Ballwin, MO (PRWEB) March 13, 2007
wondertouch™ LLC, http://www.wondertouch.com, the award-winning developer of particle effects creation tools for the digital content creation industry, invites members of the press and convention attendees at NAB 2007 - April 16 through April19 - to stop by the wondertouch booth SL3827B (in the Plug-in Pavilion), where its particleIllusion™ software line will be on display.
Demand for wondertouch particleIllusion 3.0 from digital media content professionals continues to expand. Here is a recap of recent and upcoming company news highlights:
In February, due to the popularity of the Professional Emitter Libraries (Pro Emitters) for particleIllusion 3.0 that the company released nearly a year ago, wondertouch released three new libraries in the collection. Each library contains 30 emitters that are thematically geared to providing sophisticated, ready-to-use, motion graphics style particle-based effects. Created by Tom Granberg, visual effects artist at Rainbow Studios and master of particleIllusion, these three libraries -"Graphics Elements 1", "Graphics Elements 2", and "Extreme Graphics" - contain some of the most original particle emitters developed to date. Additional information is available at: http://www.wondertouch.com/default.asp?loadContent=pro_emitters.asp
Compatibility with Intel Macs:
wondertouch is about to release particleIllusion 3.0.5 for OS X; a free update. The 3.0.5 release is a Universal Binary version that runs natively on both Power PC and Intel Macs. particleIllusion 3.0.5 is optimized to run full-speed on Intel Macs - and about 10-20% faster than particleIllusion 3.0.4 on Power PC Macs. wondertouch is also updating pIllusionRender, the standalone renderer included with particleIllusion 3.0, which will support batch rendering - functionality that has already been available to users on the Windows platform. (Editors' note: At the time of this writing the product is scheduled for release at the end of this month.)
particleIllusion 3.0.2 for Windows:
Version 3.0.2 for Windows (a free update) will be released shortly. Besides including bug fixes, this release will provide enhanced movie file support.
The next major release of particleIllusion will be version 3.5. Available later this year, particleIllusion 3.5 will be a paid upgrade, and will include many new features that will make the application easier to use and more powerful.
pIllusion AE - the plug-in for Adobe After Effects:
wondertouch continues to work diligently on the development of a plug-in that will provide easy access to the powerful particleIllusion 3.0 software engine from directly within the Adobe® After Effects™ environment; hugely anticipated by the DCC professional community. The company is nearing completion of the plug-in and alpha testing/beta testing is expected to begin shortly.
At the wondertouch booth, the company will demonstrate the range of particle effects solutions for the production of TV programming, commercials, broadcast graphics and promos, feature films, film/game/television pre-visualization, interactive gaming, motion graphics, video production, and Web design.
particleIllusion 3.0 for Windows and Mac OSX:
The centerpiece of the wondertouch demonstrations will focus on particleIllusion 3.0, currently available on the Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Recent high profile entertainment projects that relied on particleIllusion include the "The 300," and upcoming theatrical films: "Blades of Glory," "Good Luck Chuck," and "Shooter;" The History Channel specials: "The Last Stand of the 300," "Engineering an Empire" and "Inside the Volcano;" the hit television series, "24;" televised sports graphics for major league team franchises including the Chicago Bears, St. Louis Cardinals, and much more.
- Demo artists: Aharon Rabinowitz, Elvis Dean, Tom Granberg
wondertouch will be joined in the booth by two preeminent particleIllusion animators - Aharon Rabinowitz and Elvis Deane - who will demonstrate particleIllusion throughout the show. In addition, Tom Granberg is also expected to make a guest appearance to share content creation tips and tricks using the new Pro Emitter libraries that he created.
Las Vegas Convention Center
wondertouch software demonstrations will take place daily in booth SL3827B (in the Plug-in Pavilion), located in the South Hall, Lower Level.
Monday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 18: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To schedule a booth visit, please contact Vicky Gray-Clark, Ambient Public Relations, by telephone at (408) 243-8880 (Pacific Standard Time), or by email - or feel free to stop by the wondertouch booth. Additional information on wondertouch can be obtained on the Web at http://www.wondertouch.com.
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