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Rob Ainscough

Director of Development (Software Engineering)
Member Since:
January 24th 2007
95 Posts
Location:
California USA
After Effects alternative?
by Rob Ainscough 6 months ago
Looking for a inexpensive alternative to Adobe After Effects. Any suggestions Cheers, Rob.
Re: After Effects alternative?
by Rob Ainscough 6 months ago
Hi Eric, I actually loved my Mac Pro and iMac, but I had to move to Windows based hardware simply because Apple just was NOT keeping up on the hardware front. I could get projects rendered and complet
Looking for 4K HDMI 2.0 PCIe Capture cards that actually work with good capture software
by Rob Ainscough 2 years ago
In my quest to record 4K from my computer HDMI 2.0 output, I've been semi-successful but the results are not as good as I'd like and very problematic. First disclaimer, I'm NOT interested at all in pi
Looking for Video capture device 2560 x 1600 DVI-DL input.
by Rob Ainscough 5 years ago
I've searched wide and far, but I can't seem to find anyone that offers a video capture device (for Windows based OS) that accepts DVI-DL input and will capture at 2560 x 1600 or 2560 x 1440 on up to
Re: Looking for Video capture device 2560 x 1600 DVI-DL input.
by Rob Ainscough 5 years ago
Thanks for the response Erik, All the capture devices I've found seem to only support 1080 via HDMI input Also, I need to be able to view the output on my main monitor (which only supports DVI-D) whil
OpenGL 3.1 ... no 4.x support because of Apple?
by Rob Ainscough 7 years ago
As I understand it, R13 on the Windows 64bit side is being restricted to OpenGL 3.1 because that's all Apple currently support (actually Apple list OpenGL 3.2 support) I'm a PC to Apple to PC to Apple
Re: OpenGL 3.1 ... no 4.x support because of Apple?
by Rob Ainscough 7 years ago
Oh and why I think there is huge benefit in OpenGL 4.3 is the addition of compute shader which would have a significant impact or particle systems (which C4D has many).
How Can I Make Textures Wrap Around 3D Objects More Realistically In Cinema 4D?
by Simon Matthews 7 years ago
Hi, I'm a C4D newbie and I'm having trouble using textures. Basically, what I'm trying to do is emulate the animation by Andrew Kramer called Biohazard, which he created using his Element 3D plug-in f
Re: How Can I Make Textures Wrap Around 3D Objects More Realistically In Cinema 4D?
by Rob Ainscough 7 years ago
What type of texture are you talking about If you are mapping some canned image and it's just not fitting well, I'd resort to more primitive surfaces textures and work those over -- it will ultimately
SSD and FCP speed.
by Dylan Haley 8 years ago
I do tons of editing from our shows that we shoot with a NewTek Tricaster HD model. I've always used my macbook dual core with 4gb ram and 7200rpm hard drive and FCP 6. I've produced and edited tons o
Re: SSD and FCP speed.
by Rob Ainscough 7 years ago
Jerry, Just wait ... CS6 with the right GPUs will make FCPX seem it's living 10 years in the past ... especially Prelude. Sadly the Windows version appears to have the edge once again (hardware suppor
AG-HPX370 or AG-HPX500??
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
I'm trying to decide between which one of these Camcorder units I want. 1. It needs to be a long term investment (Meaning lasts 5 years). 2. Good with slow motion 3. Support external zoom and larger a
Re: AG-HPX370 or AG-HPX500??
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
Thanks for all the input, I went with the 370 ... hopefully it will not be a dinosaur tech by next week and something I can live and grow with ;) Cheers, Rob.
R12 Render to Picture Viewer - Unable to write file?
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
I'm having a strange problem (assume it's a bug) with R12. How to duplicate: 1. Set the render settings 2. Render to Picture Viewer 3. Now change render settings (increase frames, change AA level, any
Re: R12 Render to Picture Viewer - Unable to write file?
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
That's interesting, but I don't have Finder open and no other app is active or using the file Also, that wouldn't explain when I quit C4D and go back in, it works fine I "think" what's happening is an
Can't add a Cross Dissolve Transition if one clip has a speed change?
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
I'm trying to add a basic Cross Dissolve transation to two clips but keeping get the error: There was insufficient media for the request transition at one or more edit points. Would you like to accept
Re: Can't add a Cross Dissolve Transition if one clip has a speed change?
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
Freeze in the middle of a dissolve You lost me, there are no additional handles and there is no way to not do it like this, like I said, I can't go back and get more footage, just not an option. And t
Performance tips for FCP7?
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
I'm trying to keep my older MacPro going with FCP7 ... it's a 2006 (1.1) model with 2X2 CPUs (4 total) and 8GB RAM, SSD drives, and ATI 5770. I working in 1080 using ProRes 422 HQ, but renders are hor
Re: Performance tips for FCP7?
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
Twice as fast is still too slow for me ... at least compared to Adobe on a Windows 7 box anyway. Does FCPX support any 3rd party accelerators when it comes to rendering on the timeline I'll certainly
Opinion of Boris Graffiti for FCP7
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
Looking for a high quality text generator that supports, motion, drop shadow, gradients, stroke outlines, glows, etc. Boris Graffiti looks interest so I'm like to get folks opinions on it. Thanks, Rob
Re: Opinion of Boris Graffiti for FCP7
by peter mcauley 8 years ago
Hey Rob, Well speaking from a company standpoint and from the perspective of someone who was intimately involved in the design of the product, I can tell you that Graffiti will do all of the things th
Automatic Duck going to Adobe
by Lemur Hayop 8 years ago
Just when I was considering buying PEFCP to export FCPX OMF to Pro Tools. We'll see what happens. http: www.k9sound.com
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Re: Automatic Duck going to Adobe
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
I think folks are stilling hanging on to the idea that Apple care about Pro grade post production video editing. Acceptance can be hard, but I honestly think it's time to let go of FCP and realize FCP
MTS to MOV converters - faster options?
