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Paul Rijkaard

I am a Fine Artist working in London with experimental compositing in digital video. I also lecture in University leading courses in Digital video and digital photography. I work free lance as a photoshop consultant.
Member Since:
September 16th 2007
87 Posts
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London
Dpx or tiff?
by Paul Rijkaard 2 years ago
Hi I am making a film which includes a mix of cgi material and video. The video is shot on canon c300 in 4k s log 2 The final output of the film will be 2k (2048x1080 @25p) As qt 422 HQ and DCP I will
Re: Dpx or tiff?
by Paul Rijkaard 2 years ago
Many thanks chris Could you elaborate on the point about dpx is normally set in log Do you mean log rather than linear I had been warned away from exr from a colleague - although am happy to research
Network rendering in AE with CC
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
1. I have 2 offline render nodes which I use for distributed rendering for 3D with vray - can I make use of these to help render out AE comps as image sequences. Currently my laptop and iMac workstati
Re: Network rendering in AE with CC
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
Below is my standard explanation of Ae's "watch folder" network render. Since you're already familiar with render control from a 3D application, you might consider using your current render farm manag
Audio frequency problem
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
I have migrated an old project from FCP7 to premiere CC and am experiencing audio static at some points on the timeline. In FCP there was no issue. The sequence is set to 48,000 hz, but some of the au
Re: Audio frequency problem
by Duke Sweden 3 years ago
That makes 3 of us now.
adding a video file to a vray/AR material
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
I am new to building vray materials for c4d, but have a little experience for c4d AR. In my scene there is a laptop and I would like to add an animation to the screen material. Rather than doing this
Re: adding a video file to a vray/AR material
by Brian Jones 3 years ago
I don't know about VRay but an image sequence in Standard or Physical is easy. With any sequence of images (in one of the formats C4D recognizes (lots)), that are numbered sequentially, in the same fo
Vray for C4d 1.9 Camera animation question
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
Hi all I am new to vray and struggling to understand why my render time has gone up 7 times since I baked the GI, is this normal The shot is 1,500 frames. it involves a very slow move into a group of
Heat haze?? In c4d??
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
I'm working on a long telescopic zoom shot - an exterior in mid day sun. Mimicking the kinds of long shots in 70s films like coppolas 'the conversation' I would like to mimic the kind of heat haze whi
Masking question - link to file included
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
Hi I am attempting to create an animation using a noise field via the cell pattern effect. The animation will consist of geometrical shapes which will be masks for various colour patterns. how can I u
Re: Masking question - link to file included
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
Very helpful thank you can you offer any advice using expressions to add further randomness to the movement of the circles. I believe that the cell pattern effect is a random distributionon a frame by
The limits of expressions? Random and pseudo-random commands
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
I am interested to know if expressions are limited to the command list which appears in the drop down menu on a layer or if other commands can be added via scripts Specifically, I would like to build
Re: The limits of expressions? Random and pseudo-random commands
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
Many thanks Kalle this is very helpful. To explain: I want to replace the standard random number generator with several PRNGs (pseudo-random number generators) including the one listed above (a Halton
H264 encoding is blurring my image
by Paul Rijkaard 3 years ago
Hi I am producing an animation which looks fine in Pro Res 422 and Animation, but is causing some problems when I encode to H264. The animation is in HD format and contains a noise field with changing
Custom noise field
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
I am fairly new to expressions and not sure if the following question is possible within afx: I'm working on an animation which uses a field of noise or visual static as the main element - specificall
Re: Custom noise field
by Kevin Camp 4 years ago
you might look at cc ball action or cc star burst... for ball action, use the scatter property to control the random spacing of the particles, grid spacing and ball size control the size and spacing o
Custom noise field
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
I'm working on an animation which uses a field of noise or visual static as the main element - specifically in afx I have been using cell pattern. A sample animatic is here https: vimeo.com 160303905
Re: Custom noise field
by Kevin Camp 4 years ago
I added a couple other options to your post in the expressions forum (though they do not use expressions): https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 227 32124 Kevin Camp Art Director KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW
block object from receiving light
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
In my scene, a domestic interior, there are a couple of lights. The main light is invisible to the camera, but it appears in a mirror. Is it possible to prevent a light from effecting a specific objec
Re: block object from receiving light
by Jim Scott 4 years ago
Also, right click on Mode in the Project window and select Show Help for more info. It describes how to enable or disable illumination, specularity, and shadows for any of your excluded or included ob
Bake subdivison surface
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
Is it possible to bake a subdivision surface into an object to upscale the original quality of geometry Im using a couple of SDS's and finding that they heavily impact render time
Re: Bake subdivison surface
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
Brilliant, thank you very helpful
refining materials for final render
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
I am getting a scene ready to send to a farm, the scene is 6000 frames long and I am trying to refine the materials I am using in order to lower render cost time wherever possible. I am using an imac
Re: refining materials for final render
by Brian Jones 4 years ago
sub d would slow the render a bit (depending on the level for preparation time) but shouldn't be a killer. Do you need Physical Standard is a lot quicker in a very simple test (hard to tell without th
Is it possible to modify this basic wind dynamics template?
