Shade 12

e frontier, Inc. (Shareware)

Shade 12 is a 3D modeling, rendering, and animation computer program. This 3D application has a comprehensive set of tools that enable users to create three-dimensional models quickly and easily. Some of its features include the following:
• Displacement map
• Volume rendering
• Polygon modeling
• Single window interface
• Stereoscopic viewing

Experienced users can make use of the application’s advanced features for their 3D projects. These include preview rendering, a UV map, sub surface scandering (also known as scattering) or SSS, Boolean functions, a normal line map, COLLADA input and output options.

Its volume rendering features can be used in a variety of ways, depending on what the user wants to achieve. This application is capable of effectively rendering heavy smoke and transparent liquids. The displacement map can be used to apply the created image to other kinds of shapes, including polygons. Due to Shade 12's compatibility to stereoscopic viewing, it can also create high-profile 3D movies.

This application has powerful polygon, photo, mirror and cage modeling features. The preview rendering feature enables users to check their editing results in real time. This saves on both time and memory, as users will not have to edit, save, and view their work separately. This 3D program is fully compatible with COLLADA-supported applications, so users can easily transport 3D assets to and from the program.