Meetup Recaps

February 2021 Digital Meetup

This month special guest Caitlin Cadieux joined us to go over her cel animation workflow from Procreate to Photoshop to compositing in After Effects. It was a great free flowing demo on concerting, techniques, tools, and finishing. Caitlin covered material from two primary pieces: SERVANT and Stirfry’s Dream. Her tool of choice for the iPad is Procreate and she works with Animator’s Toolbar Pro inside Photoshop before sending files to composite in After Effects.

If you want to see more of Caitlin’s work be sure to check out her portfolio and Instagram.

Our 3×3 quick tips were presented by Lucas (trigger at marker expression), Tara (speed graph tips), and David (Remix feature in Adobe Audition).

Prompt submission for Warmth were reviewed from Hanna, Jill, and Adam.

This month we were fortunate enough to give away two prizes through random drawings. One year of Adobe Creative Cloud won by Wendie. Timelord, a relatively new tool for working with cel animation in Photoshop, Animate, and After Effects was won by David. Congrats!

Thanks to everyone who came out this month!

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00:05:28.731,00:05:31.731
MNAEUG Organizer: We'll post a link in the meeting summary and on the Facebook and Discord groups.

00:05:37.699,00:05:40.699
Hanna Loegering: Thx

00:06:25.259,00:06:28.259
Matt Oberdalhoff: Nice!

00:06:38.804,00:06:41.804
Janelle Van Sloun: Awesome.  Thank you!

00:07:08.599,00:07:11.599
Lucas Langworthy: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KnsX-oDuxyNvsZmPKynJOEoEjLVg35Y6yFTSUiI_Dag/edit?usp=sharing

00:07:42.781,00:07:45.781
Janelle Van Sloun: Hi everyone!  This is my first virtual MNAEUG, used to go to them in person in the before times.   Anyways, hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janellevansloun/

00:10:37.104,00:10:40.104
Janelle Van Sloun: Thank you Tara!

00:10:43.930,00:10:46.930
Janelle Van Sloun: Yes we hear you

00:15:20.253,00:15:23.253
Hanna Loegering: Cool!

00:26:26.867,00:26:29.867
MNAEUG Organizer: https://procreate.art/

00:36:30.877,00:36:33.877
Tara Iannarelli: #truth

00:36:50.230,00:36:53.230
MNAEUG Organizer: http://www.animatorstoolbar.com/product/animators-toolbar-pro-cc/

00:40:22.271,00:40:25.271
Caitlin Cadieux: ctrl + shift + ]

00:41:25.756,00:41:28.756
MNAEUG Organizer: ⌘ ⇧ ] for us mac nerds

00:43:47.587,00:43:50.587
MNAEUG Organizer: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKwiyXDnNOR

00:51:43.116,00:51:46.116
Joseph Siemsen: Do you have any specific reasons for leaning towards this combination of software and techniques vs others?

01:00:02.356,01:00:05.356
Tara Iannarelli: Are there any other questions for Caitlin?

01:00:53.001,01:00:56.001
Joseph Siemsen: what is something you learned during making the switch to the iPad that you wished you knew from the beginning?

01:03:48.460,01:03:51.460
David Lund: https://www.amazon.com/PaperLike-Protector-Texture-Reflection-Installation/dp/B07ZD5QJ6Q/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2Z6RSTEBGCTJ6&dchild=1&keywords=paper+screen+protector&qid=1613700466&sprefix=paper+screen%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzQjJZSklRMDI4NTNKJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzY4OTIyMlMyTTdINlVXRFdYMCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTQ0MTkzM1MzWVM5SzAxMEJCUCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

01:04:02.088,01:04:05.088
Caitlin Cadieux: https://gumroad.com/maxulichney

01:04:03.074,01:04:06.074
David Lund: this is the cheap-y one that I got, just to see if I'd like it

01:05:30.665,01:05:33.665
Jill Zimmerman: Thank you!

01:05:35.362,01:05:38.362
Matt Oberdalhoff: Thanks for showing!

01:05:36.686,01:05:39.686
Joseph Siemsen: Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

01:05:36.816,01:05:39.816
Janelle Van Sloun: Thank you!

01:05:39.377,01:05:42.377
Brian Barber: Thanks!

