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Strata Design 3D CX 6.1

While most 3D programs on the market play nicely with Adobe’s industry standard apps, none have thus far created an integrated system that removes the guesswork for its users. That’s the strength of Strata Design 3D CX 6.1.

Mac news briefs: 3D and animation

News roundup of three new 3D and animation software upgrades.

Expo: Animation education

If you attended Macworld 2010, you probably noticed the short animated videos produced by San Francisco Bay Area kids. In case you missed them or them or didn't make it to the show, here's another chance.

Adobe unveils public betas for Flash Player 10.1, AIR 2.0

Adobe has released a public beta for Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2.0 for developers.

Adobe points at Apple for lack of Flash on iPhone

Adobe's gone passive-aggressive on Apple, posting a note on the iPhone version of its Flash download page that points the finger at Cupertino for the absence of an iPhone version of the plug-in.

Toon Boom Studio 5

Toon Boom Studio 5's stop-motion feature, annotation layers, and export functions make this not just a fun program to use, but one rich in sophisticated features.

Poser 8

Smith Micro’s release of Poser 8 marks a major overhaul of this figure creation program.

Pixar to offer higher-powered RenderMan 3-D rendering app

Owners of Pixar's RenderMan rendering software will soon be able to use the product across all processor cores on a single machine for a single cost.

Poser 8 adds new figures, tools

Poser 8, Smith Micro's 3D character creation software, undergoes major changes in its version 8 release.

Apple releases new Final Cut Studio

On Thursday, Apple released an updated version of its Final Cut Studio suite of post-production software.