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The Foundry's Tinder product line delivers image processing plug-ins to the most demanding professionals in the post-production industry.
  • MacMall Part #: 106581 
  • Manufacturer Part #: FOUNDRY03TB  
  • UPC: 813832000083 
  • Platform: Universal 

Continuing on from the success of Tinderbox 1 and Tinderbox 2, The Foundry presents Tinderbox 3, a set of completely new plug-ins. Tinderbox 3 goes on to extend the range and functionality of the Tinderbox range of plug-ins and allows the After Effects professional to produce high quality visual effects with the minimum of effort.

CircularBlur smears an image around a point giving the appearance of motion blur on a rotating object. It's fast and includes filtering options and controls for the hold out at the centre. GradientBlur finds the gradients in an image and uses these to produce directional vectors that selectively blur the image either along or perpendicular to the vectors. Interesting painterly effects can be achieved.

Silk is a blur that doesn't blur across high detail. DiffusionFilter simulates the effect of diffusion lens filters (it can colour the diffused highlights & lowlights) EdgeDetect finds and highlights edges in images. The result can then be blended back into the original using the built-in blending methods. Quick glows and back-lit effects are possible using this technique. MeltTime applies a temporal distortion of the image based on values in a mask. MotionDetect compares the current frame with another frame in the same cip and generates a matte showing where the frames differ. OldFilm converts contemporary video footage into images that look as though they have been shot on film and left to degrade over time. Scratches, dust, hair, stains, vignette, defocus, defielding, highlight diffusion, grain, camera flicker and other effects are included. There are controls to double up frames for that staccato old film look. Preset colour effects like sepia, Black and white, techicolour and forties take the hassle out of setting up this effect. Brightness, contrast and saturation controls for each individual colour channel for fine tuning. A burn through effect allows the film to stick in the gate and burn under the light. Everything you need really. RomanMosaic breaks an image up into irregular tiles. Dirt and lighting effects are included. Turner generates noise artifacts in your image giving the look of a faded mottled painting. BadTV processes a clip to make it look as though it was being broadcast on a television suffering from poor reception. There is a master control to alter the overall signal quality to produce ghosting, snow, edge distortions, colour loss, vertical roll, misaligned guns, shash effects, power loss and other effects for televisions, security camera and videos. BumpShade gives 2D images the appearance of 3D by falsely extruding an image using a matte. Lighting is provided to accentuate the 3D and parameters to soften the effect are supplied. Can be a useful tool for giving cartoons a shaded look.

Plasma creates animating organic fractal patterns. Sparks is a particle generator suitable for generating fireworks or a shower of sparks. There are controls for the glow, colour, initial velocity and lifespan of the particles. Wind, gravity and drag parameters alter the particle behaviour over time. StarField renders an infinite three dimensional field of stars. There are controls to look in a particular direction or at a fixed position in 3D space regardless of the motion of the observer. An auto mode is supplied to randomly tumble you through space. Condensation renders thousands of water particles that clump together into water droplets. The droplets are used to distort the source image giving the appearance of water condensation on glass. There are lighting controls and the effect auto-animates drips. Lightning generates highly realistic forked lightning and plasma bolts. There are numerous parameters to control all aspects of the bolt from fork depth to glow intensity. An optional matte can be used to restrict the path of the plasma.

Defield generates a frame from a field. A number of sophisticated algorithms are supplied to create the missing field. Slope adaptive interpolation gives a greatly superior result on angled edges to standard line interpolation methods. A motion mask has been developed to identify areas of the image that are moving and interpolate only these. By preserving static parts of the image less information is thrown away gving a higher quality result. MatteTool provides a suite of tools to process mattes. You can grow or erode matte edges with sub-pixel procision from a single paramater, or extract outlines from mattes and soften just one side of it. There are tools for cleaning up mattes from keyers and removing colour spill before compositing. MinMax is used to grow or erode mattes. It is sub-pixel accurate and very fast. can give interesting painterly effects when applied to images. Deband intelligently smooths out the appearance of colour banding on 8 bit images.

Technical Specs

Installation Requirements
Minimum PC Processor Supported Intel® Pentium®
Minimum PC CPU Speed 200MHz
Minimum PC RAM Required 128 MB
Minimum PC HD Space Required 32 MB
Minimum MAC Processor Supported PowerPC G3
Minimum MAC CPU Speed 200MHz
Minimum MAC RAM Required 128 MB
Minimum MAC HD Space Required 32 MB
System Platform Desktop/Notebook
Package Type Retail
Languages supported English
License Product? No
Software and file format
Integration with Other Applications After Effects 4.1, 5.0, 5.5; Quick Draw 3D 1.6 or later
Additional Details
Periodic online updates available ? Yes
Additional Details Must have Adobe After Effects 4.1, 5.0, 5.5
Additional Information
Package Contents Tinderbox 3 for After Effects Mac/Win
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