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The Droste Effect

The Droste Effect
A CreativeCOW After Effects Video Tutorial


CreativeCOW presents The Droste Effect--Video Training by Carl Larsen

Carl Larsen Carl Larsen
St. Cloud, Minnesota

©2008 Carl Larsen and Creativecow.net. All rights reserved.

Article Focus:
In this tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to use the Pixel Bender Toolkit to create a recursive image set in Adobe After Effects CS4.













Comments

Re: The Droste Effect
by Michael Brinsko
All you have to do is buy a 10 year old program.
Re: The Droste Effect
by henk loorbach
Hi Alex!
did you figure it out? cause for the life of me i cant.
i installed it and have an application. great. i also find a few basic pixelbender effects in after effects. But if i download some new ones, i have no idea where to place them to become active in after effects. I've tried in the plugins folder, in the adobe utility folder and a bunch of other folders, but no dice. And all i can find on google is how to make new plugins or how great pixel bender is. Am i really that dumb?

thanks!
Henk
enable poles
by Simon Bertheux
hey Carl,
looks graet just one problem here.
I dont see the option "enable poles" in my effect controls panel, do i have to download another plugin for this or am i just stupid?
GRTZ
Daniel - it sounds like you've
by Carl Larsen
Daniel -

it sounds like you've downloaded the pixel bender toolkit from Adobe,but haven't downloaded the droste plug-in from Subblue.

You should fine all the instructions you need here.
http://www.subblue.com/projects/droste

Thanks for commenting!
at adobe lab's page, i have
by Daniel Block
at adobe lab's page, i have downloaded the dmg and installed on my mbp. it loaded the setup installer i ran it, and i was left with an odd app and some other files in my utilities folder. droste, not being one of them. i had sepia tone and some other effects but no droste.

is this still part of pixelbender's toolkit? can't figure it out
The Droste Effect
by Aharon Rabinowitz
Very nice work, Carl. I really enjoyed it. And the tutorial itself was well put together from a productions standpoint.

Well done, sir!
The Droste Effect
by Murat Pak
no, it is jaggy. Also it is haggy in the tutorial too. Just check the outer lines of the "inner circle" and "outer circle" I mean "the spirals"
Anti-Aliasing?
by Josh Sommers
What makes you say that? It works fine for me, no jaggies whatsoever. Perhaps you just need to familiarize yourself with the various properties, or perhaps you are working with too low of a resolution image?
The Droste Effect
by Murat Pak
What about antialiasing in pixelbender ? (droste effect) it badly needs anti aliasing.
The Droste Effect
by Frank Beltran
Hey, thanks a lot for the credit in your tutorial!!!
It sure took long to process the effects in Java compared on what's availible now..
I still don't know anything of AE, but sure want to solve that issue as fast as I can...
It seems unbelievable how easy it is now to do that sort of effects!!! That's so cool!!!
I've seen Josh also posted a comment...
He's the key element for everything that's happening right now.
Good luck to you all, and thanks for pulling the time to share the knowledge you have with others.
I think that's the best part of the internet.
Greetings from Mexico
Frank Beltran
The Droste Effect
by David Mosquera Keith
Excelent tutorial Carl! keep it up!
The Droste Effect
by Josh Sommers
Thank you for this great tutorial, and for helping to spread the gospel of the droste effect!

As one of the authors of the formula that forms the basis for the PixelBender plugin I am happy to see the effect blossoming in this way, and very pleased with the quality of your tutorial.

Keep up the good work!

:)

Regards,
Josh Sommers
The Droste Effect
by Ron Lindeboom
A great tutorial, Carl. I especially liked the support links and information that you added to an already excellent tutorial. Nice work.
The Droste Effect
by Luis Cosme
WOW!
no further comments...
Speachless...
The Droste Effect
by Vince Becquiot
Great tutorial Carl. Keep up the great work!
The Droste Effect
by Alex Bruce
I did notice the pixel bender, i was excited about the possibilities. What i didn't notice was how blaringly fast it is, I'm going to need new socks. I mean yah you didn't show us the rendering but the live editing and update was enough for me.

One thing: I know your after the lesson itself, but if you see a way to improve the quality of the final render by quickly tweaking a setting, then you should. You could even take advantage of the time spent improving the quality of the product to add some comments you would normally have to stop the production to do, so it might not even have to cost you. Besides i think I'd rather see a higher quality result as the result of the tutorial at the cost of a few minutes. (ok i'll be honest the clocks boarder was bugging me the whole way through)

Still I must admit, your tutorials thus far have being done well, extremely well done. The only negative things i can say (and they are easier to say then to fix) about any of your tutorials are just nitpicks and meaningless to your overall result.

What im saying here is: you have become another reason i love the cow. Stick around please!


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