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
Hi this is the basic wind cloth dynamics sample file included in R17 please can you help to make it so that the wind cycle keeps going for 1000 frames. I can't see which control to change - it stops a
Re: Is it possible to modify this basic wind dynamics template?
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
Thank you so much, very helpful
dirt, dust and debris
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
I'm sure this one comes up a lot. In my recent work, I have found that my scenes are way too clean. I would like to start making little piles of dust dirt, cigarette ash (in the ash tray), crumbs next
Re: dirt, dust and debris
by Adam Trachtenberg 4 years ago
The way I do it is to use a fracturing plugin to break up an object or objects and then use dynamics to let the object(s) fall into a pile. The plugin I use is called NitroBlast but there are a number
Animating curves layer? video mode/ Lab/ Scripting??
by Paul Rijkaard 4 years ago
Hi I am attempting to recreate the image of modifying colour in Lab mode on a video track - I don't want to have to resort to screengrabs. I would like to recreate in video the effect of increasing co
Re: Animating curves layer? video mode/ Lab/ Scripting??
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 years ago
I'd say the only thing you want to do in Photoshop is the adjustment results images. I would: 1) Do screen grabs for the results of applying the curves to a LAB image 2) Fade between these stills in A
modify a mesh (for beginners)
by Paul Rijkaard 5 years ago
Hi I am a beginner C4D user. I have imported a mesh .obj file that I generated via autodesk 123D Catch. The mesh represents a section of a face. The mesh is an irregular shape and I would like to make
Re: modify a mesh (for beginners)
by Giacomo Bompan 5 years ago
hi there, I'd suggest you use the Boole object to "dig" holes onto surfaces. It basically subtracts one volume from another. You can find tons of tutorials on how to use it Cheers!
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s log 2??
by Paul Rijkaard 5 years ago
Hello I am struggling to find online resources to help define a suitable grading workflow. I am using footage shot on sony FS700 with s-log2 profile. For the sake of offline I have been working with p
Re: s log 2??
by Marc Wielage 5 years ago
Paul Rijkaard "I understand that s-log 2 provides the greatest possible colour range (potentially at least), but fail to believe that once a pro-res 444 is baked from the raw file that this can conta
50fps -> 25ps - workflow for audio sweetening
by Paul Rijkaard 5 years ago
Hi I have recorded footage of an actor talking at 50fps and would like to slow it to 25fps. I want the audio to be somewhere near the original sound, but am well aware that at a slower speed the talki
Re: 50fps -> 25ps - workflow for audio sweetening
by Paul Rijkaard 5 years ago
Brilliant, thanks, very helpful
text dispersing on a screen.
by Paul Rijkaard 5 years ago
I am looking to do the following and need my mind jogging on how to start: A screen full of text (about 15 lines) approx font size 30. an imaginary cursor (which isn't visible) will move through the s
Re: text dispersing on a screen.
