Archives for January 2007

noiZette

Many useful effects, including some of the techniques featured in After Effects Studio Techniques rely on the Fractal Noise plug-in as a source of organic distortion. Fractal Noise is a bit long in the tooth, however, and it’s not as if it exhausts every possible pattern you would ever want; in fact, most of us […]

25 January 2007 | after effects | No Comments

Distributed Rendering: Life on the Farm

I have an old friend from college who grew up in a farm house built during Shakespeare’s lifetime in Shrewsbury (Shropshire, England). A long time (over a decade) ago I was on the phone with him during my workday, explaining that I had time to chat because I was rendering. His reply was that rendering […]

18 January 2007 | after effects | 4 Comments

Erratum #1

While I’m on the subject of John Dickinson, I must also credit him with being the first reader diligent enough to send me a validated erratum from the book. I’m not talking different interpretation of physics here, I’m talking mistake: on page 170, it reads “…the effect of lowering Input White is something like dimming […]

15 January 2007 | after effects | 1 Comment

Levels and Curves Infographics

I’ve been corresponding a little with John Dickinson about his infographics on the color correction tools in After Effects. Last week he took on Levels and today, Curves. Once you’ve studied these a little bit, you can test them out on an image with a full range of color in it. You can even display […]

15 January 2007 | after effects | No Comments

Macwelt

Still trying to get my blog legs, evidently, but why not the topic de la semaine. Apparently Apple is no longer a computer company, and Macworld no longer features actual Macs. Fine. I can’t wait to see MotionShake ’08 get all Minority Report on a 30″ display with pinch and scroll. “Hold on, let me […]

11 January 2007 | news, punditry | No Comments

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