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Posted on 22-Sep-2002 05:26 GMT by Bill Panagouleas18 comments
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DiscreetFX Announces Wild Flyer For The Amiga Video Toaster Flyer, Amiga One & Pegasos systems® FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DiscreetFX Announces Wild Flyer For The Amiga Video Toaster Flyer® Our beta testers have reported no major problems with the latest build of Wild Flyer so we will be shipping it shortly to our Video Toaster Flyer customers. What is Wild Flyer you ask? It is a Front End application to the very powerful and often misunderstood program Wild Fire. Wildfire 7 is a ADO animation sequencing, 3D effects, transitions, and animation package by Andreas Maschke. It can be compared to SGI Flint or Flame systems and it is capable of creating amazing 3D effects by mapping video sequences.

The bad news about Wild Fire has always been the steep learning curve and very difficult to understand user interface. Wild Flyer changes all this. It uses all the power of Wild Fire as its background render engine. Wild Flyer gives this amazing German application an easy to use storyboard interface. All actions happen within the Video Toaster Flyer screen. Users can just drag and drop the ADO animation sequences within their Flyer and Wild Flyer takes care of the rest.

Imagine the power of an SGI Flint or Flame system but on your Amiga VT Flyer! And it is very easy to use unlike these high end SGI ADO solutions. WF attains its speed by using the power of a PowerPC processor as its rendering effects engine. The PPC processor does not have to be in your Amiga. It can be a networked Amiga One or Pegasus computer. If you already have a Phase 5 CyberstormPPC card in your Amiga this will also work but will be slower. One of our beta testers reports on the SharkPPC card he is getting near real-time ADO Effects from Wild Flyer.

Wild Flyer features include

1. Height-field deforms, cubes that automatically unfold and fold again.
2. Lightwave object support.
3. 3D magnet effects, 3D transitional morphing, unlimited mathematical deformations, twists, sphere mapping, twirling, water transitions, perspective transforms and more!
4. Easy to use interface that opens on the Video Toaster Flyer screen.
5. All effects are pure 24bit, no pixelizing or jaggie edges.
6. Full support for all Amiga PowerPC solutions.
a. Amiga One running Amiga OS 4.0
b. Pegasos running MorphOS 1.0
c. SharkPPC
d. Cyberstorm PPC running PowerUP
e. Another PowerPC solution that has not been announced yet.
Minumum system

Amiga 4000 with CyberstormPPC card, Video Toaster 4000 & Flyer card, 18MB RAM, 1 GB Harddisk.
Recommended system
Amiga 4000 with Mediator PCI busboard and SharkPPC card, Video Toaster 4000 & Flyer card.

Or Amiga 4000 with Video Toaster 4000, Flyer card and Network card that supports TCP/IP networked to Amiga One or Pegasus computer system.

***More information comming soon***
If you have questions please contact us @ discreetfx@yahoo.com
Get Wild Flyer and let your Video Toaster Flyer go wild.
Best regards
Bill Panagouleas
Video Toaster & Amiga developer
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