Effect Shop is a 2D and 3D compositing and animation program that is designed to be easy to learn and use. The simple interface focuses on the task at hand and minimizes visual clutter, allowing users to focus on their projects. All effects are rendered in real time so that users can preview and adjust the result immediately.
Effect Shop contains tools for adding special effects to video projects. Bullets, laser blasts, or flares can be added using image overlays. Lightning bolts, explosions and environmental effects can be added with video overlays. By projecting video onto three dimensional shapes it can be distorted to simulate lenses, or perspective and rotation. Stretching video can make actors gain or lose weight.
Two different key filters enable users to create altered realities. Actors and props can be projected onto foreign backgrounds, or behind transparent foregrounds. Rigs and other unwanted props can be removed from video by using overlays to cover them.
Complex titles and transitions can be designed using the key frame animation tools. Two dimensional and three dimensional geometric shapes plus text can be animated. Key frame animation can be used to animate colours, positions and orientations.
Effect Shop 1.2 is a free upgrade for existing customers.