2003-05-19 GhostPainter 2.0 Now Shipping Monday, May 19th, 2003 - Eppelheim, Germany -
cebas Computer GmbH announced today that the highly anticipated GhostPainter 2.0 plug-in for 3ds max® is now shipping. A unique tool that integrates Adobe® Photoshop® and 3ds max® in a way never seen before. The seamless fusion between the world of 2D and 3D greatly enhances, speeds-up and simplifies several every day tasks 3D artists have to perform. GhostPainter 2.0 is a solution for texturing and painting of 3D objects as well as post-production of rendered images.
Adobe® Photoshop® Plug-ins
GhostPainter 2.0 comes with several Photoshop plugins that interactively commúnicate with 3ds max®. Unique features like "vector based texture unwrapping" to Photoshop paths, allow the user to get resolution independent unwrapped UV texture information. Another great feature offered by the Photoshop connection is the ability to automatically create Photoshop selections from selected faces or even selected edges of an object. Furthermore all additonal Photoshop plugins are recordable in actions so that custom Photoshop actions can be used to perform repeatable tasks.
GhostPainter 2.0 directly connects to Photoshop and allows the user to paint on any object within 3ds max. All of the Photoshop tools, commands and filters may be used to manipulate the texture of the object. The enhanced realtime feedbak gives now direct paint feedbak between the Photoshop screen and the 3ds max modeling viewport. Raytracer core technology allows fast painting of objects with very high poly counts. Along with customizable speedup options GhostPainter is the perfect tool for interactive texturing and painting with Photoshop.
Workflow for Artists
By combining the proven strengths of Photoshop and 3ds max, GhostPainter offers a unique intuitive and easy workflow. Any viewport of 3ds max can be turned into a true and fully functional Photoshop viewport. All functions and controls of Photoshop are then available right from within 3ds max. Color sharing as well as drag-and-drop support between Photoshop and 3ds max are just a few examples of the easy workflow. Since GhostPainter seamlessly integrates into Photoshop and 3ds max no import/export process is required at any time. Thereby allowing to switch freely between 2D painting in Photoshop and 3D painting in 3ds max.
psd-manager the Perfect Companion
GhostPainter 2.0 includes a full versión of psd-manager the advanced PSD exporter. psd-manager actually controls the render output in a way that enables the user to change or manipulate nearly every aspect of the final image without the need of re-rendering. Like no other tool it allows to automatically create properly arranged and configured Photoshop layers from Render Elements. The ability to create accurate anti-aliased masks for objects and materials on the fly makes it the key tool for manipulation of rendered images. The files produced by psd-manager are compatible with Adobe® Photoshop® and all other graphics and compositing applications that are able to read PSD files.
To view all the new features and functionality of GhostPainter 2.0, please visit Cebas GmbH
Price and Availability
GhostPainter 2.0 has a suggested retail price (SRP) of US $345. Upgrades from GhostPainter 1.0 to 2.0 have an SRP of US $195. Upgrades from psd-manager 1.0 to GhostPainter 2.0 have an SRP of US $195.
GhostPainter is available from cebas resellers and on the cebas e-store: Shop
cebas Computer GmbH is a german developer of plugins for 3ds max and other 3D applications, based in the Heidelberg area. With its 14 years of experience in software development for the 3D market, cebas has become renowned for their quality and unique software products they offer to graphics and animation studios all around the world.
cebas Computer GmbH
69214 Eppelheim Germany
Phone: ++49 6221 76 00 38
Fax: ++49 6221 76 00 39
Adobe®, Photoshop® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. 3ds max is a registered trademarque of Discreet a división of Autodesk Inc. PyroCluster®, finalRender® are registered trademarks of cebas computer GmbH, in Germany, psd-manager, GhostPainter, deeZoo, ProOpticSuite, LumaObject are trademarks of cebas Computer GmbH.