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Shade 8

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Shade 8 standard is the all-in-one 3D graphics suite for designers and graphic artists

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Shade's intuitive, easy-to-use interface and 900+ included 3D models such as furniture, building and transportation items speed up the design and modeling process to improve workflow. Modeling is aided by comprehensive mesh editing tools. Shade imports and exports popular CAD formats, and incorporates raytracing and radiosity to produce superior renderings of imported projects. Rendering times can be dramatically reduced via distributed rendering over two machines at once.

Product Design and Visualization. Development of award-wining product design is made easy using Shade. Boolean or Bezier modeling and mesh editing creates the exact shapes, with animation to preview functioning products "in motion"!

Character Modeling and Rendering With Poser. Link directly to Poser to easily import/export figures and poses. Poser users can use Shade to modify models, create props or render images up to 4000x4000 pixels in size.

Architectural and Interior Design. Architects and interior designers can build and render projects with stunning speed and realism. Additional content is also available from the huge library of architectural objects online and from popular CAD programs.

New version 8.5 includes additional bonus content! Shade Content Collection Volume 3: Cars and Transport, with over 690 3D models, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more (a $49.99 value), now included with Shade standard.

Maximize processing power on the latest systems. With version 8.5, Shade also offers Intel Core Mac compatibility and 64-bit Windows support.

Create rotatable, zoomable 3D panoramas with QuickTime VR capability.
Add life to your animations with support for 3D sound.

Use Bezier tools, Boolean and Polygon mesh modeling, plus auto-smoothing of curves to detail your designs.

Global Illumination renderer includes Photon Mapping, Path Tracing, Raytracing and Radiosity-with-physics for photorealistic imagery. Callisto, the rendering plugin with global illumination and detailed settings, has been upgraded. A translucent shader and metallic shader have been added, and aberration is now supported.

Network rendering and render queue will support a second node using Shade standard. Shade will also automatically search all available ShadeGrid servers running on the same local area network and display the IP addresses in the preference dialog.

Support for pixel depth in 32-bits, 64-bits and 128-bits for all rendering image output.
Improved import of OBJ, IGES 5.3, DXF, 2D Illustrator formats.

Implementation of PoserFusion™ enables hosting and playback of Poser scenes within Shade.
OBJ, IGES5.3, DXF format support for integration into a CAD-based environment.
100 levels of Undo and Redo.

ShadeExplorer U.I. improved with instant file preview and added keyboard control.
Integrates with ArchiCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Poser as well as other popular 2D,3D and CAD applications.

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