Pixel Cloud

Hey guys, just wanted to drop a note that the Pixel Cloud plugin has been updated to version 1.4! This update can be downloaded from AEScripts + Aeplugins. Following is a list of what the update does:

  • Added Adaptive Preview to speed up UI interactions
  • Fixed Position Pass Render Mode
  • Added Pixel Cloud presets for Maya, C4D, and Depth Matte
  • Added 3D Sampler Preset
  • Fixed Windows Installer for Multi-language
  • New Mac OS X Installer
  • Various optimizations and bug fixes
  • Removing support for AE versions CS4, CS5

The adaptive preview speeds up the way you interact with the plugin in After Effects by deferring full rendering when you are interacting with the composition window with your mouse and while After Effects’ own adaptive preview enables. This allows for faster interaction while moving lights, cameras and interacting with other layers. A preview mode without antialiasing and lower resolutions is used while performing these actions in the composition window. When you are finished interacting then the plugin will render a proper frame.

The position pass render mode now outputs a proper position pass so that one can convert things like a depth matte into a position pass. Also presets for Maya, C4D and depth mattes have been added! Support for CS5 and CS5 have been removed to quicken the pace of these updates as well as to take advantage of the falloff lighting parameters available since CS5.5!

Get the plugin here!

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