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Shade 7 to Debut Late August

Curious Labs announced an end of August release for Shade 7. This is an all-in-one 3D graphic suite for designers, illustrators and architects, offering a rich tool set at an affordable price. The intuitive Bezier modeling tool features quick results in visual design. Global illumination rendering that includes Radiosity with physics, accomplishes beautifully radiant imagery. And, the deep tool set is integrated to cover details and complete any project

Plus, the English version of Shade 7 offers PoserFusion. With PoserFusion, you can host and play back Poser scenes within Shade and populate Shade scenes with diverse collections of designed 3D male, female, animal and fantasy figures. Play back 3D characters that run, strut, gesture and talk. Complete your Shade scene with Poser dynamic cloth that flows, drapes and animates. PoserFusion released first in English and soon in Japanese, is available throughout the Shade product family for seamless integration with the Poser world.

Shade 7 is available in designer LE ($99), standard ($199) and professional versions ($999, with added modeling, lighting and rendering capabilities).

Santa Cruz, California-based Curious Labs Inc. ( delivers 3D character animation, figure design and essential 3D character solutions that are accessible and affordable.