Thursday, February 23, 2012

Logitech mouse problem using Maya

Every year or so I reinstall windows on my work rig. It takes about 4 hours out of my day, but in the end I've got a machine that runs just as fast as the day I bought it. The only problem with that is you've got to remember to back up EVERYTHING. not just your working files, but also your itunes folder, that contains all your playlists, album art, and everything else that makes your itunes run smooth and silky. I used to run into the same problem with bookmarks, but now with Xmarks there is no problem with that at all. The only other thing that I've had a problem with is my Logtiech mouse and Maya.

I've been using Maya since 1998. Longer than most people on the internet have been alive. I have mixed emotions about admitting that. Regardless...I also really like logitech mice. I think they make a good product and I rarely have problems with them. That being said - when it comes to Maya, there is a consistent problem in that holding down ALT and the middle mouse button should all you to pan across your screen. But the default mouse settings don't allow you to do that.

Usually this takes me about 2-3 days to figure out because I fix the problem and forget to write it down. NOT ANY MORE!!

here is the solution.

in your window home button, search for mouse. This should bring up the logitech setpoint settings. under button 3 the default is set to zoom. Select other, then press the select function button. From the drop down, select Generic button. THAT'S IT!! problem solved.

You're very welcome future self.

- Jeremy

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dreadnaught Digital

On March 14, 2011 I went legit and began working under the name Dreadnaught Digital. Which, of course, you already know if you're reading this because you're on the website (I just like reading the name in print).

I'll be updating the blog more and more as the website takes shape. Talking about new projects, giving some behind-the-scenes videos about cool new software and hardware we'll be using. And hopefully....just maybe...we'll grow and learn together. **cue rainbow and cartoon animals dancing**

- Jeremy

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

VFX for a music video? Don't mind if I do.

Hello Mom!

That kind of funny cause my Mom doesn't even read my blog. In fact I have no subscribers right now. If a tree falls in the Forrest etc etc...anyway. My good friend Doug Cook contact me to do some more vfx work for his ever expanding catalogue of excellent music videos. Check out the video HERE.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Music Video News

A friend and fellow film maker Doug Cook recently directed a music video for a Heavy Metal group called Divinity. The Song is called "Lay in the Bed You've Made". I did most of the VFX for the music video. Check it out here:


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great Inspiration

If you've never been to NO FAT CLIPS! you really need to check it out. A very simple looking blog with a great mandate - Music videos, short movies, and other kinds of short visual entertainment.

But what really makes this site stand out is the quality of their content. Everything I see on that site is fantastic. Give it a go, I'm sure you'll bookmark it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ming Film Fest

My film "What Goes Around" screened twice yesterday @ Ming on 17th ave. I've been there before and didn't really know what to expect when it comes to hosting a film festival. The Venue is small and intimate with a Chinese/Communist/Red theme and not a ton of open space. I had about 20 friends show up and cheer the film on. The food was tasty and I was drinking Kilkenny which always goes down nicely.

The judging for the films happens on September 11th. We'll see how I do!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My first film (What Goes Around) is screening this Sunday

My short film What Goes Around is screening at Ming this Sunday @ 7pm. It's a peoples choice type of festival so I would really appreciate you all coming out to cheer it on.