View Full Version : Clarisse IFX - Company NY SHOULD consider doing a partnership

09-05-2014, 12:54 PM
I just came back from SIGGRAPH 2014 and I have been talking on the floor to some VERY promising companies.
The latest release of Clarisse IFX caused quite a stir at the conference.
They don't do modeling or animation, but do EVERYTHING else.

I'll post more soon.

This is link for Version 2.0

09-05-2014, 01:01 PM
Why New York should consider a partnership with Clarisse IFX ? :)
Clarisse is a nice piece of software, and has already a pretty good integration with LW as it loads objects and scenes. A complete exporter with nodes or instances or flocks would be a good thing for sure. But besides that, I don't see what kind of partnership could be considered by LW3DG. Right now, Isotropix (makers of Clarisse IFX) seem more to look after partnerships with FXW studios, like they did with DNeg.

09-05-2014, 01:04 PM

Is it just me, or is YT being even worse than usual today? Both the above videos timed out, and my uploads today for the "ocean" thread have been really slow.

09-05-2014, 06:24 PM
from CG talk > http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-1155781.html

Clarisse is revolutionary in the way it handles a gazillion polys without a hiccup.
Renders are lightning fast and top quality and u don't need even need an expensive graphics card because it does it all with CPU power.

it can render and tweak a scene with 70 billion polygons in a snap... that is power... (!)

it's $1000 though, so a bit out of reach for regular users...

but yes, a very interesting app. Wonder how it renders interiors...

09-05-2014, 10:55 PM
Good question, I have never seen an interior render with it. I have downloaded the PLE some months ago and I have started to read the manual. In fact, I am much more interested in Clarisse than Houdini, as I see clarisse as a mix between layout and a compositing app, which is exactly what I like to do most.

09-06-2014, 12:06 AM
I am interested in this as well. Does anybody know how easy it is to transfer animations from LW to Clarisse or if Clarisse has decent animation tools. Thanks.

The other thing that bothers me at the moment is that Clarisse does not seem to have its own network rendering manager. You can always use Deadline but that would be added cost and complexity ...

09-06-2014, 04:05 AM
http://forums.newtek.com/images/misc/quote_icon.pngsukardi - NTforums
LW to Clarisse

it's actually very good, it imports > lws, lwo, mdd, mot, alembic


i found that it also does fur / smoke simulation now... very good http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif
as for LW shaders, you will have to do create those shaders over again in Clarisse

for a medium sized company, or if you are a freelancer doing tons of exterior animation, it could absolutely be worth a look...

http://forums.newtek.com/images/misc/quote_icon.pngVenkman - CGtalk
the 3d formats it supports are mostly LightWave. Darn.
http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif hey, it's nice to be noticed...

http://forums.newtek.com/images/misc/quote_icon.pngdulo - NTforums
I was even able to import LightWave scenes with heavy instances into clarisse.
this is damn excellent...! : - especially considering Advanced-Placement is about to launch...

slightly related,
a guy here at the forums had to wait 20 minutes for LightWave to import all the instances... outch!

09-06-2014, 05:33 AM
lws? ... that's wonderful

09-06-2014, 07:25 AM
just had an out of memory crash in LW on a supersimple scene... what gives... :P

09-07-2014, 05:19 AM
t's $1000 though, so a bit out of reach for regular users...

But Lightwave, at $1495, somehow was okay for them? The pricing thresholds you're applying seem... inconsistent.