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Re: rounded rectangles
by Michael Szalapski on Aug 15, 2011 at 3:37:57 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
You can easily have video playing on the face of something that then changes to a symbol. Do that in a precomp. To create 3d boxes with rounded edges, make a rectangle shape in AE. Make it 3d. Duplicate it. Move it back a pixel or two in z space. Re
Re: Script to duplicate and offset layers
by Brian Charles on Jul 15, 2011 at 12:56:19 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I wrote something similar earlier this year and added controls to a null for offset in x y and z. You're welcome to use what you like: // offset layers beta // ©February - March 2011 Brian Charles version b.05 // Apply to layer below to Cop
how do i get data from the moha pro "insert module" into After Effects
by Joe Wesley on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:28:48 pm
in the Forum
Well...Basically...I did a motion track on a guys face in a video. did an adjust track on it. I cicked on "insert clip" under "layer properties" on the left of the interface and i imported a clip of my friends face (1 frame in length) i made in aft
Re: Resizing a comp with 3D objetcs/camera movements: z dimension issue
by Joey Foreman on Mar 18, 2011 at 9:34:27 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
The best way to resize a comp is with the Scale Composition script included with AE.
Re: I MUST be missing something... like a brain.
by Jason Diebler on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:44:41 pm
in the Apple Motion Forum
Consider using Mark Spencer's tutorial on Building 3D Objects. http://pixelcorps.cachefly.net/macbreak-164-540p-h264a.mov Build your 6 layers (all squares) in Photoshop. One layer is your cover, another layer is thin lines to look like pages,
Re: Cloner texture problems
by Shawn Marshall on Sep 11, 2010 at 3:55:16 am
in the Cinema 4D Forum
Hi Brian: Thanks for taking the time to work that out: I really appreciate it. An alternate solution, which I ended up using, is to use a cubic map and make the Z scale very small (I used .01 ft). The image texture on the sides essentially dis
Re: Zoom in (forward) effect
by Alperen T. Ayhan on May 10, 2010 at 12:34:15 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I didn't understand what you couldn't do.. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me ok? But If want to do a remake of "Storm Watch" video, just animate the text like "storm watch" in a precomp, then make the precomp as a 3D layer. so now you just
Re: how to add sun to clean sky
by Alperen T. Ayhan on May 8, 2010 at 12:06:52 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
(If I've understood in the right way). If your comp is 3D just place lensflare in front of sky BG just about 1-2 pxs (z scale). then the camera movements will be ok. For the Optical Flares you should parent it to a light, so you may place the light i
Sound keys intensity slider?
by bart stevens on Apr 8, 2010 at 6:23:51 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
I'm very new at expressions, so I apologize for what I suspect is a simple task. I have an animation that uses output from soundkeys to drive the Z-scale of the object. I have the z scale linked to the soundkeys layer (and increased by x3) temp
Re: Ken Burns Effect Confusion
by Alperen T. Ayhan on Apr 3, 2010 at 10:46:44 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Make that image 3D layer. then add a new camera (layer/new/camera) and null object (layer/new/null object. turn null object to 3D layer and parent the camera to the null object. After these preparations, just play around the null object's position va
linking luminace value to scale
by criis daw on Mar 16, 2010 at 5:12:44 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hi can anyone help me please. I am trying to create an expression where the luminace value of a layer dictates the z scale value of a precomp above it. I want it to work like a displacement map so the precomps scale at different values dependin
Re: Maintaining scale when moving back in Z space
by Bartek Skorupa on Feb 22, 2010 at 8:21:47 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Try this one: Add an expression to the scale property: zoom = 1422.22; transform.scale*(1+transform.position[2]/zoom) This will work in the composition 1024x576 using square pixels. To find out what value should your "zoom" have - add a
problems with FLV movies inside of SWFs nested in HTML divs
by Aaron Hayman on Jan 24, 2010 at 8:34:20 pm
in the Web Design Forum
I hope that subject heading makes sense. I didn't really know how else to put it. Anyway, I've been having two different problems with my website both with Flash elements. 1) In Firefox in the Mac and PC (but not Safari on the Mac) I have an issu
sound keys linked to scale.
