Caligari Corporation, producer of 3D modeling and animation software, announced the availability of trueSpace7, a 3D software application featuring real-time collaborative authoring technology. The new release is designed to address the 3D authoring and collaborative requirements of teams creating visualizations, simulations and online training material.
trueSpace7 offers real-time design, modeling, and animation within a virtual 3D space shared by remote participants over the broadband internet. trueSpace’s authoring tools, based on a direct manipulation user interface, are integrated into the underlying collaborative process. The trueSpace7 collaboration server enables multiple participants to connect to a shared 3D space to create and manipulate their content in real-time, using built-in chat and other communications tools.
Other new and upgraded features in trueSpace7 include: a real-time rendering engine based on Microsoft’s DirectX 9.0 NHLSL and a real-time visual material editor; three global photo renderer options (Lightworks, V-Ray (sold separately), and VirtuaLight); behavior and activity creation, via a visual design environment with a customizable user interface for created objects; a new Link Editor and integrated physics engine; a script editor with JScript, Lua, Python, VBScript, and other languages; a message-passing kernel and a distributed network engine; and support for the next generation of massively parallel, multi-core processing hardware.