(Uppsala, Sweden--May 27, 2009) Cycore Systems, the creators of Final Effects and Cult Effects, today releases new and improved CycoreFX HD 1.6.5. The update contains two brand new plug-ins and 15 plug-ins that support 32 bpc (float) and is available for After Effects CS4, CS3 and 7.0 on Mac (Universal Binaries) and Windows.
This update features 2 new plug-ins, Rainfall and Snowfall, extending the HD package to a total of 73 plug-ins with 16 bpc support. Upgrading from the bundled CycoreFX version means an additional 12 plug-ins. Also included in this update are 15 plug-ins with 32 bpc (float) support.
Several others plug-ins have added functionality, e.g, option to align textured discs to motion path in Particle World, duotone and pentone mappings in Toner and a new rotate fading option in Radial Blur.
"The CycoreFX team is proud to release this new version which contains two brand new plug-ins," said Jonatan Andersson, Director of Operations at Cycore Systems. "Our engineers work hard to make sure these 70+ effects are always kept up to date with the market technology and have now also expanded the functionality of this already dynamic effect package."
Rainfall allows to easily and quickly create "real-looking" rain when there is no time to get into a complex particle generator. Create anything from gentle summer rain to a torrential downpour. A scene depth control provides an excellent rain-depth feeling and you can add realistic reflections to rain drops requiring nothing but your footage. There are a number of controls to customize motion and to set a specific range of randomness to individual drops for increased realism. When used on footage with a panning camera you can offset the entire "rainfall" volume to match the motion of the footage.
Snowfall allows to easily and quickly create "real-looking" snow when there is no time to get into a complex particle generator. Create anything from a raging blizzard to gently swirling snowflakes. A scene depth control provides an excellent snow-depth feeling and you can add realistic lighting to snow flakes requiring nothing but your footage. A number of controls are available to design turbulence to have snow flakes wiggle and turn like real snow while falling. Many controls have a separate variation control to set a specific range of randomness to individual snow flakes for increased realism. When used on footage with a panning camera you can offset the entire "snowfall" volume to match the motion of the footage.
Pricing and Availability
CycoreFX HD is available now. The update is free for all current CycoreFX HD owners and a single user license costs $299. For more information about volume discounts, site licenses and educational licenses please visit: http://www.cycorefx.com
About Cycore Systems
Cycore Systems AB is a graphics software company headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden. Founded in 2005 by former Cycore employees, the company develops special effects software for the film and video industries and is one of the largest providers of third party plug-ins for Adobe After Effects.