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News: Autodesk Announces 2013 Digital Entertainment Creation Software Portfolio
by Cow News Droid on Mar 28, 2012 at 5:44:28 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
New Releases Remove Technical Barriers to Creativity With Enhanced Workflows and Toolsets (San Rafael, California--March 28, 2012) Autodesk, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced the 2013 versions of its Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software and
Re: Boris BLUE 3.0?
by Marcus Warren on Mar 13, 2012 at 5:43:46 pm
in the Boris FX Forum
Thanks for the update on Blue. When Blue was first introduced I wasn't sure what it was "all about" until someone made a general comparison to Zaxwerks Pro Animator; then Blue made sense. I have always been intriqued with Pro Animator, but decide
Boris RED Training
by Marcus Warren on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:31:25 pm
in the Boris FX Forum
Just a request for continued training for Boris RED users. What I would really like to see is a series based on RED capabilities and features that are not in BCC. Since almost any BCC tutorial can be transfered to RED (as long as that particular filt
Visual effects artist working though internet
by Alexandre Boucher on Jan 31, 2012 at 10:23:01 pm
in the JOBS Wanted Forum
I'd like to do some VFX work to gain experience. Here is a youtube playlist that shows some of my best work: http://www.youtube.com/user/bouchandre#grid/user/8C60134A8E788559 To make it clear, here is a list of my current skills: -very good
Re: Sony Vegas
by Joe White on Jan 2, 2012 at 2:03:04 am
in the Sony Vegas Forum
Could you do it in Vegas? Sure. Would it be easy? No. To make it workable you would probably need BCC or Boris Red to do some of the more advanced compositing Freddie is doing. The learning curve is much better on Vegas for the basic work as y
News: More Than 50 TV Series This Fall Season Created With Autodesk VFX Software
by Cow News Droid on Nov 15, 2011 at 7:45:29 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
From Comedies 'The Big Bang Theory' to 'Two and a Half Men,' Dramas 'NCIS' to 'Criminal Minds,' to Fantasy and Sci-Fi -- TV Technology Rivals Hollywood Effects (San Rafael, California--November 15, 2011) This year's fall television season features
Theoretical MacPro Replacement
by Craig Seeman on Nov 3, 2011 at 2:40:38 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I'll start with this link posted by David Lawrence as point of reference. http://www.marco.org/2011/11/02/scaling-down-the-mac-pro I've posted elsewhere what my theoretical replacement would be but I think it warrants a new thread given the linke
Re: Should I edit MTS files directly using Adobe Premiere or convert to h264 format?
by Angelo Lorenzo on Oct 23, 2011 at 11:40:11 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
It all depends on your workflow. First, however, there should be no reason to transcode to h.264 as your working format. MTS/AVCHD is already based on h.264 so you aren't really saving any additional storage space (unless you convert to a lower res o
Re: Psunami Advanced Compositing
by zak peric on Oct 14, 2011 at 10:53:32 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
HI There, I love what you did with Psunami. I was wondering if you can help me by pointing me to a website with a tutorial or maybe you can explain it to me how to composite my sky to a psunamy filter. I know that I can take the sun off, but when
Re: How to subtract
by John Rofrano on Sep 2, 2011 at 12:42:06 pm
in the Sony Vegas basics Forum
[Alen Koebel] " Does anyone know of a workflow whereby I could do subtraction for my purposes outside of Movie Studio (or other NLE), either by creating an intermediate file or frame serving one to Movie Studio? Is it possible to use avisynth to do t
News: Advanced Systems Group Presents Animation & Compositing Tools Workshop
by Cow News Droid on May 5, 2011 at 5:13:17 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Emeryville, California--May 5, 2011) Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, will present an Animation & Compositing Tools Workshop on Wednesday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the South San Francisco
Re: Psunami Advanced Compositing
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu on Mar 16, 2011 at 5:17:25 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I just recently finished a project using Psunami. It involved an extreme camera move. I tried to use Bryce as well, but there was no way of matching the camera so I ended up using Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro. I ran in the same issue as you did and ended
Re: Psunami Advanced Compositing
by Dale Paquette on Mar 16, 2011 at 5:04:10 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Thanks for the reply. I have been thinking about masking, but I'd like to take into consideration the irregular and constantly changing waterline that results when the boat is in a seaway. That said, Some of it I can cover up by creating a displace
Re: Psunami Advanced Compositing
by Erik Waluska on Mar 16, 2011 at 3:39:56 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hey Dale, I've done the same thing but with the boat just going straight across left to right and used the distance cutoff setting, which worked okay. For what you are trying to do the distance cutoff won't work. I would suggest just masking the bot
Psunami Advanced Compositing
by Dale Paquette on Mar 16, 2011 at 3:07:25 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I am working with Psunami in AE with which I am fairly proficient. It's a great tool, but has limitations WRT compositing. I'm looking for some ideas for a FX I would like to create (using Psunami). I picture the open sea with a boat cruising from
Re: Change text on road signs
by Joey Foreman on Mar 14, 2011 at 10:52:10 am
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
Before diving into the deep end of the pool of advanced compositing techniques like Motion Tracking, Rotoscoping, & Grain Matching, you should start with a comprehensive understanding of AE fundamentals.
