Wondertouch (http://www.wondertouch.com) has
announced that new versions of its
particleIllusion 3.0 and particleIllusion SE line
of product offerings on the Mac OS X are now
available. The updates to particleIllusion 3.0,
wondertouch’s industry standard, full-featured
standalone particle effects application, and
particleIllusion SE, the company’s introductory
version, gives digital content creators working
on Apple’s advanced operating system more ways to
quickly and easily create complex effects:
explosions, smoke, fire, sparkles, motion
graphics backgrounds, space effects, creatures,
and abstract artistic effects, according to Alan
Lorence, president of wondertouch.

The new changes and enhancements are available to
current wondertouch customers free. Lorence, says
the updated versions provide particleIllusion
users on the Mac platform access to the same
feature enhancements already updated in
particleIllusion products on the Windows platform
made available last December. New features and
enhancements include:

° Integrated tendering (particleIllusion 3.0
only; not available in SE) — tighter integration
with pIllusionRender, wondertouch’s standalone
renderer, allows for automatic rendering of HD
and other large-format output (previously,
large-format output had to be saved in
particleIllusion then loaded manually in

° Leopard compatibility — full compatibility
with Mac OS X 10.5 (“Leopard”), as well as
continued compatibility with OS X 10.3 and 10.4;

° An Emitter Library AutoUpdate that provides a
way to check for, download, and install the
particleIllusion emitter libraries that are
provided free by wondertouch each month;

° particleView search engine to help users find
particle emitters within the vast
particleIllusion library collection which
currently numbers over 2,500 emitters for
particleIllusion 3.0 and over 2000 emitters for
particleIllusion SE (particleView is installed
with both particleIllusion 3.0 and SE, and is
also available as a free download from the
wondertouch web site);

° A Quick Load Library — this new function,
added to particleIllusion SE 2.0.2 and enhanced
in particleIllusion 3.0.7, makes switching
between particleIllusion emitter libraries faster
and easier.

Registered owners of particleIllusion 3.0 and
particleIllusion SE can download updates
free-of-charge from the wondertouch web site. For
new users the cost is $389 and $99, respectively.