After Effects never crashes or hangs ever, because computers are the best… …and it especially doesn’t crash when you haven’t saved for a really long while—that never happens. So when it does, you have to do the dance where you find the autosaved version, check dates, drag it out and then rename it. SO MUCH … Continue reading Out of the wreckage: Autosave Restore.
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.
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
This is a script I should have written years ago. It’s fairly simple; it duplicates the selected layer in a comp, but unlike the built-in duplicate function it creates a new source for the layer in the project, allowing the copy and the original to be independent of each other.
You can use text layers in After Effects as expression editors which means, among other things that a whole lot of layers can use the same expression. This has some big advantages: expressions update as you type, which gives you instant feedback. You can see and edit your expression right in the composition viewer, without … Continue reading Using text layers as expression editors in After Effects
Building ffmpeg from source on Windows is a royal pain. For those who came in late, ffmpeg is the best reason for a video nerd to learn the command line.