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Ben Trahair

Member Since:
March 30th 2006
27 Posts
RAM preview fails
by paul nevison 12 years ago
Hey there I have a 35 sec comp with a 3D camera orbiting around the scene. when i try to ram preview the comp it works up until around 20sec and then stops playing back the comp from the first frame.
Re: RAM preview fails
by Ben Trahair 12 years ago
Hi Paulos. Sounds like you've run out of ram to me. After Effects will ram preview as much of the work area as it can. When it runs out it loops back to the beginning and plays out as much as its been
belief design crowd simulation tutorial
by Ben Trahair 12 years ago
A while back belief were hosting an excellent tutorial on creating a crowd simulation using trapcode particular and keyed footage. It was previously being hosted at: http: www.belief.com stage index.p
Re: belief design crowd simulation tutorial
by Ben Trahair 12 years ago
Fantastic! Thanks so much Julian.
cd reflection map
by Ben Trahair 12 years ago
Hey all, I'm trying to create the look of a cd that rotates on its axis in invigorator and has a rainbow like reflection map. I've tried creating a rainbow map and applying a radial blur and polar dis
Re: cd reflection map
by Ben Trahair 12 years ago
Thanks Jon. Will keep working at it! Any other suggestions are welcome too. Cheers, Ben
Flying over simulated crowd
by Mike Wheeler 13 years ago
Hello, I remember seeing a tutorial a while ago that showed you how to take a small crowd in front of a green screen and fly over them with the camera as if it was a large audience... I know this may
Re: Flying over simulated crowd
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
Hey thanks Macohead. What an awesome little tutorial!
3d Channel Effects from C4D multipass in AE
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
Hi All, Been racking my brains, a few tutorials and the forums trying to work this out. Can cinema 4d export 3d channel information for depth that can be utilized by the After Effects 3d Channel plugi
Re: 3d Channel Effects from C4D multipass in AE
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
Ahh, thanks heaps Adam! I totally missed the RLA RPF options. Ben
After Effects in C4D V10 ?
by Tom Headle 13 years ago
Is there still a AE Plug-in for c4d in After Effects 7 (standard not pro) I remember that Maxon use to provide a plug in for after effects for importing c4d lighting, camera, etc... Thanks. TH
Re: After Effects in C4D V10 ?
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
The plugin actually lives inside the exchange plugin directory on the install folder - CINEMA 4D R10 Exchange Plugins aftereffects Just copy it into your after effects plugin folder and away you go!
Advanced AVID tutorials
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
Hey guys and gals, Wondering if you could push me in the right direction. I have some freelance work coming up using media composer. Im largely self taught. Avid was the first NLE I ever used, but I'v
Re: Advanced AVID tutorials
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
Thanks for the input guys, Have checked out Steve Bayes stuff and it looks like what I'm after. Also taking a gamble on one of the on the spot books. Have read them for after-effects and final cut and
Keyframing strangeness
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
Hi all, I've been having a key framing problem lately where I set up 3 keyframes on a 3d layer moving in z space - one at 23400, one at 2720 and the last at 1837. Im using straight linear keyframes. J
Re: Keyframing strangeness
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
Thats it! Under keyframe interpolation temporal was linear and spatial was autobezier. Thanks for the tip! Ben
resolution problems
by jefftober 14 years ago
Hi All- I am working for broadcast and my exports have a distinct circle gradient around each light source. I have tried many different formats and tried even creating and outputting in HD through our
Re: resolution problems
by Ben Trahair 14 years ago
What bit depth is your project setup for If its 8bpc try switching to 16bpc via project settings. Even if it doesn't look any better in the comp window try doing a test render and see if the banding g
3d lighting in 16bpc
by Ben Trahair 14 years ago
oook this is probably one of those really obvious questions but its got me tearing out my hair - I'm working in AE 6.5 pro on a pc for an animation sequence going on air requiring 16bpc depth and 3d l
Re: 3d lighting in 16bpc
by Ben Trahair 14 years ago
oops thanks for the reminder Not working in 16bpc mode after effects 6.5 running on windows xp 64bit edition Dual Xeon 3.4ghz 64bit processor 2 gigs ram XFX 128MB GeForce 6600GT Dual DVI Working after
rendering animation for broadcast: field settings. URGENT
by Ben Trahair 14 years ago
Hi everyone. I know this topic gets a lot of discussion and I've looked through the archives but don't seem to be able to get an answer. So apologys in advance. I've rendered out a animation sequence
Re: rendering animation for broadcast: field settings. URGENT
by Ben Trahair 14 years ago
Thanks Dan. I guess the upshot of this is that I will need to re-render, re-output and resuply the material. No possibility that a broadcast tech would be able to fix it the way it has been supplied
Exporting still image field/interlace problem
by Ben Trahair 14 years ago
Hi guys and gals. Just a question regarding field interlace issues in FCP. I am trying to export stills from footage shot on DV (both mini and DVCpro) and with all manner of options experimented with
Re: Exporting still image field/interlace problem
by Ben Trahair 14 years ago
ahhh. Magic. Thankyou so much Kel. You have saved me a headache! Cheers Ben
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