Compare Shade Versions

Shade 3D products have a rich feature set. Find out what features were added with each version of Shade, beginning with the first version released through Mirye Software.

= New Feature = Big Feature Update = Supported Feature =Not Available in this Version

 
Basic
Standard
Pro
Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

General

32 and native 64 bit operations (Windows and Mac OS X Intel)
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OpenGL Acceleration
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Customize Interface (Silver/Black)
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Mouse / Sticky Mouse Scroll and Zoom
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Multi-Core CPU Rendering (8 Cores)
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Single Window Interface
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Auto Save Open Projects
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Area Light Display in Figure Window
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NVIDIA 3D VISION Perspective View
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OpenGL Core Profile
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OS X Retina Display (Mac OS X)
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Delete Undo History
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Basic
Std
Pro
Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

Workflow

General

3D Manipulator (Real Time Manipulation)
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Work Plane
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Advanced Snap Tools
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Local Coordinates Tools
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Lasso Selection Tools
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Move/Copy/Scale/Rotate/Translation by Numerical Value
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Work Spaces
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Workspace Selector
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Tool Parameters Window
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Edit Modes: Object, Modify, Mapping, Joint, IK
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Shortcuts Customization
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Viewports

Parallel Projection On/Off
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Wireframe Color by Marker
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Scale Guide
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Customizable Viewports
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Preview with Environmental Mapping
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Preview with Specular
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Preview with Surface Materials
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Preview with Background
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Master Images
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View Menu: 8 Standard and Custom Views
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Display Multiple User Cameras at the Same Time
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Display Menu: Set Display Preferences ona Per Viewport Basis
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Shade Explorer (Catalog Objects, Surfaces, Sounds, Documentation)
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Shade Browser (hiearchical scene navigation)
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Modeling Light
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Preview with Stereoscopic Perspective
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GLSL Phong Rendering
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Preview Rendering
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Standard UV View / Edit
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Basic
Std
Pro
Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

Modeling

General

Bounding Box: Numeric Input
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Polygon Modeling Tools
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Bevel Modeling Tools
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Bevel Edge
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Bevel Vertex
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Path Replicator
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Surface Replicator
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Boolean Modeling Tools
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Boolean Options (Divide, Triangulate)
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Master Objects / Master Surfaces
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TextEffector Text Modeling Tools
+(Lite)
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Shape Plugins (Polygon, Arc, Spiral Lines, Sweep Circles)
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Meta-Elements (Ball, Cylinder, Cube, PolyMesh, Particles)
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Convert Object Types (Lines / Polygon Objects / Surfaces)
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Direct Creation of Primitives
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Text Primitive
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3D Printing Assistant
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Separate Tool
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Curved Surfaces

Line Thickness
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Line Offset Tool + + +
Curved Surface Modeling Tools
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Non-Destructive Curved Surface Deformation (Lattice, Twist)
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Transform / Convert Curved Surfaces
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Auto Smoothing/ Interpolate
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Cut/Connect Curves
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Mirror Copy
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Poly Mesh

Line Thickness
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Line Offset Tool + + +
Vertex / Edge / Face Based Selection Tools
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Belt/Loop/Surface/Invert/Deselect Based Section Tools
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Detect Shared/Overlapping/Internal Faces
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Show / Hide Normals by Color
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Mesh Edit: Offset/ Extrude/ Duplicate/ Bevel/ Detach/ Mirror/ Copy/ Knife/ Divide
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Mesh Edit: Divide/Align/Merge/Flip/Facing
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Mesh Edit: UV Projection Mapping
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Cage Modeling Tool
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Mirror Modeling Tool
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Magnet Modeling Tool
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Align Vertices Tool
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Hair Salon

Hair Salon Modeling Tools
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Hair Editor
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Fur Editor
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Hair / Fur Masks
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Hair / Fur Mirror Tool
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Hair / Fur Gravity Tool
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Hair / Fur Collision Detection
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Sketch Modeling

Load/Save/Delete Sketch Image
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Create/Modify Line/Point/Triangle
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Generate 3D
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Photo Modeling

Load/Save/Delete Photo
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Create/Modify Line/Point/Face
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Generate 3D
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Room Planner

RoomPlanner Room Creator
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  Basic Standard Pro Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

Surfaces and Materials

Surfaces

Render Options Per Material
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Nano-Renderer Preview of Surface Materials
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Meta-Element Renderer Settings
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Master Surfaces (Child Surfaces Inherit Characteristics)
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External Surface File References
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Surfaces: Unlimited Material Layers Per Surface
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Alpha Blending
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Materials

Color Correction of Images
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Set Basic Material Parameters by Number or Slider
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Mapping Patterns (Parameterized Wood, Marble, etc)
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Material Effects (Roughness, Metallic, Glow, Soft Glow, Back Light)
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Material Effects (Fresnel Reflection, Anisotropic Reflection Rendering)
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Solid Texture Plugin (Grid, Bump Array, Brick, Blob, Beehive, Sand, Veins, Triangle Check, Gradation, fBm)
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Subsurface Scattering Parameters
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Volumetric Material Parameters
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Mapping

UV Mapping Editor
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LSCM
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Displacement Mapping
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Normal Mapping
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Parallax Bump Mapping
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Unlimited Image Maps Per Material
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Unlimited Maps / UVs per Mesh
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Projection Mapping (X, Y, Z, Cylinder, Sphere)
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Projection Mapping: Box
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Projection Mapping: Live Manipulation
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Projection Mapping: Apply Projection Parameters to Multiple Materials
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  Basic Standard Pro Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

