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  1. Todd is probably reading right now.
  2. @pixel_pimp Maybe you missed the point of the plugin, or perhaps your extent of using After Effects doesn't warrant its use. We are and have been in the mograph industry for quite a while now, and this plugin came out of own need. Just the other day, I needed some fire footage for a composite I was working on. I had to stop down on what I was doing, walk over to where we keep our stock library, flip through dvd's, walk back to my computer, load the dvd, wait until the dvd spins up, preview the files, copy the ones over I think I need, import them into After Effects, and put them into my comp, all while hoping I have chosen the right files for the job. If you don't see the advantage of our plugin, maybe it's not for you.
  3. Thanks for the feedback SFBurning. Regarding where downloads go, we will make it so that you can determine the path of your downloads from within the plugin. Also, regarding bandwidth, we were worried about this and were thinking about plans that Vimeo users would be familiar with. This is only if we decide to release the plugin not as a marketplace. I agree no one wants to pay to shop.
  4. Wow. I knew you guys were brutal on here, but wowza. All kidding aside, please and let us know what you think. (sorry for Youtube) Basics: The basic idea behind the plugin was to create a "Dropbox for After Effects" that allows you to upload, store, and share your stock files. It'll prevent you from having to load up your stock dvds all the time, and it'll allow you to preview files right inside of After Effects, cutting out the guessing game. Uploading: You'll be able to upload your files both directly through After Effects and through the website/ftp. We also want to add the ability to tag your uploads inside of After Effects, hopefully cutting out the web all together. Browsing/Searching: Currently the browse and search functions are pretty elementary, but we're wanting to add more sorting functionality. For example, sort by date, rating, user, etc. Ratings: We decided to add in a rating system to weed out the less desirable files. If a file receives enough bad ratings, it'll be pulled all together. Downloading: When you find the file you want and click download, the download process will happen in the background allowing you to continue working. When the download is finished, the high res file will be imported and automatically replace the layer containing the plug-in. We are also thinking of a batch download. This will allow the user to download multiple files both from a single layer, or from multiple layers across the project containing the plugin. Crossroads: We are currently at a crossroads. One idea for the plugin is to turn it in to a market place. Users upload their files. Other users download and use them for a fixed price. If this is the case, the plugin would obviously be free, and we'd pay ourselves with a small % of every sell. The second idea, and my favorite, is to create an open community for the plugin. Basically, we'd charge a flat price for the plugin, and users would upload and store their stock files. If they own the rights to the files and would like to share them, they could open them up to rest of the members to use. That's it. Sorry it's no "make it awesome." We'd love to hear your feedback. We're expecting 90% of comments to be condescending, but it's all good. We have tough skin. Thanks guys. *NOTE: everything is still a work in progress. We just wanted to share what we have to see what people thought.
  5. Please and let us know what you think. (sorry for Youtube) Basics: The basic idea behind the plugin was to create a "Dropbox for After Effects" that allows you to upload, store, and share your stock files. It'll prevent you from having to load up your stock dvds all the time, and it'll allow you to preview files right inside of After Effects, cutting out the guessing game. Uploading: You'll be able to upload your files both directly through After Effects and through the website/ftp. We also want to add the ability to tag your uploads inside of After Effects, hopefully cutting out the web all together. Browsing/Searching: Currently the browse and search functions are pretty elementary, but we're wanting to add more sorting functionality. For example, sort by date, rating, user, etc. Ratings: We decided to add in a rating system to weed out the less desirable files. If a file receives enough bad ratings, it'll be pulled all together. Downloading: When you find the file you want and click download, the download process will happen in the background allowing you to continue working. When the download is finished, the high res file will be imported and automatically replace the layer containing the plug-in. We are also thinking of a batch download. This will allow the user to download multiple files both from a single layer, or from multiple layers across the project containing the plugin. Crossroads: We are currently at a crossroads. One idea for the plugin is to turn it in to a market place. Users upload their files. Other users download and use them for a fixed price. If this is the case, the plugin would obviously be free, and we'd pay ourselves with a small % of every sell. The second idea, and my favorite, is to create an open community for the plugin. Basically, we'd charge a flat price for the plugin, and users would upload and store their stock files. If they own the rights to the files and would like to share them, they could open them up to rest of the members to use. That's it. Sorry it's no "make it awesome." We'd love to hear your feedback. We're expecting 90% of comments to be condescending, but it's all good. We have tough skin. Thanks guys. *NOTE: everything is still a work in progress. We just wanted to share what we have to see what people thought.
  6. Moved it to the top for greater visibility.
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