Genetica 4.0 Announced
HSpiral Graphics Inc. has announced Genetica 4.0, a momentous new version of its seamless texture, animation, and HDRI environment map editor. The new version, anticipated for release in the first quarter of 2013, can be preordered for a 40% discount. Key features of the new version include: •A streamlined new way of editing graphics based on tweaking options in an intuitive interface. The existing node-based approach is still there for power users, but is no longer a necessity for performing common operations. •A new filter system making it easy to for artists to add effects to existing photos and images. •The ability to procedurally generate textures for UV-mapped models, including impressive new operations such as texture synthesis onto the surface of a model. •The introduction of scripting, allowing savvy artists to extend Genetica’s abilities in intriguing new ways. •A host of new drawing tools including a pressure-sensitive brush, freehand drawing, image trace, and the ability to import vectors from other illustration packages. •A dozen new nodes, adding abilities such as smart blurs, tilt shift effects, selective focus, and more. A beta of the new version is expected in early 2013, with the final release slated for the first quarter. Genetica 4.0 will be available for Windows XP and above. A public announcement of Genetica 4.0 was posted to Spiral Graphics’ website. The company has also announced a 40% discount for Genetica 4.0 preorders, available both for new licenses as well as upgrades
HippoEDIT is a powerful, fast and easy to use Windows text editor, primarily targeted at power users and programmers. It has modern and lightweight user interface, which supports different interface schemes, Multi Tab environment, seamless web and help browser, File Explorer and Project Explorer, external tools integration and more smart text editor functions.
Corel® Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Roxio® Business from Rovi Corporation
Corel Expands Digital Media Product Line on Windows® and Mac® with Popular Titles Including Roxio® Creator® and Roxio® Toast® CES – Las Vegas, Nevada – January 12, 2012 Corel® today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Roxio® product line from Rovi Corporation. With this deal, Corel will expand its product portfolio to include Roxio’s broad range of digital media and security solutions. The acquisition includes Roxio® Creator®, the industry’s most popular digital media suite and Roxio® Toast®, the leading optical burning software on the Mac® platform. The deal is expected to close in February. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Liquid XML Studio |XML Editor
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An efficient digital workflow speeds up the entire process from the time an image is imported to your PC to its final output. PhotoDirector is designed to make the process ultra efficient from import, manage, enhance to final output. Import your images to PhotoDirector and immediately gain access to a powerful but easy to use library with advanced searching, sorting, tagging and flagging tools for easy management of even large batches of photos.
Musemage Image Editor
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PowerDirector is the world’s fastest video editing software! With a 2nd generation TrueVelocity rendering engine that’s faster than ever, along with the richest end-to-end 3D editing suite available, PowerDirector 10 is redefining digital video editing.
software unveils Vue 6!
July 1, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leading developer
of natural 3D environment solutions, today announced the forthcoming
release of the sixth generation of Vue, its award winning solution
for natural 3D environments. Vue 6 Infinite will be previewed at
the Siggraph Show in Boston, August 1-3, 2006.
e frontier Acquires Amapi from Eovia Europe
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - June 30, 2006 - e frontier Inc., the parent
company of e frontier America, Inc., today announced that it has
acquired the 3D CAD industrial modeling software, Amapi, from Eovia
Europe. This purchase will allow e frontier to expand the company's
product line of graphic software that includes Poser, Shade and
Manga Studio. Amapi was developed in 1993 and has become a popular
NURBS modeling program. e frontier will operate an office in Bordeaux,
France in order to continue the support of the Amapi development
Media 100 Ships Version 11
Marlborough, MA - June 28, 2006 - Media 100, a leading provider
of advanced editing systems for the corporate, broadcast, postproduction,
and multi-media industries, today announced that Media 100 HD Suite,
Media HDe and Media 100 SDe version 11.0 are now shipping. Announced
at NAB 2006, the version 11 release offers Media 100 editors 10-bit
uncompressed HD and SD editing capabilities, support for broadcast-quality
format conversions, and increased system performance by leveraging
Mac OS X® and AJA Video OEM solutions. The version 11 release is
also a first step towards native integration with the Boris FX product
line, bringing the world-class compositing and effects technology
seamlessly within the Media 100 interface.
