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stephen turcotte

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October 21st 2009
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Tweaking the strobe light effect
by Randy Gallagher 8 years ago
Hey guys I stumbled on this community and it looks like a creative paradise! Hopefully I can grow with this site as well as help others when I can. Anyways I am making a title card with my logo on it
Re: Tweaking the strobe light effect
by Michael Szalapski 8 years ago
Have you looked at this resource: link It explains the various parameters of the effect. Basically, you need to keyframe the strobe period and the strobe duration to be smaller numbers over time. Stro
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stephen turcotte liked this 3 years ago
Soft Body Dynamics Eliminate 'pucker' on standard sphere
by stephen turcotte 3 years ago
I have a soft body simulation where I placed two spheres inside of a larger sphere. Is there a way to get rid of the pucker that's happening in the image below I've tried to control this with vertex m
Re: Soft Body Dynamics Eliminate 'pucker' on standard sphere
by stephen turcotte 3 years ago
Thanks for the file. That doesn't seem to work once dynamics are in place. I'll keep exploring..
PF Track Image Distortion to After Effects
by stephen turcotte 6 years ago
PF Track allows for Lens Distortion Export as a .pfb file (PF Barrel file). Is there a way to input this or the data into AE I have tried a few plugins and I can totally eye-ball it, but I'd much rath
Re: PF Track Image Distortion to After Effects
by stephen turcotte 3 years ago
I think the best solution is to export the plate right from PF Track. In the exports node, there should be an option fo you to export the image sequence.
Viewport renders different from actual render
by stephen turcotte 3 years ago
I have cloned objects all using Spline Wrap to grow in a circle. When rendering a preview frame in the viewport, my textures are just as I would like them, but upon rendering out the sequence the text
Re: Viewport renders different from actual render
by stephen turcotte 3 years ago
It appears that this is an R13 issue. I opened the same scene file on a newer version of C4d and everything works. The thing with R13 is that SSS doesn't have the additional controls that R15 has in r
Phong Shading
by stephen turcotte 4 years ago
I have a box that I'm modeling, but seem to be getting strange phong shading that I can't get rid of. Does anyone have guidance on what should be done here
Re: Phong Shading
by stephen turcotte 4 years ago
Thanks Brian. I was going more for something like this with a nice curve into the bottom: I ended up getting better results bringing my Loft 'Mesh Subdivision U' levels down to a minimum and adding a
Adding Texture to Hair in Physical Render
by stephen turcotte 4 years ago
Is it possible to add a noise texture to hair when rendering with the Physical Render I'm able to get good results with texture mapping in a standard render, but when attempting a physical render the
Re: Adding Texture to Hair in Physical Render
by stephen turcotte 4 years ago
I found that if you just instance geometry under the Generate tab, that will be the best solution. That way you can bypass the hair tag and create a regular material.
"Bake" Particles and Hair?
by Daniel Jilg 10 years ago
Hi, together with two friends, I'm creating an animation in C4D R11 that shows little mouse-like creatures moving about. Their bodies are little more than cylinders covered in hair. Also, we have some
Re: "Bake" Particles and Hair?
by Adam Trachtenberg 10 years ago
You can effectively bake hair by using the dynamics cache in the hair object's cache tag. There's no purpose-built caching mechanism for thinking particles, but there's a back-door way to do it if you
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stephen turcotte liked this 5 years ago
Green Screen Tracking Tape
by stephen turcotte 6 years ago
Does anyone know where I can find some green screen tape to use as tracking markers Ideally something -1 or +1 value difference from green screen green.
Re: Green Screen Tracking Tape
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 years ago
You might try these guys: http: www.tubetape.net servlet the-Green-Screen-Equipment-cln-Green-Screen-Accessories Categories Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Cinema 4D lite not showing up in menu
by stephen turcotte 6 years ago
I'm a Adobe CC user with AE. My AE CS6 doesn't seem to show any options for Cinema 4D Lite in the menu. I've upgraded and everything, but it doesn't seem to be there. Any ideas
Re: Cinema 4D lite not showing up in menu
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Cinema 4D Lite doesn't come with After Effects CS6 (11.0). Cinema 4D Lite comes with After Effects CC (12.0) and later. Details: http: blogs.adobe.com aftereffects 2013 04 details-of-cinema-4d-integra
Convert 3ds models to Cinema 4d anyone?
