GridIron Software on Thursday released
X-Factor, an Adobe After Effects Professional v6.5 extension speeds preview and rendering capabilities by using grid computing technology. Users install the software across multiple computers on a network, and X-Factor helps to process previews and rendering in the background — so After Effects Pro can continue to work while the processing is being done.
The Basic edition of X-Factor is bundled with After Effects Pro v6.5, and enables two additional computers to work — you can also download a Mac or Windows installer from the X-Factor Web site. X-Factor Plus scales to more computers and is available for US$99 per CPU. GridIron also offers X-Factor Unlimited, which can be used on an unlimited number of additional computers, for $1,995.