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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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Flipping horizontal?
by Meghan Rodgers 2 days ago
Hello Creative Cow! I'm trying to flip a line that I've animated so that it animates going the opposite way. However, nothing I'm doing is having any effect on the animation. I've tried unlinking the
Re: Flipping horizontal?
by Walter Soyka 22 hours ago
Precomposing, as Dave suggested, is an option here, but it's not the one I would choose first. Precomposing is often necessary for technical or organizational reasons, but here, it comes at a price: c
Doing precise gesture on a transparent screen
by Antonio Rossi 3 days ago
Hi, can anyone suggest me a tutorial to learn how to do a "moving finger on camera screen effect". I better explain, I need someone to be in front of the camera and move his fingers on a fake screen i
Re: Doing precise gesture on a transparent screen
by Walter Soyka 2 days ago
Dave's right. It's much, much easier to match the graphics to the hands than the hands to the graphics. But if you have to tweak arm movements here and there, you can use the Puppet tool or the distor
APFS considerations
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
It's around the corner. Be careful! http: www.fcp.co fcp-forum 2-off-topic 27948-apfs#90574 https: support.apple.com en-us HT208018 https: developer.apple.com library content documentation FileManagem
Re: APFS - Don't Panic :-)
by Walter Soyka 3 days ago
Oliver Peters "That's all well and good, but - other than saving drive space - can anyone point to anything that defines why APFS is better on computers (not iOS) " Some benefits are described here:
Aspect Ratio
by Greg Ball 4 days ago
We created 3 VR360 videos for a client. They say that the "aspect ratio is not correct" How can that be We created 1080P files. Thoughts Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ba
Re: Aspect Ratio
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Greg Ball " have no idea what" Equirectangular projection with a 2:1 aspect ratio is" or "monoscopic 360-degree video"." Equirectangular projection, 2:1 aspect ratio: 360 videos are like big spheres
Trapcode rendering across pre split compositions...
by Ciji James 4 days ago
have been trying for long to do this... I've created a comp of 24000 pixels widthwise and used trap code and CC particle to play around with some particles. The particle layers cover the whole comp. I
Re: Trapcode rendering across pre split compositions...
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
Ciji James "Thanks a lot for the quick reply...both of you... But is there any workaround I mean can we have a particle generator, which is camera independent. Something like CC Snowfall " Any 3D par
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Animated Time Countdown
by Max Fernandez 1 week ago
So, I've been trying to make a cool countdown in AE or Premiere and I've only found two ways to do it: The actual counter from Premiere, and the text tracked to a slider control in AE. But lately I've
Re: Animated Time Countdown
by Walter Soyka 5 days ago
I think you can build this really quickly if you think in terms of animating each digit in the countdown and then looping. Don't worry about animating, second by second, from 2:00 down to 0. Remember
Method of making video like this [cinematic multi-layer parallax]
by Rolando Banks 1 week ago
How do you think, did they use Camera tool or just made keyframes for these scenes https: www.youtube.com watch v=0RJ8FauApBY
Re: Method of making video like this [cinematic multi-layer parallax]
by Walter Soyka 5 days ago
Rolando Banks "I understand that these layers are 3D, but i want to know they use Camera object or just Null object. How do you think I don't see reasons to use Camera object in this case." Using a c
After Effects Multiple Lines of Scripts
by Kape Mañego 5 days ago
Good day, Creative Cow! How do I merge multiple script commands into a one single script file. For example, I want to convert the Audio Layer to keyframes, so I'll use this script: app.executeCommand(
Re: After Effects Multiple Lines of Scripts
by Walter Soyka 5 days ago
Just put your code in the same .JSX script file. If you're not already using the ExtendScript Toolkit, you can get it here: http: www.adobe.com products extendscript-toolkit.html Walter Soyka Designer
Adobe - IBC
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
For those still pining at the loss of FCP7 Studio http: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com news edit adobe-previews-late-2017-creative-cloud-updates 619282 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe - IBC
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Scott Witthaus " One that can be expanded with approved plug-ins for those who need it, not bloating the core software." What value do you see in only allowing Apple-approved plugins Walter Soyka Des
Control postion of null objective with check box
by Fredy Delgado 1 week ago
Is it possible to control the position of a null object with expressions and a check box
Re: Control postion of null objective with check box
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Something like this Alt+click the stopwatch for your text layer's Position property and paste the following: if (thisComp.layer("CONTROL").effect("Checkbox Control")("Checkbox").value == true) value -
3d Slideshows in After Effects
by Avrohom Staum 2 weeks ago
I have seen many 3d slideshows in use in dinner videos for organizations, promo videos, and the like. Something like: https: www.youtube.com watch v=QP5RDhPpEko My question is, is there any way to mak
Re: 3d Slideshows in After Effects
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Cassius Marques "And after all that is done you send out the preview and the client goes like "maybe we should use videos instead of photos". Hahaha, there is never "one project to rule them all". Bu
Arun Chaudhary 1 week ago
I forgot given thread link
https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/227/30520
Arun Chaudhary 1 week ago
Hi, Walter Soyka
again I need your help I find a post for Remove all files in a shape layer, John Colombo script works fine for active comp. but I want this script works for selected comp. in a project
and add a stroke in all shape layer stroke width can be set. if it is possible
I am very grateful to you
Arun
Samsung VR Goggles and Phone
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
We've created a VR 360 animation to be used on Samsung VR devices at a trade show, and I have a question. Does our client always need either a wifi connection or cellular service to view this 360 vide
Re: Samsung VR Goggles and Phone
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
Yup. Gear VR is powered by Oculus tech and requires installation of several Oculus apps (not too be confused with Rift). Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widesc
FCPX and color correction tools
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
It's a Friday... A number of recent threads have touched on various aspects of color correction, including Resolve, Speedgrade, Chromatic, etc. There are correctly several good third party color corre
Re: FCPX and color correction tools
by Walter Soyka 3 weeks ago
