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TerraRay 3.5 features larger 3D landscapes, new grass code

updated 11:30 pm EDT, Wed June 15, 2011

Rendering performance 50 percent better in v3.5

AvisNocturna has released an update of its landscape rendering software, TerraRay 3.5. New capabilities in v3.5 include terrains at up to nine times the size of previous versions, and a grass-generation algorithm that is a complete rewrite of the code for both better realism and faster rendering. Overall rendering has been improved as well, with a 50 percent increase across the board.

The app's renderer has global lighting controls and realistic reflections of light. It is designed to be easy to use for quick landscape construction, managing such elements as grass, mud, sand, rocks, ice and snow and controlling clouds, fog, vegetation and water in the scenes. A print button is new to the Renderer window toolbar as well. There are now numerous presets built in to the app and preset models, like trees, houses and cars. The user can also import new models in 3ds format.

Version 3.5 requires 2GB of RAM and Mac OS X 10.6.6 -- it is Lion-ready as well --and is available on the Mac App Store. The app is $15, and includes free updates to older versions.

by MacNN Staff





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