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Joseph W. Bourke

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I am a Multimedia & Graphic Design professional offering a full complement of animation and motion graphics. I also do quite a bit of contract animation/graphics work for production facilities who might have the basic graphics capabilites in-house, b... [more]
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How?
by Jim Williams 6 days ago
I made a sound recording in a room with flourescent lighting, and the transformer noise got in my sound. How might I mark the audio to point out the sound before the speaking begins
Re: How?
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 days ago
Well, Jim, some of them will, some of them won't - I think Stefan was just trying to be helpful. In Audition I generally find a clear spot where there is only noise, then use Capture Noise Print, whic
Bad motion graphics?
by Jerry Smith 1 week ago
Watching a countdown clock on a major network. ...42, 41.... When 42 switches to 41, the 4 moves. The designer chose a font where the 2 and the 1 have different widths. Thus the unsightly shift in the
Re: Bad motion graphics?
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 week ago
Only in the sense that I would never do it myself. However, it is possible that the artist who created the graphic was told by a producer or art director that they must, in no uncertain terms, use tha
Plotting client locations on a map?
by Mike Little 2 weeks ago
Hi! I have been asked to create a map of the United States and drop pins on all of our clients. Infographic style. Here is a very rough proof of concept I did in After Effects in 5 minutes: https: vim
Re: Plotting client locations on a map?
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 week ago
There are a number of "looks" which you can get from the plugin, only one of which is the satellite view. There are several you can use which run the gamut from a flat looking Google type map, to much
how much should i charge for a 15 min info graphic?
by David Rickards 2 weeks ago
how much should i charge for a 15 min info graphic i have never done a 15 minute info graphic seems long to me. i did a 2 minute but 15 minutes!!!! just curious how long it would take you guys to make
Re: how much should i charge for a 15 min info graphic?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 weeks ago
You're quite welcome. Of course, my method lives or dies by my having a pretty tight concept (if not a script, at least a shot list) to build my spreadsheet from. The cost parameters widen as the conc
AutoCAD crashes with error 977
by Ted Pratt 3 weeks ago
Hi, I have AutoCAD 2015 on Windows 8.1 When I try to open .DWG format file, AutoCAD crashes and the error the Error 977 Overlapped I O operation is in progress appeared. Can someone please help how to
Re: AutoCAD crashes with error 977
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
This is not an AutoCAD forum, but the following might help: https: knowledge.autodesk.com search-result caas sfdcarticles sfdcarticles Install-Failure-Error-997-Overlapped-I-O-operation-is-in-progress
XMP / Metadata from Adobe Bridge - How to make searchable in Windows
by David Parkison 4 months ago
Hey everyone. This is my first post, so hopefully, I'm handling this properly. I was wondering if I could ask you for your expertise in solving a challenge regarding creating a digital asset managemen
Re: XMP / Metadata from Adobe Bridge - How to make searchable in Windows
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Looks as if the freestanding Bridge CC is still available for download: http: blogs.adobe.com vikrant 2013 06 how-to-install-adobe-bridge-cc Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkem
Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
Chris - I'm sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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What apps are best for what tasks?
by John Heckt 4 weeks ago
Hey everyone, I am trying to create a logo for my YouTube channel. I do not have a graphic design background but have a knack for learning Creative Cloud Apps. I've worked with people who use differen
Re: What apps are best for what tasks?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
If you're creating a logo for broad usage, and aren't sure whether it might be placed on large signage, or on a banner at a trade show, you would want to create it in a vector-based software package,
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Smelly Case
by Todd Terry 4 weeks ago
This is not remotely business or marketing... but I consider B&M sort of my "home forum" on the COW and know most everyone here... and figured some of my friends here might have run across something l
Re: Smelly Case
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
Another very good remedy for noxious smells is coffee beans. They really soak up odors, plus they smell pretty nice themselves. The beans, not ground coffee. Just make sure you toss the beans when you
Dealer Show Recap Video Tips
by Boe Beito 4 weeks ago
Hi folks, I'm an internal, one-man-band video guy at a medium sized company that makes snowmobiles. I generally shoot interview and instructional content. We have a dealer show at a convention center
Re: Dealer Show Recap Video Tips
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 weeks ago
Boe - Here's a very useful look at a bunch of on-camera video lights: https: www.youtube.com watch v=kwrGLPi6qb4&t=531s Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Deleted by mistake original AI file on a puppet tool character!
by Miguel de Diego 1 month ago
Help, I deleted by mistake original AI file on a puppet tool character. Is there a way to repair that I've tried to recreate the AI file copying the name layer from the comp but now it's not fitting w
Re: You're Not Quite Hosed!
