It’s all about the $. One of the undocumented expression language feature in After Effects is the global object, also known as $. And it turns out that $ can bring you happiness…
Extendscript Toolkit is Adobe’s development environment for anyone working with the inbuilt scripting language for their Creative Suite aps. And, well, it’s been needing some love for a long time now.
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
Hey future self: you forgot how to set up fontconfig for FFMPEG on Windows again? No worries older Stib, here’s how you did it last time (and also the time before that, but then you forgot and had to go searching for it).
I get to deal with .srt files a lot at the moment. Not only does everything we produce needs to meet accessibility standards, but the default for social media video is that since it auto-plays without sound you need subtitles burnt-in so that people can watch it without clicking on it. Due to frustration with … Continue reading An SRT subtitle offsetter using powershell