Sneak Peek! 3D ProAnimator 8 - New Features Revealed (Part 2)

Posted by Laureen 07/03/2014 0 Comment(s)

It's time to reveal the next two new features of 3D ProAnimator 8!

In case you haven't heard yet, we're releasing version 8 soon. If you didn't see the first two features you missed a doozy of an announcement. At the end of this email there's a link to read Part 1 and find out just how special the Reactor Rendering System is. During these next two weeks we'll continue to sell v7, but you'll get v8 for free once it ships.

So without further ado let’s get to the next big new feature!

New Feature #3: Instancing (Automatic Object Duplication).

This animation has one sphere instanced 8,000 times and turns from the face into the number.

The third big new feature in 3D ProAnimator 8 is called "instancing". Instancing, in simplest terms, is object duplication. However it duplicates objects in a way that's incredibly fast, and makes it easy to populate a scene with hundreds or even thousands of objects and still keep the rendering speed nice and fast. You can instance objects made of one piece, like hearts or stars. You can instance objects made of multiple pieces, like houses or cars. You can instance words or logos and you can even mix all of these kinds of objects together! There are lots of creative uses, so watch the video and see the power of instancing in action.

New Feature #4: Object Distribution

Distribute any number of objects into any possible 3D shape.

The fourth big new feature in 3D ProAnimator 8 creates big things out of small ones. Object distribution has always been a part of 3D ProAnimator but in version 8 we've made it much more flexible and powerful. We've added many new distribution styles which make it easy to create environments, backgrounds and objects made up of other objects.

Simple distributions are like arranging objects into rows, rings or grids. There are lots of uses for simple distributions like this. But the cool part comes when you can distribute objects into the shape of other objects, such as logos or other 3D models. That's when things get fun. The flexibility of 3D ProAnimator lets you try simple or fancy in a way that's so easy and fast that you don't limit your designs based on the amount of time it takes to see if something is going to work. You can just try, try, try and get where you want faster, with fewer steps.

The merging of flexibility with increased workflow speed can't be understated. With most 3D programs your budget gets wasted when clients make changes. Each change causes a domino effect of rework. But changes in 3D ProAnimator are quick and easy and can be made at any time in the production process.

For example, say you start off with a circle of stars, then you turn it into a sphere of stars, and then you turn that into a sphere of words. You end up in a completely different place than where you started because the design evolved as you created.

Now as if that's not enough, all of these distributions can be animated in the timeline. So you can turn one massive distribution into another with the objects swarming and flying from one to the next! Total creative brilliance!

It's all incredibly easy and, before 3D ProAnimator, only available in the most complicated of 3D softwares. Watch the video to see it in action.

So that's a quick overview of Big New Features #3 and #4. Add those to the new Reactor Rendering System and you can see why 3D ProAnimator 8 is going to be our biggest release ever! The sort of release that will pay for itself by increasing your creative output and saving you time, especially when there are changes.

Be sure to check your email for the next sneak peek and spread the word! The next big new features will be revealed next week!

Did you miss the first two big new features? Learn about them here!

4th of July Sale Reminder

Right now you can get 25% off all Zaxwerks products! If you buy 3D ProAnimator 7, you will receive version 8 for free once it is released. Use discount code: PROMO at checkout. Buy here.

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