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    ian.taylor@tpmedia.co.uk  wrote

     

    the file size is 1GB for an 11sec clip - Any suggestions to reduce this at all?

     

     

    A compressed image sequence (TIFF or PNG) might be smaller if most of the screen area is empty or solid color.


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    Yes but only TIFF and PNG. If he goes DPX it will be bigger


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    Howdy, folks!

    I'm working on a project right now that requires some 3D animation displayed as a flat, stroked graphic.

    I've not had any luck on ol' Youtube.

     

    Here's an example I made:

    example.gif

    The goal is to be able to control the rotation of these individual letters/shapes like a 3D shape (Without just extruding each shape and frame in Illustrator like I did for the example).

    I'm on a tight deadline (and, consequently, pretty freaked out), so any and all help is greatly appreciated!


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  • 12/27/18--14:18: Re: After Effects Suspended
  • - Go to Task Manager.

    - Go to the "Details" tab.

    - Left click on After Effects and select "Select priority"

    - Set priority to "High" instead of normal.

     

    After Effects will work much better and it will use much more RAM from the PC. If you run other programs at the same time, these other programs will have a hard time (lag).


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    Hi Miles

     

    Do this:

     

    1 Create a new comp

    2. Type out your text

    3. Enable Per-Character 3D for that layer

    4. Add an animate function like rotation, skew, scale or whatever u need to get the effect you want

    5. Go to the range select and choose which letters you wan to animate e.g if the letter spells ADOBE and you only wanted to apply the rotation to the letters DOB set the start selector value to before the letter D and the end value to after the Letter B, Now only these will rotate in 3D space. In my example my start range was the letter M and end was the letter E (in the word ME).

    You can addd as many animate options you want like stroke, fill, tracking etc

     

    See pics and hope this helps

     

    Screen Shot 2018-12-28 at 00.34.58.png

    Screen Shot 2018-12-28 at 00.35.45.png

    Screen Shot 2018-12-28 at 00.36.49.png

    Screen Shot 2018-12-28 at 00.39.01.png

    Let me know how it goes

     

    Mo


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    This actually solved a future problem I was going to have with this project, thanks!

     

    My main issue is getting the edges of the 3D shapes to be stroked AND consistently sized when rotating.

    Here's another example:

    example-2.gif


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    I'm using Ae 2019 update.  I've been working in a particular template for a while and I'm now, all the sudden, having a problem where a few frames in my timeline appear to be corrupt or damaged.  I tried re-opening the program to see if it went away but, no bueno.  Also, when I render to a quicktime or mp4 (or any other format), the glitches are still present.  below is an example of what it looks like.  Anyone know what the problem is here and possible how to solve it?

     

    Screen Shot 2018-12-27 at 12.53.39 PM.png


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    You can quickly turn a shape layer or a text layer into an extrusion if you make the layers 3D and add a camera, then save the file and use the File>Export>C4d exporter. You can then adjust the extrusion on C4D lite.

     

    You cannot easily create a wireframe model in AE without resorting to 3rd Party effects. You should be able to fairly easily create wireframe models in Blender (http://blender.org) and render an image sequence you can use in AE. You can even set up camera moves and animations and export them. I hope this helps a bit. Sorry, I know of no easy way unless you pay for something like Element 3D. Even extruding a text layer will not give you the kind of wireframe 3D look you desire. You would have to build that by hand using a bunch of 3D shape layers.


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    Prores4444 will be smaller most of the times than quicktime animation And in cc2019 you have it on windows too. Also gopro cineform. You can also use mxf OP1A Jpeg 2000 in Adobe media encoder. in you have an Ae version prior to cc 2018, then Quicktime PNG will probably give you the best compression.


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    Hello,

     

    You delete the third party plugins if you use them. Would you try it?


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    When you use After Effects, Photoshop, or Premiere programs, the program suddenly turns off, and the application is blocked from accessing the graphics hardware. Is there a solution?

     

    afterfx.exe application is blocked from accessing the graphics hardware


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    Yes you can do exactly that in AE. Mo already gave you simple example how to do that. I think that most important for you now - if you wish to use AE properly and for longer than one project - learn some basics. That should give you idea of what is possible in AE and how to do that.
    I recommend you to start here: After Effects tutorials | Learn how to use After Effects CC


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    I have the exact same issue as the OP and, guess what, I'm not editing anything, I don't even have any file in the project other than the WAV file. It slows down even when I merely maximize or collapse the layer view. I've got 16GB RAM, 10 of which are for AE, and i'm not running any other software. I've set all the preview resolution options to 1/4, I've checked the "Cache Before Playback" box, and it keeps doing it after caching, I've tried a 6 second WAV file with a 48 kHz sample rate to match the audio hardware configuration. The problem persists. As far as I know, AE isn't intended only to add effects to shots, it's widely used to do animation too. And while animation does not necessarily require video editing, it does often require synchronization with sound, so I don't think it's fair to tell people to "study up" as if they're doing something wrong when all they are trying to do is simply preview audio in real time. The audio is going in all kinds of crazy speeds, and it only happens in the preview.

     

    Besides, there are countless reports of audio problems in AE on the internet, and anyone who's used other softwares can tell this AE behavior is abnormal.


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    No, I haven't tried this yet. But I've tried it the way Rick described it. That worked. Thank you anyway !


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    No, that's not the problem. These are slow downs and speed ups that happen regardless of the amount of material you've got in the timeline. To me, it happens even when the only thing I have in my project is the audio file, with all resolutions set to 1/4. People who haven't dealt with this issue will dismiss it as "normal and justifiable AE behavior". But it's not. There is something going terribly bad with the way AE plays audio in preview.


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    Hey Rick, thank you so much. With a solid frame above it it worked. But it's still strange, that the same technique haven't worked with the hyperlapse layer.

     

    Trainlapse.gif

    IDK if the .gif will play here, but this is the final project. Thank y'all for helping.


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    ok, it won't be played here...


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  • 12/28/18--02:10: Re: Audio Slow playback
  • I have the exact same issue as the OP and I'm not editing anything, I don't even have any file in the project other than the WAV file. It slows down even when I merely maximize or collapse the layer view. I've got 16GB RAM, 10 of which are for AE, and i'm not running any other software. I've set all the preview resolution options to 1/4, I've checked the "Cache Before Playback" box, and it keeps doing it after caching, I've tried a 6 second WAV file with a 48 kHz sample rate to match the audio hardware configuration. The frame rate is the same as the comp. The problem persists. The audio is going in all kinds of crazy speeds, and it only happens in the preview.

     

    Am I being impatient too?


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