See the “removal of extraneous warnings regarding missing custom effects” section on this page: http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/2013/09/after-effects-cc-12-1-whats-new-and-changed.html
Thanks Todd, will definitely give this a try.
Let’s think about how this can be useful for ThemeForest and you’ll see how it magically gets implemented in a few weeks…
I wouldn’t know about that.. do you think ThemeForest gets a preferential treatment? They are the biggest earners here but that wouldn’t mean Envato should ignore the smaller market places.
What was the last feature request implemented especially for VideoHivers? MP4 previews? Great stuff and a great update. Also the watermark being optional is something I like. Other than that what have we seen happening? I’m just curious to determine the frequency of implemented feature requests here on VH.
Meanwhile this thread is still being ignored. Come on staff! Only takes 30 seconds to let us know something about this feature? Any comment on bandwidth issues or this feature being too big to be implemented at this moment will do. At least establish some sort of dialogue on this topic with us, please.
“Another way to lose control is to ignore something when you should address it.”
I don’t think people like to be ignored when all they want to do is improve this marketplace. We are here to help and we only request a feature when we think it is really going to improve things for the entire community (Envato = community). Maybe you guys feel video-rollovers are totally nonsense then please communicate it to us and we can start a dialogue.
So far my futile attempt of getting an official staff reply. I will keep doing this until someone is going to say something.
I’m using this in my latest item Character Promo Kit and can give a lot of but positive feedback about it.
Together with the project it I deliver two .jsx scripts which need to be installed prior to starting the AE project. After installing the .jsx files 1 out of 10 customers will still get the “Missing Effects” error. I contacted the author of this script and he stated that this is a client side issue. I have confirmed this with a couple of customers. It has to do with not running your After Effects as “Administrator” both on Windows and Mac OS and having your permissions set too tight.
The “Missing Effect” error however is nothing but just that. Your project will still work perfectly, you’ll only get an error after each time you start up the .aep. Also don’t forget to Universalize your Expressions every time you update your .jsx scripts.
To create a Pseudo Effect is really easy once you get the hang of it. I have created really big Color Customizers and Character Creator menus (over 100 properties) with it. The only downside I found was having these big Pseudo Effects and wanting to update something. While updating itself is working perfectly.. it can be a tedious work.
The way you add certain values and properties to a pseudo effect can only be done by creating “groups” and under a specific group you will have to add in a property such as position, rotation, color etc.. Once you want to add a new property and group to my pseudo effect it automatically gets added to the bottom of the effect and you’ll have to manually “click it up” step by step.
This means you can’t drag around your properties or groups freely in the pseudo effects creation window. Which was very time consuming for me since in an later update of my item I had to add some color properties to the top of my effect (which has over 100 properties) so I had to click at least 200 times on the “up” arrow to get these properties up there and that is not the best way you can spend time.
Overall, for big projects with a lot of customization options this is absolutely a must have. Your clients are going to love it.
For small projects you might want to reconsider the usefulness of such a script and the possibility of the error message that might scare people away.
You can check my item’s description page for screenshots or the preview video on how this script works.
I have seen Plexus, Newton 2 and many other aescripts being used in templates here on VH, but that shouldn’t be a problem should it? How many of us are using Ease and Whizz for example?
If you want to achieve a similar effect like Plexus 2 but much more simpler, you can take a look at Connect Layers which is a free script.
As long as this thread won’t get any reply from the staff (even after requesting a staff reply through the buttons) I will bump this thread, because that is exactly what it takes to figure out whether the staff is seeing this or not. No reply means no interest in either this feature or the community.
It always has to come to a semi heated-up discussion about a certain feature and its implementation before a staff member jumps in and cares to share a few words. Why is that?
How are we supposed to know this is being worked on when we don’t receive one single staff reply regarding these feature requests? For as long as I know, this thread and actually this very subject are being ignored heavily by the staff.
I think the staff is hesitant to reply to these requests, because once they’ll commit to the discussion they’ll have to come up with a reason why this has been shoved under the carpet for the last 3/4 years.
Sorry felt, I’m not trying to ruin your thread here, but I feel like this might be the only way to trigger some type of response by the staff.
I’m sure the big issue here is bandwidth. I can’t imagine that it’s really such a complex thing to implement technically.
As ever, I expect there’s some over-thinking going on in the background – about how to automate the whole procedure. My advice – don’t. It didn’t really work for the mp4 previews, and that other promised option for authors to upload their own mp4 previews, so they don’t get recompressed never materialised.
Allow the user to upload their own video rollover within set parameters of size, data rate and duration. The author themselves can choose which part of their preview to use as the rollover.If an item doesn’t have a rollover preview, then it doesn’t show one.
Exactly. I’d be happy to update my items with video rollovers manually. Automating something like this would not be working for everyone. For example, there are many videos that have an “introduction sequence” before the actual content of the item starts to show, and that is not something I want to be seen in a rollover preview.
Limit the duration at 5 to 10 seconds, the resolution to about 480×270 at 1mbps or even less. Doesn’t have to be really fancy as long as people can catch a glimpse of “what’s inside”.
Oh yes, image sequence is always the way to go, especially with long renders PNG Sequence with Alpha channels always work. You can even import them back into AE as sequence and it will be treated as if it’s one big video.
Do you have Multi Processing on? Turn it off and try to export again.
I actually just remembered that I have made a $5 bet on this with Creattive and doru not long ago.. Envato better bring these video rollovers in 2014 or I’ll lose my 5 bucks!
I now also remember that this bet was made in a four year old thread. Then this must be the most delayed feature request here on VH??
Four years to implement a new feature.. I honestly think you can evacuate an entire country in four years. So what is the hold up?
At least a bit of transparency on the issue is highly appreciated guys. Maybe we need Edward Snowden to infiltrate Envato and leak us some secrets
Staff reply requested.