Once modeled, the surface of the object can be painted, either by directly painting the object, or wrapping an image around it. Special effects such as clouds, marble, and veins can be applied in any colour. By painting "masks" on selected areas, it is also possible to prevent any action from affecting those objects, as remaining areas are adjusted. Specular controls enable shininess, transparency, etc. to be applied to the object as desired.
A feature of the Amorphium program of particular interest concern "biospheres". These are individual spheres that, when placed at a certain distance from each other, can be combined to form a single shape. You can combine biospheres to make objects such as hands, where each biosphere forming a single finger joint.
Just one object can be worked on at any one time, but any number can be combined in the "composer" section. Here, objects can be scaled, rotated, and arranged to compose the scene. As with all 3D applications, the finished model can be rendered at any size.
You can learn more about Amorphium and download a trial version (12MB) here:
Amorphium is a very affordable 3D modeling tool ($79 USD) that helps to construct complex animations with relative ease, and a reasonably talented artist can produce some spectacular results. Amporphium is a unique program in that it works not with lathe or extrusion profiles, but with "virtual clay". Starting with a primitive object-a cube, cylinder, sphere, etc, the user modest the surface with a brush that can pull, smear, pinch, and distort the object through a variety of tip shapes and characteristics.
Amorphium 3D Modeling And Rendering:
Modeled and rendered with Amorphium 3.0 (Click for larger view).
Amorphium screenshot (Click for larger view).