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daveyg

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September 5th 2005
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Render Engine
by daveyg 13 years ago
How does a render engine work Well i understand the basics, I want to figure out when using plugins, etc. Such as trapcode, synthetic aperture... Thanks
Re: Render Engine
by Mike Procunier 13 years ago
It's a render-only version After Effects. You can't create, edit or even open projects with it. You install it on other machines on your network and they render your projects for you ( a Render Farm).
keying help with orange and yellow background
by ktpmm5 13 years ago
I have some footage of someone talking with a yellow and orange wall behind him(top half is yellow, bottom half orange). None of the keying methods I am using seem to be working - Keylight, etc. Short
Re: keying help with orange and yellow background
by daveyg 13 years ago
yeah thasts why blue or green are the best. use one of the tutorial by aahron from this site to get a good key. look it up it helps out a lot
anyone know how this was done
by tontan 13 years ago
I have seen a commercial that I really like and was wondering how it was done.Here is a link to the commercial http: www.psyop.tv main.php the commercial is the one for Miller - really like this effec
Re: anyone know how this was done
by daveyg 13 years ago
i just love the flash player, thats cool
best ND filters and tripod
by daveyg 13 years ago
hey guys, whats the best ND filter I can get for my new DVX and where. i bought one from BH, its a haze, but it doesnt fit, and i dont know how good it is. Thanks also, what kind of tripod can I get f
Re: best ND filters and tripod
by daveyg 13 years ago
i did hear that the bogen 501 sticks. if you are looking for a tripod get the bogen 503. as far as i know the 503 still isnt true fluid, but its way better than the 501 hope that helps
cartoni
by daveyg 13 years ago
someone is selling a cartoni for 500 bucks is it worth it.
Re: cartoni
by Steve Wargo 13 years ago
Some Cartonis are nice. Some are junk. I've seen several fall apart with average use. Wouldn't own one myself. I bought a 20 year old Sachtler 20 on E-Bay for $3150 and it is just like new. A new one
mpeg settings
by daveyg 13 years ago
good morning. i have one more question. i dont quite understand the mpeg settings. example. my video source is 720 x 480 when i use that setting as my mpeg export there are black lines on the top and
Re: mpeg settings
by daveyg 13 years ago
when viewed on media player and then when i bring the mpeg back into premier. it doesnt fill the whole screen but has white and black on the top and bottom.
mpg not mpg2
by daveyg 13 years ago
hey guys, i think im doing something wrong. Im trying to export a comp using mpeg settings. No matter which mpeg settings I choose I get an IOE error, something like that, and also an error that says
Re: mpg not mpg2
by daveyg 13 years ago
hmmmm, welll are there any suggestions for rendering out digital juice jumpbacks as mpegs. i love ae beacause of its render q
Lava Lamp project inside.
by Serge Hamad 13 years ago
Hi, Here is a lava lamp project (Invigorator Pro) for you to play with: http: www.nyc-visual.com lava_lamp.sit Looks like this: http: www.nyc-visual.com Lava_Lamp.mov Have fun! Salut. Serge "InvigoMan
Re: Lava Lamp project inside.
by daveyg 13 years ago
can u put together a zip file if its possible. i cant open sit. thanks
am i better off
by daveyg 13 years ago
with my dvx100b am i better off recording at the 60i setting, motion stabalizing then adding motion blur, like http: www.revisionfx.com mblur trackedBasedMotion.mov or am i better off recording at 24p
Re: am i better off
by daveyg 13 years ago
during my practice shot, no tripod. i dont know which is a good portable one to get. like the 30 dollar ones from best buy. but im not using one for now.
Countdown Clock for New Year's - ??
by Jim Wigler 13 years ago
A client asked me to produce a thirty minute DVD of a COUNTDOWN DIGITAL CLOCK for a New Year's Eve party. HOW DO I DO THIS IN AFTER EFFECTS Thanks in advance, Jim
Re: Countdown Clock for New Year's - ??
by daveyg 13 years ago
you can always buy one from istock or someplace google ayatoweb and youll see a cool timer.
timecode
by daveyg 13 years ago
cow club, im not new to video editing, probably like 3 years into it. obviously with all the researcha and studies ive gotten a little better. one thing i havent managed to completly understand is tim
Re: timecode
by daveyg 13 years ago
gratzi
NEW DVX
by daveyg 13 years ago
HEY ALL. I FINALLY PICKED UP A DVX OF MY OWN. GOOD BUY FOR 3300 WITH 4 YEAR WARRANTY, BATTERY AND RODE MIC. NICE I LOVE IT THE PROBLEM IS NOW MY WORK FLOW I HAVE READ THROUGH THE ARCHIVES, THE ARTICLE
Re: NEW DVX
by daveyg 13 years ago
ive recorded from my dvx in 24pa. i start a new project and select the 24p preset correct then i capture it. is there anything that i need to do once captured or can i drag it right into the timeline
dvx100
by daveyg 13 years ago
hey all, i just picked up my dvx100 2 weeks ago. im stoked EXCEPT no one seems to be able to help me from start to finish using premier pro 2.0 can someone help me create a DVD with settings etc. PLEA
Re: dvx100
by daveyg 13 years ago
i am shooting 24pa. i read someplace that that was the best way to go. sorry for the broad request. i guess im stuck on the interpret part. when i start a project, i should pick the 24p settings, capt
ease controls
by daveyg 13 years ago
im having a tough time figuring out my ease controls and smooth motion blur with proanimator plugin. i have a logo. i want it to spin like 5 times on the x axis in a second. just to be quick spin or s
Falling Snowflakes
by Jeff Cochran 13 years ago
Hello: Can anyone give me an idea how to create falling snowflakes using After Effects Is there a way to attach snowflake art to a particle generator Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advanc
Re: Falling Snowflakes
by daveyg 13 years ago
i have something send me an email i could email it ot you. nothing special but im no pro. :)
Tiff to possibly a 3D logo?
