Nice idea, DOG… but it would be wide open to abuse.
All abuse can be controlled very simply. For example, give the power of “like” to people with paw level 2 or buyer badge level 2. Next, users may “like” only 3 items a week, elite authors (and “elite” buyers) may “like”, for example, 10 items a week. And, of course, you can’t “like” your own item.
It can be done in different ways… But this is just theory. I have a strong filling that we will play “The Popular Page Lottery” for a very long time (without normal search, of course).
Yeah… could work.
Featured Items – is the same lottery as Popular Items. You never know you will be their or not. I think we need something like “Likes” ( sorry for the tautology), where everyone can “like” the product. And on this basis create special page, filtering in the search and so on.
Nice idea, DOG… but it would be wide open to abuse. My feeling is that this kind of system would need to be curated by a person or a small team.
Hey, maybe it would work.
Authors just react on consumer trends. Today it’s not a secret that you will earn more if produce several simple (almost low quality, but a little bit higher) items than one big hi-end product.
You may look at “Most Wanted Winners” sales if you don’t believe me. Buyers don’t need such good products, and, of course, authors (and may be reviewers, too) react on it.
Yep… the risk factor is lower on several lower quality items. This is an imbalance that Envato urgently needs to redress, because the current situation is not producing the desired quality results.
It’s just not worth a talented / experienced motion graphic designer’s time to develop a high-end and complex template any more. The risks are too high. Why give up several thousand dollars of freelance work to develop a template that might only sell a handful of times?
What’s required is a showcase that expands massively on Featured Item, and shows everything that had a bit more effort put into it, regardless of whether it’s selling or not. This is the kind of incentive that authors need now to go that extra mile and create something stunning.
Sure, the weekly Featured Item was pretty good when there were five or six Ae templates trickling in a week. But that trickle has turned into a flood and Featured Item has not moved with the times.
Dear friend, I’m really thankful for ur help! but I’ve tried like this..myDelayOffset = thisComp.layer("Controller").effect("DelayOffset")("Slider")*thisComp.frameDuration; masterDelay = thisComp.layer("Controller").effect("Delay in Frames").value*thisComp.frameDuration; thisComp.layer(1).scale.valueAtTime(time-masterDelay-myDelayOffset);remaning not work!; this expression “valueAtTime” with position, rotation works very well, I don’t know why with the postion it really doesn’t work. What I do ? PS: I really like to learn it, and I want to put it to work.;) thank u so much again!
It does work. I just tested it.
Since you have added the Controller layer (probably at the top) is it possible that the layer(1) that your code refers to is no longer the layer you want to follow, but the controller layer?