Camera and Lighting

Lights

Physical Sky
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Shadow Softness with Raytracing
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Point/Spot/Direction/
Distribution Lights
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Ambient/Linear/Area Lights
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Image Based Lighting
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Read IES Light
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Shadow Mapping with Raytracing
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Shadow Mapping with Pathtracing
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Diffuse / Ambient / Shadow Color
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Volume Lights Parameters
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Camera

Fit View to Camera
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Create Camera from View
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Unlimited Static, Animated Cameras and Meta Cameras
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Object Camera with Tilt Settings
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Safe Zone Setting By Camera
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  Basic Standard Pro Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

Rendering

General

Maximum Render Image Size (pixels)
2000x
2000
4000x
4000
22528x
22528
Render with Color Correction (gain, gamma, contrast, bias, saturation)
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Bit Depths: 32/64/128bit
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Surface Subdivision
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Area Rendering
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Auto Exposure
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MultiPass Rendering
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Multi-Pass / Number of Samples
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Rendering History
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Draft Ray Tracing
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Stereoscopic Rendering
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Surface Material Quality Adjustment
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Light Source Quality Adjustment
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Illumination Quality Adjustment
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Global Illumination

Global Illumination (GI)
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GI: Path Tracing
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GI: Photon Mapping
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GI: Path + Photon Mapping
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GI: Path Tracing with Irradiance Cache
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GI: Save Irradiance Cache
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GI: Use Irradiance Cache with Shade GRID
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GI: Save and Reuse Photon Mapping
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GI: Photon Mapping Gathering Scale
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Radiosity

Radiosity / Radiosity Pro 3 (Pro Only)
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Radiosity with Raytracing Draft
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Save Radiosity Calculation Results
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Reposition lights/Set lights w/o recalculating
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Shadow Mapping with Raytracing
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Shadow Mapping with Pathtracing
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Toon Rendering

Toon Rendering (TR)
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MultiPass Toon Rendering
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Half Tone / Color Half Toon Rendering
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Cell Animation / Technical Illustration / Manga Draft / Pencil Drawing
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HDRI

HDRI (OpenEXR, HDR, PFM, Raw HDRI)
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HDRI: Light Probe, Spherical Map, Cube Map, Vertical Cross
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Post Processing

Color Correction Live Preview
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Effectors (Shade Native Plugins)
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GlowEffector (Lens Flare, Animated Lens Flares)
+(Lite) +(Lite)
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Depth of Field (DepthPlus)
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Fog, Animated Fog (FogPlus)
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Motion Blur
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Stereogram Rendering
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Extract Z Depth
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Add Noise
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Extract Alpha Channel
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Invert Image
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Burn Timecode
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Networking

Shade Grid/Network Rendering
1 1
Radiosity over ShadeGrid / Network Rendering
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  Basic Standard Pro Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

Animation and Movement

Motion

Save Motion Files Separately from Shade Project File
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Inverse Kinematics
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Motion Effects
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Smart Kinematics Joint Controller
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Path Constraints
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Joints

Rotator/ Path/ Slide / Ball / Scale / Uniscale
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Morph Joint
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Switch Joint
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Bones and Skin
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Vertex Blending
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Weight Painting
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Direction Control of Path Joint
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Depth of Field Controller / Joint
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Fog Animation Joint
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Twist Deformer Joint
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Physics

Particle Physics (Explosions, Smoke, Fire, etc)
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Particle Emitters
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Real Planet Based Gravity Settings (Earth, Moon, Mars, Venus, etc)
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Custom Gravity Settings
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Physics Based Motion Blur
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Wind Objects (Cross Wind, Turbulent Wind, Tornado)
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Gravity Pull Object
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Collision Detection
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Meta-Particle Emitters (blobs, splashes)
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  Basic Standard Pro Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

Formats

Digital Import/Export

FBX Import
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FBX Export
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iClone Export (Windows)
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XML Import/Export (Shade files)
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BVH Motion File Import
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Blue Mars Export
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DirectX Export
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Epix Export
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Second Life (Sculpted Prim)
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Wavefront (OBJ) Import/Export
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LightWave 3D (LWO) Import/Export
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3D Studio MAX (3DS) Import/Export
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DXF Import/Export
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RenderMan RIB Export
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VRML2.0 Export
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COLLADA File Import
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COLLADA File Export
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COLLADA Animation Import
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COLLADA Animation Export
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STL Import
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STL Export
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SketchUp 2013
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SketchUp 8
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Image Import/Export

Adobe Illustrator AI/EPSF Import
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PICT/BMP/TARGA/TIFF/PNG output
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PSD Output
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Adobe Illustrator Output
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HDR Input-Output
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PFM Input-Output
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OpenEXR Input-Output
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mpo Export
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Video Import/Export

Quicktime Movie Export
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Quicktime VR Panorama Export
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Quicktime VR Cubic Export
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Quicktime VR Object Export
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AVI Movie Export (Windows Only)
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Adobe Flash (SWF) Output
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Basic
Standard
Pro
Shade
14
Shade
13
Shade
12
Shade
10
Shade
9

Integration

Scripting

Dynamic Plugins
Embedded
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Script and Message Windows
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Script, Run Script Menu
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Script Interface (SDK)
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Plug-in Interface (SDK)
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Plug-in Manager
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Python Script
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SDK forPlug-in Development
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Audio

Audio Import / Export: WAV, AU, AIF, AIFF
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Export Movie with Sound / 3D Sound
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Poser Integration

Pro 2012
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Pro 2010
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PoserFusion (for Poser)
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10 9 pro 8 7
Bounding Box
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Dynamic Hair Support
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External Morph Target Support
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Pro 2014
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