Isotropix launches Clarisse 3.5

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Press Release
July 28th, 2017

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE, July 28, 2017 – Isotropix, a privately held software company developing high-end innovative graphics software, announced today the shipping of Clarisse 3.5, the latest update of its nextgen artist centric creation tool and the opening of its US-based office in Los Angeles.

For this new major version, the software company concentrated its efforts towards developing new features focused on layout, scene assembly, look development, lighting and rendering. Every new features and updates have been designed to offer users the most innovative 3D and VFX creation tool available on the market, bringing more creative freedom, speed, and efficiency than ever before.

Clarisse 3.5 Key Features

This significant update delivers many new features and a large number of enhancements throughout the entire application. With key features including: new particle & property paint along with new set of scattering features such as new per-object scatter probability, new instance collision detection, new per-instance time offset, a complete set of lighting and rendering features with among them new Light Path Expressions (LPE), new Light Falloff Controls, new Low Light threshold, out-of-the-box Cryptomatte support, together with new look development improvements such as a new Standard PBR Material or the new builtin Triplanar node, and an improved user interface and workflow, the company focus on making its software more accessible, efficient and even more productive. Clarisse 3.5 is a decisive step forward to free even more artists from time consuming constraints and technical issues to help them beeing fully creative.

Discover the key features of Clarisse 3.5 in our feature tour video.

Pricing and availability

Clarisse 3.5 is immediately available to purchase starting from $999, through Isotropix website and its authorized resellers. Existing customers, with an active maintenance, are eligible for free 3.5 upgrade.

For further details on pricing please refer to Isotropix online store.

Clarisse 3.5 Personal Learning Edition

Isotropix provides an up to date Personal Learning Edition (PLE) version of its software. The PLE gives the great opportunity to learn and explore, for free, all aspects of Clarisse newest version. Clarisse 3.5 PLE can be downloaded by logging on:

Clarisse 3.5 Learning Resources

Free video tutorials covering all the new 3.5 features come along with the major release. These tutorials are immediately available and can be found on Isotropix Tutorial Board

Clarisse 3.5 Marketing Resources

Promotional images and logos are available to download here,  for high-res images, please contact us.

Isotropix at Siggraph 2017

Isotropix is happy to participate in Siggraph 2017 and invites attendees and press members to meet its team from August 1st  to August 3rd , booth #517. The Isotropix Team will provide exclusive presentations and tech demonstrations covering Clarisse 3.5 new set of innovative and creative features. During the exhibition, exceptional guest speakers will join The Isotropix Team to share an exclusive behind the scene look at how they’ve been using Clarisse in production lately.

Isotropix will also host a Clarisse User Group event on Wednesday, 2nd August at 5:00 pm, room #409 and a party on Tuesday, 1st August from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Prank Bar.

More information about Isotropix’ Siggraph activities is available at:

Isotropix opens a new office in Los Angeles, CA

Headquartered in Montpellier, France, Isotropix announces the opening of offices in Los Angeles, California. The expansion in the Americas supports the company’s growth with plans to act as direct point of contact for current and new customers on the American Market. “I’m thrilled to join the team at Isotropix and help them to bring Clarisse to the North American market. I was fortunate to meet Sam Assadian and Sebastien Guichou near the time they founded Isotropix. Their enthusiasm for Clarisse was as infectious back then as it remains today. Clarisse is changing workflows and bringing a completely new way of working to the CG pipeline, and their unique vision will only push the company onward,” comments Jay Roth who leads the american office as Business Director for America. Before joining Isotropix, Jay Roth worked as a model maker and VFX artist, software company founder (Electric Image, Inc. in 1987) and stayed in software while at Sony Software America (a division of Sony Electronics) and at NewTek, Inc. To work in tandem with Roth, Eric Smith, has joined the company as a Technical Artist and Clarisse specialist. Eric strengthens the team with his over 20 years of experience in CG working as lighter and layout artist for leading studios including Sony Imageworks, Animal Logic, Zoic Studios and Double Negative. “I’m very excited with having both Jay and Eric on board! We’re now closer to our customers based in the Americas which is definitely going to strengthen the adoption of Clarisse as well as increase the quality of our support.” adds Sam Assadian CEO and co-founder of Isotropix.

Isotropix invites you to meet its US Team next week at Siggraph, booth #517.


About Isotropix

Isotropix is a software development company founded in 2011 by former CG Artists. The company develops Clarisse a nextgen high-end 3D graphics software targeted for the VFX industry and adopted by world leading studios such as Double Negative, Industrial Light & Magic, Tippett Studio and WETA Digital. In less than 2 years, Clarisse has already been used in over 20 feature films such as Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Star Trek Beyond and more recently Wonder Woman, Dunkirk, Valerian as well as many TV-series like Agent Carter, American Gods, The Young Pope and Black Sails. For more information, visit

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