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
by David Roth Weiss on Nov 15, 2010 at 7:50:25 pm
in the Forum
A graduate of both the Boston University School of Public Communication and the American Film Institute, David Roth Weiss is an independent producer, director, editor, and colorist, based in Los Angeles, with a broad range of creative and technical e
News: FotoKem Selects Baselight for New Post Production Facility in Budapest
by Cow News Droid on Sep 29, 2010 at 5:16:41 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(London, UK--September 29, 2010) FilmLight today announced that FotoKem has installed Baselight EIGHT and Baselight HD colour grading systems at its newly-built post production facility in Budapest. The systems will anchor two Digital Intermediate th
iMac vs. MacBook Pro for offline editing
by Bob Cole on Sep 27, 2010 at 6:51:07 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
A client who is trying to do offline editing and viewing only, of digital media, has asked me for advice: buy an iMac, or a MacBook Pro? No issues of advanced compositing, ability to ingest various media. I assume the answer is MBP due to fir
Re: Is Shake still a Rock Star?
by Christopher Meurer on Apr 3, 2010 at 6:56:15 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Thanks for the thoughts guys, I appreciate it! I am definitely going to pick up a copy of Shake since it's so cheap. (plus everyday I'm constantly pushing myself further and further outside of my niche, more skills=more work=more opportunity to be cr
Is Shake still a Rock Star?
by Christopher Meurer on Apr 3, 2010 at 8:00:01 am
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hi guys, I posted this to the Shake Forum and never received a response so I'm moving it here. Let me first say that I am new to advanced compositing. I understand blend modes, and 2d compositing, but advanced green screen (breaking apart channel
Is Shake still a Rock Star?
by Christopher Meurer on Mar 26, 2010 at 6:57:23 am
in the Apple Shake Forum
Hi guys, First post the the Cow, and weirdly enough its to a Forum I never visit (I mainly frequent the Color forum) Let me first say that I am new to advanced compositing. I understand blend modes, and 2d compositing, but advanced green screen (b
Re: Archiving and retrieving Projects in COLOR
by walter biscardi on Feb 9, 2010 at 6:24:44 pm
in the Apple Color Forum
[Anders Haraldsson] "Intergrated inside FCP" I hope not. That will dilute the power of the app. There's no way you could keep all the features of Color inside another app. [Anders Haraldsson] "independent software with evolved compositing?"
apps
by Simon Hill on Feb 7, 2010 at 10:52:50 am
in the COW - Videos Forum
Robbie - sorry I just read you question properly. I used FCP, Photoshop and After Effects only. I think given some of the accurate criticisms I have received that perhaps using some 3D software like Cinema 4D might have helped enhanced the textures a
Re: Autodesk / Apple / Yuv to RGB etc.
