AE Effects Notes
Notes/memos regarding Adobe After Effects quirks
The effects that even precomped work in the parent composition dimensions
- CC Repetile
- Repetile creates 1 empty pixel edge when applied to an Adjustment layer
A work around is to use a rectangle shape layer set to the same size as the comp. Then toggle the adjustment layer switch to make this shape layer work as your adjustment layer instead. This seems to overcome the bug and the 2 pixel gap isn't present anymore.
- Hover with the mouse over the highlights and look at the values in After Effects info palette.
- The largest value should be the one used as White Level. From there, it's only a matter of adjusting and refining the value to achieve a good balance of dark and bright tones.
- If your image is gamma corrected, make sure to set the proper gamma value. Otherwise leave it at 1.0 (linear gamma).
- Don't forget to set the project's depth to 32bpc, otherwise banding will ruin the image.
Creates ugly negative values outlines when working in 32 bits. But generally is much better than the Legacy Gaussian, which also lacks Repeat Edge Pixels function. Fucking frustrating!
My attempt to match the Legacy Gaussian with Fast Box Blur (3 iterations)
|Gaussian Legacy||Fast Box Blur 3 iter||x|
type: line labels: [1,2,3,4,5] series: - title: Fast Box data: [.12,.42,1.1,1.5,1.9] tension: 0.2 width: 50% labelColors: true fill: true beginAtZero: true