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2008-11-11

Realsoft 3D Version 6 for Mac OS X

Realsoft 3D v.6 for Mac OS X on Intel and PowerPC architectures is now available. The required OS version is Panther or newer.

Realsoft 3D for Mac OS X costs 300 Euros at the web shop of realsoft com. Owners of a Mac version license can download their free uppgrade from the Software Updates area of realsoft.com.

2008-07-01

Realsoft 3D v6 for Linux Released

Realsoft 3D v.6 SP1 for Linux is now available. It runs on most modern Linux distributions, such as RedHat, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware, Mandrake and SUSE. Currently RedHat 9 (glibc-2.3) is the oldest supported distro.

Both RPM and Debian packages are supported, as well as a .sh shell script based setup package, which should work on any Linux system.

Native versions for Intel's x86 and Athlon's x86_64 architectures are available.

Realsoft 3D v6 for Linux costs 200 Euros. An upgrade from an older Realsoft 3D version costs 100 Euros. The upgrade includes the new native 64 bit version.

2008-07-01

Chrono for Linux Released

Chrono, the advanced multibody simulation plugin for Realsoft 3D, is now available for the Linux platforms. Chrono can be used for multibody analysis, complex collision simulations, real-time animation of vehicles and other simulation tasks of complex mechanisms. For more information, check out the DeltaKnowledge Gallery and Chrono feature list.

The plugin is available at the web shop of this website. A Chrono::Studio license cost 150 Euros.

Chrono for Linux requires Realsoft 3D v.6. Both 32 bit and native 64 bit platforms are supported.

2008-06-11

A new Chrono Version Released

A new version of Chrono, the advanced multibody simulation plugin for Realsoft 3D, is now available. Chrono can be used for multibody analysis, complex collision simulations, real-time animation of vehicles and other simulation tasks of complex mechanisms. For more information, check out the DeltaKnowledge Gallery and Chrono feature list.

The plugin is available at the web shop of this website. A Chrono::Studio license cost 150 Euros.

Owners of the orginal 32 bit Chrono can download a free upgrade from the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. An upgrade to the 64 bit Chrono costs 50 Eur + VAT (32 bit site license included).

2008-05-15

SP1 for Version 6 Released

The Service Pack 1 for Realsoft 3D version 6 for Windows platforms is now available in the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. The new version fixes a large number of errors reported after the initial release of version 6, and improves the overall performance of the software.

2007-12-18

Realsoft 3D Version 6 for Windows Platforms Released

The Windows version of the new Realsoft 3D version 6 is now available. Some highlights of the new features:

  • Support for 64 bit platforms and unlimited memory space
  • A game-like navigation system, which supports collision detection, activation of animated objects and easy recording of walk-throughs
  • The context sensitive toolbar now displays frequently needed property controls for selected objects
  • Memory efficient render-time instancing
  • Advanced file instancing supports accurate real time preview
  • Procedural metaball rendering can handle millions of meta items with perfect quality
  • Up to 2 times higher rendering speed
  • Soft selection tools
  • Automated building construction
  • Parametric modeling tools
  • Interactive measuring objects
  • Fractal plant system
  • A new freely distributable viewer application

You can buy the new product version from the web shop at realsoft.com. Upgrade from older versions of Realsoft 3D costs 150 euros.

Versions for other platforms (Linux, SGI Irix, Mac OSX) will be released in the near future.

An updated trial version 6 will become available at this website in January 2008.

2007-12-17

Proceedings on SGI Irix platform

Realsoft 3D for SGI Irix has been updated to Version 5 Service Pack 4 level. Irix users can download the free upgrade from the Software Updates area of this website.

Version 6 upgrade is also under development.

2007-12-16

Realsoft 3D V5 Service Pack 4 for Irix

Realsoft 3D V5 Service Pack 4 released for SGI Irix platform. Registered users can download the program in the Software Updates page.

2007-05-04

Delta Knowledge Releases Advanced Plugins for Realsoft 3D V5

Delta Knowledge has released two plugin products for Realsoft 3D v5.

Chrono::R3D is a multibody simulation software. It can be used for multibody analysis, complex collision simulations, real-time animation of vehicles and other simulation tasks of complex mechanisms.

The plugin is available in two versions. The entry level Chrono::R3D Studio plugin costs 150 Euros, and the more extensive Chrono::R3D Extreme edition costs 320 Euros. Both plugins have the same simulation features, but the extreme edition has the ability to save save plots and graphs of recorded variables.

