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Tim Bentley

Member Since:
May 8th 2012
47 Posts
Trapcode Form - opacity at edges of layer map
by Tim Bentley 4 years ago
Hi all I'm using trapcode form to create large 'piles' of static particles (custom sprite), using a pyramid-shaped layer map (just using alpha, not RGB). I'm having issues at the edges of the map, the
Re: Trapcode Form - opacity at edges of layer map
by Tim Bentley 4 years ago
Thank you for the response Kalle, I'm afraid I missed out a key bit of information... Although the edge in question (the top edge) is sharp, it fades out further down (the gradient doesn't start until
RAM preview in CC 2014 won't play realtime
by Ivan Ferenczsak 4 years ago
Hi everyone, this is my first started thread, although I've been finding answers to many AE problems here for years. This time I found no answer so I'm hoping someone can help me out. In CC 2014, when
Re: RAM preview in CC 2014 won't play realtime
by Tim Bentley 4 years ago
Hopefully someone who knows more than me about what goes on under the hood of AE will answer this, but multiprocessing basically opens multiple versions of AE running on different cores so it not only
How to edit motion path on shape transform for a position
by Doni Donovan 4 years ago
This is my first thread. For every trick i am always found on this forum but now i cant found a solution to make a curve for a movement position. i have a shape layer and there are some ellipse on it.
Re: How to edit motion path on shape transform for a position
by Tim Bentley 4 years ago
As far as I know you can't visualise the motion path of individual shapes, but you could create a null, link the shape's x and y position to the null's position and then animate the null. http: timben
My compositions are haunted by a red solid
by Tim Bentley 4 years ago
Hi all I have a really strange issue, a small rectangular solid has been appearing intermittently in my compositions. It is always in the same place and although it mainly appears when a comp is empty
Re: My compositions are haunted by a red solid
by Tim Bentley 4 years ago
Oh, thanks - mystery solved! http: timbentley.info
Adjustment layers and opacity
by Spencer Tycksen 4 years ago
Is there a way to use an adjustment layer to affect the opacity of the layers beneath it without precomposing I have dozens of layers I want to change the opacity on. When I put an adjustment layer in
Re: Adjustment layers and opacity
by Tim Bentley 4 years ago
It sounds like you're rendering out the titles and then adding them to the video. If that's the case you need to render out to a format which supports alpha channels, then you won't need to do any key
Choppy encoding
by Tim Bentley 4 years ago
Hi all - I wondered if anyone might be able to help with a small encoding issue. This film: http: timbentley.info film-resume.html has a couple of moments (1m05s and 1m11s) where the video becomes qui
Re: Choppy encoding
by Doyle Lewis 4 years ago
According to Kush's guage (a formula for calculating adequate bit-rates,) Frame height x frame width x frame rate x motion scale variable(1,2, or 4) x Kush's constant variable(0.07). You get the numbe
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Tim Bentley liked this 4 years ago
Using rotation null on moving characters
by Tim Bentley 6 years ago
Can anyone help with a parenting question - I have two (3D) animated characters, with thousands of keyframes for position, rotation and anchor point already set. At a particular moment, the two charac
Re: Using rotation null on moving characters
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 6 years ago
1) Split the layers at the point in time where this rotation is supposed to happen. 2) Parent the affected layers to a strategically placed Null. 3) Commit to the rotation. If you need to remove the P
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Tim Bentley liked this 6 years ago
Trapcode Particular 1.5 Fade Out Birth Emitter?
by john mullins 12 years ago
I just upgraded to Trapcode Particular 1.5 and also downloaded the sample project
Re: Trapcode Particular 1.5 Fade Out Birth Emitter?
by Tim Bentley 7 years ago
I know this is an old post, but I had the same problem and hopefully the solution will be useful for anyone who, like me, has just spent ages trawling the web for a response. You need to keyframe the
Auto-orient camera ONLY along x and y paths
by Tim Bentley 7 years ago
Hi all - I posted this in after effects basics, but it was suggested that I post here. I have a problem which I think can be fixed using expressions, but all the solutions I've found relate to auto-or
Re: Auto-orient camera ONLY along x and y paths
by Tim Bentley 7 years ago
I'm glad I'm not the only one, and thanks for the suggestion. I tried your method just now and it works, but it's tricky having to auto-orient my brain along the xy plane. It would be great if anyone
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