Archive for May, 2007

Worthy Upcoming Tour

A few months ago I approached the Maxon Cinema 4D folks with an idea to create a tour showing the powerful the integration between After Effects CS3 and C4D. If you use 3D software now or are interested in learning about both applications, you won’t want to miss it. It is called the ADOBE-MAXON POWER INTEGRATION TOUR.

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Paint/Clone on Movies in Photoshop Tip

Well, can I say that after years of prodding the Photoshop team for more video features, they really pulled it off this time. They always surprise us every release with new features, but there are some extra special ones in PS Extended in CS3, and one of them is opening a movie or sequence in Photoshop. The feedback on this at NAB in the booth was overwhelming….”Holy S–T, are you kidding me?” was the normal response when I demo’d it. I had a chance to speak with John Nack (has a great blog) and the 2 engineers who pioneered this new feature at NAB this April and after sharing your collective responses to them they, to say the least, grinned like proud parents…..and rightly so! After Effects has great Paint and Clone capabilities, but always wanting more, especially in the film business having all of the PS tools available opens up new territories.

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Welcome and a few thoughts

Welcome to Steve Whatley’s After Effects Cookbook Blog. If you love After Effects like I do, you are in the right place. My idea here is to pass on, After Effects (AE) cool stuff with a focus on the 3D side of AE, integration with 3D applications, 3rd party plugins and WORKFLOW. If you are all about motion graphics and effects you can’t go wrong here.

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