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  • Sunny Heera
    Hello 

    If you use BeatEdit for AE and send the after effects file to another person. Do they require the plugin to carry on with the project?

    many thanks 

    Sun 
    June 2019
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hi Sun,
      no, the project can also be opened, changed and rendered on any machine without any issues if BeatEdit is not installed. :-)

      Cheers,
      Mathias
    • Sunny Heera
      Sunny Heera
      Perfect! Thank you.
  • Eugen Olsen
    Hi Matthias,
    I have a hiccup when I use your 'relative file paths' tool... It keeps the full file path string in addition to the relative path...

    So, instead of: [file dirname [value root.name]]/../../../../../../../../../.........]
    it says [file dirname [value root.name]]/../../../../../../../../../c:/...........]

    If I manually delete the [/c:] it works.

    image
    December 2018
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hi Eugen,

      that’s really strange. “Relative File Path” uses a built-in python function to convert the absolute path to a relative one, namely the os.path.relpath function documented here
      https://docs.python.org/2/library/os.path.html

      So either this function has a bug or for some reasons your absolute paths do not look as they should normally.
      I wonder why it is
      C:/
      If you ware on Windows, as far as I know the paths should be with \, i.e. C:\path\to\my\file.
      Maybe that’s why the os.path.relpath function fails.

      If you want to find a workaround,you can try to replace line 189 of relativeFilePath.py which is
      ——————
      relativeFilePath = posixpath.relpath(originalFilePath,projectFolderAbsolute)
      ——————
      by
      ——————
      relativeFilePath = posixpath.relpath(originalFilePath,projectFolderAbsolute).replace(‘c:/','')
      ——————

      This should remove any occurrence of ‘c:/‘ from the string.

      Cheers,
      Mathias
    • Eugen Olsen
      Eugen Olsen
      Thanks so much, I'll give that a go!
  • Marcin Foszczka
    Hello, 
    I love to know what would be the best way to stabilize with the help of MochaImport+ such a hyperlapse as in the my example footage - here are a few seconds of RAW footage unstable shots (jpg) hyperlapse_example ) ?
    October 2018
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      I would do it with the "smooth motion" function of MochaImport+. See here https://mamoworld.com/tutorials/mochaimport-ae-mini-tutorial-4-stabilize . As tracking region, you can simply track some region in the center of the frame. You could even unlink the mask from the track such that it doesn't move at all and always tracks the center of the frame, no matter how the content changes (google for "unlink tracking mocha").
    • Marcin Foszczka
      Marcin Foszczka
      I tried but I probably do something wrong ;) Could You try to check that solution on this example ?
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      sorry, I don't have the time for this, unfortunately.
  • Michael Purugganan
    Dear 

    mamoworld Möhl


    I have to send you a message through here because for some reason I can't post a message on your squash and stretch comments section it keeps telling me to log in even though I'm log in already. For some reason my treeview on the squash and stretch works but when I use the gallery view it doesn't work when I try to apply a bahvior through there. Also when I choose the behavior I cant preview the behavior on the squash and stretch effect panel window it just remains black when I adjust the squash and stretch and oomph panels so I cant see how much change it does until I apply and preview it through the timeline. I'm using CC2015 OS Windows 10 laptop. 


    March 2018
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hi Michael,
      could you please open a support ticket here:
      https://aescripts.com/contact/
      Is the preview panel always black or does it show the preview correctly and then becomes black only after you changed oomph/Squash & stretch? Does it help if you try to resize the panel? (Resizing the panel forces Ae to redraw it again, so this might help if for whatever reason Ae forgets to update the panel content).

      There is a known issue that in very early CC2015 versions on some systems the gallery is not working. I think it works fine in CC2015.2 and CC2015.3 but not in CC2015.1 or older. Updating to a newer Ae helped in all cases where this was the case. Alternatively you can use the treeview.

      I never heard of an issue of the preview staying black. So if you open a support ticket and answer the above questions I would be very interested in investigating what is going wrong there in your case.

      Cheers,
      Mathias
    • Michael Purugganan
      Michael Purugganan
      Thanks mamoworld Möhl for the response I already submitted the support ticket. Resizing the panel doesn't help even if I undock the panel and then resize it my After Effects CC IS 2015.0 Version 13.5.0.347
  • Ted Hoehne
    I'm trying out Beat Assistant, and am REALLY liking it... and must say, I'm planning on purchasing it, but I'm having trouble configuring the Auto Detect feature. I've gone to the preferences panel of Beat Assistant and clicked on the configure tools for bpm detection button, and Auto Detected the Lame software I installed from your site, and went thru the configuring process, and it worked, but was pretty off.

