jim branstetter: Activity About Images

Member Since:
June 21st 2003
116 Posts
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Number Counter with Comma, changing comma size?
by jim branstetter 2 years ago
Hi All, I am using the expression below. I can change the font, font color but it doesn't allow me to change the size and baseline of the comma (which is huge with the font). The size changes are glob
Re: Number Counter with Comma, changing comma size?
by Dan Ebberts 2 years ago
You could try using a Scale and Position Animator set to offset values want for the commas, add an expression Selector with an amount expression like this: txt = text.sourceText; if (txt textIndex-1 =
Paint on film effects?
by jim branstetter 4 years ago
Hi All, I want to do something that looks like the old painting an film, where you painted on the film stock. here is an example https: www.youtube.com watch v=W4U1Hlm3SyU . I would like to get the li
Re: Paint on film effects?
by Pierpaolo Ferlaino 4 years ago
I would try a simple approach to this first. Create a tall photoshop document, use brushes to paint line(s) trying to keep the top and the bottom of the image as symmetric as possible the usen the off
Creating a lo-res render look?
by jim branstetter 6 years ago
Hi. I'm working on a projected video project and when I preview the project with 1 3 resolution I love the look. It's too smooth at full resolution. So my question is whats the best way to get the 1 3
Re: Creating a lo-res render look?
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 6 years ago
Dave's suggestion is a way to go, however if you will loose resolution overall. If it's just the crisp look that bothers you but you still want smooth edges and not jaggy pixels, you can soften the im
Opacity with Soundkeys
by jim branstetter 6 years ago
Hi, I need a little help. I'm trying to determine opacity triggered by an isolated beat in the music with soundkeys. I have the soundkeys output parameter 0-100. I like the look of what I have but its
Re: Opacity with Soundkeys
by jim branstetter 6 years ago
works perfect Thanks Dan Jim Branstetter RubberBulletStudio.com
Particular Smoke Problem
by jim branstetter 8 years ago
Hi, First I'n not great with particular but I do have a pretty good base understanding of it. What I'm trying to do is use smoke and I have it working close. I have the z working where smoke is thicke
Audio Amplitude and Sliders
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
Hello All, I'm working on an experimental short with a musician friend. I am wanting to trigger various effects with audio. And would like to build an easy(er) to use preset But some areas of the musi
Randomize Layer Order
by Rhett Robinson 11 years ago
This is really more a request for a script, or at least a starting point. In my searches I saw that this topic has been raised several times, but never found a resolution. Here's the question: I end u
Re: Randomize Layer Order
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
Thanks Dan Jim Branstetter RubberBulletStudio.com
De-Interlace Issue
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
Hi, I have some public Domain footage that I need to integrate with a music video for web streaming , and there are some questions problems with the found footage. First my specs for the project are;
Re: De-Interlace Issue
by Kevin Camp 9 years ago
jim branstetter "The footage is not de-interlaced even though it has no fields. So the format properties show no fields. It was also shot on film most likely @24fps. but now its 29.97(dv)." i assume
Deinterlace Questions
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
Hi, I have some public Domain footage that I need to integrate with a music video for web streaming , and there are some questions problems with the found footage. First my specs for the project are;
Re: Deinterlace Questions
by Michael Sacci 9 years ago
jim branstetter "The footage is not de-interlaced even though it has no fields. " it has to be de-interlaced if it has no fields, that is by definition de-interlacing. It may have a pulldown added to
My Alpha Hell
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
Hi All, Ok my project has 5 .mov files exported from FCP using compressor with "animation, millions+" settings from FCP using compressor . Each .mov is a edited layer with blank spaces revealing below
Re: My Alpha Hell
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
Hi, Thanks for the response, I exported as you suggested a fcp qt, works perfect. Some glitch in the compressor I guess.
Animating a chain and sprockets in AE
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
Hi All. After viewing Chris Zwar's great tutorial on animating gears in AE ( http: library.creativecow.net articles zwar_chris cogs2.php ) and after trying it out. I wanted to try to connect the gears
Re: Animating a chain and sprockets in AE
by Ryan Hill 9 years ago
It's going to be a lot of trig to figure it out. Each link in the chain will pass through four states. 1) On the first gear 2) Passing from the first gear to the second 3) On the second gear 4) Passin
Rotation With Soundkeys
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
Hi All, I sure this is fairly simple, and one of you expression geniuses will know what I need to do. I have a fan blade rotating on a null at 1 revolution a second for the length of the comp. I want
Re: Rotation With Soundkeys
by jim branstetter 9 years ago
I finally figured it out. I made the fan blade a pre-comp with its own rotation null, set to the rotation I liked. Then in the main comp I linked the pre-comp to another rotation null put an expressio
how is this done?
by Justin Porter 12 years ago
Does anyone have any idea how this effect is done http: www.victrolux.com ggg_one ggg_fs.html never seen it before, is this an existing plugin, or a technique they developed
Re: how is this done?
by jim branstetter 12 years ago
Read the article it explains it, what was used and how.
