Editor's Choice Awards 2000
Annual Editor's Choice Awards 1999
From its initial inception in 1994 Illustrate! has continued to deliver "best of class" technology ever since. Illustrate! remains the fastest and most advanced non-photorealistic renderer for 3DS MAX.
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Illustrate! 5.2 is feature compatible with Illustrate! 5.1. Among the new enhancements in this version...
Illustrate! is a non-photorealistic renderer.
It allows you to render your 3D scene in a variety of artistic styles. The most common is the cel or toon style where the objects are rendered with a single or limited number of colors and the edges are drawn with a line. This version of Illustrate! is particularly adept at this style of rendering. It includes a lot of advanced features for creating film resolution cel renderings.
Illustrate! also renders illustrations. Most commonly these are technical illustrations with hidden-lines eliminated. Illustrate! supports a huge variety of line styles so you can create complex illustrations.
One amazing feature of Illustrate! is its ability to render these styles out to vector artwork. It currently supports Shockwave Flash, Adobe Illustrator, and Autocad DXF output. This allows you render your 3D scenes for displaying on the Internet or for inclusion with other vector graphics.
Below are some examples of the many rendering styles that Illustrate! supports...
To see more styles visit the Gallery.
Illustrate! was first released in 1994(3DS R3 for MS-DOS) and has provided the "best of class" technology ever since. Over the years many competing companies have since discontinued their renderers while Illustrate! has gone from strength to strength. Illustrate! is often the first to bring you the newest cutting-edge technologies. Amongst Illustrate!'s many "firsts":
Illustrate! is the market-leading non-photorealistic renderer for 3DS MAX. It was first released in 1994(3DS R3 for MS-DOS) and has provided the "best of class" technology ever since.
Illustrate! is used by some of the world's leading companies including Walt Disney Imagineering, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Aardman Animation Studios, IBM, Microsoft, NASA, MGM, Lockheed Martin, Westwood Studios, British Aerospace, Ex Machina, and many others.
Some of the leading universities and institutions are teaching Illustrate! including Sheridan Center for Animation and Emerging Technologies(Sheridan College), California State University, Pratt Institute(New York), University of Montana, Brown University and many others.
Illustrate! has an extensive list of features. For a complete list of
new features refer to What's New?
From its initial inception in 1994 the Illustrate! renderer has grown and advanced, continually bringing you the best cutting-edge non-photorealistic rendering technology. This latest version pushes that envelope far beyond anything available today. Illustrate! boasts a wide range of features that help animators and artists produce professional artwork with a minimum of time and effort.
Quick and Easy
Don't want to learn another plugin? Illustrate! includes the Rendering Wizard that sets up your output simply and easily. Just answer a series of questions, including output format, background color, and so on, and Illustrate! prepares the rendering for you. All that remains is for you to click on Render. If you do want to delve deeper into the enormous possiblities offered by Illustrate! the new advanced help system will provide you with all the information you need, including tutorials and examples