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Eric Jordan

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December 10th 2003
77 Posts
Projection mapping a 2D vehicle in 3D
by Eric Jordan 2 years ago
Good day guys, I'm working on a scene that consists of 2D photograph cutouts of a vehicle, and my goal is to make give a very slight rotation of the vehicle in C4D to make the still 2D photo cutouts l
Re: Projection mapping a 2D vehicle in 3D
by Brian Jones 2 years ago
Camera Mapping is what you want (or are thinking about) I think, which has the Projection Man manager to make it easier. Just hunt for Projection Man in the help, and the help has a projection man tut
Changing Extrusion Axis Point for Extruded Shape Layers in AE
by Eric Jordan 3 years ago
Trying to assess whether it's possible to modify the extrusion axis point for 3D extruded shape layers inside an After Effects comp (rendered using the Cinema 4D renderer). The shape layers are being
Re: Changing Extrusion Axis Point for Extruded Shape Layers in AE
by Michael Szalapski 3 years ago
What are you trying to do - The Great Szalam (The 'Great ' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble ') No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but several thousand electrons w
Multiple lapel lav mics & interference
by Eric Jordan 3 years ago
I'm shooting an event coming up and the client has indicated that a sound company will be putting a lav mic on the speaker to amplify him (and am unsure if it's a wireless unit). I want to put my own
Re: Multiple lapel lav mics & interference
by Greg Ball 2 years ago
I like Peter's solution (without the attitude). At least you can monitor the audio and also have a back-up. We use a wireless lav on the talent (that we can monitor through our camera), and we work wi
1080i/25 Commercial
by Eric Jordan 3 years ago
I'm publishing a 1080i 25 PAL commercial for a broadcast studio, and am utilizing the "HD 1080i 25" preset from Media Encoder CC. The studio has given me the following requirements: 1080i 25 (Interlac
Re: 1080i/25 Commercial
by Eric Jordan 3 years ago
Thanks for the help Dave, One more question on this. The original render that I did out of AE does not have the "field render" setting turned on, will that cause an issue when I run the encoder preset
Broadcast Design Specs - New Zealand
by Eric Jordan 3 years ago
Hi all, Currently living in New Zealand at the moment after having been previously in the United States, and doing my first NZ broadcast piece. Does anyone know the standard dimensions, PAL frame rate
Re: Broadcast Design Specs - New Zealand
by Tero Ahlfors 3 years ago
You will need to get the specs from the channel.
Occasional Pause on a Random Number Cycle Expression
by Eric Jordan 4 years ago
Hi Guys.... Looking for a way to occasionally pause a random number cycle expression so that random number set holds for a few seconds before proceeding to continue its random cycling. At the moment I
Re: Occasional Pause on a Random Number Cycle Expression
by Xavier Gomez 4 years ago
This should work: x = effect("value")("Slider"); holdTime = 2; holdTimeErr = 0.5; rdmTime = 10; rdmTimeErr = 2; hold = false; change to true to start with a value on hold; f = timeToFrames(inPoint); F
Converting Rounded Corners to Editable Paths
by Eric Jordan 5 years ago
I'm curious if there is an easy way to convert rounded corners (Stylize Round Corners) to an editable path. I would like to be able to adjust edit the rounding points after I've performed the effect o
Re: Converting Rounded Corners to Editable Paths
by Steve Crook Jr 5 years ago
There is indeed an easy way to convert your rounded corners ("Stylize Round Corners...") to an editable path. Once you are happy with the effect, go to "Object Expand Appearance". Done. If you are usi
Smart Objects Memory Usage
by Eric Jordan 5 years ago
Quick question regarding smart objects. When placing a smart object in another document, does the memory usage of the layer performer similar to a layered group, or does photoshop temporarily rasteriz
Re: Smart Objects Memory Usage
by Jonathan Ziegler 5 years ago
It really depends. If you need to come back to the smart group, then I wouldn't, but if you won't and you can live with it being rasterized, then do. I'm not exactly sure how ps deals with memory on a
Using 1080 clips in 4K
by Eric Jordan 5 years ago
Hi all, Working on an AE animation at 4K resolution for a client, and they would like to be able to mix in some 1080 clips in order to have access to a wider variety of stock video. How would this wor
Re: Using 1080 clips in 4K
by Chris Wright 5 years ago
this post might be too late, but consider Infognition's super-resolution to upscale. It uses ajoining frames to get better quality than you could alone.
