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Walter Soyka

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I specialize in design and technology for motion graphics, widescreen/multi-screen display, and high-impact presentations.

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Scrolling / Scaling Number line?
by Josh Feldhake 1 day ago
Hi all! I'm currently working on a project and am in a pickle. Our graphic designer storyboarded what the opening graphic to our project is supposed to look like and I just can't seem to figure out a
Re: Scrolling / Scaling Number line?
by Walter Soyka 24 hours ago
Josh Feldhake "I can somewhat achieve the look using a null layer and the magnify effect, but it doesn't look too clean." Go the other way -- start with a bigger asset for the selection, then shrink
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BrickSculpting and Classical Conditioning.
by Bill Davis 6 days ago
Catching up on the threads today I found myself thinking about how I learned to swim decades ago. The pool our family frequented as respite from the summer heat, had a swimming instructor named Joe, w
Re: Learning
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
Tony West "There is a difference between "preferring" one NLE over another (we all do that) and a certain "technique" over the other (we all do that also). I'm not claiming X is the best, I'm saying
Strange horizontal glitches when rendering from After Effects
by Stephen DeLorme 2 days ago
One of the computers in my office is producing strange, horizontal artifacts when rendering from After Effects. They are usually only a couple of frames long but are nonetheless distracting, unexpecte
Re: Strange horizontal glitches when rendering from After Effects
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
I can't see the videos or frame grabs you posted -- they require permission to view -- but your description of the artifacts was consistent with errors in GPU-based renders that I've seen in other app
Once more from the noob files... relinking footage with trackers... and the tracker data not relinking
by Christopher Morrison 3 days ago
So, noob move... moved some original files around after working on them in AE. Relinking them is no problem. However I had some painstakingly tracked moves on those files and I can't seem to get that
Re: Once more from the noob files... relinking footage with trackers... and the tracker data not relinking
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
It doesn't look like there's any tracking data there. Can you post the AEP without footage Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Desi
Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
by Jack Kavinsky 4 days ago
Hello, A layerstyle (drop shadow) on a pin drop on a map , (when pin is duplicated 40+ times) takes unnecessarily long to render. Would it be faster to use Effects & Presets Drop Shadow How are these
Re: Layer Styles vs Effects & Presets
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Jack Kavinsky "A layerstyle (drop shadow) on a pin drop on a map , (when pin is duplicated 40+ times) takes unnecessarily long to render. Would it be faster to use Effects & Presets Drop Shadow " Yes
3D Point Control to 2D X,Y
by Graham Quince 5 days ago
I'm trying to create an expression to combine a Z-Depth slider into a 2D coordinates. I'm going to be using this a lot so wanted to save it as a preset, as in other circumstances, I'd create a Null la
Re: 3D Point Control to 2D X,Y
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Give this a spin: x = effect("Point Control")("Point") 0 ; y = effect("Point Control")("Point") 1 ; z = effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); zoom = thisComp.activeCamera.zoom; depthScale = zoom (zoom +
PNG vs TIFF vs ?? for final deliverable
by Eric Guiliani 4 days ago
Hey Guys, I got a pretty tight deadline where I need to export for a TV spot (broadcast). Since I'm looking at 2-3 day render times from AE with all the effects and 3D I have in it, I'm rendering imag
Re: PNG vs TIFF vs ?? for final deliverable
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Compression means "making things take up less space." It doesn't always mean "making images worse." Compression can be lossy (like JPEG, where image data is thrown away and the decoded image is lower
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Element 3d layer not appearing in rendered output
by Syed Iqbal 5 days ago
Hi, I am having a strange problem with Element 3d layer. In editing mode when I press 0, I can preview my element 3d model which is made up of 3 layer masks and 2 groups within Element 3D. I have kept
Re: Element 3d layer not appearing in rendered output
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Screenshots always help! We can't diagnose a problem unless we can see what you are seeing. In my experience, the most common cause for layers that you see in preview not showing up in renders is acci
Change Info Settings?
by Jerry Smith 1 week ago
How can I have the info panel give me the color hex I need a convenient color reader. Thanks
Re: Change Info Settings?
