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Todd Morgan

Member Since:
April 11th 2003
297 Posts
100 posts
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Toronto
Head and tail for layer comps
by Todd Morgan 5 years ago
I currently use enable time remapping to extend a layer's head and tail, but is there an easier way to do this What would be nice is if we can add head and tail and it appears in a lighter colour that
Re: Head and tail for layer comps
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Rather than time-remap the entire layer, I'd duplicate the layer once for the head and again for the tail, then position the CTI and use Layer Time Freeze Frame to create "holds." Adjust the layer tim
applying an effect looks blurred while adjusting values
by Todd Morgan 7 years ago
Hi, Weirdness I can't figure out. Upgraded to CS5.5 and whenever I go to apply and effect (tint for eg) when I change the colour value the comp view goes all blurry until I apply the change. Never had
Re: applying an effect looks blurred while adjusting values
by Darby Edelen 7 years ago
Make sure you're using the Adaptive Resolution Fast Preview mode and not OpenGL. Darby Edelen
pcloud and instanced visibility
by Todd Morgan 7 years ago
I have a group of animated objects that is being instanced within a pcloud. My issue is that these objects have visibility parameters that are animated so that they appear in time. But when instanced
multiple duplicates of a group
by Todd Morgan 7 years ago
Wondering how I can take a group of animated objects and then multiple them so that I have a 100 or so groups within a defined area edit: PCloud does it...
unable to hear audio from 3ds max
by Todd Morgan 8 years ago
Hi all, Has anyone come across a scenario where you can load a sound file into the track manager for 3dsmax, see the actual waveform, but when you play the timeline no audio is heard The file plays fi
Re: unable to hear audio from 3ds max
by Todd Morgan 7 years ago
Thanks but that solution does not work for me. I have since install 2012 trial and sound works there, so must be a disconnect due to windows 7 and media player not seeing max7 audio. I don't have $4K
DNxHD with alpha from AE... Vegas not seeing the alpha
by Todd Morgan 8 years ago
Having issues with importing animation rendered using Avid DNxHD codec file from AE that has alpha. Reads fine back into AE, but Vegas doesn't see the alpha. Any thoughts Thanks! Windows 7 and CS5
Re: DNxHD with alpha from AE... Vegas not seeing the alpha
by Todd Morgan 8 years ago
It shows 32... tried all alpha settings. Weird. Rendered out of AE as RGB color space, tried uncompressed and compressed alpha settings within dnxhd panel...
link stroke width to camera position
by Todd Morgan 8 years ago
Looking for help with linking stroke width to camera position z depth. Basically, looking to keep all my outline strokes the same size, even when object fly toward camera. Currently, when object flies
Re: link stroke width to camera position
by Todd Morgan 8 years ago
Works like a charm!! Thanks!!
anchor tag in cdata string
by Todd Morgan 8 years ago
I have been searching all over for this but to no avail... How can I, if possible, access the anchor tag from a cdata string in my xml code For example: <! CDATA Click here to view the video. Where
track nested child layer position
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Looking all over but can't find it... any insight on how to track a nested comp child layer I have a main comp with a nest comp, and need a layer from the main comp to follow position of a child layer
Re: track nested child layer position
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
I managed to find a shorter solution... In the expression area for the position of my layer I need to transform so that it tracks with my precomp layer just below it: this_comp.layer("precomp").source
rapid random font change
by Dave Fleming 9 years ago
I have a simple title that I'd like to rapidly (maybe every two frames) and randomly change the font (style, not character) for each letter before settling on the desired font. Is this possible with a
Re: rapid random font change
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
You could set your title in two layers, each with your starting font and ending font. Then apply animation in preset of fade in random location, but reverse the animation offset in the second end laye
judder/jitter/stutter/jerky horizontal movement
by Shaun Young 9 years ago
I've scoured the forum in attempts to understand if what I'm seeing is a visual illusion and if there's anything I can do to remedy it. I'm just taking a hi-res still and moving it right to left using
Re: judder/jitter/stutter/jerky horizontal movement
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
My guess maybe you are keyframing every 30 frames when you make your compression output. Try keyframing every frame and see.
avid codec install problems
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Has anyone else had problems installing latest codec pack 2.3 on w7 pro system I click to install as administrator and my system locks up and I end up having to do hard reboot.
Re: avid codec install problems
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Turns out Panda Internet Security 2010 was causing the problem. Uninstalled and had no issues with avid codec install.
avid codec install problems
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Can anyone shed some light as to why when I try to install the latest codec pack (2.3) on my W7 Pro 64 system, I see the unpack window popup and then nothing. Then my system seems to hang and I can't
Re: avid codec install problems
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Turns out Panda Internet Security 2010 was causing the problem. Uninstalled and had no issues with avid codec install.
