Stuart Samuels: Activity About Images
Stuart Samuels

Member Since:
January 1st 2011
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Modelling Advice
by Stuart Samuels 7 days ago
Hi. I've been dabbling with cinema 4d for a while, making a few models using mostly geometric shapes. I'm now trying to push myself into creating on more challenging, organic forms. For some reason I
Re: Modelling Advice
by Brian Jones 6 days ago
it's possible to do something like this with - a displacement texture - you could use the Wrap deformer to wrap your spline extrudes around the cylinder but they would need to have Caps set to Regular
BodyPaint Brush issues
by Stuart Samuels 2 months ago
Hi. I have a complex object, created in external photogrammetry software from a series of high-def photographs. I now have the object in C4D and wish to paint it with a number of textures (eg; gold le
Re: BodyPaint Brush issues
by Stuart Samuels 2 months ago
Thank you. I have no real experience with UVs but I think I understand what you're saying. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to fix it! The model has a LOT of polys, so I'm guessing it will be an ardu
Arnold IPR Window
by Stuart Samuels 5 months ago
Hi. I'm VERY new to using Arnold and all the tutorials I'm watching have the IPR viewer already activated, however I'm unable to find it open it. I've done some googling with no luck. I assume it's so
Re: Arnold IPR Window
by Stuart Samuels 5 months ago
Perfect! Thank you.
avchd/bdmv/mts
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Hi. I have been shooting on a Sony PXW X70 for the first time recently and I'm trying to get my head around the AVCHD files. Could someone explain, in layman's terms where possible, exactly what each
Re: avchd/bdmv/mts
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Thanks for the info everyone, it's been helpful. Could you explain why XAVC is the better of the two
3d Camera Tracker and Particle World
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Hi. I have tracked some arial footage using the 3d camera tracker and would now like to add some clouds that extend through Z space. I have been experimenting with CC Particle World to create the clou
Re: 3d Camera Tracker and Particle World
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
This worked perfectly. Thank you!
Gradual Reveal
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Hi. I've modelled a simple tower block using Sweep Nurbs and Cloners (pic below) and would like it to be gradually revealed from bottom to top (along Y-Axis). Is there a way to do this within Cinema I
Re: Gradual Reveal
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Apologies, I completely missed the file you provided. Hugely appreciated!
Gradual position animation using Cloner
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Hi. I want to animate a series of identical objects through a floor (in other words, each object start below the floor and ends stood on the floor - I hope that makes sense ) I have created my object
Re: Gradual position animation using Cloner
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Thank you. This is exactly what I was looking for.
Perspective Corner Pin Problems
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Hi. I'm attempting to composite Video Clip A (960 x 540) into a picture frame within Video Clip B (1920x1080). I want to use the Perspective Corner Pin in the Tracker options and it works fine when ap
Re: Perspective Corner Pin Problems
by Stuart Samuels 2 years ago
Thank you. That worked perfectly.
Blue Valentine Titles
by Stuart Samuels 3 years ago
Hi. I absolutely love the titles at the end of the film Blue Valentine and thought I'd attempt to recreate them as it seems relatively simple. However, I just can't seem to get a good result. Using st
Re: Blue Valentine Titles
by Stuart Samuels 3 years ago
Oh dear, apologies. Thank you for pointing that out! Ot doesn't actually go into the bit that I'm struggling with though... The designer himself (Jim Helton) says it was all done in FCP but he can't r
RAM getting unusually overloaded
by Stuart Samuels 4 years ago
Hi. I have a MacBook Pro with 8gb RAM. Recently while working within AE the RAM has been getting overloaded VERY quickly. I have tried creating some extremely simple compositions and the problem persi
Re: RAM getting unusually overloaded
by Stuart Samuels 4 years ago
Thanks. I'll give this a try and keep my fingers crossed. Stuart
Error message advice
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Hi. I'm trying to crate a simple DVD (1 motion menu (with audio), 3 timelines) but keep getting the following error message: (Click to enlarge) I've done everything I can think of but since I don't re
Re: Error message advice
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
I guess that could be it as I've never had the issue before. I'm trying to create a dvd for my film class students that demonstrates certain techniques and have had to resort to some less than desirab
MPEG Strereamclip converted files are much bigger than originals. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Hi. I have some DSLR footage in the native H.264 MOV format and have converted it using mpeg streamclip to Apple ProRes 442. The thing is the resulting files are about 3 times bigger than the original
Re: MPEG Strereamclip converted files are much bigger than originals. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Thanks Pete. Makes sense now. Just wanted to check! Stuart
Skin tones issues
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Hi. I'm a little concerned about the skin tones that I'm getting from my DSLR. I shoot with the CineStyle colour profile then use the CineStyle S Curve LUT to get the colour and contrast back. My prob
Re: Skin tones issues
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
That's great. Thanks for the tip Peter! Stuart.
