updated 09:40 pm EDT, Thu July 13, 2006
solidThinking 7.0 ships
Evoqe on Thursday announced the release of solidThinking 7.0, its suite of applications for photorealistic rendering and animation as well as computer-aided industrial design. Version 7.0 features numerous core-level enhancements, improved tools, and additional features as well as support for Mac OS X on both Intel- and PowerPC-based machines.solidThinking 7.0 is the suite of fully parametric, Class A surface and solid modeling environments created for industrial designers, style centers, and demanding CG artists. It features accurate and intuitive NURBS curve, surface and solid tools in a familiar and interactive interface. Version 7 now includes rQ application for batch rendering of large sequences of images or animations; core-level modeling kernel update for increased accuracy, reliability and speed for modeling operations; and newly categorized materials Library with over 180 new real-world materials for visualization and rendering.
In addition, the update offers enhancements to many tools, providing additional options and flexibility in critical modeling situations and improved file input/export modules for increased compatibility with external applications.
The solidThinking product line consists of three packages targeted to different customers: solidThinking FORMA offers an easy-to-use NURBS surface modeler, solidThinking DESIGN is a fully parametric, Class-A surface modeling environment for industrial designers and style centers, and solidThinking VANTAGE is a high-end CAID solution for industrial designers with engineering needs.