As described in this tutorial, aiming lights can be easier if you can see “through” the light using a camera duct-taped on to it. Commonly found in 3D apps, the light-view option is sadly lacking in After Effects. Well here’s a script to do the duct-taping for you.
This script removes disabled effects from layers in your comp. While disabled effects don’t do anything, they mess up the workspace, create confusion, increase the size of the project file and can cause problems if you’re sharing the project to machines that don’t have the effects.
A nifty powershell timer module I use Powershell for setting up renders a lot. And often I want to give something time to render, then compress it, send it to the internets, shut down the workstation, whatever. I used to just use the Start-Sleep commandlet (Sleep to its friends), but because I like complicating things … Continue reading Nanananana—Count-down!
Here’s a simple script that will remove a gap in an After Effects timeline. To use it, place the playhead in a gap — part of the timeline that has no active layers — and run the script. Layers that start after the gap get nudged up so that the gap disappears. That is all. … Continue reading Remove the gaps in AE comps
Seems that there’s a bit of a gotcha when using powershell as an elevated user: any mapped network drives won’t be available, unless you explicitly connect them
Recently I had a problem with Explorer on Windows 10. Opening a file browser in This PC would slow it to a crawl. Other folders worked fine, it was just This PC that would never load, ever.
I spent most of my day installing open-source hardware in my 3D printer. Have I achieved Peak Nerd? Anyway, here’s some information about connecting the RAMPS board to the ribbon cable that goes to the hotend of a Wanhao i3+ aka Cocoon Create, also known as the printer that Aldi was selling a few weeks … Continue reading Peak Nerd! Installing RAMPS on a Wanhao i3+ / Cocoon Create
Ok After-Effects people, here’s a t-shirt that will be instantly recognisable to any animator / motionographer / compositor / editor / post-production colleagues, but completely meaningless to the muggles. Let your keyframe-tweaking flag fly! Comes in any colour, as long as it’s grey, because of course it’s grey, silk screened from a vector file, not … Continue reading It’s a shibboleth for After Effects nerds!
I’ve been working with 6K footage from our Kinefinity Terra camera. To stop things grinding to a halt I’ve written a script for After Effects to allow me to set a whole folder’s worth of proxies at once.
Melbourne, Australia is, apparently the fox capital of the world. So round here chooks have to be locked up at night in a secure coop. And sadly, we’ve lost a couple of our hard working girls when I forgot to lock the door at night. Since machines never make mistakes I’ve built an automatic door … Continue reading ChookRobot – an automatic chook door system