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Quixel ships Mixer 2018.2

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 | Posted by Jim Thacker

 
Quixel has released Mixer 2018.2, the latest update to its tool for blending and editing scanned materials, including those from its own Megascans online library.

The software, which is free to all Megascans subscribers, now supports layer masks, opacity-based blending, and a number of workflow improvements.

Blend real-world material scan data, including that from the Megascans library
Despite the new version number, Mixer is still a fairly new app: version 1.0 only came out this summer.

The tool enables users to blend 3D scans of real-world materials using a simple, non-destructive, layer-based workflow, fine tuning the result via a combination of slider controls and numeric parameters.

Although it’s specifically designed to work with Megascans – you can access the library directly from within the software – it should work with scan data from any source.

New in Mixer 2018.2: layer masks and opacity blending
The major new feature in Mixer 2018.2 is support for layer masks. These can be imported as grayscale images, or painted directly, with the option to invert a mask or copy and paste it between layers.

It is also now possible to blend layers according to their opacity information as well as their height maps; and speed and quality of blending have been improved, with a range of new control presets.

There are also a few workflow improvements, which you can find listed via the link at the foot of the story.

Pricing and availability
Mixer 2018.2 is available in beta for Windows and Mac OS X. You’ll need a Megascans subscription, which start at $169/year, to activate the software.

Read a full list of new features in Mixer 2018.2 on Quixel’s blog

Read more about Mixer on Quixel’s Megascans website
(Includes download link)

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