Japanese software developer ExpressionTools, Inc. has released ExpressionToolsShade Professional R4/E (ETShade Pro R4/E), an English language version of their high-end 3D graphics application. With a fifteen-year history behind it, Shade offers an outstanding and intuitive user interface, leveraging Bezier curve modeling and high speed/high quality rendering. In Japan, Shade has been the leading tool for professional graphics, 3D design, industrial design and architecture, with user-base numbers in excess of 200,000. "From the largest advertising agency in Japan to leading automobile designers, Shade has set the standard in precision modeling and high quality/photo-realistic rendering. ExpressionTools is committed to bringing this graphic competitive edge to designers outside of Japan," said Masahiro Kabashima, president of ExpressionTools, Inc. ETShade Pro R4/E is available now for PC and MAC platforms, at a suggested price of US$1,399. For more information visit http://www.expressiontools.com/.