Mass. - Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the
postproduction and broadcast markets, has released FxFactory 2.0.7 for
Adobe After Effects CS3/CS4, Apple Final Cut Studio, and Apple Final
Cut Express applications. FxFactory offers more than 300 visual effects
plug-ins optimized for real-time performance on the Macintosh platform.
The new FxFactory Pro 2.0.7 brings major performance enhancements to
the blur and glow categories as well as three new plug-ins; PDF
Animator, Perlin Noise generator and Alpha Merger. The new update is
free to existing FxFactory Pro 2.x customers.
FxFactory Pro 2.0.7 introduces clever plug-ins as well as numerous performance and quality improvements to all filters in the "NI Blur" and "NI Glow" categories.
New FxFactory Pro 2.0.7 features and benefits include:
PDF Animator: Based on the same user interface as the free Pan and Zoom plug-in, PDF Animator lets you animate PDF graphics with minimal setup inside any supported host. PDF Animator preserves the sharpness of your vector graphics at any zoom level.
Alpha Merger: This new filter lets you assign alpha information to a clip by importing it from a secondary source. For example, Alpha Merger lets you combine a first clip containing only color information, with a second clip containing a grayscale representation of the alpha channel.
Perlin Noise: This generator is a GPU-accelerated variant of the Perlin Noise algorithm, which earned its author, Ken Perlin, a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The output of the Perlin Noise plug-in can be combined with other effects to simulate a variety of natural phenomena.
License Backups and Transfer: The FxFactory application now allows you to backup existing licenses as well as transfer them easily over the network.
FxFactory Pro is available today for $399. Additional plug-in packages are available for free or commercially starting at a price point of $29. FxFactory products can be purchased via the Noise Industries Web site or through select resellers.