9 , 2000
Electric Image Offers Discount on EIAS
upgrade to Universe also promised
Image has started offering EIAS 2.9 for $995. The company says the special
price is available from now until the release of EI:Universe, which is
expected at the end of November. When Universe is released, the upgrade
will be $495, according to EI. (The special price will apply to same-platform
or cross-platform upgrades.)
the discount? According to the company's Web site, "We here at Electric
Image are so excited about our recent return to being an independent company
we want to spread the joy." The regular price is $2,295.
version of EIAS is 2.92 (available as a free download for purchasers of
2.9). Some of the standard features include:
- Function Curve
Editor for animating all factors of any model or many models all at
- Poly Mesh Inverse
Kinematics for multiple links and chains, multiple constraints, multiple
linkage types, rotation and translation parameter limits, center of
angle or stiffness, gravity and forward kinematics with locked children.
- Motion Capture
Data for the import and export of Bio Vision format (.bva and .bvh files)
motion capture data.
- Object Morphing,
including user control over the timing and morphing percentages.
- Glowing Objects
- Skies and Backgrounds,
which let the user specify horizon and nadir colors and ground plane
- Bezier Motion Path
- Smart Deformations
for adding stretch, bulge, twist, shear, Bezier and more to objects.
Multiple deformations can be applied to an object in any order for varying
- Sync Sound for
animating directly to sound cues (5 kHz to 64 kHz supported).
- Ability to Merge
- ElectricImage now
can import entire LightWave scenes.
- ElectricImage Animation
and Broadcast imports more than 30 Different Model Formats, including
formats from different platforms.
- 3D Font Models
can be created instantly from PostScript and TrueType fonts with automatic
bevels and fillets.
- Live Texture Map
- Texture Map Blending
using Photoshop-style blending tools (normal, multiply, soft light,
hard light, color burn, etc.) to blend textures.
- Procedural Texture
- Clip Maps for cutting
holes into objects.
- Displacement Maps.
- Unlimited Texture
- Texture Animation
- Texture Map Opacity
- Support for as
many as 4 million textures in a scene.
- 3D Camera Projection
- Projector Lights
requires Mac OS 7.5 or later. For more information, visit http://www.electricimage.com.
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