updated 05:50 pm EDT, Tue October 20, 2009
New tools for creating motion and still graphics
Noise Industries has introduced several new plug-ins that have been added to the FxFactory suite for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express and Adobe After Effects. nVeil is a tool developed by Storek Studio for creating motion and still graphics. Users can build animations by filtering source imagery through vector graphics art based on the SVG format.
Bubble Buddy is a new plug-in, developed by SUGARfx, that can be used to create 2D or 3D speech bubbles on top of existing graphics or video. A variety of presets are available, while users can configure the animations and bubble attributes.
Pan and Zoom 2 can be used to create photo animations similar to Ken Burns' style. The interface provides a variety of controls for sync, clip length, transitions, region selections, and motion blur, among others.
nVeil is now available for an introductory price of $70, while Bubble Buddy can be purchased for $50. Pan and Zoom 2 is available as a free download with FxFactory.
Pan and Zoom 2