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Jerry Smith "I'm still using 2014.3 mostly. I guess I'm out of luck." This feature goes way back! Here are a couple of screengrabs from Ae CC 2014 to illustrate the process: Click the "hamburger" men
More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by David Lawrence 2 weeks ago
Great new post on Oliver's blog, deep diving into Simon's recent Bricklayers and Sculptors thread. Thanks for posting Oliver, and thanks Simon for giving us an in-depth look at how you organize and ed
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Re: More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Bill Davis "Oh my... how I yearn to be able to go back 4 years, substitute the word Magnetic for ABE - and post this in this very forum." Surely, the biggest lesson of this forum is that one who says
Playback controlled via RS422 on Ultrastudio
by Joe Bender 2 weeks ago
Hi All, I'm new to live production and working on a show where I need to playback a sequence or video file from my system, triggered via timecode or RS422. I'll be sending video to the projection desi
Re: Playback controlled via RS422 on Ultrastudio
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
Don't use an NLE; use a media server or some kind of show control software. There's a pretty broad range of setups and capabilities, including Figure53 QLab, Millumin, Resolume, Dataton WATCHOUT, Chri
Hey Adobe, here's an idea
by Duke Sweden 4 weeks ago
Why don't you create your own video player software Once again VLC, which is the best player by far, is messing up again. My videos look terrible, all ragged with bad color, after it was working beaut
Re: Hey Adobe, here's an idea
by Walter Soyka 3 weeks ago
Duke, the best way to be heard is to file a feature request: http: www.adobe.com products wishform.html I know I've requested exactly this in the past, and I hope others here who would find an Adobe V
Is it just me?
by Steve Connor 4 weeks ago
Perhaps we should start a separate forum for the Titling abilities of NLE's
Re: Is it just me?
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
Jeremy Garchow "All your base are belong to us." Most assuredly, your glass-paned metallic hexagonal base are belong to us. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Wi
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Premiere Pro Conforming Taking too Long
by Gary Retzel 4 weeks ago
Hey, everyone! I'm still new to Premiere Pro and editing in general, and whenever I start work on a new project I almost always get a message saying that it's conforming. I'm pretty sure it's the audi
Re: Premiere Pro Conforming Taking too Long
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
Gary Retzel "Hey, everyone! I'm still new to Premiere Pro and editing in general, and whenever I start work on a new project I almost always get a message saying that it's conforming. I'm pretty sure
File: Sound_Reactive_Position_Example.zip
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
zip file Uploaded file Sound_Reactive_Position_Example.zip https: f1.creativecow.net 11387 soundreactivepositionexamplezip
FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
https: youtu.be iaeux3cGtQo Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Mark Raudonis 1 month ago
Bill, While you were holed up in the FCP suite at NAB, Black Magic Designs dropped a bomb on the post community that seems to have been missed by most everyone engaged in this debate. I'm talking abou
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Markers or Metadata - The Debate!
by David Lawrence 2 months ago
One of FCPX's great strengths is its metadata-driven organizing tools. They're so good I've built logging workflows around them, even though I like cutting in Premiere Pro. But depending on your work
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Re: Bin or Reel - The Debate!
