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TYPEMONKEY® LAUNCHED: FIRST KINETIC TYPOGRAPHY GENERATOR FOR AFTER EFFECTS
BOSTON - Ebberts + Zucker have released TypeMonkey, a new script that simplifies the normally labor-intensive and tedious process of kinetic typography creation for video and film productions. TypeMonkey is the collaborative creation of prolific AE script author Dan Ebberts and award winning motion designer Orrin Zucker. The release price is $89.95 per license.
The already popular script can be used to generate an end product, get a head start on a complex assignment or just for brainstorming. Although it's a powerful, complex alogrithm, user interface is easy and intuitive for professionals to novices.
TypeMonkey generates fully customizable kinetic type animations - camera included - without keyframes in seconds. One simply enters the text, clicks DO IT!, then watches TypeMonkey go to work.
Key features of TypeMonkey include:
.Creates random kinetic type layouts based on the parameters entered into the control panel.
.Keyframeless timeline makes changes to timing as simple as sliding a marker
.Creates a parented camera that points to each successive word as it transitions on.
.Distribute words evenly over the length of the Composition or Work Area.
.Features a wide range of type transitions randomly selected by default.
.Marker Synch feature allows for easy allignment with pre-existing marker layers, making synching to music a breeze.
.Allows for different interpolation for camera movement, auto rotate and auto frame.
.Also automatic Builds and Clean to facilitate multiple variations.
TypeMonkey is available on http://aescripts.com/typemonkey/.
Tutorials and more info can be found at http://www.typemonkey.net.
Key art for TypeMonkey can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/lcr9mvu.
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