Author Archive: Steve Whatley

Basic 3D layers, lights and Cameras

This is the podcast I did for Terry White’s Creative Suite Podcast, It is all about 3D layers, light and Cameras in After Effects. There is also some information on my upcoming tour The Adobe Maxon Power Integration Tour
which will show how to integrate 3D files from Maxon’s Cinema4D into your workflow. This is a very cool tour and well worth your time. I will be posting video of the tour in small segments so those who don’t make it can see the tour.
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Photoshop CS3 Extended Animation Movie

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Here is a quick look at something cool you can do in Photoshop Extended to create hand drawn animations using the new Video Layers feature.
This was created by Michael Coleman the After Effects Product Manager….a man of many talents.

It is included in the Samples folder of Photoshop CS3 extended.

After Effects 8.0.2 update is ready

The After Effects 8.0.2 update is ready to download. There are some cool fixes in this update, namely native support for import and editing from Panasonic’s P2 format….without transcoding or rewrapping. For all you Leopard fans, it adds support for you as well.

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Quicktime 7.4 – Don’t Upate yet

Wait a while before updating to QT 7.4. It introduces serious incompatibility with After Effects and Premiere Pro. Adobe is working with Apple to resolve the issue and I will post any news soon as I hear something.

I know downloading/renting movies from Itunes is cool, but just wait.

Adobe-Maxon Power Integration Tour 2

I am proud to say we are back on the road again with the Adobe Maxon Power Integration tour…ROUND 2
We missed a few of our favorite cities last year so we are coming to them in 2008. We loved doing this tour and from your feedback, you did too!

This tour is all about Two Powerhouse Packages – One Dynamic Workflow.
The Power Integration Tour demonstrates how you can enjoy increased speed and efficiency in your production pipeline by combining the power of Adobe CS3 Production Premium and MAXON CINEMA 4D. The Adobe/MAXON workflow is the proven choice for top motion design studios worldwide.

Oh…and did I mention $60,000.00 in prizes.

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New Book from Chris and Trish Meyer

Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Fourth Edition is out now and of course is required reading by all and anyone who uses or wants to use After Effects. It covers Essential and Advanced Techniques, including After Effects CS3.

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After Effects and P2

the P2 format is all the buzz lately, and our new support for it in Premiere Pro CS3 begs that question…when in After Effects.

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Shape layers project file

Last post I put up a movie showing shape layers using 3d layers, I got requests for the project file so here you go.

click the link below to download the file.

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Shape Layers updated Movie

sorry it took me so long, felt a re-do was necessary to show shape layers as 3d layers. Hope you like it.

I will post the project if anyone is interested, just let me know.

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New After Effects CS3 Books

2 great new After Effects CS3 books

After Effects Classroom in a Book from AdobePress: 473 pages with a CD with lesson materials and extras. Chapters cover basics and more plus new features, 14 chapters in all. Included is a great chapter on 3D layers, cameras and lights, as well and the new Puppet tools. Let’s not forget, this book is one of the building blocks for taking the Adobe Certified Expert test (ACE) exam.

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