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Fraps 2.9.5 Released – Video Capture and Benchmarking Tool

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/09/12 at 10:05

Categories: 3D, GPU Tools   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Aaahh at last, a new version of Fraps is available. Fraps is a Windows application that makes it possible to benchmark and screen-capture (image or video) Direct3D or OpenGL applications.

You can download Fraps here: Fraps 2.9.5


Fraps 2.9.5 Changelog:

  • Added Stereo & Multichannel recording options for Direct Stream audio in Vista
  • Added support for many DDRAW games running in windowed mode
  • Added support for games that use multiple swapchains in D3D9
  • Added large size icon for Vista
  • Fixed slow video capture speeds recording many older DDRAW games
  • Fixed capture crash for DDRAW games in XP SP3
  • Fixed misaligned audio with Vista Direct Stream when sound was silent
  • Fixed 64-bit OpenGL apps not being detected
  • Fixed long delay starting video capture on some Vista configurations
  • Fixed crash in Fraps if video capture key pressed quickly in succession
  • Fixed Fraps exit dialog appearing at random intervals
  • Fixed “This program might not have installed correctly” error in Vista
  • Fixed corrupted volume slider in Vista when Fraps loaded
  • Fixed scrambled colors when recording in 8-bit and 16-bit from some older games
  • Fixed crash loading levels in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

K-3D: Free 3D Modeling and Animation Software

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/29 at 09:51

Categories: 3D, Modeling   Tags: , , , , ,

K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content, making K-3D a very versatile and powerful package. K-3D uses OpenGL for graphics hardware acceleration.


Blender 2.47 Released

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/24 at 17:36

Categories: 3D, Blender, Modeling   Tags: , , , , ,

Blender 2.47 has been released and is essentially a bugfix release. Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems.

You can download Blender here: Get Blender 2.47


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GLC_Player 1.6

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/13 at 09:08

Categories: 3D   Tags: , , , , , ,

GLC_Player is an open source software used to view 3d models (OBJ, 3DS) and to navigate easily in these models.


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World Machine 2: Next-Gen Terrain Modeling

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/31 at 19:05

Categories: 3D, Modeling   Tags: , , , ,

World Machine 2 is a complete terrain generation solution for artists, game developers, visual effects studios and other visualization professionals.

Download the Basic Edition (free) HERE.


trueSpace 7.6 is now available for download… FOR FREE!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/25 at 10:20

Categories: 3D, Modeling   Tags: , , ,

trueSpace 7.6 is now available for free. trueSpace7.6 is a fully-featured 3D authoring package that will let you model, texture, light, animate and render 3D content. As well as traditional images and movies, you can also make 3D content for online shared spaces, and for Virtual Earth.

Read more HERE.


Thanks to shadow for the news.


faogen: Fast Ambient Occlusion Generator

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/18 at 12:27

Categories: 3D, Modeling, Softwares   Tags: , , , ,

faogen is a fast ambient occlusion generator. Use your video card GPU to compute ambient occlusion really fast. Support both texture and per-vertex calculation. Input scene can loaded from Wavefront OBJ or LightWave 3D object (*.LWO) files (future versions will allow to use more file formats).
Faogen itself uses hardware shadow mapping, floating-point render targets and OpenGL Shading Language to compute ambient occlusion data. This process is much faster than any CPU-based approach.

Try the version 2.0 HERE.


Moi V 2.0 Released

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/07 at 09:02

Categories: 3D, Modeling   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Moi (Moment of Inspiration) version 2.0 beta, a new 3D modeling software for designers and CG artists has been released. MoI’s sleek intuitive UI blends a fluid easy workflow with powerful tools, making it the perfect choice for someone who has been frustrated with the complexity of existing tools. MoI is also a fantastic complementary 3d tool for a polygon-based artist since its CAD toolset and advanced boolean functions enable extremely rapid creation of mechanical or man-made type hard surface 3d models. The icing on the cake is MoI’s unique polygon mesh export that generates exceptionally clean and crisp N-Gon polygon meshes from NURBS 3d models.

