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Sarasa Sasa
01-31-2006, 02:18 AM
hey, i come here with a single question


i saw that some artist (mostly 3d artists) use after effects in their work. The question is:
is after effects usefull for still images? have after effects any property that photoshop havnīt for still images?


i hope you understand me :D

Shinjipierre
01-31-2006, 06:26 AM
yeah, photoshop isn't really great when it comes to 3d compositiing...

You can't change the parameters easily and you've made a mistake... CTRL + Z....

In after effects, you can change the paramaters of your filters/layers as you wish.

http://www.tahlniran.com/

Watch the after effects tutorial if you want to understand.

scrimski
01-31-2006, 08:07 AM
Parametric FX layers is something I really miss in Photoshop. You can use adjustment layers, but not the filters as layers.

Shinjipierre
01-31-2006, 10:17 AM
True. That would be great.

Eismann
01-31-2006, 11:35 AM
Photoshop lacks in terms of reading premultiplied Alphas (at least up to CS1, can't speak for CS2 since I do not own it).. there are situations where one has to use premultiplied, and then Photoshop is a major pain, when it's the only tool around.

Greetings,
Eismann

Ian Jones
01-31-2006, 12:20 PM
yes it would make sense wouldn't it... but alas keeping seperate programs with seperate tools means better business.

JohnnyRandom
01-31-2006, 07:52 PM
heh, not better business... more money:P

seriously tho photoshop is a mammoth beast, I don't think I would want adobe to add all its functionality to AE or vice versa...

BTW no timeline in Photoshop:D can't expect to use an app without a timeline... don't say imageready has one either:rolleyes::D

evanfotis
01-31-2006, 09:31 PM
AE supports more filters than PS does.
As mentioned it can create better 3D stuff etc.
There are two Basic differences.
AE does Non Destructive editing, while PS when not working with adjustment layers, layer masks or newer smart objects, IS destructive.
OTOH, that is exactly PS strength. It is way faster to edit, manipulate large files in PS than in AE which is aimed at TV resolutions.
You can create large comps, but it slows down.

Sarasa Sasa
01-31-2006, 09:42 PM
whoa!

thanks for the info


it was just couriousity, i donīt even make 3d....

tufif
02-03-2006, 05:41 PM
I like compositing 3d stills in after effects better than photoshop because if I make a nice image and later decide to animate it, I don't have to worry about recreating any of the effects.

kyuzo
02-03-2006, 06:18 PM
The Adobe After Effects 7.0 software helps you create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects with infinite variety. Take advantage of unmatched integration with other Adobe software, flexible 2D and 3D compositing, and hundreds of effects and Animation Presets to bring a new dimension to your film, video, DVD, and Macromedia Flash productions.


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evanfotis
02-03-2006, 06:24 PM
I like compositing 3d stills in after effects better than photoshop because if I make a nice image and later decide to animate it, I don't have to worry about recreating any of the effects.
I too use AE quite often for print projects.
Some plugs in AE I don't have equivelant in PS, etc.
But for large printed work A3 sized with multiple layers...its rather sluggish.
But again I would isolate an area and move it into AE, do its stuff and back to PS.

Thing is, masking with brushes etc in PS are so much easier than in AE.

evanfotis
02-03-2006, 07:53 PM
The Adobe After Effects 7.0 software helps you create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects with infinite variety. Take advantage of unmatched integration with other Adobe software, flexible 2D and 3D compositing, and hundreds of effects and Animation Presets to bring a new dimension to your film, video, DVD, and Macromedia Flash productions.


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Poster Printing (http://www.largeformatposters.com/) | Short Run Printing (http://www.shortrunondemandprinting.com/)

Whoa...
that sounds like it came directly out of Adobe's PR departement...

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