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Shawn Miller

I am a native and long time resident of Seattle, Washington. I enjoy books, movies and video games. I believe strongly in practice, discipline and patience.
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July 21st 2005
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OT: iPhone X vs blender
by David Mathis 5 days ago
Surely they can t be serious. https: www.youtube.com watch v=KWqw5SpITg8
Re: OT: iPhone X vs blender
by Michael Gissing 3 days ago
The whole philosophy of listening on bad speakers to mimic the real world is totally flawed thinking. All it did was mimic what it would sound like on Auratones or NS 10s. A much better thing is to li
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Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Steve Connor 7 days ago
Just saw this on FCP.co and thought I'd beat Bill and post it on here first A genuine, agenda free, video about the benefits of FCPX https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=390&v=Yiik10ChG9Y "Tradi
Re: Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Shawn Miller 6 days ago
Paul Golden " Nonsense. Have you looked at Motion It can play back footage in real-time at speed without pre-caching. This is not inherent to NLE vs compositing software. Besides, what's really the d
Because Avid is sooooo hard
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Couldn't resist. http: www.avidblogs.com seven-year-old-auteur-shows-ed-asner-whats-up - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: Because Avid is sooooo hard
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Claude Lyneis "She has a wonderful accent" All us Australians do. :)
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iMac Pro thoughts
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
For those of you who have taken the plunge with the new iMac Pro, what are your thoughts now Worth it over a 2013 Mac Pro or 5K iMac Or are you waiting for the next Mac Pro In my case, I work at a sho
Re: iMac Pro thoughts
by Shawn Miller 3 weeks ago
greg janza "That may have been a localized problem. I've worked on multiple projects that have involved over 5 terabytes of media and there's been no noticeable lag. I'm also working on a PC though s
So many ways to color correct...
by Duke Sweden 1 month ago
Every time I go on Youtube these videos pop up on how to Color Correct in DaVinci Resolve. They all involve different methods. Curves, color wheels, etc. I was wondering, is it a matter of whatever yo
Re: So many ways to color correct...
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Marc Wielage "BTW, whenever I'm asked, I always tell clients not to shoot at a rate greater than 5:1" I agree but there is a certain doco mindset that says " I have the budget for UHD and want to sho
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The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Here is a follow-up video that brings together some of the points Oliver and I have tried to explain on this forum and also offers a clearer explanation of the how and why of what we are seeing. https
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David Lawrence liked this 1 month ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Shawn Miller 1 month ago
Jeremy Garchow "What is a bug if it s not a bug :)" An undocumented feature. Shawn
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Why worry about color wheels...
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
when Nvidia will have AI doing all that anyway. Color correction will be simple compared to composing orchestral music: https: blogs.nvidia.com blog 2017 12 07 titan-v-launch Scott Witthaus Senior Edi
Re: Why worry about color wheels...
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Scott Witthaus "Apple will do their own: iAI" or...wait for it.......... eieio - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Demystification: A Parable
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Imagine, if you will, an apartment building. It has roughly 25 and a half floors (probably designed originally by Charlie Kaufman, who knows ), but only around 20 of these floors are actually used by
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Re: Demystification: A Parable
by David Mathis 1 month ago
I think I found a video describing what Simon is referring to. I have been on elevators that have behaved this though not to this level. Pun intended! https: www.youtube.com watch v=sDoTu43wCvI
More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
I'm trying to stay out of this because in both software engineering and color theory - I'm pretty much an idiot. I'm just an end user, and HAPPY to be one. But this has blown up so much - that I'm fas
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Re: More "demystification"...
by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago
Isn't Phil's text in Bill's OP part of video coloring 101 I remember reading about it in FC Legend's user manual when I first started seriously grading maybe 10yrs ago or so. Bill, Phil basically talk
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The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
I am sure all of you here know much more about the color science than I do and can explain what is happening with the color wheels in FCP X 10.4 (specifically the Shadows, Midtones and Highlights) and
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Re: The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "It is definitely worth reporting to Apple to see if they implement a fix or decide that it's correct as is. :)" The question is, how would we know the difference between "unfixed bug"
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Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
... Tim Wilson. Not only does he do an amazing, tireless job of keeping this fantastic resource available to us all, but he's also brilliant, and funny, and generous, and ridiculously knowledgeable, a
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Re: Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Simon and all the rest of you gents, I can't thank you enough for your kind words and good wishes! They mean the world to me. The past year...really, the past 16 months or so...have been among the har
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 months ago
Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Claude Lyneis 2 months ago
With all the discussions of hack a Macs and advantages and disadvantages of the new iMacPro, I thought this video on using Adobe Premiere on a high powered pc workstation was interesting. A bit off to
Re: Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
Bill Davis " Shawn Miller "And that's great for FCPX editors... but it doens't have anything to do with my answer to Greg's original question. If a computer has the hardware I need to get my work don
Does anybody know how to create this effect? X-particles maybe?
by Keaton Reeder 2 months ago
187832447.jpg 453580417.jpg 185423553.jpg I m trying to obtain a result with X-particles, and any alternatives are welcomed. These abstract colorful waves appear like a mixture of particles smoke fire
Re: Does anybody know how to create this effect? X-particles maybe?
