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For additional product news and information, visit This month’s Products segment is devoted to many of the new product innovations introduced during SIGGRAPH 2010, the 37th international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques, held in Los Angeles last month. For ad- ditional announcements from the annual event, visit or SOFTWARE DIGITAL SCULPTING Presented by Pixologic Pixologic unveiled its ZBrush Version 4.0 for Windows and Mac operating systems during SIGGRAPH 2010. Version 4.0 adds several new features to the 2D/3D digital sculpting application used in fi lm, game, concept design, and scientifi c illus- tration projects. New to the latest edition are an animation “art in motion” timeline for producing demo reels or presentations, as well as the Best Preview Render utility with such features as 3D shadows, ambi- ent occlusion, and subsurface scattering. Version 4.0 also boasts an enhanced GoZ tool for transitioning between ZBrush and other applications. Now available for purchase and download, ZBrush 4.0 is RENDERING Becoming a MachStudio Pro StudioGPU previewed its MachStudio Pro nonlinear, real-time 3D workfl ow and rendering software with support for Pixar RenderMan award-winning rendering software. StudioGPU is working closely with Pixar to build an open path from MachStudio Pro to RenderMan. With a direct path to RenderMan, MachStudio Pro artists can choose between the soft- ware’s built-in GPU renderer to produce previews or view final results, or using the CPU-driven RenderMan renderer to create beauty shots and/or specific render passes. Artists can also employ the MachStudio Pro and RenderMan render engines simultaneously, combining differ- ent passes from the two render engines. All shaders shipped with MachStudio Pro will have RenderMan Shader Language (RSL) equivalents. MachStudio Pro will also provide the ability to import, edit, and create custom RSL shaders, parameters, and attributes from within the application. StudioGPU also announced the avail- ability of a full-feature version of its Mach- Studio Pro nonlinear, real-time 3D work- fl ow and rendering software at educational pricing to qualifi ed students. MachStudio Pro bundled with the ATI FirePro V7800 workstation graphics card from AMD is available at the student price of $999; priced at $699 for a single-user license. Pixologic; WIN MAC the software-only version is available for $499. StudioGPU; WIN VIS/SIM Upgrading Digital Nature E-on software previewed its upcoming Vue 9 products for professionals, includ- ing Vue 9 xStream and Vue 9 Infi nite, as well as its Carbon Scatter and LumenRT. The entire Vue 9 product line, including solutions for 3D artists and enthusiasts to create, animate, and render natural 3D environments, is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year. Version 9 will feature EcoSystem 4 for reduced fl icker- ing and optimized rendering and memory management, Relighting, HDR Multi- Pass Rendering and Interactive Network Rendering, an improved Terrain Editor, and HyperBlob Technology for convert- ing HyperTextured MetaBlobs to polygon objects. LumenRT is a 3D solution for visu- alizing architectural and design projects in real time. Carbon Scatter is a new set of plug-ins for the creation of complex popula- tions using the native instancing technolo- gies of leading CG applications. LumenRT extends the concept of static rendering by adding the ability to move around inside pictures, in photorealistic quality. LumenRT software is designed to provide high-fi del- ity, real-time visualization of architectural projects with accurate lighting, shadows, and refl ections. 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