What week are you going to be in town. If I’m free I’ll come into the city and hang out. Made a short list of things you should try and do while you’re here.
- Eat some NY pizza. I’d suggest Grimaldi’s, they have a spot right in Manhattan, but I prefer their Brooklyn location. Feel like the pizza’s slightly better and it’s directly under the Brooklyn Bridge so you can also see that while you’re there.
- If you like art, you can’t go wrong visiting The MET
- Go to a Yankee game in the Bronx or a Mets game in Queens
- If it’s still somewhat warm while you’re here you can check out Coney Island
- Ride the 7-train and/or the Staten Island Ferry
- Check out Little Italy and/or China Town
- Buy your lady a knockoff designer bag on Canal St
I was a smoker for the last 14 – 15 years and smoked around a pack per day, pretty much for the last 10 years. I personally tried quitting more times than I can count. I tried EVERYTHING, the patch, gum, the patch again, hypnotists, Chantix (twice).. nothing worked.
Then about a year ago places around me started selling those eCigarettes. They were mostly bulky/heavy things that cost upwards of $80 – $100 and needed to be recharged and refilled with drops or new cartridges. I found one for $40 and tried it. While it was good enough to get me through things like plane rides or movies, it never felt as real or satisfying as a real smoke. So I used it occasionally, when I knew I’d be doing something for a long enough time that I wouldn’t be able to smoke when needed.
More recently I read a review about a new disposable eCig from NJoy called Njoy Kings. In the review the person found the Kings to not only feel most like actually smoking, but the eCig itself was light, and actually wrapped in paper to make it feel more like the real thing.
When they finally came out in my area I tried them out. Within a week I was fully switched over to the Kings and haven’t smoked a real cigarette since last December. The only drawback to the Kings is that they’re just as addicting as regular cigarettes. But they also come with the fact that they’re convenient and have no gross smells, so its actually easier to smoke them. I found myself smoking the equivalent of 1.5 – 2 packs per day once I was fully switched over without ever realizing I was increasing my addiction .
I did find that the eCig habit was actually easier to break for me. After 3 months or so of smoking the eCig, I tried to cut back as much as possible, and then switched over to the patch. What’s funny is that I never had luck with the patch before, but switching from the eCigs to the patch seemed relatively easy. Over the course of about a month or so I cut down from the full dose patch down to a quarter of a patch and eventually stopped all together.
I’m a very happy ex-smoker. It’s been over 8 months since I’ve had a real cigarette, and surprisingly I still love the smell of them, I was expecting to hate it pretty quickly. I still get cravings, but when they do come it’s never a craving for a real cigarette, it’s always a craving for an eCig (the craving is similar but the inhalation feeling is slightly different).
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I don’t know if there’s a way to change a model path after the fact. But it’s best in the future to plan your project’s structure before you start working. This way you won’t need to move models and assets around after you’ve finished. Also, if E3D cannot relink an item when it’s distributed as a template, it prompts the user to find the files. All users need to do is browse to the asset folder and press relink.
Haha thanks for noticing guys. Actually my absence on that page is completely my fault. I missed the first email asking for my details, and then neglected to respond to the follow up. I’ll make sure to shoot HQ an email and try to get up there.. I’m still here though, not a site manager anymore. Haven’t been for a while though, we haven’t had individual marketplace site managers for years now fellas, get with the program!
DsignProductions saidIf it’s only used for your previews, purchasing the stock allows you to use it watermark free without requesting permission.
Can we use stock footage in our preview video (to fill up our placeholders) without asking permission to the author? ^ Without watermark.
As some of you veterans might remember, back when Video was just a sub-category on ActiveDen, we only accepted motion graphic files. In the very early days a competition was held with pretty flexible rules, basically saying whoever got the most files approved within a certain time-frame won. During that competition the Video section exploded with submissions and the majority of those submissions were pretty much the same item over and over again, each time coming in with only a different hue or color applied.
When VideoHive branched out into it’s own site, we wanted to try and avoid marketplace saturation, and one easy way to help that was to stop accepting multiple submissions of essentially the same item with only minor modifications. Pretty much killing variations. Authors began uploading as many different colors as they could fit within their zip (remember, back then the limit was 500 MB). And while this worked for a short time, some authors wanted to provide more colors/options but found the file size cap too limiting. So we created the 3-variation rule, permitting up to 3 variations on any one file. This worked well for Motion Graphics and is still in place today.
I do also want to point out that when this rule was created (years ago), it was only supposed to be for Motion Graphics. Since changing things like a simple hue could be easily done in After Effects. We just never really clarified that in the rules wording, and in all honesty, the issue were facing now has not really come up many times in the past.
Doru, we will accept your item that’s pending and a third item from you with different prerenders since the wording of the three variation rule can be interpreted to go either way. But I want to assure you, and all authors that Tyson was doing his job, and was acting based on his best interpretation of the rules. None of the reviewers do their job with any sort of bias or negative views toward any authors. If a file is acceptable and is found to be provided within our guidelines and rules, it’s accepted. In this case, the confusion came from a slightly different interpretation of a pretty loosely worded rule.
I don’t mean to spin the conversation into more of a bugs thread. I haven’t really played around much in AE CC yet, but I have noticed that the CC programs seem to be generally slower than CS6. I just tried to review a project here that was fairly simple. After double-clicking to open it, CC took almost a full minute to actually import and show the project in a workable state. That amount of time seemed weird since the project was simple and wasn’t pulling in too many large assets. So I opened the same project in CS6, and it opened so quickly, I almost missed the progress bar completely.
Also have Photoshop CC installed and have a bug where absolutely any/every action I take has a half-second delay before it if any other programs are running. If I launch PS the instant my computer boots it runs just as CS6 did. If I open Chrome with 2 or 3 tabs and then launch PS I get the delay (forget about trying to run PS with AE or Illustrator). Its strange because it seems like the actual interface is what’s getting bogged down, not due to an intensive project. I tried using a 100×100px document, selected the zoom tool and began to click+drag to zoom in. My cursor moves, but nothing happens for about a half-second, then finally it starts to zoom. Once the move happens, I can move back and forth without a delay, but if I release it and zoom again it happens. It’s occurring for pretty much every tool/action in PS (brushes, selections, zooming, panning).
Kind of bummed out as I’m paying for the Cloud to have always-up-to-date access to the latest and greatest, yet I’m stuck still working in CS6..