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Form•Z Updated to 4.0.2

Update fixes bugs, addresses Mac OS X sleep issue By Dave Nagel
Auto•des•sys has released an update to Form•Z, the company's 3D modeling tool. The new version fixes irregularities found in the previous update and brings Form•Z, RenderZone and RadioZity up to version 4.0.2. It's available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.

Form•Z is a solid and surface modeler with a variety of 2D and 3D manipulation and sculpting capabilities. Version 4.0 was released Sept. 15 and included interface and performance improvements, as well as a new network renderer; new rendering modes, including a sketch renderer, point-cloud re-rendering and STEP translation; and 22 new modeling tools, such as lofting, new blending and filleting and additional parametric editing capabilities.

The new 4.0.2 update fixes problems with creating Control Rounded objects and also creating C-Curves using the Quick Cubic option. It also address Macintosh-specific problems, including disabling sleep while rendering and adding G5 compatibility.

Form•Z 4.0.2 s available now as a free update for 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, 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 [email protected].

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