>It will take a long time until Panasionic’s P2 memory cards will be affordable, so Panasonic is reportedly working on a consumer solution involving HD footage recording onto SD memory cards.
>Here’s a fun controller that should come in handy for a motion control rig of some kind (at least one can be allowed to dream of new projects, right?)
MakeZine.com: Controller Kit
>Last year, I got a kick out of building “something real” instead of just mucking about in 3D and scripting. I ordered a BASIC Stamp micro processor and started to build a time-lapse controller for my Canon 350D / Digital Rebel.
It’s not finished yet, but it’s coming along pretty nicely with an LCD display and the code for the counting, the menues and the settings pretty much done.
I just found out there’s a new Propeller Chip that’s far more powerful and can do multi-processing, so I expect the robot builders will go crazy with this one.
>My all-time favorite AE plugin has just had a free! update. New features includes Depth of Field and Motion Path.
Trapcode Particular 1.0 Help
>There’s a new episode and article from my favorite VFX source: fxguide
This time it’s about fluid simulations algoritms and software created by 100 people during the course of a year. Perhaps they didn’t know about the Make Ocean menu item in Maya.
>Here’s a great tip for those of us who like to automate Photoshop:
Installing and using the ScriptingListener plug-in
I’d love to try it out for a project I’m currently working on where I need to cut up huge satellite images into 2.048 by 2.048 layer tiles in order for After Effects to be able to use the images in fly-bys.
>SGI has filed for Chapter 11. Here’s an alternative use for the workstations that have now been freed of their SLA:s: