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Old 07-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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Cloud solution for software compositing ?

Hi everyone,
I'm looking for informations about cloud solution software dedicated for compositing vfx, is something like this? Cloud software based on Saas solution, maybe tools for compositing contaiend in the cloud ? I don't know well Nuke I don't have a money for software and hardware to spend for my learn.

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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Best free choise is Blender's Node editor. It looks a
little like Shake 2.5 and you have to remember lots of
keyboard shortcuts, right mouse button simply is not
there in most cases. I also use an older free program
called Claxa for rotoscoping.
 
Old 07-14-2014, 10:00 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kyrgr
Best free choise is Blender's Node editor. It looks a
little like Shake 2.5 and you have to remember lots of
keyboard shortcuts, right mouse button simply is not
there in most cases. I also use an older free program
called Claxa for rotoscoping.


Thanks for information, I have a question about this programs: anyone is based on cloud solution? I can not afford investment to hardware and I'm looking for solution who isn't requirement.
 
Old 07-14-2014, 11:01 AM   #4
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i doubt there is a cloud based software for compositing right now.
there are several issues to consider: compositing uses a lot of footage and transfering that over the internet to the cloud based computer takes time. even if you upload all your footage before you start it will take a long time, we speaking here of several GBs of data (depending of shot length and how many elements you have)
then you often (speaking of VFX work) decide to add a nother element to the shot and now you have to upload that again. in the mean time you have to wait and cant work anymore.

so you wont get a speed increase when you compute your effects on a remote computer.

as the other guy said before: there are some cheap (or free) alternatives in software which will get you started and become familiar with the principles of compositing.
 
Old 07-14-2014, 11:02 AM   #5
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Surely for a free software like Blender there must be some
free render farms. I am an amateur so i do not need to render
but if i had a small project to deliver with a cost of say 0,5/hour*
core i imagine i would pay less than 50-60 which seems
acceptable. Anyway you should Google for render farm.
Thanks pingking for pointing out the upload time issue, it
seems better to have your own workstation after all.

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Old 07-14-2014, 02:10 PM   #6
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He's not talking about free render farms*, he's talking about online compositing tools, similiar to Excel online or other cloud based programs.


*it's pretty doable with Amazon's EC2, the starter package offers 750 CPU hours per month for free.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:20 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pingking
i doubt there is a cloud based software for compositing right now.
there are several issues to consider: compositing uses a lot of footage and transfering that over the internet to the cloud based computer takes time. even if you upload all your footage before you start it will take a long time, we speaking here of several GBs of data (depending of shot length and how many elements you have)
then you often (speaking of VFX work) decide to add a nother element to the shot and now you have to upload that again. in the mean time you have to wait and cant work anymore.

so you wont get a speed increase when you compute your effects on a remote computer.

as the other guy said before: there are some cheap (or free) alternatives in software which will get you started and become familiar with the principles of compositing.



I think about solution like this: I upload everything to the cloud and I work on files that has just dropped.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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AFAIK there isnt something like that availible.

as i said transfering the footage to the cloud is a huge deal breaker

but maybe this will become something for you: http://flowbox.io/
 
Old 07-24-2014, 09:11 AM   #9
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AFAIK there isnt something like that availible.

as i said transfering the footage to the cloud is a huge deal breaker

but maybe this will become something for you: http://flowbox.io/


It looks good! I have to interest this and I wonder when release it) this solution will be great I will work mobile nad easier than Nuke. What do you think about this Flowbox?
 
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