Posts by motionvids

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motionvids says

Authors are not guilty that this type of projects are popular among customers. They are only following the trend.
It’s marketplace, not festival or competition. You may lose a lot of time and energy if you alway produce something original. It’s a risk.

Authors are not guilty of anything let’s agree on that. They are supplying because of a high demand in simple title animations, I get that. So go with the trend and flood the marketplace with the same stuff.. that happens every now and then.

But I think I’m more annoyed about the simplicity of the projects. Like anyone who is using AE for a week can make similar title animations like these. There are tutorials and even entire plugins(which are free like Amortype 2.0) for them available anywhere online so I’m just wondering how these things become so popular when they are so easy to create yourself. There must be something magical about it that I’m missing I guess.


Hey motionvids,

I think it is a trend.
Bloggers are using more often these videos to highlight their ideas. High quality web videos. Dynamically and clear message.

In my opinion, it will last the whole next year :)

That might just be it.. bloggers who use AE for the first time in their lives. It probably won’t last a whole year though. Envato does have a policy on approving similar items. Like they almost never approve particle logo reveals anymore. So they could probably still sell for that time but eventually people have to come up with new stuff if they want to get approved.

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motionvids says

These used to be called Kinetic Text projects but now they are seemingly called “100 Text Animations” or “25 Simple Titles”. The only difference now is that there is almost never a camera involved, opposed to the earlier and more dynamic Kinetic Text projects.

So these projects are basically a set of keyframe or expression based text animations with some different coloring and font. These projects take a day to create and are sold for $20 on average. Pretty good revenue I’d say. A smart move and a quick buck for some.

Now it’s not that I’m annoyed by them or anything, I’m just curious where this popularity suddenly is coming from?

Okay maybe I’m a little bit annoyed and actually am trying to say that it is time for some new ideas folks ;)

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motionvids says

No worries it’s on there. “Christmas Logo” right?

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motionvids says

Where do you live? Mostly the popular files pages doesn’t get updated until Monday night or Tuesday morning in some places. Check back tomorrow and it might just be up there.

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motionvids says

Congrats to the rest of the winners! Numbers 1 and 2 were as expected :)

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motionvids says

You have to write universalized expressions in order for them to work with every other language version of After Effects.

If you don’t know how to do this, you can process your .aep with this script: http://aescripts.com/expressionuniversalizer/

Once installed, start up your. aep and just click the button and it will do all the work for you.

Then save and re-upload your file.

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motionvids says

Manifest bacon out of thin air.

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motionvids says

Mine is in the review queue

So is mine! I thought I wasn’t going to compete in this one but some how – while I started way too late – I barely made it in time. Good luck to you all!

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motionvids says

I asked the support about this matter few days ago. Hopefully it’s ok to quote Shanes response here.
Hi there,

Thanks for taking part in the Most Wanted.

If your item is still in the review queue after the thread is locked don’t don’t worry about the forum link. We will wait a week to make sure any held/resubmitted items are processed before establishing the full set of winners. As long as your item is uploaded before the close date & you’ve completed the entry form you will be eligible for a prize!

Thanks Shane

Okay that implies that as long as you upload before the 28th end submit the entry form after it is approved(which can be after the 28th) you still compete in the contest! :) Thanks!

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motionvids says

Yes I did! David Lynch is awesome. And so is Dale Cooper!

Meanwhile, if you want something slightly similar that can throw you off like Twin Peaks can do, you should see Gone Girl. A very nice and eerie movie directed by David Fincher the guy who also did Fight Club.

Oh and if you haven’t already, go see Blue Velvet by David Lynch as well. :)

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