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 month ago
Miguel - It sounds as if you've recreated the file by now. For future reference, you can get back a deleted file - here's a quick explanation why: when you delete a file, nothing is really thrown away
Making a fading traveling line
by Vid Šimenc 1 month ago
Hey, so I am doing a project with animations and I want to add a traveling line. I tried with dots but it didn't look right (also there has to be a more efective way since you can see this effect all
Re: Making a fading traveling line
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 month ago
I wonder if this would be any help: http: aescripts.com easy-arrows The following a path feature might make things easier, and you should be able to leave the arrow head blank. Joe Bourke Owner Creati
Can the After Effects preview output both RGB and Alpha channel?
by Troy Poirier 2 months ago
I'm trying to figure out if I can use After Effects for live broadcast as a CG (character generator) for lower thirds and other such video overlays. In other words, is the video preview in After Effec
Re: Can the After Effects preview output both RGB and Alpha channel?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
As they say, Dave, "Why buy it for a hundred dollars when you can build it for a thousand." Sometimes this TV business just doesn't make sense. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bour
After Effects Lightning.
by Shawn Shaffer 2 months ago
I'm trying lightning effects in sci-fi short film (The effects are gonna look sorta like Star wars lightning The Amazing Spiderman 2 Lighting), but After effects isn't getting results I want. Is there
Re: After Effects Lightning.
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
Shawn - Here's how to get the effect you're looking for without too much work: http: www.videocopilot.net blog 2016 03 new-plug-in-saber-now-available-100-free It's a free plugin from Video Copilot ca
Screencaputre
by Marten Köpp 2 months ago
Hello guys, I don't know if this is the right forum but I ask it anyway. I am working on some productmovies and need to capture some screens. To get this done I am looking for portable screencapture s
Re: Screencaputre
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
While it's not free, Camtasia is pretty much the best screen capture tool for the PC side. You don't say whether your captures need to show an interface in motion, with moving cursors, etc.; Camtasia
Automate Highlight Text
by Vitor Duarte 2 months ago
Hi folks, first i'm sorry for my bad english... So, did a video when some words was highlighted: https: www.youtube.com watch v=BU0E-7aLJi8 But, I did this putting solid after solid and animating usin
Re: Automate Highlight Text
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 months ago
And you can't beat the price either! Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
A little OT: Asset Managers
by Jeff Markgraf 3 months ago
Looking for some thoughts on assent management systems. Here's the catch: must be Premiere Pro compatible. I know, it's an FCP group. And I dearly wish I were looking for a setup for an FCP X facility
Re: A little OT: Asset Managers
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
Jeff - Have you taken a serious look at Adobe Bridge It sounds like just what you need, and you already have it if you have Premiere Pro. I ran the art department of an ABC affiliate, supplying projec
Reconstructing audio
by Jim Dockery 4 months ago
This is from a location shoot where only one mic on the camera was working. 10825_joannelou.wav.zip I'm trying to remove the room noise and bring up the voices as the overall recording is poor. I appl
Re: Reconstructing audio
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 months ago
Hi Jim - The following Audition help file will get you at least part of the way: https: helpx.adobe.com audition using noise-reduction-restoration-effects.html Normalizing may help in bringing up the
Green video in Program Monitor
by Kevin Ike 4 months ago
Engels (Google Translate) Hello readers! Another question, if I have a .mp4 file import in Premiere, I see a green screen in my program monitor. I've tried to customize the extension to .mpg but it do
Re: Green video in Program Monitor
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 months ago
It is most likely a codec from a camera or output source which is not installed on your system. I just ran into this last week - the footage was from a Blackmagic Ursa camera and it would only display
Mic pops in my audio
by Alan Balch 4 months ago
Greetings, In my interview the other day, my mic was going out at the top of the interview. I caught it early, I thought, and switched mics. However, my first sot is pretty thrashed. I've attached a f
Re: Mic pops in my audio
by Joseph W. Bourke 4 months ago
Glad it worked. Sometimes the simplest solutions take the longest amount of time to find. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
At least that's how long it took a certain company to catch up https: www.cnet.com products samsung-artpc-pulse preview
Re: New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
Yes...and the color of the flames can be changed via an iPhone app. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Adobe CC - positives and negatives?
by D j Harris 6 months ago
Hi, We are on the verge of switching to Adobe CC and I just wanted to ask those with experience of it about it's highlights and drawbacks. I've done some research but as with anything you find reports
Re: Adobe CC - positives and negatives?
