updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri September 5, 2008
Motype FxPack text effects
Noise Industries, in collaboration with Yanobox, has announced a new visual effects plug-in, Motype FxPack. Users working with After Effects CS3, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Studio can implement Motype to create text or title animations. A Motion Mixer function allows the motion of the characters to be defined by geometric transformations or other properties, and random characters and symbols can be added as needed.
A trailing blur feature can be controlled by several different parameters, and a range of particle emitter effects allows even more animation. Users can further add background lighting and textures, or apply 3D camera movements. Motype FxPack runs on Mac OS X Leopard and is available in a free trial, or at $100 for the unrestricted version.