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2 System Raid Setup Reccomendation
by Chad Briggs 8 years ago
Hi Everyone! Currently I have a dual boot bootcamp Mac that is connected to an old Ciprico Raid, that were using with a Kona3G card that works fine on both OS'es. For a variety of reasons I want to bu
Re: 2 System Raid Setup Reccomendation
by Bob Zelin 8 years ago
Hi - You need one computer to be a dedicated server for your two client workstations. The cheap way out is to use your existing computer as the server (it must be running OS X Snow Leopard, and be a M
Blackmagic card/prodcut as extra desktop?
by Chad Briggs 9 years ago
Greetings blackmagic gurus! Does anyone know if the current Blackmagic lineup (any of the video output boards devices) allows you to use your blackmagic card as an extra monitor desktop when it's not
Re: Blackmagic card/prodcut as extra desktop?
by Joshua Helling 9 years ago
Not anymore on either platform. So back in the day, it worked on XP and OSX, but never Vista 7. Furthermore this feature was ONLY available on our 4x Lane PCI-express cards. Sincerely, Joshua Director
AJA as extra desktop?
by Chad Briggs 9 years ago
Greetings AJA gurus! Doea anyone know if the current AJA lineup allows you to use your AJA card as an extra monitor desktop when it's not in use by editing applications I know the blackmagic cards use
Re: AJA as extra desktop?
by Fred Jodry 9 years ago
It sounds like Joel just dashed your hope with a correct answer but I think there s an area to add for success. Why not try tossing in an nVidia NV-7000 or 7100 64 MB video display card into an unused
Replacing a clip in DS 7.5
by Chad Briggs 10 years ago
Greetings Avid gurus! We recently aquired a 2nd hand Avid DS 7.5 system that were currently using, trying to get a handle on how it's workflow is. Most of the stuff we've figured out, but i have a que
Re: Replacing a clip in DS 7.5
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Import the new file and replace the old file with it. That's all the automatic you get since Avid creates its own (OMF or MXF) media from every file you import.
Looking for Maya Expert - Need Help to Produce Old Fashonied Book Model
by Markus Griebling 10 years ago
Hi All, I'm currently working on a project where I would like to incorporate some video footage (HD) into a Maya model of an old book. Basically we're telling a historical story of an old city in Germ
Re: Looking for Maya Expert - Need Help to Produce Old Fashonied Book Model
by Chad Briggs 10 years ago
Hi Markus! Are you looking for someone to guide you through the process, or are you wanting to sub-contract the gig out completely be happy to help either way. thanks Chad
Is NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS (128MB)suitable for Maya 2008?
by Mirko Menegazzo 10 years ago
Hi everybody. I have to buy a new laptop which is able to run Maya 2008. The laptop I am interested comes with the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS(128MB). I know it is a weak card, but laptops with better car
Re: Is NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS (128MB)suitable for Maya 2008?
by Chad Briggs 10 years ago
In theory it should work fine. Autodesk does not officially support gaming non-quadro cards with maya, but most of the world uses them without a problem. I'd google and see if you can find any reports
1st render fast. 2nd and 3rd... Really slow
by grier dill 10 years ago
So here's the issue. I'm rendering my scene, with maybe 8 lights, and final gather on, nothing too complex. When I go to do a high quality render for the first time since opening the application, it r
Re: 1st render fast. 2nd and 3rd... Really slow
by Chad Briggs 10 years ago
Are your rendering from Maya itself or batch command line Maya prefers to be rendered via batch, not from the actual app. Chad
Animate the visibility of objects in a group
by Jeff Crowe 10 years ago
I ve attached a quick screenshot of what I m trying to accomplish. I m hoping someone here can help. Basically I m working on a model of a house and I want to animate the visibility of the certain sec
Re: Animate the visibility of objects in a group
by Chad Briggs 10 years ago
So even when you use "duplicate input graph" in the duplication options, it still doesn't work
change color of clip on timeline..
