There is another 3D modeling and rendering software news to report — solidThinking Version 8.0 – that touts dozens of improvements for both PC and Mac users. Here are some that might be of interest.
The latest version of the software includes photorealistic rendering capabilities and the ability to exchange data with leading CAD/CAM/CAE software.
–A restyled and more streamlined user interface
–New 3D manipulators for translation, scaling, and rotation
–Enhancements to point, curve, and surface representation for greater precision
–New options for interactive visualization in the modeling views, including wireframe on shaded model and environment maps
–A wizard to help users choose the ideal modeling units and tolerances based on the size of the model
–Real-time rendering to further improve interactivity during review and visualization phases
–Progressive rendering for immediate feedback on the final image with a fast preview of the lighting and materials in the scene
–Re-rendering of selected sub-regions of an existing image
–A new materials library
–New complex reflectance shaders for generating more lifelike visual elements
–High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) capabilities
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