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Tom Ma

Member Since:
January 30th 2008
165 Posts
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Motion Vector Maps, or UV Maps
by Tom Ma 10 months ago
Is there any plugin, or application that can take video footage and generate Motion Vector passes, or a UV Map This Motion Vectors Map, or UV Map (either will work) would then be used by another appli
Re: Motion Vector Maps, or UV Maps
by Michael Szalapski 10 months ago
Twixtor can generate motion vectors. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great ' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble ') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand
LUMIX GH5 - menu joystick preset
by Tom Ma 2 years ago
Any idea how I can custom preset the menu joystick for PLAYBACK mode
Graphics Card
by Tom Ma 3 years ago
Are there benefits to having a powerful GPU processing card for AE Such as the GTX 1080 Ti. I am on Mac OS.
Levels effect?
by Tom Ma 4 years ago
I am looking for a simple levels effect in Premiere. Same as "Levels" in AE or "2D histogram" in Autodesk Flame where the adjustment sliders are actually part of the visual feedback of the histogram.
Re: Levels effect?
by Chris Wright 4 years ago
premiere has a histogram under window-lumetri scopes. I use fast color corrector as well which has levels inside.
MXFServer Advice
by Simon Arnold 7 years ago
Hi there, looking for some advice on MXFServer. After looking in to the many options out there I am thinking for my facility this might be the best overall solution as it gives you more freedom to cho
Re: MXFServer Advice
by Tom Ma 6 years ago
Did you ever get more information on your questions on MXF Server I have similar questions.
Layer markers from Speed Grade
by Tom Ma 6 years ago
I would like to use Speedgrade to do scene detection. Then get this scene detection data into AE as layer markers. possible
Re: Layer markers from Speed Grade
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
After Effects does not have any direct way to read markers from SpeedGrade. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kopriva, Adob
export multiple audio tracks from AE
by Tom Ma 7 years ago
Is there a way to export (render) a Quicktime from AE that has 8 audio tracks I am delivering to an automated system that requires 8 channels of audio. If there is no way from AE, anyone know of a scr
epilepsy testing in AE, and fixing
by Tom Ma 7 years ago
wondering is there is any plugin, or way to do PSE (photsensitive epilepsy) testing in AE Any way to do automated fixing of this if not in AE, maybe other software thanks.
Re: epilepsy testing in AE, and fixing
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 years ago
Try posting this in the COW's AE Expressions Forum - http: forums.creativecow.net adobe_after_effects_expressions You will do well to provide URLs with info on the subject matter. HTH RoRK Intensive m
max number of audio tracks in Quicktime file
by Tom Ma 7 years ago
can anyone tell me the max number of audio tracks in Quicktime file Pretty sure its 24.
color along a spline
by Tom Ma 7 years ago
I would like to create a stroke along a spline, but have the color start and end in different colors. Trapcode Red Giant 3D stroke comes to mind, but does not have the color functionality. Any ideas
Re: color along a spline
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 years ago
Use a Shape Layer to create the spline path. Ensure to switch off the Fill property for the Shape Layer. Apply the Gradient Stroke Shape Operator. The Gradient Stroke's start and end points can be obs
curved directional blur?
by Tom Ma 7 years ago
wondering if there is any way to do this: A directional blur, that follows a defined path, like a curve or a spline. could be handy for smoothing out imperfections on curved surfaces, or hair.
Re: curved directional blur?
by Darby Edelen 7 years ago
Blur & Sharpen CC Vector Blur does this but you'll need a way to define the curve. You might, for example, create a white black matte. The transition between white black would be the "line" along whic
Animating hearth rate graph(ECG).
by Kex Moderc 8 years ago
So I want to make a dynamic graph projector. This is a good example what I want to make: http: www.ecgsimulator.net demo.aspx So I want to make continious projecting. You see that the heart beat jump
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Kex Moderc liked this 8 years ago
Re: Animating hearth rate graph(ECG).
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
the sample you show is not really accurate to how an EKG displays heart beats. I think that is what you are getting at with your question. in this spot below, in the first half a second or so, it show
CS6 MUCH slower than CS5 ?
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
anecdotal, non measured observation is CS6 is MUCH slower than CS5 for all interactions and work done in comp window. To the point where I recreated a job in CS5 rather than sludge through CS6. All pr
Re: CS6 MUCH slower than CS5 ?
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
"...hardware acceleration of composition panels (Preferences Display) -- YES for both CS5 and 6" Huh. Is it better if you turn it off -- nope, didnt help. Tom, here's one other thing to confirm: are y
Resolve - Flame workflow.
