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Digital Anarchy Releases Gradient Filter for After Effects and Final Cut Pro

Easily Create and Animate 16-bit, 6-color Gradients Within Host Applications

San Francisco, CA – March 6, 2002 —

Digital Anarchy has released a filter called Gradient!, which allows the user to create 16-bit, 6-color gradients within Adobe After Effects. Gradient! gives users unprecedented control over the look and animation of the gradients.

It offers many features expected from a gradient tool: transparency for all colors, direction dial, built-in transfer modes, four different gradient types, and the ability to repeat the gradient. You can animate virtually everything, and since the position and transparency of each color is a separate control, you can use expressions to control and animate the gradient.

Easy & Flexible Tool.

After Effects has three filters capable of generating gradients in some fashion, however, none of them provide a method as easy to use and flexible as Gradient!. Similar to the Photoshop gradient tool, Gradient! provides an easy solution for the designer. By offering multiple colors, multiple gradient types, transparency, and a host of other features, users can design gradients quickly, intuitively, and without requiring other filters.

Each color has a set of associated parameters which are individually broken out. This allows users to control the gradient with expressions. The gradient can be animated or changed dynamically by other filters or events happening along the timeline. This is great for having a gradient react to music, change of location of another layer, and many other uses.

In addition to After Effects 5.0 and above support, Gradient! supports Final Cut Pro 2.0/3.0 and After Effects 4.x in 8 bit per channel mode. Even in 8 bits, it’s still a very flexible way of designing gradients.

List of Features.

— Up to six colors
— 16 bit per channel color depth
— OS X compatible
— Transparency for each color
— Direction dial
— Ability to repeat the gradient infinitely
— Built-in brightness and contrast
— Built-in transfer modes
— Four different gradient types: Linear, Circular, Wrapped, and Square
— Radius control for the Circular and Square gradient types

Pricing & Availability.

Gradient! will be available for $39 until March 31st, 2002, at which time it will go to its regular list price of $49. The demo filter, manual, sample movies, and tutorials can be found at It is available for OS X and below, and Windows 98/2000/XP.

About Digital Anarchy.

Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company operating out of San Francisco, CA. Digital Anarchy is devoted to creating high end and high quality software products for broadcast designers in television and film. The products work in conjunction with a wide range of products from companies like Adobe, Discreet, and Apple.

Digital Anarchy is committed to developing new software to further the creative abilities of broadcast designers and visual effects artists. These products solve a wide range of problems that face designers, from creating text effects and background elements to the addition of lighting effects in 2D compositing applications.

For further information on Digital Anarchy and other products, please see the web site at or call 415-621-0991.

Press Contact.

Jim Tierney

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