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
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
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.
I made this tshirt design the other day, with help from my daughter (she did the carrot). Vegetables, be afraid. Available on RedBubble or Spreadshirt
Trove Australia tweeted a picture of an unknown object.
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
I have a copyright notice template and I wanted it to auto update every year. Yes, I’m that lazy. So I should be able to do it with an expression, right? Well, yes… and no.
This is a quick run-though of a script I am developing that automates the process of creating a walking character with multiple legs. The script is a bit tricky to use at the moment, and has some flaws, so stay posted for updates. But tricky as it is, it saves a heap of time animating … Continue reading Walker script prototype.