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ben wolfinsohn

Member Since:
September 24th 2009
85 Posts
weird layers not turning off when they are off
by ben wolfinsohn 1 year ago
a really weird thing is happening. I've been using AE for over 20 years and don't think I've ever seen this before. so I have 2 layers. a video and text layer. the video layer goes from frame 1 - 20,
Re: weird layers not turning off when they are off
by ben wolfinsohn 1 year ago
I cleared all cache, and rendered out the secant to different resolutions as well. and the issue never went away. was easy to fix with a workaround, but no idea why it happened. will try to get you a
layer mask flips from draw to erase
by ben wolfinsohn 1 year ago
when i make a mask and then use the brush tool it normally erases. then if i want the item to come back i use the erase tool on the mask and the item comes back. then i installed the newest version fo
Re: layer mask flips from draw to erase
by Jeff Hinkle 1 year ago
You'll get much more consistent results by not using the Eraser tool at all and just using the Brush tool at all times. Paint with black in your mask layer to hide the image, paint with white to revea
save for web in the selected marquee area only
by ben wolfinsohn 2 years ago
Is there a way to save for web or export for jpg only what is currently highlighted with the marquee tool normally I have to first crop the entire image first. or copy visible area that is highlighted
Re: save for web in the selected marquee area only
by ben wolfinsohn 2 years ago
got it. and is there a easy way to create a slice based on an already existing shape thanks!
AE 13.2 vers 13.0 time remapping problems. any known issues?
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
I open the same project in AE 13.2 vers 13.0 and in the newer AE any expressions I have that involve time remapping are not working correctly. I will get random time shifts that are visually changing
Re: AE 13.2 vers 13.0 time remapping problems. any known issues?
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
worked. thanks!
find and replace?
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
can after effects do a find and replace in the project window for photoshop files example - I had a file called x.psd and I want to replace every x.psd file with y.psd file. there are 100 s of them, s
Re: find and replace?
by Tero Ahlfors 6 years ago
Dave LaRonde "I'm pretty sure the layers must have the same names, too." I actually tested this a while ago and the layers don't need to have same names when replacing. They need to be in the same la
displacement map pivot point
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
I have created a displacement map that is being used on a cartoon face that is allowing me give a little bit of rotation to face, just as you see people do it on photos to give them a little bit of mo
Re: displacement map pivot point
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
levels will not do what I need it to do. the more I slide the displacement map value in 1 direction the more i need the object to move in the other direction if that makes sense. thanks
not previewing from start on first pass of its loop
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
when I hit preview, or "0" key on keyboard, and then after it renders all the frames, the first time it does it's loop play it starts from about 1 4 of the way into the timeline start point. then afte
Re: not previewing from start on first pass of its loop
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
nope. regardless of where the play head is it still only starts the first play at 1 4 of the way in.
cintiq getting jagged vertical lines
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
i have a 24 hd cintiq. when I draw a vertical line, and only vertical, I'm getting random jagged bumps. but when i plug the cintiq into a different computer it works fine. I tried re installing driver
Re: cintiq getting jagged vertical lines
by Kendrick Drews 6 years ago
There are a few things that could also be an issue: How worn is the nib on your pen What is the difference in resolution Are you more or less zoomed out on the computer other computer Often times a ja
cache on external vs internal ssd?
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
I m running a 2.8GHZ i7 macbook pro with 16GB ram and SSD drive. is it better to run your cache files on a external thunderbolt with ssd or is the internal fast enough to not make a noticeable differe
Re: cache on external vs internal ssd?
by David Cabestany 6 years ago
My imac has a 256gb internal ssd drive and a 2tb 7200 rpm drive, I keep the software and cache on the ssd but lately I'm running out of space and I'm always getting a warning about my cache folder not
can't open file - all memory gets used up
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
can t I open my AE project. when trying to open it, before its completely open the internal HD goes from 20 gig free to 0 free, then it says can t open library with no space left. but I do not use the
Re: can't open file - all memory gets used up
by ben wolfinsohn 6 years ago
version - 12.2.0.52
Timeline snapping & Audio
by Ross Haines 8 years ago
I slowly but surely getting into Premiere Pro 6 after years of FCP. A couple workflow things are driving me crazy. 1. Snapping - I prefer to blast through the timeline and cut out pieces I like with t
Re: Timeline snapping & Audio
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
i'm having all the same problems you are having. can't snap with cut tool. I can't figure out how to snap to the current in or out point. pitch thing sucks. and can't figure out how to copy everything
disk and ram usage
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
wondering how the ram disk processing works here. I have a 500 meg file. 16 gigs of ram total. 14 allocated to PS. 50 megs free on the scratch disk. ( the file has a lot of layers with very about of i
Re: disk and ram usage
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
got it. yeah, doing any of those helped. thanks!
the same color is showing up different
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
all my colors are a bit messed up on documents that i thought all had the same color in them. in the 2 files here according to the color picker they are the same color. and if i copy one and paste it
Re: the same color is showing up different
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
thanks! wonder how that even got changed like that if i was the one who created the doc and never used that feature before.
composition not updating when keyframe or time-vary stop watch is on
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
let me try to explain what i have going on best i can here - comp 1 - has 2 items, a null with 2 sliders that control a characters head rotation and body rotation, and it has comp 2 in it. comp 2 - ha
Re: composition not updating when keyframe or time-vary stop watch is on
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
works great! just had to make all the number after the " " all be 1. thanks!
importing numbered frames into AE?
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
I have a text document with a string of numbers that I want to import into AE so I can apply those numbers to a slider. can I do this
Re: importing numbered frames into AE?
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
in general, if you can have at the end of your expression " == 8" and you can have a " < 1" but can you have both with a "or"
viewing layers sequentially while layers are inside a folder?
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
I understand how to scroll through and view a single layer at a time by holding down the option key and bracket key, BUT when the layers are all inside a folder this no longer works. is there a way to
sending from lightroom to photoshop as a object
by ben wolfinsohn 8 years ago
how to send a raw photo from lightroom to photoshop as a smart "object" not a flat "image" so it does not flatten the image but so I still get all the adjustments i have made in lightroom thanks!
send to final cut gives me different color
by ben wolfinsohn 11 years ago
when i do a send to final cut everything looks darker and not at all like it did in color. the color spaces and compression are the same in both programs. any idea
Re: send to final cut gives me different color
by ben wolfinsohn 11 years ago
everything is being done on one 23" mac monitor
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