Boris FX, the makers of compositing and effects plug-ins for filmmakers,recently made several key announcements, including the introduction of twonew products. Boris Graffiti, a new 3D title animation tool will shipbefore the end of 1999 at just under $1000. The program will be availablein the form of a plug-in for non-linear editing programs, and will allowusers to create and extrude 3D text, and rotate it in 3D space with lights,motion blur and animated kerning. Also, Boris Factory, a new 3D DVEtransition plug-in package for Premiere, Rex/Raptor Edit, DPS Video ActionNT and Ulead Media Studio Pro, is shipping now, and contains over 100different transition effects including Shapes, Page Turns, Distortions,Particles and Explosions. Also now shipping is Boris FX for SOFTIMAGE|3D.The tool contains a new Light Sweep filter which makes the common task ofcreating glints or panning highlights instant and intuitive. Boris alsoannounced a new version of Boris FX - version 4.5, and support for DPSVideo Action NT. What can we say? They've been working hard over in theNetherlands!