Silicon Park: WWDC Cartoon

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  1. Delicious-Apple macrumors member

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    Halo,

    This year I am taking Geekdom to a new level. I have created a cartoon predicting what we are going to see at WWDC. It's not even funny how long this took to make :p

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    Quicktime Version:

    Enjoy :D
     
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    HAHAHA! That was very well done. Did you use after effects for some of the effects?
     
  4. Delicious-Apple thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Guys.

    I used Photoshop, After FX, Final Cut and Motion. I'm getting my skills in shape for an upcoming animation ;) It took me about 4 days in total!!!!!! (Sad I know). :D
     
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    That's pretty nice.

    not much to say about it lol.
     
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    It's cool how you were able to handle all of those layers and compositions in AE. What computer do you have? My single 1.8 G5 almost bottlenecked on this video I made in 8th grade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-KhpAS05Q
     
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  8. Delicious-Apple thread starter macrumors member

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    I only got a 2Ghz G5 iMac at the moment. (I am waiting for Leopard to go back to MacPro). My computer didn't handle the layers very well at all really. I had to improvise.

    One technique that worked quite well was exporting all my Photoshop layers in 2 sets. High Res PNGs and 'REALLY' compressed PNG-8 for web. Animate them in After FX to get all the layers, animation and camera moves how you want them.

    When you are done, simply reconnect the files in your project bin (the low res versions) to the high res versions. Make sure everything is the same by dragging through with your cursor at Quarter Res and then render all your shots over night.

    Motion did handle a lot of this stuff better/quicker so I will try to create as much as possible in Motion from now on (using the same sort of techniques). Especially that it now has 3D layers/cameras.
    After FX is still king though and rightly so. It's been on the market for a 'Long' time. It's got too many features that you find you need at some point. The 3D cameras/layers in After FX are better designed aswell... but that may be a case of me being used to the way AfterFX operates.
     
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    Very nice mate ;)

    Love the style
     
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    Good effort, now just work on making it funny.
     
  12. Delicious-Apple thread starter macrumors member

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    I know mate and I do apologize ;)
    It was more of a technical flex :lol:
     
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    Cheers dude, I really appreciate it ;) It's somewhat split down the middle.

    The truth is I spent a lot of time focusing on developing my technical skill above all else. I can't wait to show you my 'real' project. It's a whole different league ;)
     
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    Thanks! Anyways, that After Effects setup is CRAZY! Making my music video I cut down to about 20 layers per scene. But you my friend, are the king! Are you a student?
     
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    Hahaha, cheers dude. I've always wanted to be a king. :p

    I am no longer a trampy student... just a trampy graduate attempting to start a business. I want a MacBook Pro and a Beach to pose as my office. That's all I ask.
     
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    Nice work...I liked it a lot....reminded me of South Park, and for that reason alone, I watched an episode last night(first time in a LONG time)
     
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    The other characters I designed

    Here are some of the characters that were going to be in following episodes. Not too sure that's gonna happen now ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ha ha, this one is my favorite!
    [​IMG]
     

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