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In Topic: Make letter objects with specific positions behave like particles

20 August 2015 - 03:34 PM

Hand animate (keyframe) the letters. That's what I'd do.


The only physics/dynamics plugin I know of in AE is Newton, but I think it only does gravity, no wind or turbulence.


Another option would be to bring the letters into C4D and use the dynamics in there.

In Topic: A conversation about Look Development

19 August 2015 - 03:14 PM

We can talk about nuke vs after effects, and how smart objects are convenient and whether cgtextures.com has more stuff than mayang. You do need tools to build things, but the tools don't build them. Tools can't even get up by themselves. Everyone thinks if they can just get the same brush pack as the best illustrators, or use the same glow plugin as the best animators, that they'll unlock greatness as if the trick was in the tools. We all think that if we can just drive the same car that the cool guy does, we'll be the cool guy, as if that's what makes him cool. It's not. The things that drive compelling "holyfuck-are-you-serious" imagery are visual literacy and fuck tons of effort. Understanding composition is going to put 100x more power in your hands than understanding gradient meshes. You can build a tract house with cranes and power tools and laser levellers. But an artisan can do it with hammer, nails, saws and chisels, and they can do it with unutterable beauty. And still we'll say "yeah but if I could just get that laser leveller..." 



Some fine fuckin' nuggets being dropped in here, but this quote above can't ever be said enough.

Not surprised it's Binks dropping the knowledge bomb. Props.

In Topic: Neon sign

19 August 2015 - 02:55 PM

Post a pic of your wireframes.

Is that brick wall just a texture? No bump/displacement.

Is it possible for you to post the c4d file? (granted you're not overstepping an NDA or something)

In Topic: Aug 11-13: MAXON Streaming Cinema 4D R17 Presentations by Top 3D Artists from...

11 August 2015 - 10:14 PM

No livechat with the stream?

Would be nice to chat with other artists, asks questions to presenters as well as people in the chat.

In Topic: Huge scene render optimization.

10 August 2015 - 07:31 PM

That resolution is just gigantic and that's not even considering what you have going on in your Comps. I'm not surprised your memory is getting taxed.

What kind of animation/effects do you have going on?

Perhaps pre-rendering some layers within the comp would help?

When you're rendering at the lower resolutions are you setting it in the Render Settings or the Output module?

Do your renders actually finish? Or does it fail with an error?