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Ampede Introduces LayerLink Plugin for Apple Motion

LayerLink brings real-time multi-layer Illustrator support to Apple Motion (October 22, 2004)

Ampede released LayerLink today, a software plugin for Apple Motion that brings native multi-layer Adobe Illustrator support to Motion that is on par with Adobe After Effects, the gold standard for Illustrator integration. With LayerLink, motion graphics professional can now take advantage of Motion's real time tools when using Illustrator artwork.

"Ampede is committed to providing tools professionals need, and LayerLink is a reflection of that" said Eric Ocean, Ampede's founder and president. "Multi-layer Illustrator support has been missing from Motion, and we're thrilled to give Motion users that capability today."

LayerLink provides a new command in Motion's File menu: "Import Illustrator as Project...". LayerLink imports an Illustrator file as a Motion project, keeping layer settings, names, and visibility intact. You can scale, rotate, move, apply filters and animate each layer separately using all of the tools Motion has to offer. As you update the original Illustrator file, LayerLink updates the layers in your Motion project.

Since LayerLink is a native plugin, not a third-party After Effects plugin, you can continue to take advantage of all of the real-time capabilities of Motion.

Pricing & Availability
LayerLink is available through the end of October for $99 ($119 thereafter) and can be downloaded and purchased at

About Ampede
Ampede Inc. is a Kirkland, WA based software development company. Ampede designs and builds software plugins and complementary tools for Apple's industry-leading professional media applications including Final Cut Pro HD, Motion, and Shake.

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