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Duik - setting up 3-point IK with a precomp?
by Michael Fallik 8 years ago
I just found this amazing IK rigging script for doing character animation in AE called Duik. The tool is fantastic, however, I'm rigging a character now that I'd like to have animatable fingers and to
Re: Duik - setting up 3-point IK with a precomp?
by david bogie 8 years ago
Curious why you're not talking to the developer of the tool. I know of only a few men and women around here who have ever worked on any kind of inverse kinematic projects and even fewer who have discu
Scroll Text Behavior
by Simon Hustings 8 years ago
Hey Pasture, I need help and I'm against the clock! I don't use the word "URGENT" too often, but I feel that I am up against it now. After following Mark Spencer's great tutorial on MacBreak Studio fo
Re: Scroll Text Behavior
by david bogie 8 years ago
Patrice Freymond "(take into account that I am still using Motion 3 and its limitations bugs when it comes to text) " Weird as it seems, Boris appears to have lost the ability to do field rendering i
Reflection help: Person walking
by Nick Christoff 8 years ago
'm trying to create an accurate reflection of a man in a virtual world I have created. I'm using Video Copilot's VC reflect. Shots where the host is facing the camera square or walking towards the cam
Re: Reflection help: Person walking
by david bogie 8 years ago
Look on google and here on the cow for REFLECTION tutorials. It's not difficult but AE is not realworld 3D app and reflections require a certain amount of stylization. In a nutshell, you clone your la
Keying and Curtain FX Final Output (Thank you!)
by Danny Winn 8 years ago
I just wanted to post the final output of a project that I have been getting help on from some of the fine people here at the Cow. Thanks Dave LaRonde for the tweeking techniques of the greenscreen ke
Re: Keying and Curtain FX Final Output (Thank you!)
by david bogie 8 years ago
Nice work. We rarely see the results of our assistance and suggestions. Your client should be delighted and you should feel great about sending them your invoice. Looking for constructive suggestions
Removing Speed From a Clip
by Sam Pope 8 years ago
I shot a bunch of footage a 60fps and I need to speed it up to real time, 24fps. What is the best way to do this and maintain quality Thanks
Re: Removing Speed From a Clip
by david bogie 8 years ago
Progressive or interlaced Pop open the manual for Cinema Tools and go exploring while you're waiting for the more experienced wonks to offer better suggestions. bogiesan
Back of images/texts
by Elisa Monti 8 years ago
Hello... I've got a little, stupid problem... If I add a 3D level in my composition (that can be a imported image or a text) obviously when I rotate it the back of this image is black... I need to tur
Re: Back of images/texts
by david bogie 8 years ago
Boris text tools offer a back plane. You can create text in Shatter that has a back plane. You can precompose a text masked layer as a 3d comp and place a cloned layer one pixel below the main layer a
Compressor won´t add to queue
by Sverker Hahn 8 years ago
I get this strange error message when submitting files in Compressor: "Unable to submit to queue. Please restrt your computer or verify your Compressor instllation is correct." This appeared some days
Re: Compressor won´t add to queue
by david bogie 8 years ago
Probably all you needed to do was eliminate and then reinstall Qmaster. I do not know why. It seems to be a weird issue. I do not want to get into a shouting match with anyone around here, least of al
Grid of randomly changing images
by Ryan Paterson 8 years ago
I need to make my background layer more interesting. It's a pattern of different images and I want to make each image change at random intervals. I seem to remember there was a plugin for this but I c
Re: Grid of randomly changing images
by david bogie 8 years ago
There's nothing random in AE, not even random generators, they all have seeds so they can be repeated. If we knew how many images you needed and how you were getting your images into AE we might be ab
REDONE gives me scary 3k jitters in my 2k project.
by Josh Hamilton 8 years ago
I'm new to the red workflow, but I've seem to run across my first snag. I'm ingesting red media as instructed by the whitepages to prores 4444 at 2k in a 23.98 rate. Then i came across a slate stating
Re: REDONE gives me scary 3k jitters in my 2k project.
by david bogie 8 years ago
RED scares the bejeebers out of me, I am fortunate that I will never need to know anything else than how to look up an experienced RED shooter. Please come back and tell us how you solved yor issie an
Manipulated type techniques in motion 3, need tips
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
Working on one of those spots that is all just animated type, where the scaling, rotation, and such are all keyframed so the thing assembles like an animated version of scrabble. Being a nweb in Apple
Re: Butting in
by david bogie 8 years ago
Hit youtube and search for "kinetic typography" and you will find hundreds of sample clips. They're not difficult to deconstruct but the best are amalgams of material from several applications. Making
Creating a Flaming Sword (AE CS4)?
