Microsoft PowerPivot

iaian7 » blog   John Einselen, 12.11.09    

Normally I wouldn’t give Microsoft the time of day, nor would I even know about plugins for Excel 2010. But I happen to work on a lot of Microsoft projects, and I just so happen to be the lead artist on a series of PowerPivot videos (yes, there is still more coming!).

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I’ve actually been holding on to the news for several months now, waiting anxiously for approval to publish the results of a very, very tight deadline. At long last; not only has the first video been posted to YouTube and Vimeo (visit! rate! love!), but I wrote two articles covering workflow development and effects for the series. They’re both in the After Effects tutorials section above: Lipsyncing with Papagayo helps explain the character animation process (along with a custom OSX Widget I wrote for translating lipsync files into keyframes), and Dynamic Paper Cutouts details how the torn and crumpled characters were generated on the fly during compositing.

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