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Tom Dempsey

Member Since:
May 28th 2009
61 Posts
novice, please please please
by Tom Dempsey 2 years ago
Hi, I am learning Cinema 4d and have been following several particle tutorials which request that i create a polygon (triangle), make it editable, then delete 2 of the 3 points so that i am left with
Re: novice, please please please
by Tom Dempsey 2 years ago
thanks so much. makes my life easier. best, td tom dempsey
Fold My Design
by Tom Dempsey 2 years ago
I'm using R20 on mac. I have a question about "Fold My Design". I've been successful at assembling the package and texturing. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to simply animate the lid of the box
Apple Compressor Bestest quality
by Tom Dempsey 4 years ago
I am certainly no master of compression techniques, however, i would appreciate the help of someone who is. I am attempting to archive videos, mostly graphics and animation and use compressor to cut d
Re: Apple Compressor Bestest quality
by Craig Seeman 4 years ago
Up front applying a lossy codec is not really "archival." Loss is permanent. Storage is relatively inexpensive. The time it takes to transcode is an expense since, if you're professional, time is mone
Transparency and sketch and toon
by Tom Dempsey 4 years ago
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows how i can go about doing this. I would like an object, like a box, to have the edges of sketch and toon (such as folds and crease,etc.) but i want the object itself t
Re: Transparency and sketch and toon
by Tom Dempsey 4 years ago
Wonderful. thanks for the information Brian. greatly appreciated! tom dempsey
Unknown plugin for After Effects
by Tom Dempsey 4 years ago
I'm picking up on a project that uses a plugin called Dot Screen. does anyone know who created it or where it can be purchased Thanks in advance tomd tom dempsey
Re: Unknown plugin for After Effects
by Tom Dempsey 4 years ago
Excellent. Thank you for checking! I believe they have several plugins that i'm looking for. best, tomd tom dempsey
collision and rigid body
by Tom Dempsey 5 years ago
Hi, a new user here with cinema 4d and have started using the rigid body tag for some basic dynamics. My question for the experts is this. I would like something along the lines of 2 helmets in a scen
Re: collision and rigid body
by Tom Dempsey 5 years ago
Thank you. i'll try that. tom tom dempsey
moving a layer a number of frames in the timeline
by Tom Dempsey 5 years ago
I've searched online and can't find an answer. perhaps there isn't a way. I would like to grab multiple layers in AE and just move them a predetermined number of frames backward or forward in the time
Re: moving a layer a number of frames in the timeline
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Alt+PageUp moves the selected layers 1 frame earlier; Alt+PageDown moves the selected layers 1 frame later. Alt+Shift+PageUp moves the selected layers 10 frames earlier; Alt+Shift+PageDown moves the s
Cloner, Radom and those Darn Textures
by Tom Dempsey 6 years ago
Hello and thanks in advance for anyone willing to help on this issue. I have gone through web searches and tutorials and have yet to find a suitable answer to this newbie problem. I'm setting up a gri
Re: Cloner, Radom and those Darn Textures
by Tom Dempsey 6 years ago
Excellent! Thanks so much for the help. best tomd tom dempsey
Invisible in viewport - visible in render
by Victor Burgin 8 years ago
I recently purchased and downloaded a model in 3D Studio format (native format was .max) for use in Cinema 4D Studio R14 (Mac OS). The scene renders OK in the Picture Viewer, but appears only partiall
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Re: Invisible in viewport - visible in render
by Victor Burgin 8 years ago
I solved it. In case anyone else has encountered this issue, here is what to do: Edit Project Settings View Clipping I have a very large model. When I changed the default View Clipping from "Medium" t
Tom Dempsey 7 years ago
I am having trouble with a mocha shape layer. I have successfully tracked an object in mocha AE and copy and paste the shape info into my After Effects layer.
It works correctly except for the edge is very aliased looking. It doesn't matter if it has been feathered in mocha or not. the edge is always noisy. Any ideas on how to solve this?
