updated 02:45 am EDT, Thu May 13, 2010
Node Plug-in works with After Effects, FCP, Motion
Noise Industries and Yanobox have released a new visual effects generator, Yanobox Nodes. Nodes distributes graphics and text in 3D space offering a variety of shapes, like spheres, circles, and spirals. It connects the shapes on a succession of moving lines and curves. The user interface enables fast parameter customization and built-in oscillation. Key-framing abilities add to animation options and the plug-in supports adding custom images to nodes.
The plug-in allows users to work through hundreds of nodes motion tiles, populating the text and moving throughout the space, highlighting individual elements. Users can draw growing lines, curved lines, or curved tubes between nodes with a single slider. Nodes can map symbols, shapes and custom images to nodes.
Nodes works with Adobe's After Effects CS3-CS5 and Apple's Final Cut Pro, Motion and Final Cut Express. It is now available for $100.