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Isotropix Launches Clarisse 3.5

Latest update of Isotropix’s next-gen artist-centric creation tool includes new particle & property paint, new set of scattering features, new instance collision detection, new per-instance time offset, a complete set of lighting and rendering features, and more.

MONTPELLIER, France -- High-end graphics software developer Isotropix is now shipping Clarisse 3.5, the latest update of its next-gen artist-centric creation tool. The company also announced the opening of its first U.S. office based in Los Angeles.

For this new major version, the software company concentrated its efforts towards developing new features focused on layout, scene assembly, look development, lighting and rendering. Every new features and updates have been designed to offer users the most innovative 3D and VFX creation tool available on the market, bringing more creative freedom, speed, and efficiency than ever before.

Clarisse 3.5 Key Features

Clarisse 3.5 delivers many new features and a large number of enhancements throughout the entire application. Key features include new particle & property paint along with new set of scattering features such as new per-object scatter probability, new instance collision detection, new per-instance time offset, a complete set of lighting and rendering features with among them new Light Path Expressions (LPE), new Light Falloff Controls, new Low Light threshold, out-of-the-box Cryptomatte support, together with new look development improvements such as a new Standard PBR Material or the new builtin Triplanar node, and an improved user interface and workflow, the company focus on making its software more accessible, efficient and even more productive. Clarisse 3.5 is a decisive step forward to free even more artists from time consuming constraints and technical issues to help them beeing fully creative.

Clarisse 3.5 is available now to purchase starting from $999 via the Isotropix website and its authorized resellers. Existing customers, with an active maintenance, are eligible for free 3.5 upgrade. For further details on pricing please refer to Isotropix online store.

Clarisse 3.5 Personal Learning Edition

Isotropix also provides an up-to-date Personal Learning Edition version of its software. The PLE gives the great opportunity to learn and explore, for free, all aspects of Clarisse newest version. Clarisse 3.5 PLE can be downloaded at

Clarisse 3.5 Learning Resources

Free video tutorials covering all the new 3.5 features come along with the major release. These tutorials are immediately available and can be found on Isotropix Tutorial Board.

Isotropix at SIGGRAPH 2017

Isotropix will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2017 and invites attendees to meet its team August 1-3 at booth #517. The Isotropix Team will provide exclusive presentations and tech demonstrations covering Clarisse 3.5 new set of innovative and creative features. During the exhibition, exceptional guest speakers will join The Isotropix Team to share an exclusive behind the scene look at how they’ve been using Clarisse in production lately.

Isotropix will also host a Clarisse User Group event on Wednesday, August 2 at 5:00 pm, room #409, and a party on Tuesday, August 1 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Prank Bar.

More information about Isotropix’ Siggraph activities is available at

Isotropix Opens Los Angeles Office

Headquartered in Montpellier, France, Isotropix has opened new offices in Los Angeles, CA. The expansion in the Americas supports the company’s growth with plans to act as direct point of contact for current and new customers on the American Market.

Jay Roth will lead the American office as Business Director for America. A former model maker and VFX artist, Roth is the founder of software company Electric Image, which launched in 1987, and has also served stints at Sony Software America (a division of Sony Electronics) and at NewTek.

“I’m thrilled to join the team at Isotropix and help them to bring Clarisse to the North American market,” Roth commented. “I was fortunate to meet Sam Assadian and Sebastien Guichou near the time they founded Isotropix. Their enthusiasm for Clarisse was as infectious back then as it remains today. Clarisse is changing workflows and bringing a completely new way of working to the CG pipeline, and their unique vision will only push the company onward.”

Working in alongside Roth is Eric Smith, who has joined the company as a Technical Artist and Clarisse specialist. Smith strengthens the team with his more than 20 years of experience in CG working as lighter and layout artist for leading studios including Sony Imageworks, Animal Logic, Zoic Studios and Double Negative.

“I’m very excited with having both Jay and Eric on board!” Sam Assadian, CEO and co-founder of Isotropix, commented. “We’re now closer to our customers based in the Americas which is definitely going to strengthen the adoption of Clarisse as well as increase the quality of our support.”

Source: Isotropix

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