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
You're on the right track, I'd say. File and project naming and folder structure are the keys to finding archived projects. The rest is just faster ways of finding things when the first steps are less
Work on the same project with different computers
by Niclas Werres 6 months ago
Hello there, I'm new here and since the adobe forum isn't replying to anything, I hope to find some help here. Here's my question: Is it possible to work on the same project with different computers s
Re: Work on the same project with different computers
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
Hi Niclas - I'm a one man shop, so I have not done this, but here's a link to an in-depth article on the workflow used for Deadpool: https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud putting-deadpool-into-practice
Should I charge client to convert old FCP7 project to Premiere Pro?
by Mel Matsuoka 6 months ago
I have a client that I worked for many years ago, back when we did everything in FCP7. I had nearly forgotten about them until they called me recently because they wanted to revise a ton of those old
Re: Should I charge client to convert old FCP7 project to Premiere Pro?
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 months ago
I can't give you advice on whether or not you should do it, but here's a pretty good walk through of the process of doing it: http: www.shirleythompson.net 2015 12 05 fcp-to-premiere It shows a long f
The iBag
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Here's what Apple has been spending time on instead of FCPX or the next Mac Pro :) It s hard to believe this is even true. So sad. http: www.gizmodo.co.uk 2016 09 apple-unveils-bag https: www.theguard
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Re: The iBag
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 months ago
Yes, certainly...an opposing opinion on a bag design certainly makes sense to me... Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 months ago
Well put. I have a former client who, after several rounds of attempted knock downs in my pricing, decided to go the "cub scout" rout. Instead of hiring me to do custom motion graphics work, he hires
Glass material issue
by Peppe Hall 6 months ago
Hi there I set myself up for a big task, at least for a noob :) I want to create a logo in red transperent glass, i followed several tuts on the "glass subject" both in Vray and Mentalray with caustic
Re: Glass material issue
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 months ago
Are you putting elements in the scene which will reflect on the logo And also lights which will the illuminate the reflection objects That could be making a difference. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Direc
fast architecture script
by Sidali Zrk 7 months ago
hi, fast architecture is script that allows you to work quicker when modelling architectural scenes, i have searched a lot for it, but i didn't find a free version, so if someone has a link please sha
Re: fast architecture script
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
Sorry to hear that, but I'm sure that no one on this forum will send you a pirated version (or their own one that they paid for). Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Project Management
by Matt Dawson 7 months ago
Hello, we work in Creative Services at a TV station. We handle Local Commercial Production & Promotions for hundreds of clients. As you can imagine, the organizational habits we stepped into are a nig
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Re: Project Management
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
Yes there is: Adobe Bridge. As Art Director at an ABC affiliate in New Hampshire, I was in charge of digital assets for News, Commercial Production, and Promotions. I used Bridge to manage upwards of
How to use Audition to remove Audio Frequency Interference
by Mark Nox 8 months ago
Hello all, I recorded a wedding and the DJ arrived late to setup his equipment right before the ceremony and had his microphones on the same frequency as I had mine wireless lapel mic. I was trying an
Re: How to use Audition to remove Audio Frequency Interference
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
I'm glad that worked out Mark. It's a tedious process, but often hand work is the only way to do it. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Softboxes for LED panels like Aputure Amaran 672w or Yongnuo Y600/Y900
by David R. Falzarano 8 months ago
Hi there, I have some LED panels that I use frequently for videography and I'm wondering if there are softboxes that fit them. I saw the very cheap but useful Neewer 32x32" but it only comes with bowe
Re: Softboxes for LED panels like Aputure Amaran 672w or Yongnuo Y600/Y900
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
I don't know whether these could be adapted to your panels, but they sure look like a good idea, and I'll bet there will be a generic version around soon: http: cheesycam.com tag led-softbox Joe Bourk
ShapeMerge on two side of 3ds model
by behdad Boujari 8 months ago
Hi. I want use shapemerge for two side of 3ds model. I can merge a shape with 3ds model but when I try to add two shape merge, it only work on one side of 3ds model. like this picture: https: s32.post
Re: ShapeMerge on two side of 3ds model
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
The link goes nowhere, but if I get what you're looking to do, you may want to use Mirror (if your object is symmetrical) to achieve what you're trying to do. By splitting your object in half and mirr
Drone, Shmone.
