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Pixels Ships Pixels 3D 4.0Latest release half off through December
According to Pixels, version 4.0 fully supports solid, NURBS, polygonal, particle and metaball objects.Features include:
- NURBS modeling tools, such as extrude, lathe, loft, sweep, relational modeling, control over weights and degree and curves on a surface.
- The particle system can be customized and includes support for multiple emitters and forces. Objects can be instanced and emitted from surfaces and paths.
- ShaderMaker, which is a system for creating procedural textures. It operates like a patch bay, allowing users to select the output of one node as the input of another node. It also uses a language similar to the RenderMan Shading Language.
Pixels 3D 4 also ships with an integrated, RenderMan-compliant REYES renderer, which supports micro-polygon displacement, depth of field, 3D motion blur and programmable shaders.
Pixels 3D is available now at an introductory price of $299. After December, it will sell for $599. For more information, visit http://www.pixels.net.
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