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Avid 4Designer Graphic System Gets Upgrade

4Designer 1.2 is now available
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BURLINGTON, MASS.—Avid’s graphics authoring software, 4Designer, is receiving a slew of new updates for its latest version, 1.2. Part of the graphics toolset integrated with Avid MediaCentral Platform, 4Designer can be used to create on-air graphics, virtual studios, channel branding, sports enhancements, video walls and interactivity.

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Among the new features that have been added to 4Designer 1.2 are new line charts, which allow for the generation of line and area charts from new built-in assets, with control of nearly every aspect of the chart’s appearance. There are also new geometry modifiers to create new objects from 4Designer primitives and objects imported from third-party applications; objects can be modified in real-time without pre-rendering. Support for 3D maps is also included from WorldMapper. In addition, per-pixel lighting offers better lighting, shade depth and color diffusion for a more realistic image.

On the functionality side, version 1.2 provides an enhanced control interface for handling exports, offers a new cross-section editor for support of cutouts from splines, and has expanded triggering capabilities.