“Hello UI, my old friend....“Hello UI, my old friend....

Around here at Megami, we actually make fonts (or typefaces, if you want to call them that).  Really!  And how we make the sausage here?  A little program called Font Creator, by a small company called High Logic.  I've been a loyal (you could say fantatical) user of FC for a long time, and so when I got my hands on the newest version, I immediately decided it needed to be reviewed.  After all, I have worked with other fontmakers before, from the simple to the complex (read: Adobe) and there's a reason why I've stuck with these guys, right?

Even still, FC 11 is a change to the formula and spices things up.  There are some immediate changes that I can see from previous versions, and that could change my opinion.  But does it?

 

Read past the bump to find out.

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I have no idea how I did this.I have no idea how I did this.

Okay, here’s my review of Amberlight.

It’s a fractal program with a unique set of features and a nearly-decent price (more on that), and it comes up with some interesting effects.  Capable of merging with your pictures and even into Photoshop, it’s a pretty nifty tool – but can it stand up against others in its class, like Chaotica?

Let’s find out.

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“Shattered Neon”, something I did in a few minutes“Shattered Neon”, something I did in a few minutes

in my role as an artist, I come across a lot of software that I use for my works.  Sometimes they’re good, other times, it makes you wonder what the bother was worth.

In this case, we’re talking about Amberlight, by a small company called Escape Motions.  The company calls it a “particle computer graphics generator”, which is a rather ornate way of saying fractal program.  It’s nothing exactly groundbreaking: I’ve owned copies of Ultra Fractal in the past, and they’re pretty good.  So what does Amberlight do differently?

Read past the bump to find out.

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