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  • Graham Quince

    January 28, 2023 at 10:00 am

    I see no one has replied, the Expressions forum might be a better place to ask this. I’m afraid I don’t know the answer, but I did stumble across this document the other day, which might also help:

  • Graham Quince

    January 28, 2023 at 9:57 am

    I got around this using a precomp. That allowed me to have the 3D text, but then add a texture over the top using a track matte. The colours and lighting need to be strong on the sides for the definition to show up, but it works.

    I made a video showing how to do this:

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  • Graham Quince

    January 15, 2023 at 10:53 am

    Thanks for coming back and sharing the solution, you never know when someone else will get stuck on the same problem.

    In my experience when everything appears right and it’s still hanging, I’d check Task Manager and see if part of AE has crashed. That part is generally something to do with the GPU.

  • Graham Quince

    January 15, 2023 at 10:48 am

    I think you could do something using Fractal Noise with the transform scales set to non-uniform (height super large and width really low) and then apply a Polar Coordinates effects, you could create a “disco ball” of light rays.

    Alternatively, if you used a fractal noise with just a change to the brightness and constrast and then added CC Radial Blur, you’ll have more control over the placement.

    Finally you could download the free plugin Godrays from ProductionCrate.

    If you need to “mask off” specific areas, you’ll need to either precompose the noise, adding the mask in the precomp or use a circle effect before the radial blur / godrays and set to Stencil Alpha

  • Graham Quince

    January 8, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    I think you could probably use a slider which powers an expression on the scale, in a way that the slider is the mutiplier, something like:


    When slider is 1, the objects are going at a rate connected to time, but when you increase the slider to 5, the objects scale up 5 times as quickly.

  • Graham Quince

    January 3, 2023 at 8:36 pm

    Because the puppet tool using the comp’s coordinates, I think the safest option would be to precompose the legs. That way you can reposition them. Alternatively, you’d need a toWorld expression to move the puppet values, but that could be quite time consuming to get right.

  • Graham Quince

    January 3, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    I imagine you’d need a script for that. As far as I know it’s not built-in.

  • Graham Quince

    January 3, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Not that I’m aware of, but if you copy and paste your guide layer from one comp to another, it’ll stay as a guide layer.

    Have you considered using the built-in text safe area and adjusting the margins in Preferences > Grid & Guides?

  • Graham Quince

    December 22, 2022 at 10:38 am

    At around 12 minutes in the video, he talks about this issue, something to do with setting the back page in the Page Turn effect. Double-check that and if you’re still having issues, can you post your project files here and I can take a look.

  • Graham Quince

    December 18, 2022 at 10:38 am

    I’d set up a watch folder on the PC’s Media Encoder – any sequences, videos or comps (AFAIK) will be picked up and rendered. At my old job, we had a spare PC sitting there allowing teachers to convert any video they uploaded (and yet most still came to our office to do it).

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