British developer Curious Software has updated its
Curious gFx Pro and gFx Pro+
applications for painting and rotoscoping visual effects elements. Version 2.5 of both tools adds memory storage for moving sequences, so that multiple frames of movie layers are stored in memory; new memory management controls for flipbooks and movie layer storage; a new Restore brush that allows you to selectively restore certain frames to their previous versions; and more. Pro+ adds several exclusive features, including the ability to work in any resolution and fully integrated real-time video output.
This is a free upgrade for version 2.0 owners. The full versions of Curious gFx Pro and gFx Pro+ are US$999 and $1,999, respectively. You can download a 30-day trial copy of either application from the Curious Web site, but only after you fill out a registration form. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.3 or higher (v10.2.7 recommended), a G4 processor (1GHz or faster speed recommended), 256MB RAM (512MB recommended) and 1.3GB hard drive space.