by xWilliam Schultzx 13 years ago
Hi, I have a logo, well, a round bug that needs to become a 3D logo that i can animate a camera around and everything. The file is a Tiff, has transparency, and uhmm, yea, needs to become 3d, how woul
Re: Tiff to possibly a 3D logo?
by daveyg 13 years ago
you need zaxwerks, or you have to ask someone to do it who has zaxs and they could send it to you
Silhouette Paint and Roto
by Michael Goldberg 14 years ago
Hi, I was considering buying the Silhoutte paint and roto bundle. I was wondering if anyone has been using these, and has an opinion of how useful they are. We don't do a lot of roto work, but might h
Re: Silhouette Paint and Roto
by daveyg 14 years ago
i looked up mokey, which software is the best roto tool. they have many packages. thanks
create 3D Text
by Antony86 14 years ago
Hello can anyone help me with creating 3D Text in after effects. i want the text 3D so i can spin around it. i tried looking for tutorials but couldnt find any. Thanks AntAnt
Re: create 3D Text
by daveyg 14 years ago
click on the 3d box. if you want to give it some depth you have to get zaxwerks plugin
camera data
by daveyg 14 years ago
now that im working on my text and trying to figure out cool text now comes the camera animation. im having one problem though. I placed my zaxs layer in the comp, and then a 3d black layer for the gr
Re: camera data
by Jon Okerstrom 14 years ago
Is there a reason you're using a black ground plane that's outside of Invigorator You could make things a lot simpler if you kept all of the 3D elements inside Invigorator. The "use comp camera" optio
grunge matte
by daveyg 14 years ago
how can i add a grunge matte my invig text. I want it to be grungy, but I cant figure it out. I tried following the graymachine tutorial but it doesnt work the same. thanks
Re: grunge matte
by daveyg 14 years ago
almost have it, just trying to make the layermap hide some of the text instead of being bulgey. Oh yeah, then how can I get the layer map black and the rest a seperate color.
a little help
by daveyg 14 years ago
test
Illustrator to zaxwerks
by tom wielgat 14 years ago
Hi New to Illustrator 9.0 .. In Illustrator I save my work as a ai. file but when i OPEN it into zaxwerks is says there were no usable vector paths in this file. I use the pencil tool to draw it, that
Re: Illustrator to zaxwerks
by daveyg 14 years ago
we always say do a search first, but when you are saving make sure that you uncheck compression setting. that should do it
Starfield with Letters or Numbers
by Michael Kampe 14 years ago
Hello there. I have a Problem with After Effects I hope you guys can help me. I want to create a Starfield in After Effects 6.5. But instead of stars, I want to put letters or numbers (2 b more specif
Re: Starfield with Letters or Numbers
by daveyg 14 years ago
can you use trapcode with zaxwerks as custom particles
proanimator 90 % rotate
by daveyg 14 years ago
hey all I am working with proanimator and want to do a 90 degree rotation. how do I change the anchor point so that the text doesnt rotate in center but at the bottom. Imagine the text being on the fl
Re: proanimator 90 % rotate
by Jon Okerstrom 14 years ago
Hi Daveyg, My first thought was maybe you could add an object immediately below the text, the same height as the tallest letter and make that object invisible, either by 100% transparent materials or
missing ui font
by daveyg 14 years ago
hey all everytime i start CS2 AI it says missing ui font. click ok. I do and it loads. EVERYTIME. when I run another Adobe Program at the same time it doesnt happen. Can someone direct me in the right
layer maps and offset feature
by daveyg 14 years ago
hey guys, proanimator question again. when using layer mapping whats the best size to use. also, ive been getting tons of errors lately. *6 *2 then all of the sudden it crashes and closes everything.
