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S.J. DeLuise

For over a decade I have worked a creative capacity as video editor, graphic artist, animator and most recently, Senior Art Director at Big Fuel in NYC. Throughout that time I have continuously studied and practiced the science of making stuff look ... [more]
Member Since:
August 26th 2010
36 Posts
Luma/Alpha Mattes Camera Issue
by S.J. DeLuise 7 years ago
I have a pre-comp with 2 layers that have a Luma Matte on them. In the main comp I have a camera. Continuous raster is on for the pre-comp layer. When I move the camera around, the layers in the pre-c
Re: Luma/Alpha Mattes Camera Issue
by S.J. DeLuise 7 years ago
Yes, every single layer is 3D. People say my motion graphics are moving.
Using Expression Sliders with a Time-remapped PreComp
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
I'm working on a character rig. I have a main comp with a master control layer that uses sliders to control a precomp. I know from reading other posts that there's a syncing issue that can occur when
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 S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
That works great. So incredible. Sure beats randomly dragging layers around. Thanks Dan! People say my motion graphics are moving.
Bad Comp Crashing AE?
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
AE CS5 just crashed when I did the following: Created a new comp - copied some layers from a previous comp - modified an anchor point on one of the masks in that new comp. Now the project won't open w
Re: Bad Comp Crashing AE?
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
Yep, all up to date. But thanks for the reply. So far, since trashing the bad comp, there haven't been any problems. Knock on wood. I was lucky that comp was easy to recreate from scratch. I just don'
AE crash when duplicating a comp
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
Today I experienced a very strange AE crash. After hitting D to duplicate a comp in the Project window, AE stalled. I waited about 15 minutes before force-quitting AE. After that, every time I opened
Re: AE crash when duplicating a comp
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
I haven't yet, but that's a good idea and I will submit it. People say my motion graphics are moving.
Per Character Bounce Scale
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
I've seen this effect recently on a tv commercial. It's similar to the effect you would create by adding a text animator for Scale, Based on Character, Randomize Order ON, and keyframing the range sta
Re: Per Character Bounce Scale
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
Examples from playing around with these awesomely nifty codes: http: vimeo.com 26347826 People say my motion graphics are moving.
Parent Y-scale to a slider
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
I'm trying to use this expression to parent only the y-scale of a layer to a slider. But I'm getting this: "Bad argument: index 1 out of range for stream of dimension 1, Expression disabled." It works
Re: Parent Y-scale to a slider
by S.J. DeLuise 8 years ago
Worked great! Thanks again, Dan. People say my motion graphics are moving.
Convert a Child Layer's Properties to Keyframes
by S.J. DeLuise 9 years ago
The situation: A camera is a child of a null The null's Position and Rotation properties are keyframed The goal: Since the camera is a child and its properties aren't showing a numeric change, is ther
Re: Convert a Child Layer's Properties to Keyframes
by Todd Kopriva 9 years ago
Carl Larsen has some tutorials here on the COW that show how to do this sort of conversion. They're linked to from here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Photoshop CS5 Type Tool Freeze
by S.J. DeLuise 9 years ago
Anyone using Photoshop CS5 on a Mac experience a freeze when you select the type tool. It's quite frustrating waiting minutes to type. Here's Adobe's suggestions: http: kb2.adobe.com cps 846 cpsid_846
Re: Photoshop CS5 Type Tool Freeze
by S.J. DeLuise 9 years ago
I don't imagine I have more fonts than the average designer, and still, this isn't an acceptable rate of performance for a system that steadily handles much loftier tasks. With all of my fonts highlig
Orbit Text Around Null With All 3 Axes Locked
by S.J. DeLuise 9 years ago
I'm trying to accomplish the orbit effect of the nav menu on http: aescripts.com I have a 3D text layer parented to a 3D null object. I'm using the following expression to lock the x-axis of the text
Re: Orbit Text Around Null With All 3 Axes Locked
by S.J. DeLuise 9 years ago
Perfect! And no expressions necessary. Thank you!
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