Eovia Corp. on Wednesday introduced
Carrara 5, a new version of their 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for Mac OS X and Windows. The new version is expected in December, with upgrades starting at US$99. Users can buy the current version of Carrara for $249 and upgrade to Carrara 5 for free when it’s released.
New features in this release include an updated interface, a new graph editor that lets you manipulate motion curves and animation parameters, enhancements to the vertex modeler, improvements to rendering like subsurface scattering, displacement mapping and ambient occlusion, addition of volumetric clouds, updates to the particle engine, expansion of import/export format support, match moving support for other applications like Syntheyes and MatchMover, and more.
Minimum system requirements call for a G3/266MHz or faster, Mac OS X v10.1 or later, 128MB RAM, 16-bit color, CD-ROM, 300MB hard drive space, 3D graphics accelerator.