PiXELS Digital Inc.
has released version 5.0 of its Mac-only PiXELS 3D modeling, rendering and animation software. The new version includes new tools and changes, as well as a new renderer.
New features in PiXELS 3D v5.0 include simplified bone creation and rigging; dynamic water movement; volumetric effects suitable for creating atmospheric environments filled with fog, steam, and smoke; morphable, modifiable polygons; path animation with auto-banking; new shader nodes; two new Modifiers to help shape and manipulate objects; and an integrated Flipbook that lets you load rendered images and play them back in real-time.
What’s more, PiXELS 3D features a new version of the Tempest renderer, which allows users to render at any resolution. This new version of renderer features dramatic performance improvements, according to the developer.
PiXELS 3D 5.0 is available for a suggested retail price of US$399. Upgrades from previous versions and competitive upgrades are available.