Thinkbox announces Krakatoa MX 2.6, Stoke MX 2.3, Frost MX 2, Frost MY, Deadline 8.1
Jul 28, 2016 by CGP Staff
Thinkbox Software has disclosed information on the upcoming versions of its software:
- Krakatoa MX 2.6 particle renderer for Max will include Adaptive Motion Blur and faster Depth of Field with Anamorphic Squeeze and customizable Bokeh effects. The PRT Cloner modifier has been enhanced to allow chaining of cloning operations for more complex hierarchies, and World Space Modifier versions of the PR Cloner and the Krakatoa Delete modifier. The PRT Loader has also been enhanced with new partition-based channels for advanced filtering in Magma.
- Stoke MX 2.3 particle reflow and editing tool for Max adds Birth Magma and Per-Step Magma evaluation to the Stoke Particle Simulator object. The update allows to create custom channels, affect simulation channels over the course of the simulation, control particle life and death, and adjust the advection field’s influence over the particles based on custom logic.
- Frost MX 2 for Max nearly doubles the performance of previous versions and Frost for Maya will finally be officially released.
- Deadline 8.1 will offer remote command capabilities for controlling Slave machines indirectly, updates to the Balancer and Monitor, and power management functionalities, among other additions.