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2011-10-29

New Photon Map Examples

After the recent news about the new Photon Map feature, some users asked us to publish more example images. Jason Saunders from Pixel Perfect kindly sent us the following two images:

Exterior scene
Interior scene

2011-09-29

Realsoft 3D development news

Realsoft 3D version 8 will include an advanced photon mapping toolkit. Thanks to some ground breaking innovations in noise reduction, photon map can be rendered directly without so called Final Gathering stage. This means that the static photon map can be computed once and reused many times in successive animation frames very quickly.

The first example, a walktrough in the well known sponza atrium scene was rendered this way. Once the time consuming photon map computation was done, rendering took only 20 seconds per frame in a modest dual core computer.

A static photon map can also be combined with a dynamically computed GI solution. The second example demonstrates this. The moving item uses the standard GI shader of Realsoft 3D v7, whereas the rest of the scene is illuminated with a static photon map. Here the GI shader uses low, quickly computed recursion depth, because the photon mapped illumination distributes the light sufficiently.

2010-10-07

Tutorial pages opened at realsoft.com

New video tutorials are now available in the Tutorials area of www.realsoft.com . The first set of uploaded video clips match some important tutorials of the user manual. The clips show the required steps for users who are working trough the mentioned manual sections. More tutorials from Realsoft and the users will be published regularly.

2009-12-07

Realsoft 3D v.7 for Windows released

The Windows version of the new Realsoft 3D version 7 is now available. Some highlights of the new features:

  • Render engine's memory management has been redesigned. The allocated memory is now split into a common, scene specific part, and to a render thread specific optimization part. This improves memory management dramatically in multi-core machines. A dual core system can typically render 50 % more complex scenes, a quad core 2 times and an eight core system 3-4 times more complex scenes than before.
  • Ray tracing is typically 10-20 % faster than V6 with all kinds of scenes.
  • Bottlenecks related to ray tracing detailed polygon models optimized. One million face triset model rendered using 16*12 render boxes renders now almost 10 times faster!
  • A new Walkthrough rendering mode for fast rendering of static (architectural etc.) scenes
  • Ray tracing visible measuring objects
  • Efficient analytic Lathe and Tube compound tools. Creating rotational shapes can't get easier.
  • Easy Real3D-like Twist tool
  • New animation tools: Warp, Noise and Shrink Wrap modifiers
  • Motion curve tracker tool
  • True volumetric explosions
  • New particle tools for surface distribution, emitters, and volume filling. The tools provide easy particle flow and lifetime controls.
  • Full support for OpenEXR image format
  • 2D vector export from viewports (PostScript format supported)
  • Automatic density control for snapping grids

You can buy the new product version from the web shop at realsoft.com. Upgrade from older versions of Realsoft 3D costs 150 euros.

Versions for other platforms (Linux, SGI Irix, Mac OSX) will be released in the near future.

An updated trial version 7 will become available at this website in January 2010.

For more information about the new features, check out the version 7 feature summary.

2008-12-23

Season's Greetings

Dear Realsoft 3D users:

Warm thanks for your support during the year 2008. Development for the next version 7 is proceeding at full speed, and we plan to release the next version during 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2009.

We wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2009!

Realsoft Graphics Team

2008-11-11

Realsoft 3D Version 6 for Mac OS X

Realsoft 3D v.6 for Mac OS X on Intel and PowerPC architectures is now available. The required OS version is Panther or newer.

Realsoft 3D for Mac OS X costs 300 Euros at the web shop of realsoft com. Owners of a Mac version license can download their free uppgrade from the Software Updates area of realsoft.com.

2008-07-01

Realsoft 3D v6 for Linux Released

Realsoft 3D v.6 SP1 for Linux is now available. It runs on most modern Linux distributions, such as RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware, Mandrake and SUSE. Currently RedHat 9 (glibc-2.3) is the oldest supported distro.

Both RPM and Debian packages are supported, as well as a .sh shell script based setup package, which should work on any Linux system.

