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Hair and Fur For The Masses

Spurred on by overwhelming high-end interest, Joe Alter, Inc. will release Shave EXTREME, a high-end version of "Shave and a Haircut," the hair and fur software that has true integrated dynamic hair simulation, inverse kinematics and collision integrated into the modeling environment. Currently, the program works with LightWave and Messiah. Shave EXTREME will endeavor to replace/augment cumbersome in-house hair creation and rendering pipelines. Amongst an ambitious list of planned enhancements is direct and efficient support of Pixar's Renderman rendering software. Shave EXTREME will fit into virtually every rendering pipeline, while still maintaining its widely acclaimed ease of use in creating believable hair and fur. Shave and a Haircut is available now and Shave EXTREME will be available in late November. For more information visit www.joealter.com.

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