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Bouncing Cubes

I decided to jump back into After Effects today and follow a nice little tutorial from ae.tutsplus.com (http://ae.tutsplus.com/tutorials/motion-graphics/use-color-to-control-your-textures/) which shows how to animate some bouncing cubes. Im not entirely happy with the animation as it is scripted not keyframed but did learn some cool little tricks about setting up custom sliders and linking them to expressions (Expression Controls). Very useful and Im sure they wont go to waste.

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Reading Festival 2011

Just a quick note on Reading Festival. What an amazing time I had. One of the best festivals I have been to, the only one which comes close would have to be the Warped Tour a few years back.

During the 3 days I was there with a friend we managed to see Frankie & The Heartstrings, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Offspring, Rise Against, New Found Glory, Does It Offend You Yeah, Digitalism, The Pigeon Detectives, Seasick Steve, Two Door Cinema Club, Madness, Jimmy Eat World, The Strokes, Bombay Bicycle Club, Taking Back Sunday, Frank Turner, Interpol, Elbow, Muse, Panic! At The Disco, We Are The Ocean and The Descendents. I can’t say which band was best, there were just so many great bands.

We didn’t get any photos since we didn’t have a camera so you will just have to believe me when I say how amazing the bands were. The weather was probably the only down side to the festival it managed to rain for most of the festival. If I could give just a little advise it would be to make sure you pack for cold and wet weather.

Well that’s about all from me. I am of to the US in a week and cant wait.

Transit

Ok so I have left Perth and am now in the amazing Siem Reap, Cambodia. Getting here was a nightmare. I left Perth at 10pm but had to arrive at the airport at 7pm because of the cheap airfare. So after Leaving Perth I arrived in Singapore at 3am. I then had to wait around until 10.30am for my flight to Bangkok, I couldnt sleep anywhere because I was in the middle of the airport. I arrived in Bangkok around 12pm and hopped a shuttle bus to the city. Appon arrival I then had to find my hostel, seems easy enough right? Well I thought I was going the right way until I was stopped by someone telling me I was going in the wrong direction, I stupidly listened to them and headed the other way. Once at the end of this street I was stopped by a cab driver asking me for a fare, I asked him how to get to my hostel and he pointed me in the direction I had just come from. I turned around and headed back. I finally arrived at my hostel over an hour after getting of the bus only to find I was about 10 meters away when I was turned around the first time. The lesson is never trust a local. O and it was about 38 degrees…

So I lay around for a while waiting for a friend Tash to get to the same hostel as we were planing to travel together. My phone didnt work so I had no way of communicating, she was meant to get into Bangkok around the same time as me. After 3 hours of waiting around, I couldnt wait any longer so I decided to speak to some of the other people at the hostel and was talked into getting dinner and a beer. 4 hours later i got back to the hostel to find her there. phew… someone to travel with….

A week to go

I only have a week left now before I head over on my big trip. Cant wait to get it started in Perth then over to Bangkok. I have a few projects which need to be wrapped up before I leave including a major re-design for my current employer. Hope all goes well.

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Vue part one

Well its different to Maya for sure, it looks like there is a lot that could be accomplished if you put your mind to it. I Started with the basic tutorial but was soon able to add a procedural terrain, clouds and even import a Maya object. Im looking forward to the rest of these tutorials.

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Maya and Vue

Im about to begin a brand new project – Vue and Maya integration, and a little after effects – From what I have seen from the tutorials this looks like it could be a lot of fun and could produce some amazing results not to mention the amount I should learn.

Let the fun begin!

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Cre8ive Studio business card

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you all know of my latest design, the Cre8ive Studio business card. Done in Illustrator over about an hour or so due to a sale. I dont think its the greatest work now that I have seen it printed, but it was a learning curve for sure.

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WordPress disable plugin based on page

While working on a project at my current job I have come across a small problem of 2 plugins not working together, creating conflict, Formbuilder and Yak. Although this sort of thing can happen quite often it would be great if there was some way of turning off a plugin for just one page. For example I do not need both the plugins running at the same time.

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