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ej hassenfratz

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March 1st 2005
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Adobe Bundles FreeForm in CS5
by Chris Bobotis 9 years ago
Mettle is pleased to announce that Adobe has chosen to bundle FreeForm in After Effects CS5. See: http: www.mettle.com technology tech_prop.html to see a clip that Lutz Albrecht and I put together for
Re: Adobe Bundles FreeForm in CS5
by ej hassenfratz 9 years ago
Very exciting, Chris! Your promos on the site are awesome, I think we've only barely touched the surface of the potential of this plug-in! -------------------------- ej.hassenfratz senior.graphic.desi
Text Bounce Preset...Change Bounce from Y to Z position?
by ej hassenfratz 9 years ago
Forgive me if this is posted elsewhere but I could not find an answer in previous threads. I noticed there is a Text Bounce animation preset in the Expressions folder in the Effects & Presets menu in
Re: Text Bounce Preset...Change Bounce from Y to Z position?
by Dan Ebberts 9 years ago
You don't need to change the expression. Just go into the Animator Add menu, and turn on Enable Per-character 3D. Then change the Expression Selector 1 Position value from 0.0,-320.0,0.0 to 0.0,0.0,32
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ej hassenfratz liked this 9 years ago
Best inexpensive prosumer HD camera for motion tracking/greenscreen work
by ej hassenfratz 9 years ago
Looking for a handheld HD camcorder that can be useful for motion tracking and light greenscreen work. something that i can just have to start learning those techniques but still have a good looking p
Re: Best inexpensive prosumer HD camera for motion tracking/greenscreen work
by ej hassenfratz 9 years ago
thanks so much for the input and advice! maybe i should just start with a camera that is suitable enough for some 3d motion tracking is an HDV cam good enough or am i going to run into the same qualit
Animated Metaball Object Needs Matrix Object to Generate Objects to Entire Surface Of Metaball object
by ej hassenfratz 10 years ago
I created an animated blob like monster made from an animated METABALL OBJECT that I want to have balls cover the entire surface of the blob guy, but I'm having issues. When I used the Cloner object a
Re: Animated Metaball Object Needs Matrix Object to Generate Objects to Entire Surface Of Metaball object
by ej hassenfratz 10 years ago
Thanks so much for your response, it helped me realize what I was doing wrong here. To generate some kind of randomness in the size and rotation to the object I wanted cloned all over the metaball obj
rendering loses multicore performance by time
by wim roegels 10 years ago
Hi all, hopefully i was not to stupid to use the search right, but i have a really strange problem and i do not know how to cope with it. If I start rendering a comp, everything works really well and
Re: rendering loses multicore performance by time
by ej hassenfratz 10 years ago
I'm having the same issue, only I have CS3 and 16GIGS of memory. Renders take FOREVER since I updated to Snow Leopard. -------------------------- ej.hassenfratz senior.graphic.designer wjla-nc8 eyedes
thinking particles object emitter
by bill wollaston 10 years ago
Hi, TP newbie here. I am looking to have a polygon object, say an ellipsoid be an emitter. Whereby particles emit evenly off the entire surface of the object. I am guessing this is pretty simple for s
Re: thinking particles object emitter
by Adam Trachtenberg 10 years ago
If you click on the null and look in the attributes manager you'll see a "Thinking Particles" tab at the top right. Click the tab and you'll see a "polygon surgace" box. Just drag your object in there
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ej hassenfratz liked this 10 years ago
Matrix Board/Score Board
by Ian Collister -- email is bouncing 11 years ago
Hi all I want to create a score board, the type you get at sports events etc. I want to have simple animations on it, but rather than create a matrix of lights that i would have to key on and off, i w
Re: Matrix Board/Score Board
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
If you use CC Ball Action and adjust the ball size, etc, add some glow and whatnot and you get a pretty believable matrix grid look. Used this many times.-------------------------- ej.hassenfratz seni
Keyframes Locked/Not Animating???
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
I just ran into a weird problem. I was in the f-curve editor tweaking my animation and when I was done, i saved it. Now I must have hit something or selected an option without knowing it because now w
Re: Keyframes Locked/Not Animating???