How can I turn off the screen during the rendering in order to accellerate the rendering speed
by 元 素 9 years ago
As the subject goes,to accelerate the rendering speed when I want get a file,say Avi,Rwmv,etc.,can I turn off the screen ,I mean stopping the monitor showing the frams that rendering I used to pop a q
Re: How can I turn off the screen during the rendering in order to accellerate the rendering speed
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
I recommend using a laptop or second system for your emails, etc. Best to have just your production software on the system only. I have my laptop next to my workstation, for emails, ftp transfers, etc
AE CS 5 Cant open/export QuickTime (Win 7 - 64bit)
by andrea rusky 9 years ago
on the same machine, i have CS 4 and no problem opening and exporting in quicktime but with CS 5 i can't i uninstalled and re-installed quicktime..but nothing changed here my specs: Quicktime Version
Re: AE CS 5 Cant open/export QuickTime (Win 7 - 64bit)
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Hi Todd, Has Adobe come up with a proper solution to this issue I can't start CS5 in my user account, but when I create a new user I have no problem starting CS5.
AEFX CS5 not starting : initializing mediacore
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Installed CS5 Production Premium upgrade on my W7-64 system, and also still running CS4 suite. Problem is AEFX CS4 runs fine, but when I try to start CS5 it stalls on "Initializing MediaCore" and then
Re: AEFX CS5 not starting : initializing mediacore
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
That didn't work.
copy and paste pivot point
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Been looking all over for info on this. Can a pivot point from on object be copied to other objects I have a booklet built and need the pages to turn using the pivot point of the spiral binding.
Re: copy and paste pivot point
by mark pigott 9 years ago
Easy peasy-just tried it Select the page, go to pivot utilty, affect pivot only. Click on align tool, select pivot, pivot, x,y,x Align. Done
3d optical illusion
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Is there a plugin for making those 3D illusions where you have to kind of cross your eyes to see the object, those magic eye images like where the picture is a mess of colours or graphics, but then wh
particle opacity over life
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Hi, I may have missed this on the forum, but how can I fade my particles from birth Like in AEFX, I want my particles to fade out individually. Thanks!
pivot point for instanced geometry super spray
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
I am trying to spray out a bunch of capsules. They rotate about the pivot point located at the end of the object, not the center. I have no idea why... please help! Thanks!
Re: pivot point for instanced geometry super spray
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
That wasn't working and I should have noted that in my posting. I ended up having to use xform to make it work.
offset an expression by half second or so
by Todd Morgan 10 years ago
Hi, I have a scripted expression for a scale loop, but I want to offset the loop so that not all my layer objects are looping at the same time. I am an expression-idiot and haven't had time to figure
Re: offset an expression by half second or so
by Kevin Camp 10 years ago
i think this will work period = 19; maxVal = 105; minVal = 100; tOffset = .5; time offset in seconds f = 1 (period*thisComp.frameDuration); amp = (maxVal - minVal); s = amp*(Math.sin(f*(time+tOffset*i
Horizon image layer not working
by Todd Morgan 10 years ago
Hi, I am using Horizon 1.0 demo on AEFX 6.51. When I attempt to select image layer to use as spherical map nothing happens. I can play with the gradient, but no image. I suppose I need to upgrade AEFX
Re: Horizon image layer not working
by Todd Morgan 10 years ago
It seems I missed the fine print on Horizon working with v7 and up. Answered my own question...
Swift3D and masking
by Todd Morgan 10 years ago
Hi all, I am wondering if any one has figured out how to translate the matte shadow map in Max so that the plugin from Swift3D spits out a file that works. I am trying to render animations to the .swf
Record live broadcast without commercials
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Client would like to host an event where we watch a live broadcast. Without commercials... and to be able to pause the broadcast at any moment... So that means if the broadcast starts at 7pm, we would
Re: Record live broadcast without commercials
by Mark Suszko 11 years ago
That's why I say use a TIVO and just pop to black in the switcher during the commercial skips.
PVW 2800 Sony ERROR code
by Tom Mooney 11 years ago
We have a PVW Sony Betacam and it is giving me an error code. ERROR -93. I cannot find a listing of error codes for that machine. Anyone know were their is a resource for that Thanks in Advance
Re: PVW 2800 Sony ERROR code
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
...and where would one find a service manual for the PVW 2800, or at least what error 03 means
sony pvw 2800 error 03
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Hi, I am suddenly getting an error code 03 on my sony pvw 2800 deck. Would appreciate some feedback as to what this error is for as my manual says nothing about it that I can find. Thanks!!!
