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Digital Anarchy Releases 3D Assistants for After Effects

Keyframe assistants help manipulate 3D layers By Dave Nagel
Digital Anarchy has released its new 3D Assistants for Adobe After Effects. The 3D Assistants are a collection of keyframe assistants that help users to manipulate and arrange layers in 3D space. The software is available now for Mac OS 8/9 and Mac OS X, as well as Windows.

According to Digital Anarchy, the 3D Assistants help take care of the process of dealing with large number of objects on 3D layers. With the Assistants, layers can be created around or within a box, sphere, cylinder or plane, or the Assistants can be used to set the position of many layers. The 3D assistants are broken up into two basic sets of assistants (10 total assistants): one for arranging the composition's layers within a given type of primitive, the other for creating a primitive out of the layers.

Layers can be distributed over a plane or within a sphere, cube, cylinder or pyramid. This creates a cluster of layers that fill the selected type of space, providing control over orientation, scale and distribution. Limited versions of two of the 10 assistants will be available online as a demo. The 3D Assistants are available online at an introductory price of $149. The normal price will be $199. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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