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alex dinnin

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August 15th 2007
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Animating a map using scale and position
by alex dinnin 5 months ago
I wonder if I can pick your brains I've been animating maps in after effects for more years than I would care to say. I even have a maps showreel.. https: www.youtube.com watch v=d5DEPrMllU4 I was jus
Re: Animating a map using scale and position
by alex dinnin 5 months ago
I really run into problems when using a parented null. As I need sperate anchors for position and scale. However, the talk of camera rigs has given me an idea. What if you parent the pre comp to a nul
Change size with Slider controller
by Polonha Patrick 5 months ago
Hey, hello guys! I'm creating a lower third for a client of mine. And to work with it without having to open the after effects I would like to create a "link" between the path of the rectangle (Path i
Re: Change size with Slider controller
by alex dinnin 5 months ago
Couldn't you just put your anchor point to the left edge of the box and the just add an expression to the slider So put a slider on the box you want to scale and add this expression to the scale x=eff
adaptive resolution keyboard shortcut
by Nitai Lev-Oren 5 months ago
I'm trying to assign keyboard shortcuts to the adaptive resolution fast draft instead of going every time to lower the resolution and it doesn't work. someone knows how to assign a keyboard shortcuts
Re: adaptive resolution keyboard shortcut
by alex dinnin 5 months ago
It took me a while but I found it eventually. Edit Keyboard shortcuts in the search bar middle left.. type in resolution You should see them there.. if you're not happy with the shortcuts suggested, y
Creating a split screen
by Christian Neil 5 months ago
I'm working on a project and trying to create a split screen. Specifically, I have two clips featuring tiltups of actors that start out at 50% in size, and want to split the screen vertically and zoom
Re: Creating a split screen
by alex dinnin 5 months ago
Hey Christian, You're right It's fairly simple to do. I'm basing this on you using an HD 1920 x 1080 comp. Layer New Solid make it half of 1920 = 960 in width. Find the Align panel and Align left Brin
How can I make animated overlay effects?
by Eojin Kim 5 months ago
EDIT: Never mind. I found out that the process is called "Motion Graphics". I'm actually sort of disappointed in this site, since nobody even bothered to reply to the post in over 27 hours.. It's fine
Re: How can I make animated overlay effects?
by alex dinnin 5 months ago
Dave is right.. Learn the basics.. this is a great place to start http: www.videocopilot.net basic
DISCO - 70s effect video delay / echo
by alex dinnin 12 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=Gs069dndIYk Does anybody have any idea how to copy the effect of this classic video. I don't even know what the effect is called.. so I can't google for help. cheers Ale
Re: DISCO - 70s effect video delay / echo
by alex dinnin 12 months ago
I appreciate it was quite a complex effect to try and recreate.. I found the beauty of the old effect was it was shot mostly against a black background. Made getting a Lume key a lot easier.. I've fud
random Swinging pendulum on duplication
by alex dinnin 1 year ago
Hi All, I have a pendulum that is swinging via an expression Math.sin(time *5) * 15 I'm very happy with this.. it's working very well.. however I need quite a few pendulums and I want them to be swing
Re: random Swinging pendulum on duplication
by alex dinnin 1 year ago
That's amazing.... thanks for the prompt reply Dan.. much appreciated
Wacom Cintiq Pro use in After Effects
by alex dinnin 2 years ago
Does anyone use a Wacom as an extra display.. my trusty intuos 4 is dying and I need to get a new one.. I was looking into getting a display Wacom to use as a second display.. I was thinking about hav
Light Saber
by alex dinnin 3 years ago
Hi there, My kids decided to have an improtu light saber battle in the woods today.. I filmed this and just for fun.. thought it would be good to add the light saber effect using Video Copilots new Sa
Re: Light Saber
by alex dinnin 3 years ago
That's fantastic Kalle, thank you so much. I'm trying to work the expression out.. Are you adding the base layer then subtracting the lower level thanks again Alex
extendscript: How to import file
by Hamid Rohi-Bilverdy 4 years ago
What is the simple extendscript code for importing a file One or more files should be able to import.
