A product price reduction is one thing, but reducing the product price from $4000 to zero, zilch, nada – well, that’s a whole other thing. In a rather surprising move, StudioGPU, the developers of MachStudio Pro 2 (which has an excellent reputation in the 3-D industry), has done just that. Sort of beats a Wal-Mart rollback hands down!
I should point out; this application is not a toy – this is the real thing; designed by artists for artists, and shaped by the actual demands of a production environment.
Sample screen captures from video productions available at the developer’s site.
- Real-time rendering on your desktop — say good-bye to expensive render farms.
- Groundbreaking levels of interactivity giving the power back to the artist instead of the pipeline.
- Provides revolutionary workflow allowing manipulation of cameras, lighting, ambient occlusion, animation, and materials in real-time.
- Seamless interoperability with most leading CG software programs including Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max .
- Resolution independent, allowing renders at any resolution and format (e.g. 1080P, 720P, 16:9, 4:3, NTSC, PAL and even 2K and beyond).
- Render as final frame, or as passes for additional compositing work.
- Generate higher quality CGI results for less time and money.
Windows 7 – 32 bit or 64 bit, Vista Business – 32 bit or 64 bit (SP1 or higher).
Minimum Hardware Requirements:
- Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon 64, or AMD Opteron processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 2 GB of available disk space
- 1 GB DirectX 11 compliant video card (tested w/ ATI and NVIDIA)
Download at: StudioGPU
If you’ve got a creative streak, and you have a drive to create imaginary worlds populated with imaginary characters, then this is a terrific opportunity to harness the power of your computer with the magic of MachStudio Pro 2.
I’m not an artist, a movie producer or director, but I’ve been playing with animation creative software since the days of Autodesk’s ground breaking 3-D applications in the 1980s. You can be sure, I’ve already downloaded MachStudio Pro 2.
Special thanks to Michael F., who brought this to my attention.
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