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Shade is the modeling, rendering and animation platform for designers, animators and game developers. Use Shade as a complete, standalone tool set, or as a key design tool in your existing workflow.
First released in 1986, Shade has received continuous development and improvements in features and workflow to meet or exceed the needs of professionals.
Shade includes a comprehensive tools for modeling with resolution independent surfaces and polygon mesh objects.
Shade renderer supports breathtakingly realistic radiosity even in Shade Basic, with higher levels supporting multipass and toon rendering.
Shade supports a long list of file formats for importing, exporting and referencing objects and materials created in or shared with other applications.
Shade is now optimized for creating, importing, animating and exporting 3D content for game development. Get started with it for FREE.
Time saving customizable Workspaces, Explorer and Browser make it easy to locate, organize and manage your scenes.
Build your own materials with volumetric, sub-surface scattering, built in parameterized effects and solid textures.
Powerful bones, skin, motion effects and particle physics animation system makes Shade ideal for your next animation project.