updated 09:05 pm EST, Sat January 3, 2004
Studio Artist 3.0
today released Studio Artist 3.0 described as the "world's first graphics synthesizer" application. Version 3.0 is optimized for both Mac OS X and OS 9 and includes over 8 hours of QuickTime video tutorials and instructional guides as well as several new features, including the new Vectorizer raster to vector synthesizer with EPS output capabilities, MSG plug-in architecture, live video processing, enhanced animation capabilities, and greatly expanded image processing and Paint Synthesizer functionality. It is available for $380 with upgrades priced at $180.
MSG (modular synthesized graphics) is the new preset-based Plug-In architecture from Synthetik Software that allows users to build an unlimited number of image processing or video effects, while the new Vectorizer allows for a wide range of user customizable artistic raster image to vector regions effects and can create automatic cartoon rendering of static images. Studio Artist 3 also now allows you to incorporate a live video feed directly into the Paint Synthesizer for interactive real-time video graphics effects and offers major new enhancements for generating time-based visual effects.