Luxology, an independent technology company developing next-generation
3D content creation software, today announced it is now offering its
unique imageSynth plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS and CS2
software. Previously available exclusively to modo users, the
imageSynth plug-in is now available to the entire Photoshop community.
"imageSynth is very beneficial for accomplishing a myriad of
tasks that go beyond traditional 3D applications,
" said Brad
Peebler, president and co-founder of Luxology. "Our modo user
community has raved about imageSynth for months and we decided it was
time to make this unique tool available to all Photoshop users who need
a fast and simple solution for creating synthetic images.
"The imageSynth plug-in provides a quick and robust way to
generate useful textures. This appeals to a wide variety of Photoshop
users from game developers to architects and graphic designers who will
use imageSynth as a part of their own unique workflows,
Kevin Connor, senior director of product management for Digital Imaging
at Adobe. "With innovative companies like Luxology continuing
to find new ways to extend the capabilities of Photoshop, the ecosystem
of solutions for our customers keeps getting better.
The imageSynth plug-in is a powerful ally to Adobe Photoshop software
and is based upon proprietary technology licensed from Allegorithmic
SAS. The plug-in is simple to use and lets designers create
high-quality, tiling images based on simple seed images that are fed to
the plug-in inside of Adobe Photoshop. imageSynth quickly processes the
images and generates new images that are unique and will tile together
seamlessly, making them ideal for use as backgrounds, brushes or
texture maps. Users can manually control how the resulting image is
built up spatially or use automatic options to generate the final,
tiling image. imageSynth also allows users to produce a new single
image that originally came from separate image sources.
"I'm often called upon to make large tiling images and
imageSynth is my secret weapon for simplifying this time consuming task,
said James Darknell, art director at Mutant Pixel Digital Design Labs. "It
is innovative and artist-empowering tools like modo and imageSynth that
put Luxology so far ahead of the competition in my book.
"imageSynth is at the top of my list when it comes to
'must-have' plug-ins for Photoshop,
" said Dan Ablan,
president of AGA Digital Studios Inc., and founder of 3D Garage.com. "It
is without a doubt the fastest and easiest way to create seamless
textures for my 3D work.
Pricing and Availability
The imageSynth plug-in is available for USD $99 (approx £52)
and can be purchased directly from modo3d.com. imageSynth works with
both the Windows and Macintosh versions of Adobe Photoshop CS1 or
higher. The product comes with documentation and video tutorials that
explain how to use the plug-in to create new and unique images.
Purchasers of imageSynth are welcome to use the plug-in on both the PC
and the Mac as needed.