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Northern Lights Updates 3D Artifex

Collection supports Electric Image Universe 4.0.8 and 5.0 By Dave Nagel
Northern Lights Productions has released 3D Artifex Vol. 2. 3D Artifex is a collection of effects for Electric Image Universe. The latest release adds new features and enhancements and support Universe 4.0.8 and 5.0 on Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.

3D Artifex Vol. 2 includes Dante 3.0, which gains a completely new particle engine, new user interface and new effect features, including fan forces, friction fields, spawning and billowing. Other improvements include

  • Timeline scrubbing;
  • Each emission surface has individually animated properties;
  • Improved global and local forces, collision detection, deflectors, particle databases and cloud shading;
  • Simulation timing controls;
  • Force preview icons;
  • Compatibility with Xpressionist./LI>



The collection also includes the new Pathfinder 2.0, which can now use keyframed motion paths and can apply motion to lights, cameras, effectors and geometry. And it comes with Liquefy 2.0, which now has an evolving deformation function.

3D Artifex Vol. 2 runs $299 for full purchases or $99 for upgrades. For more information, visit http://www.northernlights3D.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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