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FormZ 4.0 in Beta

Full release expected by year's end By Dave Nagel
Auto.des.sys says that the forthcoming version of FormZ, version 4.0, is currently in beta testing and is expected to go into full release by the end of the year. FormZ is the company's flagship 3D modeling suite for Macintosh and Windows. The new version will support Mac OS X, as well as Mac OS 9.

Aside from new OS support and enhancements to the user interface, the new version will also gain multiple processor support under Mac OS X with RenderZone 4.0. Other improvements will include:

  • Network rendering.
  • Support for plugins, which can be developed independently using C and C++.
  • A C-like scripting language.
  • "Extensive" new NURBS features.
  • Point cloud threading.
  • Lights and light groups definable in symbols.
  • Sketch rendering, for rendering images with a sketch freehand look.

Pricing on the new version of FormZ has not yet been announced. For more information, visit http://www.formz.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 dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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