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September 1st, 2014
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IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and Flexibility
Autodesk Boosts Creative Workflows with Upgrades and Flexible Subscription Models
Autodesk is heading to Amsterdam for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) (September 12 – 16, 2014) with updates to its popular VFX, post production and 3D animation creative tools that enable artists to do their best work. In Hall 7, Stand D.25, Autodesk will feature an impressive lineup of speakers from creative shops around the world and also host a special Flame Awards event in celebration of this year’s most outstanding Flame talent.
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Goldcrest Post Adds High End Picture Finishing with DaVinci Resolve
London’s Goldcrest Post continues the expansion of its Academy Award and BAFTA winning post production services with the addition of three new digital intermediate (DI) theatrical grading suites featuring DaVinci Resolve.
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Eyeheight named as DPP-accredited software supplier
Eyeheight has received full accreditation from the Digital Production Partnership as a supplier of software for broadcast industry file compliance. This encompasses the full range of Eyeheight plug-ins including BroadcastSafeMC (for Avid Media Composer), BroadcastSafePP (for Adobe Premiere Pro) and BroadcastSafeFCPX (for Apple Final Cut Pro X).
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Orad Makes After Effects Part of the 3D Scenery
Orad will unveil at IBC2014 its new 3Designer Adobe After Effects (AE) plugin. The unique 3Designer plugin lets graphics artists easily bring common AE design elements such as keyframed animations, textures and materials into the powerful Orad 3Designer authoring software. The new integration also allows users to assign data exports from within AE, ensuring templates created in AE receive data updates while on-air with real-time data.
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IBC Preview: Polecam Systems Announce Commercial Success with HD Zoom Lens and Remote Heads Allowing Larger Cameras on Polecam
Polecam Systems will show their signature Polecam range of lightweight carbon fibre jibs and remote heads at IBC 2014, hugely popular and used increasingly in program making world wide, and will also be showing an ancilliary product that has been commercially successful in its own right, the Resolve Optics Z10 HDcf zoom lens.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
The end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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GatesAir Drives Over-The-Air Efficiencies for National Radio Upgrade in Sweden
Network operator Teracom cites high performance, low operating costs of GatesAir FM transmitters as key differentiators from competitive solutions
GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air wireless broadcast solutions for radio and television, announces that Teracom, a national network operator distributing all over-the-air radio and TV channels across Sweden, has engaged with GatesAir for a network-wide FM upgrade. The initial rollout phase will conclude in the first quarter of 2015, with installations scheduled for one dozen of its 30-plus FM stations. The remaining installations will conclude in 2016, ultimately reducing costs and improving efficiencies across the entire network.
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STATE Design Reboots The Creative Senses With Opening Titles For The motion Conference 2014
Design and animation studio STATE Design was recently commissioned by the organizers of the popular motion Conference to create the open for the 8th annual event, which took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico from August 15 - 18, 2014.
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LYNX Technik Launches Testor™ |lite 3G, Hand-Held Test Signal Generator
IBC 2014 - 8.C70, LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces and signal processing solutions will launch its new Testor™ | lite 3G, a cost-effective, compact, hand held touch-screen multi-format test signal generator to the European market at IBC 2014, stand 8.C70.
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Camerimage Film Festival To Pay Tribute To Late Academy Award® Winner John Alcott
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Oscar® winning cinematographer John Alcott will be commemorated at this year’s Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series.
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RSSTUTORIALS:
Adobe After Effects Techniques
After Effects: Animated Guitar Strings with Plexus
After Effects: Animated Guitar Strings with PlexusUsing Rowbyte Plexus (the 3D particle system plugin for Adobe After Effects) and Trapcode SoundKeys in After Effects, Gardy Raymond demonstrates how to create animated guitar strings that distort in time with the music.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Gardner Raymond on 04/21/2014
Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk 2015 Product Updates Empower 3D Artists
Autodesk 2015 Product Updates Empower 3D ArtistsAutodesk's new software empowers 3D artists' creativity by simplifying complex tasks and extending workflow capabilities. Enhancements to the 2015 software include new tools such as Bifrost and ShaderFX, and an updated Maya LT for indie game makers.
