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Dan Conrad

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December 13th 2012
53 Posts
shoe laces
by yotam monk 6 years ago
hi there i am modeling a shoe have a really hard time with the laces im looking for some advice thank you yotam
Re: shoe laces
by Dan Conrad 5 years ago
There are two ways I've done this in the past. Drawing splines up through the laces and sweeping them or I've extruded polygons all the way up for laces for. Either way has worked for me, to sell it c
Camera movement not working
by Dom Rob 6 years ago
My camera was working fine all throughout the tutorial I was doing. But when I render anything it doesn't move. And even when I scroll through the timeline nothing happens except the Camera box is sti
Re: Camera movement not working
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Is the little box next to the camera in the object manager set to white so you are "looking through the camera" www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
How could I achieve a stretching rubber effect?
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Hi. I'm looking for general advice on how I could achieve the following: Imagine a flat plane with the properties of thin rubber filling the screen. Behind this rubber there is 3d text. As I move the
Re: How could I achieve a stretching rubber effect?
by Adam Trachtenberg 6 years ago
The plane has to have LOTS of polygons to deform smoothly.
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Dan Conrad liked this 6 years ago
Texture problem
by Saif Munawar 6 years ago
Hi. I have a scene which needs texturing. I know basic drag and drop texturing but I cant find a good texture for the project I'm working on, so I was wondering if any one knew what type of texture wo
Re: Texture problem
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Probably a "Gun Metal". Maybe Motion Squared has something for you to use. http: www.motionsquared.net free-cinema-4d-textures www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
Clone Stamp tool
by Brendan McNamara 6 years ago
I'm trying to remove objects from the background with the clone stamp tool in after effects cs6. I'm trying to do it with the single frame method because it's only a few frames I need to touch up and
Re: Clone Stamp tool
by mathew fuller 6 years ago
Double click your footage so it opens in layer view rather than within the comp and paint away, should work. If not, review the adobe documentation on the clone tool and see what you're missing. My Wo
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Dan Conrad liked this 6 years ago
Single texture across multiple polygons
by Matt DeLoach 6 years ago
I'm fairly new to the Cinema 4D world and I have a question that I'm sure should be simple to answer for someone out there. I have 16 polygons (squares in a grid) that I'd like to apply a single textu
Re: Single texture across multiple polygons
by Brian Jones 6 years ago
put all the squares in a Null and apply the texture to that - set it to Flat and move it around with the texture tools to get the alignment and size you need. If the squares are done with a Cloner (no
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How to create Virtual Reality from Cinema
by Andre Ash 6 years ago
I've got a client who would like a virtual world build for their website. Basically a 3D render of a room they want people to be able to look around. Does anyone know how I'd go about creating this wi
Re: How to create Virtual Reality from Cinema
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Save as a Quicktime VR found in Render Settings. www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
Trying to apply an image in the new C4D
by Chuck Obernesser 6 years ago
Hello to all, I am trying to create a hockey puck with a team logo applied to the top. I just downloaded r15 and when applying the image to the color texture. It is tiling when I click it off and I ca
Re: Trying to apply an image in the new C4D
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Make sure you are using "Flat" projection mode then rotate the projection into place with the Texture tool. As for the Alpha, load the same image with an alpha in the Alpha tab of the material. www.mo
Preparing jpg image to be used as texture
by Gary Lockhart 6 years ago
Hello one and all, I am a new user of Cinema 4D Studio. Anyway, I have a logo that was designed for me in Illustrator format. I'd like to import the logo into Cinema 4D and extrude it and add some tex
Re: Preparing jpg image to be used as texture
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Start with "Flat Projection" of the texture in C4D and then use the texture tool to scale it to the geometry. Consider recreating the materials in C4D. www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
How to curve an object after extruding it from a vector?
by James Pierson 6 years ago
Hello, I am as new as you can get to Cinema 4D, so I apologise if I use the wrong terminology. But basically I drew a simple 'trophy cup' in illustrator, from there I then imported it into Cinema 4D,
Re: How to curve an object after extruding it from a vector?
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
The "cup" should be modeled used a LatheNurbs and a spline... but in your setup you could try adding a bulge deformer and see what you get. You'll have to subdived your geometry on the face as it look
Changing colour of individual words in Mograph
by james simpson 6 years ago
Hi there. Thanks for looking at this post. I'm trying to learn C4D and I'm stuck on a seemingly simple thing but as my knowledge of C4D is limited I'm stuck. I'm using Mograph text and then it's break
Re: Changing colour of individual words in Mograph
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Use separate Mograph Text Objects, or make the Mograph Text Object editable and change the colors for each letter. www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
Cube with Image not crossing over to AE (C4D Lite)
by Scott Eckley 6 years ago
I managed to 'attach' a JPEG to the side(s) of a cube an animated a camera to move it around (and other things). When I save the C4D file and go back into AE, the cube is 'white' on the sides - no pic
Re: Cube with Image not crossing over to AE (C4D Lite)
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Are you "saving" in C4D before jumping back into AE www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
Need advice with exporting
by Josip Vrbic 6 years ago
I need a little help overhere. I'm kind of newbie in Cinema and I wonder if its possible to export just some parts of my projects. The project is huge and I need to export just few elements as transpa
Re: Need advice with exporting
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Josip, I think what you are referring to are Multi Pass Renders. Specifically Object Buffers isolate parts of the render. Or, you just hide the objects you don't want rendered and render the scene wit
Key click combo on layer switches to toggle everything else??
