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Ease 2.5 : Plugin
Minimum Requirements
Software: Mirage 1.0+ or Aura 2.5b+ or Video Toaster [2] Build 3866+
Note: For Aura 2.0+ or Video Toaster [2] pre Build 3866 see Ease-KF
OS: Windows
Ease is a keyframe generator that allows the creation of smooth, frame-accurate, point-to-point, ease'd parameter changes for most Aura/Mirage plug-ins/FX - such as KeyFramer. With Ease, fast-in/slow-out, medium-in/slow-to-fast/fast-to-medium/fast-out, or any of MILLIONS of other possible parameter change variations can be designed. It's so ease-y that you'll wonder how you ever worked without it!

Ease is based on our very popular plug-in Ease-KF, but benefits from numerous additional features. Foremost, keyframe generation is no longer restricted to just KeyFramer - Ease's Mode selector allows a choice of numerous generation modes. Now you can create ease'd blur, ease'd color adjustments, and a lot more (see list below). The Acceleration Graph makes it even easier to set rate of change... frame-accurately graphing acceleration as black (slowest) thru bright yellow (fastest). In combination with the Reference frame indicator, it's now very easy to adjust the graph to create particular changes at specific frames. And with the Multi-point Ease Editor, there's even more control over acceleration from start to finish, including the ability to create holds. Using the Start option, the keyframe sequence can begin at any position in the project. Simultaneous access to all parameter In/Out values, Undo, and a definable default ease makes workflow even faster.

All parameters act just like they do in Aura/Mirage FX and plug-ins - functionality is duplicated, including: value ranges, floating point precision, color limitations, and units. So there's no confusion about what Ease will do. Some Modes, such as KeyFramer XYWHO, also offer simplified controls for commonly used parameters in more complex FX and plug-ins.

  • Generates Aura/Mirage keyframe files (.akf/.bin) for use with supported FX and plug-ins, including KeyFramer and many more (see list below).
  • Multi-point Ease Editor with linear, spline, and polynomial graph modes. 25% / 50% / 75% frame markers make it easier to relate curve position to the frame sequence.
  • Auto-scaling acceleration graph displays frame-accurate rate of change.
  • A Reference frame indicator provides frame-accurate positioning for parameter changes
  • Independent In/Out values and ease graphs for all parameters.
  • Lock All Ease mode enables use of a single ease graph for all parameters.
  • Live preview for ease and acceleration graphs shows the effect of an ease graph while it's parameters are altered.
  • Parameter functionality duplicated: value ranges, floating point precision, color limitations, and units.
  • Clipboard functions, Copy/Paste/Paste All, for quickly copying ease graphs to other parameters.
  • Automatic Copy Before Edit provides undo capability for graph editing.
  • Definable default ease graph.
  • File Load/Save options for both ease graphs and plug-in configurations.
  • Includes ready-to-go ease graphs. Graphs can be easily shared with other Ease users.

  • 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.
Pricing, Ordering, and Demos
Proceed to the youngmonkey store for pricing and ordering, or to the demo download section.
# Keys:

Frames 1-10:

Fast > Slow
# Keys:

Frames 1-80:

Slow > Fast
Fast > Hold
Hold > Medium
Medium > Slow
# Keys:

Frames 1-180:

Slow > Fast
Fast > Slow
# Keys:

Frames 1-80:

Fast > Slow
Slow > Medium
Medium > Slow
Slow > Fast
Fast > Hold
Hold > Fast
Supported FX / Plug-ins
  • Auto Paint
  • Background Generator
  • Bevel
  • Bi-Color
  • Black and White
  • Blender
  • Bloom
  • Blur
  • Bump
  • Cactus
  • Center Blur
  • Chroma Blur
  • Chroma Keyer
  • Color Adjust
  • Color Eraser
  • Color Keyer
  • Crazy Blur
  • Cubic Blur
  • Directional Blur
  • Displacement Mapping
  • Dissolve
  • Drop Shadow
  • Erode
  • Extrude
  • Fiber
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Glow
  • Grain
  • Halftone
  • Holographic Projector
  • KeyFramer
  • Luma Keyer
  • LumiEssence
  • Median Blur
  • Mirror
  • Mirror Extended
  • Mosaic
  • Noise
  • Panning
  • Perlin Noise
  • Perspective 4 Point
  • Plasma
  • Posterize
  • Print
  • Radial Blur
  • Shadow
  • Speed
  • Stabilization 1 Point
  • Stabilization 2 Points
  • StarField
  • Stereoscopic 3D
  • SuperNova
  • Tornado
  • Transition
  • Transition - Blind
  • Transition - Classic
  • Transition - Block
  • Transition - Fade
  • Transition - Page Turn
  • Transition - Rotary
  • Transition - Slide
  • Vignette
  • Volumetric Light
  • Wave
  • Wrapper

* NOTE: Some FX and plug-ins are not supported in all versions of Aura/Mirage.