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In Topic: Blackmagic Design acquires Eyeon Software

13 September 2014 - 07:38 AM

However I do fear about more polarization across competing applications if you're not in the same 'camp' (AE/PP/Speedgrade or Modo/Mari/NukeStudio or now Fusion/Resolve). For instance I've been using Premiere to Resolve for color grading but having to 'prep' the XML was more work than a direct connection that Speedgrade has. Adobe has less incentive now to play nice w/ Resolve in getting stuff in and out.

Well, nothing has changed, really. As long as the industry can't decide on unified CoDecs and exchange formats, you will always have that issue. It's never gonna happen, though. things are moving too fast these days, so everyone will simply have to muddle through and programmers waste a lot of time working on such stuff the hard way.


In Topic: How do this in c4d

03 September 2014 - 05:34 AM

Well, you could just add a few mor keyframes un the spline wrap, could you not?


In Topic: Interest in ebook for Cinema 4D??

23 August 2014 - 05:07 PM

I want someone to make a video series that is lean and mean and gives you the info quickly so you can get on with your work and life.

Not sure if that's even possible. One man's quick tip is another man's greatest struggle because he never used feature X before. And I doubt tutorial makers consciously inflate/ extend/ fluff up their clips (unless it's part of a money making scheme to insert additional time for advertising or similar). Some stuff requires a bit of context that needs to be explained. It's just a question of how far you need to go and even many great artists are simply lousy educators/ presenters that don't have the sensors to measure these things because complicated stuff comes naturally to them and they could talk about it for hours...


In Topic: Interest in ebook for Cinema 4D??

23 August 2014 - 10:47 AM

On an idealistic level I'd trade half the video tutorials out there for a good book since most videos are simply awful, including stuff you find on Lynda or Cineversity, but truth be told, unless a book were to focus on a very specific topic like Python programming, super advanced particle sim stuff and the like and/ or came with an extensive bonus DVD/ download with a boatload of freely usable models, textures and so on, I would never even consider it. That being so, I don't think there is any market for more generic books no matter how much experience and knowledge you let go into its making. The market is moving so fast, anyway, that 2 years down the road your editor or users will ask you to update outdated info or write new chapters and you will be stuck with this forever or your publication becomes irrelevant and sinks into oblivion. Same as with the MoGraphWiki or my Error Code Database - spending effort and time on maintaining such stuff will eventually become a burden. Always seems like a good idea in the beginning, but these things have a way of taking on a life of their own and not necessarily in the direction you expect them to... I suppose what I'm trying to say is that you can surely find other things to spend your time better than writing this kind of instructional book...


In Topic: Expression Help? -- Get Character Index Number?

21 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

Here's the full version. Sorry for the confusion.