by Franz Bieberkopf 1 month ago
Joe, Thanks for your response. I've thought and written quite a bit after your post so thanks for that, but I'll largely limit this post to Wiseman, Murch, and Editdroid (John Sinclair, Ben Burtt, Ed
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General question about rendering
by Richard Herd 1 month ago
I've been editing a lot of government and non-profit content that's well over an hour running time (talking head mostly, single camera). The footage (XDCAM EX 1080i60 (35 Mb s VBR 1920x1080) always re
Re: General question about rendering
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Watch this video on "smart rendering" and using previews: https: vimeo.com 62438789 And check out this article for a list of supported formats for smart rendering: https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro
Adobe updates
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Let the kibitzing begin! https: www.provideocoalition.com adobe-updates-premiere-pro-cc-april-2017 And a deeper dive: https: www.youtube.com watch v=zQy3eFIXF4k And a couple on After Effects, too: htt
Re: Adobe updates
by Jeremy Garchow 2 months ago
andy patterson "I have yet to see anyone create a metal object (hexagon) with FCPX's titling tool and have a glass title pass in front of it." Did this very quick only using FCPX, but is this what yo
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Walter Soyka liked this 2 months ago
Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
http: www.redsharknews.com technology item 4470-amd-s-forthcoming-radeon-rx-vega-greater-gpu-power-at-lower-cost
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Re: Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Chris Harlan 3 months ago
Walter Soyka "I don't know the difference between an LGA 1151 and LGA 2011." I believe its 860.
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Droste in CC - possible no-plugin solution with caveats
by John Ivy 3 months ago
I was looking to do a Droste effect in CC, and was disheartened to see that the best solution is no longer an option without spending money, and then I had a bit of a flash this morning, and figured o
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Walter Soyka liked this 3 months ago
Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Walter Soyka "Where, roughly, do you draw the lines for the other apps " With the proviso that this is my opinion based on my editing and business needs, which are not necessarily going to be the sam
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Cineform GPU acceleration via PP
by Ken Eakins 4 months ago
Hi all, I've always stuck with DnX and Prores for offline work, but I'm seeing more and more people post online that Cineform is actually a decent way to go. According to a few posts I've now read, Ci
Re: Cineform GPU acceleration via PP
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
Ken Eakins "According to a few posts I've now read, Cineform will playback via the computers GPU." CineForm encode decode is CPU-only. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion G
Premier Pro CC Dynamic Link slow/choppy playback render.
by Justin Wonsly 4 months ago
Hi all, I've searched the threads on this one, and left questions, but no response. I have heavy AE files that need to be dynamically linked. Im a very happy user of FCPx, but i started trying to to u
Re: Premier Pro CC Dynamic Link slow/choppy playback render.
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
I recommend you look into the Render and Replace workflow: https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro using render-replace-effects-compositions.html Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Mo
Blackmagic Design Press Conference
by Shawn Miller 4 months ago
I thought I would mention it here, in case any of the "or not" or "FCPX + Resolve" crowd was interested. Scheduled for Mar 3, 2017 Please join us this Thursday, March 2nd 12.00pm PST for a press confe
Re: Blackmagic Design Press Conference
by Mike Parfit 4 months ago
Tim Wilson " Any of you using it as an NLE for any heavy lifting " Hi, Tim, Yes, I don't know how heavy my lifting is, given that I'm a simple cuts-and-dissolves kind of editor, but I've been using R
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Blade
by Shane Ross 4 months ago
If Apple is looking only to the future, and wanting to dump the old, ancient ways of the past...including the terminology used, like "bin," why is the "blade" tool still called BLADE And why does it l
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Re: Blade
by Tim Wilson 4 months ago
I've come up with a title graphic for the movie, Blade X: Clash of Metaphors. This will also do for my submission for what the icon for the tool should be. Nothing more iconic than friggin Wesley Snip
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How to seamlessly transfer Creative Cow subscription?
by Neil Orman 4 months ago
I've been using a personal Creative Cow subscription on an employer-owned Macbook Pro, which I'll never do again, and now am attempting to transfer that subscription to one my employer pays for. I'd a
Re: How to seamlessly transfer Creative Cow subscription?
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
Neil Orman "1) Is this the best approach " Yes. Neil Orman "2) Can I do this while retaining the old Creative Cow projects I created in PPro, AFX and other CC programs (using my personal subscription
Prores equivalent?
by Petr Michal 2 years ago
Hi, very simple question. I have a project (documentary) shot on various medias in various formats etc. (HDV, ACVHD...) and the exported file in the end must be Prores (not my idea, just fact I have t
Re: Prores equivalent?
