my previous PC was with the same CPU like yours – i7 920 and now im with 3770K overclocked to 4.5GHz per core so I think the difference is HUGE. I tried to render old project which with the previous CPU renders for 11hrs now I render it for 45mins , however I was with 6gb ram and no SSD, and I must say that the SSD improves the things very very much. However I think you should upgrade. GPU and CPU with the newer plugins which supports GPU acceleration (including CS6 3D rendering) will help you a lot. So my suggestion is go for it !
i spent almost 3 months , of course from time to time i was going back to this project , but i tried to follow the style of this kind of designs , however it seems i didnt succeed. The good part was that ive learned some how to do some 3D stuff.
” New is always better “
- Barney Stinson
i`ll quote wikipedia about main micro economy principle -
“If demand increases and supply remains unchanged, a shortage occurs, leading to a higher equilibrium price.”
I support price increase too – 2$ for up to 20$ projects and $5 for 25-above. As main reason I can place that even we are in crysis all of the prices of everything except the smart phones (which we can all explain why) has increased. Also as it is mentioned in the previous comments, more and more templates have been used for bigger companies which makes things inbalanced and I think with the time will happens something like VFX artist. Just my opinion
well deserved ! you are very talanted ! Congratulations and wish you fast forward to the next paw!
sry double post
I agree so far the sales aren’t that much . I`ll talk about myself, when i started doing my frist tempalte with E3D it wasnt released the new version with the new features , which i can say are huge. If we can put buyers into 3 categories – novice, intermediate and experts, the templates with E3D are more aimed on the more advanced AE users, so they can and WANT to change much things in the templates. I guess the amount of buyers which are that much familiar with AE are less than the other groups but hey every train has its passagers , so I believe with time and more and more templates coming this will change and the sales will go up I hope it makes sense what im saying