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FxStudio Professional

New version cross-platform tool released, along with FxStudio Student Edition.

BELLEVUE, WA – JUNE 4, 2009 -- Aristen, Inc. today announced the launch of FxStudio™ Professional, a new version of FxStudio, its cross-platform special effects sequencing solution for the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii platforms. The company also announced the launch of a new FxStudio Student Edition for the PC.

“Since the launch of FxStudio late last year we’ve been working hard to add some great new features and make a number of improvements to the system,” said Aristen CEO Andrew Kaplan. “With the release of FxStudio Professional and FxStudio Student Edition we have answered the call of the independent and casual game developers who are looking for a world-class content pipeline at a price point they can afford.”

FxStudio Professional; What’s New

FxStudio provides a special effects content pipeline solution for both large and small studios, publishers, AAA, independent, and casual game developers. The three main modules included in FxStudio are:

FxStudio Designer, a full-featured special effect sequencing tool for artists;

FxStudio Preview, which drives productivity and quality by elimination iteration time (effect sequences are created and evaluated in near-real time); and

FxStudio Runtime, which creates and manages special effect instances (platform-specific runtime modules provide the API and data-management facilities).

FxStudio Professional includes updates of these three modules plus:

Developers have the ability to pause effects and “scrub” to any point in their timeline;

Advanced curve control provides smooth ramping values and multiple curve support in a single control;

A wide variety of new and professionally crafted sample effects that demonstrate the wide range of effects FxStudio is capable of producing. Sample effects come complete with implementation source code and original artwork making it even easier for developers to visualize the possibilities.

Aristen has also implemented support for A/B looping allowing artists to hone in on specific segments of their effect. This enhancement advances the zero iteration time development environment resulting in improved productivity and quality.

FxStudio is licensed on a per-seat basis. Please visit for details.

New FxStudio Student Edition for PC

Aristen also announced a low-cost FxStudio Student Edition for at-home hobbyists and student game developers. FxStudio SE provides nearly all the same powerful content pipeline for your PC as the full version of FxStudio.

For more information about FxStudio Professional and FxStudio Student Edition, visit and, or contact


Aristen co-founders Gladwell and Kaplan serve as Chief Technical Officer and Chief Executive Officer, respectively. Gladwell is credited as a developer on several titles including The Matrix Online, Shogo: Mobile Armor™, Blood, Sanity, No One Lives Forever™, MechWarrior® 2 Titanium Pack, and the LithTech™ engine. Kaplan was Monolith’s engineer on Aliens Versus Predator™ II, a science fiction first-person computer game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sierra, and as a Lead Engineer on Monolith’s The Matrix Online.


Aristen, Inc. is a leading developer of creativity enabling tools and middleware for the interactive entertainment software market. Aristen licenses FxStudio, a cross-platform special effects sequencing suite designed and developed to allow game developers to craft world class visual, auditory, and tactile experiences. For more information please visit the Aristen website at

FxStudio is a trademark of Aristen, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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