Draper, Utah - Dec. 19, 2008 - As the demand for an efficient, feature-rich and cost-effective 3D toolset expands, DAZ 3D™ responds with the release of Carrara 7.0™ , the latest version of its popular all-in-one 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution. Carrara 7.0 boasts a broad set of new, easy-to-use features such as 3D paint, multi-pass rendering and assembly room vertex modeling for professionals, students and hobbyists within multiple industries including digital photography, illustration, creative design and videography.
"Carrara is a highly acclaimed 3D solution surrounded by a passionate user community," said Dan Farr, president and co-founder of DAZ 3D. "DAZ 3D is committed to expanding Carrara's high-quality toolset while keeping it at a price-point that is affordable to users of all levels. We believe Carrara 7.0 provides a complete, professional 3D solution that will excite the 3D industry."
Providing an impressive array of tools and resources for 3D content creation, Carrara 7.0's seamless export capabilities via COLLADA Export also allow accessibility to various applications including DAZ Studio and Photoshop® . Carrara 7.0 additionally offers many new robust features which help to improve overall workflow and production speed, such as:
Multi-pass Rendering: Enables an artist to make changes to their renders without having to re-render the entire scene.
3D Paint: Carrara 7.0's new 3D Paint tool enables textures to be selected, edited and painted directly onto an object. The tool also provides a variety of flexible and time-saving painting modes as well as real-time display of bump maps and specularity.
Assembly Room Vertex Modeling: Helping to improve Carrara 7.0's workflow, the Vertex Modeling capabilities that were previously only available in the Modeling room are now available in the Assembly room. This tool gives more power to modelers, allowing them to model in context to the other objects in their scene.
"I'm sold," said "Cripeman," a Carrara 7.0 user. "DAZ 3D has taken a great 3D application and turned it into the perfect showcase for 3D models. The renders are super fast and flawless. I love the direction they're going with this."
Pricing and Availability
The full version of Carrara 7.0 is available in both Macintosh and Windows formats via the DAZ 3D Website, and is regularly priced at USD $249. Carrara 7.0 Pro is available for USD $549.
Additional information regarding DAZ 3D's Carrara 7.0, including a complete feature list, system compatibilities and various video tutorials, can be found by visiting the Carrara 7.0 Website.
About DAZ 3D™
Founded in 2000, DAZ 3D, a privately-held company located in Draper, Utah, is a market leader in 3D software and digital content creation. The company's library of characters and accessories is renowned for its high-quality, versatile and compatible 3D content. DAZ 3D also hosts the popular Artzone.com, a social marketplace for sharing art and exchanging ideas. DAZ 3D is a division of DAZ Productions Inc. For more information, please visit www.daz3d.com.
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