Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Digital Media Net's After Effects Channel

DMN's After Effects Channel has been up for a while now and is filled with great After Effects content such as reviews and tutorials. Ko Maruyama, a good friend of Toolfarm, has several great tutorials and presets on the site. Check it out!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Avidion Synchronize Public Beta

synchronizeAvidion Synchronize from Avidion Media is an Adobe After Effects Software Plug-in which allows you to quickly and easily synchronize your audio with any aspect of your Adobe After Effects project. From keyframes to layer position, there isn't a quicker or more accurate plug-in around.

This beta is for Mac OS X and works in After Effects 6.5, not After Effects 7.0.


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Maxon Cinema 4D Demo now available!

cinema 4DIf you haven't tried out Cinema 4D, an incredible 3D program for Mac and Windows, it's time for you to take the first step. Cinema 4D happens to play very nicely with After Effects, so it's a great tool to have in your arsenal. It's a pretty big file, but it you have a high-speed connection, it will take no time to download.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Toolfarm Announces Biggest One-Day Sale

one day sale

Daily Featured Products to be 50% off MSRP

San Francisco, CA - February 17, 2006 - Toolfarm, Inc., the leading third-party distributor of After Effects plug-ins and visual effects tools today announced its biggest one-day sale EVER from February 27 to March 10, 2006. Toolfarm.com will feature one product each day over a ten-day period at 50% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price. During these ten days (excluding Saturday and Sunday) each promotion will last for 24 hours via the Toolfarm online store. Orders before or after the daily advertised sales period will not qualify for the discount - no exceptions will be accepted.

As an added bonus, Knoll Light Factory will be offered EACH day during the sale at 50% off the MSRP.

Products to be represented in no particular order, include the following:

  • 2d3 Boujou Bullet
  • Conoa SuperPak
  • Darkling Simulations DIN
  • DigiEffects Aurorix/Beserk Bundle
  • Digital Trove PRIME
  • Re:Vision Effects Effections Plus
  • RealViz ImageModeler
  • Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Suite
  • The Foundry Tinderbundle
  • Tivity Software Xtivity

Check Toolfarm.com each day during the weeks of February 27, 2006 and March 6, 2006 to see what product is discounted that day.

About Toolfarm, Inc.

Toolfarm, Inc., based in San Francisco since 1999, is the leading third-party distributor of After Effects plug-ins published by The Foundry, Conoa, Boris' Continuum Complete, Buena Software, Cycore FX, and Avidion Media, as well as other popular visual effects tools. With a portal for tutorials, a custom Plug-In Finder, and user forum, Toolfarm has become the one-stop shop for Adobe After Effects plug-ins and motion graphics tools.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Adobe Upgrade Finder

Toolfarm is an Adobe Platinum ResellerAdobe has several upgrade paths for most of their products, which can get a little confusing. We were at the Adobe Production Studio tour last week in San Francisco and ran into many questions about which way to upgrade. So, without further ado...

We introduce... The Adobe Upgrade Finder. Select the product that you already own and a list will come up with the many ways that you can upgrade it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Synthetik Studio Artist Updated to 3.5

Synthetic Studio ArtistSynthetik Studio Artist 3.5 is the first and only software program that can automatically paint, draw and auto-rotoscope. Studio Artist examines a source image or video and then re-renders it in the style you choose, automatically or interactively. And now with version 3.5, Studio Artist has been expanded to include automatic vector art and animation. Instantly make cool resolution independent vector animations from any Quicktime video source.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Digital Film Tools Snap for Photoshop

Snap is an easy to use interactive image cutout tool. Image cutout is the process of removing or isolating an object in a picture.

And, it's not even 50 bucks!

Friday, February 10, 2006

After Effects & Bridge

Ko Maruyama has a new tutorial up at Creative Mac called FFX Preset Animation that explains how to put movies in Adobe Bridge. Ko says that there may be an easier way to do this but this will work.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

New Tutorial: Cheap Talking Image

Talking Statue of Liberty

This is a fast and fairly automated way to make still images of objects and animals talk. In this tutorial I make the Statue of Liberty sing God Bless America. You do not necessarily need any third-party plug-ins to play along, depending on which version of AE you own.

Trapcode Plug-ins Updated for After Effects 7.0

trapcodeTrapcode Particular 1.0.2 now displays the Preview UI correctly in AE7. Trapcode Echospace 1.0.1 fixes one UI problem in AE7 and a bug that could cause crash when using the "Purge" command in all versions of AE.

For the rest of the plugs, only the installers have been updated to be AE7 aware.

The new versions are free for existing customers.

If you don't have the Trapcode Suite, which contains all of the phenomenal Trapcode plug-ins, it's the number one seller at Toolfarm. Just a little FYI...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Adobe Production Studio Tour

adobe production studio premiumJoin industry colleagues at the Discover the Adobe Production Studio Tour

  • Find out how this tightly integrated solution lets top professionals work seamlessly and simultaneously with six industry-standard software applications.
  • Learn about new time-saving and organizational features that will help you meet challenging deadlines on the most complex projects.
  • Discover how easy it is to work on divergent tasks: Add effects one minute, adjust audio the next, use color-correction tools, and send out to the medium of your choice — all within a common interface.
  • Experience firsthand the power of Adobe OpenHD certified systems. These comprehensive, turnkey systems give creative professionals the scalability and reliability they need to support their HDV, SD, and HD workflows.

Cities/Dates

San Francisco - Feb. 7 (Toolfarm will be here. Come meet us!)
Los Angeles - Feb. 9
Chicago - Feb. 15
Atlanta - Feb. 21
Orlando - Feb. 23
New York - Feb. 28

Register today!