April 2006, Patrick Jansen Design announces the release of PJ and Supreme 4 components Version 2: text effect plugins for use directly in .fla files (Macromedia Flash MX / Flash MX Professional 2004 / Flash 8). At http://www.patrickjansen.net/components

Version 2 contain over 800 predefined text effect variations. PJ and S4 can be used by users of any skill-level, offering such features as basic drag&drop to stage and advanced features like text loaded sidewide from database.

All effects in Version 2 have more customization parameters. Several new features and options are implemented, including five different effect start-directions, basic text alignment, automatic positioning on stage and dynamic input.

In the upgrade, most of the 125+ templates effects contain a list of predefined behaviours. All of them now offer a quick preview to see settings and avoid having to play long .fla timelines to see the result.

For experienced users custom modifications can be done quickly: adding a simple bevel, creating sequential triggering of effects, use of attachMovie to dynamically place effects at runtime, optimization to use with pixelfonts, loading text by PHP from database for site-wide use in thousands of pages tree-deep independent and adding Flash 8 Filters to text letters.

Version 2 also contains a unique feature, never offered in any text effect solution before. Single text effects can be customized to override font color and font type for specific letters, making it possible to mix any font and color for any range of characters in a single text effect.

PJ and Supreme4 have been widely used in Flash websites, corporate intranets, CD-ROMs, Web-TV and Film & Video-titling projects.

Patrick Jansen: "Version 2" has matured to become an all-in text-effect solution for anybody working with MacroMedia Flash: users quickly familiarize themselves with it, it shows instant result, does not require importing or loading external files, and for advanced usage the only restrictions are the limits of MM Flash itself.


PJ and Supreme4 Components, available for Windows and Macintosh, are available individually for $49 or as combo "Power Pack" for $74.

About Patrick Jansen Design: Patrick Jansen is creator of PJ and Supreme4 text effect collections, co-developer of Astro Flash Creator and CEO of StockFLA.com. For more information about PJ and Supreme4 Components or Patrick Jansen, visit: www.patrickjansen.net