Archive for April, 2006

iPhoto to After Effects Slideshow

I’m taking a slight detour from my Final Cut Pro to After Effects tutorial series to post an application I wrote while experimenting with AE and JSON import and export. iPhotoToAESlideshow allows you to export an iPhoto album to a slideshow in Adobe After Effects.

iPhotoToAESlideshow is a proof-of-concept application and I can see it being fleshed out in many new directions including a dashboard widget, iPhoto Export plugin, etc. and the knowledge I’ve gained will definitely show up in my FCP and AE efforts.

The application itself is largely based on an Apple sample project available here with a huge assist from Blake Seely with his NSDictionary category BSJSonAdditions for the JSON and the BSRoundedBox framework for the nifty rounded box code (thanks Blake).

This is definitely beta code, give me a buzz at dale(at)creative-workflow-hacks(dot)com if you find any bugs or ideas for improvements. I also plan on open-sourcing the source once I’ve debugged and cleaned everything up.

BTW, I realize almost all of the hacks I’ve posted here so far have been OSX-centric. I’m definitely platform agnostic, but I end up being a bit of a Mac-head in my personal work. My plan is to adapt the .jsx version of the enclosed script to run from already imported photos that are selected in the project window. I’ll post those here once I’ve finished them up.

The files are available here: iPhotoToAESlideshow.dmg

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Blog growth overstated?

Edit – Deleted links, decided these guys didn’t need any more attention.

Not to be a naysayer, but aren’t at least a bit of exponential blog growth statistics due to things like this script(link deleted)? Somebody put a Captcha on blogger to stop the spammers(link deleted) from trolling for Google juice before it’s too late.

Dave Sifry discounts Spam, Splogs and Spings in the post above as just noise in the system, but my gut says that there is a lot more of it happening, and with “script kiddie” stuff like RSSGM and fastbloggergenerator rolling out, it’s just going to get worse.

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