San Antonio, Texas.-based
Bauhaus Software Inc.
on Monday announced a “pre-release” version of its Mirage software to Mac OS X users. The Mac OS X pre-release follows the product’s October release to Windows users.
Mirage was developed as an animated graphics and special effects creation tool for visual artists working in 2D animation, broadcast and video media. Bauhaus President Paul Ford describes his company’s flagship product as “a perfect complement to Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Shake products, providing a seamless pipeline for professional video and film production.”
Features of Mirage include animated paint, natural-media drawing tools, volumetric light and particle effects, keying, color correction and pixel tracking. Mirage sports histogram controls, spill suppression and matte controls, and multi-point pixel tracking and stabilization.
The pre-release version is available for US$395 through Bauhaus Software and resellers; users who buy the pre-release version will be entitled to the final release version for free once it’s ready.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.6 or higher; G3 or faster. The company’s press release notes a demo version of Mirage, but as MacCentral checked the site before this article was posted, the demo appeared to be for Windows only.