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  1. Amend window layout

    That screen shot is definitely from the animation layout on this C4D, not sure why, but they're all wrong. I don't want to use animation as the start up cinema menu layout as the viewer is too small because of the timeline etc. I will look at customizing the menus. Thanks again
  2. Amend window layout

    I mean in this row of words, this is the startup window and it is missing the mograph heading That's amazing about the Customize Commands, very useful, but it doesn't have these (attached) headings
  3. Amend window layout

    Sorry for the very basic question, but I'm struggling to find the answer as I'm struggling to word it properly in google. But, when use C4D (studio R13) in work, only the animation layout has the mograph section along the top row, and startup only has file! How do I amend this row so I can have more options in startup? Many Thanks
  4. Depth and Luma Matte issues

    When I export a multipass render of Depth and Luma mattes the edges of images and movies that are using alpha mattes on a plane have a very rough and noisy edge (the tank with the dog here is a 2D asset, an is terrible quality in the multipass renders, even though it is created from a high res file) Is there a way to avoid this happening, or is it just an issue in C4D that the mattes can't cope very well with alpha channels? xx
  5. Importing movs issue

    If anyone is having this issue in future I have used a cheap work around which does what I need for this. I used 2 separate files for the luminance and alpha, the only difference being that I applied a simple choker to the alpha in ae. This does the trick, but does have issues, especially as the choker will make anything that isn't 100 opacity completely dissapear
  6. Updating to R17

    Brilliant, thanks so much. This particular file has no plug ins and is just using the standard renderer, so hopefully it'll be fine
  7. Updating to R17

    Ok cool, so same question but with R18. Are there any obvious issues I would come across?
  8. Updating to R17

    I have a project in R13 that is made of a mix of simple 3D assets and plane objects textured with pre made 2D animations. There are no lights as everything is coloured with Luminance (as it's a cartoon) so everything only uses the luminance channel, alpha channel and Displacement. Also 6 cameras are animated (as its a 360 animation) The render farm need the file to be R17 at least. If we were to buy R17 and open the file are there any issues that are likely to arise? Is the file even compatible with R17? Many Thanks
  9. Rendering multiple angles

    If you add a file to the render queue, the duplicate it as many times as you need, you can then change which camera each output renders and change each output file name from the options at the bottom of the queue screen
  10. Importing movs issue

    When I import prores 4444 files with an alpha channel, (using it in the luminance and alpha channels in C4D) the files have a thin black stroke around them, is there a way to get rid of this? Attached is a screen grab, the black line is particularly noticeable around the smoke clouds
  11. File showing 0 bytes

    I have been working on a C4D file in work on a server for the past few days, I tried to open it today and it says Error: Unknown file type. Plus the file size is 0 kb Is there an auto save for C4D? Or does anyone have idea about possibly recovering the file? It was working this morning, my machine crashed, and when I restarted I got this (it's C4D r13)
  12. Planes to face camera

    Wow!! Thanks so much, great idea!!! Thanks again.
  13. Planes to face camera

    Hello all, Is there a way to get Planes to orient towards a specific camera in my scene, I currently have the Look At Camera Expression tag which is working fine, exceot when I'm not looking through the camera or using top view all the planes still face me. I would like to constantly look at the camera in the scene so when I am looking around I can see the way they are facing etc. Hope this makes sense xx
  14. Cloth Issue

    That's perfect. Thanks so much. I'm trying to delete the other posts, not sure how. Profile now updated. The version of C4D I use changes depending on where I'm freelancing
  15. Cloth Issue

    Whenever I use the cloth I get a horrible looking square texture to the creases. I have a load of polygons and am usinga cloth Nurb and the cloth tag. In this example it is just a plain dropping onto a few shapes. Is there a simple way to avoid this square look? Many Thanks