MoI homepage: http://moi3d.com


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FX Composer 2.5 Available!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/03 at 15:55

Categories: 3D, Microsoft DirectX, OpenGL, Programming   Tags: , , , , , , , ,

FX Composer 2.5, the latest version of NVIDIA’s powerful shader development environment, has been released.

FX Composer supports DirectX, OpenGL, HLSL, Collada FX, and CgFX, as well as the .fbx, .x, .3ds, .obj, and .dae file formats for importing geometry.

Version 2.5 adds:
* DirectX 10 support, including geometry shaders and stream out
* Particle Systems
* Visual Styles
* Major User Interface Improvements
* Remote Control over TCP/IP
* Support for the NVIDIA Shader Debugger
* New Sample Projects

You can download FXC HERE – exe (221Mb).


NVIDIA PerfHUD 6.0 Final Release Now Available!

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/06/27 at 09:08

Categories: 3D, Game Development, Microsoft DirectX   Tags: , , , , ,

NVIDIA PerfHUD is a powerful real-time performance analysis tool for Direct3D applications, and it is widely used by the world’s best game developers.

More info at NVIDIA PerfHUD homepage

PerfKit 6.0 New Feature Highlights:
* No longer requires an instrumented driver on Vista!
* Supports GeForce 8 and 9 GPUs
* SLI Support
* Texture Visualization and Overrides
* API Call List
* Dependency View
* New CPU/GPU Timing graph


LinceoVR realtime realistic rendering

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/06/11 at 13:20

Categories: 3D, OpenGL   Tags: , , , , ,

LinceoVR is an innovative OpenGL real-time rendering engine with stereoscopic visualization, which uses state-of-the-art lighting techniques to generate and display – in real time – exceptionally realistic images in computer graphics, thanks the HDRI and OPENEXR lighting, to the dynamic management of shadows using Hard and Soft Percentage Closer Shadows algorithms and a new and innovative approach to global lighting, Natural Lighting, which offers even more realistic shadow rendering.

LinceoVR homepage: english.seac02.it/prodotti/linceo.aspx.


DirectX End-User Redistributable 9.0c (June 2008)

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/06/08 at 11:53

Categories: 3D, Microsoft DirectX   Tags: ,

The Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX — the core Windows technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.

Download DirectX End-User Redistributable HERE.


ShaderMap

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/05/30 at 20:56

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ShaderMap CL is a free command-line tool for converting textures and photos to normal maps, height maps, specular, and dudv maps. It is useful to convert large sets of textures using Windows batch scripts. ShaderMap CL is free for non-commercial use. A commercial version is available for $19.95 and includes a graphical user interface and version updates.


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[English]Virtual Running 3D[/English][French]Créez votre avatar 3D en ligne[/French]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/05/28 at 16:28

Categories: 3D   Tags: ,

[English]
Here is an app that makes it possible to create your virtual double from two pictures and make it running into real environments.

More information HERE.
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[French]
Voici une application qui permet de créer son double virtuel a partir de 2 photos et de faire courir son double virtuel dans des décors réels.

Plus d’information ICI.
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GLC_Player 1.5.0 Released

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 08:11

Categories: 3D   Tags: , , ,

GLC_Player 1.5.0 : an Open Source software used to view 3d models (OBJ Format) and to navigate easily in these models.

New Features :
* Add Mac OS X 10.5 version.
* Better .obj and .mtl file support.
* Transparency Support.
* If a obj file contains several objects, a mesh is create for each object.
* Possibility to save opened models in an Album.
* 2 sided lighting support.
* Display and edit camera properties.
* Display selected mesh properties.
* Add the possibility to hide an object.
* Reframe on selection with double click.
* Adapt moving motion speed according to current fps.
* Possibility to modify scene lighting.

Download: www.glc-player.net


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