The beta test of the Mac OS X version of Filter Forge has been closed on March 31, 2009
We have launched the open beta test of the Mac OS X version of Filter Forge. The beta testing is public – anyone with a Mac can join. You can download the beta version at the download page, no registration required.
The beta version is a fully functional trial version of the Professional edition. If the beta testing extends beyond the trial period, you can ask for a beta license key via the contact form. You can request any number of keys for any edition of Filter Forge for Mac. The beta keys won't work with the commercial version.
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Users who are lucky to find bugs will receive a free copy of Filter Forge. Rewards will be granted after the commercial Mac version of Filter Forge is released. All free copies will be download-only, no CDs will be shipped. Here's what you get for reporting bugs:
To be eligible for a free copy, please keep in mind the following requirements:
Filter Forge is – by quite a margin – the most powerful plug-in we've looked at here. That's because it's a tool for creating plug-ins, both generative texture-creation tools and effect filters.
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“Incredibly powerful texture engine.”
“For 3D modelers, Filter Forge is a dream come true. It creates seamless textures with a single mouse click. The professional version creates the following map types for any texture: bump, normal, specular strength, specular exponent, diffuse, metallic, and alpha. The same filter can be used to generate any resolution, since filters are procedural.”