Native versions for Intel's x86 and Athlon's x86_64 architectures are available.

Realsoft 3D v6 for Linux costs 200 Euros. An upgrade from an older Realsoft 3D version costs 100 Euros. The upgrade includes the new native 64 bit version.

2008-07-01

Chrono for Linux Released

Chrono, the advanced multibody simulation plugin for Realsoft 3D, is now available for the Linux platforms. Chrono can be used for multibody analysis, complex collision simulations, real-time animation of vehicles and other simulation tasks of complex mechanisms. For more information, check out the DeltaKnowledge Gallery and Chrono feature list.

The plugin is available at the web shop of this website. A Chrono::Studio license cost 150 Euros.

Chrono for Linux requires Realsoft 3D v.6. Both 32 bit and native 64 bit platforms are supported.

2008-06-11

A new Chrono Version Released

A new version of Chrono, the advanced multibody simulation plugin for Realsoft 3D, is now available. Chrono can be used for multibody analysis, complex collision simulations, real-time animation of vehicles and other simulation tasks of complex mechanisms. For more information, check out the DeltaKnowledge Gallery and Chrono feature list.

The plugin is available at the web shop of this website. A Chrono::Studio license cost 150 Euros.

Owners of the orginal 32 bit Chrono can download a free upgrade from the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. An upgrade to the 64 bit Chrono costs 50 Eur + VAT (32 bit site license included).

2008-05-15

SP1 for Version 6 Released

The Service Pack 1 for Realsoft 3D version 6 for Windows platforms is now available in the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. The new version fixes a large number of errors reported after the initial release of version 6, and improves the overall performance of the software.

2007-12-18

Realsoft 3D Version 6 for Windows Platforms Released

The Windows version of the new Realsoft 3D version 6 is now available. Some highlights of the new features:

  • Support for 64 bit platforms and unlimited memory space
  • A game-like navigation system, which supports collision detection, activation of animated objects and easy recording of walk-throughs
  • The context sensitive toolbar now displays frequently needed property controls for selected objects
  • Memory efficient render-time instancing
  • Advanced file instancing supports accurate real time preview
  • Procedural metaball rendering can handle millions of meta items with perfect quality
  • Up to 2 times higher rendering speed
  • Soft selection tools
  • Automated building construction
  • Parametric modeling tools
  • Interactive measuring objects
  • Fractal plant system
  • A new freely distributable viewer application

You can buy the new product version from the web shop at realsoft.com. Upgrade from older versions of Realsoft 3D costs 150 euros.

Versions for other platforms (Linux, SGI Irix, Mac OSX) will be released in the near future.

An updated trial version 6 will become available at this website in January 2008.

2007-12-17

Proceedings on SGI Irix platform

Realsoft 3D for SGI Irix has been updated to Version 5 Service Pack 4 level. Irix users can download the free upgrade from the Software Updates area of this website.

Version 6 upgrade is also under development.

2007-12-16

Realsoft 3D V5 Service Pack 4 for Irix

Realsoft 3D V5 Service Pack 4 released for SGI Irix platform. Registered users can download the program in the Software Updates page.

2007-05-04

Delta Knowledge Releases Advanced Plugins for Realsoft 3D V5

Delta Knowledge has released two plugin products for Realsoft 3D v5.

Chrono::R3D is a multibody simulation software. It can be used for multibody analysis, complex collision simulations, real-time animation of vehicles and other simulation tasks of complex mechanisms.

The plugin is available in two versions. The entry level Chrono::R3D Studio plugin costs 150 Euros, and the more extensive Chrono::R3D Extreme edition costs 320 Euros. Both plugins have the same simulation features, but the extreme edition has the ability to save save plots and graphs of recorded variables.

Delta Knowledge has given the following generous introduction offer: Customers, who purchase the Chrono::R3D plugin before the 6th of June 2007, will get the Extreme edition at the cost of the Studio edition! You can purchase the plugin from the web shop of www.realsoft.com.

