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Matthew Beall

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April 19th 2001
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complex bevel
by Matthew Beall 1 year ago
I have a complex model (like a coil) that I need to bevel the outside edge. I'm not sure how to do this. I have selected the edge and tried to chamfer it, but I need a wider sharper angle than what ch
Re: complex bevel
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
Matthew - Try digging through these free scripts on Scriptspot.com: http: www.scriptspot.com search apachesolr_search miauu I know that there's one which I have downloaded in the past, and it's by Mia
Successful difference key?
by Matthew Beall 2 years ago
I have a project coming up where I know I will be replacing a lot of signage in a busy airport. We can not stop travelers from their normal paths, nor can we put up green blue over the existing signag
Tapered ZigZag
by Matthew Beall 2 years ago
I have a spline with a zigzag distortion on it, but I want the effect tapered so it starts as a straight line and then gradually zigzags. How do I do that
Re: Tapered ZigZag
by Matthew Beall 2 years ago
Thank you Vince! I had NOT figured that out yet, in fact I had made the necessary splines in 3DSMax as a quick fix..! This helps a lot, thank you
Export to SWF
by Matthew Beall 3 years ago
I have a short animation that I need to deliver in SWF. I do not see that as an option under "Export". How do I export to SWF
Re: Export to SWF
by Matthew Beall 3 years ago
Ae does not support SWF export anymore. Ack! When did that happen At least I am not crazy, I know it used to be under 'export'. Yes, this is for a 'legacy' project and has to be delivered in SWF forma
Reduce keyframes
by Matthew Beall 3 years ago
I have some tracking data that produces a keyframe for every frame. Is there a way to reduce simplify those keyframes in AE
Re: Reduce keyframes
by Matthew Beall 3 years ago
There is some chatter I would like to smooth out. The tracking works great during larger moves, but when it needs to be nearly still you can notice spikes. I can probably do this manually, but I was h
Time Remapping stutters
by Matthew Beall 3 years ago
I have scene shot with a jib. The camera sweeps from left to right and settles on the subject. I pre-comped the footage in order to put some animated masks on it (within the pre-comp, directly to the
Re: Time Remapping stutters
by Matthew Beall 3 years ago
Same footage, different problem. It is greenscreen of a man walking behind a chicken egg incubator cart. I had to mask out several flags and c-stands that were seen through the cart (very tedious). No
Time Remapping messes with masks
by Matthew Beall 3 years ago
I have several animated masks on footage that is precomposed. When I time-remap the pre-comp, the timing of the masks is now off. Do I need to render the pre-comp first
Re: Time Remapping messes with masks
by Matthew Beall 3 years ago
Checking 'preserve frame rate' seems to have fixed it! Thank you
DVD Architect on a computer with no burner
by Matthew Beall 5 years ago
I have a notebook with no burner, and I would like to still use DVD Architect to create DVDs and just create ISO files. However, when I choose to burn a DVD and get to the 'select burn parameters', ev
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John Rofrano liked this 5 years ago
Re: DVD Architect on a computer with no burner
by Stephen Mann 5 years ago
The search feature of the various forums is pretty useless, so when I find a gem of advice, I put it into my Wiki. When possible, I credit the source. You are welcome to use the Wiki. Steve Mann MannM
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Vegas on HiDPI monitor
by Matthew Beall 5 years ago
I just upgraded my notebook to one that has a HiDPI screen (3200x1800).. All the menus and buttons in vegas are now TINY, almost not usable.. Is there a fix for this
Re: Vegas on HiDPI monitor
by Matthew Beall 5 years ago
I found a temporary workaround. Here is what I was seeing before: http: tinypic.com r 2rokh1s 8 I edited the manifest and changed dpiAware to FALSE and now it scales correctly (although a little blurr
Pokemon tutorial..?
