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  1. Oh dude! I need to add you to the collection of shirt rockers. Send me a picture, or I’ll screenshot a funny picture from your cast with your mouth half open or something :P

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  2. hey guys!
    i really love Docucam,and i have a couple of questions about it [problem solving related]:

    1.are the parameters within Docucam keyframe-able? if id wanted to keyframe the wobbly-ness from ‘A lot’>into a subtle movement, is it possible?

    2.When i try to export the C4D [DocuCam's] camera info into a scene in AE, Everything just messes up! [layers are scattered around etc. so it ruins everything]. Does this mean that you should always import the DocuCam into the project BEFORE starting to set up all the layers? or is there a fix for that?

    thanx a LOT to anyone who reply’s to these issues. and Thanx alot-Nick! Your tutorial bout this tool was really great & useful!
    thank u :]

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    • Magix

      in front of each parameter u can c a little small circle. just control click on any of it u need to key frame.

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    • hey, Magix :]
      well yeah, i tried it, but it didnt work. i thought it was because this tool is made with Xpresso, so you cannot keyframe it [just like expressions in AE]. i guess id need to give it another shot. maybe something else messed it up :\
      Thanks alot!
      p.s-do you have any idea about the 2nd problem, maybe? the discussion here kinda faded..

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    • thanx for the reply, Nick :]
      again, exporting a DocuCam into an already made AE project just messes everything up. i thought it was the Zoom level on the DocuCam, so i turned it to zero, but, all of the 3D layers Still gets messed up…

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    • How are you exporting your camera info to AE?. I just check the compositing project files box to After effects in the render settings dialog and boom!. Then just import the .aec file that C4D creates into AE. Once U have Ur composition imported, THEN start to setup your elements in AE. (always remember to turn into 3d space the assets you want to be affected for the docucam in AE)..once you set up the first one, integrate the other elements will be a piece of cake..

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  3. Hey Nick,
    Good stuff. I would especially like you to show how the action cam works in CS tools. I have tried to move from camera to camera in the step up and I really can’t get it to work. The camera transitions hold for 1-2 secs and that is no good.
    If you could show something on that it would be great.
    Kevin

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  4. Hi Nick,

    I’m having problems with the CS tools. Whenever i play there is nothing going on in animation. This is not only with the docu cam but also with cubes and some other. Any idea’s ?

    Thanks for the tuts , their great !

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    • Ow i found it ! I had it set to Merge objects, while if i select Merge scene it works

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  5. Great work and tutorials Nick! This is my first post, so first thanks for your inspiration and style of teaching, you have helped alot.

    Second, workign on my first “5sec” and wanted to know if you know how to pause dynamics so the the cam only moves, then resume dynamics. Similar to the time remapping in AE, or like a 360 degree freeze frame.

    Thanks

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  6. Scott

    Is it just me or is moving docucam around where you want it almost impossible? I find it really annoying to frame a shot with it.

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  7. Niels

    Hi there!

    First of all: Great tutorials! Easy to learn and understand for a starting and advanced person who is interesed in 3d / cinema4d.

    But i have a problem with this tutorial. Somehow the video doensn’t seem to load. :)

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  8. Hi there, I don’t get the docucam to move in 11.5, in R11 its behaving fine…am I overlooking sth. thats needed to do in 11.5?
    Thanks in advance!
    Mark

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  9. choosing merge scene or better say merge document inside olx works- merging object is not working. (thanks stef!) reading helps ;)

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  10. Bonjour :) Is there any way I could get the CS_Daylight2 tool? I used to have it, but I lost all data from my computer so, yeah… and now I can’t find it anywhere. Oh I just need it so much. I’d be grateful!
    PS I heart your work!

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  11. it s funny This cam doc thingy hit in my memory this film by studio arman > http://www.atom.com/funny_videos/creature_comforts
    because of the stop motion, there is no shaky “real life” cam thingy but > if someone was to do something like that in cg today > it would be a nice stylised addition to the piece for sure this doc cam script !
    great tutorial again! thanks!
    yann

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  12. Hint: to simulate a docu cam, you can also simply right-click your cam and attach a “vibration” tag to it. That will shake your cam in the same way.

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