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Nathan Clark

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April 17th 2009
45 Posts
Flattening 3D rotation to 2D planar rotation via Xpresso.
by Nathan Clark 2 years ago
Hey all, Im having a hard time working out some rotation math in Xpresso (I'm also having a hard time explaining what I'm after, so please bare with me). I want to take an object (which is rotated arb
Re: Flattening 3D rotation to 2D planar rotation via Xpresso.
by Nathan Clark 2 years ago
Hi again, me again, rudely triple posting. Just wanted to let you know I worked out a pretty clean solution, that I am going to use, via a single reference null per calculation. Embarrassingly simple
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File: 3D to 2D retargeting 02 - 2D rotation via constrained ref child
by Nathan Clark 2 years ago
c4d file Just showing where I ended up- this solved my problem completely, without Xpresso though. So simple after all. https: f1.creativecow.net 8255 3d-to-2d-retargeting-02-2d-rotation-via-constrain
Question about CV-Artsmart plugin ant logo importing
by Naglis Ramanauskas 2 years ago
Hi, I have a problem I can't seem to find the answer to. I want to import a logo, which I have in jpeg format, into Cinema 4D using the Artsmart plugin. To do that I have to convert my jpeg image to .
Re: Question about CV-Artsmart plugin ant logo importing
by Nathan Clark 2 years ago
Hey Naglis, I'd guess that once you traced the jpeg you didn't hit the expand button. Hitting the expand button will commit the trace results to shapes. Perhaps that will produce a file that artsmart
File: 3D to 2D retargeting 01 - Up Vector
by Nathan Clark 2 years ago
c4d file Showing how an Up-Vector constraint is doing a great job of retargeting 3D to 2D. Now how to work this out via Xpresso instead of with constraints. https: f1.creativecow.net 8253 3d-to-2d-ret
Puppet Physics. PuppetTools + Elastic Connection
by Nathan Clark 3 years ago
Hey guys, Im having a bit of a struggle trying to hack together 2 expressions. I have used the script PuppetToolsV3 from AEscripts to connect a puppet pin to a null. Expression: fromComp(thisComp.laye
Re: Puppet Physics. PuppetTools + Elastic Connection
by Nathan Clark 3 years ago
Yep thanks, I just needed to adjust how I initialize my rig's pose. Its working fantastically, thanks a lot Dan!
Video: Puppet Physics - Troubleshooting 01
by Nathan Clark 3 years ago
Puppet Physics - Troubleshooting 01 Example of the puppet physics expression being problematic when adjusting the initial position. watch support
Looking for a Dan Ebberts expression mentioned in Automated Odometer Tut!
by Adam Carmichael 3 years ago
Hello all! I'm looking for some help on a certain expression mentioned in this video: http: www.youtube.com watch v=MCgzv_3U5is (around 11:30) Aharon talks about a modified expression for the odometer
Re: Looking for a Dan Ebberts expression mentioned in Automated Odometer Tut!
by Adam Carmichael 3 years ago
I found it! He actually included it in one of the project files I hadn't looked into: Thousands place-holder example: slider = thisComp.layer("Null 1").effect("Slider Control")("Slider"); myDigit = Ma
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Nathan Clark liked this 3 years ago
Text - Get 3D coordinates of individual characters (Per-character 3D enabled) ??
by Nathan Clark 4 years ago
Hey guys, I'm hoping to get some help from the resident code genius' around here.. With the utmost gratitude in advanced! I'm attempting to retrieve the 3D coordinates of each character in a text laye
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Re: Text - Get 3D coordinates of individual characters (Per-character 3D enabled) ??
by Dan Ebberts 4 years ago
I can't think of any way to get the per-character positions with an expression. You could similate the calculation performed by the Range Selector to get each character's current offset, but I can't t
MacVidCards cracks the GTX5xx cards - Fastest Mac EFI card EVER !!!