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
I've been using Toast 11 Titanium (Roxio) to convert my .MTS files into .MOV Apple ProRes 422 HQ. It's working fine, no issues, however it's pretty slow. Activity Monitor reports that it's using all 4
Re: MTS to MOV converters - faster options?
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
Thanks for the suggestion, Adobe's products appear to perform at about the same speed as Toast 11 (both utilize all available cores). Guess I just need a MacPro with more cores -- 4 cores just isn't e
UpRez
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
I'm looking for a good filter tool that will allow me to upsize some SD footage so that it doesn't look too bad when integrated with my HD footage. I've read reviews on UpRez and it does seem a little
Re: UpRez
by Rob Ainscough 8 years ago
Hi Peter, I'm in the process of trying the Trial version but I seem to have run into a snag. I setup the FCP 7 just as you have outline in your online tutorial, but when I render the output from the "
Senior Software Engineer looking for career in Editing/Animation/3D Modeling
by Rob Ainscough 9 years ago
In my current job, I'm in charge of software development for a small company and fill the roles of Lead Software Engineer, IT Manager, Security Expert, Project Manager, Lead Designer (and a few other
Re: Senior Software Engineer looking for career in Editing/Animation/3D Modeling
by Gary Sypolt 9 years ago
A lot of your question i could not answer if i wanted to. I am Lead designer for a small company i co-founded and am in the market for animators. I work with Maya and i have designed every thing i jus
So is R12 upgrade from 11.5 worth it?
by Rob Ainscough 9 years ago
I've been looking at upgrading my R11.5 to R12, but having a hard time justifying it ... looking for someone to inspire me to upgrade ... thoughts on R12 over R11.5 Thanks, Rob.
Re: So is R12 upgrade from 11.5 worth it?
by Rob Ainscough 9 years ago
That's HUGE improvement for the type of work I do. Ok, looks like time to upgrade.
If everyone used a Mac, there would be no questions ;)
by Rob Ainscough 9 years ago
I actually had no idea you folks provided phone numbers This is a first that I've ever heard of any online "free" support site even fielding phone calls ... wow you COW folks are dedicated, too many r
Re: If everyone used a Mac, there would be no questions ;)
by Rob Ainscough 9 years ago
Errr...yes I'm serious - who works for free
HyperNURBS subdivision renderer settings not working?
by Rob Ainscough 9 years ago
I'm probably missing something, but in C4D 11.5 (core) if I set the Subdivision Editor = 2 and set Subdivision Renderer = 6 on a HyperNURB and then render, it renders the object as is (aka value of 2)
Re: HyperNURBS subdivision renderer settings not working?
by Brian Jones 9 years ago
FWIW if you really want the detail in the Editor Window renders you can also select 'Display Use Render LOD For Editor Rendering' which will give you the same detail as the Picture Viewer but it's the
Looking for 3D objects (purchase) for Cinema 4D or supported formats.
by Rob Ainscough 9 years ago
Hi All, I'm relatively new to Cinema 4D and I'm enjoying my learning process. However, I'm in a time crunch to get some Web material done and I'm looking for some canned 3D objects that I can use impo
Re: Looking for 3D objects (purchase) for Cinema 4D or supported formats.
by Rob Ainscough 9 years ago
Thanks all excellent links. Diseno, I'll keep you in mind if I can't find quick canned object. Rob
3D input device to work with C4D Mac version...
by Rob Ainscough 10 years ago
I did some reading on the 3DConnexion device and it got some good reviews but also some pretty bad reviews for those using the device on a Mac. C4D R11.5 says it supports 3DConnexion, but it seems the
Re: 3D input device to work with C4D Mac version...
by Simon Hutchinson 10 years ago
Just tried and then sold my 3d space navigator. The tablet is way more efficient. "Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and pro
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Rob Ainscough liked this 10 years ago
4D R11.5 RAM requirements for MacPro...
by Rob Ainscough 10 years ago
I'm a new owner of Cinema 4D (Core) and was wondering if I needed to increase my RAM from 8GB to 16GB or higher since Cinema 4D R11.5 is native 64bit and hence has access to all my RAM. Could you expe
Re: 4D R11.5 RAM requirements for MacPro...
by Adam Trachtenberg 10 years ago
8 GB should be plenty unless you're creating humongous scenes or using huge textures.
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Rob Ainscough liked this 10 years ago
Welcome Mark Spencer to the Motion forum team
by Ronald Lindeboom 10 years ago
Hello Everybody, We are pleased to welcome Mark Spencer to the Cow's Motion forum team. Mark is a published author who writes for Peachpit, he runs the popular http: www.applemotion.net website, and h
Re: Welcome Mark Spencer to the Motion forum team
by Rob Ainscough 10 years ago
Welcome Mark, I've read every one of your books, great stuff and well organized. You've been a tremendous help in other web sites also. Cheers, Rob.
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