Bonzai 3D public beta
AutoDesSys has released a free public beta of its NURBS modeling and drawing program, Bonzai 3D. The software is designed to allow users to quickly sketch ideas, while maintaining the capability to produce accurate and complex models that can be rendered, manufactured, or used in construction drawings. Classic modeling tools are provided, with real-time Booleans and NURBS curves and surfaces. Rendering of shadows, transparencies and textures is handled by OpenGL.
solidThinking Leopard fix
EVOQE has released a new patch for solidThinking, its rendering application for designers, 3D artists and animators. The program is a suite combining tools for solid, surface and NURBS curve modeling, and is described as fully parametric. Some features include a real-time Construction Tree, support for 3D scanners and point-cloud importing, and open architecture through the Plug-Ins Development Kit. The update adds support for Mac OS X Leopard, and remedies several interface problems that were introduced with the new platform. Pricing for the full version of the software is only available on request.