Rakesh Malik

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  1. The tutorial series on SGO's YouTube channel are quite good. Mistika does have a steeper learning curve than Scratch and also IMO Resolve. It's easier to get a project conformed and working in both than in Mistika for a newbie, mainly because Mistika's UI is rather unconventional. Once you're done with that and actually working with the color corrector, then things look nicer. I'm getting spoiled by being able to just add layers in a color corrector and also being able to use that color corrector as a node in a composite. Being able to pull a key with the color corrector and then output that as an alpha channel makes for much more compact node trees than in Fusion. I can Maynard key with 10 nodes instead of 30.
  2. Yes, he mentioned that while I was chatting with him after the press conference.
  3. Eating into Adobe's market is pretty much inevitable. You might be able to get your wish there -- Grant mentioned that BMD is looking into offering other smaller versions, possibly including one that's just the jog knob section of the keyboard.
  4. Cinema4D is HUGE in mograph -- partly due to being far easier to use than most of its competition, but also just because Maxon's been very good with things like support and stability. The Mograph module is excellent -- useful for more than mograph. A lot more. It's also pretty big in matte painting. Houdini is a LOT easier to learn than its reputation would imply though, because SideFX has been working on making it more user friendly over the last few years as well as improving its underlying technology. For ease of use Cinema4D still rules the roost though.
  5. I started working with Mistika Boutique and I'm so far very impressed overall. SGO is definitely working toward making it more accessible to people not already familiar with it. Just to prevent disappointment though, the Black Magic support isn't in there yet, it's planned for the next release (I think it's for 8.8.2), and 8.8.1 is now in open beta. I'm using it with an AJA video I/O that I snagged a great deal on, and I also have a Black Magic Mini-Monitor that I use for Resolve. But I'm planning to transition to Mistika as my primary color + finishing solution since the more familiar I get with Mistika, the nicer I'm finding it. That said, there are some awkward UI quirks that are a bit off-putting to those not familiar with it that are legacies of the turnkey system. SGO is working on smoothing that stuff out, and is actively soliciting feedback on it.
  6. Especially if the affordable pricing included a Windows option... that would make things VERY interesting. I think it's definite that BMD will have some Fusion updates to show off, but I have a feeling that it's going to retain the pipelined approach rather than the pretty much transparent integration that applications like Mistika and Scratch have.
  7. Thanks for sharing! We don't often see articles about how established professionals became established, and I think it's important for newcomers to freelancing to understand how important it is to build relationships.
  8. And perfect timing too, since I have a couple of films to color grade soon and I'm also going to get a 1080Ti add to my computer shortly.