Isotropix have released Clarisse iFX 2.0, the company’s nextgen 2D/3D rendering tool. Clarisse iFX 2.0 is a major release that delivers a new set of features focused on rendering, layout, color management and look development.

Enhancements include major rendering advancements such as support for volume rendering via Open VDB 3.0, deep image output through OpenEXR 2.0, double sided vector displacements as well as vector displacement and a new powerful AOV engine. A new set of texture nodes is also available for look dev artists. Along with powerful file referencing updates and impressive speed and memory optimizations, Clarisse iFX 2.0 includes many workflows improvements.

Clarisse iFX 2.0 Personal Learning Edition

New to version 2.0 is a new Personal Learning Edition. The PLE gives you the opportunity to learn and explore, for free, all aspects of Clarisse iFX 2.0 without any limitation of time.

Clarisse iFX PLE offers most of functionalities of Clarisse iFX, noting these differences:

  • A watermark image appears across all displayed and rendered images.
  • Whatever the format, outputted images are systematically converted to 8 bits per channels.
  • You cannot write standard Clarisse projects or export geometry to WaveFront OBJ files from Clarisse. Clarisse iFX PLE has a special file format that cannot be read by the commercial version. However, you can load or import any files supported by the commercial version of Clarisse iFX.
  • Copying in the Clipboard is encrypted and you can’t copy and paste data from a Clarisse iFX PLE to a commercial version. However, you can copy and paste data from a Clarisse iFX commercial version to a Clarisse iFX PLE.
  • CNode and CRender don’t run in PLE.

Clarisse iFX 2.0 Key features 

Rendering: Volume Rendering and OpenVDB support, Deep Output support, Double sided and vector displacement, Displacement stitching, Improved sampling quality, High sample value clamping controls, New per-item render flags.

Look Development: Ray Switch, Dirt/Occlusion, Support Color, Rescale, Extract Geometry Properties Normal input/output, Implicit point cloud in combiners.

Color Management: OpenColorIO Support, Real-time 2D/3D LUT display correction, Real-time display exposure control, 2D/3D LUT texture map correction, New LUT Manager.

Layout: Groups support in Combiners and Scatterers, Scatterer Improvements, New 3D Manipulators, New 3D Clone Stamp, 1:1 Maya compatible kinematics.

Scene Assembly: Attribute Editor improvements, New filter driven groups, New context, object and attribute locks, Per item user-comments, Alembic property support, Speed optimizations.

File Referencing: Multi-level file referencing and attribute overriding, Reference to local conversion, Local to reference conversion, Super fast reference relinking, Light and Fast incremental value saving, Environment Variables Support, ASCII based serialization.

User Interface: Tabbed Viewports and custom layout management, Rectangle marquee selection, New wireframe and micropolygon wireframe display, New limited region controls, Path Manager improvements, New Render History widget.

Scripting: Improved Script Editor, Command Port, Custom Python Startup Script, Embedding Clarisse.

Find out more about Clarisse iFX 2.0 new features and advancements.


Pricing and Availability

Clarisse iFX 2.0 is immediately available through Isotropix website and its authorized resellers. If you are on the maintenance program, you will get your free 2.0 update notification by email. New customers can pick up Clarisse iFX 2.0 for $999.

There have been some changes to the maintenance program. Maintenance is available for 12 months and can be renewed each year. The program gives access for one year including all builds and new major versions released during the period of coverage. It is now possible to subscribe to the maintenance program during the entire year following the license purchase.

For further details, check the pricing and maintenance policy page