What is Conoa?

Conoa is a company that produces plugins for non-linear editors and compositors. The name Conoa also refers to the rendering engine used by the plugins.

What are the currently supported platforms?

Conoa plugins currently work with the following hosts:
Adobe After Effects 4.1 through 7.0, Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 and higher,
Apple Final Cut Pro 3.0 through 4.5,
Discreet Combustion 3.0, Avid AVX systems (including Xpress DV, Xpress Pro and Symphony) through the use of Elastic Gasket from Profound Effects
and Quantel through software from VDS.
Users have also successfully used Conoa plugins in Eyeon Software's Digital Fusion and Boris Red, but these are not officially supported hosts.

What are the currently supported operating systems?

Conoa plugins work with Windows 2000 and XP, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

What do the version numbers refer to?

Conoa 3D, Conoa EasyShapes and Conoa EasyFX have version numbers that reflect their development. However, for simplicity, mailings and brochures will often refer only to Conoa and a version number. This number signifies the version of the rendering engine, which is in sync with Conoa 3D. Currently, Conoa 3.1 powers Conoa EasyFX 1.0, Conoa EasyShapes 2.1, and Conoa 3D 3.1.

Why the difference between the cylinder in Conoa 3D and Conoa EasyShapes?

The cylinder in Conoa EasyShapes offers warping and flexing capability not found in the cylinder shape of Conoa 3D. This disparity is due solely to a plugin control limit imposed by the plugin architecture. Conoa SuperPak allows you to have both types of cylinders in one package.

How do I make the sphere in Conoa SphereWarp wrap and unwrap?

Animating the Wrap parameter will make the sphere flatten to a plane or wrap to a sphere. A wrap value of 1 is a sphere and a wrap value of 0 is a flat plane. Intermediate values will create a partially wrapped sphere. Note that only the Conoa SphereWarp plugin has the unwrap capability; the sphere shape in Conoa 3D does not have this capability.

What does the name Conoa mean?

We came up with the name 'Conoa' because we thought it sounded nice. We've since learned that it is the word that Native Americans used to describe their boats, from which English gets the word canoe.