Eovia Carrara 5 Now Shipping: Significant Enhancements Boost Animation, Modelling and Rendering Capabilities and Speed while Refining User Experience
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Eovia Carrara 5 Now Shipping: Significant Enhancements Boost Animation, Modelling and Rendering Capabilities and Speed while Refining User Experience

Bordeaux, France/ Mountain View, USA – December 6, 2005 – Eovia™, developer and publisher of leading 3D software tools, today announced the immediate availability of the international English and French language editions of Carrara™ 5, the powerful, approachable, complete 3D solution. Responding to the need for mainstream accessibility while addressing the sophisticated requirements of professionals, Eovia Carrara 5 is made available in two versions. Both Carrara 5 and the more extensive Carrara 5 Pro present a potent and compelling suite of 3D modelling, animation and rendering tools wrapped within a more inspired and enjoyable user interface. Like its predecessors, Carrara 5 offers superior affordability without compromising the market-leading features that professional designers and animators demand.

“With the release of Carrara 5, we affirm our goal to provide every artist the capacity to create phenomenal 3D imagery and animation at a price within reach,” said Bob Stockwell, Eovia's US Director of Sales and Marketing. “Carrara 5 delivers features and capabilities that previously were only available in products with prices in the thousands of dollars, and is proof that 3D modelling and animation software can, and should be, powerful and affordable.”

In addition to the extensive previously published list of enhancements, Carrara 5 surprises with a lot of bonus features. Apart from already-announced innovations like object and surface replicators, rendering enhancements including subsurface scattering, displacement mapping and ambient occlusion, realistic surface reflections by way of the Fresnel effect and the improved vertex modeller borrowed from Eovia’s highly-praised Hexagon software, this new Eovia release will astound its users with lots of extra features: Poser® 6 support in Eovia TransPoser™ 2; improved Poser 6 support with Carrara’s new native importer; translucency for more realistic lighting effects; inclusion/exclusion list for lights; replication of volumetric objects (such as clouds); smoothing of multiple objects. More new features include a faster rendering via fly-through optimizations; dramatically redesigned user interface and browser and preset wizards; expansion of import/export format support to include After Effects® and RPF export, matchmoving support for Syntheyes™ and MatchMover™, and much more. For a complete list of new features and enhancements in Carrara 5 and Carrara 5 Pro, visit the Eovia website at www.eovia.com/products/carrara5.

Pricing and Availability

Carrara 5 is priced competitively at �249/ £169, with the advanced Carrara 5 Pro available now for �549/ £379. Upgrade pricing starts at �99/ £69 (for Carrara 5 and �169/ £119 for Carrara 5 Pro. Electronic Software Download (ESD) versions of the software are available now on the Eovia webstore ( www.eovia.com/purchase/webstore.asp), with boxed versions expected to begin shipping in early January 2006.

About Eovia:

Eovia is dedicated to providing unique solutions for creative professionals as well as those just starting their journey into 3D. The company’s award-winning 3D modelling, animation, and rendering tools offer superior versatility, affordability and unmatched ease-of-use. Eovia’s Amapi, Carrara and Hexagon software families deliver improved productivity to design and manufacturing environments by providing exceptional interchange with industry-leading applications. Founded in November 2000, Eovia has offices in both the US and Europe.

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