The new version of Carrara 4 Standard has new terrain and sky modules, texture and lighting controls, improved rendering, inverse kinematics, motion paths and timeline support. A Pro version adds advanced features including sound support, 3D and vector motion blur, blurry reflections, extended import capabilities and more.
In addition to the new Carrara 4 features already announced, the shipping version includes an updated Scene Wizard, faster OpenGL, raytraced depth of field, shader transforms, the ability to apply shaders to a group, and more accurate physics on the Mac. Eovia Carrara 4 software supports design for motion media, print, and the web.
Carrara 4 was announced in August at the Apple Expo in Paris. Through November 30, Eovia will continue to offer a no-charge upgrade to Carrara 4 Pro for anyone purchasing a full physical version of Carrara Studio 3. Carrara 4 Pro is priced at US$599, with Carrara 4 Standard at $299.