Re: sony pvw 2800 error 03
by steve schroeder 11 years ago
That error refers to tape slack detected during playback or recording. In addition to bad tape it could be the reel motor, the motor brake, the reel sensor or a bad circuit card.
Erasing a image...
by robert william 11 years ago
Hi,i have this image http: images.encyclopediadramatica.com images d d1 Fageminators..jpg i wanted erase a person front of other one without earing the one behind it.how can i do that
Re: Erasing a image...
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Do you mean cutting out a person but still keep the person standing behind them, body and all
illustrator cs3 vector question
by dennis moulton 11 years ago
i have illustrator cs3 and i also just purchased a vinyl cutter. now for the vinyl cutting software i need to convert an image to a vector or path format. (eps, ai, ect)so i start with getting an imag
Re: illustrator cs3 vector question
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
It's called LIVE TRACE and is an option when you have the image selected. It works on high contrast or b w images and there are a variety of pre-sets. Otherwise, you are looking at creating the vector
set stroke start point on object
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
I am brain dead an can't remember how to set a vertex on my object for where to start the stroke in Illustrator. I have an outline of a pear and want the stroke to begin from the bottom vertex, yet it
Re: set stroke start point on object
by Dave Lundberg-Kenrick 6 years ago
Another option is to simply cut the anchor you want to use as the first anchor with the scissor tool.
illustrator prints black and white pdf... no colour!!! help!!!
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
HI all, Any ideas out there why when I print to PDF, the doc comes out black and white when the logo is blue and green Thanks!
Re: illustrator prints black and white pdf... no colour!!! help!!!
by Jeff Kelley 11 years ago
Make sure you are using the right PPD in the print window. If you are sending with a B&W printer selected, it could result in the problem. I'd use the adobe pdf one.Jeff www.willinois.com
client renegs on deal
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Hi there, Any advice for the following: client handshakes on deal, then when they can't meet my request of the deposit that was agreed upon, and without any discussion, takes project away... no signed
Re: client renegs on deal
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
True... true. The only problem is turning away the business to accommodate this client, who then renegs on the deal because they don't want to pay the deposit, though they agreed to it already. So the
client approval of DVD master
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Good morning all, Is there a form I can get my hands on that I can have my client sign to approve the DVD master we built It plays on all players, content and menus work and client is happy with every
Re: client approval of DVD master
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
It can be as simple as what you just wrote. NoahMy FCP Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color and Win a Free Letus Extreme. Now featuring the Sony EX1 Guidebook. http: www.call
looking for a copy of Intellidisc
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Please someone let me know where I can get a copy of Intellidisc so I can add links to my DVD for web and other materials. Thanks in advance!
Re: looking for a copy of Intellidisc
by Lucas Fazzary 11 years ago
Try contacting sales@netblender.com. They will let you know if it is still available or where to get it. Of course the Intellidisc website says it has moved to Metacommons.org so you may want to look
AVID to DVD confusion
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Hi there, I have files from client's production company that are 864x486 meridian codec that I am compiling to DVD widescreen. Should these files have been done at DV anamorphic (720x480 anamorphic se
Re: AVID to DVD confusion
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Thanks! I thought so. I did put it through AE, into a comp set to 720x480 anamorphic, shifting its position down 3 pixels in order to align it to the top of frame. Works like a charm. Keeping the orig
looping imported media
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
Hi all, I am not an Avid editor so please excuse this question as it is for a client of mine stuck with his Xpress Pro. Can you set an imported media file to loop automatically, or do you have to take
Re: looping imported media
by Todd Morgan 11 years ago
yeah... too bad Avid doesn't have this. what a shame. Todd Morgan Creative Director morgancreative www.morgancreative.ca
after effects to avid dv widescreen
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
Hi all, I am working with DV widescreen footage in aefx. Created comp using preset DV widescreen 720x480 anamorphic. Rendered out to avid meridian codec and sne to client. They are saying that the fil
Re: after effects to avid dv widescreen
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
thanks!!!!!Todd Morgan Creative Director morgancreative www.morgancreative.biz
Avid DVD error
by John M. Rice 12 years ago
I have a question about how to fix an error. The other day I successfully created DVDs from Sonic DVD, part of the Studio Toolkit bundle. Today, it will not write, and every time the software appears
Re: Avid DVD error
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
What kind of file are you creating Todd Morgan Creative Director morgancreative www.morgancreative.biz
DeckLink Extreme player on Windows
by Slox@cow 12 years ago
Is there any chace of geting any player output video on external video monitor I mean something like WMP, QT 4 Windows, VLC 4 Windows or any other. I'm getting a nerve breakdown everytime I load After
Re: DeckLink Extreme player on Windows
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
BMD Intensity (and Pro) will do it for you...Todd Morgan Creative Director morgancreative www.morgancreative.biz
HD Studio HDMI Output
by Grant Guston 12 years ago
I'm simply trying to output video via HDMI to a Sony Bravia XBR3 40" LCD. The output is blue cast. I've got FCS2 and 6.4 drivers.
