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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.

My studio, Keen Live, is built around the idea that design and engineering go hand-in-hand. We are proud to help our clients... [more]
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March 29th 2008
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offset expression question
by Nitai Lev-Oren 7 days ago
what does "loopOut (offset)" does and what is the difference between loopOut to loopIn property expression
Re: offset expression question
by Walter Soyka 4 days ago
An "offset" loop accumulates; it loops the segment you specify, but it offsets the beginning of each loop segment from the end of the last one. A picture might be worth a thousand words: loopIn() work
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Nitai Lev-Oren liked this 4 days ago
Print (and/or excel) Timecodes from Markers?
by Ocean Byrne 2 weeks ago
Is there a way to add markers to a layer in my comp, label the markers, and then print a list that says the time and name of every marker Ideally it would have a box with the timecode, a box with the
Re: Print (and/or excel) Timecodes from Markers?
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
This script should do the trick: https: aescripts.com marker-batch-editor Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consultin
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Ocean Byrne liked this 1 week ago
[extendScript] Select a project item without using its index ?
by Charlie Leroy 4 years ago
Hello hello, this sounds like a stupid questions, but I can not find a way to select an item in the Project panel using something else than the (index). the main issue with index is that it changed de
Re: [extendScript] Select a project item without using its index ?
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
Fabio, yes, I think you're on the right track. I'd loop through each item in app.project.items, and check it for whatever identifying characteristics you have in mind -- perhaps filename for FootageIt
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Avinash Ramanath liked this 2 weeks ago
After Effects Project Downgrader
by Darren Lee 2 weeks ago
Hi, I often use this excellent Premiere Project Downgrader for when i don't have access to latest versions : http: www.joshcluderay.com downgrade-premiere-project-converter Is there anything similar f
Re: After Effects Project Downgrader
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
pt_OpenSesame was THE way to handle downsaves before Ae added the feature natively (sometime around CS6 IIRC). It's also still a great way to make all kinds of project changes with a spreadsheet. Unfo
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Darren Lee liked this 2 weeks ago
Spreadsheet -> AE
by Adam Lewen 1 month ago
Hi! I know about a couple of scripts that help with several tedious tasks. I am looking for something that could really cut down some tedious work: To simplify- I have a spreadsheet (Excel) with 50 ro
Re: Spreadsheet -> AE
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
This sounded useful, so I wrote one: 12936_keenmakemanycomps.zip.zip You will need a six-column Excel grid with header rows for Comp Name, Width, Height, pixel aspect ratio, time, and frame rate: The
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Cassius Marques liked this 1 month ago
Which plugins are used???
by Michael Orlansky 8 years ago
Is there a quick way to tell what plugins someone used in a project other than going through each comp and pre-comp and twirling down every layer to see if an effect was applied to it Thanks, Mike
Re: Which plugins are used???
