Clarisse iFX 2.0
Easy as 1, 2, 3D Want to mix some 3D with your 2D? Try Clarisse…
Ever wanted to mix some 3D with your 2D art? Clarisse could be the perfect way to do so.
Since Clarisse iFX’s initial release, this rendering software has gone from strength to strength, with big effects studios ILM and Double Negative chipping in to the software’s development. As a result Clarisse 2.0 includes new features that take the software’s output into the heady realms of Hollywood-quality renders.
Among these features are volumetric and OpenVDB support, improved sampling quality, occlusion and improved colour management. If you’re new to all this, it essentially means that the images Clarisse produces sport the kind of depth and volume that you’d expect in a blockbuster film scene.
Not into 3D? Developer Isotropix is keen to embrace the digital painting crowd. You can combine 2D elements to create a digital matte, or if you’re feeling brave you could play around with 3D models to act as a backdrop.
There’s no getting around it: 3D software can be intimidating to newbies, but Clarisse doesn’t overwhelm with menus and scripts, and YouTube tutorials are your friend in this case. Best of all, you can try it for free: the Personal Learning Edition includes most features from the full-price software, but only for non-commercial use.
Clarisse’s object-based workflow is a boon if you have many different elements in a project.
With procedural modelling you can make big changes to scenes while objects stay in place.