by stephen turcotte 6 years ago
I have a series of models that I need formatted for Cinema 4d. I've been able to open up the .3ds files as well as some .OBJ and .FBX files that the client has provided, but the geometry is importing
Re: Convert 3ds models to Cinema 4d anyone?
by stephen turcotte 6 years ago
Thanks for the insight, I'll keep that in mind.
stretching textures when using bend deformer
by Ayas Hassan 8 years ago
Does anyone has any idea why is the texture applied on a model stretching when animating the model with bend deformer I have added flat projection to my materials. There is no stretching when i use uv
Re: stretching textures when using bend deformer
by Adam Trachtenberg 8 years ago
Try adding a "Stick texture" tag to your object.
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stephen turcotte liked this 8 years ago
Screen capture on iPhone
by stephen turcotte 8 years ago
Is there a way to screen capture high quality video from an iPhone I've tried a few jailbreaks like screensplitr (too much lag) and 'display out' which will allow for the iPhone to be viewed on a tv p
Re: Screen capture on iPhone
by David Eaks 8 years ago
Yes, with the iPhone 4s or iPad 2. With "Mirroring" via the Apple Digital AV Adapter (HDMI) or VGA Adapter. Capture it. Externally viewing iTunes purchased HD TV Movies must be via the digital HDMI ad
Control Bulge Effect with Audio?
by stephen turcotte 8 years ago
I'm looking to control the bulge effect with audio waveforms. Any ideas on how to attach the two I've tried the pick whip from bulge height to the audio slider with no luck. Thanks.
Re: Control Bulge Effect with Audio?
by stephen turcotte 8 years ago
that's exactly it! I guess i just needed a larger value. Thanks so much!
Canon T3i- how to avoid exposure adjust while zooming
by stephen turcotte 8 years ago
I'm a new T3i user. I've been playing around with the manual video settings and so far haven't been able to have full manual control over my camera. I've set the f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO all to
Re: Canon T3i- how to avoid exposure adjust while zooming
by stephen turcotte 8 years ago
Nice, you're definitely right. So that saves me a lot of anxiety about my new purchase and I can start saving for some lenses. Thanks so much!
Boujou tracking footage up a mountain
by stephen turcotte 8 years ago
This isn't a Boujou forum, but maybe someone here can help.. I'm attempting to track a shot, from the POV it's a tram ride up a ski mountain. My goal is to place 3d text, which I've already done in C4
Re: Boujou tracking footage up a mountain
by stephen turcotte 8 years ago
I'll give it a shot! Thanks
Tracking a building model in driveby footage
by stephen turcotte 9 years ago
I have a client who is asking me to track a 3d building model (3ds) into driveby footage of the future site. I have after effects cs4 and mocha v2. Is there any way to have the building integrated int
Re: Tracking a building model in driveby footage
by stephen turcotte 9 years ago
Does anyone have a tutorial on how one would ideally execute this I would like to know what programs would be involved and the workflow that would be needed to create this. Thanks to everyone who has
P2 Sped Up Clip
by stephen turcotte 10 years ago
I've imported Panasonic P2 Clips into final cut, all of them work fine except for one 4 minute clip. I shot in 720P24 and the frame rate for this particular file says 10fps, and plays back at that rat
Re: P2 Sped Up Clip
by Shane Ross 10 years ago
In the P2 Import window...in the P2 Browser, there is a little sprocket drop down menu. Click on that and choose PREFERENCES. Uncheck REMOVE PULLDOWN and then try importing again. Shane GETTING ORGANI
motion vs. after effects
by stephen turcotte 10 years ago
I'm deciding whether I should invest my time in the new motion 4 or if I should start learning after effects cs4. Are there any real benefits of using one over the other Any thoughts Thanks.
Re: motion vs. after effects
by stephen turcotte 10 years ago
I was thinking in terms of persuing a career in motion graphics. It seems that AE is the standard. I gravitate toward motion, but would that limit me in the job market
Can't get smooth export video
by stephen turcotte 10 years ago
Does ram affect the quality of video export Ive been working with Final Cut, Motion, and Flash- trying to get text or an object to scroll slowly across the screen. Each time I export the video, it see
Re: Can't get smooth export video
by stephen turcotte 10 years ago
I'm playing all clips from my internal drive as well.
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