There has been considerable interest in messiah:studio's very strong character animation tools and high rendering quality. However, for many artists, messiah:studio fell well outside of their price range. Addressing this need, messiah:studio workstation is a new solution with all the powerful core animation & rendering features of messiah:studio professional, at a more affordable price.
Here's a rundown of what's included:
Now everyone can take advantage of the power of messiah:studio! Go to the pmG website (www.projectmessiah.com (http://www.projectmessiah.com/)) and click Shop (http://www.projectmessiah.com/x2/shop.htm) to order.
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We've been getting many email inquiries about messiah:studio workstation from people that have recieved the news from this site. I've included a small FAQ to address the most common questions.
Q: Can "workstation" connect to other apps?
A: messiah:studio workstation has no animation host API, this means that it can not be connected to any other application. If you're only interested in the character animation system to connect to other apps, messiah:animate may be a better fit for you. Alternatively, if you're interested in the renderer/shading system AND animation connectivity to other apps, you'll need messiah:studio professional.
Q: Since "workstation" won't have messiah:develop, can I write plugins for it?
A: Yes, you can write plugins for workstation. While messiah:develop will provide a great environment for development, it is not required for writing plugins.
Q: Will existing plugins be compatible with "workstation"?
A: Yes. Any standard 3rd-party plugin written for messiah:animate and m:s professional (up to 2.1a)will definately work with workstation. If there are plugins that take advantage of certain features not included in workstation in the future, those specific plugins may not be fully compatible.
Q: "workstation" is single node, but will it take advantage of dual processors?
A: Yes, the renderer is multithreaded and will allow you to use both processors on a single machine.
Q: Is "workstation" upgradable?
A: Yes, workstation will be upgradable to professional, but no pricing has been set at this time.