by Robbie Carman on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:06:02 am
in the Apple Color Forum
[Lars Beyer] "They gave us Smoke on Mac. This will render COLOR obsolete in a few months, since there is no way FCS will be able to compete on this ground. " Well Apple didn't "give" anyone Smoke on the Mac. Autodesk chose to step into the Ma
Re: AutoDesk Smoke 2010 on MAC
by gary adcock on Nov 13, 2009 at 12:06:52 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
[Rafael Amador] "This is the kind of stuff that the guy who sign the check probably never have being sitting in an edit room. " Actually they have, usually in the back of the room, painfully bored that they are waiting for something to render for
Re: AutoDesk Smoke 2010 on MAC
by gary adcock on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:57:10 am
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
[Rafael Amador] "This is the kind of stuff that the guy who sign the check probably never have being sitting in an edit room. " Actually they have, usually in the back of the room, painfully bored that they are waiting for something to render for
Differences between nuke, fusion, AE, combustion, flame etc.? The best ?
by Mike Everdream on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:35:27 pm
in the Nuke Forum
Hi, I'm coming from After effects and wanted to learn a more advanced compositing software...the problem is that i'm lost with all those compositing software avaiable on the market. But i saw here and there that nuke is top software and the future
News: Autodesk Announces Connection Extension for 3ds Max 2010 Software
by Cow News Droid on Aug 3, 2009 at 9:13:19 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
New Release Improves Interoperability with Popular Design Software and Simplifies Work with Complex Scenes (New Orleans, Louisiana--August 3, 2009) At SIGGRAPH 2009, Autodesk, Inc., has announced the Connection Extension for Autodesk 3ds Max 2010
Getting Started...
by Thomas Trudzinski on Jul 22, 2009 at 7:57:51 pm
in the Autodesk Smoke Forum
Hey guys, I'm getting into motion graphics and a bit of compositing. I have a ton of fun doing it but would like to be on the cutting edge and increase my knowledge base. There is a gentleman I work with who uses the smoke system. I have take
3DTree
by Eugen Olsen on Jul 3, 2009 at 1:21:59 am
in the Forum
3DTree is an Animation & VisualFX Boutique specializing in 3D Animation, Compositing, Matchmoving, Rotoscoping, and so much more... We have a number of artists specializing in both 3D and VFX. The lead Animator has 12 years of experience, and the lea
News: GenArts Expands Relationship With Lucasfilm To Advance Visual Effects Across A Diverse
by Cow News Droid on Jun 8, 2009 at 5:18:30 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Companies work together to provide artists with advanced compositing tools to drive cinematic-quality effects across film, animation and games (Cambridge, Massachusetts--June 8, 2009) GenArts Inc., the leading provider of specialized digital visua
Kenai Productions
by Riceman on May 7, 2009 at 1:54:47 pm
in the Forum
Kenai Productions provides state-of-the-art media services to businesses both large and small. From broadcast commercials and corporate video to streaming internet video, Kenai produces High Quality, informative and entertaining visual communication.
Track Motion: Perspective Corner Pin Woe's
by Charles Ferran on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:54:23 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hi, I'm trying to teach myself some advanced compositing in AE, and I'm having an issue, I can do the track fine, when analyzing forward, but backward seems to always give me trouble, it always messes up the whole thing in one way or another. For exa
Fix it in Pre : Workflow Starts Before the Shooting Does
by Carl Larsen on Nov 18, 2008 at 12:00:00 am
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
Art of the EditFix it in Pre : Workflow Starts Before the Shooting DoesLooking for smooth shoots even on extreme locations? Want a pain-free post? 24P, film look, Depth of Field converter, advanced compositing and sound design -- its all here. In th
Fix it in Pre : Workflow Starts Before the Shooting Does
by Carl Larsen on Nov 18, 2008 at 12:00:00 am
in the Art of the Edit Forum
Looking for smooth shoots even on extreme locations? Want a pain-free post? 24P, film look, Depth of Field converter, advanced compositing and sound design -- its all here. In this Creative Cow Magazine extra from the Workflow 3.0 issue, Carl Larsen
Re: final cut
by Tapio Haaja on Nov 17, 2008 at 7:14:52 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Definitely go to Motion or After Effects. I don't recommend doing anything more advanced compositing in Final Cut Pro. Mainly because Final Cut Pro have tons of bugs and strange behavior with alphas (and it's even worse if you have fields enabled in
Re: After Effects vs. Final Cut
by Richard Sanchez on Oct 15, 2008 at 7:47:46 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Not at all. Final Cut is an editing application, After Effects is motion graphics and compositing. You can do basic compositing in Final Cut, but nothing near as advanced as with After Effects, but you can't really edit in After Effects (you could
News: Leading Post Production Facilities Save Customers Time and Money Finishing High Profile
by Cow News Droid on Jul 21, 2008 at 8:46:35 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
"Law and Order", "Black Gold" and "Deadliest Catch" among productions using Avid DS Nitris systems on multi-format, multi-resolution projects (TEWKSBURY, Massachusetts--July 21, 2008) Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that a maj
Re: Recommend book to learn After Effects
by Joey Foreman on Jul 8, 2008 at 4:32:02 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I'll just reiterate what I said in an earlier post. Studio Techniques is an excellent guide to advanced compositing in AE, but it is not for beginners, doesn't cover the basics, and doesn't deal with motion graphics at all.Joey Foreman Editor/Anima
Re: FCP to Keylight to FCP problem
by Brendan Coots on Jul 7, 2008 at 4:57:45 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
First of all you really should, if at all possible, complete your composite in After Effects rather than bringing the keyed shot into FCP to add in your background. After Effect's tools for doing composites are much more advanced and you will get a c
Re: Shooting stadium lights.
