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David Biederbeck

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January 10th 2010
196 Posts
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xParticles - Display different than render
by David Biederbeck 4 years ago
In the render, particles are not properly appearing as they are in the view-port. Suggestions please
Re: xParticles - Display different than render
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 years ago
Most likely it's something in the XP shader. Hard to say without seeing the file.
Line Rendering
by David Biederbeck 5 years ago
Hi everyone! I'm attempting to create what is to appear like an autocad line work drawing on. Currently I'm using a scalpel to reveal the individual pieces, but because we can see the slice I'm not ge
Can someone please offer a compelling argument for the way Cinema 4D adds materials to objects
by David Biederbeck 5 years ago
Whenever I add a logo to an object I create a layer. Add color channel, paste to alpha. Swtich to flat, turn off tile. Then scramble to get it to the right H width. Am I doing this incorrectly It seem
Re: Can someone please offer a compelling argument for the way Cinema 4D adds materials to objects
by Brian Jones 5 years ago
are you using Fit To Image (and the other two Region and Object) in the Tags Menu
Visible Seems in C4D from .stp
by David Biederbeck 5 years ago
Hello everyone. Long time no post. I'm working with 17 different models coming at me in .STP format. I'm getting the attached seems on all my objects. I converted before import in Deep exploration. 87
Global Illumination Rendering first
by David Biederbeck 5 years ago
Just switched from 13 to 14... I'm wondering how to render global illumination with the main pass. Currently it is going through all the frames' global illumination pass first.
Loft Nurbs Geometry line
by David Biederbeck 6 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to model a highlighter and I'm getting this really anoying line on either side of the model, check out the image.
Re: Loft Nurbs Geometry line
by David Biederbeck 6 years ago
I actually got it figured out, I had cylindrical wrap on my material and I was seeing the seem. I took a picture of the bottom of the highlighter and then used illustrator to pen around. Then brought
Render object and its shadows only
by Chris Tarroza 6 years ago
I have an animation that I will be reusing over and over again but with different text. The camera move, all the other objects, lighting, etc. will all stay the same except I will have different text
Re: Render object and its shadows only
by Adam Trachtenberg 6 years ago
Place a compositing tag on your text object and in the tag properties object buffer tab, check the box next to buffer 1. Then, in render properties, enable multi-pass rendering and add an object buffe
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Material Gloss - strange halo
by David Biederbeck 6 years ago
Hi, I'm doing some product renderings for a client and am running into a weird problem with my material. There is a strange white halo around the material. I Feel like I've adjusted every component of
Re: Material Gloss - strange halo
by Brian Jones 6 years ago
there are a bunch of metal material presets in the default sets and from other sources where Luminance is used. It must be useful at times but it's not real and can cause that kind of unnatural highli
Extrude faces to make this pyramid have actual shape...
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
Can anyone answer a question I'm trying to extrude these pyramid faces properly - thoughts https: www.dropbox.com s ocdat8odkj63y08 Pyramid.png I need each individual shape to be that of the space the
Re: Extrude faces to make this pyramid have actual shape...
by Brian Jones 7 years ago
just closing faces with the Create Polygon tool would get you a long way but if you want to make the fit of the pieces be perfect it would take more work or a different method
Expresso- Time node ascending, then descending
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
I have a gear being driven by the time node in expresso, then when it gets to about 45 frames it sputters back to zero. I've linked a result node and it is continually ascending. Does anyone have any
Re: Expresso- Time node ascending, then descending
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
Awesome thanks!
Zoom with Scroll and Alt
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
I'm Making a final switch to premiere from Final Cut. I'm half way through my first large project and can't for the life of me figure out why when I Zoom out while holding alt and scrolling the size o
Enter When Renaming
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
I'm Making a final switch to premiere from Final Cut. I'm half way through my first large project and can't for the life of me figure out why when I click enter after renaming a clip or bin it occasio
UV Wrap an imported 3d Object
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
Hi, Is there any way to UV wrap an imported 3D object in Photoshop with a new material I have a 3D Render model I've created in photoshop, but need the materials to be easily replaced by the client.
Boole Problems
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
C4D R13, Mac I'm working on a project. I'm running into a problem with a boole. It takes away all the geometry before it has completely encapsulated the object. I've added geometry but no luck. Any id
Re: Boole Problems
by Brian Jones 7 years ago
not seeing the problem in your screenshots (too early) but try turning off High Quality in the boole's settings. If that doesn't fix it can you post the scene
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Separate XYZ and then back
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
I'm on Cs6. In the graph editor I've separated the xyz values and got my curves just the way I want them. I now want to move on as usual, and not have them separated, but when I click on the separate
Re: Separate XYZ and then back
by David Biederbeck 7 years ago
That's really a shame. I'm submitting a request at adobe for their next update.
