tddavis

I have never made one but I'll see if I can.  We had severe storms and tornadoes roll through the area last night so I missed this until now.  Sorry about that.

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  • @JeffBeresford  Great choice of music for the piece.  AND loved the god-rays at end!  Great job!
  •  @Andy001z I especially like the the distortion effect you used on the images which really added to the flames.  Also, I watched it on You tube and discovered that I had never subscribed to your channel before so that's taken care of now.
  • @Nicolai9852  Glad to hear you got it going!  Have fun.
  • @FlyingLlama  Oh, sure, that would just be a simple layer composite blend.  Duplicate your footage mask out the sun and apply some color grading to to get a different look, scale it bigger or smaller, place this layer above the original foo…
    in Twin suns Comment by tddavis April 24
  • @Nicolai9852  Here is a link to a screen cap I made some time back on the IN?OUT settings: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6sje4to45nlstfg/IN_OUT settings.PNG?dl=0 The icons circled in red set the In point and the Out point wherever you have th…
  • @Aladdin4d  Thanks!  I like that hot swap bay.  I may just get that instead, and some useful info there, too.
  • @Stargazer54  Thanks that is exactly the kind of info I'm needing.  I'm no kamikaze so I will follow your directions and load all programs to the ssd.  BTW, I have an AMD FX 8 core 4 ghz cpu with 32 gb ram and the geforce 1060 6 gb GPU if t…
  • @ZachAlan_Productions  Looks smooth to me.  What did you find causing the flickering?  I thought it looked fine the first way; isn't it supposed to have a little flicker like the pages of a comic book flipping in the Marvel logo?  Getting a…
  • @Andy001z I thought about making it a total black night scene but not about using lights moving in the distance which is brilliant.
  • @FlyingLlama  The only way I can think of is setting up some sort of backdrop on a carousel to fake driving down the road, ( in the old Hollywood days, I think this was called a traveling matte for some reason) but that will be far more exp…
  • @jamieispepnultimate  That's just the default length of the composite shot when you create it.  You can change it at any time by clicking on the the gear icon at the right end of the composite shot (RED ARROW) in the media bin panel to the …
  • @Callig00  As to the blank screen issue, I have no clue what could be going on there, but, sorry to say,  if you just downloaded and installed Hitfilm 3 Express, you will not be able to activate it and export a file.  FXHOME isn't able to g…
  • @garymichael1313  Are you keyframe the animations in Hitfilm?  I would think you should be able to copy the keyframes in reverse order and get what you are wanting, but I'm not sure.  Also, you might be able to duplicate a composition of th…
  •  You might try this program that I use to convert files for the most part: https://www.xmedia-recode.de/en/download.html It doesn't ask about frame rate but I just checked that variable/30 fps file of mine and it made it constant even thought it w…
  • @Triem23 @ESVEEKAY  I thought I'd be helpful and test drive the new Handbrake I installed yesterday but my phone footage is variable but 30fps.  It converted to constant okay, but as I understand it's something with the 23.96 fps clip and f…
  • @Itsallanact  Ditto to what Stargazer54.  He is, by far, more versed than I in 3D models into Hitfilm, but I'm always willing to try and help with a guess or two...  I generally cheat and render my model action from Blender in PNG sequences…
  • @Itsallanact   I grabbed a model that was handy for me from a Blender tutorial on CGCookie youtube page.  They have a version to download and follow along:  (You do have to create a log in but it's free  Blender is also free in case you nev…
  • @Itsallanact  It's also possible that the whole reflection could be faked by a mirror replacement to avoid the camera showing up.
  • @Itsallanact  To add to the excellent tips of Stargazer, be sure that you are downloading alembic, obj, lwo or fbx formats for the models.  I think those are all the formats that Hitfilm supports.
  • @tonyg  Everyone has already covered my thoughts, so +1 to theirs.  And I totally agree with you about stop motion being so tedious and time-sucking.  I've only played with in a class I took and was glad to leave it behind.
  • @NathanHawkenthorne  +1 to tonyg's comments.  That last looked very really and like someone got hurt for real.  The UFO through the skylight looked particularly good to me, and I liked the embers transition ones near the beginning quite a l…
  • @JBaymore  Have you tried using the magnify slider at the end of clip 1 or beginning of clip 2 to see if there is a single black frame on them?  If so, you should be able to slice it off with the razor tool.  Also, when you zoom in at the j…
  • @Dimipapa  Yes, it's no problem.  Just double click on the composite you want to open in the media bin and it will open back.
  • @DataDesign  Strange the second on worked for me yesterday??  I can dropbox them is you'd like. BTW, just clicked the link again and it downloaded them again.  It doesn't open a page or anything just automatically downloads them.
  • There's some free out there Video copilot has a pack that might work for you, or ProductionCrate has 6 free in dust and smoke/small mist and smoke and 9 free in Live Action Atmosphere that look promising.  Or there is Andy001z great suggestion for m…
    in Steam effect Comment by tddavis April 14
  • @Hitfilmer128619   By far the fastest and easiest (IMHO) would be to Google search for VFX stock footage.  Fog, and dust efx could be tweaked to work with scaling and opacity, but if you really stuff that you filmed yourself, try to find a …
    in Steam effect Comment by tddavis April 14
  • @D1a1v1e11   Unless you want to go the old Hollywood/Broadway musical route where people spontaneously burst into song to a full invisible orchestra , the easiest way I can think of would be to go the Lucas route (the Cantina/Jabba's sail b…
    in SINGING! Comment by tddavis April 14
  • @KeithLeeMH  The media is usually to the left of the timeline where all you imported videos, photos, sound files, planes and composite shots etc are shown.  If you have clicked on one of the other tabs, you'll have to click on the media tab…
  • @jdmcghinnis  I have never used this effect, but I notice that you have the plane for projection set to 3D; could it possibly need a light added to the scene to be able to see the projection?  Just throwing that thought out there...
  • @JosFoto  I've had that happen when the gap was too small between the clips.  I just used the magnifier slider to make the area appear bigger and then it would work.