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Trollbridge Shot Breakdown

I had the most fun with this shot while working on Troll Bridge, in fact so much fun I decided to make its own breakdown here. To be specific, this is the most fun I had keying and I thought it’s so satisfying to see what the shot transformed into after taking out all the […]

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Developing Crowd Simulation with Nuke

I was tasked with development of crowd simulation during our third year film production, As You Command. The scene that requires a CG crowd takes place in a huge hockey rink with action in the foreground. Director James Cunningham gathered every students and lecturers in the class and shot almost 100 green screen plate for […]

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FFmpeg output from nuke

Recently I discovered that nuke in Linux doesn’t have H.264 in its codec list, unlike in Windows. Asking around nuke user forum reveals that it is because of quicktime only default on Windows and Mac, and there’s codec licensing issue. But to sum it up, Nuke in Linux cannot output H.264 directly, so I’m looking […]

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Windows 10 delete reparse points in (sub)directories

Recently Windows 10 went through the fall creator’s update without my permission, I found out that I can no longer access my onedrive folder while I’m booted into linux. To clarify, the folder does not shows up in gui but does shows up red when using ls command in the directory. Through many frustrations and […]

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Firefox readability in KDE Plasma theme

I’ve started using KDE Plasma Workspace in Cent OS 7 a few weeks ago, and I love every bit of it. Except when it comes to its theme ruining firefox’s readability. The worst case scenario I had is when I’m on Google Developers site it turned both background and text into dark grey! A fter […]

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Logitech SetPoint disables media keys

In my 5 years experience of using Logitech MK700 keyboard, I’ve always encountered a weird issue where the media keys on top of keyboard only works when a media player is in focus on Windows. Weirdly enough I only discovered it’s Logitech software that’s causing problem, for its own keyboard! What I meant is when […]

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Nuke CSP error in Linux

Ever since I started using Linux for nuke and houdini projects, I noticed a significant different start up speed in all the programs I used! Of course it might be because my Windows simply has too much things, but that’s a topic for another day. I decided to do one of my projects I have […]

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Installing DroidCam on CentOS 7

Basically what DroidCam does is it allows me to turn my android phone into a webcam and use it on Skype, Google+, or even as a surveillance device if I wish. And I chose this program over other webcam apps for android simply because its desktop client work on both Windows and Linux. What I […]

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Nuke 11 Frame Server setup

Recently I was working on a short film called “June”, directed by actor/director Dwayne Cameron. Unfortunately, the render farm software in the facility is under maintenance. Fortunately, it opened up an opportunity for me to look into Frame Server in Nuke 11 to learn how to utilize the whole room of computers around me! Basically, […]

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Linux Snippets

This is a post to record the tips or just commands I found useful.   Mounting NTFS file system after a fresh installation. yum –enablerepo=extras install epel-release yum install ntfs-3g fuse   Setup multimedia on CentOS 7https://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/MultimediaOnCentOS7   When a repository is causing problem, head to /etc/yum.repos.d/ And open up the repos that’s causing problem […]

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