March 4th, 2014 – Paris – Persistant Studios, a 3D Game Middleware Developer announced today that its next-gen particle engine and real time VFX solution, PopcornFX, is now available on Xbox One, the all in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
PopcornFX allows the creation of realtime smart particle effects with a professional middleware entirely dedicated to VFX workflows. It offers artists fully scriptable particles to make advanced effects and an extensive library preset ideal for non technical artists.
An automated triggering system lets FX be based on physical events such as collisions or custom events specifically chosen by the user. With quick integration to the engine PopcornFX offers efficient, solid modern design and allows many game engine interactions, fast iterations and optimized tools tailored for VFX and great flexibility.
« PopcornFX gives our artists unparalleled flexibility to create the effects in Trove. We find the runtime to be very efficient and easy to integrate with. They provide us with prompt and detailed answers any time we have questions » Courtland Idstrom, Engineering Lead at Trion Worlds.
The keypoints of PopcornFX:
- Performance, specific optimizations for each platform
- Flexibility and rapid prototyping with the scripting system
- Data-driven design, effects metrics and cost-control
- Gameplay tweakable effects attributes
PopcornFX is also compatible with the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PS4, PS3, WiiU, PSVita, Windows PC, Mac, Linux and Android. The iOS version is currently in development.
PopcornFX Editor is the WYSIWIG realtime editor supplied with the product and available on Windows.
Free download of Popcorn FX Editor v1.5.4 on the website: www.popcornfx.com
Free technical support is offered during evaluation.
More PopcornFX information, footage and screenshots can be found here: www.popcornfx.com
Persistant Studios will be at the GDC (booth #2035): www.gdconf.com/expo/floorplan.html
More information on Persistant Studios can be found here: http://www.linkedin.com/company/persistant-studios