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Pixels Digital Ships Pixels3D 4.5Major update gets lighting, shading, rendering enhancements
New features in Pixels3D 4.5 include LogoMaker, a tool for creating beveled text elements, and RigMaker, a new set of inverse kinematics functions. Other new features include:
- Support for global illumination using a skydome;
- Ambient occlusion;
- Area lights;
- New import and export options (LWO, OBJ, DXF, 3DS and RIB);
- New shader nodes;
- New modifiers;
- Constraints, including distance constraints;
- Quick Renders (for visual feedback prior to final render);
- A point info dialog.
Pixels3D 4.5 is available now for Mac OS X for $399 for the full version, $249 for upgrades from version 3.5 or higher and $199 for upgrades from version 4.0 and higher. A competitive upgrade is also available for $299. For more information, visit http://www.pixels3d.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 email@example.com.
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