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Digital Anarchy Announces Text Anarchy 2.1 for Better Animation of Paricle System Based Text Effects

Optimized Tools for After Effects and Final Cut Pro Include Speed Increase and New Font Support

San Francisco, CA – January 6, 2004 —

Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe, Apple and Discreet products, today announced the availability of Text Anarchy 2.1 for After Effects and Final Cut Pro. Text Anarchy 2.1 is the newest version of Digital Anarchy’s best selling plugins, and includes several feature enhancements for creating and animating text in After Effects and Final Cut Pro. Text Anarchy 2.1 includes many product optimizations, the most significant of which is improved font support.

Key features in Text Anarchy 2.1 include:

Text Anarchy 2.1 is composed of eight versatile filters that provide specific methods for producing a wide variety of text effects, ranging from randomly animating text for background effects to creating effects for titles. Some of the filters use particle systems specifically designed for text, while others allow the animation of characters on a letter-by-letter basis or by using paths to control the look and attributes of the text.

  • OpenType support: In addition to TrueType and Postscript type 1 fonts, all the Text Anarchy filters now support OpenType fonts.
  • Improved support for foreign language character sets: All filters now support characters with diacritical marks, Unicode, and large character set fonts such as Asian character sets. Random character generation is also improved to include the additional character support.
  • Improved speed in Final Cut Pro 4.1: Final Cut Pro 4.1 users should see a significant speed increase when using the filters.
  • Bug fixes and other improvements: Many of the filters have seen small improvements and bug fixes that make the filters more stable and useful overall.

Pricing & Availability.

Text Anarchy 2.1 is free to existing Text Anarchy 2.0 users. Regularly priced at US $149, Text Anarchy 2.1 for After Effects is available now for US $129 until Jan. 30, 2004. For Final Cut Pro users, the cost is US $99 until Jan. 30, 2004, regularly priced at $119. Owners of version 1.0, called Elements of Anarchy: Text, can upgrade for $89 until Jan. 30, 2004, regularly $99. Text Anarchy is compatible with After Effects 4.1 and higher and on Mac OS 8.6 and higher (including OS X), and all Windows variants. Product demos, tutorials and samples are available at

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 cost-effective software products for broadcast designers in the television and film industries. 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. Digital Anarchy products work in conjunction with a wide range of products from companies like Adobe, Discreet, and Apple.

Digital Anarchy is a registered trademark of Digital Anarchy Inc. All other brand names, product names, service marks, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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