Developer Nevercenter Ltd. announced on Monday that the Mac OS X version of its 3D modeling software
is now available. Currently at version 1.2, Silo features a variety of tools, including real-time subdivision surface modeling, polygon-editing capabilities, the ability to build shapes with such techniques as box modeling, polygon-by-polygon modeling and Boolean operations, integrated rendering support and more. In addition, Silo offers support for export in .rib and .pov file formats and its interface can be customized to accommodate individual workflows.
Nevercenter notes that future updates, including the upcoming 1.3 release, which will feature a Topology Brush tool that allows you to sketch freehand on an existing mesh and create new geometry, will be released for Mac and PC simultaneously. You can download a 17-day demo of the software from the Nevercenter Web site; a single license, which is good for up to three computers, is US$109. Silo requires Mac OS X v10.3, a 400MHz processor (1GHz recommended), 128MB RAM (512MB recommended) and 10MB hard drive space.
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