by Chad Briggs 11 years ago
Hey peeps, in premiere pro cs2 (or cs3 or cs4 for that matter) is there a way to change the color the the clips on the timeline, kind of like how you change the color of layers on a timeline in AFX. (
Re: change color of clip on timeline..
by Jonas Bendsen 6 years ago
FWIW (very old thread, but what I was looking for!), you can change a clip color by selecting the clip and then going to Edit Label Color. There are eight colors to choose from. :::::::::::::::::::::
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Fade between shaders/colors during animation
by Paul Kramer 11 years ago
Hello, I m needing to simulate a change of time from day to night in a surface shader. At the moment I have the surface shader connected to a blue and white ramp to simulate day; now I need to somehow
Re: Fade between shaders/colors during animation
by Chad Briggs 11 years ago
If you want to do as little work outside of maya as possible, just animate the ramp color positoins to get the effect of the surface shader changing day to night. Another method would be to render out
Maya Parent Object to Vertex?
by Mark Walczak 11 years ago
Hey everyone, I am working on animating a tree. I have the trunk and a branch, both seperate objects. I am doing a simple scale on the tree trunk in order to make it grow on the y-axis. I also have a
Re: Maya Parent Object to Vertex?
by Chad Briggs 11 years ago
your best bet is going to be to download a plugin called "rivit" (or something like that) from highend 3d. It automates the process of constraining objects to the surface of a polygon nurbs object. -c
A better PS Maya IFF plugin?
by N. Row 11 years ago
Hi all, I just installed CS3 and found that Adobe provides an IFF plugin. At first I thought, "Great, it should be less crashy than the one from Alias circa 2000." Well, it may be more stable but I ha
Re: A better PS Maya IFF plugin?
by Chad Briggs 11 years ago
i've yet to find one, i think you'll be better off just switching over to SGI sequences, which is what i did after the whole IFF broken plugin fiasco. They are almost as fast as IFF and generally just
test 123
by Chad Briggs 11 years ago

Working with interlaced footage
by Andres Bocan 11 years ago
Hi I am a bit new in doing special effects on Maya and I have some doubts. I will work with 1080i 29,97 footage for some effects. Generally I will add 3D objects to some scenes. I will track the camer
Re: Working with interlaced footage
by Chad Briggs 11 years ago
if the original footage was shot at 30p, and there is no visible interlacing, just work animate and composite at 29.97, and do not render to fields or interpet fields, and you should be fine. Chad
Creating Moving textures???
by Joe Colling 11 years ago
I don t usually use moving textures. They don t often look that great to me, but I am wondering if I use a moving texture that is say 10 frames long and my time line is 20 frames long, is there a way
Re: Creating Moving textures???
by Chad Briggs 11 years ago
you should be able to look at the frame extension of the moving texture in the graph editors. it's just a graph like any other, so you should be able to select the curve and use the post pre infinity
location of AFX render templates....
by Chad Briggs 12 years ago
Does anybody know where the file is that after effects stores the render output templates i know you can import export them, but i'm trying to figure out a way to automate these over the network, wher
Re: location of AFX render templates....
by Chad Briggs 12 years ago
Ah! There it is. I knew it existed somewhere. Thanks Jan! much appreciated. -chad
Game-Changer
by Nick Griffin 12 years ago
If we're lucky a few times a year we'll see something that will make a significant difference in the way we do business -- that will by its very usefulness change the game. The best example of this fo
Re: Game-Changer (QT functionality)
by Chad Briggs 12 years ago
Walter- Yep, i knew that, (and your right, extremely handy). I guess maybe what i was trying to get at was the timecode based "notes" interface he built for the FLV player (like how adobes clip notes
exporting mpg video from avid adrenaline with dnxcel board?
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
Hey peeps, we are evaluating some new editing systems, and I have a question about the avid adrenaline systems. Can you export a SD dvd mpg stream from a timeline in real time Or do you have to export
keyboard shortcuts needed
by Deepmine 14 years ago
Can anyone help me with some keyboard shortcuts 1... does premiere pro have a function like Avid's "tops and tails" that can be programed to the keyboard. 2... is there a way to program one function (
Re: keyboard shortcuts needed
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
Did you ever manage to get a keyboard shortcut that locked unlocked a track I've yet to be able to figure this out in the keyboard configuration window, as I can't find the "lock" command in any of th
Insurance - All or Some?
