updated 08:25 pm EST, Tue January 8, 2008
Cheetah3D 4.4, a new version of the 3D modelling, rendering and animation solution for Apple Mac OS X, was released today. It improves the MacOS X 10.5 (Leopard) compatibility and should solve the last minor problems. Furthermore Cheetah3D improves binding a skeleton to a mesh. Now it is possible to bind single joints to a mesh which don't build a bone with another joint. Other new features include enhanced OpenGL preview, replaced Sparkle Autoupdate function with new "Check update" function, fixed shear bug, fixed bug in FBX embedded texture export, fixed bug when importing textures, fixed caustic photon number bug and many other small bug fixes and enhancements.
Cheetah3D 4.4 is free for all registered Cheetah3D 4.x users. A single user license costs $130 and $60 for an update of an older version (1.x, 2.x or 3.x).