updated 09:05 am EDT, Fri September 1, 2006
Render as you work
GridIron software announced the immediate availability of GridIron Nucleo Pro, a productivity enhancement tool which optimizes the workflow for visual effects artists working in Adobe After Effects on multi-processor and multi-core computers. Originally, Nucleo was released for After Effects users to allow the program to utilize all CPUs in a computer for faster rendering -- Nucleo Pro takes these tasks further by attempting to make the After Effects workflow more streamlined. Nucleo Pro features the ability to render while you work with Spec Preview and Spec Render, detecting changes and regenerating the frames or appropriates the files as the render continues. It also offers the ability to send renders to the background using the new Background Render Queue and continue working in After Effect alongside the ability to commit certain layers to disk to have Nucleo Pro render only the specified layers. Nucleo Pro costs $500 and is available for both Mac OS X and Windows. Nucleo Pro is a Universal Binary and requires Adobe Acrobat 7 or later running on a multi-processor or multi-core system with a minimum of 2GB of RAM.