by Simon Kratz 8 years ago
Hi there creativecow-community, I'm new here and I need some help with creating a flaming sword. I got a video of some friends of mine fighting with swords and now I want to replace the blade with a f
Re: Creating a Flaming Sword (AE CS4)?
by david bogie 8 years ago
You needed to shoot the scene with motion tracking in mind. since you're just playing around, research the topic carefully, do some experiments, and reshoot with your newly gained wisdom. Motion track
Viewer & Canvas appear different
by Craig Whitaker 8 years ago
I have a ProRes file in the viewer and it looks sharp, however, when added to the timeline and then rendered, it looks much softer. I'm sure this is a simple fix, just not sure where to look. Thanks e
Re: Viewer & Canvas appear different
by david bogie 8 years ago
craig whit "I'm sure this is a simple fix, just not sure where to look. " The Viewer is a QT Player. it will display your movie natively. The Canvas is a scaled down and compressed representation of
Growing letters effect
by Maarten Sburg 8 years ago
Could someone simply explain to me how the following effect is being made. I think it's quiet simple, but i need a hint.. I'm talking about the intro, where you will see the name of the product manage
Re: Growing letters effect
by david bogie 8 years ago
It's just some wiggle. Can be done many different ways including displacement mapping using fractal noise, some scripts, expressions, or plugins for Illustrator that will create the loping versions of
sound workflow advice...
by Darren Rooney 8 years ago
Hi Guys, I've been making videos lately that have a combination of AE animations, chroma key footage and screen casts. I have used AE to make a composition of the different parts. The sound volume fro
Re: sound workflow advice...
by david bogie 8 years ago
Darren Rooney "I have soundbooth, and it does a good job of matching the volume. What do you guys think is a good workflow for putting sound and video together Should I render the audio separately ou
Removing video flicker
by Benj Roche 8 years ago
Hi i recently shot some footage of a video screen and using a shutter speed of 1 60 created flickering. I'd like to minimize the flickering because I would like to actually replace the source of the f
Re: Removing video flicker
by david bogie 8 years ago
Benj Roche "Does AE have a built in method for removing flicker " Depends on what you mean by "flicker" and I can't tell from your posts. Mismatches in refresh rates between a screen and a shutter ca
White Screen in Viewer Window - no video
by Mike Alexander 8 years ago
All of a sudden, the Viewer Window in my Final Cut is not showing video. It only shows a white screen with a little "x" in the upper right corner. The Canvas Window shows through fine after I put the
Re: White Screen in Viewer Window - no video
by david bogie 8 years ago
Most common issue is you've set the view to alpha only. check that and report back. the least common issue is far worse. bogiesan
Project suddenly crashing FCP & Motion.
by Alex Bluffield 8 years ago
My FCP project that was fine 3 weeks & haven't touched since is suddenly crashing FCP and also Motion when I try and open Motion files from the project. I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and FCP 7.01, M
Re: Project suddenly crashing FCP & Motion.
by david bogie 8 years ago
Pereian is a known issue but it's not a universal problem. You must remove ALL of Perian. Your crash log looks noting like mine but my crashing was in FCP. Can you post that one You only need to inclu
Creating an "oil painting" effect in Motion
by Chris Tomkins 8 years ago
Hi I'm trying to make a piece of footage look like an "moving" oil painting - just wondering if people had any ideas for how I could achieve this before I give up and have to buy an expensive plugin.
