The Foundry acquires incredible digital painting tool
The software company behind Nuke, Mari and Modo is expanding into the mass market with Mischief, a $25 painting app full of new tech
After years of developing high end VFX software, The Foundry
has officially acquired cult sketching app Mischief
, a tool for Mac and Windows developed with the help of artists from major studios such as Disney. It will now stand as the flagship product of a The Foundry’s new subsidiary, Made with Mischief
Initially the brainchild of former professor and Disney Research consultant, Sarah Frisken, Mischief is well known for its sophisticated core technology: Adaptively Sampled Distance Fields (ADFs). Co-invented by Frisken herself, ADFs allow for high-quality stroke rendering, are very compact, resulting in small file sizes; and can even be scaled without introducing pixelation artifacts.
The canvas itself is also a thing of beauty. With a zoom ratio of 50 trillion to one, you can zoom in on your drawings infinitely as well as scroll through Mischief’s infinite, borderless canvas to create as many images you desire. Then, if you want to save a piece of the canvas all you need to do is click select the area you’d like as a final image, and the size you’d like it to be.
For only $25 for an infinite canvas, The Foundry’s new venture is set to change the way artists sketch for good!
Learn more about Mischief at www.madewithmischief.com/explore, where you can download a version to try for free, and view artwork created for inspiration.
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