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  1. Hi, I was watching the video "Abengoa: The Future of What's Left Behind" and while the entire piece is fantastic, I was really struck on two sections in particular: The first is the segment at :22sec where there is a combine cutting down stalks of corn and the terrain on the ground seems to move and deform underneath as well as the texture. The second segment is during the 1:00min mark where the cars on the assembly line seem to be booleaned off the scene with only a red segment showing. Very cool. Any clue how either of them were accomplished? Thanks!
  2. Built my own including a 4k monitor for around $4k. Here's the PC Partpicker list. I've been able to overclock the chip to 4.3Ghz without much effort and it screams! PSU has room to run another video card in case you want to do heavy GPGPU rendering. BOOT - 2 x 250GB Evo 850 in RAID-0 WORK - 2 x 500GB Evo 850 in RAID-0 BACKUP - 2 x 4TB WD Red in RAID-1, external enclosure PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t834Vn Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t834Vn/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($382.89 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($93.04 @ Newegg) Thermal Compound: Prolimatech PK-3 Nano Aluminum High-Grade 1.5g Thermal Paste ($6.97 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($254.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($244.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.95 @ OutletPC) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.95 @ OutletPC) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($177.89 @ OutletPC) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($177.89 @ OutletPC) Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($154.00 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($154.00 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($679.99 @ Amazon) Case: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case ($99.98 @ Amazon) Power Supply: LEPA MaxBron 1000W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.98 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120mm Fan ($21.20 @ Amazon) Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120mm Fan ($21.20 @ Amazon) Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120mm Fan ($21.20 @ Amazon) Monitor: Dell P2715Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($549.99 @ Amazon) Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei RAW Wired Laser Mouse ($48.99) Other: Microphone Pop/Wind Filter ($18.00) Other: Akitio NT2-U3e Dual Bay Dual Interface Storage Enclosure ($49.99) Other: Blue Yeti Microphone (blackout) ($129.00) Other: KUL ES-87 Tenkeyless Smoke/White KBD (Cherry MX Brown) ($139.99) Total: $3762.06 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-27 18:08 EDT-0400
  3. My guess would be generic models with sketch+toon on a simple rig. The facial features is probably a projected texture like you theorize. If it doesn't need to exist in a 3d space, then duIK tools could allow you to make something in AE relatively quickly.
  4. I thought the keyframing on the latest 5 second project winner was awesome. Could anyone shed some light on how those anime-esque effects were animated? I'm thinking animated masks on solids, but I could be wrong. Either way, really inspiring work.
  5. I don't necessarily think that it has to be entirely one or the other. I'm not abandoning the pursuit of visual artistry for technical mastery. Instead, I'm trying to become a more well rounded artist (and I'm sure it's not a lonely pursuit). I think both concepts can co-exist to bring about even better visual pieces.
  6. Do you think Apple would claim Dual Fire Pro only to try to pull a fast one with 2 gaming cards and Fire Pro drivers? Drivers =/= a legit card.
  7. I use a couple of mac mini's fully tricked out and stacked. $1500 for the pair and they make for great c4d and AE render nodes. Building yourself some windows boxes would definitely be cheaper, but you'd be spending time assembling and maintaining a renderfarm instead of working.
  8. Thanks for the replies. I'm really looking for a starting point to get the fundamentals. I'll be sure to check out the sites and look more into JS.
  9. I just came across this thread on the site about the "5 expressions that will change your life", and it really struck me as a very powerful aspect of AE that I don't know much more about than cutting and pasting code. I'd like to learn how to write expressions like that. My question is about where to get started with that? Any info on where I could start looking to learn about writing expressions? Thanks!
  10. Wow. Just came across this. Thank you!
  11. I'd like to know this too. It would be rather difficult to separate the different categories though as I'm sure a lot of artists out there dabble in a bit of mograph, a bit of print, a bit of vfx... Would be neat to see how many though.
  12. Thanks for turning me onto these plugins! I have an animation project RIGHT NOW that could really benefit from this!
  13. I think the solution to both the VFX industry's woes, as well as MoGraph industry would be to form a guild or a union. Overall it's seemed to work relatively well in the film industry with writers, actors, and directors.
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