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Member Since 18 Dec 2006
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In Topic: C4D subscription licensing coming

09 March 2016 - 07:09 PM

When they started the subscription model, Adobe claimed that it would allow them to focus on things like speed, usability, interoperability and UI tweaks that the pro users really wanted instead of whizz-bang new features that we didn't but the marketing department did.  That sounded ok in principle. But what has happened with the re-architecture fracas of AE CC2015, is that we have paid Adobe for software that is bug-ridden and unusable in production.  The re-architecture was necessary, and it seems like it was always going to take a long time to get right.  But whilst Apple spent all those years doing the same thing re-building FCP, no-one had to pay for it until it was ready.  So, guessing that AE 2016 is a stable release that merely fixes the 2015 problems with few new features, we have already paid for the last 12 months dev work, and had very little for our cash for the last 12 months, given that a lot of us still have to use AE2014.  We are now in a cycle where we pay for software BEFORE we get it, rather than after. 

In Topic: Intermediate Codecs

30 November 2015 - 11:18 PM

Am I right in thinking that DNxHD 444 supports Alpha, but not out of After Effects? I'm talking about inside Quicktime not MXF

In Topic: Adobe Character Animator - Thoughts?

01 May 2015 - 04:08 PM

I haven't looked into it in too much detail, but the fact the only way back into AE is via image sequences sounds like a show stopper for me.


DUIK is quite a different thing. It's a script UI Panel that assists in the rigging of IK characters, amongst other things.  Compared to 3D or 2D software tools designed for native character animation, it's quite a cumbersome workflow.  But if you have the patience and skill, you can achieve some quite nice results, and you get to keep everything in After Effects with all it's other tools, integration and whatnot.  There are other IK rigging scripts for AE but DUIK is the most full-featured.

In Topic: Best mini-PC's for mograph?

30 April 2015 - 08:37 PM

For me personally it's more about me having multiple bases from which I do my own thing. Sometimes I need to be nearer the centre of town.

In Topic: Best mini-PC's for mograph?

30 April 2015 - 03:25 PM

Right, thanks Robert.  Even though the nMP has some aging components, there isn't really anything with that level of CPU / GPU power in such a small form factor.