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

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


… 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.

88 responses to “3L Beta Giveaway: artificialeyes’ Generative Performance Tool Nearing Release”

  1. memo says:

    tick. tick. tick. tick. tick. me me me me me!
    erm yea, I'd be quite keen to try this out πŸ˜›

  2. Lee says:

    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


  3. Chris C says:

    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!

  4. Luis Barrera says:

    A good challenge to see artificialeyes already see that it

  5. DaNni says:

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

  6. 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!


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

  8. mxxx says:

    well, here's my comment…. πŸ˜‰

  9. Michael Hart says:

    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.

  10. beatfix says:

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

  11. felix says:

    and here's mine…

  12. Christian says:

    Looks very exciting would quite like to try out

  13. nobbystylus says:

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

  14. pekka stokke says:

    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!

  15. luke s says:

    check. consider me quite interested.

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

  17. jayme says:

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

  18. exiledsurfer says:

    @ lee: imac's are also ok πŸ™‚

  19. vjwunderkind says:

    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 πŸ˜‰

  20. vjwunderkind says:

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

  21. A83 says:

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

  22. JR says:

    If I'm not too late consider my name officially in the hat πŸ™‚

  23. automata says:

    give it to me baby!

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

  25. Lee says:

    @ exiledsurfer: Great! We're brimming with hopeful anticipation. πŸ™‚

  26. have a macbookpro to try it, would love to test a beta version πŸ™‚

  27. jac gautreau says:

    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,


  28. Maciek says:

    tick tick tick tick tick

  29. sebastian bulow says:

    i'm in!!

  30. would love to check out 3L for my shows

  31. JonO says:

    Would love to try it out!

  32. Me wants my precious

  33. Stuart Ward says:

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

  34. ECH3L0N says:

    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.

  35. amsonx says:

    i'd be happy to test it

  36. Aux Armes says:

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

  37. superDraw says:

    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.

  38. Titu@ says:

    Please get me one… and add triple bacon to it πŸ˜‰

  39. Klif says:

    me, me ,me!

  40. r. dekoch says:

    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!

  41. Mike Cohen says:


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

  42. kimba23 says:

    I would love to beta test!

  43. Sam says:

    I'd love to take it for a spin

  44. Paul says:

    Yes, Please!

  45. auspuff says:

    is this still open?

  46. Ian says:

    ……………………………*raises hand*
    …………………………… please
    …………………………… &
    …………………………… thank you
    …………………………… πŸ™‚

  47. Gareth says:

    Wicked – Sign me up for the chance. Thanks.

  48. Insta-Action says:

    Fingers crossed!

  49. buzz says:


  50. spbaker says:

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

  51. hmmm, perhaps me?

  52. Shane Higgins says:

    count me in too

  53. vic says:

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

  54. ohlim says:

    give me a try!

  55. daniel says:

    yes, please

  56. Daniel says:

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

  57. Jason says:

    pick me!

  58. AndrewT says:

    Hello – 3l for me please πŸ™‚

  59. Jody M says:

    3 'oh my freaking sexy god' D…


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

  60. mechno says:

    Oh yes! Please!
    Count me in!

  61. dr.xnlb says:

    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?

  62. vorg says:

    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 :]

  63. vizzie says:

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

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  65. ID9 says:

    count me in!

  66. I'd love an invitation please.

  67. GravitySouth says:

    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!

  68. ernst says:

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

  69. Michael Una says:

    Count me in.

  70. Allan W. says:

    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.

  71. Devon Miles says:

    yeah, in.

  72. Nek says:

    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 πŸ˜€
    Keeping my fingers crossed.

  73. skyvat says:

    Would love to check it out.

  74. s8 says:


  75. CongoZombie says:

    Still Open?

  76. Vj Anomolee says:

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

  77. drexl81 says:

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

  78. john kennedy says:


    would i?
    could i?

  79. Joe Virus says:

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

  80. delray says:

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

  81. Vj Anomolee says:

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

  82. Alan Destruction says:

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

  83. motivo says:

    I use VDMX, but 3L looks better πŸ˜‰

  84. Chateau Bezerra says:

    Pick me, pick me!!!!

  85. Yetimon says:

    Mmmmmm… purtty colours…. πŸ™‚

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