NPOWER Software - Advanced Modeling Plugins for 3DSMAX and RHINO

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Power Solids is now part of Power NURBS [PRO] : Click here to go to the Power NURBS [PRO] Page.
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World Class NURBS Solids Modeling plug-in for 3ds Max
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Until recently NURBS based-Solids modeling technology has been confined to high end non-artistic engineering applications; however, nPower’s Power Solids for 3ds Max changes everything. Power Solids provides designers and artists an exceptional intuitive modeling environment with unrestricted access to Solids geometry.

   
  So Fast! So Easy! So Reliable! So Powerful! So Much Fun to Use!
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Consider the flexibility of sculpting your mechanical model by interactively manipulating the underling curve network. Imagine being able to do this while maintaining a valid double precision NURBS-based solids model. Command the power of procedural Booleans allowing you to cut, intersect, union and merge without worrying about polygonal errors. Enjoy the benefit of advanced solids filleting by simply selecting any edge or set of edges and applying numerous fillet combinations that work. Think of the possibilities of resolution independent geometry that has unlimited detail for rendering. This same geometry can also be exported for post-process applications such as NC, Finite Element Analysis, dimensioning, stereo lithography, manufacturing, etc. If you’re looking for a modeling tool to expand your creative potential then you need to experience Power Solids.

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Power Solids Features
       

Seamless Solids Modeling interaction into 3ds Max

   
       

Solid Boolean features - Join, intersect, merge, subtract and trim complex combinations of surfaces and solids without polygon artifacts.

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Advanced Solids Filleting - Round any edge or edges with numerous fillet types and any combination of radii.

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Intelligent objects - retain parameterization and includes full, navigatable, per-object history.

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Resolution independent surfaces – easily adjust a model’s level of detail for the view port or rendering.

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Solid Modeling Primitives - Get started modeling with solids quickly and easily with the nPower Primitives.

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FAQ

What are the Differences between Power Booleans* and Power Solids? 

 

Our 3ds Max Power Booleans Plug-in* is a simple set of Polygon based Boolean operations that work with 3ds Maxes fixed resolution editable meshes. The 3ds Power Solids Modeling plug-in, on the other hand, is a full featured procedural Solids Modeler, like SolidWorks or Inventor, providing a full range of creation tools and of course our award winning Booleans and filleting. Similar to Patches and Sub D’s Power Solids procedural mathematic surfaces allow you the freedom to easily increase or decrease polygon count of your model anytime for the viewport or the Render.

What are the Differences between Power Solids and Power Surfacing?
 

Power Solids provides 3ds Max artist’s with Solids Modeling tools like Booleans and filleting while the 3ds Max Power Surfacing Plug-in is designed to create NURBS surfaces like Rhino with Blends, Rail Sweeps, Trims, and Projections.

What are the Differences between Power Solids and Power NURBS Pro? 

 

Our Power NURBS Pro product includes all of the features in Power Solids and Power Surfacing combing the best of Solids Modeling with NURBS surface modeling.

*Power Booleans has been licensed by the Autodesk Corporation as Pro Booleans and is now included in 3ds Max release 9

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See Power Solids In Action!
Power Solids Artist: Neal Blevins
Power Solids Artist: Mark Radmaker
Power Solids Artist: Solomon W. Jagwe
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