Kinemac’s eponymous 3D real time animation and presentation software for Mac OS X has been updated to version 1.1.0. The new version is a free update for current users; Kinemac costs $249.
Kinemac is designed to help you create 3D animations and presentations using the same skills you have for creating 2D presentations. You drag images, text, movies and songs onto a 3D “stage” to set them up and arrange them. You can create 3D and 2D objects like cylinders, cubes, spheres and more, and you can apply image and movie textures to any object.
Kinemac lists an impressive number of new features on its Web site for the 1.1.0 release, including infinite sliders, steppers, proportional resizing, the ability to add anchor point fields, sliders, steppers and key frames, automatic chart generation from tab-delimited source text, multiple duplication and much more.
The software’s developer describes Kinemac 1.1.0 as the first of more free upgrades that will be released in 2006, including a Universal Binary version to support Intel-based Macs.
System requirements call for a G4 or faster, Mac OS X v10.3 or later and a graphics card with at least 128MB VRAM.