October 29, 2012
ILLUSTRATOR RESOURCES
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June 1, 2012

Improve system speed using this terminal command [OSX]

NOTE: !!! Used at your own risk

Improve system speed using this terminal command [OSX]

sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dynamic_pager.plist

This will disable VM Swaps, and so less wrote access to your disk that will improve system speed.

We especially used with After Effects and the improvement is notable when you used also with our prior hint.

To enable again use load instead unload at the command.

Enjoy!

May 26, 2012
December 6, 2011

Faster After Effects by renice

After Effects normally drown your mac, especially when you have not a lot of memory. What happen when you renice the process related to After Effects? Machine fly fast.

By renice the process related to After Effects and some related to the system you will have your mac run better. Just launch this script after launching after effects and render a few frames (ram preview, render).

The script will renice the priority of After Effects processes, and some others that will let you not hang After itself. And let you run iTunes, Dropbox without problems when working with After Effects.

DOWNLOAD APPLE SCRIPT / DOWNLOAD MAC APPLESCRIPT APP

December 4, 2011
Improve text/vector anti-aliasing II
by microbians
DOWNLOAD NEW ACTION for PHOTOSHOP

Improve text/vector anti-aliasing II

by microbians

DOWNLOAD NEW ACTION for PHOTOSHOP

June 24, 2011
Improve you render times with After Effects…
With this you will fly fly fly like a very fast plane with your renders. I make the test with a very complex scene composed in a big composition 5000x7000 pixels, with a lot of elements. Outside this composition camera moves within a 1025x576 composition.
If you renders as is, in FULL - Current options + Motion Blur activated the composition gives me approximately 1h of render.
Then if you select a view port (that cover all the composition 1024x576) in same conditions the render only takes 5 minutes!!!!

Improve you render times with After Effects…

With this you will fly fly fly like a very fast plane with your renders. I make the test with a very complex scene composed in a big composition 5000x7000 pixels, with a lot of elements. Outside this composition camera moves within a 1025x576 composition.

If you renders as is, in FULL - Current options + Motion Blur activated the composition gives me approximately 1h of render.

Then if you select a view port (that cover all the composition 1024x576) in same conditions the render only takes 5 minutes!!!!

June 21, 2011

Sync folder icons with Dropbox (Mac osx)

As you know, with Dropbox all is in Sync between computers, but there is something that doesn’t sync: Custom Folder Icons. To solve this I wrote this to automator actions (services). With  this you can select a bunch of folders (with custom icons) and launch the menu option Dropbox - Backup folder Icons from the Services menu in Finder. Then when Dropbox sync, in the other computer you whant to recover this icons, just launch the other service: Dropbox - Recover folder Icons.

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INSTALL

Just expand the zip after download and move the services to your user ~/Library/Services.

NOTE: To make work this services is needed the setfile command, that comes with the developers tools, if you don’t have it installed just download from the above link and follow this instructions.

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HOW TO USE

In the first computer select folders (with custom icon)…

… then launch the service to backup icons.

In the second computer select the folders

… and launch the recover service

you do it!

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DOWNLOAD

Dropbox - Backup folder Icons

Dropbox - Recover folder Icons

Set file command

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Just another tool by microbians.com

June 10, 2011
January 14, 2011

After effects Tip / Make animated arrows

Just a quick Tip

To do arrow effects (2D animated arrows) the better is to use text on a path, for the line make use of a lot of little circles with little keening and ends on a triangle with simbol typoraphy, very fast and easy to control.

After Effects Tip / Render Fast

Just a quick Tip

In a Mac Pro (4 processors or more) make use of the BG Render script and launch in the same machine renders to TIF with the Render Option (Skip existing frames). Just launch the render 4 times or more (it depends on the numbers of processors you have on your machine) in LOW priority. The render will end soon than with multiprocessing on. Also the machine doesn’t hang and you will still makeing use of Mail/iTunes/… without problems.