by Matthew Beall 7 years ago
I have a 14 year old daughter who loves to draw.. I would like to get her interested in using Photoshop.. Can anyone recommend some good beginner tutorials Specifically, she LOVES drawing pokemon type
Video from phone: only 1.5 secs of audio
by Matthew Beall 7 years ago
When I import videos shot from my Lumia 900, only the first 1.5 secs of audio show up.. Everything else is muted.. Older videos shot with my Samsung Focus are fine.. The Explorer shows the stats for t
Re: Video from phone: only 1.5 secs of audio
by Matthew Beall 7 years ago
Thanks John (wow, what a fast response!), I think you are correct.. I notice it works fine in Adobe Premier and After Effects, and they both read that it is 23.976fps.. In fact, if I right-click the f
Vector Deform along path
by Matthew Beall 7 years ago
I have a vector file of a music staff with notation.. I would like to deform it along a path, and reveal the notes as they are heard.. Is this possible with any zaxwerks product Serpentine similar to
Re: Vector Deform along path
by Matthew Beall 7 years ago
Thanks Edward! How do you rotate the texture I have a bunch of lines of music instead of one long one, I need to rotate the texture 90 degrees..
Particular effect
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
I've just been given some footage of a particle effect that the client wants to match.. I can kinda get there, but there are parts that I'm not sure how to achieve with particular in AE.. I had tried
Alexa footage is milky
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
We just shot some test footage on the Alexa.. Everything looked great on the live feed, but when we pull the MOVs from the SXS card, everything looks very milky, low contrast.. Is there something we'r
Re: Alexa footage is milky
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
Oliver, You are correct.. We (luckily!) shot a test and got the LogC 422 footage.. It was also pretty compressed.. We are shooting this morning, and switched to 422 709 (no FCP here, all avid) and eve
Alexa resolution
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
We have a shoot coming up and may use the Alexa.. Does it have the resolution to shoot someone full on greenscreen, and hold up to zooming in to get a close up of the upper torso We're trying to get a
Re: Alexa resolution
by Oliver Peters 8 years ago
I'm not sure which specific specs you are reading, but with Alexa you have the sensor size, the raw image size and the video size. All video outputs are 1920x1080. This is down sampled, not cropped, f
DVD Architect menu
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
I need to create a menu in DVD architect and I can't seem to figure it out.. I have a background image provided, no problem there.. There are 7 text links going down the left side of the screen, and e
Re: DVD Architect menu
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
Here is a simple movie showing what I need.. http: reels.creativecow.net film dvd-menu I need to be able to hit the up down arrow and move the bar up down on the text.. An image on the right changes t
particle cloud of stationary objects
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
Using particular in AE,I need to make a particle sphere cloud of objects that just spin slowly in place. How would I do this If I set the velocity to zero, they never leave the emitter and are all at
Re: particle cloud of stationary objects
by Mike Park 8 years ago
easy way is to keyframe the particles per second on frame 0 and 1 to go from a high value to 0. Then set you particle length to a number higher than your comp time. Then slide the particular layer dow
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Matthew Beall liked this 8 years ago
Shooting a clean image of a phone screen
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
We are trying to shoot video of a phone screen with a Canon 5D.. All the phone screens we shoot are pixelated and look jagged and compressed.. How can we shoot a clean image of the phone This is on a
Re: Shooting a clean image of a phone screen
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
Some of the phones do have HDMI out.. Unfortunately, only one of our phones do (we are shooting almost 20 phones) and it doesn't show the homescreen desktop for interaction.. It just shows photos and
Capture HDMI on PC Avid
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
Is there a blackmagic product that will allow us to capture playback HDMI to our PC Avid
Re: Capture HDMI on PC Avid
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
The only third party capture cards that work with Avid are the Matrox MXO2 Mini (output only), and the AJA IO Express (capture and output). Not sure if it works on the PC though... Shane GETTING ORGAN
swirly Particular
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
Check this clip at about :27 where the compass opens: http: youtu.be vK6MDIEQjMg I'm trying to get something like that in particular, but I'm nowhere close.. How can I get it swirly and pulled like th
Re: swirly Particular
by Harry Frank 8 years ago
The overall motion looks like pretty simple turbulence. "Pulling" in a certain direction can be done a number of ways, but I'd use animated Wind to push the particles in a specific direction (in the Y
Capture card for PC Avid
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
We have a PC based Avid machine we would like to add a capture card to.. What are our options
Re: Capture card for PC Avid
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
Depends on what ver of Avid you have. ver 5.5 you have the nitris dx, mojo dx or the AJA Io Express. earlier ver you have the nitris dx, mojo dx, or you may be able to find a used sdi mojo or analog m
DVD Architect Arrow Indicator
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
I have a list of available links on a menu, and I want there to be a " " in front of each one to show the selection.. Nothing highlighted, underlined, etc. Just the arrowhead greaterthan that you can
Re: DVD Architect Arrow Indicator
by Matthew Beall 8 years ago
Got it.. Set your Inactive button color to the background color or transparent.. Then it dissapears when not active!
