announces Power Solids 2.0 and Power Translators 2.0 with 3ds Max 6.0 Support
San Diego, January 7, 2004 - nPower Software announces
release 2.0 of Power Solids and Power Translators for 3ds Max / Viz.
supports the new version 6.0 of 3ds Max, but it doesn't stop there.
The revolutionary Power Solids 1.0 was chosen
by Digital Production magazine as one of the top 15 plug-ins for 3ds max
in its initial release,
and now with version 2.0 Power Solids is revolutionizing 3D modeling.
Power Solids 2.0 is so fast, so easy, so reliable, so powerful that it is just
plain fun to use. Power Solids is
being called a "must-have" plug-in by many of the beta
According to Power Translators 1.0
customers, it is the best translation product on the market. Power Translators 2.0 adds
tools for cleaning up and viewing imported models. The combination of Power
Translators 2.0 and 3ds max make a tremendous design visualization
environment unmatched by anything else on the market.
Power Solids introduces a state of the art precise CAD geometric modeling
kernel into 3ds Max. It performs dynamic tessellation at render time
to generate the most precise and efficient representation. Power
Solids and Power Translators data is very well suited for export back to
CAD systems through our STEP, IGES, SAT, Rhino data translation. Power Solids and Power Translators are powered by SMLib, a powerful NURBS based solids modeling kernel from IntegrityWare.
New in Power Solids 2.0
Power Solids 2.0 contains the following
exciting new features:
- Dynamic Editing
- Meshing Improvements
- More Intuitive UI for 3ds Max Users
- New Filleting Tool with Variable Radius Filleting and Beautiful Organic Fillets (G1,
G2, G3 continuity)
- New Shelling/Offset Command
- Snapping to Brep Edges/Vertices/Faces
- New EditableBrep Object
- Assembly Object
- New Creation Objects
- Quick Help
Power Solids makes 3D modeling fun with features like dynamic
editing operations. You can manipulate BREP objects dynamically like
a 3D sculptor, and watch the Booleans, fillets, and other geometry being performed right
before your eyes. Interactively sculpt your model, for instance, by moving Boolean
operands dynamically, while viewing the result in real time.
Power Solids 2.0 has a much faster mesh generation algorithm. It is able to produce extremely fine meshes very quickly. This release also has "QUAD Meshing" to produce nicely formed quads suitable for subdivision algorithms.
New shelling and filleting commands greatly simplify the process
of selecting and filleting individual edges / faces. Power Solids
also now provides a set of icons, snapping to BREP objects, dynamic
sub-object editing, and other
"3ds Max friendly" user interface improvements. Power
Solids looks and feels like it was part of the original 3ds Max product.
New Filleting Tool
Filleting of individual edges and faces is easy with the new stand
alone filleting tool. Fillets are previewed in the graphics window
to facilitate the process of setting and modifying fillets. The
filleting tool also handles variable radius fillets and G1, G2, G3
continuity fillets. An example can be seen in the opposite
Snapping to BREPs
Power Solids now supports snapping to its BREP objects. You
can snap to edges, faces, vertices, edge midpoint and end points, greatly
facilitating associative construction techniques.
Editable Brep Object
Like the Max Editable Mesh and Editable Poly commands, the
Editable Brep command allows the user to easily manipulate sub-objects of
the BREP. In addition, you can sew together faces, flip face normals,
and other editing options.
New Creation Objects
The new swung primitive allows users to revolve profiles around a
non-circular path, making it easy to create extremely complex objects
within a single command. The pipe primitive allows you to easily
generate pipe shapes along a path. The new planar primitive supports
Now new users can begin having fun faster because quick reference help is just a click away. In addition to the regular help files, we've added context based quick help to the Power Solids dialogs.
New in Power Translators 2.0
Power Translators 2.0 contains the following
exciting new features:
- Assembly Support
- Imports Large Files Much Faster
- Batch Import with Mesh Generation
- New EditableBrep Object
- Manual Sewing of Import Data
- Manual Cleanup of Surface and Face Normals
- Normalize a Group of Face Normal Vectors
How to Get Power Solids 2.0 for 3ds Max / Viz
Turbo charge your 3ds Max with Power Solids, and
unleash the power of your creativity. Power Solids 2.0 sells for
$495. Power Translators 2.0 also sells for $495. Power Solids is available for purchase at the
nPower Software on-line store (www.nPowerSoftware.com/store.html),
and through various resellers throughout the world. A free 30 day
evaluation copy can be downloaded from the nPower Software web site at www.nPowerSoftware.com
Power Solids 2.0 Customer Quotes
Joel Fazzi: "What can I say?...It is incredible, you're making us look good out here in the 3d world with minimal
effort; I love the new stuff!, there is nothing I can't throw at this that it can't handle...PowerSolids isn't just a "Must Have"
plug-in; it is revolutionary! ...You just can't put a price on quality."
Paul Sherstobitoff: "V2 is looking great!
Fillet tool really rocks! Just tried the G3....wow!...very nice. So smooth you can almost not see the break in surfaces using a reflection map. Great job."
Steve Howden: "It rocks - I mean it's
Mark Ryan: "Power Solids rocks. I used it yesterday to throw together a simple model (just the metal end of a cloth measuring tape) in about two minutes that would have taken maybe half an hour without Power Solids. It's so much easier to visualize in solids."
Power Translators Customer Quotes
Aksel Karcher: "I couldn't do what I do
without the plug-in. I am using Power Translators to import and render
client's IGES data. I did not find any other product that could do it."
Mark Synder: "When
I think back on this job, I'm not sure I could have rendered so many files
in the time required any other way. The models rendered so smoothly and
quickly. It really was a pleasure to work with." (See
Mark's KIA Sedona model on the opposite column of this page.)
Peter Neceda: "I would like to
congratulate you on a beautiful tool for importing."
About nPower Software
nPower Software LLC is a company founded by IntegrityWare, Inc. (www.IntegrityWare.com)
employees to market the technology developed by IntegrityWare over the
past 7 years into the end-user graphics plug-in market.
nPower Software Contact
David Gill, VP of Product Development