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MySQL-python

OS X 10.6.8 assuming you have python setuptools installed: -add your mysql_config to the path: brian$ PATH=”${PATH}:/usr/local/mysql/bin” brian$ easy_install MySQL-python     or grab the latest  MySQL-python from edit the site.cfg: static = True      

Hiero network scripts notes

—Setting up shared network path for Hiero— set the following environment variable: HIERO_PLUGIN_PATH=/Volumes/VFX/MISC/hieroscripts ######FOLDER STRUCTURE###### hieroscripts        Python                TaskPresets                        Processors                                hiero.exporters.FnShotProcessor.ShotProcessor                                        __Preset__Exporter.xml Templates         baseProject.hrox ######FOLDER STRUCTURE###### * the baseProject.hrox will load when you create a base project. * if you create a new exporter inside Hiero, it will need to be manually copied to the network location. Currently Hiero won’t work out of that network folder, so you’ll need to copy over the ___Preset_Exporter.xml file from $HOME/.hiero/TaskPresets/Processors/hiero.exporters.FnShotProcessor.ShotProcessor/ to the network location for it to be picked up.      

lens flares & sapphire chroma warp

(from flame-news) …I normally end up doing some softening to the flares (& rays). Adding a downstream Sapphire chroma warp through the matte of the flares sometimes helps marry them with the BG plate & give a little nice optical distortion through them. To be honest, I for one always rendered lensflares at lower res and comps them on top of the full res comp. I felt they look way to sharp. Maybe that just me