Getting started as VH author

aftereffects
tips-and-tricks

#1

Hey guys! I’m AudioJungle author and my wife (which is great artist painter/illustrator) wants to start learning motion design and After Effects to be able to create cool animation for my audio logos and other stuff.

I just have a small question. Where to know what resolution, frame rate etc is required for VideoHive items such as logo stings? Or its completely up to author?

Thank you!


#2

Just buy a project that you liked. Open and learn his structure.


#3

Yeah, thats actually a very good tip. Will do it. Thanks.


#4

1920x1080, nearly everyone here is doing 1920x1080 templates these days. I just took a quick look at the recent AE templates and I can safely say that over 75% of them are made in Full HD resolution. So you shouldn’t go below 1080.

4K is an option as well, but I don’t think it makes much of a difference in terms of sales. But if your gear is capable of doing 4K, give it a try and see if it’s worth the time and energy. But don’t forget to include a 1080 version for those who can’t run 4K on their machines or simply don’t need it just so that you don’t lose them. :wink:

Frame rates shouldn’t be an issue as long as there are no pre-rendered assets in your template. Say your template is set up at 25 fps, as far as I know your end users will be able to render at whatever frame rate they wish e.g. 30, 24, 60 etc.

Hope this clears things up a bit. :slight_smile:


#5

Thank you!


#6

I’d go with 4K. There’s usually no increase in price and the amount of people who would only buy a 4K template is pretty minimal, so at the moment, it’s probably a bit of a waste of time to make stuff in 4K.

BUT… if 4K becomes more the norm in one, two, four years, you won’t have an obsolete item, or have to go back and recreate it from scratch. Plus, you’re more likely to sell to the few people who are only looking for 4K today.