Realsoft 3D v.4.5 shipping

The new Realsoft 3D v.4.5 is now ready and shipping! The new version introduces global illumination, multi-wavelength ray tracing for accurate spectral caustics and other optical effects, sub-surface scattering for realistic human skin shading, rendering time ray traced surface displacement, quick shadow map based lighting, a new user friendly tabbed toolbar providing a direct access to the modeling tools, hierarchical sub-image network distribution for unlimited render farms over internet at no additional cost, and hundreds of other improvements. You can buy the new product version from our Web Shop and from authorized Realsoft 3D dealers. Pricing (VAT excluded): Realsoft 3D v.4.5 for Windows 700 USD/EUR, Linux version 300 USD/EUR. A 50% educational discount and a competitive upgrade discount available. For more information about prices, visit the web shop. Also the Linux version will become available by the end of October. Registered Linux version owners will be able to download the free update from this website. An updated trial version 4.5 is under development and will become available later in November. For more information about the new features, check out v.4.5 feature summary and the web galleries.


Version 4.5 development finalized

Realsoft 3D v.4.5 is now ready. The new product will become available in 1-2 weeks. Registered customers will receive instructions how to upgrade by e-mail. If you do not have Realsoft 3D yet, you can subscribe to the 'Information about new products' list to receive a note as soon as the product starts shipping.


New plug-in for reading Photoshop Images released

Schmeling Consulting has released a plug-in for reading and writing Photoshop images. You can download the plug-in from


Realsoft 3D Version 4.5

Realsoft 3D Version 4.5 will be released during the third quarter of 2002. Version 4 to 4.5 upgrade will cost 150 USD/EUR (VAT excluded, licenses after Dec 2001 updated free of cost).
The price of a new license will remain at 700 USD/700 EUR.


Plug-ins for Linux

Plug-ins from Schmeling-consulting are now available for the Realsoft 3D Linux version. Registered users can download them from


Plug-in for importing DEM files

Schmeling-consulting has released a plugin for importing Digital Elevation Model (DEM) files from the US Geological Survey into Realsoft3D. Digital Elevation Models are landscape height maps, which are available for the entire US and some other areas of the earth. The plug-in can be downloaded from


New 'Wavefront OBJ' plugin released

Schmeling-consulting has released Wavefront OBJ file format plugin for Realsoft 3D.
The plug-in imports Wavefront OBJ files into Realsoft3D and exports geometric objects from Realsoft3D to Wavefront OBJ format. Also uv coordinates are supported enabling texture mapped geometry exchange between Realsoft 3D and other popular 3D programs. For a full list of features, consult the documentation shipped with the plug-in. The plug-in is 'freeware' and can be downloaded from


Realman plugin close to release

A new plugin for Realsoft3D - Realman:Materials - is undergoing final preparation for release.

Based on a highly versatile scripting language Realman:Materials offers ultimate flexibilty in the creation of procedural materials.

The plugin will be available in three versions all having the same feature-set but differing in level of support for networked rendering.

Scheduled for release by the end of February 2002.

Full details will be available at


Realsoft purchased ''

Realsoft has purchased the domain name '' to improve Realsoft's visibility in the internet.

The new '' domain will refer to a new site physically located in the USA. This website will introduce new customer services and improve downloading bandwidth. The '' domain will continue its operation as an European mirror site.

All our e-mail addresses work also with the new domain.

The user list, which is currently running on, will be moved into


The trial version for Linux updated

An updated trial version for Linux operating system is now available at the Download section of this website. The new trial version shows the functionality of the current commercial beta release for Linux (available at the Web Shop), and allows 30 day free evaluation with the save feature enabled.


New plug-in from Schmeling-Consulting

Schmeling-Consulting has released a new VSL shader called 'Random Scratches'. This plug-in generates scratch-like surface details. For more information about this plug-in, click


Season's Greetings

The year 2001 gave us many favorable magazine reviews and a steady growth of the user base. The product itself matured significantly by the service pack releases.

The next product version 4.5 will be released in April 2002. The new version will introduce hundreds of new features and improvements. Some examples:

  • Improved skeleton control
  • Global illumination and caustics tools
  • Faster rendering methods such as mapped shadows
  • New post effects
  • New VSL objects and features
  • More flexible and efficient network rendering
  • Lots of new scripting tools including JavaScript support
  • Hundreds of bug fixes and usability improvements suggested by the users: bezier type control curves, antialiased outline rendering, 10 times faster glow effect, etc.
  • A reference manual
Upgrade from v.4.x to the new version will cost 150 USD (165 EUR). Licenses purchased after 1st December will be upgraded free of cost.

Greetings of the Season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our customers!

The Realsoft Graphics Team


Soft-Artist releases the Adobe Illustrator Importer Plug-in for Realsoft 3D

The latest plug-in from Soft-Artist imports curves and their colors from Adobe Illustrator files into Realsoft 3D. The plug-in officially supports version 3.0 files but everything until version 9.0 should work. Importing can be customized with various parameters, which can be changed from the load file dialog.

You can buy the product from our Web Shop.


"PC Plus Best Value" award for Realsoft 3D

PC Plus issue 185 reviews the latest Realsoft 3D version. The magazine awards Realsoft 3D an overall score of 9/10 and a value score of 10/10. Check out the review.


Promethean FX from DAM Entertainment supports Realsoft 3D

PrometheanFX is an easy-to-use particle effects editor and compositor allowing the user to create and composite impressive special effects into pre-rendered animations.


Plug-ins from Scientific Computing Ltd

CSC-Scientific Computing Ltd. has developed plug-ins for importing PDB (Protein Data Bank) molecule files and volumetric voxel data.
There are two example images at the image gallery pages:

For details (scientific use only) contact


Cooperation with AIST

AIST MediaLab AG, a leading provider of software solutions for digital image and video editing, has licensed the 3D rendering technology of Realsoft Graphics for its 'MovieX' product line. Under this arrangement, AIST has already released a 'Movie3D' software product, which is a reduced functionality version of Realsoft 3D v.4.


IGES plug-in available for the Linux Version

Registered Realsoft 3D Linux users can download the plug-in from Software Updates/Unix pages.


Realsoft 3D 4.2/release 25.39 available for registered users

Registered users can download the new release fromSoftware Updates pages.


ElementK Journals reviews Realsoft 3D

Bryan Hoff reviews Realsoft 3D V.4.1 at ElementK Journals.

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