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11-01-2006, 07:01 PM
FreeDimension is based on a patented innovation -- NSS (N-Sided Surfaces). NSS allows surfaces to be created using as many sides as needed. FreeDimension offers a rich set of tools to help shape curves and surfaces organically and invisibly control surface tangency across curves. Although you might expect complexity from the interface of an application that accomplishes these feats, FreeDimension's interface is simple and intuitive -- as are the available tools. An excellent Help system, animations and tutorials on the company's Web site all provide an overview of how FreeDimension works and how you can use it in your day-to-day work. (from review at :http://management.cadalyst.com/cadman/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=382458)
Website of the application to download
Looks interesting... NURBS-ish looking.
Is free design free? It says, "Try it now." which makes it sound as though it's not free, yet I can't find where to buy it, or any information about a price. Is it just the beta that's free?
I'm so confused ;)
11-02-2006, 02:10 PM
No, it isn't free. Download the trial, install and on the first run it asks if you want to try or buy. I guess if you click buy it will take you to a sales page, I didn't so I don't know how much it is; and yes, the name is a bit misleading, I thought it was an open source project at first glance.
The license is valid 30 days after instalation. It can be extended.
The price is TBD, while in article they give estimate about less the $500, but it's yet to be seen. At the moment it can export Obj, while import seems to be slightly limited yet.
It looks like an amazing new software for quick modeling.
For a program that sounds like it's free, the company would do well to have a pricing information page... even if it says TBD. I really dislike those places which make you think you've just downloaded a free program, only to find a popup which appears in program saying, "That's right, FREE for the first 30 days!"
11-03-2006, 12:08 AM
I like the free trials that don't have a list of limitations, so you go to try it out, and when you try to perform a certain task it's like "oh, this requires you to pay money". :buttrock:
It looks like this company is going after both the Industrial Design/CAD market, and the 3D Digital Content Creation market... I was flipping through one of my engineering magazines and their FreeDimension software that got a pretty decent write up.
I personally have not had a chance yet to use it, but am definitely interested.
11-04-2006, 12:33 PM
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