Fractal Design

Fractal Design was a US software company, originally known as Fractal Software and founded in 1985. It merged into MetaCreations in 1997. It was initially known as Fractal Technology, and produced several best-selling creative software packages for the PC and Macintosh platforms. Its initial success was Fractal Painter, a natural media drawing program released in 1990. It acquired Ray Dream Software in 1996. In 1997, it was merged into MetaCreations. The products in its portfolio were later sold off to other major software producers including Corel and Microsoft.

Fractal Design's original products included

  • Painter, a natural media painting program, currently available from Corel
  • Poser, a 3D modeling program, currently available from Smith Micro Software
  • Dabbler, a basic natural media program.
  • Sketcher, a basic grayscale program.
  • Detailer, a 3D painting program, later known as Painter 3D

Fractal Design also purchased and released Creature House Expression from Creature House software.

Other articles related to "fractal design":

Poser - Program History
... Versions 1.0 and 2.0 were published by Fractal Design in 1997, Fractal Design was acquired by MetaCreations, and Poser's interface was redesigned by MetaCreations' Phil Clevenger for release as Poser 3 ... date Publisher Improvements / Notes 1.0 1995 Fractal Design First release 2.0 1996 Fractal Design Ability to add props Animation High resolution models 3.0 1998 MetaCreations developer New user interface ...
Ray Dream Studio
... the Macintosh, it was acquired and upgraded over the course of mergers with Fractal Design and MetaCreations ... programs from the same developers, such as Fractal Design Painter 3D, were often introduced in basic form to the suite ... In 1996, Ray Dream was acquired by Fractal Design, and in early 1997, Fractal Design merged with MetaTools to form MetaCreations ...

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