Wow, after playing around with the plugin for a bit I can say that it is really amazing. He basically brought the features people have been clamoring for from Adobe and then multiplied it by 100.
You can get some production level results because it handles high polygon and hi-rez textures so well and when you mix it with the ease of editing in the AE environment I think it has the chance to really revolutionize visual effects workflows – at least on some level. The amount of doors it opens up are infinite, I can’t wait to see what people are able to create.
Wow AK really outdid himself with this one. The level of control you have over the objects is remarkable. I’ll be buying this for sure. If any other company made this it would be over $1000 but AK keeps things affordable and I really like that about him.
I wouldn’t take on a job like that alone, try and find a partner.
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.