wondertouch has announced that new versions for its particleIllusion line of products are now available for Mac OS X. The updates to the particleIllusion 3.0 standalone particle effects application (and the particleIllusion SE cut-down version) provides ways to quickly and easily create complex effects: explosions, smoke, fire, sparkles, motion graphics backgrounds, space effects, creatures, and abstract artistic effects.

New features and enhancements include integrated rendering (in particleIllusion 3.0 only) and tighter integration with pIllusionRender, wondertouch’s standalone renderer, which allows for automatic rendering of HD and other large-format output

The software gains support for Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard'. It also still supports Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4.

The Emitter Library AutoUpdate functions provides an easy way to check for, download, and install the particleIllusion emitter libraries that are provided free-of-charge by wondertouch each month.

particleView, wondertouch’s emitter viewer application, features a new search engine to help users find particle emitters within the vast particleIllusion library collection which currently numbers over 2500 emitters for particleIllusion 3.0 and over 2000 emitters for particleIllusion SE.

The new Quick Load Library function makes switching between particleIllusion emitter libraries faster and easier.

Registered owners of particleIllusion 3.0 and particleIllusion SE can download updates free-of-charge from the wondertouch website, www.wondertouch.com or by contacting [email protected]