Monthly Archives: October 2015

Creative Cloud Event Oxford

On November 19th Adobe specialists Richard Curtis and Niels Stevens are coming to Film Oxford, Catherine Street, Oxford, for a special presentation on the new features of Creative Cloud for photographers, designers and film makers starting at 7:30pm.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the latest features in the new release of Adobe Creative Cloud 2015, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, Speedgrade and more. Learn about what’s new in this 2015 release that will help you do everything you do more efficiently using the latest innovations and modern standards. Get answers to your questions and get inspired by film makers and photographers who are creating amazing work.

Prizes
Adobe will be providing a One-year Creative Cloud Membership as first prize in our free raffle. You must be present to win.

Richard Curtis
Richard is a Principal Solutions Consultant at Adobe with a focus on Digital Imaging. Richard is the UK contact for Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements and Imaging workflows around the Creative Cloud. Richard is also the primary contact for Adobe in the UK and EMEA for 3D and 3D printing with Photoshop. He is a keen technologist and a photographer for over 20 years, with a focus on travel and portrait photography.

Niels Stevens
Niels has almost 20 years consultancy experience in the content creation business.  He spent 10 years in the content creation reseller world, specialising in sales and training for Audio post-production systems. He moved to Avid Solutions Consulting in 2006, where he looked after most of the major Broadcast Accounts in EMEA, specialising in storage networks, media asset management, and editing / finishing workflows.

Since 2010, he has looked after the Pro Video market at Adobe, as a Business Development Manager for the Creative Cloud. He has overseen double-digit percentage growth in Premiere Pro market share every year, which continues apace, as the company transitions towards a connected, hosted services model.

Meeting Report: 3D character animation online with Mixamo/Adobe

John Twycross demonstrated products from Mixamo the online 3D character animation company acquired by Adobe in June of this year. Mixamo’s products are expected to be included in Adobe’s Creative Cloud offering in the New Year.

Mixamo has products to Create, Rig and Animate 3D characters. John started by showing Fuse which is a modular 3D character creator with over 280 customizable attributes allow anyone to make a vast range of 3D character types and styles. John created a new character and showed how the character can be given required body features, clothing and footwear. The character can also be given action attributes from a database of animation clips, e.g. running, jogging and jumping.

Auto-Rigger is the Maximo automatic online rigging tool to build the skeleton and place the bones of the 3D character. The tool allows you to identify pivot points in the skeleton of the character, e.g. elbows, knees, neck etc. The product is a rigged character with skeleton and mesh weighted to bones that can be downloaded, scripted and included in your game.

DSC_2147In the picture here John is working with the Face Plus product. The character on screen in real-time is following John’s movements through the web-cam on his laptop. In this way it is possible to create and record a scripted animation take with believable lip sync of the character.

Face Plus was made for Unity developers. Click the record button to capture facial expression, creating an ANIM file for your character. Then edit the 3D facial animation to get the exact result you want.