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Matthew Keane

Freelance Motion Graphics, Video Editing & Effects, Watchout Programming & Live Operation, based in Paris, France.
Member Since:
April 10th 2002
209 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Paris, France
Crop Project
by Cagdas Kara 5 months ago
Hello to everyone. The project size is 11520x5400px. The project consists of 80 x 720p screens. I'll cut out every screen and get a single render. But how do I cut each screen smoothly Is there an eas
Re: Crop Project
by Matthew Keane 5 months ago
Forgot to say: The zip file contains an AE (CC 2017) project, which has the grid image imported. Also in the zip are an XML Display Builder project file, a CSV .txt export with all the crop values for
Large Scale Flag Ripple Project
by Cagdas Kara 5 months ago
Hello to everyone. I'm new in the forum. I'm using After Effects CC 2018. I am working on a project on a large scale. 11520x5400px. I want to make a flag ripple at this resolution. I can use the "Zaxw
Re: Large Scale Flag Ripple Project
by Matthew Keane 5 months ago
To be fair, the Zaxwerks Flag plugin can give good results for certains types of animations - try parenting a small banner to the motion-tracked movement of somebody waving their arms in the air, for
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Best way to make a node based flat comp which undulates (possibly use Plexus?)
by craig hellen 2 years ago
Hi guys So I have a trangular node based piece of branding from a client and we want to do 2 things. 1) Have a gentle wiggle applied to the "mesh" and have all the nodes and lines stay connected. 2) B
Re: Best way to make a node based flat comp which undulates (possibly use Plexus?)
by Matthew Keane 2 years ago
That triangular mesh does indeed look very plexus-like. If you recreate your mesh using 3D Nulls at the same Z position, Plexus will give you a flat mesh of connected nodes (depending on the Plexus re
How can I use newton plug in to make realistic 3D swing in after effects
by Goyya la 2 years ago
I just want to use 2D physics key frame to make 3D swing in x axis in a 3D layer using Newton 2 plugin. For example : https: vimeo.com 87114648 I've seen the tutorial for that in past. But now I can't
Re: How can I use newton plug in to make realistic 3D swing in after effects
by Matthew Keane 2 years ago
Hi, I don't have a link to a tutorial, but I think you almost answered your own question. To make a 3D animation using a 2D physics engine like Newton, you need to think about the motion with only 2 a
Move layer to where mouse is clicked
by Stefan Zerdzinski 2 years ago
Does anyone know of any scripts or keyboard shortcuts that would allow you to move a layer to where you click the mouse. For example I often have to animate flashing lightbulbs on text. I do this by h
Re: Move layer to where mouse is clicked
by Matthew Keane 2 years ago
Do you really need hundreds of flare layers to be visible simultaneously If the layers are not all visible at the same time, I'd look at animating the position of the flare layer and using Hold keyfra
Datamosh, databend, how to...
by Rod Mendoza 2 years ago
Hey folks, I've noticed a recent trend lately in the area of "databend" or "datamosh" and I can't figure out how to achieve this look. Can anyone point me in a right direction to figure out how to acc
Re: Datamosh, databend, how to...
by Matthew Keane 2 years ago
Although it's not really datamoshing, the examples you show could probably be achieved with the Pixel Sorter plug-in for AE - http: aescripts.com ae-pixel-sorter
particular line has some gaps
by Ronny Traufeller 4 years ago
chers my friends i want to emit musical note lines, unfortunatly i have gaps between the points, so it does not perfectly form a line. i use a layer emitter pumping out from 6 dots in a row, seeems li
Re: particular line has some gaps
by Matthew Keane 4 years ago
If your emitter is moving really fast and cranking up the particle count still leaves you with gaps, you might need to look at the 'Position Subframe' options in the Emitter settings and try setting i
looking for multi-box effect or plug-in
by jerry wise 4 years ago
i was wondering if there is a plug-in that would allow me to randomly display a multitude of pics....say like 400..on screen. i would be using 100 pics so there would have to be some repeats. all the
Re: looking for multi-box effect or plug-in
by Matthew Keane 4 years ago
An alternative if, like me, you're too lazy to arrange 400 images by hand, is to use a particle system to emit pictures at random. With Particular, you can either generate a 'cloud' of images and then
Modifying a pre spilt proxy in watchout
by Michael Sisko 5 years ago
So first off please pardon errors as I am sending this from my phone. I am working on a project that the projection team decided to ignore my measurements and hang the projectors about a foot further
Re: Modifying a pre spilt proxy in watchout
by Matthew Keane 5 years ago
I've never had to try this with pre-split media proxies, so I don't know how Watchout will react, but have you tried changing the display properties to modify the stage size of the displays If you kee
Trapcode Particular Pre-Run Question
by Evan Logan 6 years ago
Hey guys, I'm experimenting with Pre-Run in Trapcode particular for the first time and have noticed that it doesn't seem to fix the problem it supposedly addresses. It seems that though it allows you
Re: Trapcode Particular Pre-Run Question
by Matthew Keane 6 years ago
Pre-run does normally work as you say - particle emission starts before the layer in-point and continues. However, it looks like you have key-framed your Emission rate - are you sure the emission rate
Combining Trapcode Particles with 3D rendered scene
by Michael Goldberg 6 years ago
Hi, I have an interesting dilema. I have a scene rendered in 3D of a camera travelling through a field of objects (approx 10 objects). I can render out each object as a separate render and bring that
Re: Combining Trapcode Particles with 3D rendered scene
by Matthew Keane 6 years ago
Hi, You should be able to render out a Z pass from C4D and use it as Particular's Z-buffer to hide the particles. Check out this video on the Trapcode site: http: www.trapcode.com sharelog 2012 7 5 re
Cycling through images?
