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Eovia To Launch New Versions of Amapi

3D design suite splits into two versions By Dave Nagel
Eovia today announced that its flagship 3D design suite, Amapi, will split into two distinct products, the first of which will appear in March. The new versions will include Amapi Pro 7 and Amapi Designer 7. Both will be available for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.

According to Eovia, Amapi 7 has been completely rewritten and given a revamped interface. Amapi Designer 7, which will be released first, is the direct successor to Amapi 3D 6, offering the features of the previous version, as well as new modeling tools. It's targeted toward 3D artists, designers and architects. New features in version 7 will include:

  • New real-time 3D display engines;
  • Customizable interface;
  • Workspace controls;
  • Dynamic geometry for unlimited editing of all object construction parameters;
  • Object instance and clone modeling;
  • Dynamic symmetry modeling;
  • Improvements to all modeling and construction tools;
  • Direct modeling on any surface plane;
  • Import and export to Carrara Studio 2;
  • Support for all major 3D file formats.

Few details about Amapi Pro 7 are available now. Eovia says it will be like "Amapi Designer 7 on steroids" and will offer, in addition to the features of Amapi Designer 7, NURBS surface modeling tools, including surface blending, trimmed surfaces, NURBS offset and fillset, multi-hull surfaces and expanded IGES support.

Amapi Designer 7 will be available March 31 for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows. Preorders are available now for $499. Upgrades start at $199, with a special introductory offer of $149 through March 31. Amapi Pro 7 will be available in mid-2003 for $799. It will support Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows. For more information, visit

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

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