Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Director 11 - Finally announced

The press release is finally here.

As expected, the 3d doesn't look like it's going to get much of a boost, apart from the inclusion of the Ageia™ PhysX™ physics engine and some dx9 compatibility.

Still, since this is the first Adobe release of the product, perhaps we shall see more regular updates in future. We already know a version 12 (and possibly 13) is in the works from last years Chicago conference.

It's not quite dead to me, as i'll reserve judgment for when I see it actually running, but hopefully this release will give Director the boost it needs to become a decent product once again.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Give that Mocha some sugar!

Well hot darn it, if sometimes software surprises me. I recently got into the Imagineer suite of tools via fxPhd, slightly skeptical of their planar tracking methodology. I was pleasantly, if not abundantly blown away by the power and speed of the apps. So much so that I purchased the After Effects version of Mocha right away.

The ease of use is abundant. It makes you want to fall to your knees holding your 4-point pixel tracker in the rain and cry.

Well, maybe that's overdoing it a bit. At any rate, well done Imagineer!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Quick thumb

Waiting for render + ref = thumb.

Another quick landscape

While I was on hold, I knocked about with this study.