Author Archives: conigs

Wait Loss for After Effects

Jon Dickinson, known for his resource site, gave great talk last fall at Node Fest. It’s 40 minutes, but will save you hours over time in After Effects.

November 2017 Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting this month with Victoria Nece and Tim Kurkowski joining us remotely from the Adobe AE offices in Seattle. We went through a slew of links and several people sharing some of their work as well. Below is a list of links (in no particular order) we took a look at over the course of the conversations. Save Comp as Project – Hooker – … Continue Reading

After Effects 14.0 (CC2017) Available Now!

Adobe has just released the latest update to After Effects, version 14.0 (CC2017), as well as the rest of the Creative Cloud applications. For an exhaustive list of what’s new, take a look at the official announcement on Adobe’s After Effects blog. But here’s the highlights: Updated user interface New Cinema 4D renderer (replace the Raytrace Engine) Better Playback performance of video footage Live Text Templates now packaged with all … Continue Reading

Recap: Express Yourself

This week at our meetup we got a chance to hang out at HDMG’s studio. It offered a dark space for the projector and a huge area to project on the cyc wall. No one had trouble seeing this time! We also saw several new faces and had good conversations. First we got down to business showing off the new website and our Slack group. If you haven’t heard about … Continue Reading

MNAE Slack

Join the MNAE Slack Group! Slack is a communication platform meant for businesses, but it’s been bent to the will of many social groups… including us! Think of Slack as a chat room where you can get feedback on your latest project, help with your animations, or just talk shop with other local After Effects users. Due to how Slack works, you’ll need to request an invitation. It’s a manual … Continue Reading

Up and running on the new site

We’re officially up and running on the new domain. From here on out, is the destination for news on upcoming events, recaps on past events, resources for motion designers and more! We’re still in the process of getting things moved over, but you can take a look at upcoming events, freebies from the old site, and even request an invite to the Slack group! More to come from the … Continue Reading