by Mark Suszko 8 months ago
I'm showing a little bit of my cranky acerbic side, I guess. But it is the hot part of the year and what news editors call "silly season", so it might be the right time to put on a fresh Onion Belt an
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Re: Drone, Shmone.
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
There is a toll charge, Mark. The production house which doesn't know how to tell a good story, and instead relies on the hottest new FX Techniques, doesn't get results and thus, doesn't get the clien
Map on Beveled Text
by Chris Mathews 9 months ago
Can you please tell how can I achieve this effect. I have beveled text and I want to add a gradient map from black to white, but i want the beveled edges to be pure white even in black area of the gra
Re: Map on Beveled Text
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
Convert the beveled text to a Poly, then use a multi-sub map to assign the textures you want (2 in this case). Here's some info on it: http: help.autodesk.com view 3DSMAX 2015 ENU guid=GUID-4DDA8C87-8
Motion graphics 'building' effect
by Rodrigo Belascuen 9 months ago
Hello community! I'd like to know how to make certain effect, I have a video to show to explain myself. https: vimeo.com 150841578 go to 0:05 when the car comes out of the person's head, you can see t
Re: Motion graphics 'building' effect
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
Hi Rodrigo - There are a number of ways to do this - bearing in mind that your example is a very complex version of what you're trying to do. One way is scripting, another is masks, Lofting or Pro Boo
Delkin Fat Gecko car mount
by Patrick Tumilty 9 months ago
Hello! We've recently been testing the Delkin Devices Fat Gecko Triple Suction Cup car mount with a 5D Mk III. Product link: http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 912694-REG delkin_devices_ddmnt_triple
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Re: Delkin Fat Gecko car mount
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
Ron!!! Good to see you here! How goes it Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Beating a dead horse
by Herb Sevush 9 months ago
Beating a dead horse should be the name of this forum. For those who keep insisting that the Apple rollout of FCPX (as opposed to the product itself) was brilliant, Andrew Kimery, in a different threa
Re: Beating a dead horse
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
OK Bill OK - you're a visionary. And FCPX is not only the best thing since sliced bread - it is the Master Loaf. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
A Point Release? WTF?
by Daniel McClintock 9 months ago
And I suppose we'll finally get Adobe CC 2016 during their November update! Arrggghh! -------------------- "Sometimes Life Needs a Cmd-Z!"
Re: A Point Release? WTF?
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
Wow Bill! You show up here to cackle and crow and throw stones, but when someone so much as mentions anything you consider negative toward FCPX on "your" forum, you belittle them and consider them cav
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Shopping Mall presentation Video
by Ali Quintana 9 months ago
Hi Every one, I need to produce a shopping mall video, I foresee white balance problems as the place is loaded with different colors light and also big windows wth dayligh shining in. What would be th
Re: Shopping Mall presentation Video
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
You are definitely going to need to be on top of shifting color temperatures as you shoot. If you're going for the look that's in the still, you'll be hard pressed to get the same look as the afternoo
3d helicopter model
by Ron Wilkinson 9 months ago
Hi Im completely new to 3d max and really only required it for breaking down a 3d helicopter model. Im actually using element 3d to import my model unfortunately in element 3d the helicpter blades and
Re: 3d helicopter model
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
The simplest way would be to convert the model (if it is indeed one single object) into an Editable Poly, and then Detach the parts you want to be separate objects. It's possibly much more complex tha
i just won on ebay this gpu EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0
by hanna dean 10 months ago
is this a good gpu for after effects 3d rendering ,c4d,3dmax pc build i7 6700k intel 16gb ram ssd 500gb samsung evo
Re: i just won on ebay this gpu EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0
by Joseph W. Bourke 10 months ago
It depends on a lot of things - what version of Max are you using, are you rendering with Mental Ray, or the default renderer, or VRay Here's a good look at GTX benchmarks: http: blog.boxxtech.com 201
Can this sound be removed?
