After Effects CS4: LOOPING a composition

  1. Set your work area start and end points to the section of the composition you wish to loop. Then from the Menu bar, select Composition > Trim Composition to Work Area.
  2. Create a new composition (Command N) and keep your settings the same as the original composition. Then place the newly trimmed composition that you wish to loop (from the project panel) into your newly created composition by dragging it to the new composition panel (See note *).
  3. Now, in the new composition, go to the Menu bar and select Layer > Time > Enable Time Remapping. Time Remapping will create two key frames: one at the beginning of your composition and one at the end.
  4. Move to the very last key frame, step backwards one frame, and create a new keyframe.
  5. On the very last keyframe, double click on it and change the time to 0. Then double click on the last keyframe and delete it from your composition.
  6. Select the Time Remapping effect from the layer’s composition panel to activate it, and from the Menu bar, select Animation > Add Expression.
  7. Time Remapping will now have an expressions box in the composition. Click on the Expressions Language menu icon in the composition panel; it will look like this: Expression icon ae.jpg, and then Property > LoopOut(Type=”Cycle”, numKeyframes = 0) will show up in the expressions box. Leave this as it is.
  8. Now you may extend the looping composition (by clicking and dragging it longer) and it will loop as many times as you want, repeatedly.

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After Effects CS4: Working with Proxies

After Effects CS4: Optimum RAM settings for faster renders


You don’t get very long renders with this setup, in terms of how much of your footage is actually rendered. The settings below are better for ‘longer’ previews… er, for getting a bigger chunk of your footage rendered for preview, er, so that’s what the slider means.


After Effects CS4: RENDER settings


Do NOT tick the OpenGL Renderer – it visibly looses quality, use for previews only not final OUTPUT



Video compression:

Ableton 101 tips:

Front-end Post Creation with Gravity Forms:

Mastering the wordpress WYSIWYG:

SUB domains:

Create a new account with cpanel and WHM – add sub domain name there. Done.

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*IF you don’t have WHM on cpanel – you’ll need to create the subdomain with the domain registrar.

*For ROCHEN users – if you are using ROCHEN nameservers – contact them through support to create a new subdomain with it’s own account.

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