Plugin to duplictae a shape around radial axis
by Eric Jordan 6 years ago
Does anyone know of a useful plugin for Illustrator to take a vector shape and duplicate it multiple times in a radial axis. I am basically trying to take a flourish and duplicate it around a center p
Re: Plugin to duplictae a shape around radial axis
by Mike Gondek 6 years ago
Power duplicating start with one petal with rotate tool option click on point of rotation enter a roation value, click copy CMD D on mac to power duplicate Tranform effect Create an object (e.g: star)
Selection Tools
by Eric Jordan 7 years ago
Does anyone know if there is a plugin that exists for R14 (like the old "Selection Tools" plugin for R12) that allows for creative slections of polygons, etc....such as selecting only every other poly
Re: Selection Tools
by Brian Jones 7 years ago
http: code.vonc.fr a=21
Comp Markers
by Eric Jordan 10 years ago
Hey all, I typically spend hours and hours creating comp markers in my composition timelines for all the bass-kick hits, etc, that occur in my soundtrack layer so that I can later synchronize animatio
Re: Comp Markers
by Eric Jordan 10 years ago
I found a script on aescripts.com that does precisely what I was seeking: http: aescripts.com audiotomarkers -Eric
Color Sampling: DVCPROHD VS Quicktime
by Eric Jordan 10 years ago
Hi all, Im shooting with an HPX170, and I am capturing my footage to a firestore. Will I get varying quality if I am capturing in Quicktime format, versus the DVCPro codec I'm wondering since they hav
Re: Color Sampling: DVCPROHD VS Quicktime
by Jeremy Garchow 10 years ago
They are the same quality.
Smart Object Updates
by Eric Jordan 10 years ago
Hey all, Doing some animation work with a lot of vector elements that I am arranging in photoshop as smart objects. I like to comp my AE stuff in Photoshop, even though I do the detail vector work in
Generate random flares
by Eric Jordan 10 years ago
Looking to reproduce the lighting technique used in the newest Star Trek film, where there appears to be multiple light sources creating random flares of light across the camera's field of view. Can a
Re: Generate random flares
by Ann Talipova 10 years ago
Hi! Eric I don't know if it could help you, but I've got one suggestion about your question. Here it is. Create a composition with one black solid layer. Then apply to it a Lens Flare effect. Animate
HPX170 Macro
by Eric Jordan 10 years ago
Hey all, Trying to achieve some close-up macro shots for a shoot using the HPX170p. Wondering if I need to go with an expensive 72mm diopter like Century Precision's achromatic diopter ($334.95 @ B&H)
Re: HPX170 Macro
by Alan Barker 10 years ago
Have you considered using a reversing ring http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 37171-REG Nikon_2657_BR_2A_Lens_Reversing_Ring.html
Anomaly in Wedding Ring Design. Help!
by Eric Jordan 11 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm using Cinema 4D to design my fiance a custom wedding band, however I am running into a strange anomaly that I am not sure how to fix. It's driving me mad. Basically, I am using a squ
Re: Anomaly in Wedding Ring Design. Help!
by Dave Montague 11 years ago
Use a basic box and hypernurbs and you can create that thing in 10 seconds. No weird anomalies and glass smooth. I can whip one up for you if you are interested.
Still VS Animation Filter
by Eric Jordan 12 years ago
Ive been comparing render settings using the "still" vs "animation" filter in the render dialog of C4D. Setting the filter to "Animation" makes the results very blurry compared to the still image filt
Re: Still VS Animation Filter
by Sascha Verwiebe 12 years ago
with the "blend" filter you can interpolate between "still" and "animation". sascha
C4D Digtal Matte Painting Camera Map Downsizing
by Eric Jordan 12 years ago
Quick question here, Im doing some digital matte camera mapping tests with cinema 4d, and I've been working with a matte painting that is double the res of my final video output (in order to squeeze d
Particles to text
by Eric Jordan 13 years ago
Does anyone know how the effect was done in the last couple seconds of the following video http: www.roger.tv DTV_NBA_10_13.html Essentially having particles coallesce into text I don't believe trapco
Re: Particles to text
by sam moulton 13 years ago
shatter the text layer then precompose then reverse playback
Mechanical/Machine/Transformation Audio Libraries
by Eric Jordan 13 years ago
My studio is working on a broadcast spot that involves a large machine transforming. I'm looking for a professional audio library that has mechanical sound effects of like machines whirring and transf
Re: Mechanical/Machine/Transformation Audio Libraries
by John Fishback 13 years ago
Sound Ideas in Canada http: www.sound-ideas.com has a very large library of SFX. Most can be auditioned online. If you Google sound effects you'll see a bunch of other options.John Dual 2.5 G5 4 gigs
Render Shadows Only
by Eric Jordan 13 years ago
Is there a way in Cinema to restrict the renderer to only output shadows Im rendering a scene where I have a butterfly flying around....but I will be compositing it on top of a static background floor
Re: Render Shadows Only
by davesink 13 years ago
You could also use the free and excellent "Shadowcaster" plugin: http: www.plugincafe.com download_browse.asp downloadID=P0400150857SHAD03
Stopping end of timeline
by Eric Jordan 13 years ago
Im trying to achieve the following in Encore: A user triggers a timeline to play from a button, but after that timeline is done playing, is stops on its last frame and pauses, so the video never goes
Re: Stopping end of timeline
by Joe Bowden 13 years ago
Create a menu with a hidden button that has the last frame of your timeline as the background, then link the end action of your timeline to this menu.