by Richie Tovell on Jan 13, 2010 at 2:57:28 am
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hi, I have a problem with linking trapcode soundkeys to scale. I have a layer that is keyframed to scale from 100 to 500 on just the x & z parameters, now adding trapcode sound keys to the layers scale, I would edit the expression adding (value +
Does anyone know Zaxwerks 3D layer warps?
by Richie Tovell on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:46:38 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Does anyone know Zaxwerks 3D layer warps? I don't seem to be getting any replies on their forum and I've hit a bit of an obstacle. This plugin places your layers in to it's own 3D environment a great part of the way it works is that it replaces Af
Re: Randomly moving objects on x/y or z-scale without keyframes
by Gus Nwanya on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:48:56 am
in the Cinema 4D Forum
Ah ha! I can control the position and even scale via the random effector parameters. Thanks again for your help Adam. G
Re: Randomly moving objects on x/y or z-scale without keyframes
by Gus Nwanya on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:37:49 am
in the Cinema 4D Forum
Hi Adam Thanks very much. Im sort of getting there. But how would I just limit the movement of the polygons to just one movement. e.g. I would like to just move the polygons up and down on the y-position? And also set the maximum and minimum heigh
Re: Randomly moving objects on x/y or z-scale without keyframes
by Adam Trachtenberg on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:53:34 pm
in the Cinema 4D Forum
You can do this with the MoGraph Fracture Object. One caveat: the Fracture Object consumes a lot of RAM and cpu cycles, so you might not be able to use it if your text contains a very large number of polygons. Generally speaking, a few thousand is
Re: Randomly moving objects on x/y or z-scale without keyframes
by Gus Nwanya on Aug 10, 2009 at 6:49:29 pm
in the Cinema 4D Forum
My apologies. I meant x/y or z-position not scale.
Randomly moving objects on x/y or z-scale without keyframes
by Gus Nwanya on Aug 10, 2009 at 4:55:34 pm
in the Cinema 4D Forum
Hi Guys Using ExtrudeNurbs i converted text into polygon objects. I would like to create an animation of the polygons randomly moving up and down on the y-scale position independantly of each other, without having to keyframe each polygon over a p
Exponential keyframes for Z position?
by Kristel Schmidt on Jun 26, 2009 at 9:14:41 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
Hi everybody, I came across a situation today where I was animating an object's Z scale exponentially (i.e from a value of 40000 to -75 without it jumping in my face in the last second). I ended up just dragging the keyframe handles in the graph e
Re: M&M Candy Shape??
by Serge Hamad on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:55:34 am
in the Zaxwerks Forum
Hi, Learning about custom edges is very important if you want to master Invigorator/ProAnimator. You may want to check out the "Custom Edges" tutorial here at the Cow. Another very useful feature is the Scale option. (Located in the Stats Menu)
Re: Making an after effects layer thick?
by david magnier on May 5, 2009 at 12:07:42 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
i want a thick plane in 3d space, as if the layers z scale was affected
simplest way to use z scale and extrude 2d psd layers in AE CS4
by Dwight Spitz on Apr 11, 2009 at 7:31:33 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
prettty much summed up in subject line how can i effectively use z scale but in cs4? i watched Aharon's tutorial but its 6.5 and i can't seem to equate it to CS4.