     So I went back and reconfigured with SoundStretch (which I also downloaded), thinking that might do a better job of detection---but when I ran Auto Detect, I got an error message, so I removed that and chose the Lame software again, and now, when I used the Auto Detect feature I get the following message "Automatic BeatDetection is not properly configured. Please configure it in he settings of Beat Assistant." ... which I just got through doing. But if I go through and reconfigure the feature again, I again get the same error message. I've tried it on both .aiff and .wav files with the same result. Please help. Thanks.
    March 2018
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hi Ted,
      Beat detection in Beat Assistant is always done with SoundStretch. LAME is only used to convert mp3's to wav in the background in order to be able to also detect the beats in mp3 (but then for the actual detection SoundStretch is used again).
      Yes, SoundStretch is not very accurate. For music with a very prominent beat it is ok, but when the beat is more subtle it is often off.

      An alternative tool that uses a WAY MORE ACCURATE beat detection is BeatEdit for Premiere Pro: https://aescripts.com/beatedit-for-premiere-pro/ For this one we licenses a state of the art beat detector (and that's the reason that it costs a bit more than Beat Assistant - Sound Stretch is free but like all free solutions I found not ideal).

      I am currently developing BeatEdit for After Effects which will use the highly accurate beat tracker of BeatEdit for Premiere Pro. Until this one is released, the best thing you can do is using BeatEdit for Premiere Pro to generate markers that you can use in Ae. See this tutorial: https://mamoworld.com/tutorials/beatmarkers-after-effects-beatedit-premiere-pro
      If you need not just markers but also the other features of Beat Assistant you have to enter the bpm manually if the beat detector is not accurate. Again - with BeatEdit for Ae this will change in the future. The release is planned for this year, but I cannot tell more details, yet.

      Cheers,
      Mathias
    • Ted Hoehne
      Ted Hoehne
      Thanks for your reply, Mathias. I really appreciate your time. I really like the functionality you've built into Beat Assistant, and still plan on purchasing it, even though Soundstretch isn't very accurate. Looking forward to the upgrade too... sounds great.
  • Carson Jones
    Hi,

    Just purchased Squash and Stretch Pro.  I'm using a dual display setup and when I open the S&S preset browser it's opening and then disappearing.  I have to click back on to the second display to view it again (it's appearing on the first display).  Note that I have also started AE 2018 as the administrator and this also does not resolve the issue.

    Any change you can make the preset viewer a dockable panel instead of a popup?  That would help fix things.  

    Looking forward to using your plugin.  Thanks!
    March 2018
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Thanks for the feedback, Carson! I also have a two monitor setup but never experienced this issue. Having the gallery in a dockable panel is a good idea. I actually considered it during the development, but then decided against it because there is no clean way to launch/bring to foreground one dockable panel from another one. In other words, the main S&S panel could not have a button to open/reveal the gallery anymore. It would simply be two panels you can launch independently from the Window->Extensions menu. But maybe I cann consider this at least as an optional alternative in future versions.

      Please make sure to also submit this bug to the After Effects team here
      https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html
      Because this sounds like a general issue with extensions (Squash & Stretch itself has no control when to show/hide its windows - that's all done by the host)
    • Carson Jones
      Carson Jones
      Thanks for the quick response! I also use Animation Composer and have the Preview Grid for it docked as a tab in another panel. When I click the folder preview in AC it automatically pops over to the Preview Grid, even if it's not the active tab in the foreground. It works great. Wonder if this is a feature Adobe has now included in 2018?
  • darryl hannah
    Hi,

    I'm using TextExpander and I get the random error:

    "text layer must be a point text and no box text" 

    and it refuses to split the text. 

    Are you aware of this and if so, is there a fix? I'm on AE CC2014 and OSX El Capitan 10.11.6

    Thanks.
    March 2018
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      solved on Twitter :-) (make sure to use point text, not box text)
      https://twitter.com/thingsmove/status/969224159854243840
  • Tom Dempsey
    Hi, I'm having trouble with iexpressions.  i've deleted preferences and re-installed after effects and still not working.  I don't understand what happened, it worked fine up til today.  It is unable to write to folder, even though i have the permission checked in the preferences. i'm including a screen grab.  no idea why this is happening
    February 2018
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hi Tom,
      I cannot see the screen grab. Could you please open a support ticket and attach it here:
      https://aescripts.com/contact/
      In general, the more details I know (in particular error messages + the steps you did before the error message occurred) the better I am able to help.

      Cheers,
      Mathias
  • Kevin Hicks
    Hello.