by David Pirinelli 5 years ago
Just created the fastest ac EFI card EVER. The GTX580 3GB Ultra. Requires more power than you can put in a Mac Pro but does 1800 Gflops vs 1300 in GTX480. Can work in Mac Pro if you use external power
Re: PCIE 1.0 at 2.5GT/s vs PCIE 2.0 at 5.0 GT/s quantified
by Nathan Clark 5 years ago
Hi David, Im looking into breathing some fresh air into my Mac Pro '08 (before retiring it in a year or so). I would love to run 2 x 3GB GTX 580's. Originally I had planned on capitalizing on the new
Motion blur issue with Time Remap and Collapse transformations
by Simon Meloche 6 years ago
Hi all, I searched the forum and couldn't find anything on the subject. My problem is a little hard to explain so I have uploaded a simple example showing the issue.. (play with the collapse transform
Re: Motion blur issue with Time Remap and Collapse transformations
by Nathan Clark 6 years ago
Ran into this problem today. (AE CS4 Mac) Only way I could make it work was to freeze frame within the precomp. It was easy for me, but depending on the complexity of your comps- I imagine this could
Dynamic layer targeting
by Ross McDowell 8 years ago
Hello all! Quick question for you guys, I am messing about with an expression...and I want to do something along the lines of the following: thisComp.layer("layer index+1 ").transform.position; Meanin
Re: Dynamic layer targeting
by Eric Sanderson 8 years ago
and are you saying that code isnt working ..if so try this... thisComp.layer(index+1).transform.position. in your " layer(" ") " you were telling AE to look for a layer named "layer index+1 ", instead
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Nathan Clark liked this 6 years ago
Guides/Rulers/Ability to see my output framing more legibly
by David Jolosky 7 years ago
Sorry for the odd subject line. I am working on a project and I'd like to be able to see the guides (aspect ratio overlay) more clearly so that I can frame my composition accordingly. I cannot seem to
Re: Guides/Rulers/Ability to see my output framing more legibly
by Nathan Clark 6 years ago
Bump this, i've been going crazy trying to change this ! On Point Cloud Nine
GI Compositing
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
Hey guys, I have spent the last year and a half getting comfortable with 3d modeling and animation thanks to C4D :) Now I have hit a crossroads though :( I wish to composite some CG elements into some
Re: GI Compositing
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
Randy: I will indeed be using multiple passes and composite them in nuke. Adam: The shadowcatcher plugin seems to be getting me where i need to be, but it add a HUGE overhead to render times- at this
Reverse 3D conversion
by Ryan Hill 7 years ago
Let's say I'm tracking a point in 2D that's moving on a flat surface, but that flat surface is angled away from the camera. If I have measured a rectangle on that flat surface, the corners are visible
Re: Reverse 3D conversion
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
Look at Nukes wonderful node called "points to 3D" It is exaclty what your trying to do, but in Nuke. Maybe someone could port the math to a plug-in for AE. On Point Cloud Nine
[solved] Referencing layer hierarchy in expressions
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
Hello all, Can anyone help me out with the following Is is possible to arbitrarily reference a value from the layer above in the timeline For example: Layer 01. Controller Null Layer 02. Solid 01. Con
Re: [solved] Referencing layer hierarchy in expressions
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
Hey all, I was just getting my syntax muddled while searching the forums. I have since found the answer- using the index + 1 Thanks! On Point Cloud Nine
Layer Space Transforms - precomps
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
My brain is hurting. Please don't laugh at how simple this might be (I assume it is going to be) I have a PreComp with 2 Nulls positioned in 3D space In the MainComp the PreComp is a 3D layer and I ha
Re: Layer Space Transforms - precomps
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
Hey Andy, Thanks for the reply, but this is not exactly what I need. I know I can easily use values from any Comp by pick whipping, What I need is for the MainComp to know where the 3d nulls (within t
Getting this to work in 3D space?
by anim8tr 12 years ago
Hey, this link: http: www.creativecow.net cgi-bin page_wrapper.cgi forumid=2&page= articles bassett_doug connections index.html is exactly what I am trying to accomplish, except with all 3 axis'. Appa
Re: Getting this to work in 3D space?
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
Hello, sorry to wake up a VERY old thread, but I am breaking my brain trying to get this to work in a slightly different way. The 3d Nulls I would like to connect with the BEAM effect are in a precomp
Mograph delay (simple help - should be a one liner i think)
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
Hey all, I have a simple requirement which despite my best efforts and forum searching I just cannot seem to get a grip on. I know this is a very VERY simple thing to do but for some reason I have got
Re: Mograph delay (simple help - should be a one liner i think)
by bruce Rudolph 7 years ago
Hey Nathan, Im thinking that what you want to use is an inheritance effector. It will mimic the animation of an object (not the cloned object) in this case a cube growing. You set the falloff to linea
mograph 2 - change color with collision
by Bert Brown 8 years ago
Is there a way to have the collision of two sets of cloner objects not only react in position, but also to light up or change color when the collisions occur
Re: mograph 2 - change color with collision
by Nathan Clark 7 years ago
After some reading on c4D cafe and CG society, it would appear that there is NO collision detection in MoDyn2 :( On Point Cloud Nine
File: Failed Attempt at 3DStroke
by Nathan Clark 8 years ago
c4d file Failed Attempt at 3DStroke https: f1.creativecow.net 134 failed-attempt-at-3dstroke
Video: Failed attempts at 3DStroke
by Nathan Clark 8 years ago
Failed attempts at 3DStroke A capture of the process I am employing to use the CSTools 3DStroke in C4D 11... So far... No Dice! watch support
Script Launchpad + Icons
by Nathan Clark 8 years ago
Hey everyone. I was asked if I would share my launchpad icons with the forum, so here they are. I have also included the scripts which I have used. Please note, only the icons are my work. None of th
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Paul Hennell liked this 8 years ago
Re: Script Launchpad + Icons
by Nathan Clark 8 years ago
Feel free to let me know which scripts you use a lot, and if any jump out at me, Ill update Icons and post them too! Glad you like it! On Point Cloud Nine
File: LaunchPad + Icons
by Nathan Clark 8 years ago
zip file A collection of useful After Effects scripts with icons I created to launch the scripts via the After Effects Launchpad. Credit goes to all the amazing people who wrote the scripts! I hope yo
Covert 3d Orientation values to Rotation Values
by Nathan Clark 8 years ago
Is there a method script easy way to convert a 3d layer's orientation values to rotation values I am working in a medium sized 3d project and would love to avoid doing it manually for the hundreds of
Re: Covert 3d Orientation values to Rotation Values
by Nathan Clark 8 years ago
I thought I had solved the problem with help from a few forums, Now I realize the problem is deeper. My end goal would be a script that looks at a 3d layers rotation and orientation values and bakes m
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