BLOG SHOW: Mystery of Violence

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Warning: Simulated Violence

Topics Covered:
Upcoming Tutorial with Sam Loya
Behind the Scenes
Sam VS Sam
Will Sam get payback?
Video Copilot Hats!

UPDATE: The tutorial with Sam Loya will actually be online tomorrow so that our site doesn’t explode!

Video Copilot Gear: Will be available from our store at the end of NOV.

7 years ago
FX Console Utility Graphics
Our new workflow utility now has some graphics! Introducing FX Console our new plug-in for After Effects that has been slowly developed over time as my personal utility to improve my workflow. It offers a variety of small features that make a big difference for people who spend a lot of time working in After Effects! Right now […]
New Show and New workflow Plug-in!
Some cool news to announce! We have just finished recording a horrifying new blog show with a frightening theme! But more on that next week! Another exciting development is a a new workflow plug-in for After Effects! Coming this week! Now, this plug-in doesn’t make light sabers or energy fx, it might not even change your […]
Atmospheric Re-Entry!
Here is a preview of an animation i’m working on. Playing around with Element 3D and Saber to create the fiery streaks! This past week has been super productive, finishing VFX for Intercept, doing daily renders and preparing for another DMALA meeting in Los Angeles on October 18th. Going to be a blast! Circuit City #Element3D […]
Circuit City
Making circuits! After trying to create something large, I thought I should try to make something small! I started by taking a circuitry texture and placing it on a plane in Element 3D. I used the texture in the Glossiness channel and the reflection channel to give the pathways a metalic look. Next I built the […]
Special Blog Show on Halloween

Sam Loya joins us for an electrifying Halloween blog show and simultaneous tutorial launch. The excitement will begin tomorrow evening Mu ha ha ha.

7 years ago
AE CS5 64 bit only

Not fresh news but After Effects CS5 will be shipping as a 64-bit only application which requires a 64 bit operating system. There are very important advantages that I’ll let you read about from the Adobe Product Manager but the main benefits are speed and the ability to utilize more RAM for rendering and previewing. Hopefully this will put an end of “Out of memory errors” for good!

Adobe needed to finally step up and take on this monster task of supporting 64 bit to finally take advantage of modern hardware. As a note, the requirements for running 64 bit are not very steep, but if you do build out your machine, it will be able to take advantage of the extra power. No word on Adobe System requirements yet…

So if you’re upgrading to Windows 7, you might want to reach for the 64 bit version, if you’re on Mac you are already 64 bit since the last few versions. Please share your productive thoughts and ring-in at the survey on the right.

NOTE: You can count on all Video Copilot products and presets to be compatible when the time comes.

7 years ago
2012 Scene Building

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7 years ago
Retro Lens Flares

Showing the true power of our Optical Flares Plug-in, we were able to push it to the limits and recreate AE’s built-in lens flare from scratch! AAA-MMMAZING! Think of the possibilities…

We’re still polishing the plug-in features but expect a big release sometime in November. Aside from working on this plug-in, I’m also planning a Halloween tutorial and blog show that might be frighteningly fun. Stay Tuned! or should I say “stay ghouled!!!”. -No that doesn’t work, scratch that.

7 years ago