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BW: Softimage Announces Availability of Toonz Version 4.4... Extends Platform Support to Linux...

Jul 25, 2000, 19:43 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID), today announced that Toonz version 4.4 software is expected to ship at the end of July 2000. Developed by Digital Video S.r.l. of Italy and distributed by Softimage, the Toonz product is 2-D cel animation software used by animators worldwide to create cartoons that retain the quality of hand drawings while increasing productivity."

"Toonz version 4.4 software expands the capabilities of 2-D cel animation. The current version 4.3 is supported by Irix and Microsoft Windows NT platforms. Now, with the arrival of the 4.4 version, platform support of Toonz software is extended to the Linux and Windows 2000 operating systems. The expansion of the Toonz product to these new platforms increases the accessibility of the industry's leading 2-D cel animation software to a broader base of animators."

"Creating believable atmospheric effects is an ongoing challenge for 2-D cel animators because of the time involved in hand drawing effects such as rain, snow, sparkles and smoke. Version 4.4 offers a new plug-in for the Toonz software called Scintillae. This new particles engine incorporates features that will accelerate usability and efficiency for animators. Animators familiar with Toonz software will find the Scintillae plug-in easy to use because once installed, it's easily found on the Xsheet module of Toonz software as a new main FX folder."

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