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]
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 great, for video, for the web, and for demanding clients, producers and creative directors. I spend equal time optimizing my workflow with shortcuts and trickery as I do seeking new skills. Currently I am chomping like Pac-Man into the world of 3d modeling. Day and night I put forth my efforts to evolve as an animator and as an art director, striving to create better, more inspired and entertaining content in various forms, from cartooning to robust motion graphics for marketing and entertainment.
August 26th 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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