Re: Graffiti/RED tutorial in July's Videography by Tim Wilson on Jul 20, 2003 at 8:15:57 pm
Thanks for the heads up, Timothy -- I wasn't sure when it was going to appear. :-)
It's extremely gratifying to see other applications pick up on what we've known for years, that animating with minimal keyframing, and often no keyframes at all, is the way to go. (Note one of the very early COW tutorials that I wrote in this regard -- we really were there *years* ahead of the herd.) It's also gratifying to see them pick up on the necessity of vector text for animation -- it's impossible for me to imagine that anyone thinks there's a useful alternative. I'm not being at all sarcastic when I say that it's very flattering to see others follow our lead. We were right all along, and there couldn't be a clearer indication.
At the same time, we're happy to have features that others still don't, notably a strong grasp of titling in three dimensions -- not just extruded text, but the ability to use two-dimensional text in a fully three dimensional compositing environment that includes 3D primitives. A quick glance at Videography will show an effect you can create with a few clicks in Graffiti that simply can't be done elsewhere. One more click to add a filter from Red, and you can see that titling in Boris applications like these really is a different story.
The folks at Videography seemed very pleased at how it turned out, and I'm glad you like it too. I look forward to hearing more from other folks as they get to take a look.