Robin S. Kurz "And after having corrected my image, how is that actually relevant information I don't even look at the color board while changing values (or after), I look at the scopes. For me, that
File: TheWave.aep
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
aep file Uploaded file TheWave.aep https: f1.creativecow.net 11630 thewaveaep
Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
https: support.apple.com en-gb HT207888 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Apple's official Pro Apps compatibility chart for High Sierra
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
Robin S. Kurz "Completely aside from the fact that I don't see how anyone still stuck on 7 of all things could even give two hoots about their version of OS. Because if that is in fact an issue, then
FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
I really have nothing important to say here. Since I've posted a couple of OT threads contributing nothing about how X actually functions... I'll spend today (Sunday) doing 20 pages of narration work
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Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Herb Sevush 1 month ago
andy patterson " I am saying the FCPX Motion connection is overhyped because you shouldn't need to use two programs to create simple titles form start to finish for FCPX." This is a false distinction
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Rendering files
by Joe Lukus 1 month ago
Ok when you render a clip it creates a apple prores file correct or does it just create its own type of readable "system file" Basically what I am wanting to know is once you render a file were is it
Re: Rendering files
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Joe Marler "There may be more complex effects cases where this isn't done but in general FCPX uses smart rendering." Here's a little more on FCPX and smart rendering: https: forums.creativecow.net th
After Effects or Unity ?
by Alex Reve 1 month ago
I have a project of 360 video with no interactivity in it. Well this is what I think because the 3D sound will need to be used in a way that at some point of the movie the viewer will hear a strong no
Re: After Effects or Unity ?
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Alex Reve "I tested years ago a binaural demo with headphones and the vertical information was there, so I imagine it is possible. Do you more about that " There are some stereo setups that simulate
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Horizontal scale on timeline
by Brad Coulter 1 month ago
Is there a shortcut key for adjusting the horizontal scale of a timeline The bar on the bottom works fine, but I prefer to keep my hand off the mouse whenever possible. If there is such an animal, the
Re: Horizontal scale on timeline
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
The default shortcuts are minus (-) and equals (=) to zoom the timeline. These are called Zoom Out and Zoom In under Application Sequence in the visual keyboard shortcut editor. Another good one to kn
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Is 768 CUDA cores enough to Encode with?
by Duke Sweden 2 months ago
I was researching why my PC occasionally, frequently, actually, needs to be rebooted because I can't encode using Media Encoder without it "failing". I read where you need at least 1,000 CUDA cores fo
Re: Is 768 CUDA cores enough to Encode with?
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Duke Sweden "they cause crashes which, btw, after cleaning my media cache, (which I do every day)" Cleaning your media cache probably isn't doing what you think it's doing. While it's a good troubles
Roei Tzoref 2 months ago
hi Walter. I wonder what do you make of this?
https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/2/1123103
how to link a layer with a rigged expression to a null without messing it up?
by Roei Tzoref 2 months ago
I am looking for a way to link an expression rigged layer to a null and keeping it's absolute values so there won't be a shift when I parent it to a null. this is what's happening: this is the beginni
Re: how to link a layer with a rigged expression to a null without messing it up?
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Roei Tzoref "Hi, What do you think Is there a way to avoid this jump due to relative coordinates I can't find a related thread about it and to from World goes over my head... maybe if I see the code,
Is it just me?
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Or is this place a lot less fun that it used to be Seems to be dominated by people that don't actually use or particularly like FCPX and those that do are increasingly not posting.
Re: Is it just me?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Walter Soyka "I'd be curious about the principles, if not the implementation, that you'd like to see honored in the titler. " The most obvious point is that they really should have implemented text e
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Title Software
by David Mayer 3 months ago
Need suggestions for third party titling software to add animated titles to a TV commercial. Something easy to use, with templates, and not too expensive. (Not After Effects) iMac (Retina 5K, 27 inch,
Re: Title Software
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
What about Motion https: www.apple.com final-cut-pro motion Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive tw
Realtime Stroke Update for Animating Character
by Nitin Burli 3 months ago
Hi, So I'm working on this project that has a character running on a track. I've animated the character, however the illustrator has added these outer lines to the character that need to animate with
Re: Realtime Stroke Update for Animating Character
by Michael Szalapski 3 months ago
Duplicate your running character. Blur it. Use levels on the alpha channel to crush it to wider than it originally was. Use the Vegas effect to stroke the alpha. (Adjust the settings in the Vegas effe
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Playback controlled via RS422 on Ultrastudio
by Joe Bender 3 months 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 3 months 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 months 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 4 months 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
Premiere Pro Conforming Taking too Long
by Gary Retzel 4 months 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 months 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
FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Bill Davis 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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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Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Steve Connor 6 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 6 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 6 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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Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
John Rofrano " Who are they designing for " Courage.
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export length limit?
by Arten Koronidas 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
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