I’ve always been looking for a good OpenSource compositing software which would be as good as AfterFx (or at least an honest alternative). The only one that seems to exist was Jahshaka (beside the integrated one in Blender). I’ve always waited for them to bring it to the next level, cause so far it wasn’t a professional tool, but they had ambition to make it better. I just had a look a the source today, and the last updated was more than a year a go !!! So I guess that project was dead, I just google it to be sure, and I found this website http://www.cinefx.org/
I knew that some research came out of the Jahshaka project as Cineplay (video player – read any type of media file) and cinecode (opensource desktop video encoder), but I didn’t knew about CineFX !
At this point CineFx is only the old JahPlayer (which was able to read uncompress video in real-time), but as they said on this blog it seems that they want to make CineFx the way Jahshaka was supposed to be.
Let’s just hope this project won’t die once again !!! 🙂
Here we are, already the 3rd week! So now it’s done, for sure I’m taking the following 4 classes for this term:
MSV101 – Introduction to Massive
AFX301 – A Guerrilla Filmmakers Guide to After Effects
PFT202 – PFTrack in Production
FUS101 – Introduction to Fusion
This class is really nice, but in the other hand, massive looks like the most complicated software I ever “had to” learn. But it’s really interesting and I can’t wait to see what is going to come out of it… Continue reading FxPhd : Jan09 first 2 weeks bilan→
Ah Ah I forgot, I already took this class and it’s just amazing !
To be honest I wasn’t going to take any AfterFx classes at FXPHD since I think website like VideoCopilot.net are way enought to get into it. But I took a look at the first class which is rule by Gareth Edwards and I was so impressed by his workflow he had.
Ok, just to be clear, this guy made the VFX of a show for the BBC, called “Attila – The Hun“, He did it :
all by himself,
in 5 months,
using afterFX and Premiere
by working like that, YOU got to have great tips, really fluent workflow, and great organisation. So that’s why I enrolled in his class as well
So now I started my first class of Fusion, it looks really exciting from here ! Finally getting into compositing.
I cannot determine if I’ll take the Flame’s classes yet or not ?! Kind of hard to follow a class without the ability to play around with the software. Well I’ll see, otherwise I might take the Maya class, since I said “One day, yeahh, I’ll learn Maya” (it’s been 3 years at least :p)
Sad thing about having one course per week is that you have to wait one week before getting the next class !!! it’s like watching a TV Show, and comes the moment like you know it’s getting to the end, and the story is never gonna be finished in the next 3 minutes, so you start crying cause you already you’ll have to wait 7 long days ! Yeah well I got the same feeling for my fxphd’s classes :p 😀
o_O !!! ok, I just got my first course on Massive, and I think that THIS is gonna be a hard one. I think it’s going to be fun, but in the same time it looks really complicated ! I hope I’ll be smart enought :$