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Xavier Bonet

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April 29th 2016
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How to search for a differently formatted character within a word?
by Xavier Bonet 18 hours ago
I've been searching forever for a way of solving this through one way or another and I'm getting nowhere. I have to manage text from several different languages, including those like Spanish and Frenc
Weird aliasing on stuff like text when exporting AE dynamic-linked media
by Xavier Bonet 2 months ago
So, I'm going through my normal workflow I've been doing for many a year... but for a couple of months I've been sometimes noticing weird results when linking AE media to PPro and exporting it. Suff l
Re: Weird aliasing on stuff like text when exporting AE dynamic-linked media
by Xavier Bonet 3 weeks ago
So nobody has ever had this happen Can I be the only one After months of trying to fix it, I still can't. Always have to work around the issue. I'm starting to feel like even though the dynamic link b
How to stop the Vibration Tag and Variation Effect results from changing all the time?
by Xavier Bonet 1 month ago
I'm working on a project that has random camera movement through Vibration and random texture colours through Variation, and in both cases I'm having trouble getting them to stay put instead of changi
Controlling particle birthrate to create jets of steam
by Xavier Bonet 2 months ago
I need to create jets or spurts of smoke steam coming out of an industrial chimney at regular intervals, as if a mechanical process is going on that emits these jets with some force. I'm trying everyt
Re: Controlling particle birthrate to create jets of steam
by Steve Bentley 2 months ago
Use the emission velocity to get the particles to where they're going, then use the wind to push the particles downrange (if that's desired) and use air resistance to slow the particles down. Steam te
Reducing overly sharp angular edges when using the Roughen Edges Effect
by Xavier Bonet 3 months ago
I'm trying to create some titles in AE with an ink stamp effect and after a lot of trial and error I finally found the way I can get what I need, which is by using the Roughen Edges Effect. I get this
Re: Reducing overly sharp angular edges when using the Roughen Edges Effect
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
This sounds like a simple fix. There are many parameters to adjust in Roughen Edges, and I think it simply takes a bit of tweaking to come up with an assortment that you find pleasing. It wouldn't be
AE is only exporting part sequence when exporting to C4D
by Xavier Bonet 6 months ago
I'm not sure if this should go in the AE forum or the C4D forum, as I'm not 100% which of the two is the only producing the problem. However, I'm inclined to think it's AE, as I currently have no issu
Re: AE is only exporting part sequence when exporting to C4D
by Xavier Bonet 6 months ago
Hey, Dave, I appreciate you taking the time to help and everything but I must say your comment: Dave LaRonde "Learn your arithmetic." Is uncalled for and rather rude, insulting, not to mention a bit v
Image sequence/ importing video
by Mack Grenfell 9 years ago
Ok, I'm sorry for asking such a nooby question but I've got 2 problems. Firstly, when i try to import a video file as a texture, my whole computer freezes up and crashes, any suggestions I've tried th
Re: Image sequence/ importing video
by Brian Jones 9 years ago
if your image sequence is named sequentially and in the same folder you only have to import the first image into your material but to make it work you have to click on the name of the image (in the Ma
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How to create slanted or diagonal crawling titles?
by Xavier Bonet 8 months ago
I m wondering if anyone here has run into the need for this kind of crawling titles or any resource that touches on them, as I ve been looking all over the web and haven t found so much as a mention
Re: How to create slanted or diagonal crawling titles?
by Xavier Bonet 8 months ago
Great! Thanks a million! I see what you've done here: the key is RAMPing the text lines in the animator instead of having them set to "Square". It's a rather complex and manual process that needs keyi
Why doesn't AE have a slo-mo' effect like PPro, and why does it break PPro's slo-mo' and Optical Flow effect upon using DynamicLink?
by Xavier Bonet 9 months ago
Hi! This is more of a wondering-why little-rant maybe-someone-can-point-me-toward-a-good-plugin sort of question... For years I've been wondering why on Earth AE doesn't have a slow motion function an
Re: Why doesn't AE have a slo-mo' effect like PPro, and why does it break PPro's slo-mo' and Optical Flow effect upon using DynamicLink?