Re: Creating an "oil painting" effect in Motion
by david bogie 8 years ago
If you expect to do this effect more than once ad can bill your clients for the look, you want a package form DigiEffects. http: www.digieffects.com product_home They no longer list their products con
Closed Caption Capture
by Moises Chavez Jr 8 years ago
I have a Digi Beta to capture and the Digi Beta has CC on it..... Now Final Cut strips the Captions off because when i play the file out in Quicktime i select the SHOW CLOSED CAPTIONING OPTION......Th
Re: Closed Caption Capture
by david bogie 8 years ago
Captions that are encoded into analog using conventional Line 21 specs video will be stripped off if you render anything in FCP. bogiesan
Another off sync problem, this one w greenscreen
by Kim Brownlee 8 years ago
I have been working on a green screen music video for several months now, trying to get the footage to stay in sync. The client finally said forget it; he'd take the version w the green background, wh
Re: Another off sync problem, this one w greenscreen
by david bogie 8 years ago
Audio drift is a function of only two possible things. The audio track is on another framerate or time base or your playback system is at fault and will not or cannot handle both at the same time How
Speech to Text for Logging
by Michael Hutchinson 8 years ago
Hi all, First, my apologies if this isn't the best forum as it really doesn't have much to do with FCP, but I didn't know where else to post. Please redirect me if you know of a better place. Anyway,
Re: Speech to Text for Logging
by david bogie 8 years ago
We use the speech function available in Premiere. bogiesan
Animate illustrator-objects in AE
by Kenneth Tolaas 8 years ago
Hello, we have got a new logo for our Arabic TV-channel, and I want to animate the blue lines flying around the text. I guess the lines have to straighten out at the top and bottom, and be more curved
Re: Animate illustrator-objects in AE
by david bogie 8 years ago
Kenneth Tolaas "and I want to animate the blue lines flying around the text. " What exactly does that mean, "flying around " Why would anyone suggest Trapcode or Particle World to make a couple of sh
Capture problems
by Will Crowe 8 years ago
I am using final cut express 4 which is typically very similar to final cut pro. I need to know how you make the clips divide individually when uploading in HDV. It all uploads as one giant clip and I
Re: Capture problems
by david bogie 8 years ago
Will Crowe "I am using final cut express 4 which is typically very similar to final cut pro. I need to know how you make the clips divide individually when uploading in HDV." You'd want to be asking
No layers when import .ai file into Motion
by laura cohen 8 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to import an ai (CS3) file into Apple Motion 3 but I'm not getting the layers. I went to File - Import and I got a PDF image. I then tried dragging the ai file into the motion canvas, h
Re: No layers when import .ai file into Motion
by david bogie 8 years ago
There IS a third party plugin that parses Illustrator layers. I have no need for it so I've not bothered to memorize what it's called. Anyone know if there is a master registry list of Motion plugs bo
Missing Content
by Mike Lowe 8 years ago
I recently bought a Macbook with a volume license of Final Cut Studio, all the programs work, but some of the content is missing, including the replicators and particle emitters in Motion. The path fo
Re: Missing Content
by david bogie 8 years ago
No. If you think you paid for FC Studio, you got ripped off. You should have paid for and received the installation disks and licenses for everything on the machine. \ bogiesan
fps change from 24 to 29.97
by Bill Nelson 8 years ago
I'm aware that one cannot change the frame rate in a sequence with existing material, but this is a conundrum. Posted this on Apple's Motion forum as well... Bought a cool new template, built at 24 fp
Re: fps change from 24 to 29.97
by david bogie 8 years ago
You want to contact the publisher of the template. Even if they're using "frames," whatever that means, their background sequence consists of a finite number of them and if you change the timebase, it
Motion 4 Canvas Slow Playback!
by Mike Pavelko 8 years ago
Just bought a brand new 27" Mac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB 1067 MHz RAM with an ATI Radeon HD 4670 Graphics card and when i put a clip onto the Canvas of Motion 4 the audio of the clip will play b
Re: Motion 4 Canvas Slow Playback!
by david bogie 8 years ago
Generally, MPEG4 will not play in real time. It is highly compressed and requires extensive processing before frames can be seen. You must convert your MPEG4 files to a more conventional codec beofre
Making a music video with only still images.
by Fridtjof Nilsen 8 years ago
Hey. I'm making a music video consisting of approximately 7000 jpg still images. I'm looking for a way to edit the duration of groups of images in a simple way. Will nesting be a good solution Is it p
Re: Making a music video with only still images.
by Fridtjof Nilsen 8 years ago
Hey Steve. The stills are now 2 frames each. What I'm wondering is if it's possible to link a number of stills and change the duration of them as a total in a simple way.. Preferably while still havin
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update for FCP7 / Motion 4
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
CoreMelt has updated all its plugins to version 2.2.1a. This is a free update if you have purchased any V2 product. http: www.coremelt.com support overview free-updates.html This update fixes corrupte
Re: update for FCP7 / Motion 4
by david bogie 8 years ago
Roger Bolton "If you are still using FxFactory versions of CoreMelt products they will work correctly in FCP7 Motion 4 as long as you install FxFactory 2.0.8 " All of my CoreMelt freebies (which I ap
Boris Doesn't Work Properly in FCP
by Louis Lapat 9 years ago
I have FCP 6.05. Title 3D is not working correctly. I can open it but when I press on the 'Text Entry and Style' section it temporarily freezes or will only allows me to change certain attributes. Whe
Re: Boris Doesn't Work Properly in FCP
by david bogie 9 years ago
I broke all of my Boris generators when I went to Leopard last week. Hitting any control on Title 3D crashes FCP6+. Anyone checked Boris site for an update They do that sometimes. Nevermind, there's n
One minute Post Delay??