Fashion Basic for Poser Released by e frontier
Scotts Valley, June 21, 2006 - e frontier announced today the release
of Virtual Fashion Basic for Poser for Windows. Virtual Fashion
allows users to easily design 3D garments such as dresses, jackets,
skirts, and shoes on Poser’s most popular figures Miki, James, Jessi
and Terai Yuki. While Virtual Fashion was originally created by
Reyes Infografica to design high-end clothing for companies such
as Gucci, Prada and La Perla, Virtual Fashion Basic for Poser was
specifically modified to easily design and export “dynamic clothing”
directly into Poser. Poser users of all levels can now create their
own clothing for Poser figures.
Releases Shake 4.1
CUPERTINO, California—June 20, 2006—Apple® today delivered Shake®
4.1, the first Universal version of its industry leading compositing
software and cut its price from $2,999 to $499 to fit almost any
production’s budget. Final Cut® Studio editors can now take advantage
of Shake for sophisticated 3D compositing, keying, image tracking
and stabilization for the price of a plug-in. Shake continues to
be the tool of choice for major motion-picture studios and leading
effects houses to create award-winning visual effects including
this year's Oscar winner, “King Kong.” “At just $499, Shake is now
priced as low as a plug-in for Final Cut Studio,” said Rob Schoeben,
Apple’s vice president of Applications Product Marketing. “Now Final
Cut Studio customers can retouch their shots with Shake’s optical
flow technology or add photo realistic visual effects to their productions,
even on a shoestring budget.”
EIAS plugins announced
19 June 2006 Los Angeles, California Paralumino Creative Studios
is proud to announce the release of Trestle and Scrim; two new geometry
generation plug-ins for the Electric Image Animation System. For
years, EIAS users have been reliant on external modeling programs
to provide working geometry with Animator. With the development
of Trestle and Scrim, users will now have the opportunity to begin
modeling within Animator itself. Though not intended as a complete
replacement to a dedicated external modeler, the developers of Trestle
and Scrim realized an internal modeling solution would help improve
efficiency and speed for those tired of bouncing back and forth
14. Jun. 2006 Cheetah3D 3.3 has been released today. Version 3.3
adds many new features like rendering depth of field. When depth
of field is enabled distant objects or objects which are very close
to the camera will appear blurred. This will allow you to render
even more realistic scenes. This update also adds a "blue print"
object which makes working with blue prints and sketches a child's
play. Under the modeling tools the "UV unwrapping" tool has been
enhanced. Now it is possible to unwrap just a certain polygon selection
and not the hole mesh at once. Last but not least this update contains
many small bug fixes and UI enhancements.
Boom releases Toon Boom Storyboard
Montreal (June 7, 2006) Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc.
today announced the release of Toon Boom Storyboard, the leading
for visual storytelling, perfectly suited to traditional and paperless
methods. Truly completing the animation pipeline, Storyboard helps
users take an idea and translate it into a visual story that will
become a complete animation. Developed in conjunction with expert
storyboard artists, Toon Boom Storyboard speeds up production planning
and enables studios to reach new heights with increased production
integration. Its advanced features make it the tool of choice to
create an entirely digital storyboard.
5 xStream for LightWave and Cinema4D Pre-Release Available!
June 1, 2006. Beaverton, Oregon: e-on software, the leading developer
of natural 3D environment solutions, today announced the pre-release
of two new versions of its xStream suite of plug-ins: xStream for
LightWave and xStream for Cinema4D. Vue 5 xStream is a suite of
plug-ins that enables the seamless integration of Vue environments
into the industry's leading 3D applications. Versions of xStream
were already available
for Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya. As of today, versions of xStream
for Newtek LightWave and Maxon Cinema 4D are also available. xStream
for Softimage XSI is still under development.
Animation Studios Releases RenderMan® Pro Server 13.0
EMERYVILLE, CA - (May 30th, 2005) Pixar Animation Studios (NYSE:
DIS), today released version 13.0 of its Academy Award®-winning
RenderMan Pro Server software. RenderMan is the recognized industry
standard for CG feature animation and visual effects rendering,
and was used in each of the last 30 movies nominated for a Visual
Effects Oscar® by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
Relied upon by artists and technical directors worldwide, RenderMan
is central to today?s CG film making process.
