DMALA - July 17
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
If you're a member of our Adobe Group (http://dmala.groups.adobe.com), you can get in free this month. Just check in at the group, claim your free passcode and get your ticket with your login. Check discussions for June 19
ZAX DOW (Zaxwerks Software)
LUCKY WESTFALL (Quiet Earth Studios)
AE Tricks with Warren Heaton, Project Demo from Lucky Westfall, ProAnimator6 from Zax Dow at Zaxwerks
*** 7pm to 7:30pm - Doors Open, Check-In, Q&A, News and Announcements
*** 7:30pm to 7:55pm - AE Tricks
AE Trick One - Adobe Illustrator Text Layers to Adobe After Effects Text Layers
While AE CS6 brings even more ways to bring vector based AE artwork into an After Effects project and animate it, it didn't add support for converting AI text layers into AE text layer. As such, you can't edit the text in AE, nor can you use the amazing text animation features of AE text layers. With this AE trick, you'll learn how to turn AI text into AE text.
AE Trick Two - Range Selector Shapes
Speaking of animating text in AE, how that Shape parameter (Animator > Range Selector > Advanced > Shape) affects your animation visually can be a little confusing. With this AE trick, you'll learn how to make few changes to the other Advanced parameters that make the visual affect of the various shape choices (Square, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Triangle, Round, or Smooth) very obvious.
AE Trick Three - Render Settings for Final Cut Pro
Time permitting, Warren will show the two ways he renders content for FCP edits and the settings to change in FCP to make sure the edges of your transparent areas look as expected when superimposed in the FCP Timeline.
*** 8:00pm to 8:30pm - Lucky Westfall
*** 8:30pm to 8:50pm - Break
*** 8:50 to 9:30pm - Zax Dow from Zaxwerks showing ProAnimator 6
*** 9:45pm - Door Prizes
JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEW DOOR PRIZES!!:
As if fun creative jobs aren't enough of a prize, we'll also have some door prizes to give out at the end of the meeting.
We've connected at least 5 members to jobs at each meeting this year. In March, we helped over 20 artists find work. Bring your business cards!! This meeting isn't just about learning about animation, vfx, and the industry.
ARTBEATS FOOTAGE YOU CAN USE:
This month SPECIAL PRIZE DRAWING FOR $500 worth of footage!
1. Register, and download a free clip of footage from Artbeats.com (https://www.artbeats.com/register);
2. Tweet a link to it with #dmala #artbeatsinc
That's it! You're in the door prize pool for the Artbeats prize. You must be present to win.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LOTS OF J-O-B-S.
If you are a designer, and/or know After Effects, CINEMA 4D, Maya, Photoshop, FinalCut Pro, PremierePro MochaPro - companies are looking for you.
SPECIAL THANKS TO VOLUNTEER MEMBERS
Steve Toyama and Paul Lujan
ADOBE USER GROUPS!
If you've ever been to one of our meetings before, you know that we're also an ADOBE USER GROUP, which means that there are even more benefits for you online. http://dmala.groups.adobe.com.
AWE INSPIRING WORK
Ballistic Publishing has books that will inspire you to design the next awesome work. You'll
RESOURCES FOR THE COMP:
Register online, and you can start downloading footage right now. Their huge library has something for eveyone.
SOFTWARE for PROS:
Track it. Replace it. Roto. Clean up. You may have mocha AE, but check out mochaPRO for some heavy hitting features. Once you start using mochaAE, you'll be glad you did.
The animation PRO SHOP. You don't even need to be a pro to shop there.
Red Giant Software. Everyone jsut says "REDGIANT" year - because everyone knows - trapcode / magic bullet / knoll light factory / colorista /... and most think of RedGiant for the plugins you purchase from them - but did you know that Aharon is also running tutorial videos at the site (the many superstar guest hosts). Check it out.
• Video CoPilot http://videocopilot.net #videocopilot
It's Andrew Kramer. Plugins, Tutorials, Apps. Check it out.
GET SMARTER - READ UP
• Class on Demand http://www.classondemand.com
Tons of classes for Adobe software. DMALA members know their Photoshop and After Effects front and back.... but do you know all of Production Premium? How about Adobe Premiere Pro? Class on Demand is giving away special online prizes this year! Check them out
• Peach Pit Press http://www.peachpit.com #Peachpit
With tons of eBooks to choose from (as well as physical paper), you can fill your melon with tons of tech. Many of the offerings have Safari Books Online subscriptions attached as well. ADOBE CLASSROOM IN A BOOK? Peachpit makes it - check out their iTunes podcasts as well.
• Focal Press http://www.focalpress.com #focalpress
Publisher of Steve Wright's books on compositing, Focal press has given readers a resources for their library mainstays. Whether you're an animator in After Effects, Nuke, Flame or other software, you'll want to check out how Steve can help you improve the look of your digital comps.
*Thanks to Our Supporters*
• ADOBE SYSTEMS http://www.adobe.com #adobe
Each meeting is made possible by Adobe. Whether your a beginner or a veteran Adobe user, you should probably check out their site again. Did you know that there is a Community Page at the Adobe site for tips/tricks/FAQs about their software?
Also: Save 15% on Adobe Software through the store.
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Until then, please be sure that you're part of our growing Adobe groups page (over 500 members already this year!): http://dmala.groups.adobe.com
So get 'em while they're available (seats are first-come basis)
Not on the list, or can't bring your ticket? Bring your wallet / Tickets $10 door!
I'd like to thank our annual sponsors for giving us amazing product - to give to you! You can thank them too by checking out their websites. Many have new tutorials / tips / project files for their end users. http://www.dmala.org
SPECIAL THANKS to Adobe Systems for providing a space for us to meet.
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*Must be registered with Eventbrite and be present to win, other restrictions may apply
If you've signed up before - it doesn't matter - please sign up again. We'd like to know if you're coming. If you have a friend who wants to come along - great, but please have them sign up for their own ticket.
Share your pictures with us: http://www.flickr.com/dmala
Registration does not guarantee you a seat! Be sure to show up early.
Doors open at 6:30PM.
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING
We will be issuing doorprize tickets to registered attendees when you come in.You MUST BE REGISTERED here for a doorprize ticket.
See you there.
Ko & Warren
Special thanks to Adobe Systems for providing space for you to join us each month!
When & Where
Digital Media Artists \ Los Angeles
Digital Media Artists / Los Angeles (DMA/LA) is an association for professionals creating imagery for video, film, and other media using desktop tools. MGLA was formed in August 1997 through the merger of several previously-existing groups. DMA/LA is an extention of that - continuing in 2008. DMA/LA's area of discussions are not restricted to a specific hardware or software solution, understanding that an artist often has to employ 2D, 3D, and other digital tools to realize their vision - and that artistic inspiration can be universal.