Zaxwerks has released a Windows version of its 3D Invigorator for Adobe After Effects. According to the company, the plug-in makes creating 3D composites in the effects package much easier and faster.
The plug-in allows After Effects layers to exist in full 3D space – with full control given over position, rotation and perspective. It also ships with a 3D modelling, rendering and animation workshop that can convert vector artwork (in Illustrator format) or Type 1 fonts into hi-res 3D models. The workshop includes controls for spatial position, texture mapping, shadow casting, chrome and glass reflections, lighting effects, animation and rendering quality.
3D Invigorator is already available for the Mac and in cross-platform versions for Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand and Maya.