The Foundry has launched the fourth volume of its Tinderbox range of plug-ins for After Effects. The company has also updated the first three sets to boost their performance in After Effects 7.0.

Tinderbox 4 offers 20 plug-ins including colour correction tools, cartoon effects and liquid generators for replicating the likes of rain, snow and water.

BleachBypass mimics the high-contrast technique used in films such as 1984. Colourist uses statistical analysis of the image to automatically balance colour.

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Snow (above) simulates 3D snow and can let snow settle on an object (through a matte). Water procedurally simulates water droplets rippling, which can reflect or bounce off “wall” mattes.
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Other effects include Cartoon (below), Convolve, Fire, Infinite Zoom, MuzzleFlash and SoftGlow.
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