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  1. Here's my recent experience with Quicktime updates on a PC. Third to last update - broke After Effects Second to last update - fixes After Effects from the previous update breaking After Effects Last update - broke After Effects again If you really need the lastest update, make sure you have an installer for a stable version of Quictime ready incase your game of Russian roulette turns out bad.
  2. Too hard. Zaxwerks all the way.
  3. destro

    Salary ranges?

    This thead has become very silly.
  4. OK, I'm at home now drinking some lovely vodka. I'll make friends with anyone.
  5. I said in my first post if it was a boring job I'd use expressions. I used to be a computer programmer with the potential to earn 3 times more than I do today as a motion graphic artist. If I don't enjoy a graphics job I'm working on I don't want to do it, and after spending 3 straight years programming code I just don't want to do anymore of it. It bores me to tears.
  6. I'm not worried. My tin hat will save me.
  7. What does the computer think about the artwork it created?
  8. I agree with this. A perfect circle expresses nothing. But I think it depends on the job. If it's a boring job or a quick one I'd use expressions. If maths could create beauty we would have robots paintng landscapes.
  9. You shouldn't have a problem getting a job at a TV station or a studio that does a lot of TV work.
  10. Thanks Chris. I haven't really used MB in the past because of a lack of computing power. I've sometimes done MB of C4D renders in AE with Reelsmart, but it never looked as good as true Scene Motion Blur. I don't shoot any video. I just make graphics mainly from C4D and AE so it's hard for me to understand a lot of the "real world" jargon. Here's what I'm doing now after reading this thread: - C4D renders that can't for whatever reason by rendered with SMB = interlaced. - C4D renders with SMB = progressive. I'm probably oversimplifying it, but where I work I'm the C4D, AE, Design, Web..etc etc etc person so I try to simplify things as much as I can.
  11. We've recently got a couple of new 8 core computers so I'm able to do Scene Motion Blur out of C4D in some scenes. I used fields because they made the movement look much smoother. It sounds like your saying fields make things look worse if a scene has SMB applied (I usually do either 16x or 25x). Can you confirm that's what you mean?
  12. destro

    GTA IV

    Best video game ever. I haven't laughed so hard since Duke Nukem, and this is even better.
  13. From my experience Phytools is much better than the Maxon Dynamics module. Easier/faster to set up, more accurate. And best of all it's more fun to play with.
  14. destro

    GTA IV

    I only played it for 1/2 an hour. It looks so rich and deep I'm going to wait for the weekend so I can really enjoy it. The humour is fantasic. If you haven't yet, turn on the TV in the apartment.
  15. destro

    GTA IV

    I've had my copy of GTA IV for hours. New Zealand is a day ahead of the States...gloat gloat gloat. Here's a XBOX trick to turn off music in those retarded games that don't have an option to turn off the music. Google search for "Silent MP3". There is one you can download that is 3 seconds long. Transfer it to your XBOX and play it on loop mode. The XBOX OS will mute any in-game music.
  16. destro

    GTA IV

    The Falcon is the updated processor for the XBOX 360. It runs cooler. Overheating is the main cause of 360 death. If you look at the side of the box it should say the power is 175 watts. Any more than this and it's the old design. And I agree GTA is awesome. A little disturbing because I must subconsciously want to root prostitutes and kill cops, but at least I don't do it in real life.
  17. destro

    GTA IV

    I hope you got the Falcon version of the XBOX 360. The old 360's are a design disaster and shame on Microsoft for selling me one 2 years after they knew it was a dud. If you're looking for a driving game on XBOX, FORZA 2 is excellent. Grand Turismo is not in the same universe in terms of it's physics.
  18. destro

    GTA IV

    My XBOX 360 died at the age of 6 months = JUNK. Got a PS3 now. Blu-ray is fantastic. Can't wait for GTA. Rockstar must have busted their balls on the PS3 version because I've heard the CELL is hard to program. Looks like the CELL does deliver the goods thou.
  19. Yep...I know. I saw that thread was up for about a week with no reports of problems so I went ahead and upgraded just to stop that annoying pop up. After reading the thread again thorughly I noticed that no one on PC had complained. Anyway, I'm the lab rat this time.
  20. Don't update QT to 7.4.5 on PC. I'm using XP SP2. After Effects CS3 now says it doesn't support .MOV files. WTF? Apple? I reinstalled 7.4.1 (it's still on the Apple website) and everything works again. But really...I wish those asshats at Apple would stop those F*cking pop ups telling me to upgrade until they pull there heads out of their asses. *rant over
  21. I just updated to 7.4.5. Now After Effects CS3 won't import quicktimes (says .MOV not supported). I uninstalled QT and re-installed...same problem. Couple of restarts. I'm on a PC with XP SP2.
  22. destro

    video in c4d

    I picked up that info from Srek. Apparently Cinema 4D is very efficient at decoding the Targa format.
  23. destro

    video in c4d

    Convert your video to a Targa sequence for fast playback in Cinema 4D. If possible transfer the video off a network and onto you local hard drive.
  24. What makes us not machines is that we are aware that we are machines....argggggh.....back to making pretty pixels.
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