By DE Editors
nPower’s Power SubD-NURBS is designed to unite the diverse modeling paradigms of Sub-D (subdivision surface) modeling and CAD (NURBS-based) modeling. It converts Sub-D models into a NURBS-based format that can interface with CAD systems and CAD modeling operations.
Power SubD-NURBS is based on IntegrityWare’s SOLIDS++ geometric modeling Kernel, a hybrid modeling system that supports solids, surface and polygonal modeling.
As a plug-in for Autodesk 3ds max, Power SubD-NURBS can convert virtually any Sub-D model (even SubD models that have some triangles) into a precise NURBS representation that can be read into virtually any CAD system, according to the company. It works with Power NURBS (which provides NURBS modeling for 3ds Max). Coupled with Power NURBS, Power SubD-NURBS allows users to model in Sub-D, convert to NURBS to apply Boolean operations, filleting, etc., and then go back to the original Sub-D model and perform additional Sub-D operations.
Power SubD-NURBS sells for $295, and comes with 200 credits.
For more information, visit nPower.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.