Re: xpression to maintain scale on a 3d layer as if z = 0
by Filip Vandueren on Feb 16, 2009 at 9:32:41 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
I'm not following you. I thought you needed it to just scale so it would appear the same scale independent of z. If you also want to move the layer with the camera, why don't you just parent it to the camera ?
expression to maintain scale on a 3d layer as if z = 0
by Scott McDonnell on Feb 16, 2009 at 1:30:31 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hi, I am looking to have an expression that adjusts the scale dependent on the z value of the layer so that the scale appears exactly as if the z value is 0. For example in a 1920x1080 square pixel comp with no independent camera the following val
Can and expression be connected to a layer on another comp?
by Jonathan Bliss on Jan 30, 2009 at 9:32:17 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hey Guys, Is there an expression i can use to have layers in one comp auto orient to a camera in another comp? I have an effect where multiple instances of a layer are falling back in z space(like an 80's music video effect). I have my duplicates i
Re: Spread position of several layers
by Jeremy Allen on Jan 26, 2009 at 8:14:28 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Look up Aaron Rabinowitz' podcast on Z-scale. Basically, put all your layers in a 3d comp, and spread them out with z-scale. It's an easy way to spread them out, although I'm not sure if this is what you want or not..--------------------------------
Re: How do I create this effect?
by Ryan Wing on Jul 15, 2008 at 3:17:53 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hello!! We just created a similar effect using two different methods. The first was what we were comfortable with, the second was faster to create, modify, and render. 1 - Do it in a 3D program. Just create the text in something like Maya or Lightw
Re: opacity: distance from camera
by Jeremy Allen on Feb 19, 2008 at 6:48:42 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
UPDATE: I'm getting a little short on time for this project so I figured I would try something else. I put all the pics and the opacity contoller null in the MASTER timeline and parented the pics to a null so I could easily animate all the pics at o
Re: Posing Question about Object Depth in Pro Animator
by Chris Holland on Jan 23, 2008 at 3:47:32 pm
in the Zaxwerks Forum
Ok. I figured that out. I just have to adjust the z scale. The next step is getting it to stay in place. Haha. Sorry for the wasted post. Thanks. ChrisChris Holland Production Manager Icarus Communications icaruscommunications.com
Re: 3D scale formula for 2D layers
by Jerzy Drozda Jr on Jan 5, 2008 at 4:48:25 am
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Nevermind. Finally got it figured out. Did it ever happened to you that you were fighting with a problem for hours trying to solve it, but ended up with nothing. Than in desperation ask a question on a forum, and than almost instantly found an answe
Re: How can you make a 3d composition, remain 3d in another comp?
by Jeff M on Oct 17, 2007 at 10:52:46 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I think I saw that explained in Aharon Rabinowitz's tutorials: Creating a Flock of Birds I believe it's in part two that he does an explanation of the 3d aspect: http://cowcast.creativecow.net/after_effects/episodes/CC_Bird_Flock_B_POD.m4v or hi
beginner trying to link 3d graphic to audio
by teddybear on Oct 7, 2007 at 3:34:30 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I am learning AE CS3. I have a image in 2d that I linked the scale to the volume of an audio track using the keyframe assistant. When the audio increases the scale increases also but the object looks like it is coming forward in the comp. I tried mak
Re: pop-up book effect
by RoRK on Sep 26, 2007 at 4:59:23 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Check out Aharon's COW Tut's. He's got a very apt z-scale tutorial that should do the trick. Cheers Roland Kahlenberg http://www.broadcastGEMs.com - Adobe After Effects project files http://www.myspace.com/rorkrgbspace
Re: shearing an invigorator object
by Jon Okerstrom on Aug 14, 2007 at 1:14:03 am
in the Zaxwerks Forum
Hi Scott, The short answer is yes and no. The only animatable deformation in Invigorator is adjusting Z scale. You can accomplish shearing by doing one of the following: 1) Apply a deformation effect to the Invigorator layer or a pre-rendered movi
Z position animation
by Rhett Robinson on May 26, 2007 at 1:30:08 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Okay - so I'm rarin' to go tonight, and I'm hoping there's more to this question than meets the eye. If not, after you learn how to Z-position something, check out the tutorial on z-scale... although not a "real" 3D app, there are some things you can
Re: Animate depth
by Jon Okerstrom on Mar 13, 2007 at 6:24:19 pm
in the Zaxwerks Forum
Hi evangary, Create a pose with a given Z scale amount.. create a transition and a second pose, In the second pose, change the z scale. Jon
Re: Animate depth
by Matt Rhodes on Mar 13, 2007 at 6:06:51 pm
in the Zaxwerks Forum
Hi evangary. You can use the Pose Scale controls to animate the Z scale of the object. Briefly: - Create the first Pose at time 0 seconds. - Create a second Pose at time 5 seconds. - Select the second Pose and open the Advanced Animation Controls.
