>I’m no biker, but I believe the Hell’s Angels term hang-around would describe me pretty accurately. I enjoy the company of people who know more than I do, in a way making me a geek hang-around.
Friday was a blast, as I got to spend the day with David “Dave” McGavran, programmer on the After Effects team. I demo’ed a couple of projects while we figured out why the navigation in AE 7.0 seems so slow. Dave whipped out his MacBook and quickly looked in the actual source code for the reason why scrolling and moving around in the timeline doesn’t have interupts that cancel an ongoing preview rendering. Look for an improvement to this in an upcoming release!
After lunch we headed north to the town of Uppsala where we spent the afternoon and evening at Cycore Systems with Jens Enqvist and Nils Schneider, creators of 87 of the plugins that are shipped with After Effects, including classics such as Fractal Noise.
This might just possibly be the worst picture I’ve ever taken, so as an excuse here’s a link to some excellent sample projects for the bundled CC effects. While you’re there, pick up a demo of the indispensable Cycore FX HD package.
Thanks for an unforgettable day!
PS. Did you know that CC Sphere actually does raytracing? Amazing…