Synthetik Software Inc. is showing off a new version of its Studio Artist graphics software that it hopes to ship in the early summer. Among the enhancements for Studio Artist 3.02 are Power Mac G5 and dual-processor optimization, a faster Vectorizer raster, additional image processing and paint synthesizer functionality and more. The new release will be a free update for existing 3.0 users.
Synthetik Software bills Studio Artist as a “graphics and video synthesizer.” The software can render still images and rotoscoped video sequences, using user-configurable painting and drawing tools as well as an image processing and video effects suite.
Other changes in Studio Artist 3.02 include the Modular Synthesized Graphics (MSG) plug-in architecture, which enables users to build their own image processing and video effects. The software also features new enhanced animation capabilities, also.
Studio Artist 3.0 costs about US$380; upgrades from previous versions cost about $180. Synthetik Software is exhibiting at this week’s NAB 2004 show in Las Vegas, Nevada in booth SL-3505.