Applying a time track to other objects in expresso
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
Maybe I don't fully understand time tracks. But... I'm trying to apply a "special time track's" keyframes to another object's y position based upon Mike the Monkey's demo at NAB. I have my progressive
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Re: Applying a time track to other objects in expresso
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
It was much easier than I thought. I just pasted the data on the x axis of the object I was animating. But for future reference, can time tracks be referenced in Expresso
Element 3D
by Sam Freeman 8 years ago
Hi guys, Just wondering whether anyone had had a good play with VideoCopilot's Element 3D yet What do people think of it
Re: Element 3D
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
It is a game changer for AE, but not a replacement for a 3d program. Animating with it is incredibly tedious... As a c4d user, i'll only use it for text when I am not being paid for 3d animation.
snow effect
by Mats Andersen 8 years ago
Need to make a snow effect on some wintershots - and I was wondering whats the best way to do this. Has to be photorealistic. Plugins Stockshots
Re: snow effect
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
http: churchmediadesign.tv let-is-snow-inside-after-effects
How to Animate Web Searches/Facebook browsing/etc. in After Effects
by Ariel Ritchin 8 years ago
So I know the title of this post may be a bit confusing, but you have to see what I'm trying to do to answer this question. Since I'm sure you've all seen it, I'll just use the Kony 2012 video as a re
Re: How to Animate Web Searches/Facebook browsing/etc. in After Effects
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
I've also just faked it with illustrator files photoshop files as in here: https: vimeo.com 30987194
Grading Premiere Pro CS5.5 multicam sequence?
by Philippe Kiener 8 years ago
Hello is there a way to grade a sequence that contains multicam sequences done in Premiere Pro CS 5.5 I can't find an easy way to do it. XML export doesn't work for that kind of sequence. Right now, I
Re: Grading Premiere Pro CS5.5 multicam sequence?
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
I don't know. I've just downloaded Davinci lite to try and move to premiere. I may just resolve to stick with FC7 and Color until I can find a substitute.
Growing lines in 3D Space... 3D Stroke needed?
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
I'm trying to create something similar to this - http: www.bassvisuals.com stock-footage-growing-global-network I attempted to create it in C4D, but need more functionality than it will easily provide
Re: Growing lines in 3D Space... 3D Stroke needed?
by Declan Smith 8 years ago
Just to add, you can add the following expressions to animate the dashes and the stroke (alt option click the stopwatch) for the Dashes offset: -timeToFrames(t = time + thisComp.displayStartTime, fps
Link effects to marker on adjustment layer
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
I downloaded a preset from I believe aaron rabinowitz called Film_Flash It creates a flash of light where there is a marker on the adjustment layer. How does this work I am trying to create the same e
Re: Link effects to marker on adjustment layer
by Dan Ebberts 8 years ago
There are a bunch of expressions that do different things to different properties, but they're all driven by how long it has been since the most recent, previous marker. You get that with this code: n
HDV Dynamic Link Workflow check; Optimizing multi-processing CS4
by Jason Twite 8 years ago
Hello, Please forgive the long post. Wanted to make sure I include everything anyone may ask about. I my company machine is struggling to figure out a logical HDV workflow from Premiere to AE, whether
Re: HDV Dynamic Link Workflow check; Optimizing multi-processing CS4
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
Honestly, I've read this twice and I'm not sure exactly what the question is. From what I understand, you are trying to render something and it is taking a long time, you would like a answer on how to
how do you get a bunch of objects to move in a group in After Effects CS5???
by Nick Natteau 8 years ago
I'm doing an animated WWII map and I'd like to show a group of tanks all moving together over a map, representing an army group. In Apple Motion I was able to do this fast using the "replicator" tool.
Re: how do you get a bunch of objects to move in a group in After Effects CS5???
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
There is no "tool" for duplication replication in AE. But there are many other ways to achieve this with much more precision and variation. After effects does not always lend itself to "the click butt
"Unable to connect to background render"
by Jeremy Sexton 10 years ago
EDIT - I fixed it. I set it to use 7 of 8 processors and it worked no problem. If someone else has this error, there's your issue. Just installed CS5, decided to test the new speed with a little Parti
Re: "Unable to connect to background render"
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
Even 7 of 8 seems a bit low. I find the best results come from 6 of 8 on my machine and only 22 ram of 32.
