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Paul Conigliaro - Motion Designer | Editor

"Making Films Is All About—as Soon as You’re Finished—Continually Regretting What You’ve Done. When…"

“Making films is all about—as soon as you’re finished—continually regretting what you’ve done. When we look at films we’ve made, all we can see are the flaws[…] So unless I start working on a new one, I’ll never be free from the curse of the last one.”

Hayao Miyazaki

Applies to all art and creative endeavors, really.

#Mochat 74 – Education | the Motion League

#mochat 74 – Education | The Motion League:

The transcript from this week’s #mochat on education.

Continuous Motion in AE

This little bit of expression code will continue motion before and after first and last keyframes.

if(numKeys>1){
    if(time<key(1).time) {loopIn("continue")}
    else if(time>key(numKeys).time) {loopOut("continue")}
    else value}
else value

I feel like this could probably be a little cleaner, but both else value lines are required to catch motion between keyframes or if no keyframes are set.

If I Were Doing the #Everyday Thing, This Would Be Today’s…

If I were doing the #everyday thing, this would be today’s…

Alfred 2.0 Was Just Released. Here Are Two Themes I’ve…

Alfred 2.0 was just released.

Here are two themes I’ve made and been using for it: mnml & mnml dark.

I’ve been beta testing it for over a month now. If you’ve used Alfred 1.3, you’ll love the improvements in 2.0. If you’ve never used Alfred, go check it out. It’s free to use, but the Powerpack (about US$22) is well worth it for the workflows & themes alone.

Process Test for Creating a Stream of Water With Trapcode Mir.

Process test for creating a stream of water with Trapcode Mir.

So I Started Something Up a While Back… and Realized I Never…

So I started something up a while back… and realized I never linked to it.

If you are on Twitter and work in motion design (or animation), or even if you just have a passing interest, you should check out #mochat. It’s a weekly chat hosted through Twitter using the aforementioned hashtag. So far, we’ve gone through 13 of these, and it’s been fairly well received. Adobe has even been participating when they can. By far, the most popular chat was “Improving After Effects”.

It takes place on Tuesday nights at 9PM Eastern. Next week’s chat will be on staying sharp and maintaining your creative edge. Hope to see you there!

"Something That Is Often Overlooked With Creatives Is Time Management and Getting Shit Done. You Can…"

“Something that is often overlooked with creatives is time management and getting shit done. You can be the most talented designer in the world but if you don’t follow through and get stuff out there, it doesn’t matter. I have several friends that are incredibly talented. They will start on projects but rarely follow through. They get bored or distracted or discouraged that it’s not “perfect” and give up. Following through and finishing things is one of the most important things you can learn.”

Ben Barry
http://the99percent.com/articles/7118/Facebooks-Ben-Barry-On-How-To-Hack-Your-Job

Tutorial

nopattern:

A creative tutorial

  1. Try making all kinds of things that are fun to you
  2. Did it work? Do you like what you’ve made?
  3. Not really
  4. Bummer. Try again
  5. Did it work this time?
  6. Yes I made a cool thing
  7. Great, keep doing that over and over again forever

(via @jasfish)

Bob-Omb! Was Waiting on a Couple Things This Morning. Decided to…

Bob-omb!

Was waiting on a couple things this morning. Decided to throw together a model for practice.