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Mike Hinkel
Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 5, 2011 at 6:48:38 am

In watching the very good Mastering Materials tutorial by John Rofrano I thought sure that it was mentioned that some textures came with BCC 7. I found that there were no presets in the extruded text fx or any in the program folder in the hard drive. What is up with that? Am I missing something here?


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Mike Hinkel
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 5, 2011 at 10:53:16 am

Well, I reinstalled the program once again and got the texture presets to show up. However it has been crash and burn ever since. I did manage to finally get something renderered out. One issue was an open gl context thing. The FX didn't happen, but the warning filled the space in the render.

I could not do anything with extruded text without getting the dreaded Vegas stopped working window. When I did get through a 10 second piece of text and fx it was going to take forever. The meter on the render time keep running until I finally kicked it out of gear.

I question my purchase of BCC 7 as a mistake at this point. I have 3600 mb of RAM dedicated to the program....Guess I need more.


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John Rofrano
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 5, 2011 at 5:55:20 pm

Hi Mike, What version of Vegas Pro 10 are you using? Make sure that you have at least 10b if not 10c. There was a fair amount of instability with OFX plug-ins with Vegas Pro 10 and 10a.

Also make sure that you have BCC7 7.0.4. To get the latest version, download the trial again and you'll get the update. When you install the trial it will recognize your license.

I do the tutorials in a single sitting. You can see that BCC7 is working for me. I'm using BCC 7.0.4 and Vegas Pro 10b 64-bit for those tutorials. I have Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB of memory on my PC. You can see the specs of my PC on the pc equipment page of my web site. It's one of the first QuadCores so it's rather old by today's "i7" standards.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Mike Hinkel
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 5, 2011 at 6:16:11 pm

Hi John, I upgraded to the 10c and the OFX 7.04. I'm still using Vista 64 bit. I have a AMD Phenom 4 Quad Core 9550 with a 9300GE Nvidia card. System memory is 5120 mb. The max memory available is only 3838mb I don't know if it is capable of more, but I suspect this may be my problem. Every thing works fine until it gets a little involved and then it wants to quit. How would I find out if I can add more memory to the system.

I am gathering great information from your tutorials. I appreciate your efforts and really want to put it to practice.


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John Rofrano
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 5, 2011 at 9:32:28 pm

I'm glad that you're enjoying the tutorials. I really enjoy making them.

5120 mb is an odd number for memory. The Phenom X4 uses dual channel memory so you should be installing matching pairs and have 2GB or 4GB or 8GB or 16GB but not 5GB or 6GB. It sounds like your memory might be misconfigured.

I would also drop Vista like a hot potato. That OS was nothing but trouble for me and I couldn't wait to get off of it and on to Windows 7. I pre-ordered Windows 7 64-bit and installed it the day it arrived and never looked back. My system runs a lot more stable now and uses less memory. Just something to consider.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Mike Hinkel
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:13:28 am

That is the way the numbers are on the label. It ia a stock HP 8530f Pavilion media center. I never got in the box to change any configurations. I really have no problems with Vista, but it is time for an upgrade just to keep up. Windows 8 is right around the corner. I may just go and get the upgrade and see what shakes out.


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John Rofrano
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:45:10 am

[Mike Hinkel] "It ia a stock HP 8530f Pavilion media center."
If you are going to upgrade... stay away from media center PC's. They are meant as entertainment systems, not video ediiting workstations. If you like HP, buy a real workstation like the Z400, Z600, or Z800 that are purpose built for video editing.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Mike Hinkel
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 6, 2011 at 1:46:11 am

Easier said than done, John. I know what you are saying. Just that the crat got before the horse here so to speak. I'd love to go out and get a workstation of any kind. I never had a problem doing anything with this machine. I just had it apart to check the memory. It turns out to have 4 sticks of DDR2 6600 memory for the total to make 5120mb which would be 5 gigs. I pulled one and it was a 1 gig so at leat one has to be a 2G stick. I have to move some things to get to them all.

Anyway, I am going to add some memory and upgrade to the Windows 7. I'll have to turn over the furniture and save my aluminum cans, but we'll get there. Thanks for all your help, John. It is much appreciated.


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Tom Vance
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 8, 2011 at 1:13:00 am

Hey John --

Just wanted to jump in and say I am really enjoying your tutorials. Keep 'em coming. I took the dive into BCC and am having a ton of fun. Had FX years ago with Speed Razor and jumped to Vegas v3.

Just a question for you. I'm running 12 gig of ram/Win 7. I've found Vegas can be kind of flaky when it comes to allocating preview ram. Any recommendations on where the sweet point is for using BCC? Is there a point of diminishing return?

Thanks,

Tom


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John Rofrano
Re: Custom Textures Folder
on Jan 8, 2011 at 12:28:09 pm

[Tom Vance] "Just wanted to jump in and say I am really enjoying your tutorials. Keep 'em coming. I took the dive into BCC and am having a ton of fun. Had FX years ago with Speed Razor and jumped to Vegas v3."
I'm glad you are enjoying the tutorials. I'm having a great time making them. BCC7 is a lot of fun to work with and really gets the creative juices flowing.
[Tom Vance] "Just a question for you. I'm running 12 gig of ram/Win 7. I've found Vegas can be kind of flaky when it comes to allocating preview ram. Any recommendations on where the sweet point is for using BCC? Is there a point of diminishing return?"
I have my Dynamic RAM Preview set to 2048 for all of those tutorials. I have 8GB of RAM and 2048 seems to give me enough for preview smoothly for motion tracking and leaves plenty of memory for other tasks.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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