- Architosh Staff (email@example.com)
- 13 June 2001
Hot new tools from Japan need US attention
Architosh received word from reader Carlos Camacho, who is the
editor of iDevGames.com and a self-proclaimed Macintosh 3D Nut.
He wanted to bring a couple of items to our attention:
have two news items for you...
has released "ETShade."
Japan, Strata had a great market share for the under $1000 price
range for a long time. New Tek's Lightwave 3D ate away some of
this market share over the last few years. Then ExpressionTools
(Japanese company) buzz grew with each new version of its Shade
line. The line ranges from entry level $99 all the way to the
top of line Pro 5 version. Its strength is modeling and rendering.
It excels at character modeling, which is the most sought after
work in Japan for 3d artists. The English version
Carlos recommends Architosh readers download the demo of ETShade
and give it a spin. (http://www.expressiontools.com/getdemo/index.html)
your readers may not read Japanese, their Japanese site has links
to great artists using Shade. Their work is amazing. I think if
ExpressionTools can find a direct distributor overseas, they can
truly compete in the 3d market. I urge your readers to ask ExpressionTools
to make English versions available for their less-costly versions
of Shade too.
We have noted ETShade
in our DPG: Digital
Practice Guide and have mentioned it in past news. The rendering
of light is very
impressive in some architectural and environmental examples by
Japanese users. We hope some of you take the time to consider ETShade
and the free demo.
The second item Carlos mentioned involves free 3D software. Read
about it here.
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