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Chris Craig

Member Since:
June 25th 2008
83 Posts
How can i re-shape the model
by Chris Craig 12 months ago
Hi In the model that i have made, I'm trying to re-shape the eyes so that they follow the curved face contour & push them back slightly and I'm really struggling to make this work. I'd love some help
How to create light trails like this?
by Chris Craig 2 years ago
Hi guys I have a couple of photos taken, in similar active states to the example below. My aim is to try and recreate the long exposure light trails as seen in this example. Does anybody know how to g
Re: How to create light trails like this?
by Steve Bentley 2 years ago
to create your own flames, use a brush shaped like a thin bar, slightly thicker on the ends. Then have that brush rotate as you paint in fairly directional paths. Use a blend or transfer function that
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Reduce the motion of a tracked element
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi guys I have tracked a person running, and I would like to have some text animate next to them, but because of the rather large vertical motion of the running style, it is making my text rather ille
Re: Reduce the motion of a tracked element
by Kevin Camp 3 years ago
you might try the smooth() function, it will sort of average the movement over a segment of time... try adding this expression to the position property of the tracked layer: smooth( .2, 5 ) where .2 i
Box making. How can i accurately divide and bend a rectangular plane into a box shape
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi guys I have created some artwork in illustrator that will be applied onto a box. I would like to try and recreate this box shape in C4D and previously when i have attempted it, i have created each
Bump texture creates ray like image on my object
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi guys I have a extruded circular disc with a logo on it. I am using a brushed metal texture for the circular disc and another texture for the logo. I have played around with my settings, but unfortu
Re: Bump texture creates ray like image on my object
by Brian Jones 3 years ago
depends on setup of lights and angle of camera to lights off the surface etc. Can you post the scene file (even without the logo if it's NDA)
How to achieve this nice apple iphone reflections
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi everyone Is there a tutorial anywhere or can someone describe how to achieve those nice glossy reflections across the iphones screen as it rotates Is it basically like setting up a light and placin
Re: How to achieve this nice apple iphone reflections
by Michael Goldberg 3 years ago
Hi, A few ways to do this - 1 -You could create a sky object, and place an HDRI or other environment texture on the sky. Make the sky not visible to the camera, but visible to reflections by using a c
Are render times affected by hidden objects
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi guys I have an model, with many small pieces inside of it. For the images that i am trying to create, these smaller objects are not needed. Will keeping them inside the larger object have any negat
Re: Are render times affected by hidden objects
by Brian Jones 3 years ago
probably but I have no idea how much. It would have to decide if they are visible or not. In addition the help says C4D is optimized for fewer objects with (up to) millions of polys rather than millio
Texture behaving weired
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi all I have imported an obj file and had set the preferences to vertices to fix a number of issues i was having with the model not being smooth. I have now textured the object and it appears that th
Re: Texture behaving weired
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Thank you Adam. That has done the trick. I really appreciate not just this help, but each and every time you give me advice. Thanks so much.
is there a trick to making metal look like metal
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi all I have a model and on it is a flat circular plane (90 degrees) which has a logo on it. I need to texture the flat circular surface in a brushed metal and the logo (which is also flat and appear
Re: is there a trick to making metal look like metal
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Thanks Brian. That certainly is helping.
How to prevent bin windows from opening up in their own window
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi Each time i open a bin window, it opens up into a floating panel. Ive looked in the preferences to change this to a more managable tabbed option, but can not find how to effect this. Can anybody su
Re: How to prevent bin windows from opening up in their own window
by Sean Franklin 3 years ago
Inside of general settings you can set the default behavior of double click, ctrl click, and alt click. I believe you are just looking to change double-click to open new tab. -Tim Tim Franklin Watchou
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Chris Craig liked this 3 years ago
Does Premiere Render all visible layers?
