Carrara's new owner - Eovia

tammymc · January 22, 2001 9:40 pm

Hi gang - Here is the message from Antoine as posted to E-Groups. "Dear Dreamers*, It seems that the cat is already out of the bag! It is time to officially reveal what is the new home of Carrara. So, here we go: Eovia Corporation is the new home for Carrara. I can already hear you saying: "I am very glad to know that but this Eovia name doesn't ring a bell"! This is not surprising; Eovia Corp is a brand new company. It has been founded in November 2000 by former Carrara developers and managers. This company has acquired Carrara from MetaCreations (now Viewpoint) in December 2000. So, who are the people behind Eovia? A small group of true 3D aficionados and, we believe, seasoned managers. All the founders are developers or heavy users of 3D software. We all share years of work on Ray Dream and Carrara. We think that our experience will ensure that we understand the needs and expectations of our customers. But this is not the only news of the day! Eovia and TGS are contemplating to merge. And this is where things get really exciting! TGS is the company that develops and markets the famous Amapi. The unparalleled modeler that includes: NURBS, Meta-NURBS, organic modeling, Coons and Gordon surfaces, filleting and many other ultra high end modeling features. All the features that the Dreamers have always dreamed to get without daring to ask! TGS also brings a well-established company with strong presence in the US and Europe. This will ensure a faster return of Carrara on the market and greater means for Eovia. On its side Eovia brings Carrara the successor of Ray Dream and Infini-D, the best selling suite of 3D software with several hundred thousand users. The result is a whole new company with an exceptional product line, talented peoples, numerous users and a worldwide presence. To learn more about these two news, visit our preliminary web site at: Two press releases can be found in the Company section of the web site. As the news has leaked many of you have already contacted us to offer help, images for the web site, objects, etc. The ones who know me well also know that I believe that a strong Community of Users is as important as the Carrara feature list. So, I can tell you that we are more than willing to get images, tutorials, etc from our Users. The Eovia web site is going to grow rapidly in order to become the number one place for the Dreamers to exchange ideas, images, objects, etc. Surprisingly ;-) , many of you have also questions about when a new Carrara will be released ! It is a bit early to give firm dates but if you read the Message from the CEO on our web site, you will get a few hints. More about that next week on the list. Happy rendering to all ! Antoine Clappier President and CEO, Eovia Corp.

Article Comments

marcomeyer ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 23 January 2001

Well this is some REALLY GOOD NEWS! :-))) Marco/Switzerland

ClintH ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 28 January 2001

I agree. This is wonderful news. I wish the gang at Eovia the best with their endeavors.

ARADTech ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 30 January 2001

Excellent !!! I am so looking forward to the next less buggy version of Carrara :) Best of luck Eovia Peace and Creativity Chris

wyrmmaster ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 February 2001

I won't upgrade unless it is compatable with Poser

zalmegra ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 February 2001

Well, I was hesitant about buying it the first time around, then it got to the point that no one was carrying it. So I'm glad to see that they are planning to make major improvements after some not-so-great reviews I've read. I can hardly wait, but I agree with wyrmaster. I sent an e-mail to Eovia about if they would do something like the Pro Pack that Curious Labs did, and the guy gave a positive response. So keep your finger's crossed.

nibblywolf ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 February 2001

This was the first peice of 3D software I bought, I was very dismayed when I found out I'd bought what soon became an ophaned package. Very glad it's got a new home, but would really like to see some better features in the modeling rooms, like better ways of drawing top,front, side veiws and then merging them into a 3D model. I mean, it was labeled as a complete solution, why should I need to buy a drawing program with vector capabilities just to make the models I need? Stuff like this urks me more then anything else about 3D programs, you end up having to buy all kinds of other programs just to make it truely usable.

Blacksteel ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 February 2001

Im real glad to see Carrara make it's return. It seems that Carrara has a new home, and hopefully responceable people to help the program along.. It can only get better folks.. As the Meta-Morons don't seem to be worth a damn anymore. :) Peace ~Blacksteel.

october ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 February 2001

Right-on! I'm terribly overjoyed. In my opinion this is the best thing that could've happened. First of all it's being headed by people that know and love the product. Secondly, they'll be working with another established and great 3D company. Thirdly, Adobe's not gonna get their grubby paws all over it! (I hate Adobe as much as I hate Microsoft! but that's another story, eh) Say, can Carrara users expect somekinda price cut or upgrade price for Amapi? I'm crossing my fingers, I'd love to be able to afford the full version.