Issue: Show Daily - Jul 30, 2003

Wondertouch showing low-cost particle effects tool

SAN DIEGO -- St. Louis-based Wondertouch is showing a new version of its ParticleIllusion particle effects software at this year's SIGGRAPH show. The standalone PC-based tool comes complete with over 700 preset, yet customizable effects, allowing users to easily add realistic smoke, fire, water sprays and more to their production. In addition, users can adjust force, color and emitters helping to add to the effects' realism.

According to Wondertouch's Alan Lorence, the PC version has been shipping for just over a month and the Mac version, which is currently in Version 2/OS 9 release could be upgraded by as soon as October.

Version 3.0 of the PC release is available for $399 (box) or for $389 as a download.