Posts in Category "After Effects"

Passing the torch

No more SDKs for me.
With the completion of the CS3 launch, I’ve moved full-time to my new responsibilities as Engineering Manager for (formerly) Serious Magic products (OnLocation, Ultra and Visual Communicator).

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CS3 SDKs live!

Give them a try.

Such a long, long time…

Sorry, folks. It’s been too long since my last post.
There has been plenty of action on the AE API front, but all if it NDA’d. Now the public preview is up, and you can see for yourselves what the team has been up to.
Okay, back to getting this suite out the door…

Is the opposite of locked down…locked up?

Regardless of the answer to such philosophical questions, I wanted to fully endorse and support Apple’s XCode 2.4.1 as a development environment for After Effects plug-ins.
Apple fixed the issues the After Effects team was having (and which were blocking me from using 2.4, and supporting you folks’ usage of 2.4).
Onward and upward!

Not nearly so locked down

Thanks to the efforts of the folks at Apple, it is now safe for After Effects developers to move to XCode 2.4.


For the (completely hypothetical, you understand) next release of After Effects, we will NOT be moving to XCode 2.4, for a variety of reasons into which I will not publicly go. Suffice it to say: Known Issues™.
Stick with 2.3.

Europe again

Yikes, has it really been a month?
Steve Warner (Director of Engineering for our group) and I just had a fantastic trip back to Stockholm for customer visits, and then to Amsterdam for the IBC trade show. I’m digging out of my inbox now, but I wanted to post to say “Thank You!” to the customers who spent time with us, and to the AE developers who made the IBC show worthwhile.
Sorry folks, didn’t bring a camera or the family; more pictures soon!

SDK Jump-start

Let me know if this helps.
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Niggling issue w/new Mac SDK

So, if you’re developing on a MacIntel machine, and testing with AE 7.0, you’ll need to add “PowerPC” to the architectures to build, in each sample project’s settings.

Updated SDKs available

Release 2 of the AE SDKs are now available:
While there are still some rough edges, XCode 2.3 projects are provided for OS X, as are Visual Studio .NET 2005 projects on Windows.
In compliance with revenue recognition regulations, no new functionality is present in the updated SDKs.
I’ve received some feedback that posting irrelevant personal photos was distracting. I made sure that, in this irrelevant personal photo, I’m at least wearing an AE hat.