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Puffin announces new Commotion

At the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, Puffin Designs announced version 2.0 of its award-winning visual effects software Commotion. Commotion 2.0 is expected to ship around April this year, and will expand Commotion's current creative tool set with third party plug-in support, a new FX Brush for creating texture and stylized media brush effects, and new text creation and animation tools. Puffin Designs' founder and ILM visual effects supervisor Scott Squires commented that, "Commotion users have completed several challenging projects in recent months. Films such as 'Mighty Joe Young,' 'Virus,' 'Pleasantville,' 'Babe 2' and 'Dr. Dolittle'...We're excited to bring even more powerful features to our users, and look forward to seeing the results of their efforts using these new creative tools." For more information visit