Golden Crop – Complex Composition without the Math

Most of the time I’m keen on sharing a  Visual effects tip that I had to rack my own brian out trying to solve, but this time I would like to give the air waves for a brief moment to a photoshop plugin thats comes in really handy for me,  Golden Crop.  Golden Crop Does math mathematic operations to give you Complex Composition models and algorithm in simple photoshop guidelines.

For those of you who are new to installing photoshop plug ins, simply drop the plugin file into your photoshop plugin folder, OSX users will find this in their photoshop folder in the application folder.


Once downloaded your going to search high and low in photoshop and wonder what actualy happen, dont worry I had the same reaction after Installing Golden Crop, and its where you least expect it. In the File<automate menu will apear a new set up options for Golden Crop, Simply select what operations you want it to execute and there you go.Compostions no one can argue about with you, because you have science your side. Or at least Golden Crop.

Nathaniel Westveer – www.nathanfx.com

Batch Resizing

Nathan here, sometimes its the small tricks of the trade that get the job done. that can make all the difference in how a project gets done, In the world of 3D taking Image planes from resolution they where shot in often unnecessary and ads added pressure on to your system while you work. This often leads to you resizing one by one.
You could be into the Automator scripts, but if your me you want a solid UI that you dont have to figure out to use, A small program called Resize Me can work wonders.


Resize me 2.2

Batch Rename OS X

Now there comes a time and a place where we all shout obscenities at our computer screens when we rendered out 100+ frames and they are named wrong.   Defiantly been there and back.  At first blush on google you might find a few solutins that are apple scritps…but I dont know about you but I find their functinatily lacking.  Enter the SEO Challenged mac OS X progam Name Changer.

Name Changer


Name Changer Has many Great options in a simple design to Batch Remane the most might mare file sequences. (tip even if you want to just delete parts of the sequence just replace it with nothing in the Fields in Name Changer).  Name Changer will Preview the changes before you make them and swiftly carrie out the new names in a snap.

From Nuke to Modo (a tale of two citys)

We all love Nuke, and yes with Modos shinny new 501 update we are buzzing more than ever how this Sub D modeler is breaking every paradigm left and right.  We can get Gemoetry out of new just fine, but what about that Camera solve that you did in Nuke how are you going to get it out  to such a program as modo. Fear not because exporting cameras from Nuke to Modo is easier than you think! (see link)


Thanks to the Modo.Stenson you can now in nuke go to export Chan file in the camera node and feed it right into Modo.
The work flow threw me though a loop at first but it goes as following. Once you install the script  goes as this.  In the animation Tab you’ll find the Interface for fs_NukeChanIO.py as Nuke Channel IO.  Select a camera or 3d Geometry and click import.  (this being that the values are aplicable to any keyframing object.) select and press enter and Bingo you have your Nuke Camera imported right into the scene,

Have fun Importing,

Nathan Westveer – Nathanfx.com

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