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
David Bhulapatna "1. Does anyone know if this is Cineform and is it still available in After effects and Premiere CC " Yes, and yes. David Bhulapatna "1.a. Is it capable of 4K " Yes. David Bhulapatna
Sequences Broken
by Zack Culver 5 months ago
This is a first time glitch for me... So, dragging and dropping a finished sequence, in to a new sequence, it has always brought it in as one "block" in the timeline. All the applied effects and trans
Re: Sequences Broken
by Walter Soyka 5 months ago
There's a toggle button on the timeline for this behavior: https: helpx.adobe.com premiere-pro using edit-sequences-loaded-source-monitor.html Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link M
Mac Pro 2 Concept -- (if only Apple cared about the Pro market)
by John Rofrano 5 months ago
I came across a graphics designer who placed this Mac Pro 2 concept on his site and I would buy one in a heart beat if Apple would only build it: Check it out: http: pascaleggert.de macpro.html If onl
Re: Mac Pro 2 Concept -- (if only Apple cared about the Pro market)
by Jeremy Garchow 5 months ago
John Rofrano " Who are they designing for " Courage.
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export length limit?
by Arten Koronidas 5 months ago
Hi! I am in need of rendering a project that should be as long as possible. Ideally....entire days. Beside HD space limitations, is anyone aware of render length limits software-side Working on OsX El
Re: export length limit?
by Walter Soyka 5 months ago
Arten Koronidas "I am in need of rendering a project that should be as long as possible. Ideally....entire days." I'd suggest that you split these renders up and combine them at playback. Even if the
flame unleashed embraced, cutom linux build part 1
by Joel Osis 5 months ago
part 1 of building a completely custom linux box for flame http: www.joelosis.com 2017 01 custom-flame-build-part-1.html w: www.joelosis.com e info@joelosis.com
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Premiere Pro Export AVI-None vs Quicktime-PNG Huge File Size Difference
by Ayan Banerjee 5 months ago
We want to create a master file for a 15 minute short film, which would be stored and probably used in future as the mother file to output into any other format. We are on a PC. Now in most forums peo
Re: Premiere Pro Export AVI-None vs Quicktime-PNG Huge File Size Difference
by Walter Soyka 5 months ago
Ayan Banerjee "1) Quicktime - PNG for mac users and 2) AVI - NONE for PC users... 1) Is there any considerable quality difference between the two " QuickTime PNG and AVI None are both lossless, but Q
Premiere Pro Text Title issue
by Tim Chan 6 months ago
Does anyone know this issue in Premier Pro Whenever I use the title to insert some text the edge because super unsharp and kind of distorted. Does anyone have the answer Thanks Tim
Re: Premiere Pro Text Title issue
by Walter Soyka 6 months ago
I think you've posted in the wrong forum. This would have been better placed in the Adobe Premiere Pro forum link . That said, check the blend mode in the Effects Controls panel in your screenshot. It
Scale expression based on rotation
by Chris Smith 7 months ago
I have a logo that a client wants me to animate. It's a ring of figures around a central figure. I can make the ring and make it spin around the central figure easy enough, but the problem is that who
Re: Scale expression based on rotation
by Darby Edelen 7 months ago
Assuming that the layers are parented to the center rotator I think you could use something like this expression on the scale: center = parent.toWorld(parent.anchorPoint); p = toWorld(anchorPoint); v
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Multiscreen Video
by Andreas Woelfl 7 months ago
hello everybody, i am sure that this issue has been discussed already and I have even found a conversation related to my problem, but as the post is from 5 years ago I was hoping that there has been i
Re: Multiscreen Video
by Walter Soyka 7 months ago
You're right that H.264 won't hold this -- it's too wide. You might consider working backwards. Choose your your playback system first, then output to a format and codec that suits that system. There
AE CC 2017 full of bugs
by Tom Smith 8 months ago
Hello guys, Does anyone have problem with the new AE CC 2017 I've updated it (and kept my 2015.3 for work), everytime I preview something it crashes, and the audio is awful, I have Bose speakers on US
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Re: AE CC 2017 full of bugs
by Tim Kurkoski 8 months ago