Chrono simulation system is also available as a standalone middleware product. Software developers can easily take advantage of the advanced algorithms contained in the CHRONO::ENGINE library. For more information, please visit deltaknowledge.com.

The second released plugin is Revolution4D. This plugin expands the modeling features of the Realsoft3D software by integrating the functionality of the OpenCASCADE geometric kernel. For example, Revolution4D can load complex 3D models generated by high-end CAD modelers in STEP or IGES formats. Revolution4D is available free of cost in the Software Updates area of realsoft.com.

Chrono and Revolution4D are first released for the Windows platforms. They require the latest Realsoft 3D v5 SP4.

2007-05-01

Realsoft 3D V5.1 Service Pack 4

Service Pack 4 is now available for the registered users at the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. This new version introduces a few new features needed by Chrono, Revolution4D and DynAtomic plugins.

2006-12-18

Realsoft 3D for Mac OSX released

Realsoft 3D v.5 SP3 for Mac OSX is now available at the web shop of realsoft.com. The new product is first sold as a commercial beta, and the price has been discounted respectively. The price (300 Euros + VAT) includes free upgrades to the final version.

A site license for users who already own a Realsoft 3D license costs 100 Euros.

Versions for PowerPC and Intel hardware platforms are available. The required OS version is Panther or newer.

Some example screenshots:

Image 1 : The user interface. The View window shows a preview of the scene in shaded OpenGL mode.
Image 2 : The same scene ray traced.
Image 3 : Another photorealistic scene by Tim Borgmann.
Image 4 : A glass scene under construction.
Image 5 : The Object property window.

2006-01-29

New cover CD and tutorial in 3D World and Linux Format

3D World and Linux Format publish an extensive tutorial for Realsoft 3D in their first issues this year. In the tutorial, Tim Borgmann explains some techniques behind his awarded abstract images, which can be seen at www.bt-3d.de . The magazines also include Realsoft 3D v.4.5 Personal License in their cover disks and a great upgrade offer to the latest product version 5.

2005-12-23

Season's Greetings

Warm thanks to our customers and partners for your support.

During this year 2005, two free service packs were released. They included some important new features, such as the new user interface look with customizeable 32-bit icons. However, most development efforts were already targeted to the next version 6, which will become available during the second half of 2006. Many thanks for the useful feedback, which you have sent to us via email and the user forums.

We look forward continuing the co-operation with you during the year 2006.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2005-10-02

Service Pack 2

Realsoft Graphics has released the Service Pack 2 for Realsoft 3D version 5. The new version improves the overall performance of the software and introduces some important new features.

Service Pack 2 gives a major facelift for the user interface look of Realsoft 3D. The program now includes several alpha-blended 32 bit icon sets to suit various tastes and display resolutions. Customization is easy: any tool icon can be changed simply by replacing the respective image file in the icon folder.

Another major improvement is seamless compatibility with SynthEyes motion tracker. The tracking data is imported as a JavaScript program, which automatically sets up the camera with an animated backdrop sequence and other necessary scene details. The user only has to hit the play button to check out the results of the tracking.

SP2 for Windows platforms is available for the registered users of version 5 at the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. Linux and Irix versions will be released in the near future.

2005-02-03

Service Pack 1 for V5 Released

The Service Pack 1 for Realsoft 3D version 5 on Windows is now available in the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. SP1 fixes most program errors, which have been reported to Realsoft after the initial release of version 5. As a free bonus to our loyal customers, some frequently asked new features has been included as well.

One of the new features of SP1 is support for new true color icons. A Windows XP compatible example icon set is available in the Software Updates area. A toolkit, which allows use of the new icons on other operating systems (i.e on those platforms, which do not support alpha channel of icons) will be released in the near future.

The improvements of the Service Pack 1 are already included into the versions for other platforms (Linux, Irix, Mac OSX). Realsoft's development efforts will now be focused on making V5 for these platforms available as soon as possible.


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