e frontier Announces Release of MotionArtist 4


Software That Makes Flash™ Animation Easy for Business, Education and Artists

Last Updated: February 1, 2007 6:22 pm GMT
(Scotts Valley, CA, February 1, 2007) e frontier announced the release of MotionArtist 4 for Windows, an upgrade to the company's inexpensive and easy-to-use Flash animation software. MotionArtist 4 enables anyone to create banner ads, digital photo albums, website designs, presentations, greeting cards and web comics.

Key features in this new version include: new wizards and templates, an improved timeline and text editing palette, a new browser preview, and additional clip art to choose from.

For more information about MotionArtist 4, visit http://www.e-frontier.com/go/motionartist

MotionArtist 4 greatly expands its built-in content over previous versions of MotionArtist, and now includes over 1500 ready-to-use animations, characters, backgrounds, borders, buttons and special effects to choose from. This huge content library offers users unlimited choices to "drag-and-drop" content for easy play back.

MotionArtist does not require knowledge of web design, Flash software or action scripting. An editable timeline simplifies the creation and the integration of multiple Flash animations, motion graphics and MP3/WAV files. Web professionals will appreciate the rapid prototyping tools in MotionArtist 4, which provide the easiest way to produce fully animated custom banner ads.

Features of MotionArtist 4 Include:
  • Intuitive User Interface and New Layout Control
    Drag-and-drop functionality and a colorful, editable timeline help make Flash creation easy. View imported MP3 files on the timeline in easy to read waveform display.

  • Improved Timeline
    You can easily edit properties such as display times, animation length, fades and music.

  • Browser Preview
    Flash projects can be previewed with any HTML browser before exporting to Flash (SWF).

  • Improved Cell Mode Animation
    Image frames can be animated with only a few clicks. Users can also import imagery from other e frontier software such as PoserTM, ShadeTM or Anime StudioTM.

  • Improved Clip List
    Sample clips help new users get started quickly.

  • Movie Output
    MotionArtist is perfect for adding titling effects to home movies. Animations can be saved into Windows (AVI) and QuickTime (MOV) movie file formats.

  • "Now Loading" Pages
    Built-in transition pages are included, or you can create your own.

  • New Wizards and Templates
    MotionArtist 4's new wizards and templates step users through the process to help build outstanding web pages, banners, web comics, presentations and digital photo albums.
    • Web Page Templates: Create new web pages or add life to existing content with built-in templates
    • Digital Photo Albums: Use templates to create flash-based digital photo albums.
    • Presentation Templates: Quickly create exciting Flash presentations without having to learn Flash.
    • Greeting Card Templates: Use the enclosed greeting cards or create your own.
    • Web Comic Templates: Choose from several built-in web comic templates.

Pricing and Availability:
MotionArtist 4 for Windows is currently available by electronic download (ESD) for $49.99 (USD), with upgrades from previous versions for $19.99 (USD) direct through the e frontier web store ( http://store.e-frontier.com/MotionArtist ) and through Content Paradise ( http://www.contentparadise.com ). MotionArtist will also be available in retail boxes through e frontier's retail partners worldwide and through educational distributors, Douglas Stewart and Academic Distributing in February 2007. MotionArtist for Macintosh is planned for release later in 2007.

System Requirements:
  • Windows/2000/XP
  • CPU: Pentium II 300MHz or compatible
  • Memory: 256 MB
  • Hard Drive Space: 200 MB
  • Color Monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution
  • CD-ROM Drive


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