Turn Adobe Illustrator EPS Files into 3D Objects in Shade 3D

Our friends over on Shade 3D Channel have cooked up a new tutorial on how to turn your Adobe Illustrator EPS files into 3D objects.  Shade 3D naturally works with bezier curves with native Shade 3D curved surfaces.  Import an EPS file and have it become a native object right in your Shade 3D project. Continue reading

Art of War Contest


Art of War Contest

Our friends at Shade 3D Channel are running the Art of War contest. The rules are simple: create a render of any object with any 3D software that is based around the theme Art of War. The first prize is either a copy of Shade 3D Professional ($499 value) or if you already have Shade, an upgrade to the next version. Email lauri@shade3d.co.jp if you would like to participate.

Free Bonko Girl Character for Shade 3D, Unity 3D & iClone

Bonko Free 3D Character

How about an art and game ready character for free? Bonko is a cute, lightweight model with versions ready for use in Shade 3D, Unity 3D and iClone. Just import Bonko and you are ready to go. You get a general FBX model (perfect for animation), iClone ready FBX and a native, rigged Shade 3D version.

Get Modeling this Summer with Shade 3D for Only $49

Shade 3D Basic for $49

Learn something new this summer like 3D modeling, and get started with Shade 3D Basic for only $49!

Shade 3D Basic includes powerful tools for modeling, rendering and animation. And if you also use Poser, you also get PoserFusion, allowing you to animate your characters in Poser and then render them with Shade’s beautiful Radiosity renderer.

This special offer ends soon. Learn more about Shade 3D on the Mirye website. Get started with the trial version, or order now for only $49.

Shade 14.1.2 Update Now Available for Download

Shade 14.1.2 Now Available

Shade 3D ver 14 is a complete modeling, rendering and animation solution for Mac OS X and Windows.  You can now download the latest update, Shade 3D ver 14.1.2 from either the main Mirye Software website or through Shadetrial.com.

This release includes performance improvements and fixes for the main Shade 3D application as well as the ShadeGRID network rendering system. A complete list of improvements are available on the Mirye Software website (log in required).

For a limited time, you can also get Shade 3D Basic for Windows or Mac OS X for only $49, a 51% savings over the full $99 price. This is a limited time offer. Continue reading

Interview: Shade 3D Team Member Beluga

Beluga InterviewShade 3D Channel has posted a two part video interview of Beluga, a member of the Shade 3D team in Tokyo, Japan. The interview is in English. Shade 14.1.1 introduced the powerful 3D Printing Assistant feature which allows you to interactively test and fix models for 3D printing.

You’ll learn about how Beluga uses Shade 3D for 3D printed toys.

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