|Issue: Workstations - May 2008
FREE MAC PLUG-IN CREATES 'IMAGE CAROUSEL' EFFECT
|BOSTON - Final Cut users that want to give their work the "image carousel" look featured in iTunes and Leopard can now do so through a free plug-in from Noise Industries and partner Idustrial Revolution (www.idustrialrevolution.com).
CoverFlux is a free FxFactory FxPack plug-in for Apple's Final Cut Studio 2.0 and Final Cut Express 4.0 applications, and can be used to create the image carousel effect seen in Apple iTunes and the new Apple OS X 10.5 Leopard finder. The plug-in dynamically displays user-selected images in 3D proportionally fanned across the screen with reflections and transparencies. The CoverFlux FxPack automatically calculates the stack and fan while providing controls for adjusting about any element of the display, including perspective, animation and text.
The tool was first previewed at the Noise Industries booth at NAB back in April. Users can select up to 25 images to display with corresponding title information. Images display with reflection and the ability to move in 3D during animation. Parameters are customizable and allow users to control speed of the animation as well as color, size, text, rotation and drop shadow details. The plug-in is resolution independent, so renders offer high image quality.
FxPacks are developed by Noise Industries and its partners using the Noise Industries FxFactory Pro plug-in manager. Users must install the Noise Industries FxFactory engine to operate FxPacks. FxFactory is free and can be downloaded from the Noise Industries site (www.noiseindustries.com).