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Screen Space Subsurface Scattering with Zdepth Buffer
by Hayden Martin 3 days ago
Hi I'm looking to use a zdepth buffer from C4D as a way to denoise a render without softening bleeding hard edges - I created a comp that does this, but only in 8bit (255 black values)... I'd ideally
Re: Screen Space Subsurface Scattering with Zdepth Buffer
by Darby Edelen 21 hours ago
The displayed color values do not necessarily correspond to the internal color values. Check the color display options in the info panel and make sure they're set to Auto or floating point (location a
Detailed, subtle tweaking of keyframe velocity in AE's Graph Editor
by Xavier Bonet 2 weeks ago
Is there any way to manually edit a keyframe's velocity in the Graph Editor in a detailed, subtle way Other tools allow you to hold the CMD-key in order to make subtle changes. But as I'm pressing eve
Re: Detailed, subtle tweaking of keyframe velocity in AE's Graph Editor
by Darby Edelen 2 weeks ago
Xavier Bonet "Is there any way to manually edit a keyframe's velocity in the Graph Editor in a detailed, subtle way Other tools allow you to hold the CMD-key in order to make subtle changes. But as I
Crop comp to region of interest greyed out
by michael morrow 3 weeks ago
I've just watched 5 tutorials which show this function being done the same way...however, when I do it, "Crop comp to region of interest" is always greyed out and unselectable, what am I missing here
Re: Crop comp to region of interest greyed out
by Darby Edelen 2 weeks ago
I'll start with the obvious: you have a region of interest defined Darby Edelen
nothing in graph editor
by katya dunn 3 weeks ago
Hi- I teach after effects and we are on the latest version of after effects on new Macs. For some of the students when we open the graph editor there is nothing there. I am thinking (hoping) there is
Re: nothing in graph editor
by Darby Edelen 3 weeks ago
The only thing that comes to mind is to check the small eyeball menu below the graph editor and make sure that they've selected the correct properties to show in the graph editor view. I believe the d
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Move (dolly) camera inside 360 photo/video (Mettle SkyBox & Element3D)
by Dmitri Laptchinski 3 weeks ago
Hello everyone! I'm really wondering is there more simple way to change the point of view (dolly move the camera) inside of the equirectangular image video I have an 360 video. And I need to reframe i
Re: Move (dolly) camera inside 360 photo/video (Mettle SkyBox & Element3D)
by Darby Edelen 3 weeks ago
There is no easy way to accurately transform the perspective projection. The 360 photo video's content does not include any depth information; only directional information (i.e. latitude longitude onl
Overlaying an image exactly on top of identical image
by Guy Manzur 2 months ago
Hi I'm trying to do the following - I have a static image that appears in video clip, and I also have that image as a separate independent file. (For example - a video of a kitchen with a specific cup
Re: Overlaying an image exactly on top of identical image
by Darby Edelen 2 months ago
Have you checked it using the difference blend mode I doubt it's 100%. Maybe better than 95% but given the nature of sub-pixel interpolation I dare say it's nearly impossible to have a 100% match usin
Does time remapping interfere with motion blur?
by Jerry Smith 3 months ago
Start with a simple shape moving Nest that in another comp that has time remapping. Nest that in another comp that has time remapping. Nest that in another comp that has time remapping. And so on. Now
Re: Does time remapping interfere with motion blur?
by Darby Edelen 3 months ago
Do the nested compositions all have continuously rasterize enabled or only the top level Are the time remappings modified from their default If you have a very specific setup in mind it's probably bes
Working in 8 bit vs 16/32bit?
by James Carver 3 months ago
Can anyone explain the type of projects or scenarios where you'd need to work in 16 or 32 bit I have a general understanding of the difference between the 3 but it's still not clicking when I should b
Re: Working in 8 bit vs 16/32bit?