Re: extendscript: How to import file
by alex dinnin 4 years ago
This is great.. just tagged on to this. Is there any way to specify a folder in the AE project to import the file into Cheers Alex
locking keyframes to markers ?
by alex dinnin 11 years ago
Hey everyone, Is there a way I can lock keyframes to a marker I have loads of maps to make, all the same format.. however the keyframes have to move.. eg map 01 has layer 01, 02 & 05 have scale, opaci
Re: locking keyframes to markers ?
by alex dinnin 4 years ago
I'm sorry. I don't really understand what you Nader to do. Could you try and explain a bit more
Counting using a slider but adding a word after the numbers..
by alex dinnin 5 years ago
Basically.. I need to create an expression that adds a word onto the end of a counting number I need it to go from 0 to 100 "MILLION" the text stays the same it's just added onto the line so it counts
Re: Counting using a slider but adding a word after the numbers..
by alex dinnin 5 years ago
I found something Dan had supplied earlier.. I've looked for blooming hours before resorting to asking for help.. then as soon as I hit post.. I find this about ten seconds laters.. s = Math.round(eff
An expression for Text kerning, tracking, sizing and leading
by alex dinnin 5 years ago
I have a master text layer.. COMING NEXT WEEK This is a basic white text. I then have thirteen other layers with various effects on it to create my graphic.. Some have strokes, others are different co
Re: An expression for Text kerning, tracking, sizing and leading
by alex dinnin 5 years ago
Basically I need to set up a template composition I was hoping I could change one line of text, basically adjusting the kerning, leading etc.. maybe reduce the size of a word and rest of the lines wou
Camera rig.. create guide to visualize Depth of field range
by alex dinnin 6 years ago
Good Morning AE world, I'm creating a camera rig. What I want to do is create a visual guide to show the Aperture DOF Range. I've created a rig, which I am more than happy to share. It's loosly based
Export from After Effects to lay off in Premiere
by alex dinnin 8 years ago
Hi There, I'm rendering out of After Effects to import into Premiere to layoff to tape.. What Native renderer should I use from After Effects... So premiere doesn't need to render before it exports to
Re: Export from After Effects to lay off in Premiere
by alex dinnin 8 years ago
I solved the problem.. I was being an idiot.. it was YUV 8 bit.. I was working in 1050 x 576... forgot to squash it to 720 x 576 at render.. doh !!! Thanks for all your help... Alex
Blackmagic settings
by alex dinnin 8 years ago
Hi There, I'm rendering out of After Effects to import into Premiere to layoff to tape.. What Native renderer should I use from After Effects... So premiere doesn't need to render before it exports to
Re: Blackmagic settings
by alex dinnin 8 years ago
I solved the problem.. I was being an idiot.. it was YUV 8 bit.. I was working in 1050 x 576... forgot to squash it to 720 x 576 at render.. doh !!! Thanks for all your help... Alex
Trapcode Folders
by alex dinnin 8 years ago
Hi There, Does anyone know on a Mac where the Trapcode folders are.. I've got a problem with After Effects.. every time I cmd - Alt into After Effects from another application it pauses for about 2 se
putting a gap between each clip
by alex dinnin 9 years ago
I've got to lay off about fifty clips to tape.. Is there a quick way for me to put a second gap between each clip.. I've looked in the manual and couldn't find anything.. just wondering if there was s
Re: putting a gap between each clip
by Hamza Fletcher 8 months ago
This tip worked perfectly for me! Thanks Alex! :D
Some export advice please
by alex dinnin 9 years ago
Hi there, Could someone help me please.. I have a file in After Effects (16:9 PAL) That i want to render.. bring it into Premiere and export to Digi Beta. Firstly.. what should I render as Quicktime A
Creating ITunes Cover Flow
by alex dinnin 12 years ago
Happy Friday everyone.. If you have ITunes please go to the main view and click on the last of the three buttons next to search. You should see album covers. The one in the middle is flat and straight
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Re: Creating ITunes Cover Flow - nearlly there
by alex dinnin 12 years ago
ok..That works like a charm.. I have appied it to the y rotation.. tweaked it a little bit to suit my needs.. and its great.. however I now want to add that expression to position and scale.. except I
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