Jimmy_W wrote on 6/26/2006, 12:16 PM
Nice indeed!
Yoyodyne wrote on 6/26/2006, 1:06 PM
Oh man - that looks great. Got to check out the demo. Looks a lot like the Trapcode stuff, Shine etc. Does anyone know anything about the company? They are located in Madison, Wisconsin - isn't that where the Vegas team is?
winrockpost wrote on 6/26/2006, 1:10 PM
pretty cool, playin around with the rays on some text,, dont seem to be able to pinpoint the rays on one letter to the next and so on like in shine,,,, course 10 minutes isn't much play time
looks like some good stuff
Spot|DSE wrote on 6/26/2006, 1:32 PM
The company as it were, was an integral part of the Vegas team, and is one of the most brilliant code warriors around. He's also exceptionally well-versed in many compositing tools, including AE, which is likely where the Shine inspiration comes from.
winrockpost wrote on 6/26/2006, 2:34 PM
hope he is still part of the sonic er sony team , the word was kind a tells me he is not.
JJKizak wrote on 6/26/2006, 2:40 PM
He must be as he says that an update will be available for Vegas 7.0.

Marco. wrote on 6/26/2006, 2:48 PM
I did not test myself - just passing a note from an user from our Vegas forum:

When trying to install this plugin at another path than suggested an error message appears "Runtime Error in Module C++ " and it will crash Vegas. Seems like you can't even restart Vegas then. Reinstalling into the suggested path will enable you to start Vegas but then - when trying to apply Radiation - again it crashes Vegas.

Spot|DSE wrote on 6/26/2006, 2:50 PM
Be sure you've got .Net 1.1 installed.
Marco. wrote on 6/26/2006, 3:04 PM
Thanks! I'll pass that info along.
Think you mean that .NET 1.1 must be installed solely as on my own system I have both 1.1 and 2.0 installed and the plug demo works fine.

Spot|DSE wrote on 6/26/2006, 3:33 PM
>net 2.0 should work just fine too, but point is, they might be running an older Vegas and don't have .Net installed. You need .Net in order for the plug to function.
Marco. wrote on 6/26/2006, 3:55 PM
In this case I'm sure this wasn't the cause. The person who reported the bug surely has Vegas 6.0d and so either .NET 1.1 or 2.0 - if not both - installed on his system.

By the way ... ;-)
After I downloaded and viewed the Sample Projects given to that plugin in addition to testing the demo I'm really fascinated. Quality and flexibility of the plugin functions are just great.

Richard Kim wrote on 6/26/2006, 4:01 PM
Thanks Marco bringing up this issue. I have confirmed that there is a bug in the installer with respect to using a custom installation path. It's also possibly affecting non-english versions of windows. I'll try to have an updated installer by later tonight or tomorrow at the latest. In the meantime, please install to the default location or check back later for an update.

thank you,

Richard Kim
Marco. wrote on 6/26/2006, 4:04 PM
Thanks for the quick response! (And - yes - actually we have german PC setups here.)

winrockpost wrote on 6/26/2006, 4:06 PM
Mr. Kim , can you isolate the "shine" effect on just one part of the video,, then keyuframe , such as text , start on t and move through each letter ?
Richard Kim wrote on 6/26/2006, 4:13 PM
You can just call me Richard :)

If I'm understanding you correctly, yes. If you look at either the flare.veg example or reveal.veg (both under the Rays folder in the sample projects .zip archive from the downloads page), you should be able to figure out how it's done. The key point is the Mask tab and the use of the Bar mask. I'll come back with more detailed info later. I really need to fix the installer right now. :)

Jøran Toresen wrote on 6/26/2006, 4:14 PM
Richard Kim (velvetmatter)

Two questions:

1. Is it possible for you to offer an introductory discount, like NewBlueFX does for its video effects for Vegas?
2. Do you have plans for other effects and / or transitions for Vegas?

Joran (Norway)
Marco. wrote on 6/26/2006, 4:16 PM
You might take a look at the Sample Projects offered for download. There is a Vegas Project called "Flare" (it's in the rays folder). I think it demonstrates what you are looking for. The FX parameters include a masking function which is used to do it (keyframed).


Oops, sorry, I was bit to slow with my answer ... ;-)

Yoyodyne wrote on 6/26/2006, 4:27 PM
Richard - just got done playing with this plug-in - This thing friggin rocks! Great job! It must be mine - please tell me you have a bunch more stuff coming. Also a tutorial or two would be great, I've been working primarily by reverse engineering the sample VEG's.

Thanks again and good to see you here on the forums!

Richard Kim wrote on 6/26/2006, 6:03 PM
Hey Marco,

Could you or anyone you know who were having problems with Radiance (on German or French versions of Windows) get in touch with me? I have a fix, but it would be great if I could test it on other machines before I released the fix. I would be very grateful (possibly in the form of free serial numbers for the first few to get in touch :) )


jrazz wrote on 6/26/2006, 6:42 PM
Man! If only the download didn't work on my system then I could get a free serial number too!

What else could I do to get a free serial number? Richard, you should start a weekly raffle- just a suggestion :)

Seriously though, this is definitely a great looing plugin and it looks to be worth the price... I just wish that I could figure it out- looking foward to the help file.
j razz
vitalforce wrote on 6/26/2006, 7:36 PM
The light rays shining down through a church window is what I had in mind for a DV film where two characters sit on a window seat in a darkened room, about to kiss.

Would the light rays pass in front of the characters, I assume? No way to make their darker silhouettes 'break' the rays?
malowz wrote on 6/27/2006, 12:28 AM
ow no...

Sony Vegas 6.0
Version 6.0d (Build 210)
Exception 0xC0000005 (access violation) READ:0x0 IP:0x2326AA8
In Module 'Radiance.dll' at Address 0x2320000 + 0x6AA8

i can't get to work... .net is updated. tried even .net 3
dhill wrote on 6/27/2006, 1:46 AM
wow these are great. I bought it today. I just played with the efx for a few minutes, but all seems as though it's working fine here. I just tested all the efx to make sure they were working. Nice work. :o) I also would like to see some kind of downloadable instructional examples of how to get the most out of it. Thanks for the great work. Derek
busterkeaton wrote on 6/27/2006, 2:12 AM
Wow the amount of controls on these is very impressive.

Three things I would like to see so far.

1. I would like a preset similar to what Sony calls Reset to None, that is, no effect is applied. It's not apparent on first glance what you need to do to turn the effect off.

2. The ability to position the effect in two-dimension space, for something like light rays. The sliders for X-position and Y-position don't work the way my eyes/brain do.

3. The UI for the little diamond controls for "effect only" and "reduce flicker" is way too subtle. You actually have to move your mouse to see if the control is toggled on or off.