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Ampede Updates LayerLink Plugin for Apple Motion

LayerLink 1.2 provides improved Illustrator support, Tiger compatibility, and a German translation (May 25, 2005)

Ampede released LayerLink 1.2 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 professionals can now take advantage of Motion's real time tools when using Illustrator artwork.

"For many Motion users, LayerLink has become an indispensable part of their Motion workflow," said Erich Ocean, Ampede's founder and president. "And now with Motion 2, LayerLink continues to add value to Apple's incredible motion graphics tool."

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.

About LayerLink 1.2
This release adds PDF Compression support in Illustrator files, Tiger compatibility, and is localized in German.

Pricing & Availability
LayerLink 1.2 is available immediately for $119 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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