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Tidbits: Shark FX v7, modo and solidThinking news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have brief news today on Luxology’s Chinese version of modo 401, solidThinking news items from its latest newsletter and blog and availability news on Shark FX v7


Shark FX v7 – Available for Pre-Order

Punch Software’s Shark FX version 7 is available from Cadsoft Solutions Limited, in the UK, for pre-order now. The promotional pricing ends 31 January 2010 for existing users of all Punch CAD software and qualifying competitive software.

The new Shark FX v7 features a host of great new features including HDRI, Global Illumination (GI), and non-Photorealistic Sketch Rendering. There are over 100 new features in Shark FX v7. To learn more visit:

Luxology Announces Chinese version of modo 401

modo 401 developer Luxology has recently announced a Chinese version of their award-winning 3D software package modo 401. This new version is immediately available from Pikatoons Inc, the exclusive distributor for Luxology software in China.

A localized version of modo 401 for the Chinese market was in demand, as the fastest growing large economy in the world continues to expand. “The Chinese market is steadily growing and this new localized software will allow us to deliver first-class tools and technology to customers in a broad array of disciplines,” said Ye Wei Zhong, president of Pikatoons, Inc.

To learn more about modo in China visit:

solidThinking News

solidThinking’s latest newsletter had some interesting tips including one on rendering a room with its fast Final Gather rendering algorithms. Other tips can be found on its solidThinkingBlog site here.

solidThinking has garnered some top press reaction from many of the leading industry publications for its new solidThinking Inspired 8.0 product with its new morphogenesis technology. This has included an article in the New York Times and Wired Magazine.

And a solidThinking user has won the MYDA Millenium Yacht Design Award contest with its Prototipi Design. This is a really cool design that we encourage readers to check out!

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