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Adobe CC launches updates & Maxon at the June meeting

Now that Adobe has launched the new version of Creative Cloud updates go get your hands on the video’s and updates.

Be sure to check out the meeting next week as well for a deep dive on updates with Maxon’s C4D R14 and Cineware.

Our good friend Nick Campbell has a new tutorial series on Cineware and AE you can check out


Collider Digital Production Conference June 9-11

 COLLIDER gathers top animation/VFX/design talent and studios for three days of problem-solving talks, hard-hitting panels, intensive master classes and serious job hunting right in the heart on New York City.

 Network with creative, production and management attendees from across the animation, VFX and design industry including studios, ad agencies, broadcasters, interactive studios, production companies, brands and freelancers.

 The only event of its kind on the East Coast, COLLIDER fills a massive gap in the creative, technical and staffing needs of digital production studios and talent.


And here is your AENY discount code:


 This gets members and fans 10% of the conference, master classes and job fair






Adobe Max 2013 video sessions

If you couldn’t watch the keynotes live, you can now view them on-demand. You can also view the top daily sessions.

Max 2013 sessions

VFX NYC Townhall recording , NAB 2013 & April meeting

A little late but the audio recording from the AENY NYC VFX Townhall meeting can be listened to here on Soundcloud

NAB 2013 is just wrapping up and tons to cover related to software updates , new plugins and tons of camera related and post gear. Which we will cover at the next meeting.

Tons of new info on the next version of AE on the link below

Stay tuned for more updates on who else we have in store for the upcoming meetings.

VFX Town Hall , AENY changes and Maxon/Adobe news

We hope you all enjoyed our good buddy Andrew Kramer last meeting over 300 artists and fans showed up to the meeting. We have a new system in place we must use due to PS 41having a security issue so we must have everyone using the Evenbrite links for future meetings. You can sign up for next weeks meeting with this link 

Aharon has stepped down from his day to day with myself (Jim) and Dave taking over our regular meeting and also having me back on the east coast makes it a bit easier to run the meetings again. We have a lot planned for this year to keep an eye out on twitter & Facebook.

In awesome Adobe and Maxon news our favorite creative applications Adobe and Maxon have announced a new partnership with lots of great things to come. Check out the link to find out more info

Now for some more VFX news a lot of you may have caught wind of the Oscar snub and Oscar protest by VFX artists in the wake of issues at Rhythm & Hues, Dreamworks and Digital Domain to name a few. Places like twitter and Facebook have been great ways to stay in touch with other artists around the world about current conditions and issues in the VFX community. Our friends at Fxguide have been doing great coverage of the issues and have a link up with pictures and video links to the VFX Town Hall

Some twitter people to follow regarding these issues -


Jim Geduldick @filmbot

Bran Doughtery Johnson @bran_dj

Scott Squires @scott_squires

Animation Guild @AnimGuild

Jeff Huser @neonmarg

Dr Scott Ross @drscottross

VFX Soldier  @vfxsoldier

We’re back!

In case you missed it, we’re back in the swing of things. We were closed down for the summer because the venue we used was under construction. Make sure you follow us on twitter as @aeny and sign up to our mailing list.

Last month Maxon came to show off some of the latest features in C4D R14. This month, we’ll check out the workflow for an award winning animated short, and then we’re getting schooled in Steroscopic Animation in C4D and AE. Also we’ll be checking out a new tool for Motion Capture using Kinect and After Effects.

Adobe CS6 Production Premium Road Show

See new workflows that work and flow!
June 5, 2012
New York City – Sentry Center

Join video experts for a free, in-depth seminar featuring the new Creative Suite 6 Production Premium.  Discover the killer new features, and meet partners with complementary offerings that – when combined with CS6 Production Premium – deliver new workflows that work and flow.  Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

Get Expert Training

Dive deeper into each component of CS6 Production Premium.  Learn from industry experts how you can migrate to Adobe Premiere Pro from another editor, optimize your hardware for peak performance, gain color correction tips and tricks, and more.
(On site trainings available for New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles venues)

Click THIS LINK for more info.

No AENY Meeting in April

Just a quick note: We are not meeting in April. Our next meeting will be the end of May. More details coming soon. Thanks!

Mocha V3 On the Way!

This from the Imagineer Systems Website:

Coming Soon: mocha v3
Target Release Date: April 15, 2012

• Customer that purchases mocha AE or mocha Pro between March 15-April 15, 2012 will receive a free upgrade to version 3.

• All customers on valid support & maintenance contracts will receive free upgrade to version 3.

Please contact if you have any questions.

What’s New in Version 3
Imagineer Systems has worked closely with its customers to improve its family of intelligent Planar Tracking utilities. All mocha v3 products have been updated to add new features and improve core areas for customers: from large facilities that require advanced layer management tools for film effects and roto pipelines, to creative boutiques and artists who’ve been asking for true 3D camera support for years. Among the new developments in v3 are:

• New Rotoscoping Tools:
Bounding Box and Join Layers designed to create and edit roto masks more efficiently;

• New Layer Management:
View, organize, color code and collapse mocha layers. Increase artists productivity;

• Project Management:
Easily merge and share projects between artists for large scale roto and vfx pipelines;

• 3D Camera Solver:
The advanced Planar Tracker now includes 3D camera tracking for After Effects and FBX formats. (FBX support only included with mocha Pro);

• Dopesheet: New keyframe layout for adjusting timing and animation;

• Even More Improvements:
Keyboard shortcuts and interface improvements enhance the entire Planar Tracking-based workflow for tracking, roto and removal.

Visit the Imagineer Systems Website for more info on the special offer.

Blog post from Adobe on GPU acceleration in Premiere Pro

Trying to quantify the GPU in a Premiere Pro, especially for the editing and pro community,  is a big deal.  In his latest blog entry, our good friend, Adobe’s Denis Radeke talks about Diving into NVIDIA GPU’s and what it means for Premiere Pro.

Check it out HERE.

Follow Dennis on Twitter HERE.