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  • John Williams

    March 30, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Like most things in After Effects, these could have been done multiple ways, but you can be sure they both use Shape Layers and Text layers and can be recreated if that it what you intend to do without any plug-ins or scripts. However, expressions on complex text animations can help you use less key frames but as the text is quite simple here it could have simply been done with the range selector.

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    March 13, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Having a hundred layers shouldn’t be too much of a problem. If you at some point you need to change the chevron shape or color, then i’d suggest making it a precomp first and then animating and duplicating the precomp. Then if a change is needed, just change the one precomp and all the copies change too!

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    March 13, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Nulls are unique.
    Solids are normal.
    If you bring in a Solid Null from the project panel you are actually bringing in a solid.

    If you don’t want to see it just make it transparent.

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    March 13, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Hi there. Unfortunately the Shape layers Stroke does not give you options to change the stroke, therefore you would need to do this by creating one shape layer of your arrow than animates around the rounded rectangle path (and choose ‘auto orient’ in the Layer/Transform settings so you don’t have to animate the rotation.) Then create duplicates that are offset in time. This would not require the use of the Cinema 4D Renderer which means it will run a lot faster and still allow other effects like motion blur.

    Alternatively you could do the whole thing in Cinema4D Lite in a similar way and then bring it back to AE, but if you’re not so familiar with C4D then the After Effects method should get you there in about 20-30 minutes.

    Hope that helps;)

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    March 13, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Hi there, After Effects used to allow Export direct to an H.264 (mp4) but it was removed as the Adobe Media Encoder (which comes included with After Effects) handles export option a whole lot better, therefore the recommendation is that you:
    File/Export/Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue and choose your mp4 setting from there.

    Hope that helps;)

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    March 12, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Hi there, as John Vlach suggests above, ProRes 4444 is uncompressed format that won’t throw away any information, however the colors may still vary due to the color space you are working in.

    In your After Effects Project Settings you can choose from different Bit depths and Workspaces.
    For best results you will want to change these from the default depending on where your work is going.

    Typically for broadcast I would set the Depth to 16 bit per channel and the Workspace to Rec.709 Gamma 2.4.

    If you are using assets from other apps like Illustrator and Photoshop then you should also set those projects to Rec.709.

    If you are working primarily for the web however you should use sRGB option sRGB IEC61966-2.1

    What your eyes see on the screen may not be accurate to the actual colors you are working with so standardising your workflow will help keep is consistent.

    There’s a lot more to it but hopefully this gives you the main information that you need;)

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    February 26, 2020 at 10:42 am

    This is almost definitely GPU issue. Apple stopped supporting NVIDIA cards some years back (which was a big shame) so you won’t get any help from them. If you go to the NVIDIA website you can download the latest Cuda drivers and see if that resolves the issue. Failing that, in the Project Settings/General, where you see the GPU list, if you disable your GPU and use ‘Software Only’ you will lose the GPU acceleration but get a more stable system without weird glitches.

    Hope that helps;)

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    February 26, 2020 at 10:32 am

    I agree with Greg. The problem is your workflow, if you make proxies from footage that you have changed in the ‘Interpret footage’ window then you will come across problems. Transcode is your most reliable option.

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    February 26, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I think you need to check your settings or perhaps reset them as the default when rendering should be set to ‘Full’ and not ‘Current’ or ‘Draft’. Full means regardless or the resolution you preview at, the render will refer to the full resolution. This goes for things like motion blur and frame blending, if they are not enabled globally in the composition they will still be enabled with the render.

    Hope that helps but f not let me know so I can look further;)

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

  • John Williams

    February 26, 2020 at 9:56 am

    John Williams

    Soho Editors

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