Alias|Wavefront has announced that the company’s Maya Paint Effects technology is now available as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects 4.1 and Maya Fusion 2. The plug-in allows effects from the Maya 3D animation suite to be used in compositing work. Artists can create 3D paint strokes of plants, fibres, glows, metal, and water. These can then be animated along bezier paths, masks and motion paths. Settings for the plug-ins can be taken from any Paint Effects enabled program – including Maya. The product will ship in the summer. UK pricing is yet to be announced, but is expected to be around £300.