Cutting Edge Graphics App Gets One Year Birthday Present

First introduced at last yearis MACWORLD Expo in New York, Synthetic Softwareis Studio Artist has been updated to version 1.5. The new version adds enhanced 3D lighting effects and animation capabilities. According to Synthetic Software:

Synthetik Software today announced several new enhancements to its award winning software Studio Artist, the worlds first graphics synthesizer. Studio Artist version 1.5 offers editable keyframe timeline animation for all of the different features available in Studio Artist, greatly expanding the range of potential visual effects for movie processing, as well as interactive 2D painting. Version 1.5 offers many additional new features, including a new resolution independent core effects processing module called the Texture Synthesizer and improved image and movie morphing capabilities. Paint Synthesizer enhancements include new 3D paint lighting and materials modeling controls, new colorization and dynamic brush texture options, new movie brush capabilities, intelligent auto-regionization, full support for pen tilt recording in paint action sequences, and new gradient effects.

Studio Artist Knows How to Paint and Draw Developed by Synthetik Software Inc., Studio Artist is the first commercial program for computer artists that incorporates research results from cognitive neuroscience investigations into the nature of visual perception in the brain. The program uses human visual modeling to construct an internal representation from a source image that is used to direct smart assisted painting and drawing. The result is Studio Artist knows how to paint and draw. Studio Artist combines dynamic user-configurable painting and drawing tools along with a complete image processing and video effects suite. A unique hybrid imaging model allows individual paint strokes to have the visual richness of raster paint with the editability of vector paths. Dynamic expressive paint tools or custom art processes can easily be constructed and applied to still images or motion sequences.

New 3D Paint Lighting Effects The visual appearance of real world art materials is based on the interaction of light with a painted canvas. Studio Artist 1.5 now includes full paint lighting and materials modeling which allows a digital artist to create stunning 3D paint effects. An artist can specify a canvas lighting source in 3-dimensional space as well as how a simulated paint surface visually interacts with a lighting source within the Paint Synthesizer. All of these new 3D lighting effects can be interactively controlled or modulated while painting. This opens up a whole new world of realism for digital art created within Studio Artist

Studio Artist is available for US$329. Registered users may upgrade for free. You can find more information at the Synthetic Software web site.