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Phil Hoppes

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May 3rd 2007
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2D mask for opacity when using Trapcode Form
by Phil Hoppes 3 years ago
I have a composition that uses Trapcode Form. I want to be able to fade the edges of the Form array using a mask or image but I don't see where that is possible in the controls. There is an overall Op
Change the color of reflected particles in particular
by Phil Hoppes 3 years ago
I'm creating a project with Particular (latest version) where I would like to have the color of my particles change when they are reflected off a solid layer that I am using. The particle generation a
Re: Change the color of reflected particles in particular
by Phil Hoppes 3 years ago
Thanks. Makes sense I will try that.
Adobe bids for The Foundry
by Santiago Martí 4 years ago
http: www.telegraph.co.uk finance newsbysector banksandfinance privateequity 11562472 Adobe-eyes-200m-bid-for-British-visual-effects-firm-The-Foundry.html Well, that's it. Santiago Mart www.robotrojo.
Re: Adobe bids for The Foundry
by Phil Hoppes 4 years ago
As one might well imagine there is a huge thread on this over at the Modo Forum. Tim about nails it with his analysis although I still think that Autodesk is probably still a viable suitor. From a Mod
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the verge explains apple photos, nilay whispers FCPX is the other shoe about to drop and die.
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
http: www.theverge.com 2015 2 5 7987575 the-vergecast-139-february-5-2015 the intelligent slider looks brilliant, and it's something adobe would do in a cold day in hell - from around the fifty odd mi
Re: the verge explains apple photos, nilay whispers FCPX is the other shoe about to drop and die.
by Phil Hoppes 4 years ago
I heard they were going to fire Tim Cook and steal Balmer from the Clippers. They are building a special office in SpaceShip Apple with a retractable window just so Steve can kick chairs into the cent
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Cloud storage for location shooting
by Don Scioli 4 years ago
I'm sure this was covered somewhere in the forums, but as the "smartest group" in the forums. I would seek your advice first. I will be shooting in Australia using 1080i video and for safety would lik
Re: Cloud storage for location shooting
by Phil Hoppes 4 years ago
Just to give you a benchmark point. I have CenturyLink DSL at my home in Phoenix Az. I have a mirrored server at a residence up in Overgaard. I run cron jobs on my Linux server to backup my data in Ph
Apple has lost the functional high ground
by Jeremy Garchow 4 years ago
Marco Arment ( former lead tumblr developer, created instapaper, etc) says so right here How long does it take to "build the future" And do you feel he is right
Re: Apple has lost the functional high ground
by Andrew Kimery 4 years ago
Helmut Kobler "By the way, I see a very strong correlation between his social focus and Apple's decline. " Is there something about this decline that can be quantified I ask because in the last few m
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Phil Hoppes liked this 4 years ago
This is when it all changed ...
by Craig RussillRoy 4 years ago
London VFX software developer The Foundry, which own the Nuke digital composition system used on films such as Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy, has been put up for sale by its owners Carlyle Group
Re: This is when it all changed ...
by Phil Hoppes 4 years ago
Excellent analysis Walter. I use Nuke and AE and like using both. AE is fast and one does not have to bend your head around the whole linear workflow like you do with Nuke. For complicated comps howev
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After Effects Crashing when applying Video Copilot Element 3D
by Jyotinder Singh 5 years ago
So i just updated to Adobe After Effects CC 2014 and whenever I apply the element effect AE simply crashes ! ! I am running Win7 with E3D V1.6.2. Everything had worked nicely with the older versions s
Re: After Effects Crashing when applying Video Copilot Element 3D
by Phil Hoppes 5 years ago
I have the same issue. There is some discussion on this over on the VideoCopilot forum Guess we will just have to wait for an update.
AE CC 2014 taking over 4 mins to start???
by Phil Hoppes 5 years ago
Ok, so I upgraded to CC 2014. I have a 2011 MBP but it has a very fast SSD, 16Gb Ram and a quad core 2.7Ghz I7 CPU. The new 2014 version of AE is now taking over 4 minutes to load. In addition it is c
Re: AE CC 2014 taking over 4 mins to start???
by Todd Kopriva 5 years ago
See the answer that I gave you here: https: forums.adobe.com message 6481837 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Todd Kopriva, Ado
Real time multi scopes in FCPX
by olof ekbergh 6 years ago
Using Scope Box: Olof Ekbergh
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Walter Soyka liked this 6 years ago
Re: Real time multi scopes in FCPX
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
I don't think the bulk of this thread is in keeping with the one rule of this forum link , "no posts about other posters." Let's elevate the tone. Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at Keen Live Motion
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Phil Hoppes liked this 6 years ago
PP CC is not using my NVIDIA K5000 GPU for rendering
by Phil Hoppes 6 years ago
I believe this may be a GoPro PP issue but I just got a new Hero3+ GoPro. I am running CC on my Win7 workstation. This is a HexCore 3.3Ghz i7 Extreme with 24Gb of ram and I have a Nvidia K5000 Quadro
Re: PP CC is not using my NVIDIA K5000 GPU for rendering
by Phil Hoppes 6 years ago
Hi Jeff, Yea I actually did that. Usually, since PP is so fast with my graphics card I don't render in the timeline as you mentioned. The GoPro is new to me so I was investigating things with it. The
Prelude keeps crashing and is essentially unuseable.
