Verona, Wis.-based Profound Effects Inc. on Friday released Useful Assistants 1.6, an upgrade to its Adobe After Effects automation software that includes 20 new and updated assistants. Now featuring 103 assistants, with 32 more available for download from the Profound Effects Web site for free, this release includes such new tools as Scale Layers to Pixel Bounds, Cycle Property Value, Shift Layers to Time, Move Anchor Point and more.
This is a free update for registered owners; the full software is US$195. Useful Assistants requires Mac OS X v10.2.x or higher and works with After Effects 5.5 or higher. The developer notes that the software is not an After Effects plug-in, so it won’t work with hosts that are compatible with After Effects plug-ins, such as Final Cut Pro.