Posts in Category "After Effects"
Frequent contributor to the Pixel Bender forums, Royi Avital, has released a new set of After Effects and Photoshop plug-ins written with Pixel Bender under the name Flixel Plugins. The first three are now available on aescripts.com
ApexVJ is a really beautiful Flash-based music visualizer that uses Pixel Bender
Simo Santavirta, the creator, wrote an article on his blog about it.
UPDATE 12.17.2010! We’ve resolved the bug and posted a new build. Please download this new build and use at will!
UPDATE 12.13.2010! It looks like the problem we discovered is Mac-only. We now have a repro case and are working on a new build. Please reply to this post if you’ve seen any issues with parameters not appearing on Windows machines (we can’t repro that case). If you are running on a mac, please skip this build and we’ll post another ASAP.
UPDATE 12.11.2010! It looks like something went wrong in the staging and the wrong version was posted. Please hold off installing for now.
The newest version of the Pixel Bender Toolkit, 2.5 is now available for download from the Pixel Bender Technology Center or as an update if you installed it as part of the Creative Suite or After Effects or Flash Pro.
This new version includes some bug fixes and a new graphical editor for creating Pixel Bender graphs for Photoshop or After Effects.
One thing to be careful on, if you currently have version 2.1 of the Pixel Bender Toolkit installed, you need to follow some instructions in the release notes before installing version 2.5
Happy Pixel Bending!
Yes, first I am going to flog my MAX Bring-your-own-laptop lab again…
Intermediate Pixel Bender: Pixels and Beyond
Attend this lab for an introduction to topics like optimizing your Adobe Pixel Bender and ActionScript code; using ShaderJobs to process data asynchronously; using Pixel Bender to process audio and other non-image data efficiently in your Flash movies; taking advantage of Pixel Bender parameter metadata; and new Pixel Bender APIs in Flex 4. We’ll also give you a look under the hood regarding how the Pixel Bender runtime works in Adobe Flash Player 10.
Wednesday, October, 27th, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Now on to the links!
Francois Tarlier is back with another in his series of useful Pixel Bender filters for After Effects, this time he has a tool to help you identify pixels in your footage that are too light or dark, ft-Brightness Check. He also has some other very useful Pixel Bender filters for After Effects for sale on aescripts.
AndrewYY has also posted a nice set of Pixel Bender utility plug-ins for After Effects on the loops.net forums
Satya Meka has posted a new Pixel Bender filter for AE called “Dot Pixels” also on aescripts, which looks really fun.
In the some-of-the-older-stuff-I-missed-previously department…
Mike A from Made by Pi posted an update to his Blend Modes library for Flash.
I just came across this great Page Turn Pixel Bender filter for Flash (with Source!) from Thomas Vian.
Thanks again, and REGISTER FOR MY LAB!
With all my travel and prepping for travel, I’ve let my new tradition fall by the wayside a bit. Catching up…
This morning (West coast time), Ralph Hauwert posted a clip of a cool plasma generator written in Pixel Bender and rendered in After Effects:
Also, I finally got a chance to watch the video of Ralph’s talk at FFK which was filmed in April in Cologne (another excellent conference). A great talk with some nice Pixel Bender goodness:
Simo Santavirta posted some images from his Pixel Bender Ray Tracing experiments.
He also posted some trickiness with #defines to help do fixed-length loops when targeting your Pixel Bender kernels for Flash. Believe me, loops are on the agenda for Flash. We feel your pain. (Literally!)
Francois Tarlier posted some new useful Pixel Bender-based filters for After Effects. This one, his filmic look plug-in, is really nice.
You can find that plug-in here.
Takayuki Fukatsu created a nice painting app using Pixel Bender, Flashpaint.
Flashpaint from Takayuki Fukatsu
Henrique Vilela posted two new real-time Flash-based filters.
Andre Cavallari posted a new tutorial on creating Pixel Bender filters.
Lots more to catch up on, but this is all for now. Thanks!
There was a lot of work on Pixel Bender, under the hood, for CS5. One of the main things that you’ll see in your CS5 apps is significant performance improvements when running Pixel Bender on the CPU. We partnered with Intel to drastically improve our X86 and X64 Pixel Bender performance on Windows and Mac. We also did significant amounts of work ourselves to improve our threading and Pixel Bender jitting. This means much faster Pixel Bender renders in After Effects, Photoshop and the Pixel Bender Toolkit in CPU-mode.
For Flash developers, the Pixel Bender Toolkit now includes a live Flash preview so that you can see EXACTLY what your image processing filters or blends will look like in the player. We’ve also added many of the top feature requests from the community.
There were a ton of other tweaks we did that you won’t notice (except in increased performance or stability) in many of Adobe’s other applications. It is just one more way that we think that CS5 is the most outstanding collection of Adobe apps ever!
I can’t keep up with the community! As with the previous posts, there is no particular rhyme or reason, these are just things open up in tabs in my browser right now…
Slender Pixel Bender by Taras Novak
A great take on a Pixel Bender filter explorer showing you all the metadata and a preview image.
SmartAA – reconstruct anti aliasing with
Pixel Bender by Jan-C. Frischmuth (the same person who did Real-time Screen Space Ambient Occlusion with Pixel Bender and After Effects) A lot of cool Pixel Bender experiments happening on this blog, definitely worth checking out.
AS3 PixelBender and Neuro Science experimentation by Bartek
I love seeing experiments using Pixel Bender to do simulation in the player.
Using Pixel Bender for Math in Flash/FLEX by Rob Skelly
Nice article on off-loading math computation to Pixel Bender.
Pixel Bender Disco by Jozef Chúťka
Really trippy real-time visuals created with multiple Pixel Bender filters.
PixelBender Raytracer & Milkyball by Ralph Hauwert
Ralph is at it again, doing some really amazing things combining his knowledge of 3D with the capabilities of Pixel Bender. When I showed this to the Flash team, they were blown away.
Pixel Bender has been living on Adobe labs since it was first introduced at MAX 2007. Since CS4 and Flash Player 10 though it has joined the ranks of “real” Adobe technologies.
We’ve finally created “official” areas for Pixel Bender in the Adobe Developer Connection and Adobe Cookbook sites. We’ve also moved the Pixel Bender forum out of the labs forums area and into the main Adobe forums site. These join the Pixel Bender exchange as great resources for Pixel Bender developers.
This is now the main page for the Pixel Bender technology. Currently it features information on learning Pixel Bender and links to tutorial videos, references, the latest official downloads and more.
Looking for a place to post useful Actionscript or Pixel Bender code, or find code from other folks? This is the new place. You can also request recipes from the community.
The Pixel Bender Exchange has also been around for a while and is THE place to post your Pixel Bender filters or browse filters created by other developers.
The Pixel Bender area on labs isn’t gone. Watch that space for future public betas or pre-releases.