Re: Scale in Z Depth?
by Aharon Rabinowitz on Feb 25, 2007 at 3:36:30 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Here's that Z-Scale tutorial: Click Me!---------------------------------------- Aharon Rabinowitz aharon(AT)yahoo(DOT)com www.allbetsareoff.com ---------------------------------------- Click the link below to subscribe to the Creative Cow After Eff
Re: Scale in Z Depth?
by Brian Charles on Feb 23, 2007 at 4:15:19 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Try using Card Wipe to have one layer rotate and reveal another like flipping a card. Set the Rows and Columns to 1 and set the Card Back to the layer you want revealed. As for Z-Scale Ahron has a great tutorial and podcast about its curious uses.
Re: From Photoshop to Illustrator to Invig
by Jon Okerstrom on Dec 30, 2006 at 2:56:34 am
in the Zaxwerks Forum
Hi Zack, Here's the process. In Adobe Illustrator: Import your Photoshop logo. Lock it or put it in a locked layer. You're going to use it as a template for creating your 3D objects. Now, use Illustrator's tools to create the basic shapes in the l
Re: Recreating the matrix scene with rushing rows of guns in AE 7
by yikesmikes on Dec 22, 2006 at 8:15:13 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
You might want to click on Aharon's Camo hat and scroll down to: Unlocking the Secrets of Effectively Using Z-Scale There is a comp named "Building Expand" that use Z-Scale to accordion out a cityscape.
3d guide grid?
by Jonny A on Nov 5, 2006 at 5:42:31 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
When veiwing the quicktime of Aharon Rabinowitz's excellent z scale tutorial I noticed his comp had a 3d guide grid that represented the "floor" of the 3d space in his comp. the quicktime is here so you can see what I'm refering to : http://www.creat
cant move z position
by picxsee on Sep 19, 2006 at 2:23:27 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
hi, I'm sure there is a simple answer to this but i cant seem to find it today. I cant move the z position of any 3d layers in this particular comp. z scale works as does everything else, but not z position. If i try and drag the z position a white
Re: Expression for duplicating Layer, each positioned further in Z space
by yikesmikes on Aug 23, 2006 at 10:45:52 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
I gotta check out that Z scale thing again, I forgot all about it. But with expressions, here goes. Add this expression to the position of a 3D layer (it effects the Z spread) and you get a 100 pixel spread from the top layer. position+[0,0,(index-
Re: Expression for duplicating Layer, each positioned further in Z space
by yikesmikes on Aug 23, 2006 at 10:45:52 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I gotta check out that Z scale thing again, I forgot all about it. But with expressions, here goes. Add this expression to the position of a 3D layer (it effects the Z spread) and you get a 100 pixel spread from the top layer. position+[0,0,(index-
3d assistant?
by nel5ta on Jul 25, 2006 at 6:58:59 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi all - I've just watched Aharon's video tutorial on Z-Scale for the second time after watching it some time ago. I seem to remember Aharon mentioning a helper app/plug-in to aid in arranging flat 2d planes into 3d boxes - like the buildings in the
Re: "real 3D" in AE
by Craig Brown on Jun 5, 2006 at 2:32:32 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Aharon, was just going through some of your video tutorials last week -- great stuff!!! Love the "Text Wipe On Effects" & "Film Flash", but hadn't yet reached the Z-scale tutorial (saw this morning that you had that one on there too). Anyway, th
Re: Combustion Texture Map operator
by 3dmaniac on May 25, 2006 at 9:04:21 pm
in the Autodesk Combustion Forum
I ended up running 5 different animations of just the textures on the objects i needed to use and composited them using RPF files , adjusting the Z scale to cover up the original render . I will try your plug in and see if it works , thanks
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