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi all Im cutting an interview which uses a lot of B Roll. If my interview footage is on layer 1 (graded and noise reduced) and my B Roll is on layer 2 (graded), will Premiere process the parts of lay
Re: Does Premiere Render all visible layers?
by Joe Barta IV 3 years ago
I've always found that Premiere seems to read what is on the hidden layers and if you have noise reduction, blurs, heavy third party plugins, etc. it can slow down the render process. Even though it r
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Chris Craig liked this 3 years ago
How can i make this pattern in C4d
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi Everyone I have been asked to help create and texture a simple 3D model that uses this square pattern. Looking at it, I would probably create a triangle and extrude it, duplicate, rotate and aligne
Re: How can i make this pattern in C4d
by Robert Troidé 3 years ago
Yes, you're right. Triangle, extrude, cloners, and bolean. No more. Here's the c4d model. But it's an easy one and it's so rewarding to make it by yourself. You should try. 10124_grid.c4d.zip RT
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Chris Craig liked this 3 years ago
Camera Positions and focal lengths of a 2 camera interview
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi guys I have an interview to film in a couple of days and I would like to get some assistance on the best positions of the two cameras I will be filming with and the focal lengths of these two camer
Re: Camera Positions and focal lengths of a 2 camera interview
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Thanks Mark. I appreciate your advice. I dont have access to 4K. Im shooting with a C100 and Canon 7D. I would assume that A is a wide to medium shot and B would be alot tighter. Im interested to unde
should my NAS be dropping frames when capturing PAL footage?
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi everyone. Please forgive my inexperienced question but im after some advice setting up my network. I have 3 modern mac computers (iMac i7, two Mac Pros (late 2014) that i use for capturing VHS Vide
Re: should my NAS be dropping frames when capturing PAL footage?
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi Alex and thanks for your reply I have done what was suggested by Bob, and have connected each lan to the 4 available ports on the synology. I have run the blackmagic speed test and there is no noti
Where are the mics placed on all of these reality tv programs
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Im guilty of watching reality tv shows because i like to deconstruct the production...well that is what i tell my wife ;) But for many years now, i have been wondering how the audio is captured on sho
Re: Where are the mics placed on all of these reality tv programs
by Richard Crowley 3 years ago
There are many ways of securing lav mics to actors while remaining invisible. And there are many ways of hiding the body-pack transmitter on the actor somewhere under their wardrobe. Those prime-time
Any ideas on how to find my corrupt frame which is crashing my renders?
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi guys I have captured 10 VHS tapes in the last week, each being 3 hours or longer. I have exported them all out to encoder and 7 of them are failing because of a corrupt frame. Of the 7, i have foun
Re: Any ideas on how to find my corrupt frame which is crashing my renders?
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
As soon as i posted, I then thought of a solution. Rendering as low res image sequence files will help, as it will stop rendering when it reaches the corrupt frame.
Any success with Encore burning dual layer
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi everyone I offer a service to convert video to dvd for people and I often receive videos from customers around 3-4 hours in length which requires that I contact them and explain the need to go to t
Re: Any success with Encore burning dual layer
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Thanks Joe. One of my very first DVD jobs back in 2005 was a series of 5 DVDs and 200 of each for a karate series i had filmed. My client had presold 82 series' and I had a reputable company burn thes
audio popping on video capture
by Chris Craig 3 years ago
Hi all I have 2 Mac computers. Each with the latest versions of premier pro. Im capturing video8 from a camera using firewire. This morning when i began my video8 capture, the audio has a constant pop
Re: audio popping on video capture
by Jeff Pulera 3 years ago
