CValley Ships FILTERiT 4
New version of Illustrator 8/9 plugin adds 3D transforms
CValley late yesterday started shipping version 4 of its FILTERiT plugin
for Adobe Illustrator 8 and 9. The new version is available only for the
Macintosh, with a Windows version expected in May.
FILTERiT is a plugin that creates a number of effects in Illustrator—more
than 50, actually—from warps and waves to magnification and shatter effects.
(See our review of version 3 with examples at http://www.creativemac.com/HTM/Features/2000/Reviews/filterit/filterit3-page1.htm.)
FILTERiT 4 offers even more features, including 3D transforms, fractalization,
tracing and more.
With 3D Transform filters, objects can be transformed into spheres, spirals,
donuts or cylinders with a click of the mouse. The Trace option is used
to prepare animations for the Web and also lets you produce motion blur
effects by using Illustrator 9's transparency capability. (The filters
work in Illustrator 8, but Illustrator 8 does not support transparency.)
Fractalize allows you to make the segments of the object appear rough
FILTERiT 4 requires Adobe Illustrator 8 or later and a Power Mac running
System 7.5.3 or later. It's available for $129. For more information,
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