Expresso Math Node
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
Simply trying to rotate wheels with the time. Using a math node to speed it up a bit. I thought I could just multiply by two to make the rotation go double the amount of time. But it appears to be goi
Re: Expresso Math Node
by Brian Jones 8 years ago
if your wheels are rotated 180 to put them on the other side of the vehicle you would have to rotate those wheels the other direction but other than that like Adam said it looks like it should work
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Sand Storms in CS4 Particular
by John pierce 11 years ago
Hello All, I have to create a REALISTIC sand storm that would occur in the middle east, only using particular in CS4. Has anyone done this successfully If so, I am dying for some tips, pointers, ideas
Re: Sand Storms in CS4 Particular
by David Biederbeck 8 years ago
I guess they don't.
Arrow orient on path
by David Biederbeck 9 years ago
Is there a way to have an arrow follow a path so that the head of it, along with the tail, flows with the path I'm looking to not have it just change angles with path, but actually stretch along it. I
Re: Arrow orient on path
by Angie Taylor 9 years ago
Hi there, Barend's technique is a good one to use however if you use the "Write On" effect instead of the Stroke effect you can link the Brush Position parameter to the Shape layer's position paramete
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Problem with smart objects (vector art) - they turn out blury when I save the psd as jpg or pdf
by Adi Frank 9 years ago
Hi. The problem I'm facing might actually be an Illustrator issue rather than a Photoshop one. I've imported vector several vector art (made with Illustrator) into my Photoshop file as smart objects.
Re: Problem with smart objects (vector art) - they turn out blury when I save the psd as jpg or pdf
by David Biederbeck 9 years ago
They way I read it previously I didn't see that you were not new to smart objects. It is interesting that your view looks nice at 100% in PS. Honestly, that being the case leads me to believe that it
RGB SPlit
by David Biederbeck 9 years ago
I'm try to create this effect in photoshop. I have Twitch for After effects, but want to know if anyone knows how to achieve this effect in photoshop. http: b-r-o-t.net motionblog hochlad twitch.png
Audio is slowing video, Premiere, After effects
by David Biederbeck 9 years ago
______________________________ NTSC DV Standard, 29.9 FPS, Captured in On Location, edited in CS4 Premiere Pro. ______________________________ I am having trouble adding music. Added Wav and AIF sound
Re: Audio is slowing video, Premiere, After effects
by David Biederbeck 9 years ago
Yes, I have.
General Error 34 wth is this thing
by Thom Obarski 12 years ago
Aside from "I'm tired of being your computer today, please restart and try again" what the hell does general error 34 mean Anybody ever figure this one out You have been generally editing 34 hours in
Re: General Error 34 wth is this thing
by David Biederbeck 9 years ago
I feel dumb. Dumber than usual.
Can't get my settings right.
by David Biederbeck 10 years ago
Hi there. I am having great difficulty figuring this one out, though I know there must be a really simple solution! Whenever I render, I cannot get the audio to play! Please help me figure out how to
Re: Can't get my settings right.
by David Roth Weiss 10 years ago
.h264 is not an editing codec. All of the new small video cams, including the Zi8 and Flip Cams, record highly compressed codecs that are known as delivery codecs, not editing codecs. Yours records in
NOOB - Create sequence according to footage - Noob
by David Biederbeck 10 years ago
Question: Which bear is best, brown bear or black bear...JK. 1. How do I create my sequence the size of my footage (1440 1080 ) - I had to use imovie to capture it and export it as an xml file. - I am
Re: NOOB - Create sequence according to footage - Noob
by David Biederbeck 10 years ago
Sorry Bob. I did not intend to be obstinate. And did not avoid the question of which version I am using intentionally (although It does make sense that someone would as it is a VERY personal question)
Trapcode Particular - Custom Particle Type Not Showing in CS4?
by Julie Lee 11 years ago
I was looking at this creative cow tutorial: http: library.creativecow.net articles kramer_andrew nano video.php And was up to the part where you have to use 'Particle 50' as a custom particle type.
Re: Trapcode Particular - Custom Particle Type Not Showing in CS4?
by David Biederbeck 10 years ago
Even when choosing sprite, I am not getting an option to choose which custom shape to use. Any ideas
Missing frames after render
by David Biederbeck 10 years ago
Hi guys, I am sure this has been covered else where, but I couldn't find it after a quick search. I am VERY new to after effects, and have run into problems after my 4th or 5th render. I am experienci
Re: Missing frames after render
by Steve Roberts 10 years ago
How are you playing the movie It may be too big for your computer to play back smoothly. If so, you should compress to a codec your computer can play if that's what you want. We'll need more details o
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