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  1. rovino


    If the solid image originally a colored material?(for example the flat_color material is green) That will cause a greenish tint make sure your diffuse color is white. Or did I miss the point of your post more info would be great if I did.
  2. I always try for a 2nd set of eyes. Feedback is crucial but not gospel. Project briefs before? I assume this is standard practice, unless you have a relationship with your customer, in which they trust your creativity implicitly. And yet I'd still go for 2nd set of eyes.
  3. Hmm maybe plane space, from red giant software?
  4. rovino


    I guess I dont understand your question. Element is used in After Effects, I use it in CS6.. rendering is pretty darn fast. but Im sure it all depends on your graphics card. If you're taking using raytrace in CS6. for me its dog slow. the new builtin 3D in CS6 from my understanding need/depends on CUDA nvidia card, which I dont have Ive got a ati 5770 in my mac. So Element = speedy.. Raytrace CS6 Slow.. for me at least.
  5. On a solid layer add a ramp effect. Make sure it's radial. Have a gradient from b/w starting in the middlle going outward. (you may have to flip-flop white to black) off hand I'm not sure about the shade order. I don't think you have to animate the gradient it can be still. However make sure you make that solid a precomp after you put the ramp on it. I think that should do it for you. Then select gradient in "flip order" and choose the precomp layer in "gradient layer". Now just scrub your transition completion from 0 to 100%. You can adjust the fall-off of the wipe with transition width. Hope that helps.
  6. No problem. It's rather straight forward just play with it & I think you'll see how things click. If you have anymore questions let me know.
  7. Oh so you mean just drag the project file in to media encoder? interesting
  8. You were very close.. I'd say go with card wipe, Instead. That will give you the effect you want and control over the col. and rows. There are some gotchas like making sure you have the right layer in your "back layer" I very much like this wipe. plus you can use a gradient to drive the animation if you wanted to. Actually I did a tutorial using cardwipe a few months back.. talking about using track mattes but I used the cardwipe as an example. https://vimeo.com/41633467
  9. rovino


    I agree this is a game changer. surprisingly easy right off the top-layer. Then the deeper you dive it you can see how to compound complext animations with the models you ingest.. Its rather impressive.
  10. yep CStools has a preset. I'd go that route
  11. Ok so not up on my acronyms. What's AME? Honestly RenderQ has been great. Plus I did just find out this weekend. It does support c4d I haven't tried it maybe I'll test something tonight.
  12. what file format are you rendering to?
  13. along those line.. I still dont get jackson pollock's art.. even after the movie..
  14. 200+ views and 1 reply? Maybe like me, they couldnt reply for the longest time. I actually tried a few times. So the obvious question is you dont have the ability to re-render youre current content at a higher res? IIRC the ipad2 states they support 1280x720.. but I know, Ive played 1080i stuff on mine all the time. it depends on the app / player you are using. I've had decent results upconverting SD footage to HD using InstantHD from Red Giant.. its not the best solution. but its a place to start. Plus it better than just increasing the video size all willy-nilly.. hope that helps..
  15. well played sir.. I take back every nice thing I ever said about you. (rat-turds! umm, youre welcome everyone? )
  16. Well said. I've gone to NAB since the late 90's and every year was fun, but I never felt the sense of community as I did at the Maxon booth this year. (let me be clear on this.. Maxon booth could always be this way.. but this was the first-time I actually hung out for more than just a presentation. And thats where I saw the sense of community.. all the presenters watching and supporting one another. everyone answering questions. very neat.) I missed last years NAB and felt bummed. This time I made an effort to meet all the people Ive been watching and learning from over the past 2 yrs. Everyone of you, new and old (within my realm of meeting them) were awsome, open, and genuinely nice people. AutoCam was great, cept for that :hold: issue 8D Dude, Chris conveys a sense of energy and "crazy-eyes" when he speaks.. its Awsome.. I was like "What the Hell is this guy going to do next?" (srsly I mean that In a good way.. unless you know the eye thing is a medical condition then.. my bad.) And as for Mr NickVegas.. Hes nicer than on his videos, he takes time to answer everyones questions and shakes everyones hands.. even if hes partied like a monster the night before (Im totally guessing on that last part.) Can't wait to do it all again next year. @rovino
  17. Thanks Aaron.. I wasnt in the office today to check it out.. but I will as soon as I go in tomorrow.
  18. Well see I wonder about this, because heres my script in a nutshell. In note pad.. I wrote this. START "" "\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\aerender" -project “project file path here” pause (used colors to split it up for description purposes only) then saved it with .cmd at the end, from what I understand. Part 1 - green: allows the script to Run as a separate program. the Quotes are part of START. It's just a title, so I left it blank, Quotes are still needed however. Part 2 - red: is the AErender location in your computer, basically where the Support files folder is at. to know where that program is.. If you did a standard install it should look just like this..the only thing to watch out for is the "CS" part are you running 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6? Part 3 - black: AE render command -project the only thing not in Quotes basically says Render everything in the the following file's render cue. part 4 - blue: the path location of your file you know all that "C:/nnnn/nnnn/nnn/file,aec" stuff So you have to make sure you are rendering in a seq. and under Render settings you click the box in options that skips existing files (allows for multi machine rendering) then.. in the .cmd script you can copy and paste that line as many times as you want, save and close, then double click it will open and run that many AErenders.. example: START "" "\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\aerender" -project “project file path here” START "" "\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\aerender" -project “project file path here” START "" "\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\aerender" -project “project file path here” START "" "\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5\Support Files\aerender" -project “project file path here” pause (you dont really need the pause) and 4 copies of AE render open up.. and each start rendering the next available frame in your animations. Now when I did this with 6 start lines on a 720p 4 min slide show it rendered in 17 mins. I then tried it straight out of AE from the render cue and it looked like all the ram and cores were running but it could only process 1 image at a time. it took 28 mins, I then tried the same script with 1 start line..and although it was cool having it run in the BG render.. I finally stopped it after 30 mins at more than 60% complete. I was just wondering if a Mac can allow for multiple start lines. meaning more than 1 copy of AE render running. Keep in mind you I pretty sure there is a limit to how many start lines you can have running before diminishing returns starts taking affect. I really hope that makes sense.
  19. I asked maxon about getting an iPhone friendly version or at least a pdf. They were nice enough to reply. "looking in to it"
  20. After some research I found RenderQ.. seems very promising. hope it can launch multiple copies to render with multiple cores.
  21. So... I know AE scripts has this already, however with some help from a buddy at work, we figured out how to create a .cmd script to run mulitple copies of BG render thus taking advantage of the multi processors on the Z800. And adding .cmd to the text file makes it rather easy to edit and launch.. So my question is... does Mac OS have an equivelant to adding a .cmd to create a command line launcher?
  22. Can't wait for NAB.. a lot of neat news already happening.

  23. YAY!! Im totally there... but... but wait MediaMotionBall is at the Monte Carlo at the same time.. Sooooo conflcted.. anyone wanna share a cab or anyone gotta car they can give me a ride? Why must you torment me soooo? Ohh its Tuesday.. yay No problems!! wait... pinball??? no srsly.. Im gonna have to check it out..(sadly i just figured out how Mo-cam and EZCam worked)
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