by Luke Swain 6 years ago
I'm at a complete loss here. I've imported a folder of images that need to run in sequence. The layer is set to use Textured Poly. I've tried almost every combination of settings I can think of, but I
Re: Cycling through images?
by Matthew Keane 6 years ago
Hi, I assume you have loaded your images into a comp which is nested in the comp with your particle layer. In the precomp for the image sequence, you can use the Animation Keyframe Assistant to 'Seque
Sparks forming a word
by Richard Kratt 7 years ago
I have been asked to create an effect where sparks shoot quickly from a point, emit outward, and forms a word of sparks at the bottom of the screen. My first approach was to use the word as the emitte
Re: Sparks forming a word
by Matthew Keane 7 years ago
Hi, A couple of thoughts - you might be able to use a spherical force field, set to a negative strength, to suck the sparks towards a point, but they might not move along a nice straight path on their
Randomisation problem with Form
by bruno koch 7 years ago
Hi! I'm trying to create an asteroid field with Form in AfterEffects. I have rendered an instance of an asteroid slowly spinning in a 3d program. My first problem was that there is no random rotation
Re: Randomisation problem with Form
by Matthew Keane 7 years ago
Hi, Are you using Form 2 When I choose Sprite or Textured Polygon I see the option to set the source time to 'Random Loop' which should do the job for your randomly spinning asteroids I think.
"Flocking" behavior with Trapcode Form 2.0?
by Brittnell Anderson 7 years ago
Hi all, I'm curious if any of you might have any ideas of how I might be able to pull off motion similar to this: http: vimeo.com 28263521 in Trapcode Form 2.0. It seems like it should be possible, bu
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Re: "Flocking" behavior with Trapcode Form 2.0?
by Matthew Keane 7 years ago
I found a couple of examples of what can be done with Particular: Using a C4D custom sprite: http: www.vfxdaily.com p=139 And a demo by Peder Norrby, with a downloadable project file: http: www.trapco
Particular bubbles a track matte etc
by Bill McQuay 7 years ago
I am trying to create an effect where rising Trapcode Particular bubbles (cued and synchronized by sound using Trapcode Sound Keys) act as a track matte for a .mov, revealing a second .mov underneath
Re: Particular bubbles a track matte etc
by Matthew Keane 7 years ago
Sounds a bit like what's demonstrated in this tutorial: http: qubahq.com 2011 01 tutorial-procedural-disintegration Although the video is long - over an hour - Quba shows a flexible way to set things
Premiere encoding
by Brian Cooney 7 years ago
I've been using FCP since 2000 and getting poised for having to migrate over to another platform in the coming year or 2. Does anyone know if premiere has something similar to compressor that can be u
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John Schmidt liked this 7 years ago
Re: Premiere encoding
by Matthew Keane 7 years ago
John Pale "I have read that MP4s that are encoded by AME do not support progressive download (meaning they don't play until fully downloaded from the web)" I found that to be the case with AME CS4 (I
60fps render from AE for Watchout playback?
by Andy Stokes 8 years ago
Hi All, I'm creating some content in After Effects for watchout playback. I'm used to working in PAL 25fps, but I know whatchout refresh is 60Hz. If I render my content as 1080P 60fps would Watchout b
Re: 60fps render from AE for Watchout playback?
by Matthew Keane 8 years ago
Thanks for the feedback - glad the show went well. You're right - I just did some tests and, with MPEG2, encoding fails at 1080 60fps but succeeds for 720 60fps. With h264 though, I managed to encode
Trapcode Form - Animating Certain Sections
by joey campbell 8 years ago
Hi - I was wondering if ayone could tell me how the 2d world map is raised on the z axis on the following clip I presume its trapcode form applied to an image of the map. I've managed to mock up somet
Re: Trapcode Form - Animating Certain Sections
by Matthew Keane 8 years ago
Hi, I'm pretty sure you can also assign a layer map to the particle size - possibly the same one used as the 'altitude' map - so that higher particles show up more. And, as you say, the depth of field
AJA IO HD won't recognise SD Component input
by Matthew Keane 11 years ago
Hi, Just wondering whether anybody has run into a situation like this. I am trying to capture from a PAL VHS deck (I know, I know!) via the component analog inputs on the IO HD but, in the control pan
Re: AJA IO HD won't recognise SD Component input
by Matthew Keane 11 years ago
It's a very good thing I found it as, having already spoken sternly to the deck about cooperating, the next step would have been to slap it around a bit!