by Dave LaRonde 9 months ago
If you like the way PP handles slo-mo, there is absolutely nothing stopping you from exporting shots for import into AE for further work. Dynamic Link is NOT Adobe's most robust feature. Not by a long
Particular adding unwanted shading/opacity fall-off to particles
by Xavier Bonet 10 months ago
So I'm trying to create some confetti using Particular (actually using the "confetti" preset and tweaking a couple of values) and I don't want any shading at all, so I haven't toggled any shading opti
Re: Particular adding unwanted shading/opacity fall-off to particles
by Xavier Bonet 10 months ago
Oh, great! Thanks a lot, Cassius! I had no idea this preset inserted a video layer into the comp (it's the first time I use the preset... any preset, in fact; usually I configure Particular from scrat
Dynamics cache disappearing when I close and reopen project
by Xavier Bonet 12 months ago
So I spent several hours getting an array of falling objects to fall as close to where I wanted them to fall as possible using dynamics. I baked everything. Saved the project, copied the entire folder
Re: Dynamics cache disappearing when I close and reopen project
by Xavier Bonet 12 months ago
Hi, Jim! Thanks for your response. I did check if the "Use Cached Data" box was checked. I started turning things on and off to see what was the problem, and I found that I was having problems with th
Make realistic object coming out and going into water effect (i.e. water "clinginess" and resistance)
by Xavier Bonet 1 year ago
I've a project where, at some point, a foot that's in a stream comes out of it and then back in again. It's a small detail, but I would really like to sell the effect, so that the thing doesn't come a
Re: Make realistic object coming out and going into water effect (i.e. water "clinginess" and resistance)
by Xavier Bonet 12 months ago
Hi, Steve! Thanks a lot for your answer. Your idea sounds rather interesting. I'm going to try it out. Any idea how I can smooth out the collider result, though I don't know if you were able to check
Spline Dynamics - Secure anchor points to prevent rotation
by Kyal Cundall 4 years ago
Hello, I am attempting to setup a dynamic model of bluetooth earphones with the cable connecting the earpieces applied with spline dynamics. I have no problem setting up the initial anchor points, and
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Re: Spline Dynamics - Secure anchor points to prevent rotation
by Xavier Bonet 1 year ago
Hi! I realise I'm a couple of years late... but, for what it's worth to anyone having similar issues, I was able to fix a similar situation using a different solve than that explained by the OP: I use
Stopping the Spline Wrap Deformer from Banking on a Tracer
by Hayden Martin 3 years ago
Hey, I have a dynamic chain of cubes that are connected by ball socket connectors and springs - this chain dynamically follows a target object, like a tentacle. I used the tracer to draw a spline thro
Re: Stopping the Spline Wrap Deformer from Banking on a Tracer
by Xavier Bonet 1 year ago
Hi! I realise I'm a couple of years late... but, for what it's worth to anyone having similar issues, I was able to fix a similar situation by using the same spline as a rail. Initially, I was using a
Randomise the same texture across several different objects
by Xavier Bonet 1 year ago
I've several objects in my scene that are supposed to be hanging moss, and for that purpose I've created a texture that includes a displacement made of noise. Now, I'm wondering how to get the texture
Re: Randomise the same texture across several different objects
by Xavier Bonet 1 year ago
Hi, Brian and Steve! Both your suggestions sound great! I haven't yet played around much in depth with XPresso, so I'm not sure I would know where to start with either randomising the seed specific to
Lumetri Color LUT bug?
by Xavier Bonet 1 year ago
I recently updated to CC 2018 as I was told it was a more stable version than CC 2015 (that I was still using, as 2017 was as buggy as they come). I had already noticed some bugs, but more to do with
Re: Lumetri Color LUT bug?
by Harry Fear 2 months ago
Hi, Solidarity! I have the same problem, so it's not just you. I'm on the latest Premiere Pro version on the latest MacOS on a brand new MacBook Pro. I have the same bug, but I'm able to reproduce it
Is CC 2017 as buggy in Sierra as it was in El Capitan?
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
Some months back, while still on MacOs X El Capitan on my MBPro, I installed CC 2017 (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, etc.) and hit my head against a wall, finding they were very buggy specially b
Re: Is CC 2017 as buggy in Sierra as it was in El Capitan?
by Jerry Smith 11 months ago
It's bloatware. It's by far the worst software I've ever seen. Those who think it is fine probably have limited experience with other software. A lot of software is actually bad these days. But the CC
Recurring issue where PPro "quit" option is greyed-out
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
I'm suddenly having this recurring issue where I can't quit PPro... When I'm done for the day, I simply want to quit and the option is greyed-out. I simply can't do anything else, except force quit th
How to setup your camera to get the best color from it, how to color correct the footage, and color grade it
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
Hard as I try, I never am satisfied with the color I achieve in my videos not by a long shot! I studied camera and lighting several years ago, so I can light a scene. And even though my lights at home
Re: How to setup your camera to get the best color from it, how to color correct the footage, and color grade it
by Chris Wright 2 years ago
your technical side sounds fine. you white balance, flat profile(or similar pro lost format), expose 18% grey(at native luma of gamma curve), good iso, shutter, etc. perhaps the only thing left is pos
Weird, horrible image pixelation on output video
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
Sometimes, my exported videos have, at some point, a very noticeable drop in quality; that is, the image becomes very pixelated, as you can see below. What you're seeing is two immediately consecutive
Re: Weird, horrible image pixelation on output video
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
Hi, Jeff, thanks a million for your response! It's really been useful. Not in the way of fixing the issue, as I'm now convinced it was a software hardware error, but in the way of fixing my workflow a
New Rode VideMic Pro recording at lower-than-normal levels?
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
I recently bought the Rode VideoMic Pro to couple with my Zoom H1 in order to obtain better and cleaner sound in my videos by recording the person's voice from up top, as close as I can get to the mou
Re: New Rode VideMic Pro recording at lower-than-normal levels?
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
Hi, Peter, It has a new battery and no cables between the mic and the H1. I'm not saying that there's surely an issue... my expectations for this mic may be higher than they ought to be. But I would l
"Number sliders" on CC 2017 aren't working properly (using Wacom tablet)?
