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reelfour

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About reelfour

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  1. Yeah, I wouldn't be adopting "mograph" anytime soon – but I also struggle to find an appropriate / descriptive title these days. I stick with "Motion Designer" (always struggled with the "Graphics" term of "Motion Graphics" mainly because I'm increasingly doing more video work – filming, editing, alongside "traditional mograph", 3D, a bit of VFX and Art Direction. I'd be curious if anyone else uses a title that adopts all these disciplines – something along the lines of "Moving Image Specialist", but snappier. ... or maybe I'll just stick with Motion Designer :/
  2. I believe it's built in Softimage ICE
  3. Howdy. I've got a scene where I've fractured an object and used a random effector to animate the segments apart. I'd like to use the position of these segments as a camera target – so the camera follows one of the pieces as it moves. Is it possible to either "bake" the random effector animation to keyframes or use expresso to get the absolute position of individual pieces so I can link it to the target camera? Thanks.
  4. Same here, so feel your pain on that one. Thanks for this Todd. I've always tried to keep a minimum of 2GB per core but I think the real sweet spot for me was turning up the RAM to 2GB for other applications. Just did a couple of renders then vs 1.5GB for other applications and the render is noticeably faster and the system seems far more stable.
  5. Similar problems on my 8 core here – my system hangs a lot when multiprocessing is on and I'm rendering. I'm really finding the whole multiprocessing in AE CS4 buggy as hell. How much much RAM have you got out of curiosity?
  6. Recently run into a reoccurring problem where FCP interprets a Widescreen clip rendered from AE with Square Pixels (1024x576) as Anamorphic and non-square Pixel Aspect Ratio. Everywhere else the quicktime displays fine. I can change the Item Properties Format in FCP, but gets annoying when there's multiple clips to handle. Running FCP7 and AECS4 – didn't have this issue with the same workflow in previous versions.
  7. Quicktime? As in the old Quicktime Pro 7 – before they released Quicktime X crap.
  8. reelfour

    3D box in AE

    Try setting the blend mode of each layer to "Alpha Add"
  9. Thanks for the suggestions guys. The model will be static, so preserving animation or bones, etc won't be necessary
  10. Hey guys. What's the best (most compatible) format to use in Cinema 4D exported from another 3D package? Wavefront OBJ? We're getting some models supplied – not sure what they've created them in yet but want to make sure it shows up alright in C4D
  11. Awesome update guys. Melbourne represent
  12. Really inspiring thread guys. I only worked 3 months as a freelancer out of necessity between fulltime gigs. The anxiety of a sporadic cash flow was what ultimately led me to accept a fulltime gig from one of my clients. Looking back now, those 3 months were great. It was during summer, so I knocked back small jobs, literally in favour of going to the beach. The work was varied and every week was something new. Summer's coming up soon, work is mediocre and freelance is looking really tempting again.
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