Posts in Category "After Effects"

Know your audience

It’s tough to “aim” the After Effects SDK; it could be used for so many different things.
One could learn the rudiments of C or C++ based image processing, just fiddling around with the samples. One could learn about workflow automation just reading through the headers (AE_GeneralPlug.h would make most integration engineers’ mouths water).
The SDK Guide could be a reference manual, a cookbook, a tutorial…
What do YOU hope to get out of the next After Effects SDK? Besides the XCode and .NET 2005 samples, I mean?

Hand-waving speculation

Wouldn’t an AEGP project diff tool be slick?

Back from Europe, back from NAB…

Amsterdam and Stockholm were fabulous. Thanks to Jens, Nils & Peder for their offers of hospitality and assistance around Stockholm. I could visit Stockholm at one end of my IBC trip; let me know if you’d like to meet. I know this place that serves awesome reindeer…
My prediction of new SDKs containing XCode and .NET 2005 samples was overly-optimistic; the Jell-O is still setting. I’ll let everyone know when they’re up.
I quite enjoyed this year’s NAB (my 9th); very pleasant this year. Adobe’s booth looked wonderful, standing room only. The Plug-in Pavilion had traffic and the Adobe-adjacent position seemed ideal. Over the next month or so, I plan to meet with multiple Adobe VPs to discuss improvements to how we work with developers.
Your input is appreciated.

And now, the content that made me flag this with the “irrelevant” topic:
Me, looking thoughtful (and furry):

User-to-User forum

So, there’s a U2U forum for AE plug-in developers. Cool!
Haven’t yet figured out a way to block the use of graphical emoticon substitution in postings.

Advice from people smarter than me

For a better understanding of why you should update your effects to be 32bpc (and, of necessity, adopt the new-fangled SmartFX API messaging), read this bit about After Effects 7.0 and the possibilities for 32-bit color fun.