Skin tones issues
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Hi. I'm a little concerned about the skin tones that I'm getting from my DSLR. I shoot with the CineStyle colour profile then use the CineStyle S Curve LUT to get the colour and contrast back. My prob
Re: Skin tones issues
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
That's great, that's all I needed to hear. I was just a little concerned how little colour it seems to be displaying, but as you say he's fair skinned so to be expected. Just double checking to be sur
Images Woes
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Hi. I just tried using Resolve lite for the 1st time tonight. I followed the set up guide and all seemed to be going well until I tried to view my footage (a simple short clip of an interview). The im
Re: Images Woes
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Perfect! Thanks for you're help.
Clip issues
by Stuart Samuels 6 years ago
Hi. I just tried using Resolve lite for the 1st time tonight. I followed the set up guide and all seemed to be going well until I tried to view my footage (a simple short clip of an interview). The im
Re: Clip issues
by Peter Chamberlain 6 years ago
As mentioned on the Basics Forum - Please download and try the 8.2.1 beta 3 as this is needed for users of ATI and Mac OS X 10.7.4 Peter
Advice on buying Mac Book Pro for Video Editing
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. I'm on the verge of buying a MBP for HD video editing Motion Graphics Compositing work at home. The upgrade options offered by Apple have me a little stumped at what to choose for the best. I don'
Re: Advice on buying Mac Book Pro for Video Editing
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Thanks for your help. Would I notice a big difference between the 5400rpm and the 7200rpm hard drive
"Missing" H.264 Codec presets in CS4...
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. I've been using Premiere Pro CS3 at work for some basic video work that is ultimately bound for YouTube. I've been using Media Encoder to export my footage as a Quicktime H.264 with the YouTube pr
Re: "Missing" H.264 Codec presets in CS4...
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Found it! I think it was jut a case of not being able to see the woods for the trees.
"Missing" H.264 Codec presets in CS4...
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. I've been using Premiere Pro CS3 at work for some basic video work that is ultimately bound for YouTube. I've been using Media Encoder to export my footage as a Quicktime H.264 with the YouTube pr
Exporting widescreen Quicktime problems...
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. I want to export some edited basic avi clips as a widescreen quicktime movie but I cant seem to get the export setting correct. When I play the video in VLC or Quicktime Player I either end up wit
Re: Exporting widescreen Quicktime problems...
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
The clip will go to YouTube and Vimeo initially but the quality needs to be as high as possible really as it's a showreel for a budding actor. Thanks for your time and patience Jeff, you've really hel
Export as widescreen quicktime problems
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. I want to export some edited basic avi clips as a widescreen quicktime movie but I cant seem to get the export setting correct. When I play the video in VLC or Quicktime Player I either end up wit
Re: Export as widescreen quicktime problems
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Sorry! Clearly the wrong forum!
Chromatic Aberration (2)
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. Appologies for the re post but I realaised the link in my earlier post did not work... I'm trying to achieve an extreme Chromatic Aberration look for a project I'm working on but though I can get
Re: Chromatic Aberration (2)
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Thanks that's perfect. I was just missing the step where I should set the two colours to 0%. That's a good tip about simply replacing the images too. That'll save me a bit of time in the future! Cheer
Chromatic Aberration effect
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. I'm trying to achieve an extreme Chromatic Aberration look for a project I'm working on but though I can get a decent result I can't quite seem to get what I'm after. I found this image (link belo
Title Safe advice
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. I'm cutting together a showreel and want on-screen text to accompany each clip (Production name, company etc)at the bottom right of the screen. My question is about the title safe region: Do I rea
Re: Title Safe advice
by Andrew Rendell 7 years ago
If it's going to be seen on a computer you get the whole picture so there's no need to worry about the safe area. Ordinary TVs routinely lose a bit of picture around the edge, which is why we have saf
Teaching Single Camera Interview.
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. Im teaching a basic video production class and was planning on doing a session on shooting a single camera interview (Shoot the interviwee's responses, let them go, shoot the interviwer's question
Re: Teaching Single Camera Interview.
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Yeah I completely agree with you and like you say, learning the technique teaches a lot more that will be useful down the line. I was just surprised to find so many multi cam set ups where I assumed t
Missing Clips - "exception no compression data format found for specified vcid and video format"
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. Im new to Avid and have just started working on a new test project. All was going well until I came to reopen the project today, my clips are on the timeline but in the project monitor all I have
Re: Missing Clips - "exception no compression data format found for specified vcid and video format"
by Stuart Samuels 7 years ago
Hi. Im afraid I can only give you some basic details at the mo... Yeah Im using AMA, the clips are 1080p .mov files straight off my camera and the project settings match this. I'm using quicktime 7. E
Pixelated brushes
by Stuart Samuels 8 years ago
Hi. For some reason all my brushes seem to have gone extremely pixelated and I cant figure out what's causing the problem. Ive checked im not using the pencil, checked that im not using an enormous br
Re: Pixelated brushes
by David Cabestany 8 years ago
Have you checked your color mode
endering for After Effects
by Stuart Samuels 8 years ago
Hi. Could someone please suggest some render settings which will enable me to export simple 3d text from 3ds max into after effects. I really just want to be able to rotate a camera around the text in
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