release on September 20, 2002
introduces Power Solids
The Only Limit is Your Creativity!
VP Product Development, nPower Software, Inc.
13064 Trail Dust Ave.
San Diego, CA 92129
Software announces the release of Power Solids, the second
of a series of "Power" plug-ins for Discreet 3ds
max, and Power Translators. The revolutionary Power Solids
plug-in brings the power of solids modeling with precise higher
order surfaces into 3ds max. For the first time, 3ds max /
VIZ users will have access to precise animated Booleans and
filleting. Power Solids extends the modeling domain of 3ds
max to include a NURBS-based non-manifold Boundary Representation
(BREP) that is typically found in high end CAD systems. Power
Solids offers a precise, high quality NURBS display without
polygonal artifacts, along with the flexibility to create
complex geometry through extrusions, revolutions, sweeps,
skinning, fillets, shelling, offsets, and Boolean operations.
All of these operations can be fully animated to create dynamic
"living" objects that transcend the imagination.
Power Solids greatly extends 3ds max competitive position
in the high-end design and animation market. Power Translators
provides precise translation of IGES, STEP, SAT, and Rhino
files. Power Solids includes Power Translators, and provides
the following advanced features:
* Import of IGES, STEP, SAT, and Rhino solids and trimmed
surfaces into precise BREPs.
* View dependent tessellation for superior image quality
* Precise NURBS-based Booleans
* Exceptional performance on complex objects
* Solids-based shelling and offsetting
* Powerful filleting (handles most large radius cases
cliff, rollover, intersecting and self intersecting fillets)
* Animate all operations
Solids allows you to create a virtually limitless assortment
of complex geometry quickly and easily. The illustration below
shows some of the complicated geometry that can be created
using Power Solids Boolean operations.
Solids sells for $495. Power Translators sells for $295. We
have a special discounted introductory offer through December
15th. Power Solids and Power Translators will be available
for purchase at the nPower Software on-line store (www.nPowerSoftware.com),
and through various resellers throughout the world. A free
15 day evaluation copy can be downloaded at www.nPowerSoftware.com
next example shows how Power Solids can be animated (with
4 frames from a Power Solids animation).