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klingspor
01-20-2009, 07:21 PM
(To the mods: Please feel free to delete this message if you consider this SPAM - it's just an offer to After Effects users in the Mac community!)

Some of you might remember my After Effects plug-in Normality (http://www.minning.de/software/normality/) for relighting scenes in AE. This software has been available for free for the Windows platform for some time now and will continue to be so.

Since then I have gotten a lot of requests to port the plug-in to the Mac - there seems to be a large and active After Effects community on the Mac side of the pond that would also like to use my plug-in in their projects.

But as I don't own an Apple computer (and have no personal reason to buy one) I cannot port the plug-in at the moment - and with it being free and all, there's not much of an incentive for me to buy a Mac just for the purpose of porting the software.

However, I am willing to port Normality to Mac OS X and release the plug-in for free if I can gather the funds needed to purchase a lower-end Intel Mac.

If you're willing to donate towards this purpose, please follow the link to minning.de (http://www.minning.de/software/normality/) and click "Donate".

As for the maths... the cheapest Intel iMac is 999. So if 20 Mac users donate as little as 50 each, Normality will be ported to Mac OS X. That's less than most other After Effects plug-ins cost and seems very reasonable to me for having a custom software development done.

After all, there's not much in it for me since I have no real use for a Mac.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know!

klingspor
02-08-2009, 04:40 PM
Apparently I overestimated the need for this plug-in in the Mac community. Normality (http://www.minning.de/software/normality/) will not be ported to OS X any time soon as the required funds were not acquired and I have no interest in purchasing a Mac just to port this software.

I have refunded all donations to the kind donors.

pixelpimp
02-14-2009, 07:38 AM
can you make it open-source? maybe someone else can port it for you. look like a useful plug -in.

klingspor
02-14-2009, 10:09 AM
can you make it open-source?That's out of the question.

ernpchan
02-15-2009, 09:31 PM
Do you have a help file on how to use Normality?

klingspor
02-15-2009, 09:42 PM
Do you have a help file on how to use Normality?I have written up some documentation but I don't think I ever released it because I thought this software is pretty self-explanatory... you apply the plug-in to your normal map and add a light to the scene. :shrug:

What part are you having trouble with?

ernpchan
02-17-2009, 06:24 PM
In that case I'm using it right. Just wasn't sure if I was missing anything on using this plug-in.

Thx for releasing it!

klingspor
06-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Just a little heads up: Normality 3 is now available for Mac OS X (http://www.minning.de/software/normality) along with a whole bunch of new features.

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