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Kathlyn LindeboomQuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 24, 2003 at 12:17:54 am

Just to let everyone know that Samir has a new product in the Dairy Store:

Samir's Plug-ins for Cinema 4D

QuickCompositeFX
QuickCompositeFX is a powerful and effective plug-in for Cinema 4D that will add some special effects to your scene, rendering and animation. Individualize your creations by choosing from 30 filter effects on still images and as videopost on your rendersequences!

Click on the link above to find out more information, download the demo, or purchase.




Kathlyn Lindeboom
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CalRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 24, 2003 at 9:33:42 am

Thats great, everything Photoshop does can now be done in Cinema! But hang on, i already own Photoshop!!!


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Samir Kharchi aka 3D DesignerRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 24, 2003 at 5:49:37 pm

Hi Cal,

you are missing 3 important points!

1. not all that can be done in Photoshop can be done with QCFX, otherwise I would have sold it for about a thousand bucks ;)

2. It saves time! You don´t have to switch to Photoshop or another app, to do specific tasks as you can do with QCFX.

3. All effects are available for videopost in Cinema 4D and therefore can be used for any animation (using depth and object buffer to in/exclude objects from the effect). That´s something Photoshop can´t give you at all!! (sure you can load 2000 pictures into photoshop and process them one by one, but then we are again at the time factor ;)

Hope that makes it a bit clearer.

Best
Samir

http://www.the3ddesigner.de
http://www.c4ddesign.de
http://www.3ddesigner.net

Plugindevelopement and Graphic Visualization


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CalRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 25, 2003 at 10:48:10 am

"not all that can be done in Photoshop can be done with QCFX" Could you please name them, I looked at the QCFX manual and all the effects can be done in PS.


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Samir Kharchi aka 3D DesignerRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 25, 2003 at 10:52:18 am

"not all that can be done in Photoshop can be done with QCFX"

Could you please name them, I looked at the QCFX manual and all the effects can be done in PS.

? Could you please read the sentence again. ;)

http://www.the3ddesigner.de
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CalRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 25, 2003 at 12:01:09 pm

Ah, my mistake! So you are saying you can actually do more in PS, which then begs the question, why do i need this plugin?


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Samir Kharchi aka 3D DesignerRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 25, 2003 at 12:06:29 pm

So you are saying you can actually do more in PS, which then begs the question, why do i need this plugin?

Have you read my first answer at all? See point 2 and 3.

Best
Samir

http://www.the3ddesigner.de
http://www.c4ddesign.de
http://www.3ddesigner.net

Plugindevelopement and Graphic Visualization


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CalRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 25, 2003 at 1:46:21 pm

Yes i read your answers...still not convinced though


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Mark SimpsonRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 25, 2003 at 1:53:03 pm

[Cal] "Yes i read your answers...still not convinced though"


Okay, suppose you don't own Photoshop!

Sheesh..... :)

Mark Simpson


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Samir Kharchi aka 3D DesignerRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 25, 2003 at 1:59:40 pm

That´s another story. If you are not convinced it´s absolutely ok and your full right not to be, for in the end it´s your decision whether you buy the plugin or not.

But I think it´s a bit unfair how you argumented, for it seemed you were eagerly trying to make the plugin look worse than it is.

It´s a fact that with the plugin you can apply all effects also on animations in Cinema 4D, and they are very fast. It´s a high advantage that Photoshop cannot offer for any animation software (not only Cinema 4D).

And simple tasks can also be done directly in Cinema 4D without the need to switch to Photoshop just because you need to adjust contrast or brightness or similar.

Of course it cannot replace Photoshop at all, but the plugin never intented to do so.

I respect your opinion about Photoshop and that you are maybe not convinced. But if you want those effects for your animations in Cinema 4D, QCFX gives you the ability to do so and Photoshop does not.

And there are also always people out there that do not even own Photoshop. So it´s a cheap possibility for those people.

Best
Samir

http://www.the3ddesigner.de
http://www.c4ddesign.de
http://www.3ddesigner.net

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Adrian McKennaRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 27, 2003 at 10:41:35 pm

Great idea Samir,

I think this could be very useful

Can the effect variables be recorded by Keyframe?

For example if you wanted to make a transition to an effect, ie. normal image through to a 'split blur'
OR normal to 'windy blur', etc.
(I realise that some effects like 'flip' and 'invert' don't really anything 'in between'.)

I appreciate that even without this it is more helpful than processing every single image in an animation, but think to make transitions like this would make it an absolute killer! This would be something I would hate to do in Photoshop manually.

Cheers

Adrian


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Samir Kharchi aka 3D DesignerRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 28, 2003 at 1:28:12 am

Hi Adrian,

do you mean something like this (Quicktime 6, 450 KB):
http://www.the3ddesigner.de/download/plugin/qcfx/dofsticks2.mov

This transists between normal to split & gaussian blur and additionally slowly desaturates the picture in the unblurred area. This happens using the depth buffer and using slow blending that can directly be done in the Render Settings.

And yes, all variables of the available videopost effects are animateable and also keyframeable directly in the rendersettings (in the QCFX VP dialog).

Here are some more movies created with QCFX Videopost:

http://www.the3ddesigner.de/download/plugin/qcfx/gunfight.mov (QT6,920 KB)

http://www.the3ddesigner.de/download/plugin/qcfx/wave5.mov (QT6, 1.2 MB)

http://www.the3ddesigner.de/download/plugin/qcfx/flamme.mov (QT6, 1.6 MB)

For more information please download the manual or the demo. :)

Best
Samir

http://www.the3ddesigner.de
http://www.c4ddesign.de
http://www.3ddesigner.net

Plugindevelopement and Graphic Visualization


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Adrian McKennaRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 28, 2003 at 1:40:21 am

Thanks Samir,

I'm still on R7 at the moment, but will get download the demo when I get R8. If those effects are keyframeable as you say, that will make this an extremely useful plugin. A slow transition from normal to emboss for instance would make a cool effect. I know that this could be done as a double take and use a transition in the video editing program, but this would be a lot cleaner.

Cheers

Adrian


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Samir Kharchi aka 3D DesignerRe: QuickCompositeFX
by on Jul 28, 2003 at 1:42:55 am

Hi,

sure normal to emboss, no problem :)

Best
Samir

http://www.the3ddesigner.de
http://www.c4ddesign.de
http://www.3ddesigner.net

Plugindevelopement and Graphic Visualization


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