introduced Carrara 4, the powerful, approachable, complete 3D solution, replacing Carrara Studio 3, now available in Pro and Standard versions. Carrara 4 Pro delivers an enhanced breadth of capabilities and power for professionals while Carrara 4 Standard provides the same approachable interface at an even more affordable price for non-experts.
"The dramatic enhancements to Carrara 4 provide greater options both for advanced users as well as newcomers," said Eovia ceo Philippe Richard. "Our goal with this release is to provide a solution that not only invites more designers to consider 3D, but also supports professionals with a powerful product that puts no limits on their imagination."
Eovia Carrara 4 software provides powerful tools for motion media, print and the Web. This release complements every designer's creative suite by providing improved interchange with industry-leading design applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter, plus web tools such as Macromedia Shockwave and Flash, as well as video editing and effects software such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Xpress, Premiere and After Effects.
New features in Carrara 4 Standard include a terrain editor and scene manipulators, and improved IK, motion paths and timeline support. Carrara 4 Pro software adds multi-node distributed rendering, vector and 3D motion blur and extended file import.
Carrara 4 Pro software is expected to ship in October 2004, and will be priced at $599, with Carrara 4 Standard at $299. Customers who purchase Carrara Studio 3 between August 31 and November 30, will be eligible for a free upgrade to Carrara 4 Pro. Eovia is also accepting pre-booking of the Carrara 4 upgrade on the Eovia e-store. Users can upgrade from Carrara Studio 2 or 3 to Carrara 4 Pro for $199 and to Carrara 4 Standard for 129.
Eovia develops and publishes award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering tools. Eovia's Amapi and Carrara software families deliver improved productivity to design and manufacturing environments by providing exceptional interchange with industry-leading applications. Founded in November 2000, Eovia (www.eovia.com
) has offices in both the U.S. and Europe.