wondertouch introduced the Pro Emitters collection in February 2006 with six individual libraries to include real-world effects such as explosions, auroras, and breaking glass; motion graphics and artistic backgrounds; and, text and abstract effects. With today's library additions, the collection now offers a total of 270 particleIllusion 3.0 emitters arranged into nine themed libraries that allow a particleIllusion user to supplement the already impressive selection of more than 1800 different preset emitters that ship with particleIllusion 3.0 (as well as the additional emitters that the company releases free-of-charge each month) with a set of ready-to-use, extremely high-quality particle emitters.
As with all of the company's particle emitter offerings, every emitter in the collection is completely customizable and can be tweaked to create a slight variant, or turned into a completely new emitter, affording limitless variations with little effort.
"Due to the popularity of the Pro Emitter Libraries that we released a year ago, we are pleased to offer this expanded collection of advanced artistic effects geared to motion graphics users and are confident that artists of all skill levels will benefit from the enhanced productivity that each library has to offer," said Alan Lorence, wondertouch president. "Tom's mastery of particleIllusion's simple, yet powerful, engine in creating this new collection features hands-down some of the most original, spectacular and incredibly intricate particle effects ever developed for the application. I think our customers will be very, very pleased!"
Each Professional Emitter Library contains 30 emitters that reflect Granberg's stylistic influences as follows: Graphics Elements 1 contains "numbers and counters" and "data gizmos." Graphics Elements 2 contains "energy" emitters like atoms and pulsars, "readouts and displays", and "texture" emitters to be used as backgrounds. Extreme Graphics contains a wide variety of high-energy emitters: "nightmare", "Xrays and scans", and "letters and text."
The new wondertouch Professional Emitter Libraries - Graphics Elements 1, Graphics Elements 2 and Extreme Graphics - are available for individual purchase for $39.00; the three libraries are available together for $90.00. wondertouch also offers the `Professional Emitters Complete' - a collection of all nine libraries offered - Graphics Elements 1, Graphics Elements 2, Extreme Graphics, Abstract, Text and Logo, Artistic Backgrounds, Graphics and Distortions, Eclectic 01, and Eclectic 02, for $249.00. The Pro Emitter Libraries are compatible only with wondertouch particleIllusion 3.0, on both the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
The Professional Emitter Libraries are available directly from wondertouch at http://www.wondertouch.com/default.asp?loadContent=pro_emitters.asp.