Re: Plugin: Filter Forge 50% off sale (December 20
stage 4 is now out. i think all that's left is the release candidate. you can pre-order now, also. i've got an up to date version and i can tell you that they've added a significant amount of new things to version 2, including ambient occlusion lighting, scripting, math components, new free form shapes components, a number of new transform function components, including scale and rotate to name a couple.
i've not named all the new stuff and with all this new one might think that the learning curve has risen. sure, that would be true if they'd altered any of the function of the previous versions, but they havent, at least that i can tell. so, all of the basics are still there. and, except for the scripting, it's still all plug-n-play.
the library of filters is now over 7000 and still growing. these are still all free when you have the program, plus, you can still make your own. so, there's a LOT of bang for the buck.
anyways, head on over to filterforge.com and check out the site and forums. you can get a good idea of what filter forge is from there. and have a look around; there's usually a discount posted on the home page.