by Phil Hoppes 7 years ago
Sorry, I know this is a Premier Pro form but given there is no Prelude Forum I figured this is the best place to post this. I have a somewhat large project I'm trying to preview using Prelude CS6 (1.0
How do others archive large projects?
by Phil Hoppes 7 years ago
I'm a pretty simply one man shop with a main workstation, a powerful laptop a render server and a RAID 10 data server. I recently completed a large (for me) project that was composed of 11 5 minute an
Re: How do others archive large projects?
by Eric Santiago 7 years ago
Over the years it went from CD, DVD, DLT, HD now BD. Honestly whatever works for you is best. I say HD e.g. external hard-disks that you can take off-line. And I mean off-line as in hide in a diff loc
How do you or can you snap a rotation when changing an objects pivot rotation?
by Phil Hoppes 7 years ago
I have a simple model of the earth that is basically 3 concentric spheres, earth - clouds - atmosphere. I constructed it for a scene and tilted it at the proper 23 degrees and set up a camera for some
Re: How do you or can you snap a rotation when changing an objects pivot rotation?
by Phil Hoppes 7 years ago
Thanks for the tip! I will look into this. Been working with Maya for about 4 years now and I'm convinced the depth is somewhere around infinite. It was discouraging at first but now I just plow throu
Premiere Pro CS 5.5 versus Final Cut Pro
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
I am hoping this won't turn into a holy war. I have been doing NLE for 15 years. I have used Avid and Premiere. We currently use PPro CS5.5. So ... we are growing very quickly. We did about 10 videos
Re: Premiere Pro CS 5.5 versus Final Cut Pro
by Phil Hoppes 8 years ago
Given the recent debacle of FCPX and the fact that you can no longer purchase FCP7 I think the point is quite moot. FCPX is a joke of spectacular proportions. Go check out the FCPX forum or better yet
Nvidia Card Peformance differences with Mecury
by Richard Milner 9 years ago
There are 4 different cards currently recommended for CS5. Does anyone know the performance differences between the $360 Geoforce card and the the $800 Quadro FX3800
Re: Nvidia Card Peformance differences with Mecury
by Phil Hoppes 9 years ago
Well yes and no. You can put a Mac Graphics card in a PC. You cannot do the reverse. Apple has specific graphic card bios entries on the graphic cards that prevent you from dropping in any graphic car
Awesome logo effect - How do u create that?
by Hayfa Doom 10 years ago
Hey you guys! I'm currently in Dubai with some people from work and I've been watching a local TV channel promoting TV shows for Ramadan or something and at the very end of every ad they run this logo
Re: Awesome logo effect - How do u create that?
by Phil Hoppes 10 years ago
Try looking at this tutorial. http: library.creativecow.net articles kramer_andrew reflections.php This is a little closer to what you are looking for.
Maya 2010 has been released
by Phil Hoppes 10 years ago
Here is a comparison of the new features http: usa.autodesk.com adsk servlet pc compare index siteID=123112&id=13583751 There is only one version now will all of the features and they have bundled Tox
3DS Max vs. Maya
by Tom Seery 10 years ago
I am looking to purchase either 3DS Max or Maya and am having a hard time finding a feature comparison. I am a compositor looking to get more heavily into 3d. I primarliy want to create 3d photo reali
Re: 3DS Max vs. Maya
by Phil Hoppes 10 years ago
I too did a fair amount of research before jumping ahead with Maya. I too however am not too familiar with 3DS so my comments relate more to my external observations. One of the largest feature differ
Conforming polygonal objects to a nurbs surface
by Phil Hoppes 10 years ago
I am creating a model of a custom glass sink. The sink itself is a typical bowl and as such I ve made it from a simple revolve of a nurbs curve. The material is mia-material-x shaded to be almost clea
Re: Conforming polygonal objects to a nurbs surface
by Phil Hoppes 10 years ago
Here is the picture I did not do it right the first time.
Mac based apps
by Jack Stone 10 years ago
I'm working in Maya and wanted to do a complicated 3-D image. Was told to trial either Zbrush or Mudbox. However I'm a Mac user and I found that Mac does not support either Zbrush or Mudbox. Any sugge
Re: Mac based apps
by Phil Hoppes 10 years ago
Mudbox is now available on the Mac http: usa.autodesk.com adsk servlet index siteID=123112&id=12068866
Lavalier Mic hookup
by Phil Hoppes 11 years ago
Ok, so I just bought a bunch of Lavalier (Audio Techica) mics on amazon and discovered I purchased the wrong thing. These were mics that were terminated and use a special mini 4pin xlr connector to ho
Re: Lavalier Mic hookup
by Phil Hoppes 11 years ago
Steve, Thanks for the recommendation. I will look up the Sony's. Yea, I was enamored with the low price ( about $70 each) and did not understand how Lav mic's worked in general. I made a similar post
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