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Re: Render performance with Nvidia Tesla
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on May 14, 2012 at 11:38:48 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi Kevin, as Walter has explained the GPU works during previews and renders. This off course requires that your GPU is supported by CS6 for ray-tracing. There are other levels of GPU acceleration that involve drawing CS6's UI and when working in
Re: Motion tracking 2 end points of a line, how?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on May 8, 2012 at 12:32:22 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
The Effect>Generate>Beam effect is used to create a line. The effect has two positions, each representing the ends of a line. Here's an example of what I did with three renditions of the Beam effect - http://www.broadcastgems.com/MediaServer01/Tracki
Re: Recreating A Trapcode Matchmoving Effect
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:31:06 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
You're welcome Dorian. FWIW, here's a link http://www.broadcastgems.com/MediaServer01/TrackingTest_PavementLeaves_01.mp4 to something I did a while back with Camera Tracker and Trapcode's Particular & Lux plugins. Take note that after solving the
Re: After Effects Cube Track Matte
by John Cuevas on Dec 22, 2011 at 3:38:36 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
You might want to check out Broadcast Gems CubeWipe FX. Not overly expensive. http://www.broadcastgems.com/cubewipefx/
Re: Venetian Blinds Effect/Transition used on NBC branding
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Nov 7, 2011 at 5:20:57 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I did this - http://www.broadcastgems.com/cubewipefx/ a while back and if what you want is triangles instead of a cube AND I think my way is quite efficient THEN what you're doing 'wrong' is having additional precomps. I see the solution involving
Re: Mocha Tracking vs Standard AE Tracking
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Oct 4, 2011 at 2:00:55 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Mocha is much better when tracking involves perspective change. Mocha also provides a less tedious process when a large planar surface is available. You should visit the Imagineer Systems Website for more tutorials. There are a few Mocha tutorial
Re: Particular 2 and tracked footage
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 29, 2011 at 5:10:53 pm
in the Trapcode Forum
Here's a link to a 3D tracked/matchmove routine involving Trapcode Particular - http://www.broadcastgems.com/MediaServer01/TrackingTest_PavementLeaves_01.mp4 I used The Foundry's AE Camera Tracker plugin which does 3D tracking/matchmoving. The t
Re: Motion Tracking To Replace Jersey Color and Number
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:36:14 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I've just put up a Work-in-Progress promo video for one of my upcoming courses. At the start of the video is a t-shirt track. It actually looks more difficult than it is. Here's the link - http://www.broadcastgems.com/mediascreamer01/sma_test_smaller
Re: 3d box / cube - what are the best plugins for after effects?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Nov 27, 2010 at 5:44:32 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
broadcastGEMs Cube WipeFX. Apologies for being biased. ;-) FWIW, the pre-order sale is still available. HTH RoRK AE Training in South East Asia. AE templates for sale and rental. Click here for more
Re: Text wrapped around a 3D Sphere
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Nov 13, 2010 at 5:38:50 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I've got an improved version of the 3D Text Animation Preset "rotate text on circle". The version that comes with AE actually doesn't use rotation to move the text. Instead it uses the First Margin Property. This makes it difficult to create a loop.
News: broadcastGEMs announces Cube WipeFX for Adobe After Effects
by Cow News Droid on Nov 11, 2010 at 6:56:30 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
News: broadcastGEMs announces Cube WipeFX for Adobe After Effects
by Cow News Droid on Nov 11, 2010 at 6:56:30 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
News: broadcastGEMs announces Cube WipeFX for Adobe After Effects
by Cow News Droid on Nov 11, 2010 at 6:56:30 pm
in the BroadcastGEMs Forum
News: broadcastGEMs announces Cube WipeFX for Adobe After Effects
by Cow News Droid on Nov 11, 2010 at 6:43:30 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(November 11, 2010) broadcastGEMs Cube WipeFX is an Adobe After Effects effect set that provides unprecedented control and ease of use in the creation of a large number of 3D cubes for transitional and posing effects. A large number of Animation Pres
broadcastGEMs announces Cube WipeFX for Adobe After Effects
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Nov 11, 2010 at 5:18:23 pm
in the BroadcastGEMs Forum
broadcastGEMs Cube WipeFX is an Adobe After Effects effect set that provides unprecedented control and ease of use in the creation of a large number of 3D cubes for transitional and posing effects. A large number of Animation Presets provide ease of
New AE Product Announcement (Cube WipeFX)
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:39:18 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
broadcastGEMs Cube WipeFX is an Adobe After Effects effect set for release by the end of November 2010. This effect provides unprecedented control and ease of use in the creation of a large number of true 3D cubes for transitional effects and posing
New AE Product Announcement (Cube WipeFX)
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:38:11 pm
in the BroadcastGEMs Forum
broadcastGEMs Cube WipeFX is an Adobe After Effects effect set for release by the end of November 2010. This effect provides unprecedented control and ease of use in the creation of a large number of true 3D cubes for transitional effects and posing
New AE Product (Cube WipeFX) requires beta testers
