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
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
Image sequences, love ’em. All those distributed renders and so on create hundreds of thousands of image files on my media drive, so it’s good to have a quick scrip for checking that a sequence has rendered completely without any gaps. Here’s one in Powershell. It tells you if any files are not in sequence … Continue reading A quick snippet for checking image sequences
…and this is what it took. Since Adobe removed multi-processing from After Effects I’ve been using the shell to run multiple instances of the aerender application. This can lead to massive performance gains – the screenshot below shows a 4,000% improvement in speed.
I’m doing a couple of month’s intensive After Effects work at the moment and I’m making tools to help the process. It’s a bit like making jigs for woodwork – a little time spent on a jig makes the whole process much easier later on. So here’s a little jig that helps with the sometimes…
A sigmoid function is useful for lots of graphics applications, it’s yer classic ease-out, ease-in curve for animation, and its a film-look response curve for colour.