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jim lefevre

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February 10th 2006
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A skew on the old 'legacy' issue of opening older AE projects
by jim lefevre 9 months ago
Hey guys. I am aware of the continual 'I need to open an old AE project in modern CC' threads but I have a slightly different skew on this. I have an old AE file which actually does open up in my curr
Re: A skew on the old 'legacy' issue of opening older AE projects
by jim lefevre 4 weeks ago
Walter! I've just realised with horror that I've never thanked you for this advice! Thank you so much! Better late than never! Jim www.jimlefevre.com
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Trying to open an archived project from AE 5.5 (Windows) from 2004
by jim lefevre 4 weeks ago
Hey there everyone. I'm trying to open an After Effects Version 5.5 project from 2004 . Obviously this wont happen in CC 2018 as it says "This file was created with an older version of After Effects 5
Re: Trying to open an archived project from AE 5.5 (Windows) from 2004
by Mark Whitney 4 weeks ago
Hey Jim, There may be services but find them is another challenge. I still use CS6 and I also have Open Sesame that I got for a project that never happened. I'd be willing to give it a shot mainly to
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jim lefevre liked this 4 weeks ago
Automated way to redirect a stack of expressions in a comp to pull from a different source layer outside of the comp...
by jim lefevre 1 year ago
I am setting up an admittedly complicated project which is centred around a jigsaw. I have three rows so far A1-A5, B1-B5 and C1-C5. Each jigsaw piece is a composition with a solid feeding off a luma
Re: Automated way to redirect a stack of expressions in a comp to pull from a different source layer outside of the comp...
by jim lefevre 1 year ago
Dan, as ever, thank you. That was exactly what I was looking for and I didn't realise you could feed text layers into expressions like that. That is really exciting as I use a lot of convoluted mechan
C4D lite UV mapping
by jim lefevre 2 years ago
I feel embarrassed posting in the C4D forum with a 'lite' question but since there is no 'Lite-only' forum here you will have to put up with me! I am trying to UV map some basic objects in C4D Lite an
Re: C4D lite UV mapping
by Brian Jones 2 years ago
the product comparison page is here, top stuff does not mention Lite but scroll down a bit. https: www.maxon.net en products infosites product-comparison
DuiK elbows!!
by jim lefevre 5 years ago
I am so wonderfully in love with DuiK, the Inverse Kinematics tool developed by Duduf and have used it for years now but I keep forgetting the 'elbow' frustration and was wondering if anyone had found
Re: DuiK elbows!!
by jim lefevre 2 years ago
Thank you so much for that tutorial, that was extremely thoughtful to record. I cannot tell you how much you have changed my life - it works and it is absolutely brilliant. I wonder why Duduf hasn't i
Duik 15!!
by jim lefevre 5 years ago
I've been using the After Effects rigging tool, Duik, since about vs3 and have grown to rely on it as an indispensable tool at the backbone of pretty much all of my projects and just popped onto his s
How to get the rotation data of a 3D auto-orientation layer
by gthief 14 years ago
the rotation date don't show in "Rotation" when i turn auto-orientation on, what can i do
Re: How to get the rotation data of a 3D auto-orientation layer
by jim lefevre 5 years ago
Once again the amazing Mr Ebberts gives the thing he does best. Skill, clarity and generosity. Up until 5 minutes ago I'd been bashing my head against this (returning rotation values from an auto orie
Return the frame rate of a composition...?
by jim lefevre 5 years ago
This is a bit of an odd one but I was wondering whether anyone knew how to return the frame rate of a composition to be used within an expression within the comp itself I'm working out a system to hel
Re: Return the frame rate of a composition...?
by jim lefevre 5 years ago
Ah yes!! Wonderful! I suddenly realise that there is a whole raft of things that can be taken from thisComp. I shall try and track down a list and study it on the train! Thank you so much Dan. I do ho
After Effects Expression deactivate layer if in comp
by Matthias Neumayer 5 years ago
Hi guys, I am currently working on a huge animation with lots of comps. I have certain animations, that are used several times, but I don't want to duplicate all the comps and I am trying to figure ou
Re: After Effects Expression deactivate layer if in comp
by jim lefevre 5 years ago
Matthias... I'm actually doing a similar thing right now (and am about to post a slightly different question) but I'm using an adjustment layer (called "EXPRESSION_DRIVER") in my main comp (called "TO
editable Illustrator text in after effects
by Dan Danner 9 years ago
Does anyone know of a way to (perhaps a script) import an illustrator file into after effects and have the text be editable I'm aware of the manual way of copy text from ai & paste into ae... but I'm
Re: editable Illustrator text in after effects
by jim lefevre 5 years ago
Thank you all for this!! Going through the exact same thing as I'm using some press advert layouts from a print thing and creating a film with them but a lot of it has 'perfectly' laid out type from t
AEFX CS5 not starting : initializing mediacore
by Todd Morgan 9 years ago
Installed CS5 Production Premium upgrade on my W7-64 system, and also still running CS4 suite. Problem is AEFX CS4 runs fine, but when I try to start CS5 it stalls on "Initializing MediaCore" and then
Re: AEFX CS5 not starting : initializing mediacore
by jim lefevre 5 years ago
I MUST REMEMBER THIS!!! I used to go down the 'deleting app data prefs' route which I now can't find any reference to but this is a nice new one on me and worked! THANK YOU! www.jimlefevre.com
converting one range of values into another range of values grrr... is this a clamping thing too?
by jim lefevre 7 years ago
I think this is a clamping function thing (which I'm starting to get my head around) but it's a little trickier in that there is a specific range I would like to clamp... I have a 'SUN' rotating and i
Re: converting one range of values into another range of values grrr... is this a clamping thing too?
by jim lefevre 7 years ago
Brilliant! Thanks Declan and as always, thanks Dan! That's incredibly stripped down and tight and the second time I've come across that 'linear' thing. I'm going to go back to the last time I used it
clamping a slider value but having two different effects for 'above' and 'below' the limits
by jim lefevre 7 years ago
I've not really used the clamp expression much so I may be starting on the wrong footing here but... I have a slider (CLOUD_position_DRIVER) with values 0 to 100 when CLOUD_position_DRIVER < 0 I wa
Re: clamping a slider value but having two different effects for 'above' and 'below' the limits
by jim lefevre 7 years ago
Ahhh... a stacked if - else -if That's the puppy. In actual fact I managed a bit of a work around in the meantime which is far less elegant which pre-works-out a value before it heads into the main if
path constraint (probably a very simple question)
by jim lefevre 9 years ago
I'm trying to move an object using the path constraint controller and although I can happily key the position I can't set the tangents to anything other than linear in the curve editor. Is there a way
Re: path constraint (probably a very simple question)
by Ryan John 9 years ago
It would be great if someone can answer this with a proper solution. In the meantime you could try using an ease curve(ctrl+E).
Projecting images and alphas onto objects...
by jim lefevre 9 years ago
I'm currently trying to do something involving projecting images onto objects and have managed to get my head around using a light as a projector but I can only project a bitmap, not an entire materia
.mov files will not import
by Russ Hamm 11 years ago
Hi, When i try to import a .mov file into After Effects,i get the following message: "After Effects error: file 'Extension_01.mov' cannot be imported - files of type ".mov" are not supported." This is
Re: .mov files will not import
by jim lefevre 11 years ago
Rich. You star! Thank you so much, I downloaded it and it's absolutely sorted out the problem. Funny how these helpful 'updates' utterly de-rail everything and you're left high and dry. And what a fru
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