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What you really need to do is try each camera... 659 Views / 4 Replies  
What you really need to do is try each camera yourself. When you're spending that kind of money on a camera, you need to test them to make sure the suit your needs/desires.

When I was shopping for...
Posted by dannyn, on Jul 15, 2005 at 01:23 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I have a Waterfield Designs cargo bag as well as... 826 Views / 11 Replies  
I have a Waterfield Designs cargo bag as well as a Timbuk2 (http://www.timbuk2.com) messenger bag for my Titanium Powerbook. The medium size Waterfield Design cargo is pretty slim, so I like to use...
Posted by dannyn, on May 9, 2005 at 02:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The help files that come with Maya are a good... 345 Views / 2 Replies  
The help files that come with Maya are a good start. You can also go to most major booksellers (Borders, Barnes and Noble, etc) and find a nice selection of Maya books in the computer section. There...
Posted by dannyn, on Apr 21, 2005 at 12:56 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
If you want your teacher to view the Maya scene... 347 Views / 3 Replies  
If you want your teacher to view the Maya scene file itself, he must have a copy of Maya on his computer. Otherwise, you can just render out the project to image files or movies and send those to...
Posted by dannyn, on Dec 23, 2004 at 07:17 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You should just get a D-Link Bluetooth usb... 418 Views / 2 Replies  
You should just get a D-Link Bluetooth usb adapter. That way you can transfer stuff to your phone without the hassle of going online. That's what I do all the time with my T610 and D-Link. :)
Posted by dannyn, on Mar 28, 2004 at 10:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You can run Maya just fine on a 12" Powerbook.... 891 Views / 12 Replies  
You can run Maya just fine on a 12" Powerbook. Yes, the menus will get truncated, but you can just use the hotbox instead to get around that.
Posted by dannyn, on Nov 26, 2003 at 05:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use my Ti800 for a variety of graphics tasks.... 5,769 Views / 64 Replies  
I use my Ti800 for a variety of graphics tasks. In no particular order:

- 3D character animation for games using Maya
- teaching an animation class using Toon Boom Studio, BTV Pro, FrameThief,...
Posted by dannyn, on Nov 26, 2003 at 04:43 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I run Maya 5 on my 800 MHz G4 Titanium without a... 763 Views / 14 Replies  
I run Maya 5 on my 800 MHz G4 Titanium without a hitch. It can bog down on very complex scenes, but that is usually the case with most 3D apps on just about any system. I would imaging that Bryce...
Posted by dannyn, on Nov 25, 2003 at 03:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Sticky: Let's see.... My most-used shareware apps... ... 185,930 Views / 547 Replies  
Let's see.... My most-used shareware apps...

GraphicConverter
One of my favorite shareware apps ever. I use it mostly for its batch operations, conversion options, and browsing image folders. I...
Posted by dannyn, on Nov 9, 2003 at 05:24 PM, in Applications
I use Maya for all of my 3D work. The learning... 484 Views / 3 Replies  
I use Maya for all of my 3D work. The learning curve is no different than most high-end 3D apps (Lightwave, Cinema4D, Universe, etc), but it still takes some time to understand. I prefer Maya over...
Posted by dannyn, on Jul 4, 2003 at 02:39 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Getting good at shooting in ThinkTanks takes a... 456 Views / 6 Replies  
Getting good at shooting in ThinkTanks takes a bit of practice, but it can be done. Just don't play it like an FPS. Lead your targets, get up close to them, bump them around to throw them off. It...
Posted by dannyn, on Apr 26, 2003 at 04:02 AM, in Gaming
ThinkTanks -- fun game! 456 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey guys! There's a new game out called ThinkTanks. It's incredibly fun and is being released on the Mac first (Windows and Linux to follow). Check it out:
...
Posted by dannyn, on Apr 25, 2003 at 07:29 PM, in Gaming
Overall, the work looks really nice. Impressive... 549 Views / 8 Replies  
Overall, the work looks really nice. Impressive for a university application. Only a few comments about the presentation.

When viewed at 100%, everything is very small. A 5"x6" print size is...
Posted by dannyn, on Feb 17, 2003 at 12:04 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Yes, I'm using screen spanning. Best way to work.... 631 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes, I'm using screen spanning. Best way to work. :)

I haven't seen the 20" and the 22" side by side, but I can say that the 20" is really nice. It looks really nice compared to the 23" though....
Posted by dannyn, on Feb 13, 2003 at 12:12 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm using a 22" ACD with my TiBook. I have my... 631 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm using a 22" ACD with my TiBook. I have my TiBook on a Coolpad Podium set at its lowest level. For me that works just fine. It feels odd having my TiBook elevated too high. I also use an external...
Posted by dannyn, on Feb 10, 2003 at 12:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Here's a quickie screenshot (command-shift-4) of... 1,957 Views / 33 Replies  
Here's a quickie screenshot (command-shift-4) of my dual monitor setup (Cinema Display + Powerbook Ti800):

http://www.dannyngan.com/temp/dualmonitors.jpg

Tons of desktop space to play with. :)
Posted by dannyn, on Dec 27, 2002 at 01:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The main advantage of using a cordless mouse is... 2,439 Views / 62 Replies  
The main advantage of using a cordless mouse is having free range of movement. You are not constrained by having a cord connected to your keyboard/monitor/hub/computer. I've found that it's easier to...
Posted by dannyn, on Dec 10, 2002 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've got two bags for my Ti depending on how much... 980 Views / 15 Replies  
I've got two bags for my Ti depending on how much I need to carry or what mood I'm in:

