New Layer Tools for After Effects Ships

July 15, 2007 in Software (F)

[] XChange International, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce the release of the new Layer Tools plug-in for Adobe® After Effects®. Layer Tools is an exciting set of plug-ins that enables the motion graphics artist to do things to 3D layers that are usually very difficult and time consuming. Layer Tools solves the problems facing Photoshop users who try to convert their Photoshop image layers into 3D graphics only to have the design fall apart due to perspective. It also provides the ability for motion graphic artists to create perfect match-frames between 3D animation and 2D movie footage.

Layer Tools enables users to rotate, move and scale many layers at once with an ease and flexibility that hasn’t been available before. Layer Tools can move layers in 3D without having them change screen size and can make any 3D layer perfectly fit the comp to make match frames.

- Extremely useful tools for compositors and motion graphics artists
- Move layers in Z without changing their screen size
- Turn Photoshop layouts into 3D without ruining the look and feel
- Push back portions of a mosaic image while keeping the perspective intact
- Make any 3D layer exactly fit the comp window
- Rotate, move and scale any set of selected After Effects 3D layers, without adding nulls, parents or collapsing transformations

System Requirements:
Host: Adobe After Effects 6.5, 7.0
Macintosh - G4/G5 Power Mac, Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4 or later, 512 MB RAM

Layer Tools is available now through XChange International. To order, or for more information, users can visit, or call on +44(0)20 7490 4455 during UK business hours. Email address is

XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension® technology; Adobe InDesign®, Acrobat® and Photoshop® Plug-ins® and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London.


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