right, agree re unfortunately it’s likely best to continue providing aeps in HD to “future-proof” the designs (great phrase there you used, sc, agree)...
I’ve never done anything in HD in my life and won’t for quite a few years…. in fact I’ve never done a single HD render, ever… when I click “Make Movie” I down res it to “Half” setting (920×540 or whatever)... as long as it’s 920? wide or so that’s fine as far as I need, since my stuff is for either standard-res 720×480 ntsc dvds, or internet/web video, which I won’t make wider than 920 pixels or so..
now once you get the popup box with autoplay feature installed, if that is ever done, I’d expect you’d get a lot more sales too… it would be great if, as is the case on other sites, when you mouseover a thumbnail in grid (or list) view, it automatically pops up a self-playing flv box for preview… looks like you’ve got the first part integrated re popup title, would be good to have popup video previews, so buyers can preview many files more quickly…
I’m personally in the market for logo animations (like plamen’s, elements’, etc) using OF, would be neat to see how to use it in projects; I’m not quite good enough (yet!) using AE to know how to parent flares to nulls and do the camera work like andrew does; if you guys could create some killer logos using OF (include both prerender and non-prerender, eg requires of plugin, so I can modify), would likely sell well for you.
I’m eager to learn how to use OF in practice, one of the reasons I buy so many projects is for me to use them as personal tutorials for me to learn how you guys do the projects, plus for use in trailers. Let’s get some OF-based logo animations…:)
agree, Mark…. also I hope they don’t drop fireworks, though they probably will… the bloatware continues, they get more memory intensive and less fast/functional like the older v8s did w/dw/fw/ps…. and I’m still bugged the bought and killed serious magic ultra, like they did with audio and other programs.. the movement is always to big bloated stuff instead of lean, like firefox is now compared to opera type of comparison.
The healthiest approach is to stop worrying and get developing incredible work that could never be created using any other tool, that way you’ll always be in work
agree re pricing; in this economy it’s good to have sub 150 price point for it… for all the folks here, it would be good to see more projects using the OF plugin (both w/prerenders for those w/o it, and the aep with being able to use it for those of us with it, as many of you do for things w/klf, two versions of the proejct file, w and w/o prerenders), as I’d like to learn how to use it, and the best way is to see projects here that use it to create fx flares as part of intro logos/revealers etc..
great job on the video tut..