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Hamish Paterson

Member Since:
December 12th 2008
32 Posts
Mat colour won't show through glass
by Hamish Paterson 2 years ago
I've got a setup with some 'Panels In Spaaaace' (ground-breaking client creative natch...); basically a jpg image on a plane, encased in a glass panel. However, the flat material content is only showi
MoDynamics Scale Problem
by Hamish Paterson 2 years ago
I've got a scene setup with some chains, which simulates great & pretty fast. The trouble is everything is built at the scale of meters & centimeters. I need to work at real world scale (I'm tracking
Re: MoDynamics Scale Problem
by Zsolt Popa 2 years ago
Hi, even though the problem was probably solved since the post, i'm posting a workaround which i just figured, maybe will be usefull for somebody else. As Hamish was writing, the basic problem is, whe
Dropping a chair onto sand?
by Hamish Paterson 2 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a scene for a client where I need to drop a chair onto sand. I wanted to make a plane that deforms on the impact of the chair legs, so the chair makes dimpled imprints. Could anyone
Ambient Occlusion Compositing Problem
by Hamish Paterson 3 years ago
Hey there, So my AO pass is showing up fine in my beauty pass, but when I attempt to composite, it's not blending correctly at all. I've attached pics of my stack. Any advice on where I've gone wrong
Re: Ambient Occlusion Compositing Problem
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 years ago
I don't know if it will fix your problem, but when you use Cinema's AE export plugin the passes come in as follows: AO: Multiply GI: Add Shadow: Multiply Specular: Add Diffuse: Normal
Alpha & Transparency preview with vray?
by Hamish Paterson 3 years ago
Both transparency & alpha (material weight) show up as solid black in the preview window. Is there a way to get them to preview correctly
Cineware / Optical Flares problem
by Hamish Paterson 3 years ago
I'm trying to use Optical Flares on an animated light I extracted from a C4D scene vie Cineware, but it won't line up properly. The extracted light doesn't match its original position in the C4D scene
importing cinema 4d file extracted nulls not lining up
by jeremy webb 5 years ago
I have a scene built in cinema 4d. i have brought in the render of it and the project file into after effects. the render and project file line up, great. In cinema 4d i had put an external compositin
Re: importing cinema 4d file extracted nulls not lining up
by Hamish Paterson 4 years ago
I'm having this exact problem - any suggestions, all the nulls lights that I extract are very slightly off.
'Monument Valley' look for infographic?
by Hamish Paterson 4 years ago
Hi there, I'm working on a dull-as-dishwater infographic & was hoping to bring it to life a bit with a bit of the look from the game Monument Valley. Could any one give me some tips on how to achieve
Re: 'Monument Valley' look for infographic?
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 years ago
Basically you just want to use materials with color but no specular channel.
Problem with holes in sweep nurbs
by Hamish Paterson 4 years ago
I'm working on a shoe model, but I'm having a problem with the laces; at all the corners I'm getting holes. I can't seem to eliminate them however I twist the spline handles. I've tried a rectangle, c
Re: Problem with holes in sweep nurbs
by Brian Jones 4 years ago
depends on the spline and the settings in the sweep. it looks like your spline might be coming in to a point at each turn around which would be a problem, you will have to go 'around' like real laces
Axis Explode
by Hamish Paterson 4 years ago
I need to make a car split apart into its components along the xyz axis in a technical fashion, similar to this image: http: thumb7.shutterstock.com display_pic_with_logo 2317874 252655249 stock-photo
Re: Axis Explode
by Hamish Paterson 4 years ago
Perfect! Many thanks ^-^
Falling Feather Conundrum
by Hamish Paterson 4 years ago
I need to simulate a falling feather. I'm planning experimenting using a softbody plane with an alpha channelled texture on it. The catch is, the feather needs to land on its tip. Any suggestions on h
Re: Falling Feather Conundrum
by Brian Jones 4 years ago
the ref looks hand animated not dynamic - and dynamics are not easy to get to go where you want, they go where the dynamics says to go. You could do it backwards start with it point down then blow it
Washed out Phantom footage
by Hamish Paterson 5 years ago
Hi there, A client has shot some slowmo chroma paint against an unevenly lit white(ish) background. Importing the footage, which was shot on a Phantom camera, the chroma key paint looks very washed ou
Re: Washed out Phantom footage
by Michael Szalapski 5 years ago
In AE, you interpret the Phantom footage as the frame rate of your intended output. Thus it's nice and slow and Phantom-y. - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely
Particular explosion problem
by Hamish Paterson 5 years ago
Hi there, I'm try to create an effect where particles explode out at high velocity and then abruptly slow to extreme slow motion (but not frozen, still slightly drifting). I've tried various combinati
Re: Particular explosion problem
by Hamish Paterson 5 years ago
Thanks for the pointers - restricting it just to physics time factor was the solution!
How to create blur/lens flare effect?
by Hamish Paterson 6 years ago
Hi there, Can anyone identify the effect going on at the bottom of this frame (no, I'm not making a K-Pop video!) Is it a soft edge blur or some sort of lens flare http: kpopfornoobcakes.files.wordpre
Re: How to create blur/lens flare effect?
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 6 years ago
It looks to me like a lens flare element from Optical Flares (videocopilot) that has been blurred a bit and stretched vertically. Tudor "Ted" Jelescu Senior VFX Artist
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Mac won't preview in real time
by Hamish Paterson 7 years ago
The company I'm at is running After Effects 5.0 on a Mac. I can scrub through the timeline, but it either crashes or just sits there not previewing. The specs for the machine seem ok - are there some
Re: Mac won't preview in real time
by Kevin Camp 7 years ago
it sounds like you are new to the computer, so i might reset the preference file an see where that get you. hold command+option+shift while starting up ae to reset the preferences to the default setti
Exploding Pies!
by Hamish Paterson 8 years ago
Hi there, I've got an animatic from a client of a segmented pie-stlye circle that 'fills in' the missing pieces. Obviously I can do this by hand, but is there a more efficient way of doing this I can
Re: Exploding Pies!
by Kevin Camp 8 years ago
i would animate the initial 'shrinking' pie shapes by hand, probably with a simple circle or the circle effect and a layer mask to create the lines... then i would probably use shatter with a custom s
Problem Keying with Keylight in AE
by Hamish Paterson 8 years ago
Hi there, I'm working on a key in AE using Keylight. I've had good results before, but this time it's not coming out quite as well. I don't know if the footage is partly to blame, the green screen its
Re: Problem Keying with Keylight in AE
by Hamish Paterson 8 years ago
The cropped shot I uploaded isn't very clear, but the actual green screen ie the cloth, is almost in full focus. I've always worked with shots where the screen is placed further back and kept out of f
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