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
Hey biz owners (and people who's employers pay for insurance)- Does anyone know what the norm for a company's contribution to health dental insurance is Are most graphics post animation companies cove
Re: Insurance - All or Some?
by Bob Cole 13 years ago
I think there was a story in the Wall Street Journal yesterday about this. The split is prett close to fifty-fifty, but the trend is for small businesses to drop insurance for their employees.
Xena Card and Prospect HD
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
Is there anybody on the forum using the Xena PciExpress card and the Cineform codec I'd love to hear if anyone has used it for extensive greenscreen bluescreen work The codec is 10bit 4:2:2 correct th
Re: Xena Card and Prospect HD
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
Tim- Thanks for your thoughts. The only other strange thing i've noticed is that you acutally have to pay for every machine you want the codec on Doesn't that make it a little counterproductive in a w
Matrox Axio 720p 24fps and premeire?
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
I've been doing research on which HD editing system to buy and the AXIO seems like a real champ. However, i've run into a snag. apparently the axio cannont capture 720p 24fps I know it does 720p60fps.
Re: Matrox Axio 720p 24fps and premeire?
by Mark Palmos 13 years ago
they say it is coming with a driver upgrade... i would wait for axio to do it, they are great cards. mark.
PPro 2 on laptop wierdness...
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
I've been trying to troubleshoot premiere pro 2 on a colleague's laptop and its baffling. He says he's had no luck with Adobe on the issue so I'd chime in for him here. Basicly any time he loads a cli
Re: PPro 2 on laptop wierdness...
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
Thats the crappy part, i went to the toshiba website for him and they haven't updated the vid card driver since 2003 :( Is there anyway to tell premiere to use a "non accellarated" safe mode or anythi
weird sync issue with blackmagic card...
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
I know this problem is a bit vauge, but it may have to do with our BM card and I was looking for some pointers, here it goes: We have a 4:2:2 SD blackmagic card in our G5. Works great. We also have a
Re: weird sync issue with blackmagic card...
by Chad Briggs 13 years ago
Bob- Thanks for the detailed explanation on the blackburst generator setup, and that def sounds like the setup i need to get to. For now, just to get this project done, the looping trick Kristian sugg
need workflow suggestions for dvcpro50...
by Chad Briggs 14 years ago
Hey guys, i'm struggling to find a good workflow suggestion for dvcpro50 footage that was shot 16x9 anamorphic. Heres the deal: We have a FCP5 box that we digitzed a ton of dvcpro50 footage in via fir
Re: need workflow suggestions for dvcpro50...
by Chad Briggs 14 years ago
only problem with that is that it would be a conversion process (i'd have to convert the QT codec to the DVCpro 50 AVI codec) and i'm pretty sure i't take a generation loss hit there. Too bad you can'
after effects and 8bit to cineon output...
by Chad Briggs 14 years ago
Hey afx gurus- got a question. I'm converting some animation i did (which is 8bit linear) to 10bit log and I have a few questions on the actual cineon output parameters in AFX. When you open the cineo
internal corporate meetings...
by Chad Briggs 14 years ago
Hello wise buisness folk- I have a small corporate client that is wanting to rip off music and video from popular TV shows movies for a internal corporate meeting as part of a motivational thing. I ha
Re: internal corporate meetings...
by Chad Briggs 14 years ago
Much appreciated, thanks for all the input folks! -chad
delaying menu actions?
by Chad Briggs 14 years ago
Hey folks, have a delimma in encore i'm not quite sure how to solve. I've got two animations, a intro animation and a loop. At the end of the intro animation, the menus will have been built and i want
Re: delaying menu actions?
by Chad Briggs 14 years ago
thanks for the tips, they worked like a charm so far. -chad
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