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Universe 4 Ships for Mac OS X and OS 9Preorders are 'in the mail'
As we reported earlier this month, Universe 4.0 is the first high-end 3D package to be priced below $1,000. Upgrades run $349 to $449.
Universe 4.0 brings several significant enhancements to the 3D modeling, animation and rendering suite. Among these is a a performance boost that drops render times by 20 percent, lower memory requirements and enhanced OpenGL in Modeler and Animator. Other new features include:
- Character skinning system
- New constraint system
- Global illumination
- Motion blur preview
- Interface tweaks
- Several enhancements to Modeler, including interruptible operations, a NURBS Surface Reduce Knots tool and others.
The full version of Universe 4.0 is available for $995. For more information, visit http://www.electricimage.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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