Delta Knowledge has given the following generous introduction offer: Customers, who purchase the Chrono::R3D plugin before the 6th of June 2007, will get the Extreme edition at the cost of the Studio edition! You can purchase the plugin from the web shop of www.realsoft.com.

Chrono simulation system is also available as a standalone middleware product. Software developers can easily take advantage of the advanced algorithms contained in the CHRONO::ENGINE library. For more information, please visit deltaknowledge.com.

The second released plugin is Revolution4D. This plugin expands the modeling features of the Realsoft3D software by integrating the functionality of the OpenCASCADE geometric kernel. For example, Revolution4D can load complex 3D models generated by high-end CAD modelers in STEP or IGES formats. Revolution4D is available free of cost in the Software Updates area of realsoft.com.

Chrono and Revolution4D are first released for the Windows platforms. They require the latest Realsoft 3D v5 SP4.

2007-05-01

Realsoft 3D V5.1 Service Pack 4

Service Pack 4 is now available for the registered users at the Software Updates area of realsoft.com. This new version introduces a few new features needed by Chrono, Revolution4D and DynAtomic plugins.

2006-12-18

Realsoft 3D for Mac OSX released

Realsoft 3D v.5 SP3 for Mac OSX is now available at the web shop of realsoft.com. The new product is first sold as a commercial beta, and the price has been discounted respectively. The price (300 Euros + VAT) includes free upgrades to the final version.

A site license for users who already own a Realsoft 3D license costs 100 Euros.

Versions for PowerPC and Intel hardware platforms are available. The required OS version is Panther or newer.

Some example screenshots:

Image 1 : The user interface. The View window shows a preview of the scene in shaded OpenGL mode.
Image 2 : The same scene ray traced.
Image 3 : Another photorealistic scene by Tim Borgmann.
Image 4 : A glass scene under construction.
Image 5 : The Object property window.

2006-01-29

New cover CD and tutorial in 3D World and Linux Format

3D World and Linux Format publish an extensive tutorial for Realsoft 3D in their first issues this year. In the tutorial, Tim Borgmann explains some techniques behind his awarded abstract images, which can be seen at www.bt-3d.de . The magazines also include Realsoft 3D v.4.5 Personal License in their cover disks and a great upgrade offer to the latest product version 5.

2005-12-23

Season's Greetings

Warm thanks to our customers and partners for your support.

During this year 2005, two free service packs were released. They included some important new features, such as the new user interface look with customizeable 32-bit icons. However, most development efforts were already targeted to the next version 6, which will become available during the second half of 2006. Many thanks for the useful feedback, which you have sent to us via email and the user forums.

We look forward continuing the co-operation with you during the year 2006.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2005-10-02

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.

Another major improvement is seamless compatibility with SynthEyes motion tracker. The tracking data is imported as a JavaScript program, which automatically sets up the camera with an animated backdrop sequence and other necessary scene details. The user only has to hit the play button to check out the results of the tracking.

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.

2005-02-03

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.

2004-12-22

Seasons Greetings

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

2004-11-15

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:

  • The most accurate hair rendering solution on the market: hairs interact with global illumination, fur details can be examined with a magnifying glass and characters can safely dive under water
  • Automatic, hierarchical, dynamically expandable render network management. Users can, at any time, hook in and out rendering servers and all CPU power becomes automatically used. With the new network rendering tools, user groups can share the management and resources of very large rendering farms easily.
  • Radically improved UV editing toolkit featuring a new, object hierarchy based UV object, which lets you split model geometry into an arbitrary number of overlapping or separate surface areas. UV objects layer locally and efficiently an unlimited amount of textures, shaders and vertex channels.
  • Improved animation interface based on the construction stack approach. The playback window is now loaded with useful functionality for basic animation editing. The choreography editor has also taken a major leap forward, now providing an efficient interface for more advanced animation control.
  • A post shading system. The user can change reflection intensity and color, specular highlights, shadow smoothness and other shading components without going through the time consuming ray tracing phase. The post shading system is open and new object/light source/shader specific controls can be hooked in.
  • Hundreds of speed optimizations and productivity increasing features, such as gradual shader refinement to OpenGL textures as a background thread, undo for all data libraries, general project cleanup (purge) tools, a new painting based edit handle selection, a hole filling tool for easy fixing of imported polygon models, etc.

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.

2004-10-01

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.

2004-08-30

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.

Features

  • Students can install the software during the course to their own computers.
  • After the course, they can continue using the free license for their own commercial or other productions legally.
  • The students have an option to upgrade the free sub license to their own personal license.

For further information contact: sales@realsoft.com

2004-07-13

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


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