Mar 30, 2012

After Effects - Create Animated Waves

A while ago I posted Holographic 4 and I thought I'd share how I created the wavy screensaver that's very similar to the backdrop of the PlayStation3 and PSP menus.
So, let's head in!

Mar 27, 2012

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta is out FOR FREE!

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta
via Adobe Labs

Adobe recently announced and released Photoshop CS6 Beta, in preparation for the upgrade to CS6.
The new photoshop features a new darker UI, Content-Aware Move, Video Editing and a whole bunch of new features.
At the moment, the beta is FREE to download and use, no serial or anything. Though you will need an Adobe ID to sign in (free to get). If you've ever logged into the Adobe site (or used Adobe Story and Media Center) then you can use that.

As all Adobe products, you have 60 days to use it then it expires :-(

If you need more information, there's an awesome review with more details (and screenshots) over at The Verge here and a comprehensive "What's New" guide on
via The Verge
via The Verge
Like? Hate? Opinion? Comment below will be appreciated!


Here's a video that will either really inspire or greatly demotivate you.
This commercial for Nike was directed by David Rosenbaum with VFX by Digital Domain (guys behind Real Steel, X-Men and played a part in Transformers).
Amazing concept and jaw-dropping CG! One of my all-time favorites!

Like? Hate? Opinion? Comment below will be appreciated!

Mar 23, 2012

INSPIRATION: Corridor Digital's Sync

Hey! You guys know I'm a HUGE fan of Corridor Digital! They do the stuff I really want to get into!
Sam & Niko started a new series called "Sync", which looks hella promising!
Here's the first episode:

What do you think?

Mar 20, 2012

Project Folder Batch Script

I have a specific way of organising my project folders. I like to have folder name, then a cache folder, footage folder, renders folder... and in the renders folder, a passes folder... but I hate having to create these folders EVERY SINGLE TIME I work on a new project/shot.

In this tip, I'll show you how to use a Windows Batch scripting to automatically create all these folders for you.

Creating a batch script in Windows is extremely simple. All you need is a basic understanding of Command Prompt, an understanding you can gain in less than a minute!

Mar 11, 2012


So you're working on a slideshow, or on a large batch of texts, and you'd like to animate everything automatically.
In this post, I'll be sharing a new preset with you: i2c_TRANSIT. A preset so handy, that I made a video tutorial explaining how it works and how to use it! After the jump.

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In the above download, you'll get:
1. Documentation (how to use it, how to set it up etc)
2. i2c_TRANSIT animation presets.

Installation information in the documentation!

How to install PresetEffects:

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Mar 8, 2012

District 9 and Nuke

Hey everyone!
Thought I'd share this cool video on the use of the Foundry's Nuke in District 9! Some awesome behind the scenes info, tips and interesting compositing techniques.

Lost? Check the links:

The "Position Pass" is a very interesting concept.
Also, like how they roto'd out the original actors in weird tracker suits :-D
Part 2 below:

What do you think? Comment below :-D