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Peder Norrby presents Trapcode's first Award for Excellence at NAB

Ken Perlin wins first Trapcode prize for excellence By Ko Maruyama
In Las Vegas at the conference for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Peder Norrby not only stopped traffic in the aisles, and 'wowed' attendees with the presentation of his brand new plugin called FLUX, but on the very next day 'wowed' attendees again by presenting a $10,000 Award for Excellence.

On April 17, Peder announced at the Red Giant Software booth that he was awarding Ken Perlin with the first Trapcode prize for excellence.  The honor not only comes with a spotlight from the After Effects community's plugin author, but a ceremony which will take place in New York.

In a press release which will occur later today, Trapcode will announce that a ceremony honoring Ken Perlin with the $10,000 prize and sincere thanks will be held at New York University at 7:00PM on Monday April 23.

Ken Perlin is a professor at New York University and is the author of "Perlin Noise".  Perlin won the Academy Award(TM) for Technical Achievement from AMPAS for his noise and turbulence algorithms in 1997.

Since then, Ken Perlin has published the code and made it public to developers like Peder Norrby.  The code, which produces pseudo-random numbers for the creation of some beautiful computer graphic images,  has been featured in Trapcode's plugins like Shine and Particular.

The Perlin Noise is also featured in the soon-to-be-relesed Trapcode plugin called FLUX.

There is no pricing or availability information about the new plugin yet, but it will be offered on the RED GIANT SOFTWARE site as soon as the data become public.

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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