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    Demo Bumper

    My Demo Reel Bumper I work out of Houston where you have to wear many hats to keep food on the table, thats why it only says post production and not one area specifically. Just wanted to get some opinions. Thanks!
  2. oh no, i am a "want to learn 3D but don't have 4 grand laying around" man. This may not be the place for this, but I was trying to animate the extrusion of some text and I could not figure out how to do it. I looked high and low on these interwebs and found nothing. You wouldn't be able to point me in the right direction would you? edit: I looked through those tutorials I linked above and couldn't find anything either (just so I dont look like a retard for posting a link to a tutorial site and then asking how to do something)
  3. did know about that one, I just started using blender this week. The interface took a bit of getting used to, but so far Im liking it. I have to admit that I feel a bit limited in what I can animate, mainly because Im used to AE where you can animate just about anything. The raytracer is blender looks sick
  4. I stumbled across this site full (i mean FULL) of blender tutorials. It looks like a professor from a college put this together for his students. It seems to be fairly comprehensive. Blender Course
  5. if you set up a virtual cluster in your machine, compressor goes a lot faster. http://www.benscottproductions.com/etc/Virtual_Clusters.html its a tiny bit of a pain to set up, but once its working, its a sight to behold.
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    Blender 3D

    Any News on this front?
  7. when you start a render, hit "caps lock". it disables your preview window and saves your computer a little bit of work since it doesnt have to render the frame in the viewer to show and render the frame to your hard drive. Wont save you a ton of time, but it helps.
  8. I thought mograph.net was the new black?
  9. yeah the color shift is annoying, though I understand where it comes from. AE works in RGB and most NLE's work in YUV. Converting between the two color spaces makes things screwy. It makes me wish there was a viable RGB codec out there that wouldn't blow file sizes through the roof.
  10. yeah, neither of those sites came close. Thanks for the help, I imagine it is some custom job. Ill mess around in illustrator see if I can come up with anything similar. Thanks again.
  11. What font is this? or at least point me in a direction to start looking. Ive rummaged through several font sites trying to find it, or at least one similar to no avail. any ideas?
  12. Its for a webseries about 3 guys who try to get famous on the internet. Its a comedy series geared towards nerds and people who love video games. If you're interested in checking it out you can at Smooth Few Films. We are all film guys looking to create content and since we are ourselves are nerds, we decided to make a show about people like us. Hopefully you don't hate it.
  13. Let me preface all this by saying that I am definitely a beginner at all this. Its an character intro for a web show I'm working on. Its just meant to be a bumper at the beginning to show who makes the show and who the characters are. Any suggestions about making is more dynamic? I'm all ears. I want to get better so lay it on me!
  14. Not sure what happened there, anyway its fixed. Thanks for the heads up.
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    WebShow Intro

    WebZeroes Intro Thanks guys, any advice is much appreciated.
  16. There are several things to take into account. If your working in 525, you can work in either 29.97 or 23.976 (in apple products they round to 23.98, but in the frame rate of AE MAKE SURE YOU ENTER 23.976). When you lay your project off to tape (beta, digi, dvcpro50, VHS, DVD...) your I/O card can handle the conversion from 23.976 to 29.97 with ease. I do it on an almost daily basis. In 720p its more or less the same, only instead of going from 23.976 to 29.97 you're going from 23.976 to 59.94 (59.94 is the only SMPTE standard that exists for 720p). Now I'm going to skip 1080i because I never work in it and really don't know much about it (and I hate it). However 1080p is a little different because SMPTE does recognize 1080psf 23.976 as a broadcast frame rate. Once again if you need to lay off to tape (HDCAM, SR, D5...) there is no conversion, you can also down convert to 525 29.97, AND 720p 59.94 easily using your I/O without having have AE do any pulldowns or any of that, your I/O card should be able to do the heavy lifting for you. Basically, what I'm saying is that if you want to work in 23.976 there's no reason you shouldn't. Get as much information up front as you can about what the broadcast format is and then you can make an informed decision that satisfies your aesthetic desires and the technical requirements of the project. I realize that all this started because C4D couldn't do 23.976 but now that v11 is able to, everything seems to play together nicely. Happy animating. Also I would avoid working at 24 (there is a difference between 24 and 23.976) at all cost, unless its specified by the client expressly. It just makes things a pain.
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    what's in a name?

    In the groundbreaking film "Jurrasic Park" there is a scene where the monstrous T-Rex is attacking a ford explorer filled with children. The brave Dr. Ian Malcom takes a road flare and attempts to lure the T-Rex away from the children. Knowing that the vision of a T-Rex is based on movement, the brilliant Dr. Alan Grant shouts "Ian! Freeze!". A great line from a great movie. Two great taste that taste great together.
  18. "The only reason to capture to uncompressed or ProRes is if you're getting it straight from the cameras head (not from tape) via HD-SDI or HDMI. If it's tape, capture natively in FCP via FireWire. Since it's tape, FCP needs to do some pulldowns to make it proper 60p." Havok, Ill have to disagree with you there. Capturing over firewire is not the ideal way to ingest footage, your timecode can get screwed up, you can get audio drift, among any other number of problems. The ideal way to capture is the tried and true HDSDI hose into your AJA card, along with RS422 cable for deck control and TC. I'm not trying to start a flame war, I've just read enough horror stories about FW to know that there are better ways to do things if you have the tools.
  19. DVCPRO HD is a solid codec, as everyone said. The main difference between DVCPRO HD and PRORES 422 is that pro res is full raster (1280x720) while DVCPRO HD used rectangular pixels at less than full raster (960x720). DVCPRO HD is also an 8 bit codec while PRORES is a 10 bit codec. Neither of these codecs support transparency. Hope that helps a little!
  20. OT:Speaking of mograph/vfx podcasts, are there any other good ones out there? We now return you to your regularly scheduled topic...
  21. I really like those skateboard animations. Really slick.
  22. dangit. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
  23. Im working on a tutorial I downloaded from Computer Arts. It was done in AE 6.5 and uses Keylight. I have CS3 but the project file included with the tut doesnt recognize Keylight in CS3. I assume its because the Keylight in CS3 is technically called "Keylight (1.2)" as oppsed to just "Keylight" . Is there a way I can tell the project to use the newer version or do I just need to go through and copy all the settings and keyframes and paste them into the new Keylight effect? Any help is much appreciated.
  24. TNT is airing some new spots for law & order where the characters from the show freeze frame and then appear to be "torn out" of the frame, folded in half, and then reopened to reveal a different character. If anyone knows the spots I'm talking about, do you have an idea of how they did it? Also, this is my first post, I've been perusing mograph for the past couple of weeks, trying to get the lay of the land. I'm excited to learn from this place. Thanks!
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