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
This looks more like a trapcode plugin to me, maybe Tao You could probably do this with x-particles or thinking particles, but your particle count would have to be really high. If you're determined to
Upgrade suggestions to handle RealFlow for C4D
by Ron Moore 2 months ago
I'm at a freelance crossroads when it comes to moving to the next level and am looking for some guidance from the group. I'm running the RealFlow plugin for Cinema 4D R17 and an 8-hour render time for
Re: Upgrade suggestions to handle RealFlow for C4D
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
Ron Moore "Thanks, that's about what I figured my options might be. What, if anything, have you heard about Krakatoa renderer, especially for these particle simulations " I never got into Krakatoa, b
iMac VS Surface Studio
by andy patterson 2 months ago
The Surface Studio does not have the best specs. I admit is is pricey but it is the user experience that is worth noting. MS can improve the Surface Studio's specs but can Apple improve the user exper
Re: iMac VS Surface Studio
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
Hey Kingsley, Tero is right, if you want to run Photoshop or Illustrator on a tablet, the Surface Pro is your only choice. Shawn
Opinions on Redshift
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
Hey all, I use Arnold and Octane fairly extensively for corporate motion graphics and indie VFX work. I really love both renderers and I'm completely satisfied with the results I get with them... howe
Where to learn matchmove 3D compositing - actor on 3D set?
by Lindsay Penn 4 months ago
Hey everybody, I'm a dance videographer and locations are always a huge issue, so the dream is composite my dancer into 3D virtual scenes like this one: https: www.turbosquid.com 3d-models classic-int
Re: Where to learn matchmove 3D compositing - actor on 3D set?
by Shawn Miller 4 months ago
Sorry, I meant CG element...
New machine going forward options
by sam alessandri 5 months ago
Hi all. New here. I have the option to buy some new machines for the future. I have always been a mac person but the operators want PC's. I have put these machines together and would like a crit on th
Re: New machine going forward options
by Shawn Miller 5 months ago
Hey Sam, Walter is correct, Octane's performance does scale linearly with more GPUs. I would add that Octane only runs on CUDA, so option two is out. If you can swing it, multiple GPUs is the way to g
Is Fusion 9 Studio for Mac also?
by Larry Watts 6 months ago
I order from full Compass often and they are only selling Fusion 8 Studio for PC. BH says Mac and PC but says it takes two weeks to get it. Is there a place to get Fusion 9 right away with out upgradi
Re: Is Fusion 9 Studio for Mac also?
by Shawn Miller 6 months ago
Scratch that... I just got an email from my re-seller that my order shipped. Shawn
wobbly edges green screen
by Alex Sporanox 10 months ago
Hi all, it is my first post. I have just started to make some experiments of footages on green screen where the subject makes some movements with the hands. I use adobe after effect cs6. My biggest pr
Re: wobbly edges green screen
by Shawn Miller 10 months ago
Alex Sporanox "Woow! Great scheme! Thanks Shawn! In the future probably I will have 5 lights but at the moment I own only 3. As reflector can a Foam board diy be ok White Silver " Yes, diy is fine. S
After Effects Lightning.
by Shawn Shaffer 1 year ago
I'm trying lightning effects in sci-fi short film (The effects are gonna look sorta like Star wars lightning The Amazing Spiderman 2 Lighting), but After effects isn't getting results I want. Is there
Re: After Effects Lightning.
by Shawn Miller 1 year ago
Shawn Shaffer "Thanks for all the suggestions I should've been a little more clear. I know about building up the look. I shouldve used a different picture, it's http: i0.wp.com www.cgmeetup.net home
Setting position of particles?
by Samuel Hinton 1 year ago
Hi guys, I've been tasked with creating some visualisations of galaxy surveys for my cosmology group, and at the moment I have simply written some python code to output plots, which I animate manually
Re: Setting position of particles?