01:05:46.149,01:05:49.149
Kyle Kehrwald: 👏👏👏

01:06:44.080,01:06:47.080
David Lund: Bonus points for D&D fan! Great stuff. Thank you!

01:06:45.009,01:06:48.009
Caitlin Cadieux: @caitcadieux

01:06:45.726,01:06:48.726
Brian Klein: Woot Woot!

01:07:08.945,01:07:11.945
Joseph Siemsen: Dungeons and Daddies?

01:07:52.008,01:07:55.008
Joseph Siemsen: ah yes the part of the AEUG meeting where DnD is discussed at length

01:08:13.682,01:08:16.682
David Lund: hahaha

01:08:18.252,01:08:21.252
Matt Oberdalhoff: Dad approved

01:08:37.360,01:08:40.360
Caitlin Cadieux: DIMENSION 20

01:08:39.472,01:08:42.472
Joseph Siemsen: it truly is Matt

01:09:33.354,01:09:36.354
David Lund: I mean, 90% of the reason I miss meetups is because you schedule it the same night as my D&D night... 

01:09:43.019,01:09:46.019
Caitlin Cadieux: @Tara Tiny Heist is one with the McElroys also! I haven't seen it yet but I've heard amazing things https://dimension20.fandom.com/wiki/Tiny_Heist

01:09:45.764,01:09:48.764
Joseph Siemsen: priorities

01:09:55.700,01:09:58.700
Adam Demers: One more in Facebook

01:10:15.618,01:10:18.618
Janelle Van Sloun: Cant see it

01:11:17.038,01:11:20.038
Caitlin Cadieux: that feels so real rn

01:11:21.877,01:11:24.877
Caitlin Cadieux: LARGE MOOD

01:11:26.625,01:11:29.625
Peter Wagner: Well done!

01:11:27.777,01:11:30.777
M. Gurtek: Saw this on the Gram. Nice work Hannah

01:11:32.195,01:11:35.195
Matt Oberdalhoff: I feel that sun man

01:11:45.620,01:11:48.620
Joseph Siemsen: the fx animation is a nice touch 

01:11:47.410,01:11:50.410
Caitlin Cadieux: how did you do the motion trails?

01:11:50.030,01:11:53.030
Jim Collins: Nice!

01:13:18.013,01:13:21.013
Adam Demers: LInk to another WARMTH submission:  https://vimeo.com/514064429?fbclid=IwAR2GiUlHukhFSaIErJVOpI5H6SXsdlsRvFlqNXaHYWbQchHJb4rPLFgaJCA

01:14:18.217,01:14:21.217
Joseph Siemsen: very cute, my wife would fight the dog for that spot if there was a vent big enough for a person

01:14:53.465,01:14:56.465
Matt Oberdalhoff: That exhale from the dog, I know dog that way.

01:15:37.143,01:15:40.143
Joseph Siemsen: draw it straight and curl it within AE and then undo it?

01:15:52.381,01:15:55.381
Angel Torres: I think with the Puppet Tool

01:16:09.824,01:16:12.824
Brian Klein: Make a straight line, then twirl it?

01:16:49.556,01:16:52.556
Kyle Kehrwald: This thing? https://aescripts.com/authors/a-b/bao-plugins/

01:17:00.331,01:17:03.331
Janelle Van Sloun: After this, I am attending Spark's webinar on the Making of The Snoopy Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vwMTcWCNvQ&feature=youtu.be

01:17:08.429,01:17:11.429
Beau Gilles: Wayfinder?

01:17:37.435,01:17:40.435
Joseph Siemsen: there is also a literal twirl effect

01:17:46.800,01:17:49.800
Matt Oberdalhoff: I'd combine all this, and posterize time on twos to match the animation

01:18:01.683,01:18:04.683
M. Gurtek: Duik Basel

01:18:08.116,01:18:11.116
M. Gurtek: Put some bones in it

01:18:14.444,01:18:17.444
Joseph Siemsen: frame by frame cell animation?

01:18:46.928,01:18:49.928
Matt Oberdalhoff: when is duik going to release the 'make project' button feature?