Re: HD Studio HDMI Output
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
You could try checking your composite analog output into video RCA in on the display to see if you get the right video.Todd Morgan Creative Director morgancreative www.morgancreative.biz
No audio - Intensity Pro
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
Hi all, For some reason I no longer have audio feed to my monitor via Media Express player, yet when I play the BMD QT file on its own the audio feeds through the monitor speakers. Weird and I can't f
event production software
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
Hi there, Anyone out there able to recommend a software based switcher to run powerpoint and video media files Output from my laptop to projector. Thanks!Todd Morgan Creative Director morgancreative w
Re: event production software
by Thomas Leong 12 years ago
Todd, I have since succeeded in getting Wings Platinum v2.x and v3.x to display Powerpoint and videos in the secondary output of my laptop while my timeline remains on the laptop's primary monitor. It
Intensity Pro analog outputs b/w only
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
Hi, I am attempting to view analog output using the Y Output green RCA connector to my TV, but no colour info is being sent, just b w image. Anyone have this problem Thanks!Todd Morgan Creative Direct
Re: Intensity Pro analog outputs b/w only
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
Just got a note from BMD about the Intensity button in the control panel. Problem solved.Todd Morgan Creative Director morgancreative www.morgancreative.biz
rgb to cmyk
by chris newman 12 years ago
does anyone have a trick, or know if it's even possible to get vibrant blues in cmyk i'm working on a duratran for our news set. whenever i design anything in print i design it completely in rgb (so i
Re: rgb to cmyk
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
CMYK is print plate related format. have you tried pantone
save for web shows only jpg when saving file
by Todd Morgan 12 years ago
Hi, For some reason save for web in PhotoshopCS now only saves as jpg format, even though i have selected gif and it shows the gif settings, and when i go to save it only shows jpg format. Any thought
Re: save for web shows only jpg when saving file
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
Are you able to SAVE AS to a gif Next reset your phtohsop preferences by immediately after booting photoshop holding down Shift Ctrl Alt and saying yes to the alert for resetting preferences.
slices to swf
by Todd Morgan 13 years ago
Hi, I have created a map image in Illustrator that I have slided into six parts for use in Flash to create an unfolding map. My problem is that when I Save for web... the slices to swf they seem to sa
Is it possible to design and implement a Website from Illustrator
by Daniel Elder 13 years ago
I was noticing that you could save for web in Illustrator CS2, but once I save the components through the saved layers, it doesn't save them as the layer names, instead it saves them by the project na
Re: Is it possible to design and implement a Website from Illustrator
by Todd Morgan 13 years ago
You can set the file names through the custom settings when you are ready to save out of Save for web....Todd Morgan Creative Director morgancreative www.morgancreative.biz
Computer type write effect
by Paulo Mateus 13 years ago
Hello I'm trying to create some sort of a computer type write effect, but not like the typewiter preset that ships with After Effects, because I need it that the text has the cursor after which letter
Re: Computer type write effect
by Todd Morgan 13 years ago
Just a thought... duplicate your text layer, replace all the text with "_" making sure you set the same number of characters. Set your range to the first letter and animate the range moving down the w
help for a project animating text
by Dotan Baytman 13 years ago
hi there i have this project for a web site i need to make a banner with a text and i wanna animate the first character of the word to bounce in the screen from the right then stop and then all the re
Re: help for a project animating text
by Todd Morgan 13 years ago
so what you are saying is that the text you want to animate really isn't text, but an image can you recreate the text if so, then you can use the animators and range finders in the text animation sect
Firing a client - long post
by Greg Ball 13 years ago
Well I fired my first client this weekend. We were scheduled to shoot video in the Caribbean, and this client was getting stranger by the minute. They took over a month to approve my proposal, then ca
Re: Firing a client - long post
by Todd Morgan 13 years ago
Hi Greg, According to your contract she was to deliver a deposit by a specific date. As she had not, your contract may be nul and void at your discretion. Since you chose to accept her late payment, y
paypal and golive
by Todd Morgan 13 years ago
Hi, Newbie in the web design area and need some help on PayPal coding. I have already created the look of the site www.physicalfx.ca and would like to set my rollovers I have in place to popup the pay
Re: paypal and golive
by Todd Morgan 13 years ago
Hi, I finally figured out a workaround. Check it out and let me know your thoughts www.physcialfx.ca . Thanks, ToddTodd Morgan Creative Director Freelance F X Inc.
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