by Mark Suszko on May 30, 2008 at 3:25:36 am
in the Broadcasting Forum
I think what I'd do is, if this is just a couple seconds as part of a montage or something, just create a silhouette of the lights on their poles, shot from directly below, in photoshop, just by drawing them, or by taking a digital still photo and cr
News: Boris Continuum Complete 5 Sparks Now Available
by Cow News Droid on May 23, 2008 at 5:27:59 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Major update to the popular visual effects package for Autodesk Advanced Compositing and Finishing Systems adds 13 new filters (Marlborough, Massachusetts--May 23, 2008) Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video an
News: Smoke & Mirrors Adds To The Magic With New Appointments
by Cow News Droid on May 16, 2008 at 3:21:31 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(London--May 16, 2008) Smoke & Mirrors, the creatively-lead high-end post production house, has added to its bag of tricks with new staff appointments that strengthen its visual effects capabilities and post-production management teams. Joining t
Re: I use PC!!! Convert Me
by Michael Hancock on Apr 22, 2008 at 12:28:03 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
[Shane Ross] "Adobe Enore...ONLY available as part of Adobe Creative Suite 3...$1600. I know...I know..." Actually, you can just buy Premiere Pro for $799 and get Encore with it. To the original poster--what are you needing that your current softwa
News: Mad Media Hires Seasoned Editor & DVD Authoring Guru Ryan Holdridge
by Cow News Droid on Mar 28, 2008 at 5:19:04 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(San Diego, California--March 28, 2008) Mad Media has announced that Ryan Holdridge has been named Director of Multimedia Design. Ryan brings with him a skill set that includes professional editing experience with Apple Final Cut Studio 2, advanced c
News: Red Giant Software Announces Primatte Keyer 4
by Cow News Droid on Mar 17, 2008 at 4:03:19 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
New version now plugs into Final Cut Pro and Motion as well as After Effects and Avid systems (San Francisco, California--March 17, 2008) Red Giant Software is pleased to announce Primatte Keyer 4, which brings new levels of power and speed to Aft
News: SWAY Drives Effects for Multi-Spot Toyota Corolla Campaign
by Cow News Droid on Feb 15, 2008 at 5:23:35 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Renowned VFX Studio Utilizes Proprietary Drive-A-Tron™ Simulator to Create Realistic Animation for Energetic Spots (Los Angeles, California--February 15, 2008) SWAY studio recently added liveliness, detail and a touch of whimsy to the 2009 Toyota
Help with viewing huge file..
by Adam Margolis on Jan 29, 2008 at 10:36:30 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Before i post this i want to make it clear that i have great respect for creative cow and i know that someone here will have a solution. I recently adapted 8 years of digital art experience into AE (using the advanced compositing dvd) and am current
News: Adobe Delivers Two Editions of Photoshop CS3
by Cow News Droid on Apr 3, 2007 at 4:30:53 am
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended Push the Boundaries of Digital Imaging (SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 27, 2007) Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended, two new editions of the pr
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