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david van brink // Sun 2008.02.24 22:19 // {after effects}

Omino After Effects Suite

The next release of the Omino After Effects Suite is finally available! Oh, it’s got a fabulous new Kaleidoscope effect, mentioned in the previous post. But the real excitement is… is… is this:

Mac OS X Universal Binary, and Windows! The two most requested features, doncha know.

In truth the Windows version should be considered Alpha. I’m confident that it works and is stable (as is the Mac version) but I’m still learning my way around the compiler settings, so it may run slower than necessary.

Oh, speaking of performance, there’s a handy feature in every single Omino Suite plug-in: a performance measurement.

Under the “debug” twirldown are options to display all the parameters, and the render time. These are both mostly to help me while developing the plugin; stamping the parameters creates a video record of possible outcomes. But the time stamp is actually quite handy while authoring, to give some idea of which settings are likely to take more, well, render time.

I’ll be posting a few more examples of usages of the Omino Suite. Stay tuned.

Note to Adobe. Free idea: show a performance measurement for each plugin. The application knows when each starts and stops and could do that. Sure, confounded a bit by threading, &c, but still.

Karl Keefer // Mon 2008.02.25 12:5512:55 pm

I can’t get access to the Windows .zip posted on omino.com!!!

The plug-ins look amazing, but Windows blocks the .zip file as if it were a virus. Perhaps it was damaged when it was uploaded?

Also I could be making some strange mistake 😡

david van brink // Mon 2008.02.25 15:383:38 pm

Yikes! Thanks so much for posting, Karl.

I’ve tagged the download page with Please Stand By, until I can upload an uncorrupted file.

(I confirmed that they were corrupt, like you said. I’m still getting my Windows development-upload flow ironed out. Sorry for the trouble and thanks for posting!)

david van brink // Tue 2008.02.26 02:162:16 am

still investigating.
I appear to have rediscovered that Windows development is complicated by the need for DLL’s.

Please stand by.

Again, thx for reporting the problem.

Scott Holt // Tue 2008.02.26 08:498:49 am

The new features look really good!

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