Expressions help
by jim branstetter 12 years ago
I found this on another board and want to do something similar: http: oscarvideo.free.fr remap_ar.mov However I cannot get the sliders to work as the expression as written. Actually I've never had mu
Using PS brush presets in AE?
by jim branstetter 12 years ago
Hi, I was wanting to know if it is posible to somehow use Photoshop Brush Presets in After Effects using the brush or clone tool In AE. Can I import the brushes somehow I tried but so far have been un
Re: Using PS brush presets in AE?
by jim branstetter 12 years ago
thats what I thought, THANKS!
Help!
by jim branstetter 13 years ago
Hi All, I have a client that has requested some edits. The problem is they are Mpeg 2 encoded for DVD, and I don't want to re-encode them and further downgrade the quality. Can I make the edits in FCP
Re: Help!
by Chris Borjis 13 years ago
That program is amazing, powerful and very stable.
Dropped Frames Message in FCP???
by jim branstetter 13 years ago
Hi All, Please help me with this... I'm on a G5 Dual Core 2.3 with 2.5 Gb RAM plenty of HD space, OSX 10.4.5 (tiger), FCP 5. NTSC monitor hooked up via DV Deck firewire. When trying to do simple edit
Re: Dropped Frames Message in FCP???
by jim branstetter 13 years ago
That might have done it, I also used FCP Rescue but it works fine now, thanks for the suggestions jim
Website, demo, feedback?
by jim branstetter 13 years ago
Hi All, Just put my website up, would appreciate some feedback. http: www.rubberbulletstudio.com Thanks, Jim Branstetter RubberBulletStudio.com
Help!, with expression (layers)?
by jim branstetter 13 years ago
Hi All. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions. What I want to do is randomly have different layers show up (opacity) at different times over time (kinda flickering) and then all show up at the
Re: Help!, with expression (layers)?
by Colin Braley 13 years ago
Here is an expression for opacity that will do the flickering and the fading. Don't give me any credit though, I copied and pasted some code used in an example on Dan Ebbert's motionscript.com and add
Help, Moving chapter markers, several en masse
by jim branstetter 14 years ago
Hi All, Thanks in advance. My question is due to a last minute change by the client. I need to make an edit, cut out about 40 seconds of footage but I already have chapter markers set (in FCP). Is the
Re: Help, Moving chapter markers, several en masse
by Arnie Schlissel 14 years ago
Short answer: no, you can't move more than one marker at a time. However, you can simply plug a time code number, or even + or - a specific number of seconds & frames into a marker's timecode field to
Help, Changing parameters with sound?
by jim branstetter 14 years ago
Hi All, Is there any way to change image parameters with audio. In AE you can make Audio keyframes to certain area in the sound spectrum and then pick a parameter you want to change image or motion (u
Re: Help, Changing parameters with sound?
by JemSchofield 14 years ago
At this time, I know of no solution that can do this in Motion. But, there is already MIDI communication going on in the app with parameter behaviors and the new FxPlug let's see what happen :-)Jem Sc
Probably a DUMB question but...
by jim branstetter 14 years ago
Hi All, When I render a sequence in FCP, I get a with a narrow white strip across the top of the frame. I have never had this problem and after going through all my settings can't figure it out. What
Re: Probably a DUMB question but...
by jim branstetter 14 years ago
Walter, Thanks for the info, that fixed it!!! The QT text track was ON, turned it to OFF and all is well. Thanks to everyone for responding!!! Jim
My Reel, looking for feedback
by jim branstetter 14 years ago
Hi All, I wanted to get some feedback on my demo; demo at (old site) : http: pages.sbcglobal.net buzzin Thanks, Jim
Re: My Reel, looking for feedback
by rene hazekamp 14 years ago
ha Jim Your showreel is a little bit long and confusing I can't see what your skills are. I see thinks I like, but I see also to much wodka and to be honest, what I see in the end, potato wodka, that
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