(Phoenixville, Pennsylvania--July 24, 2014) The latest 1407 version of Andersson Technologies LLC's SynthEyes 3-D tracking application includes a revolutionary new productivity tool, Synthia. The SynthEyes Instructible Assistant, ie Synthia, enables chat-style natural language control. Unlike simpler assistants such as Siri or Google Now, Synthia responds to specific instructions, simple or complex, and can be instructed by the user in English to add additional functionality. Cloud communications make possible rapid improvement based on users' experiences.
According to company owner Russ Andersson, "Software users in general, and tracking artists in particular, face increasingly complex tasks and shrinking timescales. Pro applications have added many features and much flexibility, but users have less and less time to learn them. Graphical interaction has become complex, with layer after layer of menus and a multitude of icons of uncertain function. Nor do most users have the programming expertise necessary to automate simple tasks using conventional scripting languages. Synthia shows the way to a new future where software is able to understand natural language instructions and perform tasks directly, with a paradigm that is at once very new and very old: the spoken and written word."
Synthia consists of an extensive underlying infrastructure, which has then been taught about SynthEyes. Accordingly, there is the prospect that Synthia may control other applications in the future as well.
Other new features in 1407 include "notes" for communications between tracking artists and supervisors and a variety of additional smaller features and bug fixes.
Customers can explore the free demonstration version of SynthEyes with Synthia on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, starting at http://www.ssontech.com/regis.htm
Tutorials on 1407 functionality are available through the website.
* Pricing and Availability
Licenses of SynthEyes Pro cost 499 USD. The cross-platform Pro license runs 649 USD. Full floating Pro licenses are 999 USD each (the per-site license manager is 250 USD). For students and hobbyists, an entry-level Intro version (http://www.ssontech.com/introlim.htm
) for Windows or Mac is 299 USD. Purchasing is online or via listed resellers.
For in-support SynthEyes customers, the new version comes at no extra cost. Upgrade or renewal pricing for earlier SynthEyes customers varies depending on the details. Customers should see the online order form for specific upgrade and non-USD pricing for all versions.
A one-year site license for qualifying educational institutions is 495 USD (http://www.ssontech.com/educate.htm
.) Contact the company with particulars for information on volume licenses for student computers.
* The Company
Andersson Technologies LLC
is located outside Philadelphia near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and is headed by computer vision and robotics expert Dr. Russell Andersson. SynthEyes has been solving the toughest problems for visual effects professionals for over 10 years, with customers in over 80 countries.
* For more information
Andersson Technologies LLC
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