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Media Lab Releases AlphaMania 2 + Effector for Mac OS XPackage includes effects and automation tools for Macromedia Director
AM+ES includes a variety of enhancements for Director. In the area of utilities, it includes batch importing for PICT and Targa files, a Set FX interface for non-programmers, batch importing of Photoshop layers (with Media Lab's PhotoCaster 3), animation management and other features. For special effects, it includes flying masks for creating magnifying glass effects or X-ray effects; live drop shadows and glows; dynamic embossing; and pop-up menu functionality. Other features include:
- Interpolated scaling and rotating;
- 8-bit alpha-channel-only cast members;
- 256 levels of transparency;
- Live antialiasing;
- Speed optimizations for real-time playback;
- Additional Lingo functionality for controlling effects.
The AlphaMania 2 + Effector Sets package is available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows for $199. A cross-platform version runs $349. The upgrade to the Mac OS X version from the Mac OS 9 version sells for $49. For more information, visit http://www.medialab.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, Apple DVD Studio Pro, 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 email@example.com.
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