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Industry news, info, and opinions


After Effects Feature Requests

There’s been a lot of stir in the AE community lately about After Effects feature requests, probably due to Todd Kopriva’s recent article and Andrew Kramer’s latest blog post. While I’m not a hardcore AE professional like some, I thought I’d share some of my opinions and desires. Aside from everything Andrew said, I’d like […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • December 10, 2012
After Effects Blog

Shoot for the Stars and Galaxy

Here’s a quick update on what’s cooking at the Dojo. First off, there’s going to be a new tutorial tomorrow on the galaxy nebula you guys were so interested in. We’ll create it entirely in After Effects using primarily the Trapcode Suite and it will be fully 3D interactive for your projects. Check out an […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • October 27, 2012
Blog Inspiration

New PC Build & Performance

I recently did an article on GPU acceleration and ultimately mentioned that I’ve decided to build a new computer for fun to see how much better it preformed with a proper graphics card opposed to the current Mac lineups. After ordering parts, assembling them, and installing proper drivers, here are the results. Before I get […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • October 18, 2012

GPU Acceleration & Custom Builds

We are progressing to a day and age where the CPU isn’t the only workhorse anymore, no doubt about that. As more software and plugins utilize OpenGL and GPU power, the benefits of having a mid to pro level GPU skyrockets. Sharing the workload to the GPU is the future, something Chris from Mettle has […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • October 10, 2012

Vimeo’s New Tip Jar & Pay to View Features

Today, Vimeo announced two very prominent and game changing features to their site: Tip Jar and Pay-to-View. These two features are a huge leap in bringing revenue into the equation with Vimeo since the Vimeo Plus and Pro accounts. Although I never thought about making any sort of money with Vimeo, these two features are […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • September 19, 2012

Element 3D Contest Winner

The Element 3D contest is officially over and I would first like to thank everyone who participated and supported the contest. With your participation and support, I am able to continue to host contests like these in the future for everyone. We received 26 entries this time around with some highly recognizable works. It was […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • September 4, 2012

Royalty Free Music & Freebies!

Last time, we started talking about creating and organizing your music/sound library. Today, we’re going to focus on actually building and adding content to that library with some royalty free music. Two sources come to mind when I think of cheap, affordable, but high quality: AudioJungle & Premiumbeat. They have a huge library of music and soundfxs […]

by VinhSon Nguyen • August 30, 2012