Updated; Download Old Versions 140422 is the official download site for Shade 3D.  Our web team made several improvements to the site over the weekend instead of hunting for Easter eggs. What makes this different from the download link over on Mirye Software?

  • repository is based on the United States; the Mirye Software repository is based in Europe. North American customers may notice some speed improvements in downloads
  • repository includes the current version of Shade 3D as well as older versions, all the way back to Shade 8.5!

You can also find Shade 3D Browser, an older viewer application for Windows on



Shade 3D ver 14.1.1 Released, Fixes, Improves 3D Printing and 3D Modeling

Shade 3D ver 14.1.1 3D Printing Assistant

Mirye Software, publisher of Shade 3D announces the immediate availability of Shade 3D ver 14.1.1, an important update to the next generation premier professional 3D modeling, rendering, animation and 3D printing tools.

Shade 3D ver 14.1.1 introduces 3D Printing Assistant, a powerful diagnostic, analysis and automation tool for ensuring 3D models are ready for printing to 3D. It allows users to interactively analyze and correct common problems that can result in poor 3D printing results.

This feature is also optimized for exporting to formats such as STL which are used by partner services such as Shapeways, the world’s leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. Continue reading

Put a Stake in Softimage: Softimage Cross-Grade to Shade 3D

From Softimage to Shade 3D

Autodesk finally put a stake in Softimage, one of the oldest and well regarded professional tool suites. Softimage was first released at SIGGRAPH in 1998, just two years after the first release of Shade Pro in Japan and its curved surface modeling tool set. Since 1986, Shade 3D has received constant updates, upgrades and love.

Softimage users, we feel your pain. We all knew this was coming though.

Mirye Software is offering a limited time sidegrade from Softimage to Shade 3D Professional.  Find out more about this special offer.

Read Shade 3D User Interviews

Shade 3D Interviews

In 2013, Mirye Software posted four Shade 3D user interviews to the Shade 3D information site. Those interviews are back and include:

  • Interview Juan Manuel Bautista Hoepfner, architectural visualization designer, professional 3d artist and instructor
  • Interview Jürgen Schulz, professional 3d artist and animator, and creator of the Shade 3D ver 14 demo movie
  • Interview Larry Bolch, photo journalist, director and musician, and writer of fantastic Shade 3D tutorials
  • Interview Gary Huett, independent courtroom consultant and long time Shade user

Shade 3D is used in ways you might not have thought about before – check out what these experienced uses do with Shade!


Shade 3D ver 14 Manual Update 140201

Shade 3D ver 14 Manual UpdateIf you’ve been relying solely on the Shade 3D ver 14 online help, you’ll be extremely happy to know that an update was released today. Don’t be confused by the name – 140201 refers to the release date, so that you know what this version of the manual supports. This version of the manual supports Shade 3D ver 14 as it exists as of February 1, 2014.

The manual is available as a free download through the Mirye Software store. This update includes several fixes to the previous Shade 13 manual, plus an all new Chapter 13 Additional Features chapter, which covers all of the major feature improvements in Shade 3D ver 14. This manual update was translated by our secondary translator, Claire Fredricks, and proofed by the Shade Beta Team.

Official Shade 3D Forums Now Live

With the arrival of the updated Mirye Software website, you can now find the official Shade 3D forums, including sub-forums for:  General Shade 3D Discussion, Shade 3D for Unity and Shade 10 & Earlier.

The current version of Shade 3D as of this date is Shade 3D version 14, with previous releases by Mirye Software of Shade 13 and Shade 12 also covered under the General Shade 3D Discussion forum.

Shade 3D for Unity is a free 3D product specifically for games. You get most of Shade 3D’s excellent tools for modeling, animation tools for building animated content for games and more. It is available for Mac OS X and Windows.