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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Re: looking for a copy of Intellidisc by Lucas Fazzary 11 years ago Try contacting email@example.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
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
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: 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
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
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
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.