Press Release

Cebas Announces Product Upgrades at SIGGRAPH

Major Upgrades for finalRender Stage-1, ThinkingParticles 2.0

(New Orleans – August 2, 2005) - Turbo Squid, home of the world’s largest collection of royalty-free 3D assets and worldwide publisher for the Autodesk® Certified Animation Plug-in Program (ACAP), today announced new upgrades for two ACAPs developed by cebas Computer, GmbH.

finalRender Stage-1, the best selling global illumination rendering systems for 3ds Max, has a new service pack, SP3. SP3 brings the latest in Micro Triangle Displacement technology to 3ds Max allowing users to create long, thin spikes with full GI rendering at blazing fast speeds. SP3 also supports ZBrush 2 displacement maps from Pixelogic. SP3 is a free upgrade for registered users of finalRender Stage-1.

finalRender Stage-1 Release 2.0 will be announced and demonstrated at the show. This incorporates a brand new (4th generation) GI engine which delivers unparalleled performance and stability when rendering complex animations.

finalRender Stage-2 for Maya and CINEMA 4D will also be presented at the show. Based on industry standards, finalRender Stage-2 will deliver cebas' most robust Global Illumination engine and a highly flexible shader-tree system to the CINEMA 4D and Maya communities.

ThinkingParticles 2.0 Service Pack 1, a free upgrade for TP2 registered customers, will be demonstrated at the show. SP1 includes full integration of the NOVODEX™ physics system that allows hardware accelerated particle systems and real-time collision detection by simply plugging in the upcoming accelerator PCI card.

cebas products will be demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2005 in the following booths:

  • Turbo Squid Booth #1051
  • Autodesk Booth #1700
  • Maxon Booth #913

Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program

Working together, Autodesk MED and Turbo Squid are carefully selecting third party solutions that bring compelling value to 3ds Max artists. These plug-ins are subjected to stringent testing procedures defined by Autodesk to ensure each plug-in works well with 3ds Max software and other Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-ins. Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-ins are backed up by an online support system implemented by Turbo Squid including developer-moderated forums, FAQs, tutorials, demos, and the latest product information for 3ds max artists. For more information on Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-ins visit:

About TurboSquid

Founded in 2000, TurboSquid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. TurboSquid 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, TurboSquid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program. TurboSquid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site:

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 17 years of experience in software development for the 3D market, cebas is renowned for its quality and unique software products serving graphics and animation studios around the world. Software and technologies developed by cebas are used to create stunning effects for films, television, advertisements, games and multimedia titles. cebas is proud to have its custom programming services and special effects tools play a decisive role in creating special effects for the film industry. finalRender Stage-1 along with finalToon™ were selected to be the only Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in rendering systems for 3ds Max. More info is available at

Dan Lion
VP Sales and Marketing
TurboSquid, Inc.
Tel: (504) 680-4402

cebas Computer GmbH
Edwin Braun

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