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Digital Anarchy Updates Text Anarchy to Version 2.0

Plugin for FCP and AE adds enhancements for animating text By Dave Nagel
Digital Anarchy has released Text Anarchy 2.0, a plugin for Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut Pro for creating and animating text. According to the company, the new release "dramatically" expands on the features of the previous version. It's available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.

Text Anarchy 2.0 includes eight individual filters for producing a variety of text effects, including particle systems, path-based animation and simple manipulation of text on a character by character basis. Features include:

  • Support for most TrueType and PostScript fonts;
  • Kerning, tracking and leading control;
  • Support for switching between multiple fonts;
  • Automatic text generation for creating text backgrounds;
  • Support for animating letter by letter using the Cool Text filter;
  • New path effects using the Versatile Paths filter;
  • Random text can be generated using particle systems.

Text Anarchy 2.0 supports Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows and is available now for an introductory price of $129 through April 30. Upgrades from Elements of Anarchy: Text are available for an introductory price of $89. Following this period, the regular price will be $149 for the full version, $99 for the upgrade. For more information, visit http://www.digitalanarchy.com.



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, Mac OS, 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 dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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