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archiea
11-24-2003, 07:33 PM
Well, its a pre-release... Gotta love the drama....:o

Anyhoo, you can now dl the demo for mirage on the mac...

http://www.bauhaussoftware.com

It would be great to see what the mac folks make of this software....

and make with it!!! :p

riki
11-25-2003, 05:32 AM
Hey thanks for the link. Anyone know it compare with other similiar APPs? The special offer looks good.

archiea
11-25-2003, 11:13 PM
The interface is unlike any other, perhaps even dated by comparison.,....

Overall its like painter with Deluxe paint's toolset (I particularly like the anim brushes ability and the simple outline tool for rectangles, circles, squares and ovals), with photoshop style layering. Animation I'm a bit unaware of, but it supports onion skinning and sprite animation (animbrushes) ability, making it a great candiate for a poor man's animo, with a full feature set.

The painting tools aren;t as diverse as painter, but soon, you realize that you don't need all of those paint types... the diversity is up to you!!!!!

This is an artist's paint program, as opposed to a propeller head's paint program...

hey, dl the demo and come to your own conclusion!!!!

Beamtracer
11-27-2003, 10:55 PM
I would have thought that the pre-release Mac OS X offer of US$395 would end once the finished application is released.

I just checked the Bauhaus website and the US$395 offer is still there. I guess if it's on the website at that price they have to give it to you.

http://www.bauhaussoftware.com/store.php

drclare
11-28-2003, 12:38 AM
I want to download it but it only runs on 10.2.6 or later, and im on 10.2.0. I haven't updated because everything has been running fine for me so im tentative to change anything. What does everyone think of 10.2.8? Did it introduce new problems, or do you think i would be ok updating? I have geforce2 dual display card on a dual800Mhz G4 with 768Mb ram, running LW 7.5b.

claw
11-28-2003, 04:40 AM
There are some slowdowns in the grapheditor if you are on a geforce.

ingo
11-28-2003, 12:35 PM
Well, except the particles and volumetrics it looks a bit like StudioArtist (http://www.synthetik.com), but with less features and a terrible interface.

Just my three cents

pat-lek
11-28-2003, 04:53 PM
I know Jahshaka, run natively on os X 10,3... It' s free, so not so sophisticate...
http://www.jahshaka.com/

archiea
11-28-2003, 07:49 PM
yeah, the interface is non-aqua, but its functional, and its definitly not "shareware" like....

Also, I feel its far more better suited for digital illustration than Synthetik.

The best analogy would be Deluxe paint, as that was the first digital paint and video paint software. A combination that fit so well that its surprising to see such a flexible ability lacking in today's software....

today I find software too compartmentilized.... its either photoshop with no illustrator tools, or photoshop with no video animation tools, or After effects with no paint tools like photoshop, etc...

I recall deluxe paint offering a balanced toolset with a unique feature set that appealed to the video and animation people.

I would say that that its in dire need of a tab based palette system ala Photoshop... now thats genius... the issue of screen realestate is a problem with Mirage, it seems stuck in 1998.... :D

But hey, the DL is free, I say give it a shot and give it some time, Mirage is a bit like the unicorn of paint/animation packages with a long, rich history....