Software developer wondertouch today announced at SIGGRAPH the imminent availability of particleIllusion 2.0 SE for the Mac OS X operating system. The company says it is nearing completion on the stand-alone, introductory version of the company’s cornerstone 2D, sprite-based particle effects software application, scheduled for release in the fourth quarter 2004. Version 3.0 for Mac OS X is slated to debut shortly after. Previews of version 2.0 are being presented at the wondertouch booth (#912) each day of the convention.
The first wondertouch product to debut on the Mac OS X platform, particleIllusion SE for Mac OS X is designed to provide artists with instant access to hundreds of customizable preset effects such as smoke, fire, explosions, water effects, sparkles and colorful artistic effects. With OpenGL hardware acceleration, particleIllusion provides real-time or near real-time previews of most effects and fast rendering of final output.
particleIllusion 2.0 SE for Mac OS X will be priced at $99, with special introductory pricing to be announced closer to availability. Following the release of particleIllusion 3.0 for Mac OS X, registered owners of particleIllusion 2.0 SE will be offered special upgrade pricing. All versions of particleIllusion can be purchased directly from the company at www.wondertouch.com.