Flash Animation Software offers rapid prototyping tools.

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Run under Windows 2000/XP, MotionArtist v4 enables businesses to create banner ads, website designs, presentations, and other Flash(TM) animations. Included content library features 1,500+ ready-to-use animations, characters, backgrounds, borders, buttons, and special effects. In addition to wizards and templates, software facilitates design process with editable timeline, drag-and-drop layout control, and browser preview capabilities.



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e frontier Announces Release of MotionArtist 4



Software That Makes Flash(TM) Animation Easy for Business, Education and Artists

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif, Jan. 26 -- e frontier today announced the release of MotionArtist 4 for Windows, an upgrade to the company's inexpensive and easy-to-use Flash animation software. MotionArtist 4 enables anyone to create banner ads, digital photo albums, website designs, presentations, greeting cards and web comics. Key features in this new version include: new wizards and templates, an improved timeline and text editing palette, a new browser preview, and additional clip art to choose from.

For more information about MotionArtist 4, visit http://e-frontier.com/go/motionartist.

MotionArtist 4 greatly expands its built-in content over previous versions of MotionArtist, and now includes over 1500 ready-to-use animations, characters, backgrounds, borders, buttons and special effects to choose from. This huge content library offers users unlimited choices to "drag-and-drop" content for easy play back.

MotionArtist does not require knowledge of web design, Flash software or action scripting. An editable timeline simplifies the creation and the integration of multiple Flash animations, motion graphics and MP3/WAV files. Web professionals will appreciate the rapid prototyping tools in MotionArtist 4, which provide the easiest way to produce fully animated custom banner ads.

Features of MotionArtist 4 Include:

Intuitive User Interface and New Layout Control
Drag-and-drop functionality and a colorful, editable timeline help make
Flash creation easy. View imported MP3 files on the timeline in easy to read waveform display.

Improved Timeline
You can easily edit properties such as display times, animation length, fades and music.

Browser Preview
Flash projects can be previewed with any HTML browser before exporting to Flash (SWF).

Improved Cell Mode Animation
Image frames can be animated with only a few clicks. Users can also import imagery from other e frontier software such as Poser(TM), Shade(TM) or Anime Studio(TM).

Improved Clip List
Sample clips help new users get started quickly.

Movie Output
MotionArtist is perfect for adding titling effects to home movies. Animations can be saved into Windows (AVI) and QuickTime (MOV) movie file formats.

"Now Loading" Pages
Built-in transition pages are included, or you can create your own.

New Wizards and Templates
MotionArtist 4's new wizards and templates step users through the process to help build outstanding web pages, banners, web comics, presentations and digital photo albums.

-- Web Page Templates
Create new web pages or add life to existing content with built-in templates.
-- Digital Photo Albums
Use templates to create flash-based digital photo albums.
-- Presentation Templates
Quickly create exciting Flash presentations without having to learn Flash.
-- Greeting Card Templates
Use the enclosed greeting cards or create your own.
-- Web Comic Templates
Choose from several built-in web comic templates.

Pricing and Availability:

MotionArtist 4 for Windows is currently available by electronic download (ESD) for $49.99 (USD), with upgrades from previous versions for $19.99 (USD) direct through the e frontier web store (http://store.e-frontier.com/MotionArtist) and through Content Paradise (http://www.contentparadise.com/). MotionArtist will also be available in retail boxes through e frontier's retail partners worldwide and through educational distributors, Douglas Stewart and Academic Distributing in February 2007. MotionArtist for Macintosh is planned for release later in 2007.

System Requirements:
Windows/2000/XP
CPU: Pentium II 300MHz or compatible
Memory: 256 MB
Hard Drive Space: 200 MB
Color Monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution
CD-ROM Drive

About e frontier America, Inc.

e frontier, Inc., and its subsidiary companies publish and distribute computer graphics software for digital artists and hobbyists worldwide. Their software includes Poser, Shade, Amapi Pro, Manga Studio, Anime Studio and MotionArtist. They also produce quality computer graphic content and software- related books and magazines. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has offices in Scotts Valley, CA and Bordeaux, France. For more information, go to http://www.e-frontier.com/.

Poser, Shade, Amapi Pro, Manga Studio, Anime Studio, MotionArtist and Content Paradise are trademarks or registered trademarks of e frontier.

About Flash:

Macromedia(R) Flash(TM) and Flash(TM) are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc., in the United States and other countries.

CONTACT: Daryl Wise, Public Relations Manager, +1-831-480-2004, daryl@e-frontier.com, or Fahim Niaz, Product Manager, +1-831-480-2036, fahim@e-frontier.com, both of e frontier America, Inc.

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