by Adam Cooke 10 months ago
Hi, on youtube I make silly remixes of songs from the recently popular game, Undertale. In the remix I wanted to create this time, I wanted to include some drums from a song in the game known as Bonet
Re: Can this sound be removed?
by Joseph W. Bourke 10 months ago
Since you don't say anything about the version you're using, I'll take a shot and link you to this tutorial: http: nofilmschool.com 2013 06 adobe-audition-cc-sound-remover-effect-fix-audio Joe Bourke
DSLR Video for TV Broadcast Quality / Compatibility?
by Sam Miles 10 months ago
Hey guys I have read a couple posts on this subject but I am still unclear. Basically I shoot video on a Canon 7d and edit it in premier pro (H.264 - MP4) and I was wondering would this footage be abl
Re: DSLR Video for TV Broadcast Quality / Compatibility?
by Joseph W. Bourke 10 months ago
Just about every broadcaster will have some sort of specifications sheet for advertising and programming - here's a link to one from a local ABC affiliate in my neck of the woods for commercials submi
What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months ago
Starring Bins, Folders, Libraries, Events, Keyword Collections and more. I asked Bette Davis and Joan Crawford if they would appear but they said the story was too tragic for them, besides which they'
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Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Joseph W. Bourke 10 months ago
And of course in the PPro sphere there's Adobe Bridge, which uses Adobe's XMP metadata platform, and gives you the ability to create Smart Collections (which have been around since CS4). Here's a link
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Project management software suggestions
by Stephen Pickering 11 months ago
Hi there, I need some advice on how to manage projects. Unfortunately, I don't have a project manager (the "business" is my wife and me with occasional freelancers). Right now I'm just using Excel, bu
Re: Project management software suggestions
by Joseph W. Bourke 11 months ago
I have been using a two-pronged approach for a while now. I use Easy Time Tracking (there's a free version to try out) to track my actual time spent on projects. It has a nice database, is easy to set
Sorta OT: Ransomware and subscriptionware
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
Just heard a radio program, "On Point," about ransomware. Very scary - a growing threat. Virus writers design for vulnerabilities in widely-used software, including that from Adobe and Microsoft. That
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Re: Sorta OT: Ransomware and subscriptionware
by Joseph W. Bourke 11 months ago
I can't imagine backing up all the files I have to the Cloud. Even though I have a 1TB Dropbox account and a fiber connection, it still wouldn't do the job. What I do have is a Drobo with 8TB of stora
New here and can use backup strategy advice
by Dwayne Burgess 11 months ago
Hey all, Been on and off this forum geeking out on computer stuff, tips from you pro's and other users. I can really use some advice and tips for my backup situation here. I have several hard drives a
Re: New here and can use backup strategy advice
by Joseph W. Bourke 11 months ago
And don't forget, a backup that you keep in your primary facility is not a backup at all should the place burn or have an otherwise destructive event. Always build in an off-site backup of your critic
McAfee forced on me by Adobe
by Chris Pettit 11 months ago
The limit to how low Adobe is willing to drop keeps descending lower. Every time I think I'm finished cursing this company, in the interest of my own sanity, they sink lower. Apparently there is yet A
Re: McAfee forced on me by Adobe
by Joseph W. Bourke 11 months ago
No, Chris - you are right. I should have double-checked the date. I didn't even look at it, assuming this sort of thing couldn't happen twice. Whoops! Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media w
Newbie Question: deselect vertice, edge or polygon?
by Karen Wood 12 months ago
I learned that Max will remember the last selected vertice, edge or poly -but I cannot select anything else if a vertice, poly or edge is already selected. The program seems to be functioning correctl
Re: Newbie Question: deselect vertice, edge or polygon?
by Joseph W. Bourke 12 months ago
Karen - It sounds as if you're missing a lot of the basic functionality of Max, and you really need to work your way through the Autodesk tutorials which come with Max, or are available on The Area: h
Moving to Adobe
by David Mathis 12 months ago
After thinking about it I am going to move over to Adobe for everything. Premiere looks like a viable option. Really have been thinking about making the switch for days now. I think life will be compl
Re: Moving to Adobe
by Joseph W. Bourke 12 months ago
Such a bold statement! Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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