January 20, 2009

GenArts acquires SpeedSix

GenArts, Inc., makers of the Sapphire 2 plug-in superset for After Effects, announced that it has acquired all the assets of SpeedSix Software Limited, which makes effect plug-ins for high-end post apps.

Details are hush-hush, but Fxguide has a story.

Hopefully Red Giant (which has acquired Digital Anarchy video plug-ins) or GenArts will port SpeedSix filters to AE. Here's a quote from Chris Meyer last year in New AE filters: FxFactory & DA FLUIDZ:

"Digital Anarchy has licensed technology from SpeedSix Software Limited and announced a new FLUIDZ effect set for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. FLUIDZ uses 2D fluid dynamic simulations to create fire, water, smoke, and vapor-based effects."

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