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
Ok, for whatever reason, and I dont know how...all of the Enable Animation switches got turned off...turned them on...works again. No idea what the hell i did to turn off all the animation...---------
Best HD Render Compression Out of AE
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
Trying to find the best compression in AE that will look good for a 1080p monitor. I'm currently rendering with animation codec and the files are huge and wonder if I just have to deal with it or if t
Re: Best HD Render Compression Out of AE
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
Thanks for your responses... how would I go about getting the DVCProHD codec -------------------------- ej.hassenfratz senior.graphic.designer wjla-nc8 eyedesyn.com washington.dc
Caps Disappear When Make Extrude Object Connected
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
So i have an illustrator file brought into c4d (its pretty intense with the splines (around 300 of them), so i drop them in an extrude nurb, heirarchal, boom, it's all extruded, looking good. I now wa
Re: Caps Disappear When Make Extrude Object Connected
by Brian Jones 11 years ago
In Illustrator if you want to make a shape with a hole in it (an 'A' or an 'O' for example) you have to join them into a compound path so that it knows to make a hole in the fill with the next spline
Expression for Grid Block Movement
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
Here's what I'm trying to accomplish. Picture a grid of rectangles with some of the rectangles in the grid missing. I would like the rectangles to move kind of like an LED watch where the block is in
Re: Expression for Grid Block Movement
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
Yeah, that's pretty much what I wanted, thanks! Now to just wrap my head around that code...-------------------------- ej.hassenfratz senior.graphic.designer wjla-nc8 eyedesyn.com washington.dc
Expression for Grid Block Movement
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
Here's what I'm trying to accomplish. Picture a grid of rectangles with some of the rectangles in the grid missing. I would like the rectangles to move kind of like an LED watch where the block is in
Re: Expression for Grid Block Movement
by Filip Vandueren 11 years ago
I forgot to mention: http: www.motionscript.com mastering-expressions random-3.html check out Dan's site if you want the motion of the blocks to be constrained to the grid, he has an expression that d
Applying 1 Texture to Multiple Cloner Objects
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
I have a scene with a bunch of tiny TV-shaped objects. What I want to do is map video over these TV shapes but just along the front face (what would be the tv screen). So in essence I want to map a si
Re: Applying 1 Texture to Multiple Cloner Objects
by michael gibson 9 years ago
Hello, I know this is an old post but did you ever figure out how to apply a single texture over all the faces of mograph clones. I can only get the texture to map on each clone not over all of them.
Global Illumination Problem
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
I have a scene with a lot of extruded objects. I have instances of these objects to make things easier as I have over 100 of these objects. Im working at 1280x720, and when I switch on the GI or even
Re: Global Illumination Problem
by Adam Trachtenberg 11 years ago
You're probably running out of memory. Unless your extrusions are animated, I'd convert them to polygons before instancing and see if that helps. Also check your scene poly count and see if you can't
Baking Question...
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
So i have this triangle object that has transparency and a light inside of it. In the scene the triangle flies around (the light is inside a null with the triangle) so the light flies around with it.
Making an LED Bulb
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
So I'm looking a lot of cool spots that use LED blub type jumbotron displays in logos, backdrops, whatnot. Now I know how this could be achieved in 2D with After Effects, but I would like to know how
Re: Making an LED Bulb
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
ahhhh, falloff.. thats a big help. Ill have to do some experimenting also. thanks for the explanation!-------------------------- ej.hassenfratz senior.graphic.designer wjla-nc8 eyedesyn.com washington
Cinema 4D
by Larry Gomez 11 years ago
I live in the NY NJ area and need someone to give me a 1-2 hour lesson in Cinema4D. I will pay good $$$$$! I am in the industry and learn fast. Please drop me a line. Thanks, Larry lgomez222@verizon.n
Re: Cinema 4D
by ej hassenfratz 11 years ago
if youre willing to shell out a little bit of money for about 3 hours or more of video training, this guy who does the C44D tutorials on lynda.com does a pretty good job on all of the basics and he do
Uprezzing 720x486 to 1920x1080
by ej hassenfratz 12 years ago
Having some trouble uprezzing scaling SD footage up to fit into a HD composition. When composition settings are changed to 1920x1080, and when I go to render, the system crashes. Anybody have any solu
Re: Uprezzing 720x486 to 1920x1080
by David Roth Weiss 12 years ago
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Rotation expression to keep it constant and not follow parent layers rotation?
by ej hassenfratz 13 years ago
Working on a project where I want to have lines or rays in 3d coming from certain points on a map and on the end of those points, like markers, i want to put text on. Think of locating cities on a glo
Re: Rotation expression to keep it constant and not follow parent layers rotation?
by ej hassenfratz 13 years ago
yeah and for some reason it has a slight tilt to it too, i am wondering if its a setting on the camera or what. i notice when i rotate the text on the x axis it still rotates back instead of just stay
quicktime playback to blackmagic output to tv monitor
by ej hassenfratz 14 years ago
i have a blackmagic deck i just got, and i was wondering if there was a way to playback a rendered animation through quicktime and be able to see the output on a tv monitor. to send output thought bla
Re: quicktime playback to blackmagic output to tv monitor
by jonwatkins 14 years ago
Try this: Open Quicktime preferences (I use 7.0.1) and under "general" check the box "use high quality video setting when available" then look under the "full screen tab" and you will see your video m
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