San Diego, California — nPower Software, a division of IntegrityWare, Inc, announced today the 6.0 release of its popular Power NURBS, Power Solids, and Power Translators products (with support for Autodesk® 3ds max® 2010 and Autodesk® 3ds max® Design 2010). Version 6.0 of nPower Software's Power NURBS, Power Translators, and Power Solids products includes even tighter integration with Autodesk® 3ds max®, with direct support for Autodesk® 3ds max® modifiers. Now you can directly apply Bend, Displace, Noise, Ripple, Skew, Twist, Taper, and other modifiers onto nPower plugin objects. The video below shows an example of how you can use some of these modifiers to more easily construct a watch or other complex geometry. These modifiers can be applied to imported geometry (and then even exported back to the system in which they were created), and to Power NURBS / Solids objects created within Autodesk® 3ds max®. Power NURBS, Power Solids and Power Translators empower leading artists, designers, and engineers around the world by providing advanced tools for designing, conceptualizing, and rendering intricate, complex geometry. On the panel to the right, you can see the professional work of some of our featured artists who leverage nPower Software products to create some of the most impressive design solutions in the world.
Power NURBS / Power Translators / Power Solids 6.0 includes the following new features:
• Support for Autodesk® 3ds max® 2010 and Autodesk® 3ds max® Design 2010, (including 64 bit versions)
• Performance Improvements
2x improvement in interactive editing operations
• UVW Unwrap
Support for unwrapping and editing textures applied directly to Power NURBS, Power Solids, Power Translators objects.
• Support for 3ds Max modifiers
Path Deform, Patch Deform, Surf Deform, Bend, Affect Region, Bend, Displace, FFD (all 5), Noise, Ripple, Skew, Spherify, Squeeze, Stretch, Taper, Twist, Wave
• Improved User Interface for curve selection
• Improved quality
Special crash protection guard
• Import of SolidWorks 2009 files
Available with Power Translators Pro product
Power NURBS, Power Translators, and Power Solids are based on IntegrityWare’s SOLIDS ++ Kernel, a unique and powerful hybrid modeling system that supports Solids, Surface and Polygonal modeling. nPower modeling tools (Power NURBS, Solids, Translators) bring the highest order of surfacing, solids modeling, analysis, and tessellation technologies to the popular Autodesk® 3ds max® and Autodesk® 3ds max® Design products. Power NURBS provides advanced Solids Modeling tools like Booleans, shelling and variable radius filleting that are normally found only in high end CAD systems; it also provides advanced Surface Modeling tools like high continuity blending, multi-rail sweeps, and high continuity class-A surfaces which meet the exacting standards of the automotive and aerospace industries. Power Solids is a subset of Power NURBS which contains the advanced Solids Modeling features. Intelligent Power NURBS and Solids Objects retain their parameters and update automatically through design revisions. And unique advanced tangency controls allow users to have interactive feedback and greater control over surface properties.
Power NURBS, Solids and Translators also enable designers from all markets to create or import solid objects that can be quickly turned into accurate physical objects using modern prototyping techniques (like stereo lithography). Power NURBS, Solids and Translators are fast becoming extremely popular with customers that want to do the highest quality design work (as can be seen from the various images and artists shown on the side panel).
Engineers, designers, architects, and artists from top companies around the world like Toyota, Boeing, Microsoft, Disney, SEGA, Blizzard Entertainment, Northrup Grumman, Sony, Honda, IKEA, Autodesk, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Whirlpool, Blur Studio, Fisher Price, Gensler, Panasonic, Fox Sports, Caterpillar, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, SolidWorks, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, HDR, Bombardier, Pioneer, Hewlett Packard and Cannon Equipment are optimizing their design throughput with nPower Software.
Power NURBS Pro sells for $995, Power Translators Basic sells for $495, and Power Solids sells for $695. nPower products can be purchased from the nPower web store (www.nPowerSoftware.com/store.htm), or through certified nPower Software resellers throughout the world.
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