Medium Cargo Bag from Waterfield Designs (http://www.sfbags.com)

and

Mogwai large messenger bag from...
Posted by dannyn, on Dec 9, 2002 at 01:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
There's a similar thread going on in the... 732 Views / 11 Replies  
There's a similar thread going on in the Powerbook thread right now. You might want to head over there to check it out.

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=135234

I just got the...
Posted by dannyn, on Dec 8, 2002 at 09:11 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I just picked up the MX700 today, and it tracks... 2,439 Views / 62 Replies  
I just picked up the MX700 today, and it tracks as well as the mouseman dual-optical (which I also have). In fact, it tracks better, because it is a wireless mouse that moves like a corded mouse....
Posted by dannyn, on Dec 8, 2002 at 09:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm currently using a Logitech Mouseman Optical... 732 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm currently using a Logitech Mouseman Optical dual mouse on my Ti800. It's not wireless, but the dual lasers make the mouse super smooth. I do a variety of animation and video work -- the mouse...
Posted by dannyn, on Dec 6, 2002 at 04:01 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
The kensington pocketmouse pro wireless mouse... 557 Views / 9 Replies  
The kensington pocketmouse pro wireless mouse seems like the perfect solution. I'm using the normal wired pocketmouse pro, and it is just the right size for carrying around and using. Definitely...
Posted by dannyn, on Nov 19, 2002 at 09:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
A relatively simple program for creating 3D... 549 Views / 3 Replies  
A relatively simple program for creating 3D environments is Bryce (http://www3.corel.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=Corel/Product/Details&id=CC1M72VRBAC). It's been around for a...
Posted by dannyn, on Oct 25, 2002 at 08:11 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
The easy answers are always the hardest ones to... 437 Views / 4 Replies  
The easy answers are always the hardest ones to see. :)

Glad to have been helpful.
Posted by dannyn, on Oct 23, 2002 at 07:45 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Why not just transfer your footage back to DV... 437 Views / 4 Replies  
Why not just transfer your footage back to DV tape? You'll be able to free up a ton of drive space, and you won't run into the 2 GB file size limit. Tapes are cheap and you can put an hour of footage...
Posted by dannyn, on Oct 23, 2002 at 03:58 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You might consider trying Swift3D... 852 Views / 7 Replies  
You might consider trying Swift3D (http://www.swift3d.com). It's designed mainly to work with Flash, but it does export vector information in AI format. It's also very inexpensive.

Another good 3d...
Posted by dannyn, on Oct 13, 2002 at 04:39 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Another option is to use BTV (www.btv.org.uk).... 1,174 Views / 6 Replies  
Another option is to use BTV (www.btv.org.uk). You'll be able to capture only the audio from your DV input. You'll get an audio-only quicktime movie, but that saves you the hassle of capturing a...
Posted by dannyn, on Oct 4, 2002 at 06:08 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I'm a fan of Logitech's Mouseman series. I use... 912 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm a fan of Logitech's Mouseman series. I use the dual-optical with my Ti800 for everything from Photoshop to Final Cut Pro to Maya. Works like a charm. Comfortable too.
Posted by dannyn, on Sep 22, 2002 at 05:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Snapz Pro should be able to record your screen... 471 Views / 2 Replies  
Snapz Pro should be able to record your screen actions to a quicktime movie. If you've purchased your Mac recently, it's one of the free apps. Otherwise, you can find it here:
...
Posted by dannyn, on Sep 21, 2002 at 05:51 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Feature-wise, they are identical. The only... 510 Views / 4 Replies  
Feature-wise, they are identical. The only difference is in the end user license agreement. Using an academic version for commercial purposes violates the agreement and is, for all intents and...
Posted by dannyn, on Sep 21, 2002 at 03:44 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
If you plan on tracing line art, then you'll need... 508 Views / 5 Replies  
If you plan on tracing line art, then you'll need at least the 6x8 tablet. The 4x5 tablet is simply too small, and the resolution isn't that good. Also, the 6x8 and larger tablets have a transparent...
Posted by dannyn, on Sep 20, 2002 at 02:45 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Yes it does. It's a much more powerful program... 792 Views / 4 Replies  
Yes it does. It's a much more powerful program than iMovie.
Posted by dannyn, on Sep 16, 2002 at 10:50 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You can download Windows Media Player from... 1,210 Views / 19 Replies  
You can download Windows Media Player from Microsoft's website. Works pretty well, for Windows Media Player (it's no quicktime).