01:18:52.690,01:18:55.690
Joseph Siemsen: ha

01:19:03.610,01:19:06.610
Joseph Siemsen: just don't tell the client the button exists now

01:19:52.068,01:19:55.068
Matt Oberdalhoff: I remember these from my childhood home

01:20:13.720,01:20:16.720
Angel Torres: very clever

01:21:13.257,01:21:16.257
Brian Barber: I just bled our radiators a couple weeks ago...

01:21:38.031,01:21:41.031
Joseph Siemsen: anyone have a discord link on hand?

01:22:29.223,01:22:32.223
MNAEUG Organizer: https://discord.gg/YQTN4by

01:23:42.831,01:23:45.831
Matt Oberdalhoff: Changing the subject are we? Show us the jams! fair question though.

01:24:27.725,01:24:30.725
MNAEUG Organizer: https://aescripts.com/save-comp-as-project/

01:24:58.427,01:25:01.427
Angel Torres: have you tried reducing the project before exporting?

01:25:22.510,01:25:25.510
Caitlin Cadieux: that was my thought -- i save a copy of the project file to my desktop, NOT the original path, cause it makes you save

01:25:29.562,01:25:32.562
Caitlin Cadieux: and then reduce and save as filename_import.aep

01:25:34.098,01:25:37.098
Caitlin Cadieux: and then import that into the main project

01:27:36.361,01:27:39.361
Joseph Siemsen: strategically break it so it can be easily fixed again just in case

01:28:56.228,01:28:59.228
Joseph Siemsen: in like 2 days I'll have something to show off but it isn't public yet

01:30:35.332,01:30:38.332
Joseph Siemsen: oh sick... saved in calendar now

01:30:49.194,01:30:52.194
David Lund: awesome!

01:31:07.799,01:31:10.799
Joseph Siemsen: 7PM?

01:31:16.441,01:31:19.441
Hanna Loegering: So Cool!

01:32:40.536,01:32:43.536
Tara Iannarelli: Yes our meeting in March will be at 7pm.

01:33:14.872,01:33:17.872
Matt Oberdalhoff: SPIN

01:33:16.764,01:33:19.764
Matt Oberdalhoff: SPIN

01:33:22.754,01:33:25.754
Joseph Siemsen: no whammies

01:33:44.166,01:33:47.166
Matt Oberdalhoff: Imagine i'm chanting, but I don't want to be banned for spam

01:34:04.322,01:34:07.322
Matt Oberdalhoff: WENDIE

01:34:48.671,01:34:51.671
Joseph Siemsen: "Kids bed time" as I look over at my daughter sucking the chocolate kiss off a cookie"

01:34:52.984,01:34:55.984
Matt Oberdalhoff: Congratulates 

01:35:16.875,01:35:19.875
Caitlin Cadieux: worth the money even UNTOUCHED

01:35:19.409,01:35:22.409
Caitlin Cadieux: that's how good it is

01:35:23.558,01:35:26.558
Matt Oberdalhoff: I wanna be the time lord

01:35:30.060,01:35:33.060
Brian Klein: supporting a great developer!!

01:35:36.828,01:35:39.828
Kyle Kehrwald: Anyone have a discord invite? I want in!

01:36:27.957,01:36:30.957
Wendie Owens: Omg. I panicked trying to hit unmute and kicked myself out of the meet up

01:36:44.406,01:36:47.406
David Lund: https://discord.gg/YQTN4by

01:36:47.013,01:36:50.013
Matt Oberdalhoff: Welcome back, ya winner!

01:37:01.306,01:37:04.306
Matt Oberdalhoff: DAVID

01:37:58.119,01:38:01.119
Matt Oberdalhoff: Thanks Caitlin!

01:38:04.860,01:38:07.860
Joseph Siemsen: thanks so much everyone!!!

01:38:11.757,01:38:14.757
David Lund: Yes, thank you Caitlin! And for the D&D recommendation! Cheers!

01:38:15.111,01:38:18.111
Caitlin Cadieux: congrats y'all!

01:38:19.132,01:38:22.132
Jim Collins: stay safe and healthy

01:38:23.395,01:38:26.395
Wendie Owens: Unreal! Thanks all

01:38:23.721,01:38:26.721
Caitlin Cadieux: 🐲

01:38:54.733,01:38:57.733
Matt Oberdalhoff: I'll spin in a circle just for you

01:38:57.131,01:39:00.131
Brian Barber: Thanks!

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