has announced the release of Conoa 1.6, an updated version of their plug-in set for Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and other applications. Comprising four different plug-ins, the Conoa set adds 3D rendering effects to compatible applications.
The Conoa set includes Conoa 3D, a raytracing renderer with support for 12 different 3D geometric primitives, 2 material models, reflection, transparency, texture mapping and other features; Conoa Sphere; Conoa Cube; and Conoa EasyTinter. The 1.6 release updates Conoa 3D, Conoa Cube and Conoa Sphere with new rendering speed and render quality improvements.
Conoa plug-ins work on Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, and registered users of previous versions will receive upgrades to the latest release. A free demo is available at the Conoa Web site.
Conoa 3D is available for US$299; Conoa Sphere and Conoa Cube are $39. For a limited time, Conoa is offering special coupons on its online store for version 1.6 — use coupon code nab03 to reduce the price of Conoa 3D by $50. Coupon code nab03cs will reduce the price of Conoa Sphere and Conoa Cube by $5.