Mirye Software, publisher of the Shade 3D modeling, rending, and printing tools, announced the availability of Shade 3D 14.1.1. The new version is available in Professional, Standard and Basic releases on Mac OS X and Windows. A sidegrade is available for Autodesk Softimage users to Shade 3D Professional from the now discontinued Softimage 3D modeling, rendering and animation tool set.
The update introduces 3D Printing Assistant, a diagnostic, analysis and automation tool for ensuring 3D models are ready for printing to 3D. It allows users to interactively analyze and correct common problems that can result in poor 3D printing results. This feature is also optimized for exporting to formats such as STL, which are used by partner services such as Shapeways.
Other new features include Poser 10/Poser 2014 integration, 3D Text Primitive improvements, improved subdivision options for Booleans, and the ability to delete the undo history.
Other new features for selecting and modifying both manifold and non-manifold geometry improve use for 3D printing, prototyping and architectural visualization, the company says.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.