Tis’ a good idea indeed….it may have to be something other then replacing the main files however as for sure authors wouldn’t upload on Fridays (or would at least try to time it so that they don’t hit a Friday)
It should probably be it’s own module on the home page so that the new projects don’t get interrupted?
Flashback Friday sounds like an excellent idea! Being new here, I was actually wondering this same thing.
It seems as though a newer item might get a few sales when it’s new and being displayed on the home page, but then get lost and forgotten among the noise after that project is no longer featured or easily visible.
I’m wondering if buyers are more inclined to purchase the newer, featured animations that are on the front page, rather than spending too much time searching by keyword.
So far, I’ve managed to retain a decent consistency of sales even after my products are no longer on the home page or featured.
One good way that I’ve found to promote some of your older work, is to post links to older projects in your newer posts, kind of like a “If you like this project, check out these” sort of thing.
For a 45 second animation with around 8-10 placeholders, I would typically spend at least 10-16 hours from start to finish (Including file preparation and tutorial recording). Maybe a little longer depending on how detailed the design was.
If I factor in render time of the animation preview and encoding tutorials and preview videos, it usually takes a few hours longer.
Overall, I don’t usually try to stay under any set amount of hours with my VideoHive projects… I’ll start it and will finish when I’m happy with it, no matter how many hours it takes.
I’m sure many of the authors here are perfectionists (as I am), and could work on their projects for eternity making tweaks and making the animations better, but at some point you have to call it “done” and make some money!
If I haven’t already mentioned this I’m really excited about the addition of C4D files. As soon as I’m finished creating the list of AE projects I have in the queue, I’m going to move onto producing some 3D projects I’ve had in mind.
Looks like I joined at the perfect time!
My opinion is that this option is rather confusing for buyers. I don’t know…
I tend to disagree, actually I think adding 3D files will enhance certain AE projects. It will entirely be up to the author to make it easy for the buyer to customize the project through video tutorials and good project support.
I also don’t think it will kill AE-only projects. I believe there will always be a huge market for AE-only projects, because not every buyer has a 3D program.
In my opinion, this just gives buyers authors alike more options!
C4D is the most accessible 3D application out there, and is becoming more widely used in the motion graphics industry. With it’s simple integration with AE, I’m sure that’s why the folks at VideoHive have decided to allow C4D files.
I’m glad adding 3D files has become an option. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities!
@MotionRevolver, same thing crossed my mind, but it’s way too complicated for envato I believe. The best they can do is to make the rating with commas instead of rounding.
I agree. Envato is so great because of how simple it is. I suppose I was just listing those things as a “wish list” sort of thing, but implementing any of my suggestions would really just hinder the friendly user experience.
This might have been mentioned earlier in the thread, but since Envato already has the rating system for individual project files, maybe they could have a rating system for authors… kinda like eBay?
If an author has a rating of “4.7 out of 5” based on the quality and support of his files, that author could be considered to be a reliable author.
What a great, inspirational story! Congratulations on all of your success, Yo, and I wish you much more success in the future.
As a new author to VideoHive, to be even half as successful as you have been, I would be elated!
And even more importantly, congratulations on the birth of your child!
Without getting too deep here, its amazing how the Envato marketplaces are bringing artists around the world together into one location. It’s such a great experience to communicate and collaborate with people who are oceans away.