Dvd adaptability for widescreen & 4x3
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Im currently rendering a widescreen video for a DVD that needs to play correctly on a Widescreen TV, a 4x3 TV, and a standard computer moniter. In doing so, will I need to render various versions of t
Re: Dvd adaptability for widescreen & 4x3
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Borjis, Beautiful...thank you for the helpful reply. One last question, what if HD resolution comes into play -Eric
Widescreen
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
I am starting a project tonight that has the following requirements as stated by the client: "Within the context of the game, the sequence will be 16:9 (letterboxed for display on 4:3 moniters) There
Strobe Light - Ideal Settings?
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Whenever Im working with the Stylize StrobeLight effect in after effects, I can never get it to blink rapidly fast (ie: a strobe per every other frame). Ive been tweaking the settings for strobe durat
Re: Strobe Light - Ideal Settings?
by Aharon Rabinowitz 14 years ago
Man I hate that effect. It doesn;t work on frames, it works on seconds. If you are trying to get that layer to just wink in and out of existance quickly, what I'd suggest is seting 3 opacity keyframes
Loop Portion of AVI
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Hi guys, Im up against a deadline, and I have an important question. I have an AVI file im outputting that will go on a DVD. An animation plays, the elements fall on screen, and then I want it to loop
Re: Loop Portion of AVI
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
So split the clips up Will there be a noticeable delay between the two Also, I need to have multiple looping clips on the same DVD...is this impossible
Looping portion of AVI
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Hi guys, Im up against a deadline, and I have an important question. I have an AVI file im outputting that will go on a DVD. An animation plays, the elements fall on screen, and then I want it to loop
Re: Looping portion of AVI
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
I have both Adobe Encore, and Adobe Premiere Pro. The loop start is in the middle of the avi file...and the loop end point is at the very end. I just need it to loop back to the middle of the avi and
Loop Portion of AVI
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Hi guys, Im up against a deadline, and I have an important question. I have an AVI file im outputting that will go on a DVD. An animation plays, the elements fall on screen, and then I want it to loop
Re: Loop Portion of AVI
by Roadkill 14 years ago
You can do this if you author the video as background of a motion menu. In the menu Properties you will find a "loop point" setting. The part before the time set in this "loop point" will be played on
DVD for TV & Web
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Hi guys, Im burning a DVD that contains an AVI video that will be played back either by a computer or a TV. I was going to originally output for 720X480, but then I realized, if you played it back on
Re: DVD for TV & Web
by David Roth Weiss 14 years ago
Eric, The pixel dimensions of 720x480 are the standard for DVD video, which are all playable on both set top boxes (TV) and computers, and there is no reason to use any other settings. I'm a bit confu
Looping Animations
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
I am currently designing some graphics for an award show that need to loop continuously for about an hour. The cient has asked that I provide them with a menu driven DVD containing the video segments
Re: Looping Animations
by Dave Friend 14 years ago
Eric, Creating a looping title is usually pretty easy, but the exact 'how-to' will vary depending on the authoring application used. Typically all that is required is a link from the end of the segmen
Thinking particles & Flash Export
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Hey guys, Running into an interesting issue thats has me pulling my hair out. Im essentially using thinking particles to morph from one flat plane to another flat plane. Everything looks fine in the r
Loft Nurbs?
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
I am try to achieve a certain effect in Cinema, and Im not quite sure how to approach it. I essentially want to have a curved cyldical object, and I want to "skin" the object over the course of an ani
Re: Loft Nurbs?
by Brian Jones 14 years ago
Without seeing the object it sounds like you might want to animate the growth of a SweepNurb instead.
Extrude nurbs - multiple paths
by Eric Jordan 14 years ago
Does anyone know of a way to use just 1 extrude nurbs object on multiple spline objects and have it extrude everything. What Im trying to get around is this: When I typically import an .AI file of say
Re: Extrude nurbs - multiple paths
by viny chode 9 years ago
Put them all under 1 extrude and check the hierarhical button (extrude object - object). This makes all your spline act under 1 parent extrude. hope this help,
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