Concert - Audio Sync Headache
by Martin Phillips 12 years ago
We recorded an 11 camera concert and took sound feeds from audio desk into cameras. Cameras are all sync'd up on timeline (camera flashes at end of concert all match perfectly) - I am now putting the
Re: Concert - Audio Sync Headache
by Matthew Keane 12 years ago
You're right that bit depth _shouldn't_ affect sync. However I noticed some weirdness on a recent project when dropping 24bit 48k WAV audio files into a 90 minute timeline. The audio clip fell slightl
Media Manager with Quicktime (non-tape) media
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
Hi, I've been looking through the previous threads about consolidating media, but I haven't managed to find a solution to my problem: - Client wants to use footage from a DVD (for which they have perm
Re: Media Manager with Quicktime (non-tape) media - Solution! (Update)
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
Ok, just in case anybody is interested and I'm not just talking to myself... I tried importing and editing a 50 minute m2v file from the DVD. FCP got horribly slow and eventually bombed (on a dual 2.7
Advice on converting NTSC to PAL
by Alex Rose 13 years ago
Hi, I am wondering if anyone can point me towards advice or howto's on converting all of the assets on our DVD to PAL. It is important that we not lose the chapter markers we insert in FCP before we b
Re: Advice on converting NTSC to PAL
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
I'm doing the opposite at the moment - creating the NTSC version of a PAL DVD project. In my case I was able to go back the the original After Effects project and create an NTSC composition into which
Compressor 5.1 AC3 Encoding Strangeness
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
Hi, OK, this is a bit long, but I'm wondering whether somebody can cast some light on this... I have 6 WAV files supplied by the sound studio to make the 5.1 soundtrack for the DVD I'm working on. I c
Problems Encoding 5.1 AAC Quicktime
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
Hello, I seem to have hit a problem encoding a h.264 Quicktime with 5.1 AAC audio. The video is fine, but I seem to end up with missing, or empty, audio tracks in the resulting quicktime. The audio fi
Compressor Muxing??
by Michael Wilfong 13 years ago
is it possible to use Compressor2 to create a MUXED mpeg2 file Thanks Michael
Re: Compressor Muxing??
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
I've only been using it for computer-based playback so far, so those limitations haven't been a problem, but that's useful to know - thanks! Matthew
digigami MegaPEG.X
by Keith Hill 13 years ago
Has anyone used this MPEG video compression tool I've read wonderful things about this application but is there anyone here that has used it Keith Hill http: www.LightedPath.biz Dallas, TX Final Cut P
Re: digigami MegaPEG.X
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
Best MPEG-2 for DVD on Mac today is Compressor 2. Looks like today is 'follow-up ben's posts' day for me... Last one, I promise! MPEG2 encoding in compressor 1 was pretty disappointing, but seems muc
Is AC3 possible w/ Compressor?
by Chris Tompkins 13 years ago
I liked using A-Pack. I read that creating ac3 files w compressor is possible. I can't find the selection to do so. There's "AAC audio" (streaming or download) - this creates a ".mp4" file not an ".ac
Re: Is AC3 possible w/ Compressor?
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
Hi, If you're using compressor 2, you can click on the
MPEG-2 Max. bitrate ?
by Matti Kautiainen 13 years ago
We are asked to encode some spots to MPEG-2 files with these settings: 8 -12 Mbit s (max 25Mbit s) CBR or VBR Main Profile & Main level (MP@ML) PAL, interlaced YUV 4:2:0 AFAIK MPEG-2 max bitrate can't
Re: MPEG-2 Max. bitrate ?
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
the only thing it doesn't handle is transport streams with muxed ac-3. Hi Ben, You mean as an source file It can compress to mpeg2 and mux in an ac3 file though, right I suppose I should just head ov
Format for HD file with 5.1 Dolby Surround for Projection?
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
Hi. I'm working on a DVCPro HD project in Final Cut Pro. The client would like to have a file which could be used for projection with 5.1 Dolby AC3 audio, and is keen on the Divx format as it would be
Re: Format for HD file with 5.1 Dolby Surround for Projection?
by Matthew Keane 13 years ago
Hi Ben, Yeah, I've been doing some tests and the MPEG2 seems to give better results - hardly surprising given the data rate is about 5 times higher. Having said that, I played around with the latest D
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