Redwood City, California - Nov. 22, 2011 - U & I Software announced the release of ArtMatic 5, a major upgrade to Eric Wenger's groundbreaking modular graphics synthesizer for Mac OS. This new version provides accelerated multi-core rendering, more than 30 new components, nearly one hundred new algorithms, and game-changing DFRM 3D technology.
ARTMATIC 5.0 Created by Eric Wenger (creator of Bryce3D), ArtMatic is a modular graphics and animation synthesizer that can create still images, motion graphics, video effects and sound. Now, it can design abstract and surreal fully-3D objects for ArtMatic Voyager. It is the graphics equivalent of an audio synthesizer. Rather than paint with brush strokes, artists create images and animation by linking together any of the more than 680 available graphics modules. Its user interface is designed to engage artists in a rich exploration of possible image spaces. It is a serious tool that is fun to use and appreciated by professionals and amateurs alike.
ArtMatic 5 adds a new class of components and algorithms for designing true-3D DFRM objects for ArtMatic Voyager, its 3D-rendering sibling. The ArtMatic 5/ArtMatic Voyager combination makes it possible to design complex, surprising objects virtually impossible with traditional tools. With even just a few keyframes, it can create complex morphing objects that would require painstaking keyframing in other apps.
ArtMatic's large library of components and presets make it a flexible tool equally adept at creating digital fine art, commercial graphics, studio-quality video effects and motion graphics, and much more. It is even used for the design of high-fashion textiles, CD covers, web sites and games. It can be psychedelic, surreal or serious and is used by both major Hollywood studios and enthusiastic amateurs.
WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE Words cannot describe the extraordinary, unique graphics and animation that ArtMatic can create.
KEY USES * Create animation and digital art * Create special effects and unique transitions for video projects * Design 3D objects, terrains, color textures, and cloudscapes for ArtMatic Voyager * Create graphics for CD covers and labels, business and greeting cards, and more * Export texture and terrain maps to Bryce and other 3D apps * Render animation for video clips, VJ work and concerts * Render sound material for MetaSynth manipulation
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY Electronic delivery $249. $399 bundled with ArtMatic Voyager 2.
REQUIREMENTS Mac OS X.5 or later. Lion-compatible.
ABOUT U&I SOFTWARE U&I Software was formed by artists seeking to create tools that would allow them (and - by extension - other like-minded individuals) to explore new realms of creative expression. Founded in 1997 by Eric Wenger - creator of KPT Bryce - U&I Software's mission is to provide creative artists with tools that encourage discovery and liberate them from the constraints of traditional software tools and techniques. U&I's applications provide environments that nourish creativity and exploration by providing both paradigm-breaking functionality and aesthetically-inspiring user-interfaces that are themselves works of art. U & I's MetaSynth has been the recipient of the Editor's Choice awards from both Electronic Musician and Musician magazines as well as Keyboard magazine's prestigious Key Buy award. MetaSynth is also a past nominee for a MacWorld Eddy.