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In Topic: Long Overdue

20 April 2015 - 04:28 PM

Personally, I didn't find the basketball stuff quite so awful, and I barely noticed that it was splats for mattes.  Plexus light trails struck me as a more cliched.  Maybe my taste is off the mark, but a second opinion can be helpful so thought I'd mention it.

In Topic: what's coming in the next version of After Effects

10 April 2015 - 05:47 PM

Cool, it all sounds really positive.

In Topic: what's coming in the next version of After Effects

10 April 2015 - 05:13 PM

Will there be any changes now or in the future to the responsiveness and capability of Script UI panels? The scripting community is such a great resource, there's so much inventiveness and niche-filling there that it's a become a really significant 'long tail' than extends After Effects' functionality in so many directions.  With these expression calculation improvements, it sounds like a lot of groundwork is being laid that could potentially increase the scope of what scripts can do.  I would love to see that happen.

In Topic: what's coming in the next version of After Effects

09 April 2015 - 03:53 PM

Preview improvements look great.  So all Previews are now single-threaded, or what? Kind of makes the base Mac Pro look a lot more appealing than the top model if so!


Character animator still looks like a tool for the bottom end of the quality scale, but perhaps there's more to it than meets the eye.  If you can expose the events as keyframes without baking every frame, making it a viable way to begin something that can be refined by hand, it'll gain more traction.

In Topic: Best platform/cms for a portfolio website?

30 March 2015 - 05:38 PM

Just thought I'd give my 2 cents:


Used to use Drupal, made a couple of sites quickly in Wordpress, customised a Cargo template last year and recently tried Squarespace for a few hours.


The trouble with Drupal and to a lesser extent Wordpress is that you end up being responsible for all the maintenance.  Updating plugins etc may not seem like much hassle, but if you get busy with real work and come back to them 2 years later there can be a backlog of shit you have to figure out and wrangle.


With Cargo and Squarespace that's much more handled for you by the providers, as well as ensuring the 'responsive' stuff works - for example Cargo can automatically use a 2x res JPEG on retina screens and as mentioned SS themes are all responsive to different device screens.


Although I only tried SS for a short time I already prefer it over Cargo. Cargo has that whole 'community' thing which I just think is a waste of time with Dribbble, FFFound, Behance etc doing it better anyway.  Squarespace feels like there is a bigger ambition and development staff behind it, more customisability and more integration with other platforms.