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DigiEffects Introduces Fantazm for After Effects

Newest Plug-Ins enhance both creativity and productivity (October 11, 2004)

DigiEffects today announced Fantazm for After Effects Macintosh. Fantazms collection of 36 plug-ins now puts DigiEffects total plug-in count at more than 140 and is the eighth product to be released. Fantazm for After Effects includes special effects tools like Color By Numbers as well as 20-plus Open GL 3-D effects that can be texture mapped and used for visuals as well as transition effects.

DigiEffects has had great success with titles like CineLook and Delirium. We have loyal customers of all of our products including Aurorix, Berserk and CineMotion. Every major television production facility in the country has multiple copies of DigiEffects products. DigiEffects has been around since the beginning of the ?plug-in revolution that started in 1996. DigiEffects has supported all of its popular products throughout the various changes of After Effects and Mac and Windows operating system changes. We stand behind the claim that, ?We will offer free updates for the life of the product.

Fantazm is a set of plug-ins that encompasses many new technologies for the creative professional. Some of the anticipated DigiEffects plugins are ColorByNumbers, BluePrint, Stream and Taffy. These effects are another subset of DigiEffects creative tools that includes some highly advanced Open GL 3D texture mapping algorithms. Some of the effects include BrownianMotion, ColorGrabber, Disintegrate, FlyThru and the ?Pixxy plugins. These tools will allow users to create effects that were either incredibly hard or impossible to make with the tools that exist today. At the same time, each of the tools has a broad enough range of capabilities that the user will never need to have the same appearance twice.

Transition effects include Simonize, Shredder, Taffy, Stream, FlyThru and some of the Pixxy effects.

PixxyAudio allows the controls of some of the Fantazm plugins to be manipulated by the audio track for automated ?beat-matching.

Taffy and Shredder allow images to be stretched and generate striping effects.

Here is a list of the Fantazm plugins:
* Blown
* Blueprint
* BrownianMotion
* ColorByNumbers
* ColorGrabber
* Disintegrate
* Droplets
* FlyThru
* Raindrops
* Ripples
* Shredder
* Simonize
* Stream
* Taffy
* pixxyAudio
* pixxyBallz
* pixxyBoxes
* pixxyCarousel
* pixxyColors
* pixxyCube
* pixxyCyclone
* pixxyCylz
* pixxyExotic
* pixxyFacets
* pixxyKrustabi
* pixxyMToob
* pixxyPatterns
* pixxyPlane
* pixxyReel
* pixxySwitch
* pixxyToob
* pixxyTopo
* pixxyUnstripe
* pixxyVortex
* pixxyWaves
* pixxyWheel

Fantazm for After Effects is as easy to use or as complicated as any creative professional could want. There is an on-line ?Help for each of the plugins as well as extensive presets for each plug-in. Randomizing produces even more effects with the Dice function.

DigiEffects goal for Fantazm is that any user can get in and use any effect without having to know ?how it works. But the controls are still there. ?They have tried to keep alive the myriad of controls that DigiEffects has been known for, but make each plug-in have as much ?push-button utility as possible! Bruce Bullis, Adobe.

Pricing and availability:
Fantazm is now available for Macintosh OS X with a Windows version coming soon. Fantazm has a suggested retail price of $395 and will be available from most Adobe After Effects Value Added Resellers (VAR's) as well as directly from DigiEffects. For a list of selected VARs, please visit the web site at

System Requirements:
Fantazm (Mac) requires After Effects 6.0 or a compatible host application, Mac OS X, CD-ROM Drive and at least 500 MB of RAM.

About DigiEffects:
DigiEffects is a cutting edge digital video effects company specializing in professional motion graphics. DigiEffects is the leader in the market of After Effects plug-ins with previous releases including Aurorix 2, Berserk, Cyclonist, CineLook and CineMotion and Delirium. DigiEffects World Wide Web address is, phone number is 512 306 0779 and fax number is 512 306 1310.


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