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electricfx
08-24-2002, 12:25 AM
Just launched - eFX Extract3D is a new After Effects plug-in that enhances the connection between After Effects and leading 3D applications like 3DS Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Softimage and Electric Image. The plug-in offers quick and easy access to powerful "hidden" 3D channels rendered to 3D image files such as RPF, RLA, ZPIC and EIZ.

eFX Extract3D is available now in a Public Beta version at the special introductory price of $65. To order, go to www.electricfx.com/beta. This special price is offered for a limited time only. When Version 1.0 is released, the price will go up to $95. Participants in the Public Beta program will receive a free upgrade to the released version when it ships.

With eFX Extract3D you create advanced visual effects using 3D channels, through a streamlined, intuitive interface that greatly simplifies the process of viewing, selecting and extracting 3D channel information. Additional features offered in After Effects for the first time include automatic calculation of color mapping black and white points, plus full support for creating 64-bit color images directly from 3D channels - this is particularly useful in preserving rendered detail to avoid undesirable "depth banding" in the resulting image.

For feature details, see www.electricfx.com/products/extract3d.html, where you can download a free, fully-functional demo version of eFX Extract3D for evaluation. After Effects 5.0 or 5.5 is required, and both the AE Standard Version and Production Bundle are supported.

Questions? Email sales@electricfx.com or visit www.electricfx.com.

Regards,

john

:: John Crawford
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moovieboy
08-24-2002, 01:06 AM
What about Lightwave's RLA/RPF files? :D

-Tom

electricfx
08-24-2002, 02:19 AM
We have not been "officially" listing Lightwave because their RLA implementation up through LW 7.0 has had a reputation for being buggy and rather inconsistent. I hear that LW 7.5 has improved the RLA implementation and also now has RPF support, but so far we haven't had a chance to test it.

What version/platform of LW are you using, Tom? You're welcome to download the Extract3D demo version from www.electricfx.com/products/extract3d.html to give it a try. I'm very interested in hearing from any LW users who are experimenting with using LW RLA/RPF files in After Effects.

For more on LW RLA/RPF support, go to the NewTek forum at www.newtek.com/community/discus/nest.html, click Keyword Search and search for "+RLA +RPF" (without the quotes). You'll find several long and very informative threads.

Regards,

john

:: John Crawford :: info@electricfx.com
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moovieboy
08-24-2002, 03:09 AM
Hey, John!

I've got LW 7.5 and AE 5.5 pro... Haven't experimented much with implementing RLA/RPF, specifically because I've heard of LW's bugginess, but I'll give your demo a spin! :D

Thanks!

-Tom

electricfx
08-24-2002, 04:44 AM
Great! Let me know how it goes.

You're on Mac I assume?

Regards,

john

moovieboy
08-24-2002, 10:19 AM
Yup, I be Mac-in' :D

-Tom

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