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 26, 2010 at 10:47:49 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Good day COW folks, I'm looking for a few beta testers for an AE Expresso Plugin, Cube WipeFX. You can view a teaser ad here - http://www.broadcastgems.com/publica/bgems_CubeWipeFX_Media/bGEMs_CubeWipeFX_FB01/ If you're keen, send an emai
Re: Text Presets, Right-to-Left Languages
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 19, 2010 at 6:23:08 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I'm glad it's worked out for you Adam. I'll be posting download links to this AEP with additional comps at http://www.facebook.com.broadcastGEMs before the end of next week. FWIW, what I sent you was a modification (changing the appearance of te
Re: "Continuous Keyframe" hotkey?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 16, 2010 at 3:20:31 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I don't think there's a shortcut key for that. What I do is select the linear keyframes and then CTRL+CLICK. HTH RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: Creating Layer Hierarchy using Expression Layer Control
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 15, 2010 at 9:14:41 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Heya Dan and Chris, thanks for the replies. Dan you're right on all fronts. I knew I was clutching thin air, looking for an Expression solution. Chris, here's the background info - The background info - I have a few effects set up to kick i
Creating Layer Hierarchy using Expression Layer Control
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 15, 2010 at 8:19:51 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Is it possible to Create a Layer Hierarchy involving a lot of layers using Expression Layer Controls? I was thinking of applying as many Expression Layer Controls as there are layers onto a Controller layer in a separate comp. Each layer will then
Re: Text Presets, Right-to-Left Languages
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 15, 2010 at 6:23:36 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi Adam, I can you email an AEP with a much better solution (I think). Send me an email to - rork_AT_broadcastGEMs_DOT_com . Replace the "_AT_" and "_DOT_" with "@" and "." respectively. Cheers RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD ser
Re: AAE Slideshow Templates for Video Intro
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 15, 2010 at 5:13:37 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
That's too little. Try http://www.revostock.com for AE templates. HTH RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: toCompVec issues
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 13, 2010 at 2:42:36 am
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
I found another Expression using a totally different strategy to solve my issue. Cheers RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: Animating a conveyor belt in a 3d space
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Sep 1, 2010 at 6:49:42 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
As Walter says, Freeform is the way to go for this. But there is a limitation in that you won't be able to put objects onto the belt. HTH RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: Animation codec - really lossless?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 28, 2010 at 3:03:36 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Objectively, what is lossless is dependent on the individual. I suggest you perform your own test. As a matter of habit, I normally set my Q slider to 92%. At 100%, the Animation CODEC loses its appeal for me as file sizes increase wildly. I kinda li
Re: Getting flicker on h.264 rendering
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 25, 2010 at 5:44:49 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hmmmm, it's hard to tell what's causing the issues. Try rendering to another CODEC like Video or Animation (82% quality) and see if you have similar issues. I would also set my renders at 25fps as there's no need to push the extra 5 fps since the
Re: Splitting files when Rendering to moive
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 25, 2010 at 3:21:05 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Preferences>Output allows you to segment movies based on their filesizes. For temporal segmentation, a script is the way to go. HTH RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: Trapcode Particular: How to control end of spline?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:13:40 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Lots of possibilities depending on the actual look you want. But I suggest that you try animating Physics>Air>Wind to 'blow' the particles off. Cheers RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: render hdtv 25 to hdv 25
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 24, 2010 at 4:17:38 am
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
You should be looking at Pixel Aspect Ratios (PAR) as well as Frame Aspect Ratio. HD always uses square PAR while HDV uses non-square PARs. My recommended workflow is to always work in square PARs. Hence, setup your HDV comps as HDTV comps. Scale
Re: Getting flicker on h.264 rendering
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 24, 2010 at 4:08:05 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[Shane Robinson] "oes it help to know that it's being rendered as H.264 to an mp4 container? rather than a mov w/ h.264 encoding." No it doesn't help much at all. What kind of moves are you doing to the parts or the entire footage? Is part of
Re: After Effects file and rendering problem
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 24, 2010 at 4:02:26 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Re-digitize/ingest the affected clips from within PremierePro. The replace the clip in AE. It's a quick way to sort problems such as this. HTH RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: digieffects freeform AE
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 24, 2010 at 4:00:20 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