Mocha AE CC and noisy shape layer
by Tom Dempsey 7 years ago
Hi, I have successfully tracked an object in mocha and am using B splines to follow the shape of the object. However, when i paste the shape info into my After Effects layer, the edge is very aliased
Separate Foreground image from clean background
by Tom Dempsey 7 years ago
I know I've done this before, but for the life of me can't remember. I have a composited logo on one layer and the same clean background on another layer. I want to separate the logo and move it. I wa
Re: Separate Foreground image from clean background
by Tom Dempsey 7 years ago
great. very much appreciated. td tom dempsey
Changing to Sequence In Out
by Tom Dempsey 7 years ago
Hi, i was working today on upwards of 60 spots that I sent to Encoder. After everything was done, I realized that I had left the export to "Sequence In and Out". Is there anyway to modify all of the q
Rendering with Encoder
by Tom Dempsey 7 years ago
Hi Everyone, Here is my scenario. I have built 20 comps in After Effects and have added them to the render que with the specific outputs added. I'd like to take the project to Encoder and have it just
Re: Rendering with Encoder
by Tom Dempsey 7 years ago
excellent! thanks, td tom dempsey
Marry Audio and Video
by Tom Dempsey 8 years ago
Will Media Encoder marry separate audio and video into one output Does anyone know of an encoder that will thanks, tomd tom dempsey
quicktime pro and final cut
by Tom Dempsey 8 years ago
Hi, I wonder if anyone has experience or a workaround to this. I made many files for a client that faded up from black (the first image is 90 percent black). after finishing the client requested a ful
Re: quicktime pro and final cut
by Tom Dempsey 8 years ago
very much appreciated. live and learn. td tom dempsey
Upconvert SD Letterbox to HD
by Tom Dempsey 8 years ago
Hi, does anyone know if Kona has a way of upconverting letterboxed SD footage to full raster HD Possible workflow Thanks, td tom dempsey
Re: Upconvert SD Letterbox to HD
by Tom Dempsey 8 years ago
excellent. thank you, i will try that. td tom dempsey
Scaling to HD
by Tom Dempsey 8 years ago
Hi professionals, I'd like to know if anyone has experience and or knowledge of the best path for bringing something up to HD. My situation is this. I have an animated promo that was scaled down at so
Re: Scaling to HD
by Tom Dempsey 8 years ago
Michael, that is very sound advice. I'll check the upscale possibliities in aja when i return to work tomorrow. As with so much of the footage we use, it's just never as simple as it seems. tom dempse
Downconvert 1080i or 720p
by Tom Dempsey 8 years ago
I have an HD project that will be down converted to SD; probably center cut. My question is this Which HD format will look best in SD. 720p or 1080i. I'm hoping to work in 720p just because of renderi
Re: Downconvert 1080i or 720p
by Scott Sheriff 8 years ago
720 is the way to go. Scott Sheriff Director http: www.sstdigitalmedia.com "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." ---Red Adair
7.0.2 vs. 7.0.3 compatibility
by Tom Dempsey 10 years ago
hi, I'm running fcp 7.0.2 and a client has their project in 7.0.3. Would i be able to open the project without using XML thanks, Tomd tom dempsey
Re: 7.0.2 vs. 7.0.3 compatibility
by Tom Dempsey 10 years ago
thanks for the super quick reply! tom dempsey
frame rate conversion
by Tom Dempsey 10 years ago
First off, let me thank you all for being of such great assistance. A day doesn't go by without learning something new from creative cow forums. Thank you. I know that this has been asked before, but
Re: frame rate conversion
by Mark Spano 10 years ago
You can choose how the pulldown is created in the KONA control panel. In the "Codec" tab... Set your video output in FCP to the appropriate 29.97 frame rate, then come back here and choose the style o
logic skin keyboard
by Tom Dempsey 10 years ago
does anyone have any knowledge of the logic skin keyboard cover thanks, tom tom dempsey
Re: logic skin keyboard
by Mark Petereit 10 years ago
Logic might.
file pixel to video mapping
by Tom Dempsey 11 years ago
I'm a bit unfamiliar with Avid's term when importing images. "File pixel to video mapping" could anyone explain in which ways one uses this For example, if i'm working in 601 and my image is in RGB,
Re: file pixel to video mapping
by Tom Dempsey 11 years ago
thanks much. tom
Capture and monitor 4 channels of audio
by Tom Dempsey 11 years ago
Hi, I'm using a 2 x 2.6 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac with 12 GB of Ram. Also using a Kona LHi card and monitoring with an 8 Channel Mackie audio board. I'm wondering if i can monitor 4 channels of aud
Re: Capture and monitor 4 channels of audio
by Tom Dempsey 11 years ago
thanks. i appreciate the response. tomd
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