Delivers modo 201
San Mateo, Calif. - May 24, 2006 - Luxology, LLC today announced
the immediate availability of modo 201, its innovative 3D modeling,
painting and rendering software built on the ultra clean modo code
base. modo 201 combines significant modeling advancements with cutting-edge
3D painting and rendering technologies in a modern workflow customized
to enhance productivity for 3D artists working in game develop-
ment, film visual effects, video production, graphic arts and design
visualization. modo 201 is available for immediate download from
Luxology at modo3d.com or can be purchased from selected resellers.
announced new up-date for VTour
(May 24, 2006) REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development,
is pleased to announce that a new patch up-date is now available
for VTour. The software, which launched in March 2006, draws on
the award-winning technology of Stitcher and ImageModeler, and offers
users of all levels an innovative and effective solution for the
creation of photo-real 3D environments from 2D pictures or panoramas.
Version 1.0.1 of VTour includes an number of significant additions,
including the improved capability to create Web-compatible projects,
as well as an updated SPi-V3d viewer. The Patch is available free
of charge to all existing VTour owners. New users may also purchase
this latest version until 31. May 2006 at the reduced price of 300
?/$ 340 (normal list price 499 ?/$ 580)*.
Effects Software Announces Houdini 8.1 Public Beta
Toronto: May 18, 2006 - Side Effects Software, developer of the
award-winning Houdini family of 3D software, is pleased to announce
the public beta of Houdini 8.1.This new version features an artist-friendly
Auto Rig, Muscle System, Character Picker, and Pose Library, as
well as enhancements to the Rigid Body and Wire dynamic solvers.
With the recent release of Disney’s The Wild, the CG community has
seen C.O.R.E. Feature Anima -tion’s successful implementation of
Houdini for character animation. Reviews of this film have consistently
commented on the incredible animation and stunning realism. Michael
Wilmington’s review in the Los Angeles Times calls The Wild a “visual
virtuosity” and applauds the “truly spectacular animation.”
2.0 RC3 Released!
Monday, 15 May 2006 We are pleased to announce that Jahshaka 2.0rc3
is now stable and is available for immediate download! With RC3
we have hit a major milestone for the jahshaka project – we now
have a complete cross platform suite of high end post production
features in a single application thats easy to download, install
Inivis Limited released AC3D 6.0
May 2006, Cambridge, England. Inivis Limited celebrates ten years
of its popular 3D graphics software AC3D with the release of AC3D
6. Inivis Limited today announces
the release of AC3D 6, its affordable and intuitive 3D modeler;
one of the longest established 3D software programs available. Widely
used in both educational and commercial environments, for 3D visualisation;
models for games and simulations; graphics and logos, AC3D 6 is
available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. AC3D 6 is now a fully
integrated subdivision-surface modeler with its powerful polygon
control now functioning seamlessly within a subdivision environment.
Further new features
and additions include a new faster real-time 3D editing engine,
intuitive new-look controls, and a catalogue of changes that make
selection, handling and 3D shape creation faster and easier than
SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.5.1 Advanced for $3,499
For a limited time, get hold of SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.5.1 Advanced at
half-price ($3,499 USD) when you buy it with 1 year of Maintenance
($1,799 USD). XSI Advanced is the ultimate in 3D software. Containing
all of the features of XSI Essentials, XSI Advanced also includes
Syflex Cloth, the renowned XSI Hair technology, the Behavior v.2.1
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announces immediate release of CINEMA 4D R9.6
MAXON, May 8, 2006 - MAXON proudly announces its second free update
for CINEMA 4D this year. Release 9.6 has more than 40 improvements
over R9.5. Most of the improvements have been made to OpenGL display
speed, compositing functionalities and the Content Browser. Macintosh
users will immediately notice a much faster OpenGL editor preview,
with increases in speeds of up to 50% on newer systems. In some
instances, an increase of up to 150% can be achieved. Apple users
will also benefit from improved OS X font handling with more precise
display, a new selection dialog and additional font types. There's
good news for all compositing artists as well: Multipass now supports
eyeon Fusion software and a new External Compositing Tag makes it
easy to track objects from CINEMA 4D in 3D space within After Effects.
Additional Multipass layer and compositing tags, as well as QuickTime
support for H.264, MPEG2 and MPEG4 codecs offer ideal workflow improvements
when working with animations in CINEMA 4D.
