Vurb.tv are giving away this free Particular Preset/Project! It kind of looks like hair, but it looks more like the Koosh Balls of my childhood. The project requires After Effects CS3, Trapcode Particular 2, and Knoll Light Factory.
Adobe has announced a cloud-based storage, editing and browsing service based around a series of apps called Carousel. Initially available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac OS, the apps allow users to import their photo libraries, which are then available from any other device running Carousel. Any edits or deletions will also automatically be reflected on the other devices, avoiding storage limitations of the device being used. A series of image enhancement tools and pre-defined ‘looks’ can be applied. Access to the apps will initially cost $59.99/year or $5.99/month, rising to $99.99/year after an introductory period. Support for Windows and other devices, including Android, will follow in early 2012.
Adobe launches Muse, a new web design tool aimed at graphic designers
Adobe Muse is the latest in a line of new web tools launched as public betas from the creative software giant, following the launch of other including Adobe Edge a forthnight ago. Adobe Muse is a brand-new application that the company claims allows graphic designers to design and publish professional-level HTML websites without writing code or working within restrictive templates.
Featuring support for hot current web technologues including HTML5 and CSS3, Adobe says Muse combines precise design and creative freedom with innovative frameworks for adding navigation, widgets and HTML to include advanced interactivity on a site.
A free beta of Adobe Muse can be downloaded from muse.adobe.com. It’s built in Adobe AIR, so runs on both Mac and Windows as long as you have the free AIR client installed (and chances are you have). The Muse site also includes a gallery of Muse-created websites, and tutorials.
Adobe says that it will launch Muse in early 2012, at which point it will start charging for the software as a monthly subscription. If you sign up for a year, Adobe says it expects to charge US$15 (around £9.20) per month for Muse. If you want a rolling contract, it’s $20 (£12.20). The name Muse may change, as Adobe stresses that this a codename for the tool — likely because Adobe hasn’t performed (or at least completed) completed legal checks over its rights to release a program with that name.