The functionality in Creator v3.1 demonstrates MultiGen-Paradigm's continued commitment to delivering easy-to-use realtime 3D modeling tools that are designed to improve workflow, productivity, and visual quality.
The Runway Wizard is the newest of the output-oriented wizards delivered with Creator. The Runway Wizard allows the user to quickly generate complex runways (including lighting systems and markings) from DAFIF data. The wizard also allows complete control of the parameters controlling Color, Texture, Markings, Runway Lighting, Approach Lighting, and Runway End Lighting. Other productivity enhancements include an expanded set of Deformation Tools to facilitate the construction of irregular or organic geometry. Also with a focus on building complex geometries quickly and intuitively, new Rounded Box, Bevel and Edge Revolution tools have been introduced and significant enhancements have been made to the Wall, Peak, and Wall Plus geometry creation tools.
Performing modeling tasks has never been easier using the new Repeat Last Command. With the ability to control how many "recent" commands are stored, this feature can save both time and mouse clicks during a busy modeling session.
The next generation of Texture UV editing functionality has been enabled by a new and improved Modify UVs tool. New alignment, distribution and snapping tools offer both power and precision during texture layout. Creator also takes advantage of advances made in Graphics Processing Units on your graphics card. Using the GPU and advanced off-screen rendering techniques, composite texture maps created in the Texture Composer include greater resolution and more detail than ever before.
The graphics display of your model in Creator has been greatly enhanced. Wire Z-Buffer and Wire Backface removal lets you see the parts of your model that are the most important. A new X-Ray mode also gives you a view "inside" your model making visualization and inspection more efficiently. Also, cube map texture rendering allows you to simulate reflections and refractions in the 3D scene.
In addition to all these productivity and visual quality improvements, this release contains new polygon Reduction Tools which allow the user to optimize 3D models, while preserving visual quality, for more efficient realtime rendering. MultiGen-Paradigm has also extended the interoperability of Creator by including KML import/export capabilities.
"Creator v3.1 has many new features designed to improve users' productivity and speed workflow, including significant new capabilities and improvements to existing tools," said Karen Kambe, Director of Marketing at MultiGen-Paradigm. "We have made many enhancements to our product based on customer feedback and are confident that the Creator v3.1 release goes a long way to meeting our customers' needs."
Pricing and Availability
Creator v3.1 is targeted for general availability in December 2005 on the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional and 2000 Professional platforms. For pricing and upgrade information, contact your local sales representative or distributor or visit http://www.multigen-paradigm.com for further information.
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