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Michael Orlansky "Is there a quick way to tell what plugins someone used in a project other than going through each comp and pre-comp and twirling down every layer to see if an effect was applied to
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Federico Rivolta liked this 2 months ago
Text box anchor point from baseline
by Marko Suto 2 months ago
Hello AE experts I have a text box with dynamic input (from data file) that I bottom aligned using anchor point script (as I don't know how many lines of text there will be): 0,this.sourceRectAtTime(t
Re: Text box anchor point from baseline
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Marko Suto "This "sourceText.value.baselineLocs" https: helpx.adobe.com uk after-effects using creating-editing-text-layers... under "Scripts and expressions for working with text" section, gave me h
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Kalleheikki Kannisto liked this 2 months ago
Clone stamp tool - Rendering black
by Dennis Squadrazzino 2 months ago
Hi! I've a project with several psd layers in After effects. I made some adjustements to one of the layers with the copy stamp tool (in the extra layer window) and removed some background objects. Pre
Re: Clone stamp tool - Rendering black
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Dennis Squadrazzino "The adjusted layer has this blue kind of rectangle symbol next to the layer name." That's a guide layer -- a layer that's visible in the viewer, but is NOT included when precompe
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Dennis Squadrazzino liked this 2 months ago
You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 months ago
I just got off the phone with our head of engineering, Rob Elder, and he told me that the new COW starts with you. This forum has been chosen to get the first swing of the bat and we look forward to y
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Michael Hancock liked this 2 months ago
Re: You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Scott Witthaus "Fair enough. I have created and run my own shops too. I just thought it interesting with the "play my way or go home". Not sure I would do that to "clients" I value." Are they clients
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Ronald Lindeboom liked this 2 months ago
Renaming items with scripts
by vahab san 2 months ago
Hello everyone Here is the situation: - I have an expression in comp A referring to comp B; - If I change the name of comp B from the project panel manually, expressions will update automatically; - I
Re: Renaming items with scripts
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
And to clarify what it does... autoFixExpressions(oldText, newText) will identify all broken expressions, do a search and replace within them (swapping out oldText for newText), and committing that ch
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vahab san liked this 2 months ago
Is VBR 2 Pass that much better than VBR 1 Pass or CBR?
by Adam Berch 6 years ago
Hi, I had a 2 hour and 40 minute wedding on a Premiere Pro CS 5.5 Timeline. (I exported it as a QT Reference File from Final Cut Pro 7) I added my Encore Chapter markers in PPro and went File ----- Ex
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Alec Eagon liked this 5 years ago
Re: Is VBR 2 Pass that much better than VBR 1 Pass or CBR?
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
2-pass VBR is all about improving compression efficiency, and this often (but not always) leads to better results. As Walter describes, the first pass is meant for analysis. This allows the compressor
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Jacob Giacometti liked this 2 months ago
Rendered movie empty, saved frame image not. Bug ?
by Michal Maruška 3 months ago
Hello, I just encoutered quite strange AE behaviour. There is comp, when everything looks works fine. But when try to nest this "horse" comp into another or try to render it, file and preview remains
Re: Rendered movie empty, saved frame image not. Bug ?
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Your layers are all guide layers -- meaning they are visible in the viewer for the comp they are in, but they will not render on output or when precomposed. This is a great feature when you use it int
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Michal Maruška liked this 3 months ago
Extraperlate constant movement before and after keyframes
by Mike Futcher 3 months ago
Hello After Effects people. I'm new to after effects, though I'm an experienced 3D animator with Blender. I'm creating a video that will contain a lot of images scrolling past at a constant rate. From
Re: Extraperlate constant movement before and after keyframes
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
You can use an expression. Alt+click on the stopwatch icon for the position property, then paste in this code: if (numKeys > 1) { if (time < key(1).time) loopIn("continue") else loopOut("continu
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Mike Futcher liked this 3 months ago
Colors after render all messed up! Anybody run into this before?
by Felipe Prado 3 months ago
Hey guys so here's the image below: What happen is that, on the right side I have the PREVIEW of it of the exact same frame in AFTER EFFECTS AND PREMIERE PRO, both have that color. Now once I render i
Re: Colors after render all messed up! Anybody run into this before?
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Sorry, Felipe, I don't quite follow what you're sharing. Is the second (messed-up) image what happens when you import the Animation codec file, or what happens when you composite 4 of them on top of e
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Felipe Prado liked this 3 months ago
Imported Illustrator graphics become blurred when nested in pre-composite and scaled
by Matt Fletcher 6 years ago
Hi, I can't find an answer anywhere on the internets so any help here would be appreciated please :) I have some vector graphics that I've imported into After Effects from Illustrator (both CS6). When
Re: Imported Illustrator graphics become blurred when nested in pre-composite and scaled
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Matt Fletcher "The only problem with this, however, is that I'm using the precomp as a 3D layer and zooming in with the camera. When I hit the collapse transformations button the whole layer just rev
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anas sabih liked this 3 months ago
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