updated 09:50 pm EDT, Thu October 21, 2004
Ampede: Motion plugin
Ampede today released , a software plugin for Apple's Motion video application that brings native multi-layer Adobe Illustrator support to Motion--which the company says is "on par with Adobe After Effects, the gold standard for Illustrator integration." With LayerLink, video graphics professional can now take advantage of Motion's realtime tools when using Illustrator artwork. LayerLink provides a new command in Motion's File menu: "Import Illustrator as Project...," keeping layer settings, names, and visibility intact. Users can scale, rotate, move, apply filters and animate each layer separately using any of Motion's tools. It is available for $120 with a limited-time $20 discount.