Auto.des.sys is now shipping form.Z 5.0, the newest version of the company's 3D modeling application.

Originally announced last month, form.Z 5.0 incorporates the new API technology and scripting language originally designated for the unreleased 4.5 upgrade as well as such new features as a Frame tool; Doodle, which makes line-drawings look like hand-drawn sketches; four new parametric surfaces and more.

In addition, form.Z 5.0's new API includes over 3,000 functions as well as support for nine extension types: custom attributes, file translators, object types, renderers, commands, palettes, RenderZone shaders, tools and utilities.

RenderZone 5.0 is based on LightWorks 7.4, which adds new rendering features. It is available for Windows and Mac OS X. Pricing details aren’t available on the Web site.