Getting a New Mac? – Get Electric Image Software Free Too
We have some news for those out there looking at getting a new burly Mac Pro or other Apple computer. Many may not be aware that Electric Image Technology Group (EITG) is an authorized Apple VAR. They offer big discounts, free shipping and no sales tax to most locations. Additionally, certain purchases will also yield free Electric Image Animation System software — the fabled leader in rendering speed and the software behind Star Wars.
In the upcoming EIAS version 8, photons will be on tap with the new Photon Mapping functionality as well as the new Tesla development team’s updated user interface. Tesla is the new 3D modeling package replacing EITG’s Universe package. We have further EITG news in a separate post.
Silo News – Wiki, Source Code and More
The folks at Nevercenter, the makers of Silo, have a lot of news this year and the updated website (updated since we last visited them…) looks very attractive we might add!
First off the company now has a Silo Source Leasing program. Under the terms of this program if you work at a studio, research university or company that would like to have a core like Silo to build out your own tools from Nevercenter will offer you a lease on the source code. This cross-platform source code can be compiled on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Nevercenter will also offer customized development services on a consultant basis.
The company now has a new wiki and several other items of interest on its site. For example they have a new book on Game Character Development by artist Antony Ward. He explains core modeling techniques and advocates Silo in his new book. Silo 2.1 is available as a free, fully-functioning 30-day trial version. You can dowload it from the website.
AC3D – Latest News
Inivis has a new version of AC3D version 6.4 out. This latest version is available and features more powerful texturing vis-a-vis a Texture Coordinate Editor.
What can you do with AC3D? Inivis demonstrates on its website that you can use the program to design new clothes for your Second Life avatars.