has announced that Carrara Studio 3 — the new version of the 3D solution for the Web, print and video — will begin shipping the first week of September. Preorders are now being taken for the US$399 product, which will be compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.x-9.x.
Carrara Studio 3 adds 400 features to the 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution, according to Antoine Clappier, CEO of Eovia. When it comes to rendering, the update introduces Eovia Impression, a non-photorealistic rendering engine, and Eovia Photon Reality 2.0, a global illumination renderer with HDRI support.
Multiple new modeling tools have been added, such as Dynamic Extrusion, a UV editor, a bevel tool, the Eovia Tree Maker, and more. Carrara Studio 3 also includes interface tweaks and a Scene Wizard with “hundreds” of pre-defined scenes and shaders.