May 30, 2012

Updates: 'Creating 3D Text in After Effects'

The survey of methods roundup was updated to CS6 for PVC.

Here's tutorials on exporting 3D renders from the Photoshop CS6 timeline from Tip Squirrel and Genius DV:

May 29, 2012

Recently in After Effects

There’s another summary of recent news on #AfterEffects at PVC — with more on CS6 and updates, raytracing (or not), hardware requirements, integrating muzzle flashes, looks, assorted tutorials, and plug-ins old and new.

Here's an impressive scene done in AE by Stu Maschwitz; be sure to read his Ray Tracing in After Effects CS6 too:

May 15, 2012

CS6 Production Premium Road Shows

Adobe is taking Creative Suite 6 Production Premium demos on the road. Registration is open for these training dates & locations:
  • June 5 - New York, NY
  • June 7 - Orlando, FL 
  • June 11 - Washington, D.C. 
  • June 14 - Atlanta, GA 
  • June 19 - Dallas, TX 
  • June 21 - Chicago, IL 
  • June 26 - San Francisco, CA 
  • June 30 - Los Angeles, CA 
There's hardware and software partner demos and usually prizes too. Space may be limited, so reserve your seat today.

May 8, 2012

Another week in After Effects PVC collects AE news on CS6, assorted tutorials, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.

Just released today is fxguidetv #145: AE and Adobe CS6, which has a bunch of new details from the AE team on recent tech.

May 4, 2012

Jacob’s Ladder, Brazil, Donnie Darko: same idea?

Several popular films seem to share a common influence, in a certain way at least. Cineleet uses plot *spoilers* to explain how Carnival of Souls, Jacob’s Ladder, Brazil, Donnie Darko, Stay, and other Films were Inspired by 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge', a short story by Ambrose Bierce originally printed in William Randolph Hearst's The San Francisco Examiner in 1890.

The Wikipedia entry for the story lists other more direct and indirect adaptations, including one from Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The adaptation below by director Robert Enrico won the 1963 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short, and appeared as one of the last episodes of The Twilight Zone in 1964.