 3D objects into AE - some points missing?
by Thomas Hannen 6 years ago
Hi, When I import some 3D objects into AE 5.5, some parts of the object are not visible at certain angles. It doesn't happen with every 3D object. I'm looking to get a wireframe look - see the screens
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Thomas Hannen liked this 6 years ago
Re: Importing 3D objects into AE - some points missing?
by Thomas Hannen 6 years ago
Just to let you all know, this is what the problem was - infinitely thin shapes don't appear in AE. If you extrude them slightly, this solves the problem. I believe this is known as "rubber ducking" :
Quickly modifying effects settings on many tracks
by Thomas Hannen 7 years ago
Hi, If I've used an effect on many text layers (e.g. "Roughen Edges"), and I suddenly realise that I need to reduce the Border setting on all of the tracks, is there a script that I could write to loo
Re: Quickly modifying effects settings on many tracks
by Thomas Hannen 7 years ago
Thanks Dan, Would this work down through nested comps recursively
Unicode variables in expressions
by Thomas Hannen 7 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to find a way to count up some numbers using Persian or Arabic numerals. I'm using After Effects CS5.5 on a Mac OS 10.6 For example, the numbers 01234 in English are in Persian. I'd lik
Re: Unicode variables in expressions
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
sorry, i wasn't understanding how you were inputting the persian characters... i'm not sure if it is a bug with ae or the way java expressions handle unicode vs. the way the apple creates the text wit
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Thomas Hannen liked this 7 years ago
copy&pasting Hebrew into AE
by Bob Hazen 11 years ago
I'm trying to copy and paste Hebrew graphics from a word document into AE to animate them into an existing project. I'm working on Windows XP with CS2. I've installed the hebrew font and keyboard so I
Re: copy&pasting Hebrew or Arabic into AE
by John Shoemaker 8 years ago
The same website that created a script for text reversal, has since released an After Effects script for Arabic Text specifically. http: aescripts.com arabictext The regular text reversal did not work
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Thomas Hannen liked this 7 years ago
1050x576 DV PAL widescreen. Why not 1024x576?
by Thomas Hannen 7 years ago
Hi all, Any idea why After Effects defaults to 1050x576 as a comp size for for "DV PAL widescreen square pixel", when most editors (Premiere, FCP etc) default to 1024x576 Thanks!
Re: 1050x576 DV PAL widescreen. Why not 1024x576?
by Tero Ahlfors 7 years ago
http: www.mikeafford.com blog 2009 03 pal-d1-dv-widescreen-square-pixel-settings-in-after-effects-cs4-vs-cs3
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Thomas Hannen liked this 7 years ago
Working with dates in Illustrator charts?
by Thomas Hannen 7 years ago
Hi, What's the best way to build a line graph using dates as the horizontal axis The data is formatted like this: date value 08 31 01 5,769,875,781,034.48 4 9 01 5,761,532,655,812.62 5 9 01 5,769,122,
Modifying the text style per line using expressions?
by Thomas Hannen 8 years ago
Is there a way to change the text properties (size, bold, leading, etc) within a text object on a line by line basis I'm making a project which uses a lot of text on screen (not astons, but animated t
Re: Modifying the text style per line using expressions?
by Dan Ebberts 8 years ago
Expressions don't have access to text attributes like font, bold, leading, etc. When you create your text with a source text expression, all the characters pick up the attributes of the first characte
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Thomas Hannen liked this 8 years ago
Setting a destination location using a null object?
by Thomas Hannen 8 years ago
Hi, I need to make a cross-hair animation (in 2D), pinpointing various locations on a map. Two lines (horizontal & vertical), and a square where the lines intersect, will fly in from the edges of the
Re: Setting a destination location using a null object?
by Dave LaRonde 8 years ago
I'd do it by making two solids to to form the horizontal lines that are way longer than they need to be, at least twice the width of the comp. The same thing for the two vertical lines. Create a null
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Thomas Hannen liked this 8 years ago
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