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Old 05-31-2005, 02:26 PM   #1
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Is it any good? How does it stack up against other special-effects plug-ins?

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Old 05-31-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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I think the interfaces put form ahead of function, and they are among the worst interfaces I've used. And I've yet to need any of the effects it can do. But some are unique, so you might want to do a Google search for KPT tutorials. This will show you some projects they produced.
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I found some web sites that showed the KPT effects. It's debatable whether I'd ever need any of them, although some of them looked like a lot of fun. I suppose I can live without it.
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Well, the fuzzy bunny is fun. But I've never actually used this in any of my work.

BTW, I was thinking of writing an article about software as entertainment. IOW, playing with software you don't really need, how much enjoyment you get, and how much it costs. For people who enjoy a certain type of software, this could be as much fun as dinner and a movie, cost less, and would last several days or weeks.

I haven't quite sold myself on this idea, but I can't figure out any good arguments against it.
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Well, the fuzzy bunny is fun. But I've never actually used this in any of my work.

BTW, I was thinking of writing an article about software as entertainment. IOW, playing with software you don't really need, how much enjoyment you get, and how much it costs. For people who enjoy a certain type of software, this could be as much fun as dinner and a movie, cost less, and would last several days or weeks.

I haven't quite sold myself on this idea, but I can't figure out any good arguments against it.
I can't either. Go for it. You and I have been playing with software for years now without ever hoping, or even wanting, to make a penny from it.<BG>

   
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Oh, now I want to create a fuzzy bunny!! <g>

I love the idea for your article. I know I've certainly bought my fair share of programs that I don't need, but couldn't resist playing with.

Fuzzy bunny ... fuzzy bunny ...

Corel had a deal on the Draw suite last month (included KPT and Knockout) and I didn't go for it. Now I'm waiting for them to offer it again so I can jump on it. Jump, like a fuzzy bunny ...

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