Get the CS6 version done and uploaded. Deal with CS5 users if you’re asked.
If it were a simple task you would save down as much as possible, but yours is not a simple task! It’s important to keep going and stay motivated, these technical difficulties only slow the creative process, so carry on with the template and forget about CS5 until your next project.
You can always update the project (with legacy versions) in the future.
Or alternatively drop CS5… that’s 3 versions behind the times… and presumably soon to be 4.
This is obviously a topical issue regarding ‘backwards compatibility’ as Diego has also supplied a CS6 screen shot.
I still try to backsave to CS4 when possible as I’m often (as at June 2014!) asked for this version – annoyingly so, when Open Sesame completely ignores typographic refinements.
To reiterate my findings with your file, in CS5 on the Mac, it seems there is nothing wrong with the layer structure or the effects you’ve applied as changing ‘Fast Preview’ from ‘Adaptive Resolution – OpenGL Off’ to ‘OpenGL – Always On’ solves the DOF problem, at least in the preview window.
I realise this doesn’t solve your issue completely, but isn’t OpenGL a Mac/graphics card issue – here I’m clueless – anyone?
Does it render ok, from CS5?
DOF is normal (no noise) when using OpenGL preview though.
Yes, I can see noise all over the screen when DOF is on.
CS5 OS X
I’ve uploaded motion graphics to other sites and their lack of custom thumbs/previews is an issue. Taking a frame from the first 6 seconds often does not adequately show off the best part of your work.
I can appreciate the stock footage scenario, where you are uploading multiple files of similar look, but you should embrace the fact that you have ultimate control over the thumbnail and preview to make your work stand out amongst a crowded search list.
This is the only site I contribute to which allows me to ‘promote’ video elements, from the search listing, with such individuality. Having total control of the thumbnail should be totally exploited.
On the AE side, the system cannot detect the file size (of the project ZIP) or dimensions of the preview video. Surely these could be automated?
EnchantedStudios saidok. Is it acceptable if clouds i will be created by me in any 3D software (ex. E-On Vue) ?
For simple textures and clouds why not take the photos yourself. Then you are free to include them in your projects without any licensing issues. Just have your camera ready for the next cloudy day!
I honestly couldn’t tell you this. The Vue license agreement is here : http://www.e-onsoftware.com/wiki/Vue/index.php/Documentation/Appendices/License_Agreement
If anyone can figure it out?
For simple textures and clouds why not take the photos yourself. Then you are free to include them in your projects without any licensing issues.
Just have your camera ready for the next cloudy day!
I think, when your file is held by the review team the progress bar disappears.
If your file is still under review you will not have been sent an email yet.
Having not been in a bundle, or experienced its good fortune, I wonder if a ‘Half Price Sale’ would be a more democratic option?
A short-term sale would include all items in the promotion and not just a select few, relieving the stress of the majority of authors who, periodically, sit and watch their sales diminish as bundle authors’ celebrate.