Inc SimuTerra Real-Time Terrain Modeling
Wondering about the SimuTerra plugin for SketchUp? If you haven't
already done so in the past, make sure you're on our mailing list,
by clicking on "Download Installer" or "Join mailing list" on the
left, and submitting the form. An alpha version might be posted
here by early November.
1.1 for Autodesk® 3ds Max® now shipping!
Paris, April 4th, 2006 Redway, a 3D interactive publisher is proud
to announce Red
viewer v1.1, a 3D visualization component for Autodesk® 3ds Max®.
objective of Redviewer is to accelerate the 3D production workflow
by removing most
of intermediate rendering necessary to generate a 3D image. Beyond
the productivity gain (up to 30% of time savings on a 3D production),
Redviewer increases utilization comfort and communication with producers.
Fully integrated to the Autodesk® 3ds Max® User Interface, it enables
interactive ray tracing previews at all stages of the 3D production
workflow. It supports point lights, area lights, shadow maps, colored
and opacity map shadows and even true reflections, transparencies
and advanced materials displays! Ask for a free trial. Recommended
list price starting at 990 Euro HT. For further information, please
contact Redviewer authorized resellers and visit our web site www.redway3d.com
Redway3d is a registered trademark. Redway SAS develops and commercializes
interactive 3D software and middleware for the 3D industries.
truePlay is world's first 3D Player which enables multiple participants
to collaborate in real-time over the Internet. With truePlay, just
like with trueSpace, you can interact with other people, learn,
play and work online in a photorealistic shared 3D space. There
are several ways you can use truePlay: 1. Share your 3D Content
Simply e-mail 3D object, scene or recording created in trueSpace
to your friend. When your friend opens the attachment in his mail
reader, truePlay starts and displays 3D content for your friends
to see and interact with in full 3D. 2. Present Your Ideas As a
teacher, researcher, designer, marketer, salesperson, engineer or
artist you can make live interactive 3D presentation to your students,
customers etc. 3. Collaborate Go all the way. Any mix of trueSpace
and truePlay clients can bring participants in remote location into
shared 3D space for full unlimited collaboration.
5/4/06 Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE) today announced
that it has completed the acquisition of WinZip Computing, makers
of the world's leading aftermarket compression utility. As one of
the most frequently downloaded software products available on the
Internet with over 150 million downloads to date and an average
of over 600,000 downloads per week in 2005, WinZip has developed
a strong and highly recognizable global brand and a broad user base
that includes consumers, small to medium-sized businesses, and large
corporations. Allowing users to temporarily reduce the size of their
computer files for more effective transmission and storage, WinZip®
also includes encryption functionality to provide additional security
in protecting sensitive information.
Supports Google™ SketchUp® 3D Warehouse
Columbia, Maryland (May 2, 2006)—–Nemetschek North America announced
that the VectorWorks Design Series is compatible with content in
the new Google™ SketchUp 3D Warehouse. All users of VectorWorks
Architect, VectorWorks Landmark, VectorWorks Spotlight, and VectorWorks
Designer version 12 have immediate access to the wealth of 3D content
in this warehouse. The 3D Warehouse is a digital warehouse for thousands
of models that are available at no cost to VectorWorks Design Series
users. VectorWorks users can directly import SKP models into their
Scrim is a lofting plug-in for Electric Image Animation System:
With it you can create
a surface between two or more cross-sections that have either the
same or a different number of points
Trestle is a simple tool that creates cross-sections inside the
Electirc Image Animation System. Its graph editor has numerous sets
of options to create and manipulate 2D lines/shapes.
Disc Creator Free
Write your data to CD, DVD and Blu-ray Discs quickly and easily
using FREE AVS Disc Creator. The first and the only one free Blu-ray
Disc burning software in the international market of multimedia
solutions today! Simple and intuitive interface, fast performance,
a variety of features and supported media types make AVS Disc Creator
a most convenient software to create data CD and DVD.
The cameleon-labs ObjectPainter is the most affordable solution
for high quality texture editing. You can edit your textures just
like you did before, using Adobe Photoshop and all of its powerfull
tools, but now you can see all the changes in realtime in the 3D
pre- view window! The unique 'plugin-application' architecture gives
you the power of 3D texturing edition directly in Photoshop. ObjectPainter
is compatible with Photoshop 6.0, 7.0, CS and CS2.