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Cosmo Software Releases Cosmo PageFX

Cosmo Software this week announced that it is shipping Cosmo PageFX for Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT.

Cosmo PageFX is a "rich media" Web design tool that enables developers to add depth, motion and interactivity to images and type that will be used on the Web.

Cosmo PageFX provides site designers with the ability to create site navigational elements, eye-catching ad banners and animated logos, with file sizes remaining as small as 10K. Cosmo PageFX creates the effects using the ISO standard VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) 2.0 file format, which enables the rapid downloading and viewing of content.

Cosmo's new design tool can utilize a variety of media, including:

  • TrueType(R) and Type 1 typeface outlines
  • Images (JPEG, or PNG or GIF with transparency) created by other tools
  • Sound imported as WAV and MIDI sequences
  • Shapes imported as VRML 2.0 files
  • Ready-made elements from the Cosmo PageFX clip-art library

Web graphics that Cosmo PageFX generates can be viewed using any fully VRML 2.0 compliant browser, as well as the Cosmo Player 2.1, which is available for Windows 95, Windows NT and Mac operating systems.

Cosmo PageFX for Windows 95 and Windows NT sells for a list price of $329 (estimated street price $249). A 30-day trial of Cosmo PageFX, as well as additional information, may be found on the Cosmo Software Web site.