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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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Something else to debate!
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Thanks Oliver! https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2016 12 31 2017-technology-predictions utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=sunday_TaoColorist&utm_medium=email Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Product
Re: Something else to debate!
by Walter Soyka 5 hours ago
My daily laptop is a Surface Pro 3. Bill Davis "Interesting. How does it handle the heat in that form-factor " Some heat dissipates passively through the case, but there are small fans that kick in to
Shape Layer - Offset Plugin?
by Adam Zygadlo 2 days ago
Good morning everyone, I am working on a bar chart animation while using shape layers. In this graphic, there's bars and lines to showcase the information. In the background, I have drawn out some hor
Re: Shape Layer - Offset Plugin?
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
Here's my go-to tool for staggering layers keyframes: http: aescripts.com rift Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Cons
how to use tStart to this expression?
by Jay Mortel 2 days ago
I have this expression made, and I want it to start after 1 sec, what expression should i use delay = 0.05; t = time+(index+2)*delay; x = transform.position 0 ; y = transform.position 1 ; z = thisComp
Re: how to use tStart to this expression?
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
I would encourage you to check out this article: http: www.motionscript.com mastering-expressions follow-the-leader.html Your second expression is what's called a "cascading expression." Each time it'
How do you dock certain Script UI Panels?
by Benjamin Brown 1 day ago
So for example, I use Ease and Wizz and other ScriptUI Panels all the time, but I don't know how to dock them in AE like you would the project window or the timeline or something like that. Can this b
Re: How do you dock certain Script UI Panels?
by Walter Soyka 1 day ago
For a script to be dockable, you must install the scripts into the ScriptUI folder, and you must invoke it from the Window menu. Then it will open as a panel, and you can drag and drop it into the UI
hot to change font every x seconds randomly
by Pavel Vanchugov 3 days ago
I would like to recreate this effect https: www.youtube.com watch v=EknWjj1-vr8 when font is changing randomly every x amount of frames seconds. Is there a regular expression for that or some kind of
Re: hot to change font every x seconds randomly
by Walter Soyka 2 days ago
I would set up the text, then make several duplicates of the text layer. Change the font on each one, and use an expression setup like this... https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 986190 ... to rand
Apple original content
by Oliver Peters 3 days ago
With the buzz about possible original Apple content coming down the pike, you gotta wonder whether the post teams for such shows would be "encouraged" to use Apple hardware and specifically FCPX. - Ol
Re: Apple original content
by Walter Soyka 3 days ago
I assume they'll require ProRes delivery. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive twitter   
Morphing letters
by David Modijefsky 3 days ago
Hi there, I'm a bit rusty with AE. I'm trying to morph 2 sets of 3 words but some of them don't have the same amount of masks. For instance, I have to morph an O into a L which means I have to get rid
Re: Morphing letters
by Walter Soyka 3 days ago
David Modijefsky "For instance, I have to morph an O into a L which means I have to get rid of the 2nd mask." There's a visual question here: what exactly do you want that transition to look like You
Mac Pro 2 Concept -- (if only Apple cared about the Pro market)
by John Rofrano 5 days 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 3 days ago
John Rofrano " Who are they designing for " Courage.
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export length limit?
by Arten Koronidas 6 days 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 3 days 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
Adding notes to a comp
by Bruce Gaber 5 days ago
Anybody know of an add-on for adding extensive notes to a comp I'd really like to be able to annotate my work in some detail as I go along. This so that when I come back to the project two years later
Re: Adding notes to a comp
by Walter Soyka 3 days ago
Daniel Waldron "Some good ideas already posted, but you could also use the text tool and just make them guide layers so they don't export out." This is my favorite approach - especially for sharing w
Screen Mode and Nested Compositions
by Philip Cole 4 days ago
Hey folks, I'm going to ask this assuming I'm doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what. I have some pre-matted video elements that I'm putting into a comp with some other animated 2D element
Re: Screen Mode and Nested Compositions
by Walter Soyka 3 days ago
Philip Cole "I set these video elements to screen so they lose their black background." Red Giant has a free Unmult effect that makes black transparent, so you can do this with an effect instead of a
Custom Keyboard Shortcut Not Working in AE 2017 on Mac Os X 10
by Anthony Hairgrow 6 days ago
So I've been learning how to write my own scripts and I'm trying to create a custom keyboard shortcut to execute it. I've gone into the Keyboard shortcut file and edited it, but my custom mapping does
Re: Custom Keyboard Shortcut Not Working in AE 2017 on Mac Os X 10
by Walter Soyka 6 days ago
That's an old-ish bug specific to the Mac platform: http: aescripts.com knowledgebase index view faq use-keyboard-shortcut Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Wide
Recommended Video Card for AE and Premiere CS6, Vegas Video?
by Tim Neighbors 7 days ago
I'm thinking about getting an NVidia K620 or M2000, only because the card I'm replacing is a failing K600. I'm using After Effects and Premiere CS6 (soon to move to CC) and Vegas Video in Windows 7. M
Re: Recommended Video Card for AE and Premiere CS6, Vegas Video?
by Walter Soyka 6 days ago
Unless you need a Quadro for one of its other features, I'd suggest buying one of the Adobe-supported Geforce GPUs instead. You'll get a lot more bang for your buck. Here are Ae's system requirements:
Progress Bar (Diagonal Stripes loop)
by Max Dornfeld 6 days ago
Hi, i need a Progress bar in after effects. The diagonal Stripes should move as an endless loop. Has anyone a good tutorial for me Best Regards. George
Re: Progress Bar (Diagonal Stripes loop)
by Walter Soyka 6 days ago
If you build a seamless diagonal stripe pattern, you can animate it endlessly with the Offset effect link . You can build the diagonal stripes very fast with a shape layer and a repeater, or with the
Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago
https: youtu.be bnpoAIfUWIk Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
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Re: Here you go gruntophiles. Your baby awaits!
