Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 Posted by Jim Thacker

Escape Motions releases Amberlight 2

Originally posted on 26 February 2016. Scroll down for news of the commercial release.

Escape Motions has unveiled Amberlight 2, the next update to its hard-to-classify procedural art tool, adding support for animation, and a number of features designed to provide more precise control over output.

The software enables users to create images by manipulating particle fields and generates images that variously resemble astronomical photographs, jellyfish, light trails, fractals and subatomic diagrams.

More controllable, customisable effects for both still images and animations
The main change in Amberlight 2 is that it can now generate animations as well as still images. The software can now export videos and image sequences with alpha channels, for import into other software.

Animation can be exported in MOV or MKV format with the H.264 codec, including support for 4K lossless video.

In addition, the update adds a set of modifiers that can be applied to the particle fields, enabling users to “experiment with different variations and add unique wave effects”.

Users can also now duplicate fields, or copy their parameters from one field to another.

There also a number of more basic additions, like Undo and Redo, and the option to lock fields to a grid, designed to provide more control over the final image without compromising Amberlight’s unique workflow.

Updated 8 March: Amberlight 2 is now shipping for Windows and Mac OS X. New licences cost $59.99, up from $29.99 on the software’s original release.

Read more about Amberlight 2 on Escape Motions’ website