In several previous columns we've talked about this very cool 3D modeling program for the Mac. Now, Cheetah3D 5.7, professional level 3D modeling solution for Mac OS X has been updated. Developed from the ground up utilizing the latest Cocoa technologies, Cheetah3D is a lean, fast, and elegant 3D modeling, rendering, and animation package with an easy learning curve.
Major new features in Cheetah3D 5.7:
- Completely new Preferences window
- Almost 200 commands can now be bound to hotkeys
- Many user interface colors are now customizable
- Extended Collada exporter
- SSE optimized subdivision surfaces
- Many bug fixes
Last but not least, since Jan. 6th 2011, Cheetah3D has been available to purchase via the Mac App Store.
Dr. Martin Wengenmayer said
Performing truly advanced operations in Cheetah3D will seem like second nature very rapidly ... Cheetah3D's developer. "With its seamless Mac OS X integration, Cheetah3D has been written from the ground up using Cocoa. Its not just a simple port of a Windows or Linux modeller which ends up looking, feeling and behaving like a disappointingly un-Mac-like piece of software. With Cheetah3D, you will feel right at home using it without having to learn a completely new user interface. It packs a terrific punch for it's tiny price. In fact, the program provides a level of productivity that you will be hard-pressed to equal in software ten times the cost.
Language support: * U.S. English, German, and Japanese
Minimum Requirements: * Mac OS X Version 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard) * Universal Binary for PowerPC, Intel 32 Bit, Intel 64 Bit * 70.8 MB Hard Drive space * 1 GB RAM * 16 MB VRAM * Internet Connection
Cheetah3D 5.7 is priced at $149.00 (USD) for a single-user license. Customers may upgrade from Cheetah3D 1.x - 4.x for $69.00. Cheetah3D 5.7 is a free update for all registered Cheetah3D 5.x users. Category:
Located in beautiful Tapfheim, Germany, Dr. Martin Wengenmayer is an independent software developer whose main goal is the development of easy-to-use yet powerful 3D software exclusively for Mac OS X with a focus on iterating state-of-the-art 3D modeling, rendering and animation algorithms into a true Mac user experience. Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Dr. Martin Wengenmayer and Cheetah3D. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.