News Release on August 5, 2021


FORUM8 Co., Ltd.

FORUM8 Released Shade3D Ver.22
Faster and Higher-Quality Image Rendering and Enhanced BIM/CIM Features

FORUM8 Co., Ltd. (2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo. President Yuji Ito. URL: has released the comprehensive Japan-made 3D CG software Shade3D Ver.22.

A variety of CG modeling functions and intuitive operability of Shade3D have been loved by many users since its initial release in 1986, for a wide range of fields such as architecture perspective view, interior design, product design, and video creation. In 2020, Shade3D was selected as the No.1 software in terms of "Japan-made 3D CG software market share" in "Investigation on domestic market share of industrial VR/CG software" published on August 31, 2020 by Fuji Chimera Research Institute,Inc.
The latest Ver.22 includes new features for more accurate and higher quality modeling and rendering such as GPU ray tracing, AI denoise, and swept surfaces, as well as expanded and improved BIM/CIM features.

[Shade3D Ver.22 Main Features]
■GPU Ray Tracing

The ray tracing which was previously performed using the GPU is now performed on the GPU to enable the high-speed and high-quality image rendering.

▲GPU ray tracing benchmarks (Image below: rendering time 2 seconds)

■AI Denoise

A denoise library Intel® Open Image Denoise is equipped. Extreme settings to create noise-free images will be no longer needed.

▲Left: Before denoise, Right: After denoise

■Swept surface

Swept surface has been added as a new shape type. It can be created by combining a line as the cross-section and a line as the standard line which the cross-section line follows to model rebars, pipes, rails, etc.

▲Swept surface

■Enhancement of BIM/CIM features

BIM/CIM features have been improved including the enhancement of the BIM/CIM Design Check Tool and IFC input/output added in Ver.21, enhancement of DXF import, and import of FBX files which can be downloaded from "PLATEAU", 3D city model open data published by the MLIT.

■New education materials for programming tool

New sample programs and exercise programs for intermediates have been added to Block UI Programming Tool which can be used for education.

▲Sample programs of Block UI Programming Tool

FORUM8 TV commercials which Mr. Patrick Harlan a.k.a. Pakkun appears are on air on each station. "Father's wish to deliver" episode (Oct. 2020 - June 2021) introduced "Game Programming PC" equipped with Shdade3D and Block UI Programming Tool, and "President and Secretary" episode is about F8VPS (FORUM8 Virtual Platform System) which can cooperate with Shade3D and build any virtual spaces.

[Related Information]
▼Shade3D Ver.22 Product Info
▼Shade3D CG Input Support Service
▼"Shade3D Official Guidebook 2020"
▼Shade3D Game Programming PC
▼F8VPS (FORUM8 Virtual Platform System)
▼VR Design Studio UC-win/Road
▼TV Commercials