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Embergen Fluid Simulation Software

EMBERGEN Real-Time Fluid Simulation

Embergen, by JangaFX is a real-time fluid simulation software for creating fire and smoke effects for game and film projects.  You can create and modify fluid simulations in real-time on consumer class graphics hardware and export your results in flipbook or image sequence formats for use in games, or export in OpenVDB format, an open […]

ezEngine Hands On Review

ezEngine Free and Open Source 3D Game Engine

ezEngine is an open source 3D game engine with a complete editor written in C++ using the Qt framework.  It is hosted on GitHub and available under the MIT source license.Details of the ezEngine:ezEngine is an open source C++ game engine in active development. It is currently mainly developed on Windows, and higher level functionality […]

Crocotile Tile Based 3D Map Editor

Crocotile 3D

Crocotile3D is a unique level editor that takes the traditional 2D tiled based map creation approach, but applies it in 3D.  Crocotile3D is described as:Crocotile 3D is a tile-based 3d modeling editor. Originally released back in 2015 it is the first of its kind to use 2d tiles to construct 3d scenes. In contrast to […]

Core Open Alpha Release

Core Now In Open Alpha

Core is a new game creation platform built upon Unreal Engine that recently went into open alpha release.  Core is a game creation platform in a similar vein as Dreams, Roblox and Second Life.  It comes packed out of the box with models, audio and materials and can be coded using the Lua programming language.Core […]

Ogre 2.1 Released

Ogre 2.1 Baldur Released

The long running open source C++ framework Ogre just released Ogre 2.1 Baldur.  Performance optimizations, a new compositor and shading system and more top the list of features.Highlight features from the release announcement:Hlms (High Level Material System) to generate shaders automatically. Replaces RTSS and manual shaders PBS – Physically Based Shading New Compositor. More flexible, […]

AssetForge Hands-On Review

Asset Forge 2.0

Today we are going hands-on with Asset Forge 2.0 by Kenny.nl.  Asset Forge is an extremely easy to use 3D modeling application where you can quickly create models using building blocks.Details of Asset Forge:You’ll have access to a large library of pre-made blocks (about 600 currently), they’re each categorized in different categories. You can place […]

ZBrush 2020 Released

ZBrush 2020.1 Released

Pixologic have released version 2020.1 of their long running sculpting application ZBrush.  Along side the ZBrush release they now have a fully functioning 30 day trial available for download here.Details of the 2020.1 release:XTractor Brushes – Convert detail from your model into a new alpha or texture for reuse elsewhere. HistoryRecall Brush – Project a […]

BuildBox 3.2 Beta Released

Buildbox 3.2 Beta

Buildbox, the recently made free no-code game engine, just released Buildbox 3.2 beta.  This beta takes a huge step forward in 3D usefulness with the abity to import and use animated FBX 3D models.  This is of course a beta release, so expect bugs and do not use in a production environment.Details of the release […]

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Ursina Engine

The Ursina Engine is a recently released open source Python based 3D game engine.  The Ursina Engine is built on top of the well established Panda3D game engine (learn more here).  Key features of the Ursina Engine include: * hotreload code/textures/models while in-game * automatic import of .psd and .blend files * play in fullscreen […]

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