Welcome! My name is Alan Shisko, and I'm a freelance motion graphics artist working out of Toronto, Canada. I've been very lucky in my career to have had many inspiring teachers, and decided to start this blog to give back to the community that has enriched me both technically and aesthetically. Perhaps my words and images will inspire you to do the same! If you wish, take a minute to view my demo reel at Shisko.com, or view a comprehensive gallery of my past work Here.


Thursday, May 01, 2008

TechTip: Invigorator Track 3d Layer


In "Making It Look Great v2", I talk at length about how the "Track 3d Layer" feature in Zaxwerks Invigorator can revolutionize how you animate objects in Invig. Take a look at THIS short addendum (QT, h264, 12.1mb, 3:47) that both introduces the feature and addresses a technical workaround that one no longer has to implement. Begone, 'Purge Image Caches'!

10 comments:

Motionworks said...

Nice one Alan. I'll post a link on Motionworks. Might be good to throw it up on Zaxwerks blog too?

f0ru0l0rd said...

WOW!
That's fast, and amazing. This changes my WHOLE workflow. THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

great tip.
You havent been posting for a while
I miss the tips...

Slava said...

Hey, Alan, where are you? I adore your tips and lessons, can you give us more? Please!..

Anonymous said...

Are you still alive?

Alan Shisko said...

** snore **
** snore **

eh...

wha?

:)

Yes, I'm still alive, and will be getting back to things soon :) This summer has been busy in so many ways!

Eran Stern said...

That's such a great Tip Alan, Thanks!
I must share this with you: I was in the process of making a podcast about this 3D Track Layer for the cow AE podcast, I played with it and found that it update with a continuously rasterize layer. I was so happy, then decided to google it to see if I'm as smart as I think, and guess what?
Now it will look like I copycat you. Shame on me.
I'll guess I must through it away or ask for your blessing, What do you say?

Alan Shisko said...

Eran, spread the word! Truth be told, it was Harry Frank who came up with this one. Did I mention that in the vidcast? Shout out to Harry! I was complaining about it at NAB this past April, and Harry started playing around. Voila! The 'continuously rasterize' trick was discovered!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Alan, that was just freaking great!

Now I know you didn't just stumble on this, you brainiac :)

Ryan W. said...

Great tutorial! It has definitely opened my eyes to using 3d text in After Effects.