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Tidbits: C4D review, AC3D 6.5, Nemetschek news…

Mac CAD and 3D News: News tidbits on AnimationWorks 1.2, a plugin for Vectorworks, Nemetschek’s improvements to its Knowledgebase and its website; plus news on a review of Cinema 4D and Invis’ latest AC3D 6.5 release and 3D tool kit for iPhone development.


Maxon Cinema 4D 11 Review has a good review of Maxon’s Cinema 4D R11 software. The review is written by a long-time C4D user and veteran 3D user who makes some interesting comments about 3D applications that compete with C4D and the early days of 3D and game development.  To read the full review go here.

AC3D 6.5 is now out!

Inivis has announced this week that the latest AC3D 6.5 is now out and available for download. The program features several areas of improvement including but not limited to:

  • Extrude by normal now enhanced
  • Faster selection
  • Ogre export plugin
  • TCE improvements
  • Speed optimizations (Windows only)
  • Improved compatibility (Vista)

Inivis also has an AC3D iPhone Development Library. If you want amazing iPhone apps with 3D graphics look no further than the AC3D iPhone Development Library. With Memention’s AC3D reader lib you can easily output 3D models created in AC3D into iPhone apps in just a few minutes. For more information on this read on here.

Nemetschek News – Improved Knowledgebase and More

Nemetschek North America is improving things on its main website in an effort to better serve its customers and has announced that their Knowledgebase has been updated to better consolidate helpful information no matter what media format it has been produced in. Additionally, a new RSS feed is available for users to track the latest articles and items coming out by the company. 

Recently the company announced that Swiss architect and 2009 Pritzker Architectural Prize Laureate, Peter Zumthor is a longtime Vectorworks user on the Mac platform. He joins the ranks of the leading architects worldwide who have won the profession’s highest honor. 

Finally, the company featured one of its partners in its latest newsletter, AnimationWorks, a Vectorworks 10, 11, 12, 2008 and 2009 add-on application that allows the creation of complex camera or object animation entirely within Vectorworks. These animations are then saved as QuickTime movies. To learn more visit AnimationWorks 1.2 .

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