Yeti 3.0 is here!

We are extremely happy to announce that Yeti 3.0 is available!

It’s been a long time coming and a big thank you to all of the amazing Yeti artists and craftspeople who’ve provided feedback.

As a paid upgrade, any previous Studio license can be upgraded for USD$299 and Studio Render license may be upgrade for USD$169. For a limited time, any 2.x licenses purchased after May 1st 2018 are eligible for free upgrades, please contact our licensing team for more information.

New for Yeti 3.0 is the introduction of the Indie license, this is a more accessible node locked license with basic support but with access to the same full feature set as the Studio version.  Please see the Yeti webpage for the new pricing details.

Studio License – original 1x Interactive and 5x Render floating licenses.

Indie LicenseNEW 1x Interactive and 1x Render node locked license.

This release also sees the introduction of our new Braid geometry, which we think looks pretty cool.

Besides that we’ve introduced

  • Groom Deformation Layers
  • Ability to Scatter on Fibres
  • Refactored Feather Geometry
  • Rebuilt Grooming UI
  • updated Graph editor

and many other great new features – to see them all check out the release notes (and the new documentation too!).

Thank you for all of the continued support!

Yeti Spring Sale!

We have been held in the clutches of winter for what seems like an eternity here at Peregrine HQ – but at last, Old Man Winter has retreated giving way to warmer weather and sunshine!  That means it’s time to celebrate, and there’s no better way we can think of than having a Yeti Spring Sale!

From May 1st to May 15th we will be offering %20 off all new Yeti purchases from our online store, all you have to do is use the discount code BYEBYEWINTER when checking out – it’s that easy!

Additionally, as many of you already know, we’ve been hiding away from the cold and working hard on Yeti 3.0.  Already in limited beta our plan is to have the final release ready by the end of July – with this in mind, any new Yeti 2.0 purchases made after May 1st will be eligible for a free upgrade to Yeti 3.0 when it is released.

Fine print: The discount is only applicable to new licenses of Yeti bought between 12am (EST) May 1st and Midnight (EST) May 15th – it is up to Peregrine Labs discretion to revoke any purchases if necessary. 

 

Yeti 2.2 is now available

We are extremely happy to announce that Yeti 2.2 is now available from Yeti Central for all of our customers marking our first official release that supports Maya 2018.

A lot of effort has been put into re-writing the underlying evaluation engine to make much better use of resources by evaluating nodes in parallel as much as possible and lay the foundation for upcoming features in Yeti 3.0.

Please visit Yeti Central for a complete list of changes and also note that due to API changes and VP2.0 requirements this release only supports Maya 2017 and above.

Thank you for your continued support!

Yeti Tutorials by Antepost Studio

We are pleased to share a series of four Yeti tutorials by Antepost Studio who specializes in asset development and grooming and frequently uses our software.

We asked Francesco and Sofia, freelance artists who together form Antepost, to tell us about their experience using Yeti and why they created the tutorials. Here’s what they had to say:

“Our service is focused in character development for VFX and games, and our main expertise is grooming. We use Yeti as a plugin and it’s our first choice when dealing with groom projects. Its nodes system give us creative freedom and a higher control with a procedural and flexible workflow. By working with Yeti we can offer our clients a fast and high quality result and fulfil their needs.”

“We decided to record this first series of tutorials because apart from some great advanced tutorials, we felt the web was missing a proper introduction to basics of Yeti and grooming. Grooming is a complex subject, due to its technical and artistic aspects, we think a beginner could be easily scared to start if the fundamental topics are not provided and explained.  We hope this new resource can be helpful to students and experienced VFX artists that want to venture in the grooming world.”

Below is the first tutorial and the rest are available on Antepost’s YouTube channel.

Yeti 2.0

Peregrine Labs is very happy to announce the release of Yeti 2.0 – with numerous new features, optimizations and bug fixes this is the first major release in three years.

Over the course of development we have had the opportunity to work closely with many of our customers to provide a modern and reliable solution for creating limitless fur, hair, feather and other procedural effects while maintaining the flexibility of previous versions.

Taking full advantage of modern hardware was a major focus of Yeti 2.0 which includes full support for Maya’s Viewport 2.0 and an even more aggressive use of multi core processors to improve feedback while working on larger grooms. This coupled with a tighter integration with Maya’s UI via the new Yeti Graph Panel leads to an improved user experience.

Due to popular demand our licensing has been restructured to allow more affordable batch rendering and caching options for distributed dynamics simulation and baking without using a full interactive license. Coupled with the ability to do so concurrently and via a refactored dynamics solver means that more time is spent creating those beautiful images we love to see.

Numerous other features include updated brush dynamics, new sculpting tools, additional graph nodes and much more!

All of this, and a price drop! At $699USD it’s even easier to get started using Yeti in your productions – this includes 5 render licenses so you never have to wait (additional batches of 5 render licenses can be purchased at $399USD). For current users with a Yeti license purchased after May 1st 2015 this will be a free upgrade, any others will cost $299USD (which includes 20 render licenses).

Please request a trial license to test this great new release and contact our team for further information regarding Yeti 2.0.