Spiral Graphics Inc. announced the immediate availability of Genetica 2, the new version of its flagship texture editor. Free demo versions of the application can be downloaded from the company's website.
New in Genetica 2 is a "Lab" system that helps artists create a wide variety of materials. Among the handful of Labs introduced, the new Substance Lab offers a user-friendly starting point for creating textures from scratch, while the new Weather Lab allows artists to apply a wide variety of weathering and aging effects to their materials. Genetica 2 also helps automate the construction of numerous texture types including weaves, air vents, peeling paint, floor grates, and wood. In addition to all the new features, Genetica 2 comes with well over 500 texture presets, each of which is resolution-independent, and fully editable.
Genetica 2 is available in two editions: Standard and Pro. As well as the new features found in the Standard edition, the Pro edition adds such features as hair, volumetric clouds, a batch processor, and more. Additional information on these and other new features introduced in Genetica 2 is available online
Free demos of both the Pro and Standard editions of Genetica 2 can be downloaded from Spiral's website