I read this news with sadness today.
Rarely do people and organizations function so well as “multipliers” — those who raise others around them to new levels. The Orphanage is one such place. So I’d like to take a moment to say thanks to everyone who has worked at the Orphanage over the past decade. You are a positive influence on the After Effects team at Adobe. There’s more than a little bit of your blood, sweat and tears in After Effects today.
The Orphanage might shuffle off this mortal coil, but you can’t kill the ideas and skills it has unleashed upon the world. I can’t wait to see what becomes of the new orphans.