VoluMedic CE is a suite of tools for LightWave3D®:
In contrast to many lower cost versions, VoluMedic Creative Edition, or “VoluMedic CE” for short, does not limit the artist's creativity in any way. In fact it offers more power and flexibility to the artist than any previous version of VoluMedic until version 3.5.
Like the upcoming VoluMedic 3.5, VoluMedic CE features a new, more powerful volume object type with a new user interface. This “Complex Object” type is available in addition to the “Standard Object” already familiar to users of VoluMedic 3.x.
The new object type was specifically created with the needs of the visual artist and creative user in mind and provides a lot more texturing and animation options than the Standard Object.
Another new feature, the new VoluMedic Procedural texture, allows the mapping of volume data to any texture channel in LightWave3D, like surfaces, displacement maps, textured motion channels and more.
The new features open a wide range of new applications for one of the industry's most revered volume rendering tools. In addition to rendering and editing scanned volume data, artists can use procedural textures to create appealing cloud and smoke effects and create perfectly beveled logos from image maps without ever having to enter LightWave's modeling application.
Compared to VoluMedic 3.5, the Creative Edition has restrictions in the viewport display and render styles of the Standard Object. It also lacks tools for measurement and analysis. There are no restrictions on the Complex Object and all important dataset editing tools are present as well, including volume painting/sculpting.