It’s been 2 months since artificialeyes announced their new Mac-only visualist tool 3L ("Thrill"). The ae guys have just pushed out a new beta release, updated the 3L manuals, posted a new features page with screenshots, and the word from Michael is that the commercial release will happen as soon as they have the infrastructure in place for selling it.

To further whet your appetite, over 100 free VJ loops created with 3L have been posted to archive.org:

Free VJ LOOPS created with 3L
3L VJ Loops Series 2
Free VJ Loops created with 3L Series 3

3Lsampler01thumbs

… and leading by example, they have also released two content DVDs on VMS. These feature content generated almost entirely in 3L and are designed to be used with the VMS Video Moving Systems.

Hungry? Well, how would you like a main course of "Free 3L Private Beta" to go with that? artificialeyes have provided CDMo with five invitations to give away. The beta group is currently under 50 people, so this isn’t your average web2.0 style "put it out there and call it a beta so we don’t have to make it stable" software release.

Before you go putting up your hand, however, there are some conditions. Most importantly: You’ll need a machine which is capable of running 3L.

2.33GHz Intel based MacBook Pro or Mac Pro running:

  • OSX 10.4.1 or later (leopard included)
  • Quicktime 7.2 or later
  • Minimum screen resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
  • 2Gb RAM
  • 256Mb VRAM ATI or NVIDIA video card

If you can tick those boxes, then all you need to do is leave a comment on this post (edit: Entries are now closed. Winners will be announced on Monday). Entries will be open for 72 hours, then we will randomly select 5 people to join this exclusive group of visual visionaries beating their graphics chips into submission. Those who have been chosen will receive a beta invitation, and the others will receive an invitation to join the 3L mailing list (opt-in, of course).

If you miss out, don’t fret. The pricing for 3L – €200, €150 for students – is very competitive, and I’m sure that artificialeyes will keep us in the loop on their release progress.

  • http://www.memo.tv memo

    tick. tick. tick. tick. tick. me me me me me!
    erm yea, I'd be quite keen to try this out :P

  • Lee

    hmmmm? iMac here. Any chance of being included, regardless?

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Chipset Model: ATI, RadeonHD2600
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB

    Salut!

  • Chris C

    Hi, I am very interested in being a part of the private beta testing of 3L. My buddies at university and I have read so much about 3L through this blog and their website. We are pumped to see this tool first hand!

  • http://www.anatomico.cl Luis Barrera

    A good challenge to see artificialeyes already see that it

  • DaNni

    me likey! my just-arrived mbp is craving for fresh thrills!!

  • http://bricktable.wordpress.com Jordan Hochenbaum

    I would love to test this out paired with its sister software / aka.iPhone I already have on my iPhone and the tangible / multi-touch interface I have been developing with Owen Vallis (See brick table/weather report on CDM)

    Let me know!

    Jordan

  • http://bricktable.wordpress.com Jordan Hochenbaum

    and by cdm i mean the other CDM (music)! hehehe

  • mxxx

    well, here's my comment…. ;)

  • http://www.compressionla.com Michael Hart

    I would also like to test this out as I have been looking into building a VMS solution for the club me and my partners do, Compression, here in L.A.

  • http://beatfix.com beatfix

    technical requirements? check.
    fan of generative visuals? check.
    interest in beta-testing 3L? most definitely check.

  • http://www.airtightinteractive.com felix

    and here's mine…

  • Christian

    Looks very exciting would quite like to try out

  • nobbystylus

    i tick all them there boxes and would love to help out beta test!

  • http://www.vuzak.no pekka stokke

    me! me! me!beta! beta! beta!

    Already on the list, just wanna test drive the thing! Will prolly buy it anywho, just because I GOTTA!

  • luke s

    check. consider me quite interested.

  • http://future-tense-cpu.com cyberpatrolunit

    Lemur Support out of the box. …just my wishful thinking

  • jayme

    put me down captain. gone mac and need to find a resolume replacement…

  • http://artificiaelyes.tv exiledsurfer

    @ lee: imac's are also ok :)

  • http://www.heart2beat.com vjwunderkind

    YES!!! Been waiting for this for a while!! Got EXACTLY the machine described above… Wanted to mail you guys already to ask HOW to get a beta ;-)

  • http://www.heart2beat.com vjwunderkind

    Oh and I forgot to say: I already joined the mailing list…

  • http://a83.se A83

    Boxes ticked, already on the mailinglist and ready to beta test!

  • JR

    If I'm not too late consider my name officially in the hat :)

  • http://www.supermata.org automata

    give it to me baby!

  • http://www.etichettadiscografica.org DanieleCiabba

    I'm looking for a "Thrill" !!!! Put me in the list

  • Lee

    @ exiledsurfer: Great! We're brimming with hopeful anticipation. :)

  • http://www.robotfunk.com Jilt van Moorst

    have a macbookpro to try it, would love to test a beta version :)

  • jac gautreau

    meet the tech requirements,
    doing a national tour (in Canada) in a 70 foot geodesic dome,
    4 christie xl120's,

    would be absolutely "3L ed" to beta test,

    j

  • Maciek

    tick tick tick tick tick

  • sebastian bulow

    i'm in!!