by Sjon Ueckert 9 years ago
What is up with this one minute between posts deal. I moderate two forums and now I have to wait to answer questions Sjon
Re: One minute Post Delay??
by david bogie 9 years ago
But there doesn't seem to be a way to recapture the post you have censored. If I push Ye Back Button, I don't get my post back. Your visitors are losing the benefit of some of our easiest and most suc
Lonely around here
by david bogie 10 years ago
Floh, seems you're holding forth against the odds. We used two m100 systems for may years, loved 'em, hated the company. Thoroughly enjoyed sending the boards to the bottom of the reservoir and conver
Re: Lonely around here
by david bogie 10 years ago
Thank you guys, very much, for the kind words and for the helpful links. I'll let you know how things work out with the transcoders and Producer. bogiesan
Convert Media 100 files to Quicktime or ProRes
by James Kirk 10 years ago
How can I convert Media 100 codec files to either Quicktime or Apple's new ProRes 422
Re: Convert Media 100 files to Quicktime or ProRes
by david bogie 10 years ago
scott lindgren "nstall the media 100 transcoder into your Quicktime pro library. Create a reference file in Media 100. Open the Media 100 reference file in quicktime pro and export. Not sure if this
Mezzo
by sircamills 10 years ago
I am a Media 100 user. this post is more about a program we use with Media 100. It is called Mezzo it is a software used to archive 20gb dat tapes of our projects. I am desperately looking for help an
Re: Mezzo
by david bogie 10 years ago
we have not used Mezzo in more than five years. AFAIK, the company fialed many years ago. Your files may be complete useless now since the format was proprietary. We lost thousands of dollars and we h
How to get Clean Crisp Web Videos
by Chuck Doud 11 years ago
Whats the magic I have started doing a host of web videos recently and those nasty horizontal lines appear on high motion sequences. Does anyone have a trick or render advice to achieve 'visual creamy
Re: How to get Clean Crisp Web Videos
by david bogie 11 years ago
Compression is a dark art. It's all about compromises; none of them are any good because the producer always loses. If you want to get good at it, check amazon and go ahead and invest in any of the se
Cleaner XL (PC) vs. Cleaner 6 (Mac)
by Mike Horn 11 years ago
I just got the latest version of Cleaner XL for PC. I've been using Cleaner 6.0.1 on my Mac at work for years. I encoded a clip on the pc with the same settings I always use when encoding on the mac,
Re: Cleaner XL (PC) vs. Cleaner 6 (Mac)
by david bogie 11 years ago
Our old versions of Cleaner 6 kept crashing at the end of every QT source file. Most bothersome. Urge you to upgrade to Cleaner 6.5 for the Macintosh. Comes with lots of new stuff for all the newest w
Laser Expression
by Novarockster 11 years ago
Hi all, I have a laser effect that I am working on for a gunfight sequence. I've tweaked out the laser and have it just the way I want it. Not I need to comp it into the footage. The problem is that t
Re: Laser Expression
by david bogie 11 years ago
The effect sounds intriguing, certainly different from other beam effects we've contemplated around here. Maybe you could put up a clip someplace where we could see it bogiesan
New CC magazine arrives
by david bogie 11 years ago
Thanks, folks. Another great reading experience and delightful visual treat. Here's what I love: The hip page layout and graphics design clearly separate CCM from other trade magazines. Articles deliv
Floating Feather Look
by Brooke Gower 11 years ago
I want to drop a price tag into my comp with a floating effect. How do I do this
Re: Floating Feather Look
by david bogie 11 years ago
Hiya Mark! I've done this many times using a cylinder effect applied to the leaf price tag envelope feather. Nest it. The motion path is easily created to emulate drifting or fluttering. Add turns and
COW Tutorials: After Effects Creating Light Streaks
by COW Articles 11 years ago
Creating Light StreaksIn this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Andrew Kramer demonstrates how to create light streaks as seen in the new Nano iPod commercial. Click on the link above to find Andrew
Re: COW Tutorials: After Effects Creating Light Streaks
by david bogie 11 years ago
I am in awe of folks who understand expressions and can think in 3D on a screen. I do neither well. So thank you for creating this cool effect for us. Is there any other particle system that is usable
Null Objects... Whats the deal?