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
I am a Flame guy. I do not know much about Resolve. I am considering a workflow and am wondering if it is: Possible. Optimal. - Flat pass footage is graded in Resolve. - Color grade information (3DL o
Re: solve - Flame workflow.
by Chris Martin 8 years ago
Even if you accept the limits of what can be passed in a LUT or CDL you're dealing with a lot of numbers being written and read and a lot room for variance with LUT writing and reading. For CDL unless
Shot numbers: text value advances at layer markers
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
I am attempting to automate making shot numbers on a layer of video. The single layer of video has a marker at each edit (within the picture of the video) I would like to make a text layer with a numb
Re: Shot numbers: text value advances at layer markers
by Dan Ebberts 8 years ago
m = thisComp.layer("video").marker; n = 0; if (m.numKeys 0){ n = m.nearestKey(time).index; if (m.key(n).time time) n--; } (n 0) m.key(n).comment : "" Dan
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Tom Ma liked this 8 years ago
parity AE with autodesk systems
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
I am wondering, these days, what are the differences in the Sapphire set from After Effects to flame smoke What filters are missing from either set. thanks.
Functions keys, AE conflicts with OS
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
I am trying to get function keys to use AE's functions, not OSX. I can't seem to get it to work, I have tried: in AE preferences: use system shortcuts in NOT checked. in OSX System Preferences: under
Re: Functions keys, AE conflicts with OS
by Jeff Hinkle 8 years ago
Try this: In System Preferences, open Keyboard and select "Use all F1, F2, F3, etc. as standard function keys." That should bypass the special functions printed on the keys. --- It is easier to destro
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Tom Ma liked this 8 years ago
Davinci Resolve vs. Lustre vs. Scratch
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
Are there any unbiased comparisons out there that size Resolve, Lustre, Scratch (opinions also welcome) Factors: I do short format work: commercial, music video I am somewhat invested in autodesk syst
Re: Davinci Resolve vs. Lustre vs. Scratch
by Ben Starkey 8 years ago
This is the best post I've found on comparing systems. Cedric's thoughts on the grading systems available today
relationship between numbers: riddle anyone?
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
I am looking for an expression (or mathematic formula) that when applied to a source value, it will yield a result value in the following relationship: SOURCE = 50, RESULT = 200 SOURCE = 90, RESULT =
Re: relationship between numbers: riddle anyone?
by Tom Ma 8 years ago
you make it seem easy.. many thanks again Dan!
multi cam combination
by Tom Ma 9 years ago
this may be more a scripting request, than an expression.. I've been asked to help on a video. They are trying to achieve a "3D GIF" effect. (not entirely sure what that means) Footage will be shot on
Re: multi cam combination
by Tim Drage 9 years ago
if you google 3D gif you'll find out what that means which might help you know what you're even making :) I'd bring the photos in as image sequences (or put the photos in a precomp as 1 frame long lay
multi page PDF to images?
by Tom Ma 9 years ago
I have a large number of PDF files that are multi page. I need to process this so that each page is an individual image, either JPG, PSD whatever.. just not PDF (they have alpha channel issues that do
Re: multi page PDF to images?
by ben g unguren 9 years ago
I know this can be done with Adobe Acrobat -- you can save each page of a PDF as a tiff image. Ben Unguren Motion Graphics & Editing www.mostlydocumentary.com
any way to read media 100 video files circa 2001?
by Tom Ma 9 years ago
I have media 100 codec files from around 2001. Not sure what version that was. Would today's system read these files Any way anyone can think of to get these files to work The footage is very valuable
Re: any way to read media 100 video files circa 2001?
by Tom Ma 9 years ago
thats great. thanks mucho!
layer markers to shot numbers
by Tom Ma 9 years ago
I have a 20 minute video in a comp (one layer) with layer markers placed on each edit in the piece (via Magnum Edit Detector, thank you!) I would like to have shot numbers (text overlay) assigned to e
Re: layer markers to shot numbers
by Walter Soyka 9 years ago
You might be able to adapt the expression I wrote for someone in the Hockey Scoreboard Overlay thread link . Your use is a little different, but the idea is the same -- increment an on-screen counter
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Tom Ma liked this 9 years ago
high bit rate quicktime
by Tom Ma 9 years ago
are there any Quicktime codec's that are 10-bit or higher WITH alpha channel
Re: high bit rate quicktime
by Walter Soyka 9 years ago
Tom Masters "are there any Quicktime codec's that are 10-bit or higher WITH alpha channel " ProRes 4444. If you need QuickTime, but can deal with a separate movie for your alpha channel, you could us
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Tom Ma liked this 9 years ago
Clips with alpha channel in RealTime?
