Ah finally Great work. Keep improving our beloved envato.
Don’t worry about music friend. It’s not obligatory, and you don’t have to add it then. Just keep working, learning and practicing.
Well let’s start. First of all, this video you posted (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh-cfBE-ydM) has some weird frame rate. Looks like animated gif or something. Which frame rate you used?
Second, I don’t know whether you planned to use some music in your project, and while it’s not prohibited to not use music, it’s highly recommended. Music or sound gives life to animation.
Third, animation looks very outdated, moves are not quite good too. I recommend you to search on google for basic animation principles, learn about keyframes in after effects and movement and animation in general.
Fourth, this “happy new year” text is looking pretty outdated too, you probably used in built preset for text inside of after effects.
Fifth, color just don’t look good. Composition also. Background is pretty bad too.
You are going to have to learn a lot more about motion graphics and animation. Watch tutorials, I recommend websites like lynda or digitaltutors. They’re great with small monthly fee. Videohive now only accepts really good looking projects and even elite, top authors here are rejected sometimes. Don’t be discouraged, just keep working.
I’m also trying to figure out how AE CC RAM preview and disk cache works. Totally confusing. And totally different system from AE CS5.5
Thanks Ben for good explanations.
felt_tips saidWow.. 3 ssd? Really needed. I thought only needed for disk cache for ae. i thought The ssd only improves launch speed of programs not much more. it s not more needed increase the ram than install a sad for SO and programs?
For full-on speed, have three separate SSDs…. one for the OS and programs, one dedicated solely to Ae disk cache and the third to store the project and all of its assets on. Expensive, but it’ll pay for itself quickly enough if you’re working on fast turnaround freelance projects.
If your AE is picking up anything outside (photos, footage, etc.) it will load it to memory much faster, your RAM previews will be faster, workflow (like moving camera, layers etc.) and rendering will be faster. And of course, your OS starts in 30 seconds instead 1,5 min or 2 minutes (sometimes even more). I know before on old HDD, after effects needed couple of minutes to start, now I click on premiere, ae, photoshop, illustrator, audition, cinema 4d, da vinci resolve and it all starts in 10 seconds max.
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=256GMXSSD1&similar=284 This one’s a great deal and super popular for those interested, probably the one I’m going to order.
I would double think about the brand of SSD. As far as I could see, looks like kingston and samsung are best, but not sure though.