    Love S&S Pro - extremely time-saving. One thing - not a HUGE deal, but would like to see if it's correctable...

    I'm missing some button icons (see attached pic). 

    image

    Is there something I can download to get them? I'm on Win7 Pro, AE 2018. Thanks.
    January 2018
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hmm, strange. This looks like your machine is not able to show the png icons, but not the svg icons. I will do some tests and see whether I can reproduce it. Haven't seen this behavior on any of my machines, yet, and didn't get a similar bug report, yet. Maybe it is somehow related to Win 7, I only have Win 10 here for testing...
  • guy Romem
    Hiho!
    I downloaded The Squash & Strech plug and i am unable to install it.
    i am using windows 10, After Effects CC14.
    using the ZXP installer

    thanks for your help :)
    December 2017
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hi Guy,
      which ZXP installer did you use? Make sure to use our installer from here https://aescripts.com/learn/zxp-installer/ and don't use Extension Manager from Adobe for this (since it is discontinued by Adobe and not able do install extensions for any recent CC apps).
      If you still have issues, please open a support ticket here:
      https://aescripts.com/contact/
      and include screenshots showing how you try to install and what is not working (any error messages? does the installer show it as installed or not? does the menu entry in Window->Extensions->Squash & Stretch exist or not?)

      The more details I know, the quicker I will be able to help.

      Cheers
      Mathias
  • Marcelo Verola
    Hi, I'm having trouble do use TextExploder when I try to explode in lines: "Could not explode layer" Unsuported. 
    I'm using point text.
    Thanks  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}


    October 2017
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Can you please open a support ticket here?
      https://aescripts.com/contact/
      Please attach a screenshot of the error message and the text that you want to explode. Ideally also the aep project (just a single comp with just the problematic text layer is good enough).
      The more details I know, the quicker I am able to help.

      Cheers,
      Mathias
  • Schwarz Wald
    Hallo Mathias :),

    I´ve bought AutoLipSync, but feel upsetm cause I have no idea how I will realize my plan...

    All your examples were created when all the animals or tree/car showed their "full face".

    My bird is always in profile, that is why I don´t know where I can create a mouth...
    when my bird speak, it has an unnatural black mouth between the beak...

    Here is the similar example of my bird in profile: https://de.fotolia.com/id/84713292

    I look forward to the response,
    Vicky




    February 2017
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hi Vicky,
      the first part of this tutorial shows how to animate the mouth when the animal is in profile view:
      http://mamoworld.com/tutorials/how-we-created-robin-talking-chipmunk
  • Lloyd Alvarez
    Sending you a PM to verify the email notifications are now fixed.
    March 2015
  • Jon Taie
    Hi Mathias, I have a very high resolution monitor and now auto lip sync doesnt work properly from the SriptUI. I tried moving it to regular script folder and loading it from there, but the buttons to go through the process stop showing up after the first panel. I am using 1.07. Is there anything I can do?
    Thank you, Jon
    March 2015
    • mamoworld Möhl
      mamoworld Möhl
      Hi Jon,
      yes, this is a known bug in AE 13.1 and 13.2 on Windows 8.
      This is because in 13.1, AE introduced support for High DPI displays.
      Unfortunately, this High DPI display support has a bug that causes
      the UI of Auto Lip-Sync and some other scripts to be shown wrongly.
      The AE team is aware of this issue and will hopefully fix it in one
      of the next releases.
      But so far, the only option is to either do not use Win8 or use AE 13.0
      It also seems to work on some Windows 8 systems, but I am not sure
      which ones.

      You can also encourage them to submit a bug report here:
      http://www.adobe.com/go/wish
      The more people are complaining, the quicker they are going to fix the bug.

      As bug report, they can write something like this:
      ———
      Please fix bug #3839162 "Script UI Automatic Layout fails” as soon as
      possible.
      I am using the Auto Lip-Sync script from mamoworld and it cannot
      be used on Windows 8 in AE 13.1 or 13.2 due to this bug.
      Just because of this bug, I now have to go back to 13.0
      ——
      Sorry for the inconvenience,
      Mathias
  • Thomas Riddle
    100131787 12/22/13 Auto Lip-Sync I bought the above program. I can create the mouth rig. Then I can put the lips along the line. When I click "NEXT" the program crashes. When I ran the FREE version it never crashed. So how can I make it crash-proof. Please e-mail me at [email protected] Tom Riddle is my real name -- for all my life.
    December 2013
    • Thomas Riddle
      Thomas Riddle
      I tried the same files on another computer with your program and it worked. How did After Effects become corrupted after I moved from trial to paid version? Is there a way to make After Effects work with your plug in again?