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日期:2008/7/25

在 trueSpace 23 年的歷史上,今天是重要的一天。Caligari 發布主要升級訊息給旗艦級的產品 trueSpace7.6,將在模型、動畫、著色、與工作流程有著重大的改善,並可直接輸出 Virtual Earth。

在此分享給各位一個好消息,trueSpace7.6 英文版將無償免費使用,全功能、無任何限制,提供使用者自由下載,並且開放所有的教學課程免費使用,這一大步將帶來高階 3D 動畫工具的進步。

感謝多年來支持 trueSpace 的使用者,希望這個消息可以讓跟我們同樣覺得很興奮,現在無償免費的 trueSpace7.6 可以讓每個 3D 使用者都能進入到這個領域。在未來 Caligari 也將繼續提供高品質的免費軟體服務。

免費下載 trueSpace7.6,請至 http://cart1.caligari.com/web/Truespacemainreg.aspx
填寫您的資料,您將可以免費下載:
•trueSpace7.6 安裝主程式,約 130 MB
•trueSpace7.6 PDF 使用手冊,將近 1500 頁,約 52 MB
•trueSpace7.6 影片,約 132 MB

同時也釋放出 V-Ray 1.53 for trueSpace7.6,讓擁有 V-Ray 的用戶免費升級。
V-Ray 1.53 for trueSpace7.6 建議售價為台幣 10,500.-m

 

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以下是 Caligari 總裁 Roman Ormandy 致所有 trueSpace 用戶的一封信

Dear trueSpace7 and V-Ray owner,

Today is an important day in the 23 year history of trueSpace. We are releasing a major upgrade to our flagship product with trueSpace7.6, bringing significant improvements in modeling, animation, rendering and workflows, plus new direct export to Virtual Earth.Most of these you might already expect if you've been following my regular Captain's Blog posts at http://forums1.caligari.com/truespace/showthread.php?t=893.

What you may not expect is that we are making trueSpace7.6 available to everyone at no charge, in a giant step forward to bring high-end 3D authoring tools to all who want them! We are also releasing a new version of V-Ray, an upgrade at no charge to all existing V-Ray owners like yourself. Finally, we are also making all our video courses available to all, also at no charge.


The new booleans in action, by Emmanuel Asset.

Users like yourself have helped shape trueSpace into what it is today, and we would like to take a moment to thank you for your support over the years (or perhaps decades!) that you have been using trueSpace. We hope you are as excited as we are about this news, that now everyone will have access to the same 3D software that you selected as being the best for your needs, and that you'll be staying with us - the future of Caligari and trueSpace has many good things in it, and making the software available at no charge is a new beginning, rather than an end!

So what do you get that's new in trueSpace7.6 Modeling has been improved with all new Point Edit tools that give you more control over your point edit selections, and which feature new tools such as Vertex Healing and Edge Sweeps. You will also like the new real-time Boolean operations on the workspace side, which feature a construction history so you can move subtracted parts of your design at any time during your work, or even change a subtraction to an intersection.

trueSpace 7.6 brings new surfacing options with it, with welcome additions to our real-time libraries such as shaders to simulate subsurface scattering, reflection, refraction, smoke, fire, water, metallic paint, glass and more. The UV Editor has been improved, to reduce or remove the need for external UV mapping tools.


Real-time renderings by Marcel Barthel.

Animation has become even easier thanks to the addition of vertex morphs, and the bones system has been improved with numerous bug and performance fixes. Real-time cloth accompanies faster and more accurate real-time physics, to let you make even more complex real-time scenes!

trueSpace's award winning direct manipulation interface with its easy-to-use 2D controls and 3D widgets has always been highly praised by users and press alike. For version 7.6 we have streamlined many workflows in extensive collaboration with our Beta testers.

We hope this release will stimulate 3rd party creation of independent products both free and commercial thanks to the availability of an SDK. The availability of trueSpace7.6 to anyone who wants it also means there will be a large market for models, scripts, widgets, shaders, tutorials and more, all of which you are well placed to take advantage of as an experienced trueSpace7 user.

We are taking the unprecedented step of making these tools available to everyone for free in order to stimulate content creation for the present and future online 3D environments, and so that any artist out there with a dream can fulfill their vision without finding themselves trapped by budget limitations. This is particularly true if their vision includes emerging 3D online worlds, where free and unrestricted communities of web artists can collaborate on 3D projects and even establish new kinds of communities the likes of which the world has never seen before, way beyond simple chats in isolated 3D rooms or 3D islands.


New real-time cloth, by Augusto Michelis.

This new release of V-Ray features bug fixes and optimizations. These include a fix to a memory leak allowing larger scenes, larger format renders and longer animations to be rendered without running out of memory; a fix to glass showing up as too dark under GI; a fix to the diffuse channel in shaders under GI; a fix to transparent shadows under GI; and a fix to unexpected slow rendering speed.

Note that this update free update to V-Ray is only available at no charge to existing V-Ray owners.

To download your copy of trueSpace7.6, visit the link below:
http://cart1.caligari.com/web/Truespacemainreg.aspx

To download your copy of the updated V-Ray, visit the repeat downloads area at the link below and check under your existing V-Ray order for vray1_53.exe (other important information about V-Ray installation is given at the end of this email):
https://cart1.caligari.com/ebuy2/enterdownloads.asp
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Also, to aid in your learning process we have made all of our video courses, previously $79 each, available at no charge, and you can download those courses here..

If you are not already active on our forums, then it might be a great time to get involved! We expect these to be growing significantly now that trueSpace7.6 is available to all, so come and join in at the link below:
(http://forums1.caligari.com/truespace/index.php).

At a time when other companies are removing their low cost products to make it even tougher to get started in 3D, it gives us great pleasure to enable all artists regardless of age or income to create 3D in whatever field they dream of. Again, thank you for supporting trueSpace! We hope you enjoy this latest and best version yet, and that you enjoy being part of a much wider community of trueSpace users!

Roman Ormandy
Founder
Caligari Corp

 

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