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
Is there an codec, or setting I can use to get quicktime movies with alpha channel to play over background in RealTime (without needing to render the clip in the sequence) project and specs below: 720
Re: Clips with alpha channel in RealTime?
by Bret Williams 10 years ago
Could've sworn there was actually a post here that I replied to... hmmm... didn't think you could delete a post. Hmmm.... very odd.
dynamics issue
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
I have a dynamics setup with a bouncing ball on a ground plane. All is working correctly, but on contact with the ground plane at an angle, the ball does not rotate as it should (on impact friction wi
Re: dynamics issue
by Brian Jones 10 years ago
if you have the friction settings on either the sphere and or the ground too low there might not be enough friction to get it to rotate. Or if the Rotational Mass on the sphere is way too high it won'
DOF render issue
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
I have a plan in a scene that exists only for a shadow to be cast onto it. I am outputting a multi-pass DOF layer, but need to have that layer excluded from the DOF calculation. Anyway to do this
Re: DOF render issue
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
yes Adam, I was looking to exclude the whole layer, but having the shadow as well would not be an issue.. I will look into this shadow caster. thx
boujou to C4D
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
Anyone know of a good tutorial on getting a boujou v.5.0 camera solve to C4D 11.5 I see a lot of scattered information online and workarounds as well as some very painful videos. I am hoping someone h
Re: boujou to C4D
by Greg Brand 10 years ago
Not sure if this is just adding fuel to the fire, but so far, this was the only workaround that actually did work for me... got this off of some forum post, couldn't really tell you where... *********
texturing issue
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
I am trying to texture a sweep nurbs object. It is basically a ribbon shape that I need a graphic to slide along. I am texturing it using UVW mapping. Problems: I cannot orient the texture correctly.
Re: texturing issue
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
fixed. thx!
selective lighting
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
Is there a way to do selective lighting in C4D Not sure if I am using the right term for C4D, basically I want a spot light to only light a certain object in a scene, not the other objects. thx.
Re: selective lighting
by Brian Jones 10 years ago
in every light's Attributes is the Scene tab. Set Mode to Include and drag the object you want the light to illuminate there
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Tom Ma liked this 10 years ago
C4D in depth training - please advise
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
A while back I did the lynda.com Essential Training for C4D R10. They were good, and helpful, but it just scratched the surface in many areas. Now I am looking for much more in depth, thorough trainin
Re: C4D in depth training - please advise
by randy johnson 10 years ago
http: www.vertex-pusher.com http: www.motionworks.com.au 2010 09 milg8-is-coming http: www.cmivfx.com http: www.cineversity.com http: www.helloluxx.com http: www.pariahstudios.co.uk tutorials there ar
audio echo and hum
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
a story we have all experienced before... I have a video with a professionally recorded VO track, then a few clips of people talking. The VO track sounds great, as it was done professionally in a stud
Re: audio echo and hum
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
thanks to all.. The AVO really is perfect, an the SOT scary, so it seems like this time the client needs to learn a lesson on proper shoot setup.. or better yet, have it done professionally. Unfortuna
no realtime playback of stills in the timeline
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
Very basic question: I am trying to playback a .jpg images in the timeline but I get the red bar and they must be rendered. I have used FCP in the past, and know that I can get RT playback with someth
Re: no realtime playback of stills in the timeline
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
yup, it seems that FCP wants a standard frame size, even if it is LARGER than what I am needing. Thanks, this seems to be working.
Aurora codec files
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
I have some much needed footage captured from tape years ago using the aurora card codec. They are quicktime files. I highly doubt it, but anyone know any way of way to view these Convert them The lat
Re: Aurora codec files
by Tom Ma 10 years ago
Thanks John. I will give it a shot, and post what my result is. thx
good training book..
by Tom Ma 11 years ago
I am looking for a good training book for C4D. I am a very experienced AE artist and have very good knowledge of the principles of CG, but have never tackled learning a 3D app. Something along the lin
OT: Apple and NAB
by Tom Ma 13 years ago
Apple does not have a booth at NAB this year, which I find strange. Is there any truth to the rumors that Apple is getting out of the Pro-Apps business I find this to be preposterous and hopefully hog
Re: OT: Apple and NAB
by Tom Ma 13 years ago
there is lots of talk about NAB, but I do not see anything about these rumors of Apple getting out of the pro-apps bus. anyone
reflective 3D buttons & graphics
by Tom Ma 13 years ago
I have a number of flat logo's that I need to make look more 3 dimensional. Not true 3D but more reflective shading, like the type of buttons you see, on Apple's website etc.. http: store.apple.com 1-
Re: reflective 3D buttons & graphics
by Tom Ma 13 years ago
hate to sound lazy (more like busy) but.. are there any PS plugins (or maybe PS macro's) that can accomplish this
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