Altair, headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA, will introduce Altair Inspire Studio, its new 3D design and rendering solution for designers, architects and digital artists, at Formnext 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, November 19–22. The new software is said to introduce an enhanced user experience, with each tool and workflow now optimised for an efficient design experience from initial sketches to exploring styling with freeform, solid and PolyNURBS parametric modelling.
The launch also includes Inspire Render, a 3D rendering and animation software that enables users to quickly generate photorealistic renderings and animations of their products. Both reportedly run on MacOS and Windows, as standalone products or under Altair’s units-based licensing model.
Inspire Studio includes the following key features:
- Construction history – Automatically return to an earlier stage of the design, reusing or modifying objects from past stages in real-time
- Sketching – Create and edit constraint-based 2D technical sketches by easily applying geometric relationships between components
- Surfaces and curves – Use Non-uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) curves and surfaces to accurately represent highly complex shapes
- PolyNURBS – Quickly create free-form solid geometry that is smooth and continuous.
- Rendering and animation – Create high-quality rendered images and animations
“We are very pleased with these two new solutions for the global industrial design community,” stated James Dagg, CTO at Altair. “Inspire Studio builds on our previous industrial design tool, Evolve, while going beyond Evolve’s capabilities. Inspire Studio will enhance designers’ creativity by letting them drive their designs.”