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mel ruiz

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February 6th 2014
40 Posts
Alpha Glitch upon RE-launching Premiere
by Daniel Novisedlak 8 months ago
Hello, I've noticed that after re-launching Premiere all of my video files that have an alpha layer (Quicktime Movie with Animation Codec set with RGB+Alpha, Millions of Colors+) has a blue tinted gli
Re: Alpha Glitch upon RE-launching Premiere
by mel ruiz 2 months ago
I had a similar issue today. AE and Premiere current versions (as of today, 20200727) and working on iMac with high sierra). I exported a thought bubble comp (where the bubble's opacity fades to 0) wi
text layers not snapping to guides (CC2019)
by mel ruiz 2 years ago
Since upgrading to CC 2019 (which I probably shouldn't have), my text layers are no longer snapping to my guides. Yes, I have snapping on. Is this happening to anyone else And any ideas on something I
Re: text layers not snapping to guides (CC2019)
by Walter Soyka 2 years ago
I can snap text layers to guides on the current release of Ae. Have you tried maybe resetting your preferences Hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Windows) or Command+Option+Shift (Mac OS) while starting After Effec
expression using markers to animate position not working
by mel ruiz 2 years ago
I'm trying to have the position of a shape follow a null between two markers on a marker layer. (So, I have a shape layer, a null for movement and another null with markers on it. I used the expressio
Re: expression using markers to animate position not working
by mel ruiz 2 years ago
worked! thanks. : )
using a layer's visibility in an if/then expression on another layer
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
What I'm trying to do is include an if statement in a position expression that is looking up the visibility of a layer. So that if a layer is hidden (with the "eye" turned off) then the position will
Re: using a layer's visibility in an if/then expression on another layer
by Dan Ebberts 3 years ago
Here's a position expression that will move the layer 100 pixels to the right if Layer 1's eyeball is on: if (thisComp.layer("Layer 1").active) value + 100,0 else value Dan
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mel ruiz liked this 3 years ago
Lock a layer's position ... when it has an expression
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
I have positioned text layers based on the changing text box size. I'm creating a template for colleagues to use, so they need to be able to edit the text layers, but I want to lock the position expre
Re: Lock a layer's position ... when it has an expression
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
What I mean is I want people to not be able to edit the position expression or turn it off. I assume this is not something one can do with AE currently.
Random character opacity on and off
by Matthew Boron 10 years ago
I have a text layer that I want to animate the characters on and off randomly. Does this need to be accomplished with an expression Help is apprecieated!
Re: Random character opacity on and off
by Dan Ebberts 10 years ago
Add an opacity animator and set the value to 0. Add an expression selector and delete the range selector. Add this expression to Amount: freq = 1; seedRandom(textIndex,true); if (rotation.wiggle(freq,
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mel ruiz liked this 3 years ago
sourceRectAtTime and line height on top/bottom
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
I'm using shape layers (rectangles) to position text (paragraphs) a certain way despite how many lines they are...like a template. I'm trying to match what's happening to text in CMS. And things aren'
Re: sourceRectAtTime and line height on top/bottom
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
so just to be clear, sourceRectAtTime().height will return the exact height of letters present (e.g., it will be smaller if there is no "g" on the last line versus if there is a "g"). Right Then if I
Font size: AE to/from PS, etc.
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
I guess I must be confused about font sizes. I have specs to follow for designing comps in AE. They are given to me in Zeplin, etc.; however, when I create text according to specs, it is completely di
Re: Font size: AE to/from PS, etc.
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
So, the comp is in Zeplin, not PS actually. It's 318.2pt x 568pt. And I'm working on a 1080x1920 comp in AE. Not math afraid (have a masters in it); however, it seems so wonky. I tried converting base
Animating a PSD drawing in AE
by mel ruiz 3 years ago
I've done some illustrations in PS just using brush strokes. I'm comfortable working from PS and AI to AE; however, I'm stuck at how best to animated my sketches now. Is there any workflow that will a
Re: Animating a PSD drawing in AE
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
Give the Puppet tool a try: https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using animating-puppet-tools.html Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentat
unexplained keyframe interpolation for path
by mel ruiz 4 years ago
AE 13.8.1.38 I am having very strange movement on the path I'm animating. I set keyframes to make one corner of a rectangular path (which I converted from a rectangle into a bezier path) move. the key
Re: unexplained keyframe interpolation for path
by Roei Tzoref 4 years ago
this is unfortunately how it still works when you convert to bezier path. from the link: https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud after-effects-cc-12-2-december-2013-update IMPORTANT: When you use the Con
OSX saying I have incorrect password, but I def do NOT
by mel ruiz 4 years ago
Would so appreciate some help! using: Mac OS X 10.7.5; macbook pro early 2011 My macbook pro USER password is not being accepted. I have not used my macbook pro pw for a while, but I use the same 2 pa
Re: OSX saying I have incorrect password, but I def do NOT
by mel ruiz 4 years ago
I wish! Alas, no. I even typed it elsewhere to make sure it was right and copy pasted. :-\
Upgrading macbook pro 8 (2011 model) or better to invest in new model?
by mel ruiz 4 years ago
Hi there, I have a 2011 macbook pro with: PROCESSOR 065-0092 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 MEMORY 065-0093 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB HARD DRIVE 065-0549 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 OPTICAL DRI
Re: Upgrading macbook pro 8 (2011 model) or better to invest in new model?
by mel ruiz 4 years ago
Thanks! One more question: What about editing off internal drive, rather than having media on external drive I have been told that it's better to keep application and media separate, but ... if I had
Change default to not save in subfolder
by JP Pelc 6 years ago
Ever since I updated to CC2014, the default output always saves in a subfolder, even if it is only a video (as opposed to an image sequence.) I'm aware that I can simply uncheck "save in subfolder" bu
Re: Change default to not save in subfolder
by mel ruiz 4 years ago
yes. a couple of times. and unchecked the use file name box in preferences (not sure if that matters -- tried both with and without)... also updated app (to what i mentioned). and restarted several ti
relink needed with each start -- hard drive being enumerated by Premiere pro
by mel ruiz 5 years ago
Hi there! Using Premiere Pro 2015.1 This just started happening, I believe, after I opened premiere or AE without my drive (travel drive 5) attached. This drive is where I have my cache stored. Almost
Dynamic Link not Working in CC- No Clip
by Tom Nahas 6 years ago
I saw a few post with no real solution from a while ago, so I thought I would try and post again. I am on a PC. When I select Replace with AE Comp, AE opens creates a sequence but never brings in the
Re: Dynamic Link not Working in CC- No Clip
by mel ruiz 6 years ago
I just started using CC 2014. I am getting the "Failed to Connect to Adobe After Effects Dynamic Link" error when I try to drag a comp into my premiere project. Both programs are CC 2014. To be exact,
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