Press Release

finalRender Stage-0 for 3ds max 6 3ds™ max released

(Eppelheim, Germany– Febuary 12, 2004) - cebas Computer GmbH, today announced the release of finalRender® Stage-0 for 3ds max® 6. finalRender Stage-0 for 3ds max 6 represents the new entry level to the world of advanced rendering and raytracing technology. First introduced to 3ds max 4, the product has evolved in 2.5 years into a grown up, production proven raytracing and rendering system, that can do way more than ultra fast raytracing and Global Illumination in 3ds Max.

“finalRender Stage-0 includes, for example, the full blown and enhanced LumaObject™, the legendary “Swiss knife” of 3D rendering technology for 3ds max users. finalRender object lights (formerly known as LumaObject) enable the user to render even the most complex indirect illumination situations in no time at all. LumaObject was developed back in 1997 and it is constantly enhanced and refined, it is one of the most successful and robust rendering technologies for 3ds max and in combination with all the advanced raytracing features in finalRender, it has become the quasi standard for fast and efficient animated radiosity renderings. Throughout the years it was used in several blockbuster movie productions (e.g. “Lost in Space”) and hundreds of TV series around the globe.

“The cebas team has again shown how committed they are to their customers by providing finalRender Stage-0 release for 3ds max 6. Best of all, these users' investment into finalRender will not be lost, as any registered user can upgrade anytime to the full blown finalRender Stage-1 rendering system.” says Beau Pershall, Vice President of Publishing at Turbo Squid.

finalRender Stage-0 for 3ds max 6 offers the following enhancements:

  • All new 3ds max 6 optimized volume light Render Effect
  • ds max 6 optimized and enhanced finalRender volume light atmospheric
  • Enhanced and optimized 3ds max 6 raytraced shadows
  • Quality and speed optimized raytrace area shadows
  • 3ds max 6 optimized Global Illumination
  • Refined and optimized LumaObject with full GI support
  • Unlimited network rendering with Back Burner for 3ds max 6
  • Fully documented manual in PDF format for easy reading and printing

All 3ds max 6 users (including registered users of the 3ds max 4/5 release) may get the latest version of finalRender Stage-0 for ONLY $95 US! To make this deal even sweeter, every copy of finalRender Stage-0 for 3ds max 6 may be upgraded to finalRender Stage-1, a Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-In, for just the difference in price! Upgrades may be ordered by sending in the serial number of Stage-0 to as Turbo Squid distributes and supports all Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-ins.

Several support and service options are available for finalRender Stage-0, including free 24/7 online support directly from Additional service and support options may be bought separately from cebas Computer GmbH.

Pricing and availability

finalRender Stage-0 has a suggested retail price (SRP) US $95. Stage-0 is available from cebas Computer GmbH as a download, only. Visit the web shop at The product is also available from Turbo Squid at, as well as other specialized 3ds max plug-in resellers around the world.

About TurboSquid

Founded in 2000, Turbo Squid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. Turbo Squid provides a global market for digital products by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users around the world. In 2003 Turbo Squid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Discreet Certified 3ds Max Plug-in Program. Turbo Squid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site:

About Discreet

Discreet empowers moving media professionals to realize the visual experience, transforming their most evocative and ambitious visions into reality. Its range of award-winning systems and software is developed for digital media creation, management and delivery—across all disciplines from visual effects and editing to animation, game development, web/interactive design, and design visualization. Discreet is based in Montreal, Quebec and is a division of Autodesk, Inc., the world's leading design and digital media creation, management, and distribution company. Product and corporate information is located on the Internet at

About cebas Computer GmbH

cebas Computer GmbH is a German developer of advanced 3D software for 3ds max and other 3D applications, based near Heidelberg. With 14 years of experience in software development for the 3D market, cebas has become renowned for its quality and unique software products serving graphics and animation studios around the world. More info is available at

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