wondertouch to Demo particleIllusion Software Line at Siggraph 2006

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wondertouch™ LLC, (

www.wondertouch.com

), a software developer specializing in particle effects for the visual effects industry, invites members of the press and conference attendees to Siggraph 2006, August 1 - 3, to stop by its booth (# 606) where it will demonstrate its particleIllusion™ software application product line. Siggraph 2006 marks the company‘s exhibition debut on the East Coast.

HIGHLIGHTS

Demand for wondertouch particleIllusion 3.0 from digital media content professionals working in film post-production and pre-visualization, commercial broadcast, game cinematics, standard and HD video, and Web graphics, and interest from premier educational institutions, continues to expand. Here are a few select highlights from the past six months:

Full Sail

In January, particleIllusion was adopted into the curriculum at Full Sail, considered one of the premiere schools in the U.S. for preparing students for careers in the entertainment media industry. particleIllusion is now a part of Full Sail‘s new Digital Arts & Design Bachelor of Science degree program.

http://www.wondertouch.com/default.asp?loadContent=news/060105.asp

Game Center at The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles

Also in January, wondertouch joined on as a partner in the new Game Center at The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles. particleIllusion - now used by professionals in all stages of the game development cycle including prototyping and designing effects that will be recreated in the game engine; generating textures for the game; adding effects to cinematic sequences; even in creating commercials for the finished game product - will be featured at the Game Center alongside other industry leading game development applications. (

http://www.artinstitutes.edu/losangeles/news_detail.asp?nid=3996

)

Pro Emitters for particleIllusion 3.0

In February, wondertouch introduced the new Professional Emitters (Pro Emitters) collection for particleIllusion 3.0. The collection features 180 particleIllusion 3.0 emitters arranged into six themed libraries. The Pro Emitters were developed by three digital artists - Tom Granberg, Sasha Milica and Phalkunabba Rath - who exhibit outstanding command of the particleIllusion software application, distinctive creative styles and superior aptitude in creating intricate particle-based effects intended to embellish the 'palette' of effects choices for professional particleIllusion artists. Additional information can be obtained at

http://www.wondertouch.com/default.asp?loadContent=news/060222.asp

particleIllusion 3.0 for Mac OS X

particleIllusion 3.0 for Mac OS X released in June 2005 continues to gain popularity with Mac enthusiasts, while trade magazine reviewers continue to garner the software with positive accolades, including an Editor‘s Choice award recommendation in the June 2006 issue of MacAddict,

http://www.macaddict.com/issues/2006/6/reviews/particle

TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS

At Siggraph, professionals active in the particleIllusion software community will host product demonstrations in the wondertouch booth to provide attendees with how-to‘s and tips that highlight ways to maximize the use of particleIllusion products in the creation of spectacular visual experiences. Product highlights include:

particleIllusion 3.0 for Windows and Mac OSX

particleIllusion 3.0, the latest version of the software, currently available on the Windows and Mac OS X platforms, is wondertouch‘s cornerstone sprite-based particle effects software application. Cited for its power, speed and ease-of-use, the product continues to enjoy use by professionals around the world. Recent high profile entertainment projects include the theatrical film, “Superman Returns,” the HBO documentary, “Too Hot Not to Handle: A Global Warming Primer,” and the upcoming documentary, “Egyptian Book of the Dead,” scheduled to air on the History Channel this Fall.

Professional Emitters for particleIllusion 3.0

The Pro Emitters for particleIllusion 3.0 is a collection of six individual libraries that feature sophisticated, complex and ready-to-use particle effects covering popular themes including real-world effects such as explosions, auroras, and breaking glass; motion graphics and artistic backgrounds; text and abstract effects.

• Demo artists extraordinaire: Aharon Rabinowitz and Elvis Dean wondertouch will be joined in the booth by two preeminent particleIllusion animators - Aharon Rabinowitz and Elvis Deane - who will demonstrate particleIllusion throughout the show. Both artists are particleIllusion Creative Cow Forum leaders and both have the distinction of having created titles in the new video training DVD series from Creative Cow called, called the Creative Cow Master Series. (Please visit

http://training.creativecow.net/

for additional information.)

Aharon, host of “particleIllusion Fusion Volume 1: The Fusion of Adobe After Effects and wondertouch particleIllusion,” is an accomplished educator and animator known for his particleIllusion and After Effects expertise, and succinct and humorous communication skills. Elvis Deane, the host of "The Apprentice Magician's Guide to particleIllusion"- the most comprehensive set of video tutorials created to teach novice users every aspect of particleIllusion 3.0 - is also an enthusiastic demo artist.

WHERE:

Boston Convention Center & Exhibition Center

Boston

Exhibition Hours

Tuesday, August 1, 9:30 am - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday , August 2, 9:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday August 3, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHEN:

wondertouch software demonstrations will take place daily at Siggraph 2006 in booth #606.

HOW:

To schedule an interview and demonstration, please contact Vicky Gray-Clark, Ambient Public Relations, by telephone at (408) 243-8880 (Pacific Standard Time), or by email,

vicky@ambientpr.com

- or feel free to just stop by the wondertouch booth.

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