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I have worked in the television/advertising world for the past four years. Whether it's conceptualizing and creating spots from the ground up or collaborating with a team, I bring the same passion and work ethic. I’m a comedian at heart who loves a... [more]
Member Since:
November 13th 2010
49 Posts
Location:
Philadelphia
DuIK rig interaction
by Dan Donaldson 3 years ago
Hello all, I have a character who needs to be playing the guitar. I have two comps for the character: a "breakdown" comp which houses all of the character's elements (different eyes, mouths, hands, et
Re: DuIK rig interaction
by Hannah Claire 2 years ago
Sorry for the delay in replying and thank you so much for this! I've used checkboxes for opacity before but not in this way, what a brilliant solution- I'm trying this today! Thanks again
R15 Crash while rendering in the Picture Viewer
by Dan Donaldson 5 years ago
Hello, I've been having a problem when rendering in C4D. Whenever I render a long sequence in the Picture Viewer, the render "stops" before all frames are finished. For example, say I was rendering 50
Re: R15 Crash while rendering in the Picture Viewer
by Dan Donaldson 5 years ago
Will do. Thanks!
Ninja Impact Bomb with Particular
by Dan Donaldson 6 years ago
Hey guys, I've been working on this project in my spare time. It's a visual manual of skills needed to be a ninja (assassination, infiltration, deception, etc). Anyway, I've been trying to make an imp
Re: Ninja Impact Bomb with Particular
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
Peder Norby made this project 10 years ago to show off Particular, fireworks, smoke text. I think you might be able to modify the "Smart Bomb CCD" project to create what you need. 7168_pyropackcs6.aep
Green screen tracking problem
by Dan Donaldson 6 years ago
Hello, I was given this video file for a current project: http: www.istockphoto.com stock-video-10870935-video-wall-zoom-in-green-sharp-angle-white.php st=441d0b7 Basically, I have an image that is to
Re: Green screen tracking problem
by Darby Edelen 6 years ago
Dave and Roland have already suggested mocha which is probably your best bet, but I'll also take this opportunity to rant about stock videos with green screens. Many of them are poorly put together an
Black background removing!
by Andrea Di Berardino 6 years ago
Hi everyone, i am working on a project where i have to blend two footage. The footage that i have to blend is an hand (black and white) with black background. My problem is when i use luma key effects
Re: Black background removing!
by Dan Donaldson 6 years ago
Hey Andrea, If the rotobrush is giving you problems, you could try manually rotoing the footage by using the Pen tool, depending on how long your footage is. Or, you can duplicate the footage and use
How do I use Trapcode sound keys to trigger a change in an image?
by Jon Melot 6 years ago
This is kind of an odd question, so let me know if it isn't clear. I've got a series of images that serve almost as stop-motion-animation (dozens of series actually). Trapcode Sound Keys has been run
Re: How do I use Trapcode sound keys to trigger a change in an image?
by Dan Donaldson 6 years ago
I'm not quite clear what you are create. Are you trying to have those 1000 pictures individually parented to you SK layer or do you have those pictures in comps and you want those comps to be affected
Tron styled/Glowing Sphere?
by Dan Donaldson 6 years ago
Hello. I'm new to Cinema 4d and I was wondering if there is anyway to add a glow effect to a sphere. First, let me give you some info on what I am doing. I am doing a GSG using the sound effector to a
Re: Tron styled/Glowing Sphere?
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Use the Luminance Channel in Cinema 4D and add the glow in After Effects www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
Can not preview from current time
by Dan Donaldson 7 years ago
Hello. Just as the title says, I can not RAM preview from current time. I have the box checked under preview but no matter what, After Effects always starts the render at the beginning of the comp. Ha
Re: Can not preview from current time
by Darby Edelen 7 years ago
There are a couple of ways to initiate different RAM Previews: Numpad 0 - This will start a RAM Preview with the "RAM Preview Options" found in the Preview panel. Shift + Numpad 0 - This will start a
Shading and CC Particle World
by Dan Donaldson 7 years ago
Hello. So I am using a custom texture as the particle on my CC Particle World layer. However, the object is very flat. I was hoping that there was some way to give the object any depth
Making live footage look more illustrative
by Dan Donaldson 7 years ago
Hello. I have live action footage of a flame. I want to use it in a cartoon but I need it to match the style of the short. I use Illustrator files and gradients. Does anyone know of filters color corr
Re: Making live footage look more illustrative
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 years ago
Red Giant makes a very nice, although somewhat expensive plugin called Toon-It: http: www.redgiantsoftware.com products all toonit I own it, and can vouch for the quality of the presets. It's even pos
After Effects/Illustrator Gradient Problem
by Dan Donaldson 7 years ago
Hello. Whenever I bring an Illustrator file that has a radial gradient, it suffers some sort of banding issue. Here is a screen capture. If you click on the photo, you can see the issue on the man's t
Re: After Effects/Illustrator Gradient Problem
by Dan Donaldson 7 years ago
Thanks for all of your suggestions. I will try them right away.
Eyeball terror wiggle
by Dan Donaldson 8 years ago
Hello. I am doing a project where I need eyeballs to shake and show fear. I am not exactly what values I should put in as I am new to expressions. Basically, I am looking for a quiver. This is a link
Removing a Texture from a Lambert
by Dan Donaldson 8 years ago
Hello. I want to change a lambert the I assigned to an object from a texture to a plain color. How can I remove the texture from the lambert
Re: Removing a Texture from a Lambert
by Stuart Christensen 8 years ago
In the Hypershade just click on the texture node assigned to the lambert and hit Delete. Change up the color of your lambert as you see fit. Hope that helps.
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