Turbo Squid has announced that it is now the exclusive worldwide publisher and distributor for Discreet Certified 3ds max plug-ins. As part of the announcement, the company also announced its first plug-in: finalToon from cebas, GmbH.
finalToon is a cartoon and technical illustration plug-in for 3ds max for stylistic shading and other special effects. finalToon lets an animator adjust line styles in real-time without having to re-render scenes, with shading and rendering performed by the 3ds max scanline renderer. When the scanline pass is done, the finalToon line renderer "pops in" and takes over do the line rendering. finalToon also supports finalRender, including GI rendering for cartoon style objects.
finalToon is available at an introductory price of $395 until February 28, 2003. Thereafter it will cost $495.