You could go on a short holiday with that kinda time. Look into pre-rendering the layers involved including the Freeform-ed Layers. HTH RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: Animation codec - really lossless?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:57:03 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Just to add to Walter's post, the Animation CODEC is lossless only if it's Quality Slider is at or above 87% - so I've read. Personally, I set it to 92%. HTH RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: how to fix shakey camera footage?!?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:53:44 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Once you've overcome the coffee issues, please head on to the COW's AE Tutorials page - link is at the top of this page. Once there, Search for Stabilze. There are a couple of good tutorials there. It will be good if you read up AE's Help on Tracking
Re: GSpot or WMSnoop equivalent on the Mac
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 23, 2010 at 3:01:02 pm
in the Compression techniques Forum
Thanks for jumping in Craig. I found this http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/MacDVDBitrateParanoia.shtml but alas it only does TS_Folders. Cheers RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
GSpot or WMSnoop equivalent on the Mac
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 23, 2010 at 5:32:38 am
in the Compression techniques Forum
I'd like to open up a WMV on a Mac to look at the bitrate details via a graph. Much thanks! Roland Kahlenberg Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Looking for Timelapse Clouds (12-20 seconds) HD only
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 14, 2010 at 8:13:25 am
in the COW - User Announcements Forum
I'm looking for timelapse clouds of between 12-25 seconds in HD format to fit into an exciting new product. Please send notice of interest to - rork@broadcastGEMs.com. Please help share the word with your friends. Please specify the native form
Re: Text Plugin
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Aug 5, 2010 at 2:21:06 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
As good as Andrew's training are, they can be confusing for some folks cos Andrew doesn't make it a point to explain the details. Our very own Rick Gerard worked on an identical effect ages ago and his tutorial is much more in-depth and focuses o
FREE AEP from broadcastGEMs
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jul 20, 2010 at 10:32:26 pm
in the BroadcastGEMs Forum
The download link and details for broadcastGEMs' Facebook Freebie is available at http://www.facebook.com/broadcastGEMs It's 86MB of AE goodness wrapped in grandma's traditional Zip file. All assets were digitally handmade by a fine craftsman.
FREE AEP from broadcastGEMs
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jul 20, 2010 at 10:31:24 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
The download link and details for broadcastGEMs' Facebook Freebie is available at http://www.facebook.com/broadcastGEMs It's 86MB of AE goodness wrapped in grandma's traditional Zip file. All assets were digitally handmade by a fine craftsman.
Re: Layer needs to negate camera Pos/Rot/Orientation
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jul 16, 2010 at 1:46:32 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hi Filip I did that but the Floor is being affected by Freeform which is applied to the an Adjustment Layer at the top of the stack. The stack is made up of the main layer, its reflection and the floor that sits between the main layer and its re
Re: Layer needs to negate camera Pos/Rot/Orientation
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jul 16, 2010 at 3:49:33 am
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Yup, Kevin, I was thinking of that. I actually tried Basic 3D and it just didn't work at all. I'll see if Corner Pin does the job. But an Expression would be nice cos I just know that I'll be fiddling with Lights later on. Cheers RoRK Sell your
Layer needs to negate camera Pos/Rot/Orientation
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:29:52 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Good Day Folks! I've got FreeForm applied on an Adjustment Layer. The layers below include Layer A and its duplicate which has been set to mimic its reflection. So far so good. I add another layer to act as a floor which has been set as a 3D l
Re: Motion blur in nested comps - seeking a work-around
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:17:05 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Awesome find there Walter. Cheers RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: Live sketching
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jul 14, 2010 at 2:13:57 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Off the top of my head you could use Stroke to animate the lines as though it is being drawn. Then use wipes to draw on the colored areas. Technically this isn't a difficult effect but it is tedious cos you'll have to dissect the image into various c
Re: Motion blur in nested comps - seeking a work-around
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jul 14, 2010 at 2:09:42 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
The Transform effect has Motion Blur settings. Not too sure how you're setup but perhaps you can save it as a Preset. HTH RoRK Sell your AEPs with broadcastGEMs' DVD series of templates. Click here for more
Re: Copy/Paste motion path, becomes stretched
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jun 12, 2010 at 6:10:19 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Your source and target layers are not of the same resolution. Paste the Null's mask into a Solid that is the same size as the Target layer. Select the mask and transform it as best you can. The proceed as you did previously. HTH Roland Kahlenberg
Re: Fractal Noise VHS Tracking
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:02:57 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Lower your contrast to about 160-200 - it's way too high and that's why you're getting the full-on white. And FNoise>Transform>Scale Width should be twice as long or until your lines stretch across the width of the entire comp. Look at using Le

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