by Darby Edelen 3 months ago
There should be no negative impact in only switching from 8bpc to 16bpc. Some effects are not supported in 16bpc and 32bpc, they will appear with exclamation points in the effects panel. These effects
Transition in into the next peak keyframe
by Anders Hattne 3 months ago
I'm moving a layer using keyframes created from a waveform (percussion). Problem is, because of the "attack" of the sound the keyframes move from 0 to 100 from one frame to the other, then fade down t
Re: Transition in into the next peak keyframe
by Darby Edelen 3 months ago
The easiest thing to do might be to smooth() the incoming property. This will also have the effect of diminishing the peak, but you can counter that by scaling the result of the smooth by multiplying
Loop out defined set of keyframes
by Jason Jantzen 3 years ago
Is there a way to loop just a set of keyframes, like maybe with markers or something My basic set up has 3 keyframes and I'd like to loop out, but not include the first keyframe. Any ideas Jason Jantz
Re: Loop out defined set of keyframes
by Darby Edelen 3 months ago
I can't decipher the expression you included, but based on your description it sounds to me like you just need: loopIn("cycle", 2); Darby Edelen
Scale expression based on rotation
by Chris Smith 3 months ago
I have a logo that a client wants me to animate. It's a ring of figures around a central figure. I can make the ring and make it spin around the central figure easy enough, but the problem is that who
Re: Scale expression based on rotation
by Darby Edelen 3 months ago
Assuming that the layers are parented to the center rotator I think you could use something like this expression on the scale: center = parent.toWorld(parent.anchorPoint); p = toWorld(anchorPoint); v
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GI Indoor Scene Problem
by Flo Fency 1 year ago
Hello folks, I've just begun setting up a very basic indoor scene and did a little testrender with the following settings: R16 physical Renderer GI on - IC + Lightmaps on Mid My Scene is lit by either
Re: GI Indoor Scene Problem
by Darby Edelen 1 year ago
You can also use the Compositing Tag to force QMC sampling on only certain surfaces. Darby Edelen
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File: 3D Stencil Alpha
by Darby Edelen 2 years ago
aep file Use a 3D layer with the stencil alpha blend mode. https: f1.creativecow.net 9143 3d-stencil-alpha
Very basic problem importing tiff images with alpha
by Martin Pedraza 2 years ago
So, i need to touch up some stop motion footage, and for that purpose, I made a first chroma keying pass in AE, and then exported a tiff sequence, for me to finish up in PS. Now, whenever I import the
Re: Very basic problem importing tiff images with alpha
by Darby Edelen 2 years ago
If you would prefer to use tiff for another reason then you could create a Photoshop action that creates a selection from the alpha channel and then masks unlocked layer. Alternatively you can render
Changing DPI question
by Zvi Twersky 2 years ago
So I've read a lot about DPI and resolution so I'll dive right into the question that's bothering me. (I'm rounding numbers so it's easier to understand.) Since DPI is just the amount of dots printed
Re: Changing DPI question
by Darby Edelen 2 years ago
I'm not quite sure I understand. If you make an 80x30cm document at 200dpi then of course the resolution is different than an 80x30cm 300dpi document. Just because we're talking about dpi doesn't mean
Service: Mostly Good
by Darby Edelen 2 years ago
Sunnyvale California, United States Post Production   Color Correction   VFX Mostly Good Digital Compositing     Color Correction and Grading     Visual Effects Extremely
File: Red Gradient Straight TIFF
by Darby Edelen 2 years ago
tif file A file for exploring the difference between gamma and linear working spaces when alpha blending. https: f1.creativecow.net 8810 8810
Change color of clipping mask area in viewport in R15?
by Ben Fallin 2 years ago
I want to change the color within my viewport of the clipping mask to something much more noticeable than the dark grey it is now. I have film format on so I can see action title safe but that doesn't
Re: Change color of clipping mask area in viewport in R15?
by Darby Edelen 2 years ago
You can also use the Shift-V shortcut in an editor view to access the view configuration settings. Darby Edelen
Reproduce fresnel falloff curve as in 3Dmax
by Jeffrey Levenstone 3 years ago
Hello Eeveryone, I was watching this tutorial http: bit.ly XzLen2 and at 6:39 he uses a technique for creating a fresnel curve with a Falloff curve. Where can I find such a curve in Cinema 15 to do th
Re: Reproduce fresnel falloff curve as in 3Dmax
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
Jeffrey Levenstone "Are you talking from the point of view of the VrayAnvanced shader (Vray4C4D 1.9) " No. Are you asking from the point of view of the Vray Advanced shader :) That's important to inc
Selecting polygons.
by Javier Lopez 3 years ago
Good afternoon gentleman, Can anyone please provide some advise on how to selecto the inside polygons of the following bottle inside Cinema 4D, I had attempted to use: Select, loop selection, edge mod
Re: Selecting polygons.
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
There are extra polygons that are not properly connected at the bottom of your bottle. I selected the internal ones and Collapsed them, then selected the external ones and Collapsed them. Here's a fix
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File: Bottle Geometry Fix
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
c4d file Removed incorrect geometry at bottom of bottle. https: f1.creativecow.net 7888 bottle-geometry-fix
Lighting Interiors
by Jared Benson 3 years ago
Kind of a newb here and I have a very detailed model that I am working on. I am trying to make a cross section of it, using near clipping on the camera but none of my light sources will illuminate the
Re: Lighting Interiors
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
Clipping planes on the camera do not actually remove geometry before the shading stage of rendering. You have to modify the geometry either through a boolean operation or by cutting and removing geome
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External Compositing Tag Solid Issues in After Effects CC 2014
by Brad Magnus 3 years ago
I'm working on a pretty simple animation to show off my clients new iPhone app. The problem I'm having is 2 fold, first when I use Cineware, the screen plane that I have an external compositing tag on
Re: External Compositing Tag Solid Issues in After Effects CC 2014
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
If you render the screen black then making the screen appear behind the reflective glass isn't too tough in composite. The aptly named 'Screen' blend mode does a great job. Pretty much the only time I
File: HDR Adjustment
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
zip file Using an HDR footage item to adjust its own highlights. https: f1.creativecow.net 7650 hdr-adjustment
Is there a way to keep a block of text always vertically centred?
by Darryl Torke 3 years ago
I am making a template for a basic AE user in which the user inputs some text. The paragraph setting of the block of text is set to 'center', so that handles itself. However, I was wondering if there
Re: Is there a way to keep a block of text always vertically centred?
