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Animation:Master For MacOS X Released

Advanced 3D modeling and animation tools with world-class renderer (June 28, 2004)

Hash Inc., makers of powerful 3D character animation tools for artists, announced today the availability of Animation:Master for Apple's MacOS X operating system. Previously available for Windows, and Apple's MacOS 9, Hash's Animation:Master combines advanced 3D modeling and animation tools with a world-class renderer, into a thoughtfully designed environment tailored for an artist's sensibility.

Animation:Master is a complete 3D character animation studio in one application. It includes modeling, texturing, animation, and rendering tools, and is designed for artists to tell their stories through organic character animation. Hash's unique spline-mesh modeling gives artists a level of smoothness and control that is hard to match with other technologies. Animating characters and objects is very tactile, and can be done in full real-time shading using OpenGL hardware acceleration.

"Our 3D animation software has been available on the Macintosh since 1993, and our Mac users have created some amazing art with it" said Ken Baer, Hash Inc.'s Director of Marketing. "But, with Mac OS X, we were faced with the choice to Carbonize the existing Mac code, or start fresh and make it a true native OS X application. We chose the latter, which allowed us to take advantage of Apple's newest tools, APIs, and the latest hardware. We are excited about bringing Animation:Master to MacOS X."

The MacOS X version is a true Mach-O application and requires Panther (OS 10.3) or later. Because Animation:Master is designed work well across multiple platforms, users of the MacOS X version will benefit from the vast array of resources available for learning the software. Hash's A:M Forums provide a supportive environment for users to learn and share their experience with talented animators from around the world. Hash recently launched a site called A:M Films for users to showcase their animation and films at The site allows users of Animation:Master to post their work to a fast server free of charge. The films can be viewed by anyone with a browser and QuickTime.

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for MacOS X

is available for download from Hash's web site at http://www.hash/com, and requires the Hash 2003 or 2004 CD to run. Owners of previous versions of Animation:Master can upgrade for $99. The retail price is $299.

About Hash, Inc.
Hash, Inc., founded by Martin Hash, has been marketing software tools for 3D- character animation since early 1987. The company continues to design and build affordable software tools for artists and animators for use in independent and commercial production. Animation:Master is available for Windows, and Macintosh platforms.

Schlitzy model and image copyright Jim Talbot


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