Ben Rollason

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Ben Rollason
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  • Taha Dalal said: I just cannot work without this script! Please update this and make this compatible with 2015 and 2017! Hi Taha (and others having problems) Can you send me a project file that is causing you problems. Smart Precomposer …
  • Nick Green said: Keeps locking up. Using it in an Element 3D scene and keeps beachballing my project. Can't select anything. Using only 4 lights too. Running an 8 core processor so shouldn't have these kind of difficulties. Save your money …
  • Christian Simpson said: Hey I purchased this to light models from Element 3D and can't seem to get shadows to cast.  I've used my own lights I've created and the shadows appear just fine with the Element 3D models so I was wondering if I was …
  • Hi Michael, Looking into this now. -Ben.
  • Hopefully soon, Jason.
  • Hi Trevor, Smart Precomposer was never intended as a full precomposing solution. It is designed to fill in a feature that is missing from After Effects, namely to precompose and leave all attributes on text and shape layers.  If you select multiple …
  • Hi Paul, Sorry to hear you're having problems with 3DX. It probably is to do with the size and complexity of the project. Without seeing how you've structured it, it's difficult to say - but of course it's very easy with 3DX to add A LOT of 3D laye…
  • Hi Shanty, Yes it does work with image layers. Best, Ben.
  • Hi Chris,  Glad you're finding Paint Out useful. The automatic blinking is set to a timer, and occasionally it happens that After Effects can't blink render the on state and the off state quick enough. The effect is that you don't see the blink befo…
  • Hi Connie, It's designed for Mac and PC, but you know you can download the trial version and have a play with it first to make sure it's the right script for you. -Ben.
  • @James, 3DX initially places the anchor point in the middle of the extrude. You can then however use the Z-anchor Offset effect on the extrude layer, to place the anchor point at the front of the extrude (value 100) or the back of the extrude (value…
  • Hi Paul, Yes, it's designed to be a good number for general usage. For the moment, you'd need to reduce the extrude depth down to 1 using the effects on the layer, once you've created the extrude. This isn't possible. 3DX restructures your file. You…
  • Hi Ismael, It's very hard to say with a program crash. After Effects shouldn't crash, and if it does, it's a bug in After Effects. That said, these things do sometimes happen and they're very tricky to reproduce or debug, or even ascertain if or wha…
  • Hi San, My latest 3D Extruder version (1.02x330e) works fine in CC 2014. If you're finding that it's not working, first of all try closing all script windows, quitting and restarting After Effects and then opening 3D Extruder. If you are still havin…
  • Hi Denny, In the first place, please open a support ticket. I'd need to have some more information from you to know exactly what's going wrong. As a first thing, I'd try closing down all script windows, then quitting and restarting After Effects. Th…
  • Hi Ben! still at learning all the (angle) options of the *pretty intuitive* cube scripting you delivered here;still seems to me that the pano image (projection) variations i'm trying to use do not give'that real 3D space feeling' i hoped i would be …
  • You need to realize that Skydome is a workaround created for a time when After Effects had no means of doing anything like this. The CC Sphere effect that it uses is rendered using a fixed camera angle, and the different images that one would see th…
  • Yes - everything that 3D Extruder creates is packed neatly into a folder in the project window. To delete, just delete the folder.
  • Hi Edward, That sounds very strange - I don't think I've heard that one before. I'm not able to look at this for a couple of days, but if you post a copy of your project file and details about your After Effects version and OS, I'll see if I can rep…
  • Your scripts are always amazing. Thanks!
  • Hi Val, Thanks for the feedback. I love to hear comments like this! I'm really glad you're finding it so useful. Holly cow, I love this script! I didn't think it would be so useful. I just bought it today and I've already used it on three clips (I'm…
  • Hi Diogo, Yes it is. Please do open a support ticket. It's not to do with your serial, but it may be that the trial version hasn't been updated to the new version yet. I'll have a look into it. Best, Ben.
  • I think I had uploaded the update in the wrong place, so not everyone coud see it. That's fixed now! There was one last compatibility issue when running 3DX alongside some other scripts. That's also fixed. So, enjoy 1.02x330! -Ben.
  • Hi Guys, The newly uploaded version, 1.02a (x329) is compatible with CS6! -Ben.
  • A custom view, doesn't count as an active camera. That's why a custom view doesn't have the same effect as creating a new camera. I'll work this into the next update of Projection. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks. As for the workaround, yes.. …
  • Hi Christoph, Actually, because the script is designed with a very specific purpose in mind it doesn't have this ability. Projection is designed to continue looking at the scene from the originally shot angle, and as such the projection is based ent…
  • Hi Göran... Soon, I hope. I'm spending all my time working on scripts at the moment. Ben.
  • I've just updated Projection with version 1.01x44. It's a free upgrade for those with a valid licence.  Quick video - What's new in Projection v1.01? In Projection 1.0x28, some users were having issues with softness when using telephoto lenses.  By …
  • Hi Tom, It's next on my list. I'm tweaking a couple of bits and pieces in Projection and then I'll upload the CS6 version of 3DX. Ben.
  • I'm working on a fix for this at the moment. In the meantime, run 3D extruder with other scripts closed. Ben.