May we assume that you're aware that there's no such thing as real-time playback in AE Dave, that's at best misleading, and at worst completely false. After Effects is designed to play back frames ca
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The iBag
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Here's what Apple has been spending time on instead of FCPX or the next Mac Pro :) It s hard to believe this is even true. So sad. http: www.gizmodo.co.uk 2016 09 apple-unveils-bag https: www.theguard
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Re: The iBag
by Jeremy Garchow 9 months ago
I think we can finally change the name of this forum, as many are wont to do, to the "Bag Apple" forum. Besides, the debate is pretty much over, Final Cut Pro won. :-D :-D :-D :- :-(
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Adobe After Effects Forum
by Creative COW 1 year ago
https: forums.creativecow.net adobeaftereffects
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Will FCX be around for a while?
by Glenn Payne 9 months ago
Hi guys, I'm about to invest in a nice imac and I'm planning to use fcx. I'm just wondering what the word on the street is about fcx. I'm willing to dive into the magnetic timeline world, but I'm just
Re: Will FCX be around for a while?
by Simon Ubsdell 9 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "You know full well that I can't." You might want to think about not throwing around words like "factually", when all you have is unverifiable hearsay. Robin S. Kurz " Shake, Soundtrack
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Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 1 year ago
https: forums.creativecow.net
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News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 9 months ago
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry (Boston, MA--September 9, 2016) Boris FX , the leader in integrated VFX and workf
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@Bret William
by Walter Soyka 9 months ago
Bret Williams "Could it be that both seem ridiculously overpriced in a market where there's been a groundswell of inexpensive and free plugins produced by small companies and individuals with nothing
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Any way to select EVERY OTHER character with a text animator?
by Ze'ev Gilad 3 years ago
Let's say I want to use a text animator to make EVERY OTHER bigger. Can this be done with the range selectors
Re: Any way to select EVERY OTHER character with a text animator?
by Joe Clay 9 months ago
I came across this while looking for something. Sorry to drudge up an old thread, but I just made a tutorial last week that contains how to do this. http: workbench.tv tutorials 2016-09-02_ExpressionS
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Lots and lots of hard drives
by Rich Rubasch 10 months ago
I've got a client with a pile (hundreds literally) of external hard drives of every shape and size and form. They have camera footage from shoots from years ago, project files with ProRes converted fo
Re: Lots and lots of hard drives
by Walter Soyka 10 months ago
I agree with Bob that data migration is the problem with all archival, and that this gets laborious. I'd add that your data's importance should be reflected in your budget. For us, the value of our da
Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by Sophie Turner 10 months ago
Hi. I am pretty new to After Effects and I am somewhat experienced in Premiere. I want to use After Effects to create some simple animations for text. Yet every time I try to bring in a clip from Afte
Re: Issue bringing After Effects clips into Premiere
by Walter Soyka 10 months ago
Walter Soyka " It's hip to be square." Dave LaRonde "Well, whaddaya know." I hope this applies in real life, too. Otherwise, I don't stand a chance :) Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Li
New FCP X plugin site BretFX with Free Template
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
Hello! After 15 years posting here can I get away with one shameless self promotion I'm kinda excited to be starting a new FCP X plugin and template website, http: BretFX.com. The planned Grand Openin
Re: New FCP X plugin site BretFX with Free Template
by Walter Soyka 10 months ago
I think the format works as a promo. It's a good way to quickly show the potential of the setup and get people excited about what they can do with it. But I also think Simon's advice to provide expana
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