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Release of Cheetah3D 7.2 - Adds HEVC, ProRes, IES Lights,…

22. Feb. 2018


We are pleased to announce the release of Cheetah3D 7.2. The biggest change in v7.2 is probably the complete rewrite of the movie import/export code. Cheetah3D is using the AVFoundation framework now which offers much faster and better movie export. It also supports new state of the art movie codecs like HEVC. Professional users will enjoy the added ProRes workflow.
Cheetah3D unbiased render engine Falcon also saw some nice additions like support for IES lights and Filmic tone mapping.

Major new features in Cheetah3D 7.2:
  • upgraded form QTKit to AVFoundation framework
    • supports modern video codecs
      • JPEG
      • H264
      • HEVC (just on High Sierra)
      • ProRes422
      • ProRes4444
    • better image quality
    • multithreaded export
    • much faster
    • hardware accelaration if appropriate hardware is available
  • added .gif exporter to Render Manager
  • added support for the iMac Pro with up to 18 CPU cores (and 36 threads)
  • added support for IES light profiles
  • added support for filmic tone mapping to Falcon renderer
  • added "Triangulate" property to Boolean creator object
  • added "Triangulate" property to Boolean modifier object
  • added support for SVG tag
  • added bevel property to box object
  • added bevel property to box object
  • added bevel property to cylinder object
  • added partial cylinder support to cylinder object
  • added support for soft shadows to non-physical light sources in Falcon
    • point light
    • spot light
    • distant light
    • sky light sun
  • added more steps to the quality slider in the JPEG export options
  • added Javascript Document::fileName() function call
  • JAS files are now exported with a proper UTI
  • improved UI of external file link in properties editor
  • improved UV->PDF tool (better compatibility with Photoshop)
  • removed old Cheetah3D 3.2 light sources (.jas loader converts them to Light objects)
  • fixed bug in .obj loader
  • fixed bug in .obj exporter (caused by objects with identical names)/Users/mwengenm/Downloads/Test Renders
  • fixed bug in smart folder (could forget file path)
  • fixed bug in torus object (could create zero area polygons when N1=0 or N2=0)
  • fixed bug in movie save panel
  • fixed bug with SVG tags
  • fixed undo bug when using steppers
  • fixed crashing bug when rendering animations
  • some small OpenGL optimizations
  • dropped support for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7

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11. Oct. 2018Release of Cheetah3D 7.3 - Adds Dark Mode, glTF, PBR materials, caustics…

22. Feb. 2018Release of Cheetah3D 7.2 - Adds HEVC, ProRes, IES Lights,…

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28. Sept. 2014Release of Cheetah3D 6.3.2

30. Jan. 2014Release of Cheetah3D 6.3.1

30. Dec. 2013Release of Cheetah3D 6.3

8. Apr. 2013Release of Cheetah3D 6.2.1

30. Jan. 2013Release of Cheetah3D 6.2 - Adds support for ABF unwrapping

18. Oct. 2012Release of Cheetah3D 6.1 - Adds support for Retina Display!!!

26. July. 2012Release of Cheetah3D 6.0.1

13. Apr. 2012Release of Cheetah3D 6.0 - Adds Bullet Physics

30. Aug. 2011Release of Cheetah3D 5.8

24. May. 2011Release of Cheetah3D 5.7

16. Nov. 2010Release of Cheetah3D 5.6

16. Jun. 2010Release of Cheetah3D 5.5 - Adds particle system

23. Feb. 2010Release of Cheetah3D 5.3 - 64-bit version

20. Jan. 2010Release of Cheetah3D 5.2

1. Dec. 2009Release of Cheetah3D 5.1

8. Oct. 2009Release of Cheetah3D 5.0

2. Sep. 2009Release of Cheetah3D 4.7 (Snow Leopard compatible!!!)

9. May. 2009Release of Cheetah3D 4.6.4

30. Dec. 2008Release of Cheetah3D 4.6.3

01. Dec. 20085th-Anniversary special offer

04. Nov. 20084th Cheetah3D-Contest

16. Sep. 2008Release of Cheetah3D 4.6.2

15. Jul. 2008Release of Cheetah3D 4.6.1

14. May. 2008Release of Cheetah3D 4.6 and "Cheetah3D for Beginners" video tutorials

13. Mar. 2008Release of Cheetah3D 4.5.1

12. Mar. 2008Release of Cheetah3D 4.5

24. Jan. 2008Buy Cheetah3D 4.x and get free update to Cheetah3D 5.0

9. Jan. 2008Release of Cheetah3D 4.4

26. Nov. 2007Release of Cheetah3D 4.3.1

26. Oct. 2007Release of Cheetah3D 4.3

19. Jun. 2007Release of Cheetah3D 4.2

18. Apr. 2007Release of Cheetah3D 4.1

23. Mar. 2007Release of Cheetah3D 4.0

03. Jan. 2007Release of Cheetah3D 3.6

05. Dec. 2006Buy Cheetah3D 3.x and get free update to Cheetah3D 4.0

06. Nov. 2006Cheetah3D wins "Commended" award at MacUser Awards 2006

26. Oct. 2006Release of Cheetah3D 3.5

26. Jul. 2006Release of Cheetah3D 3.4

14. Jun. 2006Release of Cheetah3D 3.3

09. May. 2006Release of Cheetah3D 3.2

01. Apr. 20062nd Cheetah3D-Contest

14. Mar. 2006Release of Cheetah3D 3.1

22. Feb. 2006Release of Cheetah3D 3.0

22. Feb. 2006New Cheetah3D logo and web site

22. Jan. 2006Release of Cheetah3D 2.6.1