by Shawn Miller 1 year ago
Hey Samuel, It sounds like you're really trying to generate a dense point cloud. You might not be able to do this with a particle system, but you might be able to do it with a 3D tracking system like
More Fusion Traning
by Shawn Miller 1 year ago
In case anyone is interested, FXPhd is offering another BMD Fusion course. It looks like a pretty solid course. https: www.fxphd.com blog new-course-released-fusion-production-workshop-ii-microworld S
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itch to upgrade
by Robert Smith 1 year ago
Since Cosa 1993 we upgraded three mac AE licences at every opportunity. Since the pay monthly CC our team stopped upgrading and have been using Cs6 quite happily. We wondered if it is worth upgrading,
Re: itch to upgrade
by Shawn Miller 1 year ago
Robert Smith "Since Cosa 1993 we upgraded three mac AE licences at every opportunity. Since the pay monthly CC our team stopped upgrading and have been using Cs6 quite happily. We wondered if it is w
Getting the 'ARRI' look (xpost from colour grading)
by josef brett 2 years ago
Hi all I've been trying to get the kind of look used in tv shows such as HBO's 'Girls' and Netflix's 'Flaked' for the past few months and I'm struggling. I'm not sure if i have the right kit if I'm ho
Re: Getting the 'ARRI' look (xpost from colour grading)
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
josef brett "Hi Shawn. Yeah, I thought lights would would be a big part of it. We don't have great lights. We have LED light panels (2 of these and 3 spotlight versions - http: www.bhphotovideo.com c
For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
We have been using the older Office 2011 for a while now and it works but wondering if any of you Mac users have moved to Office 365 subscription model and if you like the updates. Assuming since you
Re: For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
David Lawrence " Gary Huff "Because they can afford to take their time in forcing everyone onto it eventually." Or maybe because they know they'll completely lose their market to the free competition
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Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm starting a cool new project and need some advice on specing a badass PC workstation for After Effects work. The project involves research, benchmarking and demonstration of the Odyssey VR
Re: Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "Chris, on a separate topic entirely, I'd love to hear your thoughts on Octane sometime. I'm very intrigued, but I haven't tried it yet. How much render improvement are you seeing Could
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Is Fusion an updated Shake?
by Alan Lacey 2 years ago
I was never a big Shake user so not in a position to judge, but having started learning Fusion, which is great btw, it seems to have a great deal in common with Shake. Not just being node based, but m
Re: Is Fusion an updated Shake?
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Alan Lacey " Is Shake part of Fusion's past " Nope, two completely different design and development teams. Although, I believe they both appeared around the same time... 96 or 97, I think Shawn
Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Chris Pettit 2 years ago
This is a full-disclosure post. Like Aindreas, I feel compelled to disclose my latest decisions regarding CC since I've spent so much time slapping Adobe for shoving this whole subscription mess on us
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Re: Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Chris Pettit "Shawn: Where is my copy of Affinity software for Windows How about FCPX and Motion " There are really solid drawing and photo editing applications on Windows that aren't from Adobe. Cor
Fusion now available for Mac OS X
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Now that it is here, wanting to hear your thoughts. Still going to subscribe to After Effects for now Going to make a change Love to hear your thoughts. For now Photoshop will remain in my tool box, s
Re: Fusion now available for Mac OS X
by Shawn Miller 2 years ago
Gary Huff " Shawn Miller "I also continue to find it surprising that Hitfilm isn't getting more attention in these discussions... it seems like a more natural alternative to After Effects. It does to
Render service porviders that support Arnold
by Shawn Miller 3 years ago
Hi all, I'm looking for an online render service that supports C4DtoA. I've found a few via search engine, but I value first hand accounts from actual users a lot more than marketing text on a vendor'
Raw formats in PPro CC 2015
by Shawn Miller 3 years ago
So... now that the new features for CC 2015 have been announced, can anyone talk about support for Blackmagic's raw files Specifically, I'm wondering if there is now access to the raw picture paramete
render engine simulate the real world for cinema 4d
by nizaryos nassour 4 years ago
hi everyone i am looking for a render engine compatible with cinema 4d for photo realism such as these http: www.youtube.com watch v=muYFZVj-kDY&list=PL88D33D34A498DFE2 http: www.youtube.com watch v=z
Re: render engine simulate the real world for cinema 4d
by Shawn Miller 4 years ago
It's a big subject... but the short of it is that you're probably a long way from finding the limits of C4D's lighting, material system and render engine. After that, there's a lot more to learn about
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Premiere Pro CC align panel
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
Hi all, I was tooling away in CS6 today and I needed to vertically align a bunch of graphics. Without thinking, I highlighted the objects and created a new AE project on the timeline. That's when it o
Re: Premiere Pro CC align panel
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
Kevin Monahan "LIke CS6, there's alignment features in the Titler, not for clips in the Program Monitor. Sorry. Create a feature request here: http: www.adobe.com go wish" Thanks Kevin, I will file a
No support for Cinema DNG in CS6?