  • http://www.gesturemedia.tv Giles Hendrix

    would love to check out 3L for my shows

  • JonO

    Would love to try it out!

  • http://www.fx-ps.com Andrew Atienza

    Me wants my precious

  • Stuart Ward

    I'm in. VJ in Tokyo using a 2.33 17" MBP. I'd love to give this a whirl.

  • ECH3L0N

    Since I'm performing @ Mapping within a few weeks this would be a perfect oppertunity to put my 2.33 Ghz Macbook Pro to the 3L test.

  • http://www.quartzvisuals.com amsonx

    i'd be happy to test it

  • http://www.aux-armes.blogspot.com Aux Armes

    Count us in, too. We're very interested.

  • http://superdraw.intervalstudios.com superDraw

    count me in as well. these guys are totally awesome- I had the pleasure of meeting and performing with todd last year and really enjoyed their (at the time alpha) output.

  • Titu@

    Please get me one… and add triple bacon to it ;)

  • Klif

    me, me ,me!

  • r. dekoch

    I have a 2.66 quadcore with 4 GB ram.

    Pick me! Pick Me! I'm so excited about the beta! Oh God! Oh Geez! Yay!

  • http://snarehangar.org Mike Cohen

    DING!

    Good thing I chose the 256MB video card. I'm exciiiiiteeeeed

  • kimba23

    I would love to beta test!

  • Sam

    I'd love to take it for a spin

  • Paul

    Yes, Please!

  • auspuff

    is this still open?

  • Ian

    ……………………………*raises hand*
    …………………………… please
    …………………………… &
    …………………………… thank you
    …………………………… :)

  • Gareth

    Wicked – Sign me up for the chance. Thanks.

  • http://www.insta-action.com Insta-Action

    Fingers crossed!

  • buzz

    IN!

  • http://abreojos.net spbaker

    uh huh can't wait for the release of this!

  • http://www.monkeypresso.com monkey presso

    hmmm, perhaps me?

  • Shane Higgins

    count me in too

  • http://google.com vic

    please sir, may I have another?
    I would like to beta 3L.

  • ohlim

    give me a try!

  • daniel

    yes, please

  • Daniel

    I think its been said already but, yes, please!

  • Jason

    pick me!

  • http://justavision.blogspot.com AndrewT

    Hello – 3l for me please :)

  • Jody M

    3 'oh my freaking sexy god' D…

    …please.

    I need to play with this all over my next gig!

  • mechno

    Oh yes! Please!
    Count me in!

  • http://dr.xnlb.com/ dr.xnlb

    This is just what I've been looking for too… a way to generate graphics on my Mac. Just upgraded my laptop too (full on 15" MBP, 4gb RAM, and with the 512 VRAM!)…. Will it sync to midi?

  • http://www.vorg.pl vorg

    I wonder how easy it will be to writy my own effects/plugins. It nice to see 3L is fully accelerated by opengl. I want one :]

  • http://vizzie.com vizzie

    well, if you are accepting 50 more beta testers for 3L, sign me up. Looks like you have your 5 already ;-) Would love to see how this works with Psylab and our MIDI drum kit.

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  • ID9

    count me in!

  • http://www.loft3a.com Leon Grant Bussinger

    I'd love an invitation please.

  • http://www.afterlife.co.za GravitySouth

    We are running 2 x mbp 2.33's and our vms units arrive within the next two weeks. We would love to become testers for this exciting development in vj software.

    Thanks for the generous offer guys!

  • http://foryoureyestruly.com ernst

    Count me in as well. If it´s not to late

  • Michael Una

    Count me in.

  • http://allanwhite.net Allan W.

    Lots of posts here, so my chances are slim… but count me in anyway. Not sure if I hit the deadline. 3L looks cool, if kinda dense.

  • Devon Miles

    yeah, in.

  • Nek

    Hi there from Russia. I've already have VDMX. Have been into VVVV. And wanna try 3L 'cause it looks really sexy. Of course I've read the post and 've met all the requirements :D
    Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • http://www.skyvat.net skyvat

    Would love to check it out.

  • s8

    tickitickitickitickitic!!!!!!

  • CongoZombie

    Still Open?

  • http://web.mac.com/vjanomolee Vj Anomolee

    please let me in as well.
    Im already in the beta program..
    what the giveaway?

  • drexl81

    this is a great offer- am vjing here in hong kong and would love to try this software out, looks ace!

  • http://www.magneticpitch.com john kennedy

    …..yyyyyaay..

    would i?
    could i?

  • http://www.thechurchdallas.com Joe Virus

    I'ma DJ/VJ in Dallas Texas and I would love to beta test 3L!

  • http://www.mbiederman.com delray

    would love to try this out in the SATOSPHERE here in Montreal during an upcoming residency…
    SATosphere

  • http://web.mac.com/vjanomolee Vj Anomolee

    oh whoops.
    its to be apart of the beta which i already am…
    giveaway is misleading.

  • Alan Destruction

    This would be great for a class and group I am trying to get together at my school

  • motivo

    I use VDMX, but 3L looks better ;)

  • Chateau Bezerra

    Pick me, pick me!!!!

  • Yetimon

    Mmmmmm… purtty colours…. :)

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