Click here...
Posted by dannyn, on Sep 16, 2002 at 10:47 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I haven't tried Premiere 6.5 yet, but I've used... 407 Views / 1 Replies  
I haven't tried Premiere 6.5 yet, but I've used Premiere 4, 5, and 6 for 7 years. For the money, Premiere is a great editing program. Definitely much more powerful and robust that iMovie. iMovie is...
Posted by dannyn, on Sep 16, 2002 at 10:45 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Spire (http://www.spireusa.com/) and Tom Bihn... 1,151 Views / 17 Replies  
Spire (http://www.spireusa.com/) and Tom Bihn (http://www.tombihn.com/) make some great backpacks for Powerbooks. The bags from both companies are very high quality and look great too. Best of all,...
Posted by dannyn, on Sep 15, 2002 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I switched from a dual-800 Powermac to my Ti800,... 440 Views / 4 Replies  
I switched from a dual-800 Powermac to my Ti800, and I haven't looked back. It's so nice having all this portable power. I do a lot of video compositing and 3d animation work. My machine doesn't skip...
Posted by dannyn, on Aug 18, 2002 at 05:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That's the Range Check icon you're seeing. FCP... 406 Views / 2 Replies  
That's the Range Check icon you're seeing. FCP can tell you whether your image is chroma and luma safe or not. Go to "View -> Range Check" to turn it off.
Posted by dannyn, on Aug 17, 2002 at 09:42 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Powerbook great for mobile editing 563 Views / 10 Replies  
I use my Powerbook (DVI, 800MHz) for all of my video editing and animation projects. I've hammered through several 5-minute video projects in the last couple of months without so much as a hiccup....
Posted by dannyn, on Aug 7, 2002 at 03:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
DVI 'book + Cinema Display = bliss! 534 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm currently using a 22" Cinema Display with my DVI Powerbook via Apple's DVI-ADC adapter. It works beautifully. The adapter is huge, but, since it's buried behind my Cinema Display, I don't even...
Posted by dannyn, on Aug 7, 2002 at 03:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The bags from Waterfield Designs (www.sfbags.com)... 1,028 Views / 16 Replies  
The bags from Waterfield Designs (www.sfbags.com) are also really nice. I used to use a medium cargo with a horizontal sleeve. The sleeves provide pretty good protection for your 'book. You can also...
Posted by dannyn, on Aug 6, 2002 at 03:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You might want to try adjusting the color outputs... 313 Views / 2 Replies  
You might want to try adjusting the color outputs on the displays themselves. If your monitors are supported, OSX's Displays preferences panel might allow you to adjust the colors on the monitors (I...
Posted by dannyn, on Aug 5, 2002 at 07:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
timbuk2 bag 1,028 Views / 16 Replies  
I just picked up a Timbuk2 Designs Computer Commuter bag from their online store (http://www.timbuk2.com), and I think it rocks. Even though the sleeve is open top, there's some serious padding...
Posted by dannyn, on Aug 5, 2002 at 07:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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Posted by dannyn, on Jul 13, 2002 at 02:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The Canon ZR series is a very good camera for... 448 Views / 4 Replies  
The Canon ZR series is a very good camera for both beginners and intermediate users. It has just the right number features to get your work done plus a few extras. If you shop around a bit, you can...
Posted by dannyn, on Nov 17, 2001 at 09:23 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Sorry it took so long to respond. Been busy with... 1,560 Views / 70 Replies  
Sorry it took so long to respond. Been busy with freelance work and teaching.

Lego Contraptions was an idea for the next iteration of the Incredible Machine series. Unfortunately, that's...
Posted by dannyn, on Nov 14, 2001 at 07:09 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Just stumbled upon this thread after not looking... 1,560 Views / 70 Replies  
Just stumbled upon this thread after not looking at the forums for a while. Very cool seeing everyone's work.

I offer up my site (http://www.dannyngan.com) for your perusal. Please forgive me...
Posted by dannyn, on Oct 23, 2001 at 04:52 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Pixar has a VHS tape of their first 5 animated... 309 Views / 2 Replies  
Pixar has a VHS tape of their first 5 animated shorts called "Tiny Toy Story". Very good tape. Too bad it's not on DVD. http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/frown.gif

danny

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Posted by dannyn, on May 25, 2001 at 01:40 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Shakey footage will be shakey no matter what you... 448 Views / 8 Replies  
Shakey footage will be shakey no matter what you do to it. Sort of like out-of-focus footage -- it's blurry when you shoot, it'll be blurry when you work with it.

There is one possibility though....
Posted by dannyn, on Feb 11, 2001 at 07:57 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
As un-Mac-like as A:M is, Maya isn't much better.... 361 Views / 9 Replies  
As un-Mac-like as A:M is, Maya isn't much better. Check out the screenshots (http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/WhatWeDo/maya/mac/screenshots.shtml) -- other than color differences, the interface is...
Posted by dannyn, on Feb 10, 2001 at 05:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Animation:Master is a very good 3D animation... 361 Views / 9 Replies  
Animation:Master is a very good 3D animation program. It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, you can produce some nice results (as the gallery pages show). At $300,...
Posted by dannyn, on Feb 10, 2001 at 12:30 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
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