CastPainter 1.0 ships

Summary:Totally Hip Software Inc. has put the finishing touches on CastPainter, its cel-animation tool for use with Macromedia Director.

Totally Hip Software Inc. has put the finishing touches on CastPainter, its cel-animation tool for use with Macromedia Director.

The package shipped at this week's Macromedia User Conference 97 in San Francisco for $149, $100 less than originally announced (see 05.19.97, Page 19.)

According to the company, CastPainter 1.0 is modeled after the interface of the Paint and Cast windows in Director 6. A stand-alone application, CastPainter has a small memory footprint that allows it to be run concurrently with Director, Totally Hip said.

Users can create cast-member graphics from scratch with the program's Pencil, Paintbrush, Smudge, Text, Eraser, Paint Bucket, Magic Wand, Eyedropper and Polygon tools; they can also import and edit files in a variety of formats, including layered Adobe Photoshop documents.

CastPainter ships with import and export Xtras that allow users to bring their cast members into and out of Director.

Totally Hip Software Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, can be reached at (604) 685-6525; fax (604) 685-4057; info@totallyhip.com; http://www.totallyhip.com.

Topics: Tech Industry

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