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DIGITAL ANARCHY PLUG-IN CREATES 'TOON' EFFECTS
|June 20, 2007
The filters free up artists from having to hand paint or rotoscope
material and use advanced algorithms from Toonamation to create cartoon shading
and lines in After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Motion.
The set includes four filters and users can easily customize
the cartoon effect. The Roto Toon filter creates flat shades of color and
provides full control over details like outlines, shading styles and halftone
effects. The Outlines Only filter uses edge detection to produce cartoon-style
edges, removing color altogether from the footage for a black-and-white
comic-book style. Goth Toon makes use of internal color rotoscoping to create a
high contrast effect, while Blacklight Edges' edge detection creates a fun,
customizable set of neon-colored edges.
One of the key features of ToonIt! is its ability to
minimize temporal artifacts. Other cartooning software frequently produces an
undesirable vibrating image that is the result of color regions and lines
jittering from frame to frame. ToonIt! filters reduce these graphic issues and
produce very consistent results from one frame to the next. This temporal noise
reduction and visual consistency drastically reduce the need to make
adjustments via rotoscoping or other manual editing methods.
ToonIt! 1.0 is available for the special price of $249
through July 4th. The filters work in After Effects 5.5 and higher, Final Cut
Pro 4.5 and higher, Motion 2.1 and higher, and Premiere Pro 2.0 (Windows
only) and higher.