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More Details on Upcoming Zaxwerks ProAnimator 8 Posted about 4 years ago by Simon Day - Posted in Software

Zaxwerks have released a bunch of more details about the upcoming ProAnimator 8 and the new features it will bring.

Check out our previous post to see what else is new

Just as as very quick recap on what we already know:

-Real-time 3D rendering
-Real-time camera focus with depth of field

What else is new?

A massive feature that looks to be regularly used is what Zaxwerks are calling "instancing". Instancing is essentially a duplicate object tool that works extremely fast and can be used to create hundreds (or thousands) of replicated objects. See the video to get an idea of what it can do.

Another noteworthy addition is Object Distribution. This feature compliments instancing very nicely, to allow users to create 3D objects/shapes out of all the duplicated smaller objects. The feature also allows for some pretty cool animation capabilities, such as morphing a model made up of thousands of small spheres, into the shape of a completely different model. 

Watch the video below to see these two new features demonstrated.

Image-Based Lighting allows you to light a scene equipped with nothing but a single picture. Sounds intriguing right? It adds shading and reflections automatically, coming with a number of presets that can also be customized to allow you to get the look you are after.

Put in simple terms, the Interactive Ambient Occlusion feature boosts the realism of 3D objects without the need to do it manually and avoids the long rendering times. It works by adding darkened areas to objects/models to add a level of depth (which can also be adjusted).

Watch the video to see how impressive these two features are (notice there's practically zero rendering time) 

The release date is very soon and should come around the same time as the last set of preview features. Make sure to check back here for more news.

You can buy ProAnimator 7 now and be eligible to upgrade to version 8 when it arrives, so if you can't wait to get your hands on this, order it now! 

 

 

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