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Release of Cheetah3D 6.0 - Adds Bullet Physics

13. Apr. 2012

Today sees the release of Cheetah 6.0. The biggest change in v6.0 is, without a doubt, the smooth integration of the industry-proven Bullet physics engine for the simulation of rigid-body and soft-body dynamics. No matter if you want to spill a bowl of marbles onto the floor or to simulate a waving flag in the wind: Cheetah3D 6.0 can handle it with just a few mouse clicks.

In addition to the new dynamics features, Cheetah3D 6.0 adds support for Isosurfaces (Metaballs), the keying of mesh vertices and spline control points, improved iBooks Author compatibility, an upgraded FBX SDK, support for 16-bit textures and much, much more.

To make Cheetah3D available to an even wider audience, the price of Cheetah3D has been cut from $149 to just $99. An Upgrade from an older version costs $69.
For customers who bought Cheetah3D 5.x after Dec. 12th 2010, the upgrade to v6.0 is free.

We also got a full overhaul of the Cheetah3D webpage. The wondeful new website design was created by David Ellis/NoVolume.

Major new features in Cheetah3D 6.0:
  • Simulation of rigid-body and soft-body dynamics using the industry-proven Bullet physics engine
  • Seamless integration of the physics engine with interactive realtime preview
  • Simulation baking for complex scenes
  • Isosurfaces (Metaballs) with support for balls, vertices, particles and splines
  • Keying (animation) of mesh vertices and spline control points
  • New parametric object types
    • Capsule
    • Fractal
    • Isosurface
    • Line
  • New mesh modifiers
    • Smooth
    • Shell
    • Crumple
  • Global scene search field: you can now search all objects and materials interactively
  • Improved sweep and bevel tools
  • Even more hotkeys and customizable colors
  • Improved Collada export (iBooks Author compatible)
  • Upgraded to the latest FBX SDK (v2012.2)
  • Greatly extended Javascript API offers access to animation data (F-Curves)
  • Support for OS X Lion full-screen mode
  • Support for 16-bit textures
  • And much, much more: in total, over 200 new features, enhancements and optimizations!

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