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Ben Lunden

Member Since:
January 17th 2008
15 Posts
3D Stroke
by Daniel Cohen 11 years ago
Hi, I need to create a light trail around a persons waist. I have followed the Trapcode tutorial so far, using the demo version. The layer that I have created is only 2D, even with the '3D layer' icon
Re: 3D Stroke
by Ben Lunden 11 years ago
Hey Daniel, Unfortunately 3D stroke only operates within that 2D layer if I recall correctly. You'll have to use masks for the effect you are going for. -B
SF render farms
by Ben Lunden 11 years ago
Hey guys, Any recommendations for local SF render farms I need to render some DVCPRO HD 1080 30fps 2 min clips with lots of Vray lighting materials with a fast turn around time (like 1 day). Is this a
Opinions on Hardware
by Ben Lunden 11 years ago
Hi guys, I've got a question about NAS (I know this is the SAN forum, but wasn't sure where else to post). What's your opinion on a good NAS for a small business It seems like there's a lot of devices
Re: Opinions on Hardware
by Ben Lunden 11 years ago
Hey Chris, Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'll poke around the interwebs with those companies in mind. Many thanks, -BL
what is your Rig like?
by Ben Lunden 11 years ago
Hello, I'm planning on building a rig to run After Effects on and was wondering what people prefer to use: Mac or PC. I mean in terms of cost per performance, compatibility, and longevity. Yknow, how
Re: what is your Rig like?
by Ben Lunden 11 years ago
awesome, thanks for all the input guys. To tell the truth, I'm actually surprised that PCs devalue faster. Anywho, the new macpro looks pretty killer. Let's see if I can foot the bill.
3d layer bending/distortion
by Ben Lunden 11 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to bend or distort a layer in 3D space in AE. For example, I want to bend a layer so that when viewed from the side, the actual layer is shaped like a curve. Any
Re: 3d layer bending/distortion
by Jeremy Fabiano 11 years ago
Um.. I haven't done this before, but there's talk about using the cc cylinder and mapping an image layer onto it.. I don't know how to do it, but I've seen it somewhere on here before... Hope it helps
codec help
by Ben Lunden 11 years ago
Hi guys, I imported some 720 24pn footage from an hvx to .mov files from within FCP. Now, I want to work with this footage in After Effects. It crashes when I try to load the footage and if I try to w
Re: codec help
by Brendan Coots 11 years ago
HD footage from the HVX is encoded in DVCPRO HD format, which is only available on systems with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere CS3 or Sony Vegas installed. Even then, you may not have it if you did a l
large scale compression
by Ben Lunden 12 years ago
Hi, I have a thirty minute SD NTSC video that I need to compress for the web and ipod iphone. It needs to be as close to under 100mb as possible. The goal is to have it small enough to be easily downl
Re: large scale compression
by Ben Lunden 12 years ago
I checked out Procoder and I got a MUCH nicer render. Thanks for the help!
freezes when loading comp
by Ben Lunden 12 years ago
Hi, I've been doing final touches on a project in afterfx. I've used a composition from premiere pro as the template for effects I'm doing. It used to load slow but fine. But, now for some reason I ca
Re: freezes when loading comp
by Ben Lunden 12 years ago
The composition is standard definition ntsc widescreen. I tried opening with preview render off and it still doesn't work.
Keep losing firewire connection when capturing to external HD
by Ben Lunden 12 years ago
Hi, I'm having an issue where I immediately lose my firewire connection to my camera whenever I try to capture to my external HD (WD mybook 500gig). I'm using Premiere Pro 2.0 on PC and my hard drive
Re: Keep losing firewire connection when capturing to external HD
by Therese Poole 12 years ago
Sorry, I cannot help you but I have a similar problem. For some reason, in the last month, I cannot use the firewire port with Premiere Pro. It works with Moviemaker just fine but with Premiere, it gi
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