Publisher Mirye Software and e frontier announce the immediate availability of the free 3D content modeler and animator tool for Windows.
[Shade 3D for Unity](http://www.mirye.net/shade-3d-for-unity-overview) is based on the professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering tool set Shade, a product available for over 27 years and used worldwide by 3d professionals. Shade 3D for Unity enables designers and game developers to build animated project content that integrates with [Unity 3D](http://www.unity3d.com), the game development system for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and other devices.
Shade 3D for Unity for Windows is now released and immediately available as separate 32 and 64 bit applications. The product is free and available through Mirye Software.
It's really great that Shade 3D is reinventing itself as a tool with great relevance for the game industry. And that Shade 3D also has a free app for the Unity community is just wonderful. We hope that many people will learn game development and game art design using Unity and Shade 3D together! - David Helgason, CEO of Unity 3D
Easily share project assets and, using the free loader script - Shade 3D Loader, seamlessly share them between Shade 3D for Unity and Unity itself.
Games created and developed with Unity and Shade 3D for Unity can be distributed through the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Google Play for Android Devices, and distribution systems like Steam.
Free Character Model for Learning Character Development
Also available is a completely free sample character Bonko, which includes versions optimized for use as a game model in Unity 3D projects, as well as other versions optimized for general FBX compatible software, iClone and other products. Developers can freely incorporate Bonko into their games and design work. Bonko is a professionally designed character that shows how to rig and optimize a 3d model for game development. More information about Bonko and free download available through Mirye Software.
Content Creation Features
Shade 3D for Unity includes an advanced tool set for creation of original 3D content.
[li]Import/Export integration with Unity 3D[/li][li]Advanced 3D Modeling Environment[/li][li]Polygon Mesh Editor[/li][li]UV Editor and Image Management[/li][li]Design friendly Bezier Spline Modeler[/li][li]Powerful Object Instancing Features[/li][li]3D Object Hierarchy Browser[/li][li]Material Setting Features[/li][li]Material Parameter with Texture Map Settings[/li][li]Animation Setting Feature[/li][li]Draft Ray Tracing Preview Renderer[/li][/ul]Integration Features
Integration between Unity 3D and Shade 3D for Unity enables developers to create original 3D content as well as import, modify, animate and customize over 150 different types of template based content available through the Unity Asset Store, including original backgrounds, props and characters.
[li]FBX-friendly Bone Structure[/li][li]Paintable Bone Weight Mapping Tool[/li][li]FBX compatible Inverse Kinematics Feature[/li][li]Scene Loader for Unity (imports .shd files; available through Unity Asset Store)[/li][li]Simple Spring Motion Simulator(Baked Simulation result exportable to Unity)[/li][li]Key Frame Animation(Baked Key Frame for Unity is output in addition to Key Frame for Shade)[/li][/ul]
[b]Upgrading to Shade Professional[/b]
Shade Professional is the flagship tool of the Shade product line, and provides additional, advanced content creation tools and percise rendering features for creation of game trailers, and complete animated films. All content developed with Shade 3D for Unity is completely compatible with Shade Professional.
Shade 13 Professional Edition includes advanced features of Shade 3D For Unity, including advanced modeling, rendering and animation tools, unlimited grid rendering, photo modeling, hair salon, particle physics and more.
Get Shade 3D for Unity for Windows for free through the Mirye Software store. Shade 3D for Unity for Mac OS X is available through the Mac App Store.