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.

Bio: Who is this guy?Joined Adobe in 2000 as a Systems Engineer for Adobe Dynamic Media, that means Creative Suite CS3 Production Premium, ie Premiere Pro, After Effects, Sound booth (Audition too) Encore, Photoshop and Illustrator. My job at Adobe as a Field Techincal Resource takes me all over the US showing our CS3 apps and visiting Adobe Customers (You)What I’ve done: Does this guy really know what he is talking about.Yes, I’ve been around the block a few times, ok, maybe more than a few. But for those interested, I started as a fine artist, moved to Airbrush illustration also doing photo-retouch (before Photoshop) combining that with 20 years in the graphic design industry, a bit on the web side and finally finding my home in the 2D/3D world doing After Effects work since version 3, and on the 3D side starting with Strata Studio, Infini-D, Electric Image, Power Animator and Maya. My new favorite is Maxon’s Cinema 4D.And yes, I still have my original COSA dongle.So…to the point, and keep in mind these are my personal views….not Adobe’sSo here is the plan, and what I plan to blog about in the future.1. Where I’ve been – seen that you may find interesting2. AE 3D Layers, Cameras, Lights, 3D channel effects filters (old but still valuable)3. 3D Software Integration with C4D, Maya and other formats4. Plugins for AE5. Some tutorials as wellSo, stay tuned for more…and if you like it…Pass it on.