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Pat Bray

Member Since:
February 20th 2008
79 Posts
Element 3D - Sphere of video screens playing different content
by Pat Bray 8 months ago
Hi - I'm working on creating a 'ball' of video screens, which will all be playing different content. I have a precomp with a video sequence edited together, E3D setup with a spherical replicator shape
MacDonalds 2015 commerical
by Pat Bray 5 years ago
Hi, I wondered what would be the best way to create some of the 3D feel of MacDonalds new illustrated commercial by Leo Burnett For example when the dog's head turns and the cat at the end: http: adag
Re: MacDonalds 2015 commerical
by Stephen Smith 5 years ago
Here is another tutorial with the same idea: https: www.youtube.com watch v=Ojv3XJBrXhs Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Mimicking Animating Stroke
by Pat Bray 7 years ago
I wondered how to mimic the look of the stroke featured in the example provided I'm currently using particular but the edges of the line are too soft, even when I have sphere or streak jet particle se
Re: Mimicking Animating Stroke
by Pat Bray 7 years ago
Thanks man, cant believe I missed that!
Replicating Illustrational Figure Animation
by Pat Bray 7 years ago
I'll be replicating a short animation (of the figure featured in the attached video) but for a different sport and wondered what would be the best way to go about it It's important to copy the illustr
Re: Replicating Illustrational Figure Animation
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 years ago
Adobe Illustrator, frame by frame, with a Wacom tablet pen with stroke size set to respond to pressure. That should do the trick - rotoscoping is time consuming, but sometimes it's the only way. Joe B
Element 3D - Pins on a Globe
by Pat Bray 7 years ago
Hi I'm trying to distribute push pins onto a globe using Element 3D, which I've mostly been successful with by selecting sphere for the replicator shape, but I want to randomise their positions as som
Re: Element 3D - Pins on a Globe
by Xi Lin 7 years ago
Any luck with this I'm trying to do something similar now and would be great to use a 3d marker for a change. Though I'd be attempting to mark specific spots instead of random ones.
Controlling Triangle Points
by Pat Bray 7 years ago
Hi I've created a triangle using corner pin (attaching TL point to TR to get rid of one side) as I want to control each of the three points individually. I'd like the points to slide away from the cen
Re: Controlling Triangle Points
by Dan Ebberts 7 years ago
I think you just need to put a minus sign (-) in front of the expression that ties Y to X. Dan
Duik IK and Puppet Tool
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Hi I was hoping to use Duik's IK tool to rig and animate a horse illustration. I followed the tutorial example he has on the website using a solid, precomping and then puppet pinning three points etc
Re: Duik IK and Puppet Tool
by marieke hannen 1 year ago
I don't think you can use more than 3 bones+1 controller to create IK. If you use more than 3 bones you get the above error message. Your approach seems legit, I'm going to try it! Do you have a link
CC Hair Falling
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Hi, I wondered if if was possible to use CC Hair and have hair grow on, say a text layer, then fall off so the text is then gone If not is there some other method, like with Form perhaps Tah, P
Drop Shadow Expression Question
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Hi I wondered, is there an expression that could be applied to a drop shadow's distance and or direction, which would alter the effect as a layer is moved Basically, I want to give the illusion that a
Re: Drop Shadow Expression Question
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Hi there, I tried that and it works in the top left and bottom right but not the other areas, the drop shadow moves outwards rather than pointing in towards the centre.
Unravelling A Pattern, Like String
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
I have a path with a stroke making a simple celtic style pattern and need to have it unravel as if made of string that's suddenly come apart on one side. I wondered what would be the most effective wa
Re: Unravelling A Pattern, Like String
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Thank you for the suggestions, I eventually stuck with animating the path and adding a bit of mesh warping, which worked fine but was a little frustrating. It's a shame there's no way of isolating ind
Clam movement
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Hi, I was wondering, if I wanted to create a clam snapping randomly using a wiggle on the rotation for the front shell, and then use 'thisComp.layer("Clam Front").transform.rotation on the back to mat
Re: Clam movement
by David Maxwell 8 years ago
this may be a bad way to shortcut it but I just created a new solid that was the same size and color as my comp and applied the transition to that.
