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David Lawrence
An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 20, 2013 at 6:43:31 pm

Wonder how much more of this we'll see:

http://www.3dcg.net/journal/2013/05/17/end-of-life-announcement-for-after-e...

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Richert Goyette
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 20, 2013 at 7:08:50 pm

As I mentioned in a previous post, if I don't subscribe to the monthly cloud I immediately loose access to thousands of dollars of plug-ins, immediately.

Thus, I have purchased the CS6 disks, will quit the cloud, and will only be upgrading plug-ins that remain compatible with CS6.

So, I think that there is a potential world of hurt for plug-in developers with this move.

Rich



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David Mathis
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 20, 2013 at 7:39:29 pm

I wonder if other plug-in companies will stop development as well.


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Shawn Miller
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 20, 2013 at 8:13:51 pm

That's really sad. I hate to see smaller developers impacted like this. I hope there are some real and honest conversations going on at Adobe right now, none of this is good for their business.

Shawn



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Andrew Kimery
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 20, 2013 at 9:17:11 pm

I'd imagine plugin devs jumping ship will grab Adobe's attention more so than an internet petition.




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Walter Soyka
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 21, 2013 at 2:26:04 pm

For a little context, this is not the first time that Normality has been EOL'ed.

Stephan Minning stopped development on his Windows plugins when he moved to the Mac, and he called it quits [link] when Adobe decided to go 64-bit only for AE CS5 [link]. Apparently he ultimately reversed course, developed a 64-bit release, and pulled the original blog entry describing why he wasn't willing to do that.

This all makes a lot of sense. He's one guy, developing on the machine he uses himself, and releasing his plugins as donation-ware. He's decided not to go for Creative Cloud himself, so his side-project development of plugins will end.

I don't think it's indicative of anything for professional plugin developers, who will almost certainly continue developing for a platform as long as there are users willing to buy -- but this is very sad. Normality was brilliant.

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Gary Huff
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 21, 2013 at 2:28:59 pm

I sympathize with the issues that people are raising in an overall sense, but there's some serious grasping at straws from anti-"Creative Cloud"-ers.


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Richert Goyette
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 21, 2013 at 4:40:24 pm

Grasping may not be the right word.

People are making up their minds based upon their individual needs, so concerns expressed in the various threads may represent an issue that is valid to them, but not to you.

I have cancelled the cloud and am reverting to perpetual CS6. Therefore, no more complaining on my part. But maybe the Adobe apologists shouldn't be so defensive. If you like it, rent it and if you don't and want to know others concerns, post. End of discussion.

If you are still mulling the issue, express your concerns. I know that Adobe is monitoring this site.

Rich



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Walter Soyka
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 21, 2013 at 4:56:49 pm

[Richert Goyette] "But maybe the Adobe apologists shouldn't be so defensive. If you like it, rent it and if you don't and want to know others concerns, post. End of discussion."

It's not a very useful debate if only the "con" side expresses their opinion.

If someone thinking about going for Creative Cloud comes here and reads these comments, I hope they get to see both sides of the conversation. People like David, Jim, Greg and Aindreas are making very good points that are important for both CC prospects and Adobe themselves to consider.

However, there are benefits to CC, too, and they get very short shrift around here.

Someone thinking about CC should have all the facts in front of them as they make the decision about what's right for them.

Walter Soyka
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Gary Huff
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 21, 2013 at 5:00:28 pm

[Walter Soyka] "However, there are benefits to CC, too, and they get very short shrift around here."

I think they get short shrift everywhere. I see far too much touting of the CC as "Internet software delivery" and basic hosting services then anything really revolutionary.


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Kevin Monahan
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 21, 2013 at 9:22:35 pm

[Gary Huff] "I think they get short shrift everywhere. I see far too much touting of the CC as "Internet software delivery" and basic hosting services then anything really revolutionary."

Hi Gary,
I'd say, in time, the benefits will become more clear to average users. Eventually, Creative Cloud will be about more than the apps, it will be about the services and the community, as well. The apps too will become more special because not only are they being delivered to you electronically, they'll be updated with new features throughout the year. Editors are going to dig that.

The Creative Cloud has much more in store than users might think. I think people will see this in time.

Best,
Kevin

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Gary Huff
Re: An After Effects plug-in author calls it quits
on May 22, 2013 at 2:16:28 pm

[Kevin Monahan] "'d say, in time, the benefits will become more clear to average users."

It sounds more and more like Adobe needed one more perpetual license version before making this move so that the benefits would already be implemented.


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