347 posts
  • Canada
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
+1 more
andrenavarre says

But it uses a pre-render. And that pre-render was made by another program.

Come on guys… have you heard of transparency? :P

2039 posts aspire to create - create to inspire
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 100 000 and 250 000 dollars
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Beta Tester
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Germany
+2 more
Creattive says

I think I know what project you are referring to.

I guess some authors just have no idea what “100% After Effects” exactly means, although it’s quite obvious.

347 posts
  • Canada
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
+1 more
andrenavarre says

I wasn’t talking about any project in particular. I’ve been seeing it a lot lately. Bad for the buyers, just confusing really. Wanted to point it out to see if anyone else thinks it’s misleading.

727 posts
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Exclusive Author
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • United States
GrizzleFX says

I agree, buyers should definitely know exactly what they’re buying.

2039 posts aspire to create - create to inspire
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 100 000 and 250 000 dollars
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Beta Tester
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Germany
+2 more
Creattive says

I wasn’t talking about any project in particular. I’ve been seeing it a lot lately. Bad for the buyers, just confusing really. Wanted to point it out to see if anyone else thinks it’s misleading.

yes you are right I’ve seen it a lot recently, too. The one I was talking about was just obvious that the author has no idea of what he’s talking about, cause he literally wrote 100% after effects besides “animation is in bmp-format”, i.e. prerendered.

44 posts
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
simlos says

my last template is a “real after effects” project, the whole 3D scene was build in after effects. (plane by plane :) ) for sure i had the possibilities to prerender from 3dsmax or build it with element 3D, but i enjoyed the fun and limits for that. i totally agree that a buyer should know what he buys and what is editable. but not everything is done in ae (textures for example) they are not procedual – does that fact mean its not a complete ae project

greetings simlos

347 posts
  • Canada
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
+1 more
andrenavarre says

I hear what you’re saying @simlos with textures. I’ve always thought of textures as being an exception to the rule for some reason… maybe because as an asset they can be changed or removed easily, and they don’t hold the project together if you know what I mean.

As a buyer, when I see 100% AE, I would expect to run into 0 limitations with customization… changing camera angles, inserting new elements into the scene, modifying all design aspects, changing textures, font sizes etc… and all this from within the AE project file. If your template doesn’t allow this, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I don’t feel that “100% After Effects” is an accurate description. Especially like in @Creattive’s example (I’ve seen that one)... the description contradicts the video preview. I’m in a pissy mood today I don’t know why :P

404 posts
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Exclusive Author
  • Referred between 100 and 199 users
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • United States
GhosTeam says

In these cases, I recommend (and do myself) to just write “All animations are pre-rendered.” And also “No plugins needed”.

I think a cool term for a “true 100% After Effects project” can be “Native AE”! or “Full-On AE” :)

5027 posts
  • Community Superstar
  • Elite Author
  • Community Moderator
  • Sold between 100 000 and 250 000 dollars
  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
  • Beta Tester
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
+6 more
felt_tips Volunteer moderator says

I’d say that 100% After Effects means just that. It’s a standalone project with every asset contained inside the project itself and no external links to any media, including textures.

Placeholders and music file, don’t count of course, because they can be replaced by the user.

But anything with an animated pre-render is not a 100% After Effects project. I’m 100% certain of that.

404 posts
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
  • Exclusive Author
  • Referred between 100 and 199 users
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • United States
GhosTeam says

I’m 100% with you :) so maybe all the “fakers” should change it to “50% after effects” :)

by
by
by
by
by
by