by Phantom AVF 11 years ago
Please, I can use a few examples on the use of Null Objects. I mean thier invisable and have no effect soooo, what's the deal brother in the mean time I'll dig a little deeper into my manual thanx Ale
Re: Null Objects... Whats the deal?
by david bogie 11 years ago
Null's are genrilly used to control other objicts. Say, your gonna move some things around the screen, maybe you want many things to moove around the screen, like, for of them maybe. Create a null and
New StoneSour video - Backward Counter
by Dino Muhic 11 years ago
Hi, I just had a look on the new StoneSour video, here it is: http: www.roadrun.com shared downloads StoneSour stonesour_3030150_300.mov I think I could recreate the complete video in AE using my own
Re: New StoneSour video - Backward Counter
by david bogie 11 years ago
The key concept is applying two copies of cylinder, one that renders the inside only, one that renders the outside, and stacking them on either side of the interior video. But, sheesh, my age is reall
Bending footage in 3d
by epaten 11 years ago
Hey all, I'm working on a piece that involves moving the camera around in all directions. Ground on bottom, and the camera basically is finding text placed throughout the comp. Here's my issue, I have
Re: Bending footage in 3d
by david bogie 11 years ago
Such perspective effects aren't 3d objects. bogiesanThis is my standard sigfile so do not take it personally: "For crying out loud, read the freakin' manual."
NAB Daily News?
by Godfrey Pye 11 years ago
I was going to NAB but now I can't - it'll be the first time I've missed the show in 25 years. Does anyone know where one can find news on a daily basis, for those of us who can't be there Do you know
Re: NAB Daily News?
by david bogie 11 years ago
nab.org bogiesanThis is my standard sigfile so do not take it personally: "For crying out loud, read the freakin' manual."
Lunches?
by david bogie 11 years ago
Many years ago (last time I got to go to NAB) some of us met daily at a pre-arranged time place to venture out into the LV heat and swarming masses for lunch. Always a different group and we always we
Re: Lunches?
by david bogie 11 years ago
Dude! I'm staying at the Pit Of Tropicana, see you at the Cow breakfast I'll be spending most waking hours at the AE sessions. Drop me a note offline: dbogie@idahopower.com bogieThis is my standard si
NAB - Post Production Conference question
by Christian Glawe 11 years ago
Hey, all... I've registered for the Post Production Conference - I wanna get me some trainin'! My question is: Do you have to register ahead of time for the individual classes sessions I don't see an
Re: NAB - Post Production Conference question
by david bogie 11 years ago
INformation here will be speculation unless someone has definitive info. I'd just call the NAB customer service registration line. bogiesanThis is my standard sigfile so do not take it personally: "Fo
SMS text in AE
by Daniel Christie 11 years ago
Hi, Is there any way I can automate a mobile phone auto dictionary effect in AE I need to create a couple of SMS screens for a current project. Thanks, Daniel
Re: SMS text in AE
by david bogie 11 years ago
All you're doing is animating text. Like any text project, it's up to the user to figure out how to make it work. What is it about using a mobile phone in a car to view software management system read
Is this possible to do with plugins? (fly in text)
by Jacob Tamari 11 years ago
Hi, I'd like to have a document (or something that looks like a printed document) and as you move towards it, the letters seperate from the paper and you 'fly through' the text in 3D. So I can alpha o
Re: Is this possible to do with plugins? (fly in text)
by david bogie 11 years ago
Easily done in After Effects, just turn on the 3D switches for those two layers. Separate them in z-space. Your text will not be extruded unless you purchase a 3D plug like Zax. 3D is about nine times
Tickets now on sale for FCPUG SuperMeet at NAB
by Michael Horton 12 years ago
Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual FCPUG SuperMeet at NAB to be held at the Rio Hotel's Brasilia Ballroom on Wednesday, April 26 beginning at 6:30PM. This will be the largest gathering of FCP
Re: Tickets now on sale for FCPUG SuperMeet at NAB
by david bogie 11 years ago
I've bought mine. bogiesanThis is my standard sigfile so do not take it personally: "For crying out loud, read the freakin' manual."
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