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Eovia Posts Carrara Studio 3.0.2Corel and Eovia also launch Painter/Carrara cross promotion; Art Recon launches new 3D content for Carrara
Carrara Studio 3, released back in September, includes two new rendering engines: Eovia Impression, a non-photographic renderer for producing paint, chalk and other effects, and Eovia Photon Reality 2.0, a global illumination renderer with HDRI support. A variety of improvements have been made to Carrara's rendering capabilities, including performance, Gaussian filtering, sky dome illumination, raytraced soft shadows, alpha channel rendering and other features. For modeling, the version 3 includes a Dynamic Extrusion Tool for both basic and complex objects; UV Editor for control over texture placement and complex shading; Shading Domains for texturing a complex model; improvements to the Vertex Modeler; enhanced Subdivision Tool with edge creasing; Tree Maker for adding trees to a scene; and an improved Spline Modeler.
The new 3.0.2 update includes more than 60 individual improvements and bug fixes, incorporating most of these from the 3.0.1 update, which was also released this month. It offers improvements to Assemble, Booleans, rendering, interactive rendering, terrains, modeling, Tree Modeler, textures, import and export and Mac OS X-specific issues. A complete list of fixes (and a link to the download) is available at http://www.eovia.com/download/features_car302.jsp. Carrara Studio 3.0.2 is available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows as a free update for current users. The full version of Carrara Studio 3 runs $399.
Carrara/Painter cross promotion
Eovia has also announced a new cross promotion with Corel. Through Feb. 29, users of Carrara Studio 3 can purchase Corel Painter 8 for the upgrade price of $149. Users of Painter 8 can purchase Carrara Studio 3 for the upgrade price of $249. For more information, visit http://www.eovia.com.
Art Recon launches 3D content for Carrara
In other Carrara news, Art Recon has launched two new collections of 3D content for Carrara. Vol. 1 includes Greek and Roman art, covering Minoan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Tuscan styles, with more than 350 3D objects. Vol. 2 includes Medieval art, covering R%omanesque and Gothic styles, with more than 350 objects.
The new libraries are available in the .car format for Carrara Studio 2 and 3. They sell for $149 each and are also available in a bundle together for $249. For more information, visit http://www.artrecon.com.
Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, 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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