Artlandia, Inc has released a new version of SymmetryWorks, bringing it to version 3.0. SymmetryWorks is an Adobe Illustrator plug-in designed for pattern making and industrial design. The latest version features support for raster images and clip options for improved image transitions. According to Artlandia:
Artlandia, Inc., maker of award-winning pattern design software, has released Artlandia SymmetryWorks 3, the most versatile new version of Artlandiais best-selling plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. SymmetryWorks 3 empowers Web and surface designers to create patterns imaginatively, intuitively, and in a fraction of the time it would take with any other software.
The full support for raster images is the most important feature of the new version. SymmetryWorks now readily makes patterns from photographs and scanned paintings, which the user can combine with vector art components or use by themselves.
The new Clip Options allow the user to switch between separate and blended units of repetition and instantly form a seamless pattern even from units that do not otherwise provide a smooth transition from one to another. By applying the feather effect or opacity masks, which SymmetryWorks now also supports, the user can easily control the amount and depth of transition between neighboring units.
You can find more information about the latest version of SymmetryWorks at the Artlandia, Inc. Web site. Upgrades from previous versions are available for US$99.00, while the full version is available for US$$241.00.