Tag Archive | After Effects

2018 ain’t coming yet

Just a quick follow-up on my article from one month ago (Wow, these days I only post about once a month. how times have changed!): Sad as it is, stay away from Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 products for the time being. Just when you think things can’t get worse, Adobe proves that they can up […]

Another Year, another Mess…

I’m fast running out of post titles to describe my frustration with After Effects and its current development direction, having ranted and bitched about it for years now, but every time I think things will get better, another bit of depressing news arrives. Like so many times already, the pre-announcement announcement for the latest CC […]

Atomic Lens Distortions

With the advent of action cams and cheap “VR” lenses (yes, the ironic/ sarcastic use of quotation marks is fully intended) the problem of lens distortions is more prevalent than ever. Personally I’ve never been too much a fan of people ironing out every bit of lens curvature on their video and photos because, you […]

Going Fu-Fu-Fucking Fusion?

Best news of this year’s SIGGRAPH so far: Fusion is going 9 and they’ve lowered the price to a ridiculous level that even I might be able to afford the Studio version despite living off charity. With this there’s barely any excuse left to not take the plunge, considering that you get pretty much all […]

Your not so annual Particular

Trapcode‘s Particular, or as I lately have been calling it Tadpole Testicular¬†*lol* is an odd tool in terms of its development. I loved the original version back then in 2004 and I loved v2 just as much, but powerful as it may be, this plug-in is one of those tools that didn’t evolve as quickly […]

It’s NAB, it’s AE, it’s ridiculous

By now I guess we should have gotten used to it, but regardless of my declared half-retreat from all this stuff it still pains me every time Adobe keep churning out these unmotivated updates for After Effects. Predictably the latest one is coinciding with NAB like every year and well, it’s just the same mess. […]

Atomic Aspect Ratios

Doing my random rounds on ze web I stumbled across this neat little plug-in. Free stuff is always something you can never have enough of, so it’s certainly worth giving it a shot. I’m not sure if I ever had much practical use for this sort of thing, but I like that this isn’t just […]