updated 08:35 pm EDT, Wed October 4, 2006
Tinderbox line updated
Toolfarm today announced the availability of completely re-engineered versions of Tinderbox products, including a new product called Tinderbox 4. Tinderbox is a collection of 2D visual effects plug-ins, delivering unlimited creative possibilities for artists involved in producing digital images for film and video. It offers a vast array of fast, organic effects, several every day tools and a host of blurs, generators and warpers--with hundreds of presets and a multitude of adjustable parameters. The updated Tinderbox 1, 2, and 3 supports 32 bpc and the After Effects camera and lights, as well as provides speed enhancements. The updated Tinderbox products, which are available for After Effects 7 only for both Mac OS X and Windows, are available now, while the boxed versions are expected to ship in late October.
Tinderbox 4 allow users to transform images with a hand-drawn Cartoon look and add Fire to images or opt for Colourist for automatic colour correction. A BleachBypass function exactly mimics a film lab bleach bypass process where the silver in the negative is retained to give a very stylised look and a flow allows users to reveal the layers in an image by flowing colour through a matte.