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
Here's an animation preset that will center text vertically. 7634_centertextvertically.ffx.zip The preset applies two sliders to the text layer. The first one needs to match the line height of the tex
File: Center Text Vertically
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
ffx file An animation preset to center text vertically. https: f1.creativecow.net 7634 center-text-vertically
File: Cinema 4D Matrix Transformations
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
c4d file Using matrix transformations to transfer relative motion between a moving object and a moving camera to a new moving camera with a stationary object. https: f1.creativecow.net 7580 cinema-4d-
File: White Balance for Indoor Scene
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
zip file Simple white balance approach for an indoor scene. https: f1.creativecow.net 7577 white-balance-for-indoor-scene
need to change the layer from an expression by changing the slider number
by constanti dinu 3 years ago
hey, i found myself in a bit of a problem here. i have a map with countries, each country is a layer on the map. now, for example: -i've got the opacity of Russia layer linked to the opacity of a laye
Re: need to change the layer from an expression by changing the slider number
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
constanti dinu "The number to change = thisComp.layer("got a slider here").effect("slider"); thisComp.layer("position" + the number to change).transform.opacity" Have you tried using something like t
Making a pie chart with expressions
by Joshua Menco 3 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm in need of some assistance finetuning the controls for a pie chart. So here's the deal: I made a pie chart in AE using circular shapes of different colors. I animate them on with a ra
Re: Making a pie chart with expressions
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
I think "trashed" was supposed to be "reaches" auto correct was punishing me for posting from my phone. Darby Edelen
After Effects random position as a loop
by Ian DUrward 3 years ago
I am trying to animate a line that moves randomly in the Y direction. This is easy enough but the problem is that I need the start and end frame to be the same so that the result is a constant loop. T
Re: After Effects random position as a loop
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
This adjusts the last endVal to be the same as the first startVal. Changes to your original code are bold red. segDur = .5; loop = thisComp.duration; x = 1; n = loop segDur; if(time loop - segDur) x =
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controlling keyframes
by Shahed Naderi 3 years ago
hello I have a bunch of keyframes that drives an animation , I need to control the begging of it. tell it when to begins in seconds by using an slider control. anyone can help with that expression
Re: controlling keyframes
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
Time remapping is the easiest way to do something like that. In that case an expression would be optional depending on how you want it set up. Darby Edelen
File: Modifying Vertex Map with Effector
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
c4d file An Xpresso setup that passes a Mograph Effector's strength into a Vertex Map. https: f1.creativecow.net 7152 modifying-vertex-map-with-effector
File: Screen Reflections
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
zip file Convincing reflections on a flat surface in AE. https: f1.creativecow.net 7080 screen-reflections
Alpha Pre multiplied and Matted with Color in photoshop
by Ashton Rosendahl 3 years ago
Hi Everyone! I ran in to this problem recently and cannot seem to find any solutions on the internet. In After effects if you right click on an image from your project tab, go to interpret footage, an
Re: Alpha Pre multiplied and Matted with Color in photoshop
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
There are a couple of options that may work for you. One is to apply the alpha as transparency to a layer and use the Layer Matting Remove Black Matte function. Unfortunately this doesn't work when us
File: Unpremult/Premult Compositing in AE
by Darby Edelen 3 years ago
zip file This matches a Nuke composite that uses Unpremult on the render passes before merging and a Premult after merging. https: f1.creativecow.net 6978 unpremultpremult-compositing-in-ae
Counting from 0-150 in 151 frames ?
by Louis Ferrante 3 years ago
OK I am trying to do degrees in increments of 1 for a weather app on android and I am having trouble with the expression seen below! 4 Is not the right count duration and I cant seem to figure out the
Re: Counting from 0-150 in 151 frames ?
by Dan Ebberts 3 years ago
How about this: Math.min(timeToFrames(time),150) Dan
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Thin white outlines around objects after "New Layer via Cut" - why???
by Eddie Adams 4 years ago
I'm selecting a part of the image using the magnetic lasso tool, then going "New layer via cut" -- and it results in a a thin white line where my selection was. Why don't the two layers merge seemless
Re: Thin white outlines around objects after "New Layer via Cut" - why???
by Darby Edelen 4 years ago
This happens because the selection is anti-aliased and alpha blending between the semi-transparent pixels (like those that result from anti-aliasing) does not resolve to a fully opaque pixel. In After
Export separate video channels R, G, B, etc
by Jim Arco 4 years ago
I have been working with some video in Photoshop CS5.5 and I'd like to be able to export save one channel of the video file. So, for instance, I'd like video (or image sequence) of just the red channe
Re: ALLLRIGHT !!! was Re: Export separate video channels R, G, B, etc
by Darby Edelen 4 years ago
Interesting. Well if you'd like any help finding alternate methods to achieve a similar result feel free to post back. I'd like to see the miraculous still frame before after :) Darby Edelen
Video: Duct Animation
by Darby Edelen 4 years ago
Duct Animation watch support
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