Reprinted from a Eovia press release:
Mountain View, California - May 14, 2002 - Eovia Corporation, developer and publisher of leading 3D software, announced today the future availability of Carrara Studio 2, a major and widely awaited upgrade to Carrara Studio. The English/international version of Carrara Studio 2 will begin shipping on June 5, 2002 for both the Mac (OS 8, OS 9 and OS X) and Windows platforms, but can be pre-ordered now to ensure priority delivery. Fully localized versions in French and German will follow shortly.
Carrara Studio's latest revision is another step forward in making Carrara Studio 2 the most complete, accessible and productive 3D solution in its category today.
"Eovia clearly creates a precedent by offering three state-of-the-art features in a $399 3D product - Photon Maps Rendering, Bones Skinning and Subdivision Modeling - only found in expensive and complex applications," said Antoine Clappier, CEO of Eovia. "More than ever, Carrara Studio is the best choice for a high quality 3D solution, at the right price and with the right features".
What's New in Carrara Studio 2
Ultra realistic rendering - Photon Maps are the first algorithm capable of a truly global approach to image rendering. This feature combines, in a single rendering engine, all the strengths of the previous two best approaches: Ray Tracing and Radiosity.
Using a truly remarkable rendering approach, Carrara Studio 2's Photon Maps are able to compute the Global Illumination of a whole 3D scene. This adds a wealth of rendering features: Phong Shading, Reflection, Refraction, Radiosity (including diffuse lighting, color bleeding, etc.), Caustics (light reflection and refraction), Area light emitters (with no limitation on geometry and complexity), Sky dome Illumination and Environment Illumination.