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  1. @ anothername, I'll have to try parenting all the 3D layers to the 3d null object. Yea, I parent a null to the camera and then animate the null object instead of the camera. It works so much easier than animating the camera.
  2. I'm working on a personal type project. 1st, I've laid out my animated text in the 3D space, in a way that I liked, added a floor plane and a background plane. Then 2nd when I add a camera move I have to readjust all my text animation to account for the camera move. Mainly I had to re-adjust the position of the text. What I wanted to know is there a better way to start the project so that I'm not readjusting my position of text and wasting time readjusting the position of the text. I'm not sure this is a normal thing to do. We were really not taught how to do camera moves in AE at school. So I've just fumbled around with it. Hopefully this clears things up a bit. Thanks.
  3. It's been a question I've had for a few months. When setting up a camera move in AE with text animation or graphic animation, what is the best way to start the comp? 1. Block out a camera move first, then add text/graphic animation? 2. Block out text/graphic animation first, then add a camera move then then adjust the text/graphic animation to compensate for the camera move if needed? I'm kinda a beginner at the camera and want to streamline my work process. Hopefully this is worded OK. Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  4. Binky, Yea the transition from print to motion is sometimes a hard think to grasp. Thanks for the great advice. It gives me something to think about when starting my projects. I'll have to see what I can come up with to change the intro. Thanks again, I appreciate the advice and feedback!
  5. Thanks for the feed back High Five. I plan on doing some personal mograph projects here soon. I'm also doing some tutorials for C4D in my spare time. Sometimes I don't think I have enough time in a day to do all that I want...lol. Since out of school, I'm not looking for my dream job, but looking to get my foot in the door somewhere. I know I'll have to start at the bottom and work my way up, which is no problem for me. I have the passion and drive to do well in anything I do, and I plan on pushing myself as hard as I can to get to where I want to be. Thanks again for the feedback. I appreciate it!
  6. I just recently graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. I was looking from some feedback on my demo reel. Any Feedback is welcome. http://dreighard.squarespace.com/motion-graphics/
  7. Thanks for the feedback AromaKat! I appreciate it. I have a few ideas, for personal projects that I want to produce, so hopefully I'll be able to get them done here soon! Again, thanks for the feedback.
  8. Anyone else want to critique my reel?
  9. I'm in my last quarter and ready to graduate in about a month. Thanks for the critique Jamie.
  10. Thanks for the reply Dave. I'll put together a few personal projects to include into my reel, for the type of work I would like to do.
  11. Hi all, please critique my first student reel. I'm about ready to graduate from the Art Institute of Philadelphia here soon, and plan on staying in the Philadelphia/Allentown, PA area. Any helpful criticism is welcome. Student Demo Reel: http://vimeo.com/20344004
  12. It's the time code for each comp. If I put my main comp (Comp 1) at 0:00:00:00 and then I open up another comp (comp 2)in my project it may be off a few sec. I'm using CS4, on a mac with snow leopard.
  13. Hi, I'm doing a school After Effects project that has multiple comps. in it. Some of the comps are in sync and some are out of sync. Is there a fix for this? Thanks!
  14. I kinda figured that. I just though I would throw the questions out to the forums.
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