updated 12:15 pm EDT, Tue April 3, 2007
Piranesi 5 for Mac
Informatix Software International today began shipping Piranesi 5 for Windows systems, and announced that it will release a Mac version this summer. Piranesi is a specialized 3D paint rendering system that enables users to start with a simple CAD model and quickly create photorealistic images, or soft "non-photorealistic" images with a hand-rendered look. The software features a new user interface, as well as numerous new feature and effects. Piranesi 5 also comes with 200 new royalty-free cutout images. The application features locks to 'lock on' to a particular portion of an image, cutouts for 2D raster images or 3D models, and the ability to paint in perspective using knowledge of the 3D geometry to continuously adjust the texture to honor the scene perspective. Piranesi 5 for Windows is priced at $750.