Adobe is going to release a higher-tier version of Photshop CS3 – adding Extended to the name. Here’s the important bit from our perspective:
With Photoshop Extended, video professionals can perform 3-D model visualization and texture editing, as well as paint and clone over multiple video frames. Animations created in the upcoming version of Photoshop can be exported in several formats including QuickTime, MPEG-4, and Adobe Flash Video.
Why they are doing this, I don’t know – seems to eat into After Effects territory a little bit, but the whole 3D model vizualization should be a huge benefit.
Seen all over the place, but here’s the Macworld Article everyone seems to be pointing to.