has announced the release of Strata 3Dpro v3.9, a new version of the company’s 3D graphics modeling, rendering and animation package for Mac OS X and Windows.
Now spread across 3 CDs, the new release of Strata 3Dpro adds features like alpha channel anti-alias blending, multi-light shadow optimization, hierarchical object structure advancements and 2D bezier extraction. OpenGL performance has been improved, and the software’s Raydiosity renderer is now integrated with the Photon engine.
The upgrade also adds tutorials in PDF format from ArtGrunt, Simply Strate and Westrim Digital Arts. A training DVD from Westrim is also included, as well as ArtGrunt’s complete StrataUser texture resource library — including “Exotic Woods,” “Kitchen Sink,” “Rosie’s Rivet Shop” and “REALuster.”
Strata 3Dpro carries a suggested retail price of US$695. Upgrades, crossgrades and academic pricing are available — visit the Web site for details.