Website Container/Nav Bar Problem
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Hi I'm having a problem with a site I'm trying to finish, basically the content container and navigation bar slides left and right depending on the size of the viewer window, and my title and logo (an
Re: Website Container/Nav Bar Problem
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
http: eavesandalcoves.com
Expression for Layer Ordering?
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Hi I wondered if there was a way of reordering layers at certain points during the animation using an expression I'm having to separate some elements driven by nodes onto different layers, but then as
Re: Expression for Layer Ordering?
by Brad Pickford 8 years ago
Hi Pat, Not to sure if I understand you correctly but I am building a character rig and need to have an arm come from behind to in front of the body. I basically had had 2 arm layers on in front and o
Random Lightining Strikes
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Hi I was hoping to create lightning strikes from one element and wondered if there was a way to write an expression so when that element's opacity = 0% it would reposition randomly , say 20-30 pixels
Re: Random Lightining Strikes
by Pat Bray 8 years ago
Thank you! Wish I knew expression coding more thoroughly, it's such a time saver and my workflow is so much tidier, unlike my desk... :-P
Flare Effect
by Pat Bray 9 years ago
I wondered what would be the best way to have a lens flare interact with an object between the camera and the background For example if a space craft was moving through a scene and partially cut in fr
Re: Flare Effect
by Pat Bray 9 years ago
Thanks Dan, I'll give that a try and let you know how it goes.... P
HD Map Animation - Largest file size possible?
by Pat Bray 9 years ago
Hi I'll be providing an editor with a kit of parts to animate a basic HD map, which will be a wide of the UK, then a zoom in, and a dot traveling from points A to B. The editor will be animating every
Re: HD Map Animation - Largest file size possible?
by Andrew Rendell 9 years ago
I'd second what Walter says, if I were doing the animation I'd do it in Motion rather than FCP... Bear in mind that for HD the fully zoomed in picture needs to be 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high
HD Map Animation in AVID - Largest file size possible?
by Pat Bray 9 years ago
Hi I'll be providing an editor with a kit of parts to animate a basic HD map in AVID, which will be a wide of the UK, then a zoom in, and a dot traveling from points A to B. The editor will be animati
Re: HD Map Animation in AVID - Largest file size possible?
by John Pale 9 years ago
Michael Kammes "I had no idea, Michael...how do you get around the resizing on import " You don't. You use a different program to do this, if possible.
Website Content Title Change
by Pat Bray 9 years ago
Hi I've been working on a website for a friend and published a work in progress, now I'm updating it but in the Google search engine, its content title isn't correct, will this change be updated fairl
Re: Website Content Title Change
by Richard Williams 9 years ago
It will update once google scans it again... there is nothing you can do here except be patient Richard Williams p.s. Please remember to rate our post replies and tick if solved. Also, please remember
Building first website
by Pat Bray 9 years ago
Hi I'm really struggling to get into building a site I've designed for a friend. I've had a look around for web building software eg: RapidWeaver, Wordpress etc but not having much luck as my design i
Re: Building first website
by Abraham Chaffin 9 years ago
I like Dreamweaver but if you're trying to keep cost down you might Google: http: www.google.com search q=wysiwyg+html+editor My first website was built using notepad - can't get much cheaper than tha
Imported object with materials but how to import materials into the editor?
by Pat Bray 10 years ago
Hi Sorry folks, a newbie question for you! I've bought an object and imported into 3D Max 6, it already has materials assigned to it, but I wondered how to import those materials into my editor as the
Re: Imported object with materials but how to import materials into the editor?
by Felix Matias 10 years ago
look for a drop button at the material editor, push the botton and then push over the object, and automatically the material will appear at the current slot in the material editor 3d environments mode
shaped spring /coil question
by Pat Bray 10 years ago
Hi there I was just wondering how to create a spring but one that follows a path, so it's not just in a straight line (eg like a light bulb filament). Any advice would be great! Cheers P
Using 3D MAX to create 'soft toy' text
by Pat Bray 11 years ago
Hi, I've been asked to come up with a few log designs for someone and thought about creating the text to look like a beenie plush toy (so the text basically looks all soft and cuddly!). I've used MAX
Re: Using 3D MAX to create 'soft toy' text
by Steph Foster 11 years ago
Sounds like you need to investigate reactor. Try creating your text, extrude it and add a soft body modifier then create a soft body collection. You also need something the text to collide with such a
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