For Immediate Release:
Bliss Paint 2.0 released by Imaja

Albany, California -- January 1, 1999: Imaja, of Albany, California, announces the release of Bliss Paint 2.0 (TM), a major upgrade to the live performance animation tool and authoring system. Bliss Paint 2.0 is available now for $149.95 from Imaja.

Greg Jalbert, founder of Imaja and creator of Bliss Paint, says "With Bliss Paint 2.0, you have a greater range of creative power in making live animations. New features, such as new dynamic access to the painting parameters, masks, pressure sensitive brushes, and other tools that make this a unique and amazing tool."

Bliss Paint is a powerful tool for multimedia and video production, texture and background generation, interactive performances with music, logo animation, image processing, fine arts, and more. With its innovative features and eye-popping visual output, Bliss Paint is being used in several major touring pop and rock music shows.

Bliss Paint combines a large library of shape and texture generators, image processing filters, placement algorithms, and a powerful real-time color synthesizer. Synthesized color flows through the images as they are created using color table animation.

Color synthesizer waveforms create endless color effects such as blends, stripes, fades, pastels, deep tones, and neons. The color synthesizer can be controlled from the event sequencer, the Macintosh keyboard, MIDI music instruments, or with standard Macintosh sound input.

A painting event sequencer is included for composing the animated paintings, which are extremely small files directing the playback of shape, texture, and color effects. Animated paintings can be recorded as QuickTime movies for use in other multimedia and video productions, and can be recorded directly to videotape with AV model Macintoshes. The dynamic Bliss paintings can be frozen at any moment and saved as PICT files for use in other applications. PICT files can also be loaded into Bliss Paint for further animations.

Bliss Paint supports a variety of plug-in modules for shape generators, brushes, color synthesizers, and placement algorithms. Imaja will soon be releasing additional packages of plug-ins for Bliss Paint.

Bliss Paint requires a Macintosh or Mac OS computer with a color monitor, and is compatible with System 7, Mac OS 8, 68K and Power Macintosh.

Bliss Paint is part of the Bliss family of products including the Bliss Saver screen saver, Waves of Bliss, Space Garden Meditations, Bliss Gallery, and Geometric Bliss. Paintings created with Bliss Paint can be used in Bliss Saver, making it possible for anyone to easily create screen saver modules.

Upgrades from Bliss Paint 1.x to 2.0 are available only from Imaja for $49.95. Bliss Paint 1.x was priced at $79.95, and the new Bliss Paint 2.0 is priced at $149.95.

Note: PICT files or EPS files are available from Imaja for use in reviews, product announcements, and other publications.

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Imaja, founded in 1985, publishes a variety of graphic design, music, and educational software.

Greg Jalbert
Imaja, 1244 Hearst Ave. #7, Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
Tel: (510) 526-4621

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