ChatFX
ChatFX 1.2.1
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Incorporate video effects into iChat.   Shareware ($20.00)
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ChatFX gives video effects within iChat. Simply Fun - No more boring chat face! ChatFX brings outstanding visual effects to iChat using Quartz Composer. Normal teleconferences are plain. Talking and seeing people in offices and cubicles is ordinary. Spice up your chats and make them more memorable with special effects by ChatFX. Change the entire landscape of your room or office. Keep it interesting. Create your own video effects and virtual sets just like on TV news and weather reports.
What's New
Version 1.2.1:

Note: As of 2007, ChatFX is not longer developed or supported.
  • Added the ability to change the settings for each composition. this big change means you can set the chromakey color in bluescreen easily or the size of vortex or the picture in slideshow or the background movie in bluescreen all without having to use quartz composer.
  • Separated preferences into a separate file.
  • Added many new compositions. here are a few.
  • Cubic Photos Slideshow which shows a folder of photos or uses spotlight to find images by keyword on the sides of a cube.
  • Kero in Torus which shows the possibilities to use ChatFX for network type games.
  • Me and My Desktop is a new take on mixing your video and the desktop.
  • Bubbles - which does bubble in your video.
  • Swarming Jivas - which puts up a swarm of your little avatar.
  • My first QC is a demonstration of what can happen when a normal person is brave enough to try creating a composition in Quartz Composer for the first time. He also made a tutorial to document his experience. http://www.dcg-web.com/quartz_composer/quartz.htm
  • Please check the FAQ if you want to learn more about ChatFX
Version 1.2.1:

Note: As of 2007, ChatFX is not longer developed or supported.
  • Added the ability to change the settings for each composition. this big change means you can set the chromakey color in bluescreen easily or the size of vortex or the picture in slideshow or the background movie in bluescreen all without having to use quartz composer.
  • Separated preferences more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4-10.4.9
  • iChat



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MacDave reviewed on 29 Jun 2006
Although pricey for what it does, this is a very cute addition to iChat. So, I decied to buy it, paid the 20 bucks with my Visa business card, and received an email promptly back from the developer with my registration details:

To register ChatFX please go to the Help menu and choose "Enter Registration Details" then copy and paste your info into the registration dialog exactly as it appears below:

Full Name: My Full Name
Email: My email
Registration Key: BLANK.

So, I emailed the Julian Miller, the developer back a few hours ago and still have heard nothing.

Remind me next time to spend the 20 bucks on a new toy for my hamster!!
[Version 1.2.1]


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dan.tinianow commented on 27 Jun 2006
This is a fun program to play with on iChat, with a lot of options...

In my opinion, the price is too high once it crosses the $10 point. I would buy it at $10, probably, and definitely at $5. I have a feeling sales would go way up at lower price points...

If the developer doesn't drop the price, I'll keep an eye out for a deal on Maczot.com, but for now, if I want to show my iChat friends a cool effect for a minute, I don't mind a text crawl reminder to register, as I doubt I would have it active more than a minute or so. Personally, this program is a fun novelty to me, and not of as much practical use as the similarly priced (but differently functioning) ShowMacster.

I hope the developer will consider a price drop, though.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Downloads:14,740
Version Downloads:13,051
Type:Internet : Chat
License:Shareware
Date:27 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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ChatFX gives video effects within iChat. Simply Fun - No more boring chat face! ChatFX brings outstanding visual effects to iChat using Quartz Composer. Normal teleconferences are plain. Talking and seeing people in offices and cubicles is ordinary. Spice up your chats and make them more memorable with special effects by ChatFX. Change the entire landscape of your room or office. Keep it interesting. Create your own video effects and virtual sets just like on TV news and weather reports.


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