UK visual effects plug-in developer The Foundry has released a free Mac OS X upgrade for its Tinderbox range of AfterEffects plug-ins.

The upgrade is available for free download to existing customers of Tinderbox 1 and 2.

Tinderbox 1 contains four effects: Etch, Rays, Sky and Distort. Tinderbox 2 contains: LensBlur, LensFlare, Bandlimit and Pseudo Colour and Paint effects. More information about these is available from the company's Web site.

The release also improves performance, introduces improved parameters and features to the existing plug-ins. Tinderbox 3 will be launched at NAB 2002 and will be Mac OS X-compatible.

The company says: "The Foundry has ported its popular Tinderbox software at a time when industry support for OS X grows stronger."