Flame Painter 3: Details That Matter

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:45:00

In the previous blog posts we presented you all the innovative features which will be available in the upcoming Flame Painter 3. In this blog we’d like to inform you about the pricing, changes in licensing and methods to upgrade.

Pricing

Flame Painter 3 comes in two editions: Personal, which will be available for $29.99 and Professional for $89.99.

Personal edition has been improved over the current version and new features have been added as you can see in our latest blog posts. It is suitable for users who want to have a complete creative tool, but do not need or wish to have any special features and do not use Flame Painter for commercial projects.

Professional edition has got more useful features for the professional artists and more advanced users. This includes editable Vector Layers, Photoshop plugin, HiRes rendering, PSD import/export and can be used for commercial projects. This and more you get on top of the personal version.

We love to make a favorable deal for those, who supported us from the beginning, thus we are offering a permanent 50% discount to all users of Flame Painter 1 and 2.

What is more, we’d like to offer to all Flame Painter users a special discount for the first two weeks after the release 66% off the Personal and Pro edition (when upgrading the same edition). Flame Painter 2 Personal users can upgrade to Flame Painter 3 Professional edition with 33% discount.

You can see the special two-week pricing below:

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We also have a special offer for users who purchased Flame Painter 2 from March 1, 2014. To get the upgrade, you will pay just the price difference (the Personal edition is, therefore, free of charge and Pro edition for $29.99). If you are a Flame Painter 2 Personal user thinking about upgrading to Pro, you’ll have an extra $10 off.

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In case you miss the two-week special discount, don’t worry. The permanent 50% discount for Flame Painter users will ensure you version 3 for a fair price as well:

Licensing

Personal license: Users of the Flame Painter may use the Software for non-commercial, or non-profit activities and may install the Software on multiple computers for personal use.

Professional license: Users of the Flame Painter may use the Software for commercial, or for profit activities as well as for non-commercial, or non-profit activities. The Software may be installed on one computer that is for multiple users (e.g. studios, agencies, …). What changes is that Pro license may be installed also on multiple computers provided that those computers are solely for your own personal use (e.g. freelancers, artists, …).

How to Upgrade

Users who bought Flame Painter license from our website or Mac App Store will be able to upgrade directly from Flame Painter 2.5.6 menu: “Help” —> “Upgrade to 3.0” or through our Download page after entering  the registration details.

Note: Users who bought Flame Painter through Mac App Store from March 1, 2014, please send us your iTunes receipt of the Flame Painter purchase with the visible purchase date. You’ll get a special discount as well.

On April 29, we will sent out newsletters with the promo codes. Check your Inbox/Spam folder :-), so you won’t miss it!

With Flame Painter 3 we have made a huge step forward and are now preparing even more features for the upcoming 3.x updates, which all will be for free. We will also release a new Flame Painter Demo soon, so you can try the new features yourself.

The countdown begins!

Your Escape Motions Team





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Flame Painter 3: Next Big Improvements

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:38:00

Hello our dear friends and fans!

Today we’ll continue in our blog series in which we’d like to present you next key features of upcoming Flame Painter 3. We started with last week’s blog post, where we talked about Photoshop Plug-in, PSD and SVG file formats along with new blending modes. However, we don’t stop here. As always, we crossed the borders, added more features which are not usual in other applications and connected Flame Painter not only with third party software but also with other advantageous hardware.

High Resolution Renderer

For those who need high resolution images and even the SuperSmooth Antialiasing with the highest detail is not enough, we developed and included to Pro edition a new fantastic HiRes renderer. It fills the small spaces between dots and makes the picture nice and smooth without the appearance of Moire artifacts. If you work with vector layers, you can re-render them with this new state-of-the-art renderer.

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Performance Speed Up to 200%

Do you have a multicore processor? Of course you do… If you work with huge canvas, a multithread engine optimization is a must. Both editions of Flame Painter will calculate the flames with significantly increased speed using the performance of all your processor cores.

Resize Image

A feature most of you will find really useful in both editions: now you don’t have to set your canvas size solely at the beginning of the painting, but also anytime while you paint. Bitmap layers will be scaled to the new size and vector layers will be re-rendered to fit the canvas.

Safe Boundary

In the new version you can set an extended canvas with more visible space than the canvas you have for your painting. It is a very useful tool especially when you transform the layers often and need more space for manipulation.