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
I've recently updated my PPro from CC 2015 to 2017 and I've noticed the "number sliders" (for lack of a better term), that is, these: are no longer working with my Wacom. What I mean is, I can no long
Re: "Number sliders" on CC 2017 aren't working properly (using Wacom tablet)?
by Andy Edwards 2 years ago
Known issue over the past couple of Premiere releases with Wacom drivers. Just depends on what OS you are using with Premiere and what Wacom Drivers. If you are on Sierra, you might try the V21 driver
Issues with GPU preview
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
This is the third time I'm having this issue. I'm working on the following hardware MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2,5 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Avoid bleed (?) between overlapping shapes
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
As you can see, there's a rather visible... bleed ( )... between overlapping shapes. This is a simple illustration. I copied the green shape (Layer B), pasted it to Layer C and made it grey; then I cu
Re: Avoid bleed (?) between overlapping shapes
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
As I kept on thinking about this, thinking about "as if the same shape, at some point, just changes color", I'm thinking that a possible solution will be to simply recreate that. That is, create both
How can I cycle through effect options in PPro on a Mac using the keyboard (as one does on a PC)?
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
My workflow, when it comes to color grading for instance, is really slowed down by the fact that I have to go into a list and look for the last option I had chosen to try out, then go to the next, and
Re: How can I cycle through effect options in PPro on a Mac using the keyboard (as one does on a PC)?
by Peter Garaway 2 years ago
Hi Xavier, No keyboard commands come to mind but I do like the idea. Worth filing a feature request IMO http: www.adobe.com products wishform.html Maybe someone else has an idea for a better workflow.
Best external drive for video editing and post-production on a MBPro within a 200€ budget
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
I edit a heavy load of videos, at the very least 4 a week. All my original footage is either max 1080p30 @ 35 mbps from one camera or 1080p24 @ 65 mbps from another. The bulk of the exported videos ar
Re: Best external drive for video editing and post-production on a MBPro within a 200€ budget
by Xavier Bonet 2 years ago
I've just seen a video of someone performing a real-world test of the data transfer rate of the G-Drive and it was at around 150 MB s, so really it should be No. 1 in my list, according to what I've r
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Is there any way to bring back to PPro the individual segments of edited footage once it has been sent as a block to AE?
by Xavier Bonet 3 years ago
Unfortunately, I put my foot in it big time. I was editing a 4-minute video and working some segments in AE using the creative link, that is, using the Replace with AE Comp command. In a moment of abs
Re: Is there any way to bring back to PPro the individual segments of edited footage once it has been sent as a block to AE?
by Xavier Bonet 3 years ago
Never mind... I found a way to rescue back the original edits. I don't know if there's an easier, more direct way, but I exported the AE project as a PPro project and from there I was able to copy bac
I suddenly can't get CC to work on my MacBook Pro (or PPro or AE)
by Xavier Bonet 3 years ago
Hello, guys, I'm having some hair-pulling issues here! I just tried to install the InDesign CC 2015 to try it out and see if I want to purchase it. The download got up to abut 42% and then I got an er
Re: I suddenly can't get CC to work on my MacBook Pro (or PPro or AE)
by Xavier Bonet 3 years ago
Ok, so I want to follow up this issue because, although I got back the use of Ppro and AE last night, I can no longer install any Adobe software. Each time I try to install something (I've even tried
What's best: a MacBook Pro with a slightly better processor or one with discrete GPU
by Xavier Bonet 3 years ago
Hello, everyone! Ok, so this isn't specifically an After Effects question, but it does arise because I'm currently having to edit daily videos that use a lot of AE animations, camera tracking, motion
Re: What's best: a MacBook Pro with a slightly better processor or one with discrete GPU
by Joe Clay 3 years ago
Ah, I see what you mean. Like "why are we even having this discussion " I can't answer that one. Maybe they need a portable computer If it were me, I'd do what I did. Build a hackintosh (I can't do Wi
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How can I create video blocks (including effects, masks, etc.) that I can reuse in all my projects?
by Xavier Bonet 3 years ago
Hello, guys! I've a workflow question. I've an intro outro that use green screen keying to appear gradually over the video content, but they require some masking as well and some background music that
Re: How can I create video blocks (including effects, masks, etc.) that I can reuse in all my projects?
by Alex Udell 3 years ago
Hi.... instead of rendering your intro and outro over green... just render them out of AE in a video format that supports Alpha (transparency). Quicktime as ProRes with Alpha enabled Or GoPro Cineform
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Is there any way to export from AE or importing into Pr Pro an animation that consists only of foreground, no background?
by Xavier Bonet 3 years ago
I'm pretty sure this can't be done but I'm giving it a stab in the dark because currently I'm with a project that's stuck right on this point. I'm creating and intro outro for a YouTube channel. These
Re: Is there any way to export from AE or importing into Pr Pro an animation that consists only of foreground, no background?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 3 years ago
Render your animation as a format that outputs RGB + alpha (video output channels in the Output module). The transparent parts of the animation will be transparent in Premiere.
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