Software: TVP Animation 9.0+ or Mirage 1.0+ or Aura 1.0c+* or Aura DV 1.0e+* or Video Toaster +
Cactus creates special effects by stretching pixels at defined nodes, similar to cactus thorns. It can be used to create all kinds of interesting effects such as: hair/fur, feathers, grass, paint, scarecrows/straw, textured paper, distorted views (bathroom shower door) - the possibilities are endless.
Live WYSIWYG preview, lets you see exactly what the effect looks like while you alter the parameters.
Keyframeable parameters: Angle, Count, Length, Separation, and Soften.
Keyframing management functions: Load, Save As, Reset.
Smart start-up procedure that doesn't allocate system resources until the plug-in is actually used.
Inline Help balloons for gadgets.
Multi-language capability through localization (.loc) files. English included.
* Keyframing features are not supported in Aura 1.0c and Aura DV 1.0e.