announced on Tuesday that
Keynote Objects 2.0, a package of 40 transparent QuickTime animations that work with Apple’s Keynote application, is now available.
The company notes that Quartz Extreme, Mac OS X Jaguar and Panther’s enhanced graphics rendering feature, drives the transparency effect. That’s something that Jumsoft said isn’t possible in Microsoft PowerPoint because it doesn’t support QuickTime transparency.
Keynote Objects 2.0 includes graphics with such names as Earth, Metaball, Web Circle, Cube Bones, Gear, Unveil, and more, all sized at 500 x 500 pixels. They’re optimized for Keynote presentations running at 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600, and Jumsoft says you can also use them with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and other DV editing applications that accept QuickTime files.
The full version of Keynote Objects 2.0 is a 100MB download from the Jumsoft Web site. The license is US$35. If you’re a registered Keynote Objects user, your cost is $10.