New Company Will Continue to Improve Software for Professionals and Hobbyists for Architecture, Product Design, Games, 3D Printing, Video and Animation

TOKYO, Japan- SEPT 30, 10 AM PST- Shade3D Co., Ltd. has announced that they have formed a new company and have bought the sales, development and marketing rights of Shade 3D from longtime owner, e frontier in Japan. Shade 3D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for Mac OS X and Windows that was created in Japan in 1986. It has been consistently updated and marketed around the world and currently has over 200,000 active users worldwide. The English version of Shade 3D has been available since the early 2000's with a new release of the English version by the new company due out in the near future. 

Shade 3D has a legacy of creating powerful 3D solutions and now offers a 3D Printing Assistant in Shade 3D which checks and repairs meshes, allowing for seamless printing of 3D objects. For game creation, Shade 3D for Unity was recently released to create scenes and props within the Unity game development workflow. 

The new development and engineering team at Shade3D Co., Ltd. has a long history with the software. Sunny Wong, Shade3D Co., Ltd. Director has been working with Shade 3D since 1997. He had been Director of CG Development, Director of Engineering and Director of Shade 3D Development at e frontier. The new CEO of the company is Masanao Sasabuchi, who had been with e frontier, Japan for almost 9 years. Masanao Sasabuchi said, "We are very excited about our new company and the opportunity to build upon Shade’s great legacy. There is a large global market for dependable and affordable 3D software that artists and studios can use in 3D printing, gaming, architecture, animation, design and video. Our new English version of Shade will have solid, innovative features and is just the beginning of what we have planned for the future.”

Shade3D Co., Ltd will be attending SIGGRAPH Asia in December 2014, where they will showcase their latest English version of Shade 3D and introduce it's management and engineering team to the 3D market.

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About   Shade3D Co., Ltd.:

Shade3D Co., Ltd. is a 3D computer graphics software development company founded in 2013. Our flagship 3D software product, “Shade 3D” is a general-purpose 3D modeling, animation, rendering and 3D printing graphics software. It has been developed and marketed in Japan since 1986. It is one of the longest being used 3D PC application for Mac OS and Windows platform in Japan. Our users include architectural, interior and product designers, 3D printing industries, game developers, video and animation studios. Shade3D consists of a highly experienced team of talented engineers and marketers to lead the development. Our mission is to provide the top quality products and solutions to our customers and make them enjoy their creative life.



Daryl Wise
StreetWise PR
+01-831-763-9313  (PST)


Sunny Wong
Developer, Publisher  
Shade3D Co., Ltd.
+81-3-4520-6240 (JST)

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