The Inspirational

Predictable 10

You know, there’s nothing more boring than when your grandma can tell you what new features will come to this year’s edition of your favorite software tool (or something along those lines) and I strongly feel that way about the raytrace render stuff in the upcoming Nuke 10. It’s so painfully obvious – users have […]

The Room with a View

This week it was time for my annual medical check-up, so I spent it in the hospital at Universitätsklinikum Halle. Having a room on the tenth floor certainly has its advantages like having a nice view on the surroundings or seeing the rescue chopper hovering in on its approach to the landing pad. On the other […]

The Week of Non-Happenings

One of the things I really miss about the graphics software industry is some positive excitement. These days I rarely ever get that “Me want!” feeling because things seem so predictable, mundane, ordinary and even dreary. You know, that feeling when something comes out and you want to immediately call the developers idiots because what […]

30 Million Taos

In the motion graphics business only one thing is true: Everything comes back – sometimes with a vengeance – every few years and just like lens flares will never die out (I’m already expecting another onslaught of fan made videos heavy on this stuff after everyone has watched the JJ Abrams-ified version of Star Wars), […]

Birthday Bits

Yesterday I was crazy enough to watch the Adobe MAX sneak peeks and once more I couldn’t help but feel WTF? Some of the presentations were just awful and well, that aside, I can’t help but feel that we’re fast approaching Creative Cloud Elements with all those gimmicky features like Extract Shading or 3D printing ugly faces. […]

Varekai – at last!

My backstory with Varekai is certainly odd, to say the least. As I wrote a few years ago, I missed their first European tour and the respective dates in Germany. I was doing tradeshow work in Düsseldorf when they were in Berlin (back then the closest location, since they didn’t stop over in Leipzig) and […]

Mettle – Plexus – GoPro – 360

Just a quick note: The good people over at Mettle are having a little competition and give away some neat stuff like a GoPro and a bunch of After Effects plug-ins. All you need to do is build some countdown that looks good in panoramic 3D using their SkyBox plug-in set. If there is time, […]


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