updated 01:30 pm EDT, Tue October 25, 2005
Eovia announces Carrara 5
Eovia today introduced , an update to its complete 3D solution that offers a suite of modeling, animation and rendering tools. Offering a freshly updated user interface, Carrara 5 will enable users to create more freely and deliver high-caliber results under even the tightest deadlines. New features in version 5 include a new graph editor with direct access to the motions curves of objects as well as parameters of animations; enhancements to the vertex modeler; improvements to the rendering component (e.g., subsurface scattering, displacement mapping and ambient occlusion); the addition of volumetric clouds that realistically scatter the light of the atmosphere; a significantly improved particle engine; expanded import/export to suppor After Effects and RPF file formats; and more. Carrara 5 is due in December for $250 (upgrades start at $100), while the Pro version will be $550 (upgrades start at $170). Pre-orders through the company will be offered access to the beta version.