BCC 3D Text: no motion blur?
by Matthew Beall 9 years ago
I have several BCC 3D Text layers in AE.. I have motion blur for each layer activated and an AE camera animating around the text. Everything looks great, except I am not getting any motion blur. I hav
Re: BCC 3D Text: no motion blur?
by Matthew Beall 9 years ago
So 3D text generated by the BCC 3D Text plugin won't motion blur when the AE camera moves Wow, that is a huge setback... :( I set up all my 3D text in different areas, then animate the AE camera from
Finalcut MOV into Vegas
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
I have two Finalcut XDCam EX Quicktime MOVs that I would like to use in Sony Vegas.. Will Vegas import the files correctly, or do I need to get a codec or something -Matthew
Re: Finalcut MOV into Vegas
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
Thanks!
Extrude a Photoshop Layer in After Effects?
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
I know this probably gets asked a lot.. What tool does Boris have that lets me extrude a photoshop layer in After Effects -Matthew
Re: Extrude a Photoshop Layer in After Effects?
by Boris Yamnitsky 10 years ago
I'd like to add that we have a number of tutorials on this subject http: borisfx.com tutorials extrudedlogo.php and also http: borisfx.com red vector_trace Vect%20trace.html vector tracing for extrusi
animation keyframes
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
Sorry for such a simple question. I am working my way though the Boris Blue User guide.. Where you 'animate an object', for some reason my objects aren't automatically adding keyframes. I see there is
Re: animation keyframes
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
Thank you Peter, it was the 'constant' keyframe parameter that was throwing me.. All working now! -Matthew
Boris family
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
Is this the breakdown of the BorisFX family - Blue: standalone app - Red: basically Blue as a plugin for a host app - Grafitti, Continuum, FX: plugins Can Grafitti, Continuum, and FX be used in Blue O
Re: Boris family
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
Thanks Peter.. What combination gives me the most complete toolset I dont have a compatible host application.. But if I have to I'll get AE.. I downloaded the demo of Blue and really like it! Lots of
Transparency from image with particle fade out
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
If I am using the transparency of an image to control the emitting of particles, how can I still have them individually fade out at the end of their life -Matthew
Re: Transparency from image with particle fade out
by Matthew Beall 10 years ago
Awesome, thank you! -Matthew
bitmap controls density?
by Matthew Beall 11 years ago
I need something similar to this effect, where the guys walk through the door and turn into particles: http: www.trinitifx.com wip particle_effect_small.wmv possible or more a particle studio type eff
Re: bitmap controls density?
by Alan Lorence 11 years ago
Very similar to Elvis' tutorials -- have you looked at them yet http: www.creativecow.net leaders deane_elvis deane_elvis.html Alan. www.wondertouch.com
Watercolors, paint splats
by Matthew Beall 11 years ago
I have a project where I need to simulate watercolors bleeding and swirling, and paint splatting and settling.. Similar to the backgrounds and ground plane in the Paul McCartny ipod spot: http: images
Re: Watercolors, paint splats
by Craig Cooper 11 years ago
There is also "Paintfight" in one of the libraries. It plats then slides downwards. Craig Cheers Craig Peace Talks Hamper War in Middle East
Hardware: capture to external USB/Firewire drives?
