Layer Storage is a script for After Effects that allows for easy and straight forward organization of layers in your composites. To find out more about Layer Storage and to download a free trial, you can visit the aescripts website.
A simple but handy free script by Mandegar Design that allows you to copy and paste camera and object position and animations from 3DS Max to After Effects with options for full 3d or 2d screen space tracking. Read more on ScriptSpot.
Skin Retouch is a free extension by Mamoworld that uses frequency separation to allow for skin smoothing while preserving details. It can also be used for removing wrinkles and doing other beauty retouch work. More on Mamoworld's website.
The Foundry has released the latest versions of Nuke, NukeX, and Nuke Studio. Release 10 focuses on enhancing performance and increasing stability, and offers accelerated Roto Paint performance, Vector Blur enhancements, OCIO integration, NVidia multi-GPU support, ray trace renderer (provides quality motion blur and shadows, support for reflections and ambient occlusion), etc. NukeX and Nuke Studio get a Smart Vector toolset for automated clean-up, replacement and augmentation tasks. (more...)
You can do it! VFX is making available for free its plugin that streamlines the workflow between 3DS Max and After Effects with interactive capabilities. Nyx Voltron was previously priced at 99€; according to YCDIVFX it will remain free for the next year and a half (and that date may be extended in the future). You can get the free version from the pinned post on the Nyx Voltron Facebook group. If you don't use Facebook, you can contact YCDIVFX and they'll provide you with a download link.
(Errata) The news item contained an old list of features. We have updated it with the latest. Our apologies to readers.
New features in the upcoming update to Adobe's Creative Cloud include: faster media ingest and editing workflows in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder, new VR Video capabilities in Premiere Pro, new Essential Sound panel in Audition to improve mixing and editing workflow, more responsive After Effects as well as performance and stability enhancements across the Adobe video and audio applications. Read on for more. (more...)