by Eric Chard 6 years ago
There used to be a key+click combo that would toggle the state of all the OTHER layers in a comp-- this combo worked for several different switches, such as the lock switch. Darned if I can recall or
Re: Key click combo on layer switches to toggle everything else??
by Dan Conrad 6 years ago
Holding Alt and Clicking the Solo button does what you are describing. www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
How to stop a camera in the middle of the movement?
by Cesar Siena 7 years ago
Description = The scene has just some 2D pictures (converted to 3D) distributed in 3D space. The camera should move doing simple pans around them. The pans or camera paths are not linear, but a mix of
Re: How to stop a camera in the middle of the movement?
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
Try this http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials sure_target_2 www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
green artifacts on output
by Anhtu Vu 7 years ago
I'm doing a simple pull up in AE and kept getting green block artifacts on rendered output. 1- Import original file done in AE on a PC (1920 x 1080, DnxHD 175 Mbits 8 bit, 24p) 2-Interpret as 23.976,
Re: green artifacts on output
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
Try rendering out to Photo Jpeg at 75 or better and what are your results. Are you rendering out a composite or just the key with Alpha You could try rendering out just a Luma matte. BTW, By PC do you
Keying when the subject and background are similar colors
by Mike Little 7 years ago
Hi! I am learning AE and got hold of some footage to work with. An African American gentleman on a whitish background. He is wearing a suit and tie. When I go to key the background, I am having proble
Re: Keying when the subject and background are similar colors
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
You may want to look into Primatte Keyer's Hybrid Matte tools. www.mographcandy.com Twitter: @mographcandy
Keying when the subject and background are similar colors
by Mike Little 7 years ago
Hi! I am learning AE and got hold of some footage to work with. An African American gentleman on a whitish background. He is wearing a suit and tie. When I go to key the background, I am having proble
Re: Keying when the subject and background are similar colors
by Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
Here's a good place to start for rotoscoping: http: helpx.adobe.com after-effects using animating-shape-paths-masks.html#rotoscoping_introduction_and_resources ----------------------------------------
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How can I improve this camera track?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
5642_f2fe02workout4wifi.m4v.zip Hopefully you can see at this resolution. I want to use the camera tracker to have text appear painted onto a wall. This is my first stab at it, I did it by analysing t
Re: How can I improve this camera track?
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
Your solution is in using Mocha AEs planar tracker for the sort of thing you are trying to achieve in this shot. It's basically what Mocha was designed for. Imagineer Systems basic tutorials, probably
exporting h264 mov from harris velocity with uncompressed audio gives noise
by shinoj Krishnan 7 years ago
hi all, iam exporting an h264 mov file with uncompressed audio at 48kHz 16 bit stereo from a harris velocity unit and a client using premier pro cs6 is having problems with noisy audio, can any one ad
Re: exporting h264 mov from harris velocity with uncompressed audio gives noise
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
Since they have Premiere, do you think they have the knowledge to sync a separate audio file (.wav) to the clip @mographcandy
Mocha AE layer mask not connecting
by Hunter Hempen 7 years ago
Greetings, I was creating a mask in Mocha AE and I suddenly cannot finish the mask. I've got two open ends of the shape, but they won't connect to each other to complete the shape. Before my current p
Re: Mocha AE layer mask not connecting
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
X-splines are automatically closed. Using a Bezier spline just click on the "first" point you drew and the spline will connect @mographcandy
How to make a text come flying to the screen in 3D space (along a path)?
by Sebastian Lee 7 years ago
So how do I make a text come flying pass the screen in 3D space, meaning at a distant the text appears very miniscule and as it gets closer to the screen it becomes bigger BUT it must follow a path I
Re: How to make a text come flying to the screen in 3D space (along a path)?
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
In your Text Layer there is a Path Options drop down. In there you can choose a path you want your text to animate on. @mographcandy
How do I make a realistic album cover swap transition (more details...)
by Sebastian Lee 7 years ago
How do I make a realistic album cover swap like e.g. I got two pics of album covers. One is I call it album A (for specimen only) and another is album B (also christened for specimen only xD). So, wha
Re: How do I make a realistic album cover swap transition (more details...)
by Dan Conrad 7 years ago
see attached file 5414_squares.zip @mographcandy
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