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  • bill hash

    April 20, 2007 at 1:51 am

    here is my question I had somebody do an animation in 3DSMAX.
    He did it as TGA files He had to break the total into 14 files because of the size> My question what is the procedure for bringing these zipped files into Ae sO THERE ARE 14 ZIP FILES OF TGA FILES. cAN i BRING ALL THE FILES INTO ONE COMP. Please just give me the procedure or steps to bring into a comp. The 45 seconds of animation is going to be part of a commercial.

    thank you
    Bill Hash

  • Darby Edelen

    April 20, 2007 at 2:41 am

    [bill875] “My question what is the procedure for bringing these zipped files into Ae sO THERE ARE 14 ZIP FILES OF TGA FILES”

    If the files are .zip-ed you need to unzip them first. I’m guessing that when he rendered these out he rendered them as an image sequence, so they should be numbered in ascending frame order. AE should automatically recognize this pattern when you drag the files in and create a single image sequence (if you want 14 sequences keep them in separate folders and drag them in separately).

  • bill hash

    April 20, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    Wazelwuzel or anybody else for that mattercan you give me the basic keystrokes ?

  • Darby Edelen

    April 20, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    [bill875] “can you give me the basic keystrokes ?”

    Well, you’ll probably be using your mouse some as well (; As with most processes in AE there are a few different ways to get the results you’re looking for.

    The first step is unzipping your zipped sequences (it sounded like they were in .zip files from your first post, if they’re not ignore this step), this is done with a program like StuffIt or WinRAR or… there are about a hundred different options.

    Then when you have your sequences make sure that they’re numbered in frame order. Place all the images in the sequence that you want to import at one time into a folder (these files need to be sequentially numbered… i.e. 0-100 or 50-75 with no numbers missing between the beginning and ending frame). Then just drag that folder into your AE project pane (where the footage is kept) and it will automatically recognize the images in the folder as an image sequence.

    I highly recommend you spend more time with the AE Manual and the AE Help files as well. This is pretty basic stuff.

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