(Mountain View, California USA – December 6, 2005) Eovia™ Corporation, developer and publisher of leading 3D software tools, today announced the immediate availability of the international English and French language editions of Carrara™ 5, the powerful, approachable, complete 3D solution. Responding to the need for mainstream accessibility while addressing the sophisticated requirements of professionals, Eovia Carrara 5 is made available in two versions. Both Carrara 5 and the more extensive Carrara 5 Pro present a potent and compelling suite of 3D modeling, animation and rendering tools wrapped within a more inspired and enjoyable user interface. Like its predecessors, Carrara 5 offers superior affordability without compromising the market-leading features that professional designers and animators demand.
“With the release of Carrara 5, we affirm our goal to provide every artist the capacity to create phenomenal 3D imagery and animation at a price within reach,” said Bob Stockwell, Eovia's Director of Sales and Marketing. “Carrara 5 delivers features and capabilities that previously were only available in products with prices in the thousands of dollars, and is proof that 3D modeling and animation software can, and should be, powerful and affordable.”
In addition to the features previously announced for Carrara 5, this new Eovia release includes: Poser® 6 support in Eovia TransPoser™ 2; improved Poser 6 support with Carrara’s new native importer; translucency for more realistic lighting effects; inclusion/exclusion list for lights; replication of volumetric objects (such as clouds); smoothing of multiple objects; and more. The extensive already-announced feature list for Carrara 5 includes: object and surface replicators; realistic surface reflections by way of the Fresnel effect; faster rendering via fly-through optimizations; an improved vertex modeler borrowed from Eovia’s highly-praised Hexagon software; additional rendering enhancements including subsurface scattering, displacement mapping and ambient occlusion; dramatically redesigned user interface and browser and preset wizards; expansion of import/export format support to include After Effects® and RPF export, matchmoving support for Syntheyes™ and MatchMover™, and much more. For a complete list of new features and enhancements in Carrara 5 and Carrara 5 Pro, visit the Eovia website at http://www.eovia.com/products/carrara5
Carrara 5 is priced competitively at US$249, with the advanced Carrara 5 Pro available now for US$549. Upgrade pricing starts at US$99 for Carrara 5 and US$169 for Carrara 5 Pro. Electronic Software Download (ESD) versions of the software are available now on the Eovia webstore (www.eovia.com/purchase/webstore.asp), with boxed versions expected to begin shipping in the US by December 31, 2005, and in early January 2006 worldwide.
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