JSON is used a lot by web service as response to replace XML.
Why not using the XML object ?
AE’s XML object is handy, but yet have some weird way to access attribute, which in some case can become problematic. On top that the XML object comes with lots of methods and properties to handle properly an XML.
Even better, to make sure the JSON object is always available when you launch AE, you can download this file and put it into the “startup” folder in your script directory. So the JSON object and function will be loaded at AE startup.
Here are the two first tutorial about tracking with Blender, showing you how to do Corner Pin tracking and Stabilisation as well. ENJOY my friends !! And stay tune since I’ll be releasing some scripts pretty soon which will do that “automatically” for you
In case you missed it, Blender got a GSOC this year to integrate Libmv into it. Which means by the end of the summer we should have 3D tracking available in Blender (at least in a branch if not in Trunk).
But the first step to that is to implement 2D trackers, and Sergey did already a great job for integrating this feature. I just tested it today, it is of course very new and not so stable, but we are really close to be able to do nice FX. Actually all I’m missing to start and really play is being able to use the tracking data as f-curves and re-use them into the compositor (which according to Sergey, should be enable soon).
Kiril Ivanov is doing a crazy job with After Effects ! He did create some really nice animated character using some really nice rig and stuff.
And he decide to use ft-Toolbar in his workflow to be able to animate and set his rig faster. And he also had the idea of multi-toolbar which now is fully supported in version 1.27. Checkout his video :
Create an instance of an effect with one click™. Behind the scenes the script makes a copy of the effect and links it with expressions in a way that allows the instance to be anywhere including a different comp.