2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2009 12:20 AM by Mylenium

    Can an Animation Preset go from SD to HD?


      I am having a problem with an animation preset I downloaded...

      I can't seem to get it working in a CS3 After Effects project.


      It might be set for SD, but in theory it should still work in 1920x1080.


      Here is the preset in question:


      Here is an HD image to use:



      Here is an SD Image to use:



      Here is how it looks on youtube completed;



      Here is a tutorial from the creator... he is Spanish so I had to translate the page:

      http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-res&trurl=http%3A%2 F%2Finerxia.net%2F2008%2F06%2F11%2Fae-preset-pelicula-de-cine-quemandose%2F&lp=es_en&btnTr Url=Translate

        • 1. Re: Can an Animation Preset go from SD to HD?
          Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          When I downloaded the Animation Preset from your link it seemed to be corrupt - wouldn't work at all.  But I downloaded it from the tutorial site and it worked fine.


          The Preset is not designed to automatically translate to different scales.  You could re-engineer it, but you will need to:


          Rescale the masks

          Rescale or re-draw the paths applied in the Paint effect

          Change the amount of offset in the Offset plugin

          Change the size settings in the Grid plugin


          You may also need to increase the amounts of blurs and glows, and the scale/compexity of the turbulent displacement.

          • 2. Re: Can an Animation Preset go from SD to HD?
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            Generally all of AE's presets are in absolute pixel values, so using one initially created for SD will not necessarily work on HD right away. As Andrew mentioned, however, it would be perfectly possible to adjust the values to get the same look. In your case you should get along quite well as you will only need to scale things like the Fractal Noise size by a factor of about 2.3 and adjust the mask size. Should take no longer than it took you writing your post.