by Matthew Beall 12 years ago
I have a PC that used to house a BlackMagic card we used to capture uncompressed HD.. We stopped using it for that and pulled the card out, but kept the 4 SATA 250G array and installed the Avid Media
Re: Hardware: capture to external USB/Firewire drives?
by Jon Zanone 12 years ago
Firewire - yes. As long as the buss the Mojo is using is seperate from the buss you've got your drives plugged into, you should be OK. I've not had good luck with USB. The data rate is not enough to s
ProAnimator in combustion 4: Failed to render
by Matthew Beall 12 years ago
When I try to run the ProAnimator plugin in combustion4 and select what 3D object I want to create, it then gives me a "Failed to Render" error.. Is ProAnimator not plugin compatible with c* -Matthew
Re: ProAnimator in combustion 4: Failed to render
by Matthew Beall 12 years ago
We also have some standalone applications that can be used to create movies that can be imported into Combustion. I'll look into that, but I'd rather keep it all in c* so I can animate the composite c
capture 720p DVCPro from AJ-HD1200A
by Matthew Beall 12 years ago
I'm trying to capture some 720p DVCProHD footage from a Pansonic AJ-HD1200A deck with the firewire card installed. I'm capturing via firewire to my notebook computer running the media composer softwar
Re: capture 720p DVCPro from AJ-HD1200A
by Matthew Beall 12 years ago
1. Double check the settings on the deck are correct - can you monitor video from the deck itself via a monitor I hate to admit, but it was not hooked up to a monitor, only my notebook computer via fi
1200A firewire capture to PC
by Matthew Beall 12 years ago
What PC software or utility will let me capture DVCProHD footage from the 1200A via firewire -Matthew
Re: 1200A firewire capture to PC
by gary adcock 12 years ago
Matthew Beall "What PC software or utility will let me capture DVCProHD footage from the 1200A via firewire " I believe that only the avid and edius software allow DVCPROHD over FW on windows. there
arrow keys to nudge points?
by Matthew Beall 12 years ago
I'm using the Flex Warp operator in combustion. Can you not move animate the points using the arrow keys I'm doing some extremely fine warping. The mouse's movements are too extreme. Plus, I find arro
Re: arrow keys to nudge points?
by Pierre Jasmin 12 years ago
Please file a bug to Autodesk Bug being as you describe that selecting a mask point in RE:Flex and pressing the up and down arrow does not move the point. This works in other Combustion tools like Dr
Multibridge Extreme and DecklinkHD For Sale
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
http: cgi.ebay.com ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&item=160010263316 -Matthew
Re: Multibridge Extreme and DecklinkHD For Sale
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
Sold! -Matthew
Avid equivalent to multibridge?
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
What is the Avid equivalent to the multibridge's capabilities I have a beefy PC system w multibridge extreme and 1TB of RAID, but we need to turn it into an Avid edit machine.. Since we're definitley
Re: Avid equivalent to multibridge?
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
Well, it also 'costs' if no clients come to you since everyone else here is Avid.. They want their existing timelines and edits to seamlessly load up and pick up where they left off, or re-edit stuff
What hardware?
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
I currently use a Blackmagic HD Decklink and Multibridge Extreme to capture anything from ucompressed HD to DV, all on a dual 3Ghz PC w 2G Ram and a 1TB Raid.. My editor will only use Avid software, w
OT: mount Dell 24" on combo stand?
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
Does anyone know a way to mount a Dell 24" LCD on a combo stand for field set monitoring -Matthew
Re: OT: mount Dell 24" on combo stand?
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
Ahh, here we go: http: www.markertek.com SearchProduct.asp item=DELV%2DLCDPKG&off=0&sort=prod $90! -Matthew
Multibridge compatible with Avid Xpress Pro?
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
Can I use the Multibridge with Avid Xpress Pro on a PC -Matthew
Re: Multibridge compatible with Avid Xpress Pro?
by Matthew Beall 13 years ago
I have Vegas now, and everything seems to be working great.. The system is a dual 3Ghz Xeon w DecklinkHD and Multibridge and about 2 hours of HD hard disk space.. Will the Avid software not see my har
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