June 10, 2009

Roll your own After Effects plug-ins, sans coding

I’m always intrigued by visual tools that let non-coders assemble their own filter effects.

If this sort of thing is up your alley & if you use After Effects, check out Effect Builder AE. It’s “a development kit for building Adobe After Effects plug-ins from Quartz Compositions on Mac OS X. With Effect Builder AE and Quartz Composer, you can quickly create your own effects like generators, filters, and transitions without programming knowledge.” [Via]


  • Filter Forge is a Photoshop plug-in used for creating your own filters.
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Wednesday Photography: Memescenery & more

  • The world without us:
    • Danish decor of the 70s as seen through, um… cinema. (It’s all well cropped, safe for work.)
    • Memescenery: Andy Baio says, “I had this silly idea to isolate the backgrounds from famous Internet memes, removing all the subjects from every photo or video.”
    • Richard Perry’s Made in NYC project deliberately omits people, finding “little bits of elegance and beauty in the objects themselves.” [Via]
  • Bespoke objects:
    • One can now order custom sonogram cufflinks. You know, I’d kind of like to buy things like this off the rack. Walking through a mall once, I was tempted to buy a t-shirt featuring a little girl (who clearly couldn’t be mine) with the caption “Daddy’s Favorite.” I knew people would fail to know I was kidding, though. [Via]
    • You can similarly order Photo Shower Curtains. Noting the price ($149-199), Bryan Hughes remarked, “Someone’s cleaning up…and it isn’t the person in the shower ;-).” [Via]
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