App generates nature effects, animated instances
E-on updated its native instancing software, Carbon Scatter, adding Mac-platform compatibility with Maya and Cinema 4D. The software creates complex, detailed populations, generating nature effects with advanced instancing controls. It has EcoSystem technology, SolidGrowthCS plants, non-overlapping instances and animation with layering systems and interactive instance painting.
Quad-core iMac near 3X faster than past gen
Electronista has received one of the first Core i5 iMacs and is putting it through its paces. Since many already are already familiar with the 27-inch iMac in Core 2 Duo form, we'll provide impressions specific to the faster model. We also have some of the first benchmarks of the system, which is Apple's first quad-core system ever outside of its Mac Pro workstations.
Cinema 4D Release 11
Maxon on Tuesday unveiled Cinema 4D Release 11, a major update to its 3D animation suite, introducing an enhanced lighting engine, animation tools, and improved render speeds, among other features. In addition to the aforementioned inclusions, Cinema 4D now offers enhanced compatibility with other industry software, such as the COLLADA file format, and the CineMan Renderman accompaniment. The updated sweet also comes with BodyPaint 3D Release 4, which now includes WACOM tablet support.