Video Copilot finally helped kill off William Shatner! Sort of. Love him or hate him, TV personality Captain Kirk was just exploded for a Priceline commercial and I couldn’t help but notice the explosion looked somewhat familiar.
Turns out his gruesome demise was enhanced with a clip from our very own Action Essentials 2 pack! I sometimes see some of our products used commercially which is exciting but when they kill off William Shatner… that’s worth talking about!
This will be the last “update” before the official release date & launch cycle for our upcoming Plug-in Element 3D. Over the past couple of months, I let my excitement and ambition overshadow the time requirements for building such a powerful plug-in and I had to hold off on releasing it. Not just a couple of weeks but a couple of months which is not characteristic of myself or my company.
This community is a big part of why I get to go to work and develop such fun and interesting projects so I apologize for not keeping everyone better informed. I definitely learned a lot about building software of this magnitude and will be much better prepared in the future.
We recently overcame an unexpected but important rendering milestone and we are now polishing the remaining features.
My hope is that when you see the amount of work and careful planning that went into this plug-in, you will understand where that time went and realize our vision together.
The above examples were created inside of Element and I can honestly say that this is only a small part of what this plug-in can do.
I really want to give a time estimate but that always gets me into trouble!
There’s someone on the wing, some……thing! Actually it’s a new VFX test I’ve always wanted to do involving an airplane interior. So yesterday we shot this plate of Sam & Tino on the greenscreen with a slow dolly movement. But, while enjoying the in-fight entertainment, they see something outside. Don’t worry it’s not snakes, but I’ll be posting the final shot next week with some tips and a breakdown. See ya then!
Get Down!! In this exciting new tutorial, we will build a super-slow motion grenade-throw entirely inside of AE with green screen footage. Learn to build a 3D nodal camera from 2D Tracking data (that is, create a camera that pans and tilts to match your footage) and simulate camera depth of field.
Be sure to watch for additional ideas on capturing moments in super-slow motion towards the end.