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Altair launches industrial design solution

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Altair has launched its new 3D design and rendering solution Altair Inspire Studio which has been designed to enable designers, architects and digital artists to create, evaluate and visualise design ideas faster.

Inspire Studio provides a construction history feature along with multiple modelling techniques to help users throughout the creative process. Building on the functions of Altair Evolve, Inspire Studio introduces an enhanced user experience. Each tool and workflow are now optimised for an efficient design experience from initial sketches to exploring styling with freeform, solid and PolyNURBS parametric modelling.

‘We are very pleased with these two new solutions for the global industrial design community,’ said 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. It offers an intuitive user interface and a powerful construction history, allowing them to quickly create and explore multiple iterations of their design. Relying on the same modern user experience with powerful interactive, full progressive and raytracing rendering engine, Inspire Render will help designers quickly run photorealistic renderings and walkthrough animations on GPUs and CPUs.’

Also included in the launch is Inspire Render, a 3D rendering and animation software that enables users to quickly generate photorealistic renderings and animations of their products with physically-based lighting.

Running on both MacOS and Windows as a standalone product or under Altair’s flexible licensing model, Inspire Studio and Inspire Render open up designers’ creativity from the constraints of traditional CAID tools, all while ensuring the export of robust digital models for product development.

‘Altair Inspire Studio is the ideal tool that enables me to experiment, research, and discover shapes that otherwise would be just an idea, an image in my mind,’ said Luca Palmini, designer and owner of  Row Design. ‘As a designer, I appreciate the quality of the modeller and the simplicity in managing individual components, allowing me to continuously apply changes in the quest for the perfect balance between form and function.’

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