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9th August 2018

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the latest Carbon build 9.0.0 (plug-in for Houdini).
This build introduces some great features that significantly increase the versatility of Carbon Cloth and Plumage/N-Lattice.

To request a Carbon evaluation:

The two main new features are;

1) Art directable Folds and Creases.

Cloth naturally has angular plasticity which determines how fast folds appear and disappear. Carbon now provides the controls to replicate this behavior. This is a great feature for creating more believable cloth simulation. Using angular plasticity allows artists to control how fast folds/creases recover. It's also paintable and animatable and so fully art directable.

Controlling creasing for more believable cloth behavior.

2) Carbon Welding painted attributes for radius, stiffness, and viscosity.
This provides artists with great styling control over feather/fur/hair/foliage.

In the video above we can see the impact that changing the welding has on the resulting styling of the hair.

In the video above we can see the impact that changing the welding has on the resulting style of the feather.

To find out more about using Carbon for Plumage/Fur/Hair check out the following links -

Lattice Overview: http://numerion-software.com/index.php/carbon-plugins/carbon-n-lattice

Foliage: http://numerion-software.com/index.php/carbon-plugins/carbon-n-lattice/foliage

Lattice Plumage: - when you have your own grooming http://numerion-software.com/index.php/carbon-plugins/carbon-n-lattice/lattice-plumage

Plumage: - includes grooming http://www.numerion-software.com/index.php/carbon-plugins/carbon-plumage

Hair: http://www.numerion-software.com/index.php/carbon-plugins/carbon-n-lattice/hair

To request a Carbon evaluation: