SIGGRAPH 2017: AMD, Maxon, HP and Others Take Center Stage

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) SIGGRAPH. It's the NAB for computer and visual effects geeks. It's the multi-day confab that deep dives into the minutiae of what truly makes digital tools tick. And though this isn't everything we've heard about, there's a lot of news to be had. The first … [Read more...]

The Buzz Podcast: Hope for the Creative Industry

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) On The BuZZ podcast this week, Larry Jordan spoke with Paul Babb of MAXON, Louis Hernandez, Jr. of Avid, Carey Dissmore of IMUG (and also a colorist), George Hall of Video Streaming Services, and Norman Hall of USC School of Cinematic Arts to offer hope in our film … [Read more...]

Cinema 4D Lite Tutorial: Lesson 6 – 3D Concepts Part 2 – Object vs World Center

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last lesson, in our look at learning Cinema 4D Lite from Maxon, we started talking about basic concepts that will be important to understand, if you’re going to start working in a 3D application, and more specifically, we talked about viewports.  In … [Read more...]

Cinema 4D Lite Tutorial: Lesson 5 – 3D Concepts Part 1 – Viewports

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last lesson, in our look at learning Cinema 4D Lite from Maxon, we talked about the Cineware plug-in, and how you’re going to work with it in After Effects. In the next few lessons, I want to talk about some important 3D concepts that you’re going to … [Read more...]

Cinema 4D Lite Tutorial: Lesson 4 – The Cineware Plugin, Pt 2

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last lesson, in our look at Cinema 4D Lite, we talked about what happens when you import a .C4D file directly into After Effects, and then drop it into a composition. The Cineware effect is immediately applied to it, so you can see and work with the model … [Read more...]

Cinema 4D Lite Tutorial: Lesson 3 – The Cineware Plugin, Pt 1

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last lesson, in our look at Cinema 4D Lite, we talked about the easiest way to create .C4D files to work with inside of After Effects (click here for the lesson). In the next few lessons, I want to talk about the “bridge effect,” which will let you … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Cinema 4D R18, Part 1

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) When looking to add 3D to your workflow, there is really no farther you need to look than Maxon, and their Cinema 4D product line. Over the years, they have strived to be the leader in 3D by, in my opinion, incorporating two simple features to C4D. First: Make … [Read more...]

Adobe Reveals More New Video Tools For Creative Cloud

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Adobe Creative Cloud continues to grow, and in this year's Adobe MAX keynote, there comes a new TEAM Cloud collaboration plan. Post-production teams can now work on projects without dedicated hardware, plus giving them version control and conflict resolution. But with … [Read more...]

Cinema 4D Lite Tutorial: Lesson 2 – Creating .C4D Files

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last lesson, in our look at working with Cinema 4D Lite, we talked about the Cinemaware plugin, and how it bridges the gap between Cinema 4D Lite (C4D Lite) and After Effects. In this lesson, let's create our first project file to work with in both C4D … [Read more...]

Cinema 4D Lite Tutorial: Lesson 1 – Getting Started

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) Welcome to our new tutorial series on learning Maxon's Cinema 4D Lite, which is included in the Adobe After Effects Creative Cloud application. In this series, we’re going to get you up and running with not only the basics of Cinema 4D Lite, but also how it … [Read more...]

Wandering The Edges Of SIGGRAPH 2016

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) SIGGRAPH rolled into Anaheim, California, this week and for the first time in a long time, I finally had time to go visit. “Since its beginning in 1974 as a small group of specialists in a previously unknown discipline, ACM SIGGRAPH has evolved to become an … [Read more...]

After Effects 2015.3 Update: Another Step In The Right Direction

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I wrote an article last week about Adobe's new updates of Creative Cloud that have come to Premiere Pro CC 2015 in the “.3” update. It was not so much a review, but my overall impressions of the biggest addition, the Ingest Settings. This update for Premiere was a huge game changer, and a … [Read more...]

NAB 2015: Maxon and Cinema 4D

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe One thing that Maxon really excels at with every NAB is not only educating, but "WOWing" the audience as well. Their demonstrations go from when the NAB doors open on day one, and literally go right until 2 pm on the last day. Trust me, I know, as I was talking to my … [Read more...]