by Kevin Camp 5 years ago
here's an old(ish) tutorial by colin braley that shows you how to create a repel expression to have a layer (like your cursor) move other layers out of its way as it moves about. http: www.colinbraley
cascading layers
by Paul Rijkaard 5 years ago
I am creating an animation using the 'write on' function of paintbrush tool in AE. the animation contains a series of dots that should appear in a rhythm. But because each dot constitutes a new brush
Re: cascading layers
by John Cuevas 5 years ago
There is a free layer sequencer script inside the project files of this Video CoPilot Tutorial Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 70
colour management workflow - AE -> FCP
by Paul Rijkaard 9 years ago
I am working on a project between Final Cut Pro and After Effects using pro-res (normal quality) footage at 1080 25p. When I make a comp in AE the footage appears to be brighter - as if AE has conver
Re: colour management workflow - AE -> FCP
by Todd Kopriva 9 years ago
You didn't say which ProRes codec you were talking about or which versions of the applications you're using, so I'll take a guess and point you to this article for ProRes 4444 and CS4: "ProRes 4444 co
3D text
by Paul Rijkaard 11 years ago
What is the best way to extrude text in AE CS3 so that it has 3D volume that can be viewed on a moving camera on X,Y,Z axis do I have to go into the world of 3D applications to do this Thanks Paul Ric
Re: 3D text
by Aharon Rabinowitz 11 years ago
Here's a tutorial I did covering that - it might help you. It also talks about a few other tutorials here at the cow which may point you in the right direction: http: library.creativecow.net articles
load a path from a raster based matte
by Paul Rijkaard 11 years ago
Hi Team I am trying to articulate the edges of a silhouette of a figure using active light streaks similar to Andrew Kramer's tutorial on audio to animation http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials.html i
Re: load a path from a raster based matte
by Paul Rijkaard 11 years ago
Thank you so much - it is such an obvious command that has been staring me in the face but it really really has solved my problems. the results are incredible. thank you thank you paul richards
image calculations - gray channel?
by Paul Rijkaard 12 years ago
I am working on a large scale video masking project extracting figures from 100's of video clips of existing footage. My workflow combines AE with imagineer systems Motor to create excellent roto matt
Re: image calculations - gray channel?
by Paul Rijkaard 12 years ago
Darby Edelen If you want to mix the 3 color channels in varying amounts to end up with a grayscale image then I would recommend looking at the Color Correction Channel Mixer effect." Hi, yes thanks -
Removing sky from tree branches
by William Kruger 12 years ago
Hopefully you guys have some good suggestions... i'm trying to take a picture of a sycamore tree and remove the background...theres where the simplicity of the project ends. my ultimate goal is to hav
Re: Removing sky from tree branches
by Paul Rijkaard 12 years ago
This image has a ready built mask in the blue channel. copy the blue channel and run a curves adjustment on the new channel increasing the contrast by creating a steep curve (bring both the whites and
Importing video to photoshop CS3 - color management work flow
by Paul Rijkaard 12 years ago
Hi all I have been asked to help a colleague clone out a piece of electrical trunking that appears in the background of a video scene that appears in a period drama. The video is for high end broadcas
Re: Importing video to photoshop CS3 - color management work flow
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
You can either turn off color management... or trust Photoshop to read the profile of the image (choose File Open).
CS3 Crashes on all apps since update
by Paul Rijkaard 12 years ago
I have been working on a really important video edit and am starting to Online. Have been working between After effects CS3 and photoshop to build up a comp. The adobe updater popped up during a tea b
Re: CS3 Crashes on all apps since update
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
Ouch. Funny you mention the updates, I just had to disable the auto update on startup for Acrobat Pro, cause our internet was down moments ago and that was locking up acrobat. Do you have the master c
Help - General Error
by Paul Rijkaard 12 years ago
My Colleague is currently working through a time pressured edit and is experiencing an unusual General Error in FCP 4 A reliable system - Power Book G4, but using a brand new G-Tech Hard drive 250G 72
Re: Help - General Error
by adam taylor 12 years ago
you might be able to open up a version from the autosave vault. This seems about the only way i have found to retrieve a sequence after this happens. I have had this problem many times and once it hap
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