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Adobe After Effects 5.0 Enters The 3D Realm

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif., (Feb 26, 2001) (Nasdaq:ADBE)--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing for the Web, print and dynamic media, today announced Adobe After Effects 5.0, a new version of the company's award-winning motion graphics and visual effects software. Adobe After Effects 5.0 offers more than one hundred new features and productivity enhancements that enable creative professionals to generate compelling content for film, video, multimedia and the Web. Adobe After Effects 5.0 offers a superior implementation of tools that professionals demand in a leading compositing software package. The new version includes a true 3D compositing environment. In addition, new vector paint tools and 16-bit color support expand the Production Bundle version. The combination of new features along with numerous productivity enhancements will help visual effects artists and motion graphics designers explore their creative ideas and execute them with precise control. "After Effects 5.0 is a major leap forward. We're really excited because it allows us to create new looks," said Chris Meyer, co-owner of CyberMotion, a motion graphics design studio. "We can now composite in three dimensional space with lighting and cameras, plus use all of our familiar 2D tools like transfer modes and mattes. New features such as expressions and parenting allow us to quickly build elaborate, interlocking animations we wouldn't previously have attempted."

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