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Richard Herd "WOuld a PCIe thunderbolt chassis (and OpenCL) make it work (properly) on nMP " I doubt it. BizonBOX lists the 1080 as "Windows-only support." Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Ke
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OT: Kodak Super 8 Camera
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
Was on Facebook today and the camera is scheduled to be available for purchase this spring (actual date is unknown). While the camera looks impressive the cost is a bit much. We are talking $2,000 in
Re: OT: Kodak Super 8 Camera
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
I have a lot of nostalgia for Super8. The limitations of the format make it interesting -- like cinematic haiku. What can you get done with a 50' load David, I'm curious. What do you plan to do with y
flame unleashed embraced, cutom linux build part 1
by Joel Osis 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
File: keen-SelectUnparentedLayers
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
jsx file After Effects script to select all layers in the active composition which do not have parents. https: f1.creativecow.net 10927 keenselectunparentedlayers
Premiere Pro Text Title issue
by Tim Chan 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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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File: Leaderboard
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
aep file Expression-based leaderboard, for dynamically re-arranging elements in Ae. https: f1.creativecow.net 10784 10784
Multiscreen Video
by Andreas Woelfl 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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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File: Preserve Frame Rate Demo AEP
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
aep file Shows what Ae's "preserve frame rate when nested or in render queue" switch does https: f1.creativecow.net 10693 preserve-frame-rate-demo-aep
The iBag
by Oliver Peters 4 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 4 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 7 months ago
https: forums.creativecow.net adobeaftereffects
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Will FCX be around for a while?
by Glenn Payne 4 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 4 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 7 months 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 4 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 4 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 2 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 4 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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why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Michael Paul 5 months ago
I do NOT want to attack or insult any FCPX editor here - I am just curious and I believe people do things for a reason. So why do you use FCPX What are your reasons What's great about it I have starte
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Re: why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Why didn't the 747 view come preloaded with my version ;-) It really pays to spend time finding the layouts that work for you and saving them as workspaces. Where someone like you, Walter, favours a N
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Motiongraphics workflow for top output quality
by James Murray 4 months ago
Dear CC community, Thank you for this great resource and I'll do my best to be clear about what I need help with. My computer specs: - MacbookPro (2.6 GHz Intel Core i7) - Mem: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - O
Re: Motiongraphics workflow for top output quality
by Tero Ahlfors 4 months ago
I recently got "HDMI DVI" for delivery specifications. I'll probably send them a combo cable.
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Good news
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Alex 4D just posted this https: jobs.apple.com us search#&ss=47429395&t=0&so=&lo=0*USA&pN=0&openJobId=47429395 Anyone here want the job :)
Re: Good news
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Douglas K. Dempsey "Who will it be Oliver, care to move from Florida to Calif " Hopefully not Robin or Bill, they would hardly change it all!
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Is drop frame needed / relevant anymore?
by Patrick Donegan 5 months ago
If one is not producing anything fro broadcast, is it time to drop the drop frame Or is it the "just in case" Or - does DVD_Video and BluRay use or need drop frame I am just wondering .... about other
Re: Is drop frame needed / relevant anymore?
by Jeremy Garchow 5 months ago
Warren Eig "I think what Jeremy is say is, 45 minutes of video is 45 minutes of video." Kinda! :) 45 minutes of NDF 29.97 video is 45 minutes of timecode, but not 45 minutes of real time. 45 minutes
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Adobe Camera raw on a quicktime import?
by Nicholas Toth 5 months ago
We shoot a lot of time-lapse video, and typically I'll use the raw importer in after effects, or lightroom to finish fix any sequences we shoot. Works well. All raw .CR2 (canon formatted) files. In th
Re: Adobe Camera raw on a quicktime import?
by Tim Kurkoski 5 months ago
Transcode the .mov frames to JPEG, TIFF, PSD, or PNG. In the Import dialog in After Effects, change the Enable option to All Files, and change the Format to Camera Raw. Select your image sequence and
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Depth mapped lens flares!
by Spencer Tweed 5 months ago
Hey guys, I realized that by using this old-school technique you could write an expression that would automagically turn off your lens flare if it went behind an object based on a z depth render: http
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Lots and lots of hard drives
by Rich Rubasch 5 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 5 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
A bridge too far?
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
We are now several months past Apple's preview of the next FCP X. The update itself is long overdue. So, it would seem that there's a lot if work going into it, with the potential to introduce a littl
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Re: A bridge too far?
by Scott Witthaus 5 months ago
Phil Lowe "I would encourage them to do whatever it takes to get to speed as quickly as possible." Sounding like a broken record again this year, but I just finished teaching a technical "bootcamp" t
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Make one of these white horses dark
by Matt Tyson 5 months ago
I'm struggling to make one of the white horses in this clip dark (very dark brown black). I know enough masking and layers to do an animated mask on the darker horse, but the actual coloring I just ca
Re: Make one of these white horses dark
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 5 months ago
I would start with Channel Combiner from green channel to lightness as it should have the best detail, do that on a copy of the footage, then curve that dark. Color shift is generally best achieved by
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