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AnFX Gold

Type of Program: Flash/Java Animation tool
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP
Company Name: Stepahead Software
Price: $19.95 (anniversary offer, normally $49.95)


AnFX is a multi featured interactive animation tool with a very easy learning curve. It is powerful enough for the most demanding web master yet simple enough for a home user to create impressive interactive content for their home page. Designing with AnFX is easy and intuitive.

The AnFX Studio is a windows based point-and-click studio which uses the analogy of a "movie production". Each component in the AnFX studio has been assigned a "movie" like name. An AnFX production has scenes, a stage, actors and scripts (actions performed by the actors). Any user can produce high quality web animations containing not just text but shapes, images and audio also. You need no knowledge of Flash or Java programming. You can create advanced interactive designs using the AnFX designer without the need to type in a set of scripts or parameters. What needs to be done via scripts in many other tools can be accomplished with point and click simplicity in AnFX. No need to understand such terms as "key frames" and "motion tweening" to create movement effects AnFX works with time which is faster and much more intuitive than using "motion tweening". You export your animations to either Flash (.swf) format for playing in the Flash player or the AnFX Player (.afx) format for playing in the compact AnFX Java applet.

Much easier than programs of a similar genre AnFX will have you producing pro animations in no time at all. Well priced at $19.95 (11-08-2004)

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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