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Paul Conigliaro

Motion Designer. Editor. Occasional Colorist. Code 42 & Freelance. Dad. Cyclist. Geek. Tea Nerd.
Member Since:
January 10th 2008
176 Posts
100 posts
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Minneapolis, MN
Creating a Dropdown Menu Expression Control Plugin.
by Jon Smith 6 years ago
I frequently find that I could use a definable dropdown menu to control expressions. I would love to create a custom effect that would create dropdown menus in the same way we can create slider contro
Re: Creating a Dropdown Menu Expression Control Plugin.
by Paul Conigliaro 6 years ago
Dan, I'm curious, what would this entail for an experienced coder I've also been looking for a plugin like this for a while. It would be great to have custom controls similar to User Data in Cinema 4D
Text Path on a Circe Shape
by Ryan Fitzhenry 6 years ago
I have created a circle shape. I want to be able to copy its stroke fill shape into a text mask layer so that I can use it as a path for the text. The circle is on its own layer, and when I try and co
Re: Text Path on a Circe Shape
by Paul Conigliaro 6 years ago
Unfortunately, primitive shapes can't be copied pasted since they are generated from dimensions, and aren't really paths. You could get around this by creating your mask first, then pasting that into
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854x480 problem when moving to 720x480
by Alberto Bedin 8 years ago
I'm creating some frames in 854x480 (1.0 PAR) in order to export them to DV Widescreen. So I start a project in AE with 854x480 1.0 PAR and then I import them. Or also I can start a project in Premier
Re: 854x480 problem when moving to 720x480
by Paul Conigliaro 8 years ago
What version of AE & Premiere are you using The PARs changed in CS4. But since there's no NTSC DV Widescreen Square Pixel preset, it makes it a little difficult. After so fiddling, it looks like you'l
Interpolation or Camera Track...?
by andrew donaldson 8 years ago
Hi Guys Gals, I just thought Id throw this out there to see what you would do in this situation... I need to make a 15s TVC for a company that makes glues for flooring, and tiles, etc. Its gonna be fa
Re: Interpolation or Camera Track...?
by Paul Conigliaro 8 years ago
You may also want to look at the new CameraTracker plugin from The Foundry. It's $250 for a full seat, or you can rent it for about $2 day. Just make sure you have good track marks on the green screen
Setting up a project for broadcast
by Ray Herman 8 years ago
Hi all, I mostly do web commercial content but have been asked to create a TV spot for a client, and since it's been a long while since I've done anything like this - I thought I'd ask for help to mak
Re: Setting up a project for broadcast
by Paul Conigliaro 8 years ago
You may want to talk directly with the place mastering the spot to tape to know whether they want a square- or non-square pixel file. My step-by-step workflow would be (assuming they want a non-square
Exponential Graph / Realistic Motion with Timer
by andy baumgartner 8 years ago
Hi, I'm constructing a timer with "wheels" that rotate and blur (123456789012...) which needs to show values 8min, 40min, 4years keyframed with approximately equal time intervals. I have numbers for s
Re: Exponential Graph / Realistic Motion with Timer
by Paul Conigliaro 8 years ago
Have you tried manually editing the velocity curve on the graph editor That could at least remove the paused motion on your eased 40 min. keyframe. -conigs Disclaimer: Sometimes I am an idiot and misi
flv rendering, bit rates and image quality
by Ian Collister 8 years ago
Hi all! Im rendering out an after effects project to flv. The majority of the footage looks great at a constant bit rate of 800kbps, but certain parts of the footage have very detailed out of focus el
Re: flv rendering, bit rates and image quality
by Paul Conigliaro 8 years ago
The best piece of advice I can give you is to render out of AE uncompressed and use a separate compression program to encode your FLV, such as Adobe Media Encoder. This will give you the benefit of be
Number Counter for Digital Calculator read out
by Laura Walters 8 years ago
I have a conundrum - I'm wondering how to animate the digital readout of a calculator to show a number count starting at zero and going to a very high number (enough to take up however many number slo
Re: Number Counter for Digital Calculator read out
by Paul Conigliaro 8 years ago
The easiest way would be to use a monospace font. -conigs Disclaimer: Sometimes I am an idiot and misinterpret people's posts. I'm sorry.
How to Do This Text Effect
by Dirk D. Lopez 8 years ago
Hello all, I need some help on achieving this effect: http: cl.ly jCq Personally I'm on the right track but not there yet. I have tried adding a glow and fast blur to my text but it's not looking righ
Re: How to Do This Text Effect
by Paul Conigliaro 8 years ago
The trick here is to use multiple copies of your text layer with various scales, positions, blurs, colors, and transfer modes applied, as well as a couple well placed distortion effects. -conigs Discl
Come On Down and get your Final Cut Studio 2!
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
Ok, I'm waiting for the NCAA Basketball Tournament to start on CBS and the following are part of the Showcase Package on the Price Is Right. Canon HDV Camera Full Final Cut Studio 2 package including
Re: Come On Down and get your Final Cut Studio 2!
by Paul Conigliaro 9 years ago
Walter- That is by far the best quote I've seen regarding tools vs talent. -PaulCS3, FCS2 Note: Using Particular, 3-D Stroke, and now Form do not instantly make your designs "teh awesome."
Superhite edge on composite
by Paul Conigliaro 9 years ago
We've been running into this problem for a while now. When an image with a white background is cropped or repositioned and rendered, we get a superwhite edge. This happens in both 8- & 10-bit. The spe
Re: Superwhite edge on composite
by Paul Conigliaro 9 years ago
Adding image of scope to illustrate issue. That little white dot in the upper left is our superwhite line. No idea what is causing it. Seems like a composite issue on render.CS3, FCS2 Note: Using Part
HELP! Intensity pro 23.98
by Dennis McElroy 10 years ago
OK. -Project's quicktimes codec is DVCPRO HD 720p60 -Was shot on a P2 camera -Frame rate is 23.98 When I go to easy setup and select any Intensity DVCPRO setup whether it's 24, 59.94 or 60 I get a fli
Re: HELP! Intensity pro 23.98
by Paul Conigliaro 10 years ago
Dennis- I might be a little late, but I actually had this question as well since I'm working with someone who wants to be able to monitor P2 footage @23.976 on a SD monitor over component. According t
Unwanted borders on cropped & resized images
by Paul Conigliaro 10 years ago
I just noticed an interesting problem with another of our editors. He pointed out that certain elements were showing superwhite borders. The two that I'm noticing most is a JPG that was resized and an
Re: Unwanted borders on cropped & resized images
by Ben Holmes 10 years ago
You sound like you're past the basic answers, but just in case, have you made sure you're not rendering whites to superwhite in the render options Just thought I'd check... Ben
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