Editorial, Feature by Kylee Wall on 03/18/2014
Autodesk 3ds Max
The Invisible Art: Matte Painting/Set Extension Tips
The Invisible Art: Matte Painting/Set Extension TipsVirtual matte painting and set extension doesn't just live in grand shots of big budget movies anymore. "The Invisible Art" is now affordable through software you likely already own -- but still requires careful preparation during live action shooting if it's to be believable. Here are tips from an Emmy Award-winning local spot that you can apply to your own work, whichever tools you're using.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Andrew Manzella on 02/05/2014
Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk, The New Rental Model & Flame Premium 2014
Autodesk, The New Rental Model & Flame Premium 2014Autodesk Industry Marketing Manager Marc Hamaker talks about Autodesk's decision to add a rental model. Rental models for Autodesk Design and Creation Suites as well as individual software packages, is available on Sept. 16. Also new is Flame Premium 2014, which integrates visual effects, editorial finishing and 3D effects creation.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Debra Kaufman on 09/17/2013
Cinema 4D
Multi Shader and Clones in Cinema 4D
Multi Shader and Clones in Cinema 4DIn this tutorial, CreativeCow leader Chris Martin explains how to use the multi shader material when working with clones in Cinema 4D. Other C4D concepts explored are the morph camera and the bend deformer.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Chris Martin on 08/24/2013
Adobe After Effects Techniques
Advanced AECC Techniques: ONE - Extruding Text in CINEMA 4D
Advanced AECC Techniques: ONE - Extruding Text in CINEMA 4DIn this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gets you up and running quickly inside of Cinema 4D lite by showing you how easy it is to not only extrude text, but texture it and give it a quick animation, and get it back into After Effects before your client even knows you left!
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 06/17/2013
Autodesk 3ds Max
Particles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting Size
Particles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting SizeIn this Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data operator to adjust the size of particles on the surface of a sphere, based on the separation between the particles.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/28/2013
Autodesk 3ds Max
Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014
Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data Operator (available (available for the first time as a standard feature) to create a sphere of particles with random 3D motion. This is done by taking particle rotation data and using it to determine particle position.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/24/2013
Autodesk 3ds Max
3ds max 2014: Data Operator & Data Presets for Particle Flow
3ds max 2014: Data Operator & Data Presets for Particle FlowIn this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz looks at two features that are now a standard part of the product: The Data Operator allows you to use math, via a graphical user interface, to manipulate particles. Presets allow you to save and load Data Operator setups previously created by you or others.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/23/2013
Autodesk 3ds Max
Creating Animation for PBS - in High School
Creating Animation for PBS - in High SchoolLanier High School students work with 3D Studio Max creating a real world project thanks to a collaboration between Biscardi Creative Media Principal Walter Biscardi, Jr. and CDAT teacher Mike Reilly. Instead of just working on a class assignment, these students are creating something that will be part of a PBS documentary due to air in Fall 2013.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Michael Reilly on 05/16/2013




THREADS:
Re: Converting SD to HD via proanimator plugin in AE CS4
by Edward Wu in the Zaxwerks Forum
Hi Nelson, I just responded to your other question regarding changing the ProAnimator layer to be the same size as the comp layer. You can find that here: However if you still want to start from scratch, you are completely on the right track. 1. Create a solid(Same size as...
3 hours ago   read more
Re: can I change aspect ration for proanimator 4.3.2?
by Edward Wu in the Zaxwerks Forum
Hi Nelson, It looks like you have the stars.jpg layer selected and you're changing the settings for that layer and not the zax layer. Click cancel to get out of that dialogue box, and make sure you select the zax layer. Then go to Layer>Layer Settings... and the "Make Comp...
3 hours ago   read more
Re: can not become editable tex
by Rui Samuel in the Cinema 4D Forum
HELLO CAN SOMEONE HELL ME PLEASE???...
7 hours ago   read more
Re: Recreating the Comet Particles seen in the Buena Vista Television logo
by Emir Bojorquez in the Cinema 4D Forum
I recommend you Red Giant trapcode Particular for After Effects. Good Luck Imagination is the best tool......
9 hours ago   read more
Texture flickering in animation
by Boris Rozhkovsky in the Autodesk 3ds Max Forum
Hello, i want to render animation, but while rendering frames i faced the problem: texture on object is flickering over the frames: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x14PMjso3mo&feature=youtu.be i tried to apply texture mapping as "explicit..", "vertex..", "planar from world", "planar from object.." but get the same results. The object is regular ediatble poly created...
9 hours ago   read more
Converting SD to HD via proanimator plugin in AE CS4
by Nelson May in the Zaxwerks Forum
A few years ago I was able to create a rudimentary planet earth with text going around it with AE CS4 and Zax Proanimator 4.5. It was made in SD and now I need it in HD. I have been out of editing for 5 years and never really got...
10 hours ago   read more
Re: Recreating the Comet Particles seen in the Buena Vista Television logo
by Daniel Bent in the Cinema 4D Forum
Link to the picture: 0_vlcsnap-2013-05-22-17h38m26s239.png Link to Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGZVNwXVnNA...
12 hours ago   read more
Recreating the Comet Particles seen in the Buena Vista Television logo
by Daniel Bent in the Cinema 4D Forum
Hello. I'm trying to recreate a logo. I needed help on the comets part. Does anyone know how can I make a flying comet particle in Cinema 4D and After Effects? Any help would be appreciated! I posted a picture for example. -Daniel...
12 hours ago   read more


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