Platinum Arts Sandbox Beta 2.1 has been released! For those who don’t know, it is a game design tool that allows users to quickly and easily create and edit their own worlds in game, even cooperatively. It is free, open source, and easy to use. In addition it now features cart mode where players can create their own race courses and drive on it with an ogre riding his hovercart! Also, it now features updated particle menus where players can easily create their own particle effects. Platinum arts Sandbox is a great world/level creation tool for all levels of developers and ages!
Shader Maker is a simple, cross-platform GLSL editor. It works on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It provides the basics of a shader editor, such that students can get started with writing their own shaders as quickly as possible. This includes: syntax highlighting in the GLSL editors; geometry shader editor (as well as vertex and fragment shader editors, of course); interactive editing of the uniform variables; light source parameters; pre-defined simple shapes (e.g., torus et al.) and a simple OBJ loader; and a few more.
Shader Maker est un editeur GLSL multi-plateformes (Windows, Linux et MacOS). Il inclue la coloration syntaxique, des éditeurs pour les vertex, geometry et pixel shaders, édition interactives des variables uniformes.
NVIDIA’s modern graphic cards offer a whole range of settings to optimize the display of games and also of professional applications. Some settings can also be used to improve the performance and to resolve rendering errors. nHancer is the tool that empowers both experts and inexperienced users to fully utilize the possibilities of the graphic card.
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AsdGraph3D is an OpenGL-based Excel Addin that plots 3D surfaces directly from user-specified cell ranges within MS Excel worksheets (from one or several open workbooks). The tight integration with MS Excel is what differentiates AsdGraph3D from rest of the 3D surface plotters.
Version 1.0 is freely available for download.
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The guys at TheTechReport have tested a stack of graphics cards to look
at what sort of GPU power you get for your dollar.
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The Gainward GeForce 9800 GTX reviewed @ X-bit labs.
Read the full test HERE
We have tested Nvidia’s new graphics card that claims to be the fastest single-chip solution available today. It indeed fulfils its purpose: to bridge the gap between the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB and the GeForce 9800 GX2. It is a high-quality product without obvious defects.
To make Iron Man fight and fly in a convincing suit of armor required a lot of creative and complicated CG work.
Read more at VFXWorld
A preview of the great games that you can expect see, and hopefully play, in the coming months:
– Haze (PS3)
– Mass Effect (PC)
– Race Driver Grid (PC, X360, PS3)
– Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)
– Alone in the Dark (PC, X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
– HEI$T (PC, X360, PS3)
– Spore (PC, X360, PS3, Wii, PSP, DS, iPhone)
– Far Cry 2 (PC, X360, PS3)
– Fallout 3 (PC, X360, PS3)
– Spiderman: web of shadows (PC, X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
– Legendary (PC, X360, PS3)
– Ghostbusters (PC, X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
– Just Cause 2 (PC, X360, PS3)
– Gear of War 2 (X360)
– Resistance 2 (PS3)
– Zeno Clash (PC)
Read the full article HERE
The latest NVIDIA PhysX SDK (Free for commercial and non-commercial use) — version 2.8.1 — is now available. The new version improves joint performance, Vista support, and includes updated demos.
NVIDIA PhysX SDK is available for Windows and Linux.
– NVIDIA PhysX for Developers
– NVIDIA PhysX SDK Downloads
Guru3D has published a 14-page review of the Diamond’s product, the Viper Radeon HD 3850 Ruby edition with 512Mb of graphics memory. This card is powered by the RV670 GPU with 320 shader processors.
Read the full review HERE.
id Software has announced that it is currently developing the fourth game in the long-running Doom franchise, a series notable for helping define the first-person shooter genre.
Doom 4 will be developed in-house at id. The company has not released an internally-developed game since 2004’s Doom 3; it is currently also working on the Mad Max-esque post-apocalyptic shooter Rage.
The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:
. Intel G31 Express Chipset
. Intel G33 Express Chipset
. Intel G35 Express Chipset
. Intel G965 Express Chipset
. Intel Q33 Express Chipset
. Intel Q35 Express Chipset
. Intel Q963 Express Chipset
. Intel Q965 Express Chipset
. Mobile Intel GL960 Express Chipset
. Mobile Intel GLE960 Express Chipset
. Mobile Intel GM965 Express Chipset
. Mobile Intel GME965 Express Chipset
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Here is a nice prod from Smash (Fairlight) and Navis (ASD). This is a DirectX 9 prod and it requires a fast PS 3.0 graphics card.
Voici une belle petite production de deux pilliers de la demoscene, Smash (Fairlight) and Navis (ASD). C’est une démo DirectX9 et elle demande une carte graphique très véloce surtout avec les pixel shaders en version 3.0.
PouetLink: Realtime Generation
NVIDIA has released a new set of graphics drivers. The version 1.75.16 supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, and 9 series GPUs including these newly released GPUs:
* GeForce 9800 GX2
* GeForce 9800 GTX
* GeForce 9600 GT
* GeForce 9600 GSO
* GeForce 8300
* GeForce 8200/ nForce 730a
* GeForce 8100/nForce 720a
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2 and 3-way SLI Technology with GeForce 9800 GTX.
– Vista 64
– Vista 32
– XP 64
– XP 32
Visualization Library is an open source C++ middleware for 2D/3D graphics applications based on the industry standard OpenGL, designed to develop portable applications for the Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux/X11 operating systems.