Re: layer maps and offset feature
by Jon Okerstrom 14 years ago
Hi daveyg, The short answer is to make your bitmapped images large enough so they don't look pixelated or blocky when they're closest to the camera, but not so big that ProAnimator is crunching a lot
real media
by daveyg 14 years ago
can someone please help. im helping a buddy of out with a website. for free and he only has a video on real media format. I need it to be avi or quicktime can someone please convert this 4 minute vide
Real Media
by daveyg 14 years ago
Can someone please help me. Can someone convert a rm file for me. Ive searched for hours to no avail. There is no free software and the ones available dont work. Its 4 minutes long thats it. Im doing
Re: Real Media
by mike velte 14 years ago
www.boilsoft.com
loopology
by daveyg 14 years ago
ok, i am a begginger when it comes to audition but i want to learn. i was thinking of sonicpro to do some music for me. I cant afford it so I figured that Id use audition and its wonderful loops to ge
Re: loopology
by daveyg 14 years ago
willie, i sent you an email
ae loop
by daveyg 14 years ago
i have a background image that i want to infinte loop. i remember seeing a tut on looping using fading in and out with duplicates of the layer. can anyone point me in the right direction
Re: ae loop
by Chris Smith 14 years ago
There is the loopout expression or you can take your BG, back it up halfway. Copy the layer. On the copy move it forward halfway then animate a opacity dissolve between the two layers in the middle wh
Now Photoshop Is weird
by daveyg 14 years ago
Ok. Now when I am opeing files in photoshop it runs slow. I have never expierenced anything like this before. If I uninstall my adobe software, will the registrat also be completely clean. in photosho
illustrator starting sluggish
by daveyg 14 years ago
everytime i start illustrator it starts fine. but when i click file its runs so slow and Im not sure what to do. i have a laptop duo 2.16 ghz processor. 2 gig ram. can anyone point me in the right dir
Oops didn't mean to submit that twice
by Simon Carlson-Thies 14 years ago
Oops didn't mean to submit that twice Simon Carlson-Thies, Digital Light Graphics And Animation
live trace and pdf
by daveyg 14 years ago
i have an image i traced in ai. when i save it as a pdf it has all these white lines all over the paint and makes it look horrible. anyone solve this problem. thanks
Re: live trace and pdf
by Mike Gondek 14 years ago
That is the pdf format chopping up the transparency of the file. Usually still prints good, just llook sbad at various zoom levels. Usually viewing at 100% Do you need to save as .pdf, or can you try
fly into screen
by daveyg 14 years ago
ive seen tons of things done where it looks like objects hit the tv screen. paint splatters, bugs, etc. is there anything out there that explains how to get this done. one i saw is this http: trapcode
Re: fly into screen
by daveyg 14 years ago
what about other typesw of camera hits. if I had text that I wanted to fly into the screen. i was just using trapcodes as a visual of the effect I want to achieve. ive got a guy walking down the stree
Free C4D goodies
by Chris Smith 14 years ago
I know this is AE Cow, but I also know there are lot's of C4D users in here that may dig these objects for C4D. I made these for my personal use to help save tons of time and be more creative, so I th
Re: Free C4D goodies
by daveyg 14 years ago
i dont know anything about c4d but I just wanted to say thanks for sharing this info. its great to see us helping each other. later
total training
by daveyg 14 years ago
hey there. i was wondering if anyone had the total training audition 1.5 or 2.0 training tapes that theyd be willing to donate. my wife and I just became missionaries to scotland and are doing are bes
Starburst Graphic
by daveyg 14 years ago
I saw a link somewhere before about how to achieve the starburst graphic that has shown up on a lot of adds. I cant remember where. It was either done in AE or illustrator. Like in www.revoyouthchurch
error
by daveyg 14 years ago
desktop display mode has been reset because the video card has returned an error. Please reset the Desktop display mode in the playbakc settings dialog box as this may impact your playback performance
Re: error
by Aanarav Sareen 14 years ago
Please view my response in the AE forum here at the COW.
best recordable media
by daveyg 14 years ago
which media is the best recordable dvd-R dvd+R I burn dvd's most of the time they work fine, but other times they dont. Is it the media, the player, or encore Which company makes the best recordable m
Re: best recordable media
by jeffrey 14 years ago
Aanarav, That article was great..great links too!...now I know I just bought 100 terrible disks 2 weeks ago.
making a dvd with premiere and encore
by daveyg 14 years ago
when making a dvd, when I am ready to export my fil from premiere is it better to export as an avi and bring it into encore or should I export as an mpeg 2 dvd and bring it into encore which is the be
Re: making a dvd with premiere and encore
by Hector 14 years ago
My personal preference is to export as avi. A near 2 hrs takes about 1 hr to export. As Mpeg takes more, much more time and realized that Encore takes the same time to encoding both. So figure out
cant erase files
by daveyg 14 years ago
Can anyone help. For some reason I have 2 ai files that everytime I try to erase them it says file used by another person.. How can I erase them thanks
free motion menus with Encore 2.0
by daveyg 14 years ago
I downloaded the trail version of encore 2.0. Where are the royalty free templates that this includes like they say. thanksdaveyg www.velocityouth.com
Re: free motion menus with Encore 2.0
by daveyg 14 years ago
what about education versiondaveyg www.velocityouth.com
multi render
by daveyg 14 years ago
is it possible to render more than one sequence, like AE render que, in premier pro 1.5 or 2.0 daveyg www.velocityouth.com
Re: multi render
by Dave Friend 14 years ago
No the entire timeline, including nested ones that may be present, will be rendered. I was talking about the ability to submit more than one distinct timeline to a render queue. Dave
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