Service Pack 2
Realsoft Graphics has released the Service Pack 2 for Realsoft 3D version 5. The new version improves the overall performance of the software and introduces some important new features.
Service Pack 2 gives a major facelift for the user interface look of Realsoft 3D. The program now includes several alpha-blended 32 bit icon sets to suit various tastes and display resolutions. Customization is easy: any tool icon can be changed simply by replacing the respective image file in the icon folder.
SP2 for Windows platforms is available for the registered users of version 5 at the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. Linux and Irix versions will be released in the near future.
Service Pack 1 for V5 Released
The Service Pack 1 for Realsoft 3D version 5 on Windows is now available in the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. SP1 fixes most program errors, which have been reported to Realsoft after the initial release of version 5. As a free bonus to our loyal customers, some frequently asked new features has been included as well.
One of the new features of SP1 is support for new true color icons. A Windows XP compatible example icon set is available in the Software Updates area. A toolkit, which allows use of the new icons on other operating systems (i.e on those platforms, which do not support alpha channel of icons) will be released in the near future.
The improvements of the Service Pack 1 are already included into the versions for other platforms (Linux, Irix, Mac OSX). Realsoft's development efforts will now be focused on making V5 for these platforms available as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support during the year 2004. The new Realsoft 3D version 5 was just released successfully, and a new Service Pack release and the Linux Version 5 are almost ready for shipping. Also the Mac OSX version development is proceeding well. We look forward delivering you new software versions in the beginning of the next year.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
The Realsoft Team
Realsoft 3D V.5 for Windows Shipping
The Windows version of the new Realsoft 3D version 5 has been released. Some highlights of the new V5 features:
You can buy the new product version from our Web Shop and from authorized Realsoft 3D dealers.
Pricing (VAT excluded): Realsoft 3D v.5 for Windows 600 EUR/750 USD. Up to 75% educational discounts and a competitive upgrade discount available. For more information about prices, visit the web shop.
Versions for other supported platforms (Linux, SGI Irix, Mac OSX) will be released in the near future.
An updated trial version 5 is under development and will become available at this website in December 2004.
AC3D Import/Export plug-in
Marc Bayer has implemented AC3D import/export plug-in for the linux version of Realsoft3D. You can download the plug-in from the Software Updates / Linux page.
New sublicense program for educational institutes
Nonprofit educational institutes, which own a Realsoft 3D license and arrange graphics courses using Realsoft 3D, can now pass totally free sublicenses to their students.
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
First pictures of the alpha release of Revolution4D !
Deltaknowledge has been unveiled a new plugin for Realsoft 3D - Revolution4D !
The first snapshots can be seen at Revolution4D pictures.
The plugin brings CAD features in Realsoft3D. Revolution4D is for all Realsoft3D users which need to perform mechanical modeling, architectural design, nurbs design, 3D CAD, etc. http://www.deltaknowledge.com
Realsoft Graphics announces new educational prices
The educational license of Realsoft 3D V4.5 for Windows now costs only 150 EUR. The educational price of the Linux version is 100 EUR.
With the new lower prices, Realsoft 3D is even more affordable!
Got an earlier version of Realsoft 3D? Check out our new upgrade pricing. The price of the educational Windows upgrade has been reduced to 100 EUR and Linux to 75 EUR.
And don´t miss this: Customers who have purchased a new license or upgrade this year get Realsoft V5 free of cost when it ships.
New Educational Class Licenses
Realsoft Graphics is pleased to announce two new products for educational licensing:
New Realsoft 3D dealer
Realsoft Graphics welcomes a new authorised dealer, Jean-Michel Desloges located in Seiches Sur Le Loir, France.
Expose 2 success
Tim Borgmann's Microscope and Abstract Art images, created in Realsoft 3D, have been chosen into the respected Exposè 2 book. An image of the abstract series received the Abstract and Design 3D Master Award. Congratulations, Tim!
An update for Realsoft 3D IRIX V4.5 released
The new release supports posix threads and symmetric multi processing. The new revision should render approx. 10% quicker than the old one. Michael Schmeling's plugins included. Registered users can download the new release from Software Updates / IRIX page.
V5 upgrade offer
The release date of version 5 is getting closer. If you purchase a Realsoft 3D v.4.5 license or upgrade now, you will get version 5 free of cost!
HDRI image import plugin released
Henrik Nyqvist has written a plugin which reads HDRI images into Realsoft 3D. He kindly made the plugin available to the user community free of charge. Available for Windows, Linux and IRIX.
Quake3 plug-in released
There is a new plug-in for exporting SDS models to Quake3 arena md3 format. Currently the plug-in is available only for the linux version. Registered linux users can download the plug-in from Software Updates / Linux area.
Greetings of the Season
Warm thanks to our customers and partners for your support. We wish to send special thanks to those prominent users who have contributed in making Realsoft 3D community famous for its friendliness and helpfulness, by developing great plugins, running user forums, writing publications and tutorials, and helping other users in the mailing list.
The new software version 5 will be ready early next year. We look forward continuing the co-operation with you during the year 2004!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The Realsoft Graphics Team
RealMoca - a motion capture plug-in for Realsoft 3D released
DynaDream has released a motion capture plug-in for Realsoft 3D. The plug-in is called RealMoca and it is available for for Windows and Linux platforms.
New plug-in from Dynadream
Carlo Lanzotti from Dynadream has written a new plug-in named SDSpecular for Realsoft 3D. The plug-in is available for Windows and Linux platforms.
Realsoft 3D images included with Exposé 1 book
Tim Borgmann's terrific electron microscope images are included with the book "Exposé 1", which is a collection of finest digital art put together by the highly respected staff of CGtalk. Some of the images were recently presented on the frontpage of CGtalk.
Realsoft 3D Special Edition for Computer Arts
The August issue of Computer Arts reviews Realsoft 3D modeling features and includes a Realsoft 3D Special Edition in their cover CD.
According to their reviewer, "Realsoft 3D is one hell of a package".