I’ve given up trying to analyze what sells and what doesn’t. It seems pretty random actually. All you can do is create quality projects and hope for the best. In the worst case scenario at least you have something nice for your portfolio.
Looks like a pretty amazing piece of software. The motion graphic guys are going to love this especially.
Got off to a fast start in June but the last week has been much slower. I’ll probably end up below average despite adding 3 new files this month. Judging by front page sales and this thread, it seems to be a slow time.
I noticed it too. At first while I was watching it, I just thought it was yours and you were doing it in a different style. Then I looked and saw it was a different author. It’s one thing to expand on someone’s design but to also use their script, that isn’t cool. I know it’s a touchy subject but it is something we should pay attention to.
Guys, I am thinking of switching to CS5 for good. Anyone on board already? Would be nice if there is some sort of statistics on the matter. I guess a pool after/before purchasing an item would be nice and quick. It could give a good overview of what’s going on, version wise.
Here, here, my first CS5 + project is in the queue now. I grew tired of going through the process to down-convert to CS4 not to mention CS5 is much faster to work in. I think enough time has passed so if I lose a few sales over no CS4 I can live with that.
I think a +$10 across the board could be justified. The quality of work is the highest I’ve ever seen it so I don’t think buyers would have much objection. For files that don’t sell as well, you could give the author an option to choose a set lower price.
So a logo reveal which would normally be $18 in the new system could be priced down to $8 if the author chose to do so. I would probably have to think it through a bit more to uncover potential problems.
Concerning a 30 second, fairly complex 3D animation:
“So I was thinking our budget would be about $250, does that work for you?”
“The Trials and Tribulations of an Envato Author” By Felt Tips
This pack is an amazing value, I think it is going to do really well!
I have had an OCZ SSD for the past year and it is working perfectly so far(crosses fingers). It’s hard for me to use a regular hard drive now since the response time is very noticeable. I can turn on my computer and have After Effects running in about 30 seconds. I just have my most used programs on it right now.