Last Week in my world

So i thought i’d use my blog to write little pieces about stuff happening in my 3d/vfx/mograph world.

Finally had the combination of free time and motivation to work on some personal projects. Decided to make a monthly wallpaper for Smashing magazine. While working on it realized that working on personal projects somehow manages to be a lot more stressful than on paid work. On paid work i understand that i get paid not only for knowing how cinema4D works, but also for knowing how it doesn’t work and how to get around its shortcomings, and when on a job, i just find a work around and move on, because time is money 🙂 But on personal projects my mild OCD doesn’t let me just leave it and i have to dig down and find exactly what is causing the problem… so something that i could finish in a couple of hours ends up taking days..

 

//ace5studios.tumblr.com/post/135663161184/something-coming-up

Dropbox

Dropbox, i love dropbox, but it really failed me this week. I found that some files from a rendered sequence where missing from the folder… And i definitly, didn’t delete them, coz why would i go in and delete frames 16-20?

Screenshot 2015-12-17 16_10_39-branches_002

 

After a lengthy conversation with support, after them saying the files where never uploaded, and then after i showed em logs which say they where indeed uploaded, they say that I deleted the files, my faith in them is severely diminished…

Here is the entire conversation if anyone is interested, with screenshots

//ace5studios.com/conversation-with-dropbox/

No idea what to do about this… They refuse to take responsibility, and i really don’t like that not only it doesn’t work as a backup, it just straight out eats my files… Here it was just a few frames, but at another point in time it could be more important stuff.

Blast from the past

Rediscovered this plugin, i just love it! Get it here: //www.welter-4d.de/fplugs/freeplugins_en.html

There are a bunch of nifty things in there, but Transform is my favorite

//i.imgur.com/Feq5oes.gif

Sales

Ah yeah, and nearly forgot. There are sales on both 3D-Coat and Thea render for Cinema4D.

//3dcoat.com/home/

3d coat is $100 off!

And Thea render for c4d is 95 Eur off, so its only 300EUR till the 12th January! Read my review and then go grab a copy! You wont be sorry!

//ace5studios.com/thea-render-1-5-review/

https://www.thearender.com/site/

 

Cheers,
Aleksey


 

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