Transform Layers

From now on you can scale, resize or move the layers to work on a particular area when it is zoomed.

Wacom Tablet Support

Tired of using mouse? Now, in the Pro edition, you can have fun and draw naturally with Wacom tablet or almost any other tablet which supports pen pressure sensitivity. In the Wacom Preferences you will be able to choose which parameters should be influenced by the pen pressure.

Leap Motion Support

Tired of all the tangible tools you need for your painting? Throw them away! In both Personal and Pro edition you need only your hands. Leap Motion controller allows you to use the motion control for creative expression in a whole different way. And we absolutely love it! With a wave of a hand you can create beautiful results and not only the canvas but also the menu is fully accessible without touching the mouse. We believe, the nature of Flame Painter is suitable for exploiting this option for all the expressive control of tool options.

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Copy & Paste 

Users who use other graphic applications than Photoshop can easily Copy & Paste layers with alpha channel. From Flame Painter 3 Pro you just have to copy the layer and paste it to any third party application which supports image with alpha channel in clipboard. This will work other way around as well.

Unlimited Layers

Just like in Pro edition, users of the Personal edition will also be able to use unlimited layers instead of 3 layers.

These are the key features for Flame Painter 3 release. So guys, which one do you find most useful in your workflow with Flame Painter? You are welcome to share your opinion with us!

In the next blog and newsletter on April 22, we will talk about the pricing, licensing options and ways of how to upgrade to version 3 for those who purchased through our website or Mac App Store. 

Stay tuned :-)

Your Escape Motions Team





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Flame Painter 3: The New Era of Painting

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:04:00

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Our beloved Flame Painter fans!

When we were thinking about new features for Flame Painter 3, we didn’t have to think too much, because we are receiving tons of emails with your invaluable feedback, ideas and wishes. We are extremely thankful for all your support and efforts. We have been working hard for months, spending long days and long nights developing, drinking loads of coffee and strong green tea from Sri Lanka. So it is also thanks to you guys that in few days we are releasing a new Flame Painter 3 with many great features and improvements. From today until the release date - April 29, we would like to introduce the most remarkable features of the version 3.

In today’s blog post we are going to explore few of the the most crucial and beneficial features, especially with regards to the Professional edition. Many of you, Flame Painter users, have been suggesting these features for a while and now they are finally becoming a reality.

Photoshop plug-in

Believe us when we say, we were thinking a lot about making Flame Painter as a Photoshop plug-in. The problem we were facing was that Photoshop does not suppost organic brushes which Flame Painter natively uses. Great news is that we managed to find a solution which is even better than we thought it could possibly be. As a matter of fact, we created a very unique Flame Painter Connect, a Photoshop plug-in for CS5, CS6 and the latest Photoshop CC, which runs in the background as a communication channel between two applications. You will not have to save your work every time when you need to exchange layers between applications, because the plug-in works “behind the scene” and communicates between Flame Painter 3 Pro and Photoshop making your creative process seamless and easy. 

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PSD file format

Other great news is that with Flame Painter 3 Pro you will be able to open and save layered PSD files for Photoshop, Gimp or other bitmap programs supporting PSD file format - with all layer settings, blending modes and opacity.

SVG file format

Another fantastic Pro feature is SVG vector format file. In other words, Flame Painter 3 will allow you to export vector layers to Illustrator or other vector graphics editors, where you can continuously edit your flame picture in vectors.

New blending modes

In both Personal and Pro edition you can use these 22 Photoshop blending modesNormal, Darken, Multiply, Color Burn, Linear Burn, Lighten, Screen, Color Dodge, Linear Dodge, Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, Vivid Light, Linear Light, Pin Light, Hard Mix, Difference, Exclusion, Hue, Saturation, Color, Luminosity and our classic Subtract mode.

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That is all for today. We hope these features made your waiting for the version 3 more unbearable :-) Just kidding guys, we’re just hoping these upcoming features cheered you up no matter if you are a professional user or just an digital art addict. We will introduce other key features of Flame Painter 3 in the next week’s blog post and newsletter. Check the blog and your Inbox/Spam folder :-) for the news from Escape Motions world on April 15, 2014!

Have a cool week!

Your Escape Motions Team





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