Mac Users Can Now Create One-of-a-Kind Effects Without Sacrificing Control, Quality or Budget
GenArts Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, announced today the availability of GenArts Monsters GT™ for users of Adobe After Effects on Macintosh (AE on the Mac). With an array of stunning effects never before seen in the industry, GenArts Monsters GT pushes the boundaries of creativity, while also offering advances in control, image quality and cost. Monsters GT for AE on the Mac is fully CS5 compatible and is designed to complement GenArts Sapphire’s industry-standard everyday tools, providing artists with the most comprehensive combined toolset available.
An ideal suite of plug-ins to set any post-production house apart from its competitors, Monsters GT features a combination of effects new to After Effects artists. They include :
• Stylize effects such as CCTV, NightVision, and Brush
• Warps and distort effects such as HeatHaze, Puddle and Ripple
• Particle and fluid dynamics effects such as Fire, Rain, Puddles and Smoke
• A series of smooth, particulate and stop-motion trails effects
Monsters GT for Mac also features a completely revamped user interface, which offers the intuitive settings and controls that have made GenArts products the industry standard for more than 13 years. It has also been optimized to support 64-bit, GPU and floating point, enabling realtime interactivity at HD resolutions, faster render speeds, and the highest image quality and dynamic range available.
Pricing and Availability
GenArts Monsters GT for AE on the Mac is available immediately. (The Windows version shipped in June.) Pricing will be $999 for either node-locked or floating licenses. GenArts Sapphire/Monsters bundle will be offered at $2,299.
Since the company’s founding in 1996, GenArts software has been utilized in thousands of films, television broadcasts and commercials, including more than 20 Oscar-nominated pieces such as Titanic; I, Robot; Armageddon; Star Wars Episode I, GT and GTI; The Matrix trilogy; The Lord of the Rings trilogy; Pearl Harbor; Spider Man; Pirates of the Caribbean; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Transformers; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Avatar and many more.
GenArts, Inc. is the premier provider of specialized digital visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries. As visual effects have become essential to the art of storytelling, GenArts’ tools have emerged as the standard for creating breathtaking visual effects in thousands of feature films and television shows, and more than 5,000 commercials and music videos. The explosion of online and corporate video creation has led to the widespread adoption of GenArts software by a range of S&P 500 companies, leading museums, and educational institutions for communications, marketing and learning applications. GenArts’ software enjoys the unique distinction of having been a key component of an Oscar-nominated film for the past 13 consecutive years.
The GenArts Sapphire™, Monsters™, Raptors™, Tinder™ and particleIllusion™ portfolio equips digital artists with a collection of state-of-the-art visual effects such as glows, light rays, lens flares, film, fire, fluid and particles to create the continually innovative looks that bring the entertainment industry’s dazzling stories and broadcasts to life. GenArts’ tools seamlessly integrate as software plug-ins into all leading editing and compositing systems. GenArts was founded in 1996 in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, visit: www.genarts.com, and become a fan of GenArts at http://www.facebook.com/genarts.