Most MiniDV and D8 camcorders will record 16-bit 48k audio by default, but a few may offer 12-bit 32k audio recording. Make sure the capture spec matches what is on the tape or it can cause strange is
Creating Vector Animations out of AE
by Chris Craig 4 years ago
Hi guys I have created a range of simple animations with masks in AE. Some have layer style effects like inner drop shadow applied, but for the most part, they are just simple animated masks. The anim
Is there an easy way to create a heart rate ECG with expressions
by Chris Craig 4 years ago
Hi all Im trying to simulate a heart rate over a 30 minute duration under exercise. The rate can be random but there would be some times were i need to show a spike in a heart rate or low heart rate (
Re: Is there an easy way to create a heart rate ECG with expressions
by Chris Craig 4 years ago
I should have also mentioned that I am using particular parented to a null with a wiggle expression attached to it for the vertical motion. Its giving me some "ok" results but wanted to see if there w
Converting speed into pace and expressing it correctly
by Chris Craig 4 years ago
Hi everyone Please can someone help me with an expression. I would like to convert speed (km hr or miles hr) into pace (min km or min mile). To do this, I need to divide 60 by the speed and then expre
Re: Converting speed into pace and expressing it correctly
by Chris Craig 4 years ago
Thank you so much Xavier. I have tried this and am coming across a slight issue. The Pace value that this expression is converting from, is a random expression on a separate layer. I thought i would b
Time change between two points
by Chris Craig 5 years ago
Hello everyone I am making an animation that has a 2 points, A & B at opposite ends of the frame (horizontal). Inbetween the 2 points, is an text layer with numbers (minutes and seconds). When i move
Re: Time change between two points
by Chris Craig 5 years ago
Thanks a lot Kevin I applied your code, but it returns a syntax error in line 10. Am i doing something wrong. I have AE cc Yes, the time does start at zero. Thanks a lot.
Opacity linked to the co-ordinates of another layer
by Chris Craig 5 years ago
Hello Everyone. Please forgive my lack of expression knowledge. Im recreating an iphone swiping (left-right) function where I have a wide precomp inside a small master comp and with every swipe, it re
Re: Opacity linked to the co-ordinates of another layer
by Chris Craig 5 years ago
Beautiful. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you very much Dan. It works perfectly.
Constantly changing desktop won't stop. Even when its not selected. Noob
by Chris Craig 11 years ago
Hi guys I recently bought my first Mac 4 weeks ago after being a Windwos user for over 15 years. Its a MacMini 2ghz and it was bought to intergrate with my home entertainment system. Currently i have
Re: Constantly changing desktop won't stop. Even when its not selected. Noob
by Brian Gew 11 years ago
Chris Craig " when i change my AV receiver over from my TV to my MiniMac ( after having watched my TV for a while ), my desktop has reverted back to the constantly changing pictures again." Try This:
Turn off Opacity expression
by Chris Craig 11 years ago
Hi Guys Can someone please help me with this simple script. All i want it to do is turn off the opacity of a layer (0%) from 100%, at a specific comp marker (1) value 0 - thisComp.marker.key("1").time
Re: Turn off Opacity expression
by Chris Craig 11 years ago
You little beauty! Cheers Pete I had to manipulate to read the comp marker rather than the layer marker and swapped around the opacity amounts....but it worked beautifully. Thank you so much Chris
Is the Matrox MXO2 the same as the Blackmagic Decklink HD Extreme
by Chris Craig 11 years ago
Hi guys Sorry for the Noob question, but do these devices do the same thing as each other If so, which one is best If the are different, do i need the 2. Im looking at buying my first Mac Pro, for a H
Re: Is the Matrox MXO2 the same as the Blackmagic Decklink HD Extreme
by Joe Trepanier 11 years ago
Hi Chris, Here's a few points of what the MXO2 brings that the Decklink HD Extreme doesn't. It is by no means an exhaustive comparison of the two products but highlights some of the key advantages of
Want a MBP to edit a project on. What will i need?
by Chris Craig 11 years ago
Hi Guys I have a training project that i am producing in the next few months. I have finally made the decision to switch from PC to Mac and am looking at the latest MBpro and FCP to edit with. I will
Re: Want a MBP to edit a project on. What will i need?
by Chris Craig 11 years ago
or just to throw a spanner in the works, for the cost of an Aja Io, should i invest that money and buy a Mac Pro instead with a BlackMagic card Cheers Chris
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