QuickCompositeFX is a powerful and effective plug-in for Cinema 4D that will add some special effects to your scene, rendering and animation. Individualize your creations by choosing from 30 filter effects on still images and as videopost on your rendersequences!
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1. not all that can be done in Photoshop can be done with QCFX, otherwise I would have sold it for about a thousand bucks ;)
2. It saves time! You don´t have to switch to Photoshop or another app, to do specific tasks as you can do with QCFX.
3. All effects are available for videopost in Cinema 4D and therefore can be used for any animation (using depth and object buffer to in/exclude objects from the effect). That´s something Photoshop can´t give you at all!! (sure you can load 2000 pictures into photoshop and process them one by one, but then we are again at the time factor ;)
That´s another story. If you are not convinced it´s absolutely ok and your full right not to be, for in the end it´s your decision whether you buy the plugin or not.
But I think it´s a bit unfair how you argumented, for it seemed you were eagerly trying to make the plugin look worse than it is.
It´s a fact that with the plugin you can apply all effects also on animations in Cinema 4D, and they are very fast. It´s a high advantage that Photoshop cannot offer for any animation software (not only Cinema 4D).
And simple tasks can also be done directly in Cinema 4D without the need to switch to Photoshop just because you need to adjust contrast or brightness or similar.
Of course it cannot replace Photoshop at all, but the plugin never intented to do so.
I respect your opinion about Photoshop and that you are maybe not convinced. But if you want those effects for your animations in Cinema 4D, QCFX gives you the ability to do so and Photoshop does not.
And there are also always people out there that do not even own Photoshop. So it´s a cheap possibility for those people.
For example if you wanted to make a transition to an effect, ie. normal image through to a 'split blur'
OR normal to 'windy blur', etc.
(I realise that some effects like 'flip' and 'invert' don't really anything 'in between'.)
I appreciate that even without this it is more helpful than processing every single image in an animation, but think to make transitions like this would make it an absolute killer! This would be something I would hate to do in Photoshop manually.
This transists between normal to split & gaussian blur and additionally slowly desaturates the picture in the unblurred area. This happens using the depth buffer and using slow blending that can directly be done in the Render Settings.
And yes, all variables of the available videopost effects are animateable and also keyframeable directly in the rendersettings (in the QCFX VP dialog).
Here are some more movies created with QCFX Videopost:
I'm still on R7 at the moment, but will get download the demo when I get R8. If those effects are keyframeable as you say, that will make this an extremely useful plugin. A slow transition from normal to emboss for instance would make a cool effect. I know that this could be done as a double take and use a transition in the video editing program, but this would be a lot cleaner.