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Blake Harrington

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July 11th 2005
22 Posts
Stereoscopic for TV
by Blake Harrington 9 years ago
I need to do some stereoscopic 3d for a new HDTV and don't know the first thing about it. Is there one specific stereo 3d output for HDTV's or are there different kinds Also can I render straight from
Getting lightfog to pass through/interact with pngs with transparency
by Ben Wheeler 10 years ago
Hi there, Im trying to use lightfog on a spotlight to display fog shadows. I can do this with normal geometry but I cant figure out how to do it with polygon planes with a PNG texture (currently using
Re: Getting lightfog to pass through/interact with pngs with transparency
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
That technique is better for a still frame...with an animation it might take way too long.
Depth pass in Maya 2010 problem
by Mike Throck 10 years ago
I'm able to render out a depth pass using the new mental ray pass system, but every object is the scene is within a few shades of middle grey. I know in previous versions you could edit the set_range
Re: Depth pass in Maya 2010 problem
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
Have you tried using environment fog to get a z depth pass It's easy to set up and works well. Someone posted this and I've used it with great results. Use Maya Software render. "Go to render globals,
constraining tangent handle
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
I know that I can constrain my keys in the graph editor using that icon with the arrows in the top right of the graph editor, but I was wondering if you could horizontally constrain weighted tangent h
Geometry Spiking When Animating
by Matt Nielsen 10 years ago
Hey Guys, I have a friend who is creating a small animation that I am helping him with. Basically he is animating a variety of characters around a scene and for some reason the geometry has started to
Re: Geometry Spiking When Animating
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
Did you try using the paint weights tool to push the vertex back into place after it shoots out
Attach to Motion Path EP Curve
by Thomas Muijs 10 years ago
Hello guys I'm pretty new to Maya and I got a problem I made a models (of space ships (very simple) and I'm trying to animate it with a EP Curve So first make EP Curve and than Attach it to Motion Pat
Re: Attach to Motion Path EP Curve
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
select the "motionPath" tab in the attribute editor. Make sure the "Follow" checkbox is on. Set "World Up Type" dropdown to "Vector". The in three input boxes directly below that you can tell maya whi
Can't find Options window for Duplicate Special
by Max Grey 10 years ago
In Lesson 3 of Maya tutorial I need to click Duplicate special and put number of copies in Options window. But I can'f find options window. Please help me. Please look at this screenshots: My first cl
Re: Can't find Options window for Duplicate Special
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
you have to click on that little square to the right of the text of the DUPLICATE SPECIAL command. That square will give you an option menu for your commands. Just clicking on the command will execute
transfer hotkeys
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
I'm trying to copy hotkeys from one computer to another...both running Maya 2011 x64. The computer that I am trying to copy from is Vista and the computer that I'm trying to copy to is Windows 7...so
Re: transfer hotkeys
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
I have the right directory...Another thing I just thought of is that I have 2 versions of Maya still installed 2010 and 2011. Maybe that is causing some conflict
Maya 2011 beginner (Mesh>Smooth)
by Emma Nimmo 10 years ago
Hi Im new to Maya, and have just started doing the 'getting started' exercises that come with the program. Im having a little difficulty understanding one section under the Polygonal Modeling section
Re: Maya 2011 beginner (Mesh>Smooth)
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
No problem. After you use the program for a while you will see that having to switch back and forth like this is an inefficient way to work. If you use the 'heads up' menu that appears when you hold d
white screen keying
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
I have footage shot on white screen instead of green and I need to key out the background. If I use a highly feathered color key and and keep the background as close to white I can get the shots looki
Re: white screen keying
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
Thanks for all the advice, think I used all of it. I ended up using Color Key a lot, then Luma Key, and a little Primatte. Sometimes by themselves and sometimes together. A couple shots keyed out real
xdcam no show
by Blake Harrington 10 years ago
I have a client sending me hd footage he shot that is quicktime and he said it is xdcam. When I open the footage in after effects it has audio but no video. Is there a way to get xdcam movies working
Re: xdcam no show
by Lee Warner 10 years ago
XDcamHD files are in the mxf format not quicktime. From Adobe # XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX Note: After Effects can import Sony XDCAM HD assets if they were recorded to MXF files. After Effects cannot impor
custom workspace transfer
by Blake Harrington 11 years ago
Is there a way to transfer custom workspaces from one computer to another
Re: custom workspace transfer
by Vincent Rosati 11 years ago
I'm not sure if this will work, but maybe... PC C Doc's & Set's *user* App'n Data Adobe Adobe Illustrator *ver.* Settings Workspaces. Mac I'm not sure, probably wherever the user's app settings are Vi
drawing tablet problem
by Blake Harrington 15 years ago
I am using an Aiptek drawing tablet within illustrator cs2 trial edition and I get no pressure reading. The option for basing brush radius on pen pressure is greyed out when I create a new brush. In p
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