Man am I chewing on this Element 3D plug in for After Effects. I have been using a cheap program called Ulead Cool 3D for creating bevel to 2D text and 2D logos for 13 years. This new plug-in renders it obsolete because I can use the lighting and 3D cameras within After Effects, plus the texturing will be vastly higher resolution, along with depth of field. Ah, this is a joy. I’m trying to not stress myself out for the entire month of December. I’m back to teaching a few classes, and there’s still some client projects to finish. Even so, I want to be relaxed. Clear my head and prep for 2014.
I want to get even more shot and edited next year. I don’t want to slow down. Quite the opposite, really; I intend to get exponentially more work finished. It’s like a clock ticking, counting down. There’s no two ways about it; I have a lot to do.
“A wild ride, over stony ground such a lust for life, the circus comes to town”
– Def Leppard