updated 03:10 pm EDT, Thu July 28, 2005
Hash has released , a major new release of its flagship 3D character animation product. The new version now integrates a digital compositor specifically designed for quick adjustment of lighting intensity and color during post, and saves in the new high fidelity OpenEXR format. V12 also upgrades its cloth features to use an implicit solver for faster, more-accurate simulations. The spline-based cloth can be combined with other creative Animation:Masters features, such as high-quality hair, particles, and motion editing. All features utilize drag-and-drop operations for optimal ease-of-use, "ideal for aspiring animators and experienced users alike." The program sells for $300.