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zach blumstein

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November 4th 2007
26 Posts
RGB to CMYK color conversion help
by zach blumstein 10 years ago
i have a bunch of 18x24 posters that need to be printed. Now right of the bat i have no idea what the printer will need in terms of color profiles, but i did all the art for the poster in photoshop cs
Re: RGB to CMYK color conversion
by Lisa Walter 9 years ago
I know this post is really old, but wanted to post what I found out about the same question I had. If you open up your RGB PS file and select all layers and link them, them drag that to the new CMYK f
Basic Ilustrator question regarding paths
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
hi im sure someone else has covered this before but im wondering how do i take an image and make it follow a path i created, kinda like path text only with images instead of text. thanks
Re: Basic Ilustrator question regarding paths
by zach blumstein 10 years ago
sorry i will try to explain better say i want to take a star and have it follow a circle path how would i do that can it be done using a raster image or is a brush better
problem using my c4d scenes in after effects
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
hi i cannot seem to get my after effects comps that i have exported from c4d to open in after effects the program does not seem to recognize them. I took the AE plugin that came with c4d and put in in
cinema 4d beginner question
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
please forgive me for asking such a basic question but im using the demo version of cinema 4d r11 and i cant really figure out how to render to my desktop our anywhere for that matter, im kinda teachi
Re: cinema 4d beginner question
by randy johnson 11 years ago
Shift R or render to picture (middle slate icon on the top bar) you can set the path to where it will be saved in the render settings randy
cinema 4D or Maya?
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
hello ive heard from people that cinema 4D is easier to learn and use then maya, ive used maya before and found it very challenging so i guess my question is, is cinema 4d easier to use and does it ha
Re: cinema 4D or Maya?
by Simon Hutchinson 11 years ago
The big plus C4D has over Maya (imo) is that you do not need in depth teaching to start producing animations. By this I mean classroom teaching. I have been able to improve my animations whilst still
h.264 compression question
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
i know h.264 compression is great for web compression of quicktime movies but can you use the h.264 compression preset in quicktime pro to compress movies for use in dvd,tv and film and does it work w
Re: h.264 compression question
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
well i have a 1280x720 movie at 16x9 aspect ratio the client wants to be able to air this animation on multiple platforms includind dvd, film and tv, i have already rendered a "master movie" from afte
rendering ae projects to different formats
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
hi i need to render a 1280x720 comp at 16:9 aspect ratio for the following formats web film dvd television ipod can someone give me some tips for rendering to all these different formats as to whether
Re: rendering ae projects to different formats
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
ok do you have any preset reccomendations for quicktime pro if i need to compress for film dvd and tv thanks zach
AE compression question
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
Hello i have a 1280x720 16x9 comp and i want to pick the best compression and file format for it to play back on dvd, tv and film any reccomendations i use quicktime pro on a mac and i made the file i
Re: AE compression question
by David Hildreth 11 years ago
Can you be more specific on your delivery options A DVD has to be mpeg2, but if you just want to play it on a TV through a PS3 or media center you can use a better codec like H.264 There isn't a codec
making an i pod movie
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
hi i was wondering what is a good comepression and render setting to make an animation playable on an ipod im working in after effects cs3 thanks zach
Re: making an i pod movie
by Thad Ciechanowski 11 years ago
There is a preset in your render settings for either iPod large or iPod small. Since iPods iPhones can be particular about video, just use the presets defined. www.dijitmedia.com
invigarator pro 4.1.0 question
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
will this version work with cs 3 and leopard on a mac computer i have noticed problems like i cant render a quicktime file the program keeps telling me that it cant copy the temp file to the mov file
Re: invigarator pro 4.1.0 question
by Matt Rhodes 11 years ago
Hi Zach. Make sure you're using the current version. The current version has many bug fixes: http: zaxwerks.com download Let us know if you have any questions. Matt Rhodes Zaxwerks, Inc.
after effects composition question
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
Hello i was wondering what is a good after effects preset composition size for doing something in 16x9 aspect ratio that will eventually be converted into 4x3 aspect ratio for use on a number of media
after effects project output question
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
Hello i have to do a project for a client and they want to be able to use the animation on the web, dvd's, tv etc.. how should i approach dealing with all the different size and compression settings s
Re: after effects project output question
by Brendan Coots 11 years ago
The most common method is to design for your largest or most complex need and go from there. For example, the Standard Definition DVD spec calls for 720x480 video, nothing else will do. Based on this,
text effect in after effects
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
im trying to achieve a text affect similar to the one at the begining of this video http: www.youtube.com watch v=jmR0V6s3NKk&eurl=http: motionographer.com its a big blob of ink that morphs into text
Re: text effect in after effects
by Jon Etheridge 11 years ago
Hello Zach, Awesome video, I had not seen this before. My recommendation is to try a "work backwards" technique with this one. If you have Illustrator or photoshop I would start there with your text a
DVD COMPRESSION QUESTION
by zach blumstein 11 years ago
Hi I want to put my reel onto a dvd using apples i dvd software so im just wondering what i should render my after effects project as and what is the best compression for smooth playback when people v
Re: DVD COMPRESSION QUESTION
by Darby Edelen 11 years ago
Dave LaRonde "However, you don't want to render to MPEG2 in AE." This is good advice because it's valuable to have a master high quality render from which you can make several different encodings. Ho
gnarls barkley video effect
by zach blumstein 12 years ago
check out this video http: www.cityvibin.com and if someone could tell me how they do the psychdelic effect with all the black and white images half way through the video that would be great. thanks z
Re: gnarls barkley video effect
by Steve Roberts 12 years ago
I can't see the video, but if you search the COW for "gnarls" you might find something.
creating an animating flag
by zach blumstein 12 years ago
hi i was wondering if anyone could tell me how to make a flag animate or if there are any tutorials you could point in the right direction, im trying to make an american flag animate slowly over time.
Re: creating an animating flag
by Steve Roberts 12 years ago
Search the COW for "flag". You could look for a tut by Kathlyn, or the Zaxwerks Flag plugin.
rendering and compression problems
by zach blumstein 12 years ago
hi i am trying to render some comps to quicktime but when im done and there rendred and i try to play them back as rendered quicktime movies there is a lot of stuttering and they dont play out. So im
Re: rendering and compression problems
by zach blumstein 12 years ago
yeah there sample animations i want to show to my boss just as a demonstration of my skills, i have been trying to burn them to a cd as quicktime movies and they dont play out right or they stutter wh
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