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Electric Image Universe 5 in Preorder3D suite to gain radiosity support, performance enhancements
Few details of the new version were available at press time. However, EI says the upgrade will add radiosity, the most significant new rendering feature. Other features known at this point include:
- A match mover for locked-down cameras;
- Match move support for Realviz and Boujou;
- Material and libraries managers;
- Shockwave export;
- New, as yet undisclosed modeling features;
- Performance enhancements, such as multiprocessor support for Mac and Windows versions.
EI says it will release a full feature list Sept. 10. Upgrades from Universe 4.00 run $349. Upgrades from previous versions run $495. The full package costs $1,295. For more information, visit http://www.electricimage.com.
Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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