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
I just downloaded a few test image sequences from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera link . I opened them in After Effects and was thrilled to find the experience very much like woking with .R3D files (RAW
Re: No support for Cinema DNG in CS6?
by Shawn Miller 5 years ago
Thanks Ernest and Angelo, I just assumed (I know) Adobe's support for Cinema DNG would be the same in PPro as it is in AE, Photoshop and Lightroom. Oh well, hopefully enough people will request this f
Ingesting with Prelude CS6
by Danny Bourque 6 years ago
I work in a production house that is currently transitioning from FCP 7 to Premiere CS6. I'm used to using FCP to transcode all my footage into ProRes (this footage was originally shot with a Panasoni
Re: Ingesting with Prelude CS6
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
Danny Bourque " However, I'm getting a sense that people's workflows apparently include capturing the P2 card file architecture and just letting Premiere make sense of the footage from there." Yes, t
PPro Export P2 AVCIntra-100
by Ed Mohar 6 years ago
Hello, I have some P2 media cut up in PPro, and I'm tryign to get that back into avid. I thought the easiest thing would be to export a P2 structure in AVCIntra100 that I could simply AMA to in Avid..
Re: PPro Export P2 AVCIntra-100
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
Ed Mohar "I hadn't tried exporting directly to a card. I had exported to a folder, and loaded the folder as a virtual volume in panadonics P2 Viewer utility and it didn't identify any clips." Odd, I
Output to ProRes422 using Premiere Pro CS5 on a PC
by Allan MacKenzie 6 years ago
Hi Guys, I've been using premiere pro for several years on a PC windows based operating system and has not been a problem when supplying footage for broadcast and others over the years. However I have
Re: Output to ProRes422 using Premiere Pro CS5 on a PC
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
Allan MacKenzie "it's interesting, surely I'm not the only pro that prefers using PC window based operating systems that encounters this issue or am I truly an island, unique, lol :)" I don't think y
Identifying the motion effects used in an existing video?
by Shane Crossan 6 years ago
Hi there, I am relatively new to motion 3. I am doing visuals for a teenagers stage play and i need to try and mimic the effects used in the following video: http: www.youtube.com watch v=EgICT1G4YRg
Re: Identifying the motion effects used in an existing video?
by Shawn Miller 6 years ago
I would guess that this is Trapcode's Particular... no way to tell what the host application is. Shawn
Disney: Film success does NOT come from story
by Tim Wilson 7 years ago
On one hand, you know this, I know this, everybody knows this. On the other, it's really depressing to hear an exec from a major studio -- from DISNEY -- say it out loud. This was from SIGGRAPH last w
Re: Disney: Film success does NOT come from story
by Shawn Miller 7 years ago
"Pixar kicks Disney's ass any day of the week, film after film, and they do it with STORY and CHARACTERIZATION. The FX are secondary." Interesting, I wonder why you say this. It's not as if Pixar's fi
Can Motion do this?
by Leuna Doherty 7 years ago
Can Motion do this Just seen a VERY cool video and want to know if it could be done in Motion http: vimeo.com 12825278 Very cool FX. His hands also keep moving. How can I do this Any help, ideas or ev
Re: Can Motion do this?
by Shawn Miller 7 years ago
"I think it turned out great. Keep in mind I'm biased." I think you should be biased, your work is good. ;-) Shawn
Newb: is C4D right for me? Need a reality check.
by Steven Reid 7 years ago
Greetings. New user on Cow. Long time editor on Sony Vegas. Computer savvy. Now I'm looking to create and animate 3D titles, models, movie intro sequences, etc. I'm not an industry pro, this isn't my
Re: Newb: is C4D right for me? Need a reality check.
by Shawn Miller 7 years ago
Hey Steve, Sorry for jumping in on your question to Owen, I didn't know if you've seen the C4D and AE integration tutorials on Lynda.com, but they're both very good. Also worth noting is that the auth
Background Plate
by Ryan Melling 7 years ago
Hi, I'm a film student in Minneapolis and I'm pretty sure we didn't know what we were doing when we shot this, but the idea was that we would lock down the camera and expose the background properly wi
Re: Background Plate
by Shawn Miller 7 years ago
You don't really need the clean plate. You can get away with using photograph(s). There are a lot of tutorials on sky replacememnt... videocopilot.net has the easiest ones in my opinion. http: library
Companion CG tool for FCPX?
by David A Fenton 7 years ago
So far loving FCPX and Motion 5...does anyone familiar with CG animation tools have a recommendation that would be most compatible in terms of workflow, similarity in pricing and long term potential
Re: Companion CG tool for FCPX?
by Shawn Miller 7 years ago
No problem. ;-) Shawn
Motion 5 new features and Shake
by jim bachalo 7 years ago
Hi Trying to get my head around Motion 5, its history, feature list and what advantages it may have compared to After Effects... Can anyone tell me what features, if any, from discontinued Shake made
Re: Motion 5 new features and Shake
by Shawn Miller 7 years ago
"The particles cannot be composed with other layers in 3D..." I'm not sure I understand what you're saying. Particles from PW can be composited with 3D layers... but they won't interact with them. Is
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