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kkamin

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    www.studiogata.com

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  • First Name
    Kevin
  • Last Name
    Kamin
  • C4D Ver
    R18.048 Studio
  • Location
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Interests
    Animation, visual effects, filmmaking, photography, retouching.

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  1. Cool. Thanks for the insights, everyone. We ended up having to get software to convert it to another file type that Cinema would accept.
  2. New to CAD conversions. Does anyone know if C4D would natively convert an .X_T file, and if not, what a good converter would be for this? Also if you have experience with this, what challenges does a .X_T bring to the tablet in terms of getting the file to look right inside of Cinema? Thank you!!!
  3. Cool. Thanks for the insight! I found a fix is to switch over to the Standard Renderer.
  4. Hello, I have a mesh sequence (.bin) and I used the RF_Connect plug-in to import. The mesh is a series of three fluids that mix together. I have my material set up to use the vertex maps created by the mesh sequence to assign a different color to each fluid. See attached for setup. It renders fine in the viewport but when I render it out to the Picture Viewer, it only shows one color for everything. HELP! Bonus: It won't even render a frame on Team Render. It stops almost immediatedly. Any help would be much appreciated!
  5. I'm on R18 and this happens to me all the time. It's like the Hair object becomes corrupt at some point so then I need to go back to an earlier version and copy and past the hair into the current scene and redo a lot of work. Someone mentioned doing motion blur inside of After Effects, but you will get superior results within C4D and often RSMB or crappy Pixel Motion Blur produces janky results. Anyway, does anyone know if R19 resolved this issue?
  6. Sorry I wasn't very clear. I can apply a rainbow gradient (in 2D UV) to the color channel of the hair and only one color shows up. Say for instance only red shows up on the hair; it doesn't matter if I put another colored knot right next to the red knot, no other color will show up. It's as if the scale of the gradient is huge and my hair object represents only a thin, thin sliver on the slider and there is no way to distribute colors because of that.
  7. Hi, I have a zebra mane that I would like to alternate between black and white stripes. When I try to apply a gradient to the hair's color channel, I can't get the gradient knots close enough to even show more than one color---I have two different color knots on top of each other. It seems like the scale of gradient is huge but my target is super small. I've run into this with other applications of the gradient too. Any ideas on how to get the gradient to reflect the correct scale that I am working with? Or any ideas on how to colorize the hair in this way short of having a separate hair object for each stripe. Thank you!
  8. kkamin

    Object Tracking Issues

    Sorry, no the camera isn't moving. I need to use the motion tracker to generate the tracking markers (manual tracks) for the object tracker and a solver camera gets created at some point along the way. The solver camera currently isn't recognizing the camera is at a tilt. Inside of the motion tracker I'm just loading the video footage and generating the manual tracks, I'm not running the solver in there or anything. Thanks for taking the time.
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    Object Tracking Issues

    Thank you so much for all that. How would I use the Camera Calibration tag along with the motion tracker Solved Camera?
  10. See attached image. What happens is that a hand comes in and picks up the cylinder and lifts it out of frame. I'm new to object tracking and have some questions: 1. As soon as one of my manual tracks loses it's track (turns red because it leaves frame) the entire object tracking stops. Is there a way to have it continue? I'm thinking I'll need to shoot this wider and keep all the tracks in view the entire time but it seems weird if one track goes out of view the entire object tracking stops. 2. The camera that shot this is tilted downwards how can I get my solved camera to recognize and match this tilt? Thank you!
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    How to Create Spiderman's Web

    Thank you for the ideas! Cloth is an interesting idea! It's going to take a lot of testing and I agree that getting the ends of the web to stick is a tough one. Also, having it feel like it's being stretched right before the object is yanked back is giving me cold sweats. Lol. I'll post what we eventually come up with if it doesn't look dumb as hell.
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    How to Create Spiderman's Web

    Are you serious that the film had 30 artists working on the web effects?
  13. kkamin

    CGI Request Form

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough response. This is very helpful and I appreciate your anecdotes.
  14. I'm being tasked with creating Spiderman's web, the type when he is grabbing something. Ideally it would look like it does in the movies in terms of photo-realism. Any help on this would be much appreciated.
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    CGI Request Form

    Hi, I work in animation and visual effects and my department often gets requests for custom CGI. It could be anything and it's something that a creative director specifically wants created. The issue is that, to create something from scratch like this can be a long process, a lot of back and forth and false paths traveled. We are trying to create a CGI request form that tries to get as much info from the client as possible by asking the right questions. Does anyone have experience with creating or seeing a form like this? Looking for ideas. Low hanging fruit are things like: description, lighting reference images, texture reference images, sketch of design, etc. Thanks!

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