April 7, 2010

GenArts Monsters GT: new filters for After Effects

via Toolfarm and PVC, GenArts announced GenArts Monsters GT™ for After Effects, CS5-compatible, to be available in May 2010 for $999.

Monsters GT was acquired in the purchase of SpeedSix, adding to GenArts stable of AE filter sets that include Sapphire, Tinder, and particleIllusion. Monsters GT features these tools:
  • Stylize effects such as CCTV, NightVision and Brush
  • Warps and distort effects such as HeatHaze, Puddle and Ripple
  • Particle effects such as Rain, Smoke and Snow
  • Fluidz, a set of plug-ins that use the power of 2d fluid dynamics to create Fire and fluid flow simulations (was in Raptors)
  • Trailz, a set of plug-ins that create a variety of smooth, particulate and stop-motion trails (was in Raptors).
GenArts also announced that Sapphire has been revved to CS5/64-bit with GPU acceleration, and that Sapphire for Autodesk Smoke on Mac will ship in Q2 2010 priced at $4K.

Update: Ah plug-ins for Nuke... "As part of the strategic alliance agreement between The Foundry and GenArts, signed in February this year, GenArts are the flagship partner and the first to offer their Sapphire plug-ins alongside those of The Foundry."

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