Adobe Webinar Recording Nov’11


Hi Guys,

Me and Vyshak (www.vyshakv.com) had conducted  online webinars on Adobe’s Design, Web and Video products.

The links to the recording are below :-

Design Products – (Guru Vaidya) (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Session 1 – Recording  http://my.adobeconnect.com/p8skcdy2c11/

Web Products – (Vyshak Venugopalan)

Session 2- Recording  http://my.adobeconnect.com/p2wy2ell2uz/

Video Products – (Guru Vaidya) (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder)

Session 3 – Recording  http://my.adobeconnect.com/p9pj41p8ys9/

 

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2D to 3D Stereo Conversion


For those interested in 2d to 3d Stereo Conversion, AETUTS has a very useful tutorial on their site which explains the entire process using Mocha , After Effects and Freeform Pro.

Here is the link to the tutorial Click Here

The FreeForm Pro plugin is much faster in performance than the one that ships with After Effects and it renders at 20x the speed too.

I have been using the demo version for presentations at roadshows and I have experienced the remarkable difference in performance.

You can find more information on FreeForm here Click here

For a limited time only, the folks over at Mettle are offering all their plugins at a 25% off, those interested can visit the link below :-

http://www.mettle.com/guru/ 

Flash Zombies attack in 3D!!!


Some time back Adobe Labs released and early 3D API’s for Flash and Air. This preview release is designed for evaluation purposes only.
“Molehill” is the code name for a new set of low-level, GPU-accelerated 3D APIs that will enable advanced 3D experiences across screens through the Adobe® Flash® Platform runtimes. These new low-level APIs will provide advanced 3D and 3D engine developers the flexibility to leverage GPU hardware acceleration for significant performance gains. Today, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, renders thousands of non z-buffered triangles at approximately 30 Hz. With the new 3D APIs, developers can expect hundreds of thousands of z-buffered triangles to be rendered at HD resolution in full screen at around 60 Hz. Using the new 3D APIs in Flash Player and AIR will make it possible to deliver sophisticated 3D experiences across almost every computer and device connected to the Internet.

The 3D capabilities enabled by the new APIs will also be available to the broader developer community through popular ActionScript® 3D frameworks, such as Alternativa3D, Away3d, CopperCube, Flare3D, Minko, Sophie3D or Yogurt3D.

For more information on the Molehill API you can check out Thibault Imbert’s post here

If you want to play this game (Zombie Tycoon) and check it out for yourself , you will need to get the Flash Player Incubator Installer from here :-
http://goo.gl/lILVA

Once you have it installed the game itself can be found here :-
http://goo.gl/MMbz7

So go ahead get your zombie army to bring down civilization 🙂

Or if you are more of a car racing fan and drink machine oil for breakfast then you could try out Max racer from Alternativa Platform here :-
http://goo.gl/eX3kF

Its even got P2P multiplayer!

Heres a clip from the game :

Heres some FAQ’s on the Flash incubator program :-
http://goo.gl/r73OT

Heres a demo showcasing the Zombie game :

3D glasses … who needs em?


There have been quite a few complaints of headaches with regards to 3D Stereo glasses by regular users.Especially the active ones take a look at this http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1050192/nvidia-picks-wrong-3d-glasses-technology

. So Jonathan Post Experiment (www.jonathanpost.com) has put together a demo online which exhibits the possibility of viewing 3D Stereo with active shutter technology BUT WITHOUT GLASSES! Hold on though…before you fall off your chair in excitement you should take a look at this :-

 

There you go the choice is yours, you can either bear the headaches or plug those electrodes and spaz your eyelids to glory!! 🙂

What do you say?

After Effects Stereoscopic workflow


Those of you who had attended my stereoscopic session in Chennai and are looking for the scripts i had used for the presentation can find the link for the same below:-

pinkau.com/​download/​aestereoscripts.zip

After checking out the different solutions out there I felt Chris Keller’s technique was the easiest.

Here’s a video that showcases the implementation of his scripts in After Effects.

 

 

OpenEXR workflow (Maya and After Effects)


As promised earlier, heres the tutorial on an OpenEXR workflow with Maya and After Effects.

The links mentioned in the tutorial are listed below :-

http://www.openexr.com/

http://www.fnordware.com/OpenEXR/

Thank you Brendan from fnordware for writing this plugin and sharing this tip 🙂