Wednesday, June 29, 2011

News: Detroit Windsor Film Festival Topics/ Links


Due to request, I've put together a list of plug-ins for After Effects discussed at Detroit Windsor Film Fest (DWIFF) last weekend. You can learn more about these plug-ins/purchase in our store, and download free trials on our downloads page. Thanks to all who attended!

Lens Flares/Lighting Effects

Video Copilot Optical Flares: Optical Flares is a plug-in for designing and animating realistic lens flares in After Effects. Also available are presets for Optical Flares to expand your library of effects.

Particle Generators

Trapcode Particular: Includes lighting control for shaded particles, 3D camera integration, custom shapes, depth of field, and physics controls such as air resistance, gravity and turbulence.

Rowbyte Plexus: Create stunning geometric art with ease, highly integrated into After Effects, native Camera and Light aware.

Watch List: Video Copilot Element: Will be released and available at Toolfarm soon.

Color Correction

Magic Bullet Colorista II: Brings the power of high-end color systems to your desktop- perform professional color grading in your favorite editing applications and move between them with consistent, quality results.

Synthetic Aperture Color Finesse: high-end color correction and enhancement tools you need both as a plug-in for your favorite application—including After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Premiere Pro—and as a standalone application. Now included in After Effects.


The Foundry Keylight: Academy Award winning keyer. It is simple to use and is particularly good at tackling reflections, semi-transparent areas and hair. Now included in After Effects.

Red Giant Primatte Keyer
: Powerful features allow Primatte Keyer to overcome keying challenges such as uneven lighting, compression artifacts, subtle shadows, and edge light contamination.

Motion Tracking

Imagineer mocha: mocha AE helps solve problematic shots that challenge the built in tools of After Effects and Final Cut by bringing advanced planar tracking and matte creation tools in a simple, easy to learn interface. Now included in After Effects.

3D in After Effects

Boris Continuum Complete/ 3D Objects: Includes BCC Extruded Text, BCC Extruded EPS, BCC Type-On Text, BCC Extruded Spline, and BCC Layer Deformer. Available in the full BCC bundle or can be purchased separately: Boris Continuum Complete 3D Objects.

Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator/Pro Animator: Gives video editors a way to easily create stylish 3D animations in the editing suite, with familiar looking tools and methods. Plug-in for After Effects and standalone options for other hosts. Intuitive, tactile animation with no keyframes.

Digieffects FreeForm AE: 3D Layer mesh warp options and bump map extrusions that integrate with After Effects 3D camera and lighting system. Now included in After Effects.

Text and Graphical Elements

Noise Industries Yanobox Nodes: Visually animate Objects & Relationships through Nodes and Lines- combine text and graphics in beautiful 3D animations. Free Trial available with Noise Industries FxFactory installer.

Noise Industries Yanobox MoType
: Motype is a revolutionary text animation plug-in that works in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Final Cut Express. Free Trial available with Noise Industries FxFactory installer.

Big Bundles! The Kitchen Sink

Boris Continuum Complete AE v7
: Nearly 200 filters, 11 new filters including a 3-way color corrector with built-in keying and masking tools, a new video noise reduction tool, a spline-based warp filter, an audio-driven keyframe generator, a new OpenGL particle engine, and still and video morph technology. Each BCC filter has been re-engineered to take advantage of 64-bit processing and OpenGL acceleration.

Noise Industries FxFactory Pro: Nearly 200 award-winning plug-ins with unmatched features and performance for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express and Adobe After Effects. FxFactory Pro plug-ins are accelerated using the graphics card for unbeatable previewing and rendering performance.

GenArts Sapphire: Sapphire is packed with over 220 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects, including: Glows, EdgeRays, LensFlare, Lightning, FilmEffect, Warps and Transitions. It features unrivaled image quality, a unique organic look, and easy usability.

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