If you design games in Unity or you've always wanted to design games in Unity but you didn't know how to get started with prop, character and animation design, fear not for there is a free solution. That's right, a free solution. E Frontier announced today that their free 3D modeling, animation and prop designing toolset, Shade 3D, is currently available for Unity Technologies highly respected game engine.
Shade 3D will help new and veteran game designers, illustrators, artists and enthusiasts alike design and build any number of objects, props, architecture and characters both easily and conveniently. As stated in the press release...
Shade 3D for Unity is based on the full version of Shade, a powerful 3D modeling, rendering and design software, used worldwide by illustrators, animators and designers for over 27 years. Unity currently boasts over one million registered users, so enabling that strong user base with the advanced tool set found in Shade 3D for Unity empowers game developers to seamlessly create content for Mac OS X, iOS, and Android platforms. It is available now at no cost in the Mac App Store. A Windows version will follow.
If you're working on an indie title or you're tight on funds and need to fill out your game world but can't afford to hire freelance contractors to design objects and props for you, you can hop right into Shade 3D and start sculpting and shaping 3D properties on the fly.
Shade 3D works with current versions of the Unity Engine, including the free and the licensed version. You may even want to take the app for a test run in the public beta of the Unity 4 engine, to see how well it all holds up.
You can grab the Shade 3D right now, for free, from the Mac app store. For more information feel free to visit the Official E Frontier Website.