Ampede today released LayerLink 1.2, a software plugin for Apple Motion that brings native multi-layer Adobe Illustrator support to Motion that the company say is on par with Adobe After Effects. With LayerLink, motion graphics professionals can now take advantage of Motion’s real time tools when using Illustrator artwork. This release adds PDF Compression support in Illustrator files, Tiger compatibility, and is localized in German. LayerLink 1.2 is priced at US$119.