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  • Ryan Mckenna

    June 2, 2005 at 1:07 pm

    Alright… I’m out of the closet, I too am a Lurker. I visit this board several times a week and post nothing…, But will lift my silence to lock arms with my brothers and stand in front of the train. I run Commotion, hard.. constantly, for roto and paint, I even needed to use it 3 times last week to transcode quicktimes from the Flame that were crashing every other QTbased app including the finder!, Commotion was my last resource and the little guy came of the bench and saved my ass again. We probly all treat Commotion alot like we treat this forum we take both for granted, We may all be using AE 6.point whatever or sillouette or motion, day in and day out, but every once in a while we get a Clip and where like… COMOTION! for any number of reasons its the only app that’ll do the job, Just like this Forum is the only one that will answer our questions, this Forum is priceless for the archive alone and also for the profiles of the Few that have been man enough all these years To keep posting, Like
    Matt Silverman, J. Bills, and Chawla who amoung others seem like amazing resources and also make the archives worth reading.

    So with all this forum killing buisness instead of smoking out every roto based app’s forum could you not just combine a few? and have a roto forum, Sorry Commotion dudes if this is a dumb idea, I just cant really imagine many peeps are posting on the curios board either, and im sure some roto based questions in the AE forum would be better answered here. I know the structure of this whole site is App based but the best thing about roto and paint is its more about using the right Club for the job or the perfect Arrow in your quiver or a number of other painfull analogies, bottom line.. You use what you need to. So to have a place where one could get guidance as to picking that tool and how to use it might just be an OK idea.

    sorry for lurking

  • Ron Lindeboom

    June 2, 2005 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Matt,

    What I meant when I said “likely” this forum will be turned off is that it is highly likely that as system software updates make it tougher and tougher to use Commotion, there will get to be less and less traffic here. One day, there will be none.

    One of the MAIN reasons that we have kept this forum alive is that we know what you personally, have put into it, Matt. We also know that Pinnacle isn’t supporting it and that’s another reason.

    But when J Bills made a big deal out of turning off a dead forum that has a perfectly live forum going elsewhere, I guess I should have been more careful in my wording that I said to him.

    We know that one day this forum will disappear but it’s not going to happen now and likely won’t until the day that the last one out turns out the lights.

    Hell, we haven’t turned off Curious gFx either and it’s pretty dead. But the users have nowhere else to go…

    Silhouette Roto was another topic altogether. There was simply no point to keeping that forum going.

    Best always, Matt.

    Ron Lindeboom

  • Joslyn

    June 3, 2005 at 5:52 am

    well, i am just getting my feet wet w/ commotion…all i have are matt’s commotion complete discs and this forum…so yes, please keep this forum! maybe scott squires can purchase his software back from avid? 😉

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